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

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newtown Creek, Brooklyn and Queens, NY
Document Number: 2016-26235
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Pulaski Bridge across the Newtown Creek, mile 0.6, between Brooklyn and Queens, New York. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform span locks adjustment at the bridge.
Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
Document Number: 2016-26180
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will meet in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
Document Number: 2016-26150
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three drawbridges crossing the Upper Mississippi River in Iowa: The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, mile 579.9, Dubuque, IA; the Sabula Railroad Drawbridge, mile 535.0, Sabula, IA; and the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, mile 518.0, Clinton, IA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owners time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridges and allows for a seasonal deviation issued for these bridges each year. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter, when there is less impact on navigation due to less traffic. This deviation allows the bridges to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.
New Mailing Address for the National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2016-26075
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that the mail room servicing the Director, National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, in the Office of Trade, has relocated within New York, and a new location has been established to receive non-electronic correspondence. E-rulings procedures will remain the same and are not affected by the change in office location.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-26015
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-27
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 Run Because You Can 5K event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
North Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25598
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4285-DR), dated October 10, 2016, and related determinations.
Extension of the Designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-25907
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months, effective December 25, 2016, through June 24, 2018. This extension allows eligible Nepalese nationals (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) to retain TPS through June 24, 2018, so long as they otherwise continue to meet the eligibility requirements for TPS. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because conditions in Nepal supporting its designation for TPS continue to be met. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Nepal (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of Nepal and whose applications have been granted. Certain nationals of Nepal (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nepal) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions, if they meet: (1) At least one of the late initial filing criteria; and, (2) all TPS eligibility criteria (including continuous residence in the United States since June 24, 2015, and continuous physical presence in the United States since June 24, 2015). For individuals who have already been granted TPS under Nepal's designation, the 60-day re-registration period runs from October 26, 2016 through December 27, 2016. USCIS will issue new EADs with a June 24, 2018 expiration date to eligible Nepal TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on December 24, 2016. Accordingly, through this Notice, DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Nepal for 6 months, through June 24, 2017, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) and E-Verify processes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Application and Reporting
Document Number: 2016-25896
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application and reporting requirements.
Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Nonimmigrant Worker Programs
Document Number: 2016-25872
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant status on behalf of nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has designated by notice published in the Federal Register. That notice must be renewed each year. This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is identifying 85 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A program and 84 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2B program for the coming year.
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
Document Number: 2016-25801
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2229), the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is publishing this notice describing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program application process, deadlines, and award selection criteria. This notice explains the differences, if any, between these guidelines and those recommended by representatives of the national fire service leadership during the annual meeting of the Criteria Development Panel, which was held November 9-10, 2015. The application period for the FY 2016 AFG Program will be held October 11, 2016 through November 18, 2016, and will be announced on the AFG Web site www.fema.gov/ firegrants, as well as www.grants.gov.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Environmental and Historic Preservation Screening Form
Document Number: 2016-25800
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-26
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 information collection activities required to administer the Environmental and Historic Preservation Environmental Screening Form.
Special Local Regulation; Back River, Poquoson, VA
Document Number: 2016-25679
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation to keep vessels from entering the Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races route near the vicinity of Messick Point, in Back River, Poquoson, VA on October 23, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during this event. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA infoBoards
Document Number: 2016-25669
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on March 17, 2016, 81 FR 14471. The collection involves the TSA infoBoards, an information-sharing environment designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation security community that is used to disseminate mission-critical information. It provides stakeholders with an online portal that allows authorized users to obtain, post, and exchange information, access common resources, and communicate with similarly situated individuals. Utilizing and inputting information into TSA infoBoards is completely voluntary.
Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program
Document Number: 2016-25667
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0047, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of identifying and other information by individuals applying for a TWIC[supreg] and a customer satisfaction survey.
Special Local Regulations; Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks, Savannah River
Document Number: 2016-25600
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks Special Local Regulation from 5 p.m. through 10 p.m. on November 26, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with previously issued special local regulations, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative.
South Carolina; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25597
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4286-DR), dated October 11, 2016, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status, Form I-407; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-25596
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Georgia; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25591
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Georgia (FEMA-3379-EM), dated October 6, 2016, and related determinations.
Florida; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25590
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Florida (FEMA-4283-DR), dated October 8, 2016, and related determinations.
Georgia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Georgia (FEMA-4284-DR), dated October 8, 2016, and related determinations.
South Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25584
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-3378-EM), dated October 6, 2016, and related determinations.
North Carolina; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-25581
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4285-DR), dated October 10, 2016, and related determinations.
Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25580
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Florida (FEMA-3377-EM), dated October 6, 2016, and related determinations.
North Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25564
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-3380-EM), dated October 7, 2016, and related determinations.
North Carolina; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-25561
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4285-DR), dated October 10, 2016, and related determinations.
Iowa; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25559
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Iowa (FEMA-4281-DR), dated September 29, 2016, and related determinations.
Hawaii; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-25557
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Hawaii (FEMA-4282-DR), dated October 6, 2016, and related determinations.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule
Document Number: 2016-25328
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adjusting the fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The fee schedule was last adjusted on November 23, 2010. USCIS conducted a comprehensive fee review for the fiscal year (FY) 2016/2017 biennial period and determined that current fees do not recover the full cost of services provided. DHS has determined that adjusting the fee schedule is necessary to fully recover costs and maintain adequate service. DHS published a proposed fee schedule on May 4, 2016. Under this final rule, DHS will increase fees by a weighted average of 21 percent; establish a new fee of $3,035 covering USCIS costs related to processing the Employment Based Immigrant Visa, Fifth Preference (EB-5) Annual Certification of Regional Center, Form I-924A; establish a three-level fee for the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400; and remove regulatory provisions that prevent USCIS from rejecting an immigration or naturalization benefit request paid with a dishonored check or lacking the required biometric services fee until the remitter has been provided an opportunity to correct the deficient payment.
Safety Zone; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2016-25511
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during a fireworks display on November 13, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Investigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
Document Number: 2016-25489
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations setting forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders in accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2016, with comments due on or before October 21, 2016. To have as much public participation as possible in the formulation of the final rule, CBP is extending the comment period to December 20, 2016.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-25479
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
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 Golden Arches Run event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-25477
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet on November 8, 2016 in New Orleans, LA to discuss committee matters relating to the safe transit of vessels and cargoes to and from the ports of the Lower Mississippi River. The meeting will be open to the public.
Requirements for Vessels With Registry Endorsements or Foreign-Flagged Vessels That Perform Certain Aquaculture Support Operations
Document Number: 2016-25364
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an information collection request associated with the Requirements for Vessels with Registry Endorsements or Foreign-Flagged Vessels that Perform Certain Aquaculture Support Operations final rule we published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2016. In that rule, we stated the final rule will impose a new information collection requirement and that we would submit this new information collection requirement to OMB for its review. OMB approved this new collection of information on September 28, 2016, and assigned it OMB Control Number 1625-0126.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2016-25435
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Berkley (U.S. 460/S.R. 337) Bridge across the Elizabeth River, mile 0.4, at Norfolk, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate testing of the emergency drive motors. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 2016-25434
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S213 (MD 213) Bridge across the Chester River, mile 26.8, at Chestertown, MD. This modified deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Pago Pago Harbor, America Samoa
Document Number: 2016-25365
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone during the 2016 Fautasi Ocean Challenge canoe race in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa, on November 11 and 25, 2016. This action is necessary to safeguard the participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in Pago Pago Harbor during the event. This regulation will functionally close the port to vessel traffic during the race, but will not require the evacuation of any vessels from the harbor. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the harbor would be prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the race patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or a designated representative. Vessels who are already moored or anchored in the harbor seeking permission to remain there shall request permission from COTP unless deemed a spectator vessel that is moored to a waterfront facility within the safety zone.
Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) Requirements: Identification of the People's Republic of China (PRC) as an EVUS Country and Designation of Maximum Validity B-1, B-2, and B-1/B-2 Visas as Designated Visa Categories
Document Number: 2016-25326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In this Federal Register, DHS is publishing a final rule titled ``Establishment of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)'' (hereafter ``EVUS Final Rule''), amending 8 CFR part 215, subpart B, to establish the Electronic Visa Update System and to specify certain requirements. According to the rule, nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category will be required to provide biographic and other information to DHS by enrolling in EVUS to maintain the validity of those visas. The EVUS final rule specifies that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, may identify countries and designate nonimmigrant visa categories for purposes of the EVUS requirements and that notice of identified countries and designated nonimmigrant visa categories will be published in the Federal Register. Through this notice, the Secretary of Homeland Security, after consultation with the Secretary of State, identifies the People's Republic of China (PRC) as an EVUS country and designates B-1, B-2, and B-1/B-2 visas issued without restriction for the maximum validity period, which is generally 10 years,\1\ as designated visa categories when the visas are contained in a passport issued by the PRC.
Establishment of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)
Document Number: 2016-25321
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security's regulations to establish the Electronic Visa Update System (``EVUS''). This system will allow for the collection of biographic and other information from nonimmigrant aliens who hold a passport issued by an identified country containing a U.S. nonimmigrant visa of a designated category. Nonimmigrant aliens subject to these regulations must periodically enroll in EVUS and obtain a notification of compliance with EVUS prior to travel to the United States. Individuals subject to the EVUS regulations must comply with EVUS in order to maintain the validity of their visas falling within a designated category. The Department of State is publishing a parallel rule to amend its visa regulations to reflect the new EVUS requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security, United States Customs and Border Protection DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records, System of Records
Document Number: 2016-25209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records (BPER) System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security, United States Customs and Border Protection DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records, System of Records
Document Number: 2016-25206
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to establish a new Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records (BPER) System of Records.'' This system of records contains information DHS/CBP collects and maintains to secure the U.S. border between the Ports of Entry (POE), furthering its enforcement and immigration mission. DHS previously maintained these records under the DHS/ICE-011 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Operational Records (ENFORCE) (April 30, 2015, 80 FR 24269) and the DHS/USVISIT-004 DHS Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) (June 5, 2007, 72 FR 31080) System of Records Notices (SORNs), as part of a DHS-wide initiative in 2008 to restructure the former INS-012 Deportable Alien Control System (DACS) SORN. DHS/CBP is issuing this new system of records to claim ownership of records created as a result of CBP interactions between the POE. CBP inputs non-intelligence information it collects as a result of these interactions into its E3 Portal. CBP also collects and maintains information related to camera and sensor alerts in its Intelligent Computer Assisted Detection (ICAD) database. This system of records applies to the categories of information input and maintained in these systems. This information includes biographic, biometric, geolocation imagery and coordinates, and other enforcement and detention data associated with encounters, investigations, border violence, seized property in relation to an apprehension, inspections, prosecutions, and custody operations of DHS/CBP between the ports of entry for law enforcement, immigration, or border security purposes. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, elsewhere in the Federal Register. This newly established system of records will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC and Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2016-25183
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the S.R. 74 (Wrightsville Beach) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2016 PPD IRONMAN North Carolina ``Beach2Battleship'' Triathlon. This deviation allows these bridges to remain in their closed-to-navigation position.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-25119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet in Tampa, Florida to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. These meetings will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Registration for Classification as a Refugee, Form I-590; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-25107
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-18
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 19, 2016, at 81 FR 46952, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received one comment in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse, Form I-765V; New Collection
Document Number: 2016-25101
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-18
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 May 27, 2016, at 81 FR 33689, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive five comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2016-25048
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).