Department of Homeland Security September 26, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Six-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status Benefits for Orderly Transition Before Termination of Liberia's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-23250
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 21, 2016. After reviewing relevant country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government (Government) agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has determined that conditions in Liberia no longer support its designation for TPS and is therefore extending TPS benefits for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the TPS designation of Liberia terminates. This termination will be effective May 21, 2017, 6 months following the end of the current designation. To provide for an orderly transition, nationals of Liberia (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who have been granted TPS under the Liberia designation will automatically retain their TPS and have their current TPS-based Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) extended through May 20, 2017. However, an individual's TPS may still be withdrawn because of ineligibility for TPS. On May 21, 2017, nationals of Liberia (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who have been granted TPS under the Liberia designation will no longer have TPS.
Six-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status Benefits for Orderly Transition Before Termination of Sierra Leone's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-23249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The designation of Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 21, 2016. After reviewing relevant country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government (Government) agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has determined that conditions in Sierra Leone no longer support its designation for TPS and is therefore extending TPS benefits for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the TPS designation of Sierra Leone terminates. This termination will be effective May 21, 2017, 6 months following the end of the current designation. To provide for an orderly transition, nationals of Sierra Leone (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sierra Leone) who have been granted TPS under the Sierra Leone designation will automatically retain their TPS and have their current TPS-based Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) extended through May 20, 2017. However, an individual's TPS may still be withdrawn because of ineligibility for TPS. On May 21, 2017, nationals of Sierra Leone (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sierra Leone) who have been granted TPS under the Sierra Leone designation will no longer have TPS.
Six-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status Benefits for Orderly Transition Before Termination of Guinea's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-23244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The designation of Guinea for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 21, 2016. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government (Government) agencies, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (Secretary) has determined that conditions in Guinea no longer support its designation for TPS and is therefore extending TPS benefits for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the TPS designation of Guinea terminates. This termination will be effective May 21, 2017, 6 months following the end of the current designation. To provide for an orderly transition, nationals of Guinea (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Guinea) who have been granted TPS under the Guinea designation will automatically retain their TPS and have their current tps-based Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) extended through May 20, 2017. However, an individual's TPS may still be withdrawn because of ineligibility for TPS. On May 21, 2017, nationals of Guinea (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Guinea) who have been granted TPS under the Guinea designation will no longer have TPS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-23211
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
Document Number: 2016-23191
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC)
Document Number: 2016-23163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) will meet on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, in Miami, FL. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Arkansas River, Little Rock, AR
Document Number: 2016-23122
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Arkansas River beginning at mile marker 118.6 and ending at mile marker 119.6. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with the demolition of the Broadway Bridge. This rulemaking would impose a speed restriction and prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area during certain operations unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Memphis or a designated representative.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23110
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet on October 20, 21 and 22, 2016, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rancocas Creek, Burlington, NJ
Document Number: 2016-23090
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Riverside-Delanco/S.R. 543 Bridge across the Rancocas Creek, mile 1.3, at Burlington, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs to the bridge fender system. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, Form I-526; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-23064
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2016, at 81 FR 44890, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23015
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) will meet Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington Ballroom, Salon IV, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. This meeting will be open to the public.