Department of Homeland Security January 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Cargo Manifest/Declaration, Stow Plan, Container Status Messages and Importer Security Filing
Document Number: 2021-00259
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Drawback Process Regulations
Document Number: 2021-00257
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry Summary
Document Number: 2021-00254
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, near Discovery Bay, CA
Document Number: 2020-28041
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Woodward Island Bridge across Middle River, mile 11.8, near Discovery Bay, CA. The proposed operating schedule change will require the removable span to open for vessels engaged in emergency levee repairs.
Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions
Document Number: 2021-00183
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) is amending its regulations governing the process by which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B registrations for the filing of H-1B cap-subject petitions (or H-1B petitions for any year in which the registration requirement is suspended), by generally first selecting registrations based on the highest Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) prevailing wage level that the proffered wage equals or exceeds for the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code and area(s) of intended employment.
Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS)
Document Number: 2020-29287
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule adopts, with minor technical edits, an interim final rule with request for comments published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2020, establishing standards and procedures by which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may require certain contracts or orders that promote the national defense be given priority over other contracts or orders and setting new standards and procedures by which FEMA may allocate materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense under emergency and non-emergency conditions pursuant to section 101 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. These regulations are part of FEMA's response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA); Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC); Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
Document Number: 2021-00027
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection described below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. While this information collection continues to include the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre- Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs, it introduces the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, and addresses the process for using a BRIC fiscal year (FY) 20 National Competition Panel Review Expression of Interest Form to solicit panel members to review competitive BRIC grant applications. After reviewing all the comments submitted, FEMA has decided to use the BRIC FY20 National Competition Panel Review Expression of Interest Form to solicit interest from potential panelists.
Delayed Deployment Date for Modification of Test Program Regarding Electronic Foreign Trade Zone Admission Applications for Expanded Zone Identification Numbers
Document Number: 2021-00006
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that the deployment date for the expanded zone identification number modifications to the electronic Foreign Trade Zone admission applications test is delayed until April 25, 2021. On September 25, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection published a notice in the Federal Register announcing modifications to the electronic FTZ admission applications test including, inter alia, the expansion of the zone identification number from seven to nine digits. These zone identification number changes were to have been implemented on January 25, 2021, and this notice announces that the deployment date in the Automated Commercial Environment is delayed until April 25, 2021.
Virgin Islands; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29297
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands (FEMA-4513-DR), dated Aril 2, 2020, and related determinations.
Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4493-DR), dated March 27, 2020, and related determinations.
New Jersey; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29295
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-4488-DR), dated March 25, 2020, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29294
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4480-DR), dated March 20, 2020, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29293
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4472-DR), dated December 19, 2019, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29292
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Illinois (FEMA-4461-DR), dated September 19, 2019, and related determinations.
Ohio; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29291
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-4447-DR), dated June 18, 2019, and related determinations.
Ohio; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29290
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-4424-DR), dated April 8, 2019, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29289
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-3551-EM), dated November 11, 2020, and related determinations.
Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-29288
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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-3551-EM), dated November 11, 2020, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-29282
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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 Oklahoma (FEMA-4575-DR), dated December 21, 2020, and related determinations.
Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-29281
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
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 Texas (FEMA-4572-DR), dated December 9, 2020, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29280
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4570-DR), dated October 16, 2020, and related determinations.
North Dakota; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-29279
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Dakota (FEMA-4553-DR), dated July 9, 2020, and related determinations.
Removal of Certain Explosive Chemicals From the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
Document Number: 2020-27768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is considering removing all 49 Division 1.1 explosive chemicals of interest from Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations. Currently, both CISA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulate facilities possessing these chemicals for security concerns. Removing these chemicals of interest from coverage under CFATS would reduce regulatory requirements for facilities currently covered by both CFATS and ATF's regulatory frameworks and relieve compliance burdens for a small number of affected facilities.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-29128
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Imperial County, California.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Rated Orders, Adjustments, Exceptions, or Appeals Under the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS)
Document Number: 2020-29029
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
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 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 information necessary to support the President's priorities and allocations authority under the DPA implemented by the Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System (EMPAS) regulation, which was added by FEMA's May 13, 2020, Emergency Management Priorities and Allocations System Interim Final Rule.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary of Labor
Document Number: 2020-28952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor (DOL) are jointly issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to seek public comments on a proposal to extend DOL's recently established system of discretionary Secretary of Labor review to H-2B temporary labor certification cases (H-2B cases) pending before or decided by the Department of Labor's Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical, conforming changes to regulations governing the timing and finality of those decisions and of decisions from the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board in H-2B cases.
Discretionary Review by the Secretary of Labor
Document Number: 2020-28951
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor (DOL) are jointly issuing this direct final rule to extend DOL's recently established system of discretionary Secretary of Labor review to H-2B temporary labor certification cases (H-2B cases) pending before or decided by the Department of Labor's Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals and to make technical, conforming changes to regulations governing the timing and finality of those decisions and of decisions from the Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board in H-2B cases.
Safety Zone; Super Bowl LV; Hillsborough Bay and River, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2020-26070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on certain waters of Garrison Channel, Seddon Channel Turning Basin, and the Hillsborough River, in the vicinity of downtown Tampa, Florida during the Super Bowl LV celebrations from January 29, 2021, through February 7, 2021. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public and Super Bowl event personnel from the hazards associated with potential vessel traffic within the area of the safety zone. All persons and vessels would be required to transit through the safety zone at a steady speed and may not slow down, stop or anchor except in the case of unforeseen mechanical failure or other emergency unless given prior authorization from the Captain of the Port. Any person or vessel forced to slow or stop in the established zone must immediately notify the Captain of the Port Tampa via VHF channel 16. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.