Department of Homeland Security October 19, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-25323
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) will meet on November 3-4, 2016 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be an open session with both in-person and webinar participation.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review
Document Number: 2016-25254
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes new base pilotage rates and surcharges using the methodology instituted in 2016. The changes would take effect 30 days after publication of a final rule. Rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes were last revised in March 2016 and, by law, must be reviewed annually.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security United States Immigration Customs and Enforcement-011 Criminal Arrest Records and Immigration Enforcement Records System of Records
Document Number: 2016-25197
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update, rename, and reissue a current DHS system of records titled, ``DHS//U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-011 Immigration and Enforcement Operational Records (ENFORCE)'' system of records. DHS/ICE collects, uses, and maintains ENFORCE to support the identification, apprehension, and removal of individuals unlawfully entering or present in the United States in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, including fugitive aliens. DHS/ICE also uses ENFORCE to support the identification and arrest of individuals (both citizens and non- citizens) who commit violations of federal criminal laws enforced by DHS. This system of records is being created from a previously issued system of records, DHS/ICE 011-Immigration and Enforcement Operational Records (ENFORCE). See 80 FR 24,269 (Apr. 30, 2015). DHS/ICE is updating this system of records to: Change the system of records name to ``DHS/ICE-011 Criminal Arrest Records and Immigration Enforcement Records (CARIER)'' System of Records; update and reorganize the categories of individuals for clarity; expand the categories of records to include recordings of detainee telephone calls and information about these calls, as well as information related to detainees' accounts for telephone or commissary services in a detention facility; update the system manager; clarify system location; and add twenty-five routine uses and modify twenty routine uses to describe how the Department of Homeland Security may share information from this system. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services-017 Refugee Case Processing and Security Screening Information System of Records
Document Number: 2016-25195
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to establish a new Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``DHS/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)-017 Refugee Case Processing and Security Screening Information'' system of records. DHS/ USCIS collects, uses, and maintains records on individuals seeking refugee status. This newly established system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services-007 Benefit Information System, System of Records
Document Number: 2016-25192
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update and reissue a current DHS system of records titled, ``DHS/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)-007 Benefit Information System'' system of records. DHS/USCIS collects, uses, and maintains the Benefit Information System records to administer immigrant or nonimmigrant benefit requests, ``hereinafter collectively referred to as ``benefit requests'' '' to process and adjudicate all benefit requests submitted for naturalization, lawful permanent residence, asylum, refugee status, and other immigrant and nonimmigrant benefits in accordance with U.S. immigration law. DHS/USCIS also uses the Benefit Information System to support national security by preventing individuals from fraudulently obtaining immigration benefits and by denying benefit requests submitted by individuals who pose national security or public safety threats. This system of records notice was previously published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2008, (73 FR 56596). DHS/USCIS is updating this system of records to: (1) Update the system location to include international offices and replicated copies on unclassified and classified networks; (2) update the category of individuals to include interpreters, preparers, physicians, and sponsors; (3) expand the categories of records to clarify the data elements that USCIS collects from benefit requestors, beneficiaries, and family members', benefit sponsors; representatives; preparers and interpreters; and physicians; (4) separate routine use (N) into two separate routine uses (i.e., (N), (O)) to provide clarity on information sharing with federal, state, tribal, or local government agencies and foreign government agencies for the repayment of loans; (5) update routine uses (W), (X), (Y), and (Z) to permit the sharing of information pursuant to a Computer Matching Agreement or other agreement, with the Department of Labor, with the public during the course of naturalization ceremonies, and with the Department of Treasury, respectively; (6) update retention schedules for each record type; (7) expand data elements used to retrieve records from the elements listed or a combination thereof; (8) update sources of records to include interpreters, preparers, and physicians; and (9) expand the system classification to provide notice that Benefit Information System records may be stored on both DHS unclassified and classified networks to allow for analysis and vetting consistent with existing DHS/USCIS authorities and purposes and this published notice. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.