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

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman Intake Form
Document Number: 2021-17002
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Security Zone; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2021-16738
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three 500-yard radius temporary security zones around Motor Vessel (M/V) ARC ENDURANCE, M/V LIBERTY PEACE, and M/V OCEAN FREEDOM. These zones are needed to protect the vessels, which will be carrying military cargo onboard, while they are transiting the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Corpus Christi, TX. Entry of vessels or persons into the zones are prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Delaware Bay, Lower Township, NJ
Document Number: 2021-16813
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Delaware Bay. This action is necessary to provide safety of life on these navigable waters near Lower Township, NJ, during a swimming competition on August 29, 2021. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-16808
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the 11th Annual Atlantic City Triathlon on August 7, 2021, from 6 a.m. through 9 a.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Atlantic City, NJ. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Safety Zone; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth-Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks
Document Number: 2021-16617
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks in Houghton, MI from 9:15 p.m. through 9:45 p.m. on September 4, 2021. This action is necessary to protect participants and spectators during the Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or their designated on-scene representative.
Security Zones; Sabine Pass Channel, Cameron, LA
Document Number: 2021-16615
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone within a new mooring basin at the Sabine Pass LNG facility in Cameron, LA. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from entering the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur or a designated representative. Additionally, the Coast Guard is improving the language describing the area and correcting a geographical error.
Consolidation of Redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-16760
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the deadline for the submission of public comments in response to its June 9, 2021 request for comments regarding the consolidation of redundant Coast Guard boat stations.
Non-Preferential Origin Determinations for Merchandise Imported From Canada or Mexico for Implementation of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA)
Document Number: 2021-16753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document provides additional time for interested parties to submit comments on the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2021, to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding non-preferential origin determinations for merchandise imported from Canada or Mexico. Based on a request from the public to provide additional time to prepare comments on the proposed rule, CBP is extending the comment period to September 7, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Electronic Funds Transfer Waiver Request
Document Number: 2021-16750
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance.
Meetings To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act; Correction
Document Number: 2021-16708
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a document in the Federal Register of July 2, 2021, concerning an announcement of meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic. The document incorrectly listed certain meeting dates.
Safety Zone; Flagship League Mariners Ball Fireworks; Presque Isle Bay; Erie, PA
Document Number: 2021-16707
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters in Presque Isle bay in Erie, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project, Hampton/Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2021-16198
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish safety zones for certain waters of the Hampton Flats, Willoughby Bay, a defined area between Phoebus Channel and the North Trestle Bridge, and 3 zones around the North Trestle Bridge including the North Island, the South Trestle Bridge including the South Island, and the north and south side of the Willoughby Bay Bridge. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in support of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project that will take place from 2021 through 2025. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Virginia or a designated representative or under conditions specified in this rulemaking. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
2013 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates
Document Number: 2021-15740
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In April 2020, the Coast Guard published a final rule updating the Liquid Chemical Categorization tables, aligning them with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee circulars from December 2012 and 2013. In May 2020, the Coast Guard published amendments to correct minor typographical errors in those regulations. Some minor corrections still need to be made. This document corrects the tables in the final regulations.
Extension of Initial Registration Periods for New Temporary Protected Status Applicants Under the Designations for Venezuela, Syria, and Burma; Correction to the Notice on the Designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status and Implementation of Employment Authorization for Venezuelans Covered by Deferred Enforced Departure
Document Number: 2021-16611
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces extensions of the initial registration periods from 180 days to 18 months for initial (new) applicants under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for Venezuela, Syria, and Burma. This notice also provides certain specific corrections to the Federal Register notice regarding Venezuela at 86 FR 13574 (Mar. 9, 2021).
Declaration of Free Entry for Returned American Products (CBP Form 3311)
Document Number: 2021-16606
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
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.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2021-16573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the Ohio River at mile marker 596. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the Captain's Quarters Sailing Regatta from October 9, 2021 through October 10, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the limited access area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards: Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2021-14398
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This final rule makes non-substantive technical, organizational, and conforming amendments to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Flood Insurance Program-Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP); Ask the Advocate Web Form
Document Number: 2021-16507
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. FEMA will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning an amendment to a currently-approved collection of information related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP), which is an option that companies participating in the National Flood Insurance Program can use to bring their mortgage loan portfolios into compliance with the flood insurance purchase requirements. This amended notice seeks comments concerning the collection of information related to the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA).
Safety Zone; South Timbalier Block 22, Gulf of Mexico, Port Fourchon, LA
Document Number: 2021-16505
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a one nautical mile radius around a capsized vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, South Timbalier block 22, near Port Fourchon, LA. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect life and property during emergency salvage operations surrounding the capsized vessel. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone and movement of vessels within this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Houma or a designated representative.
Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2021-16481
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-03
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 designating Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, effective August 3, 2021, through February 3, 2023. This designation allows eligible Haitian nationals (and individuals having no nationality who last habitually resided in Haiti) who have continuously resided in the United States since July 29, 2021, and who have been continuously physically present in the United States since August 3, 2021 to apply for TPS. TPS beneficiaries whose TPS has been continued pursuant to court orders, as described in 85 FR 79208 (Dec. 9, 2020) should newly apply for TPS following the instructions in this Notice.
Employment Authorization for Haitian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students Experiencing Severe Economic Hardship as a Direct Result of the Current Crisis in Haiti
Document Number: 2021-16480
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has suspended certain regulatory requirements for F-1 nonimmigrant students whose country of citizenship is Haiti (regardless of country of birth) and who are experiencing severe economic hardship as a direct result of the current crisis in Haiti. The Secretary is taking action to provide relief to Haitian citizens who are lawful F-1 nonimmigrant students so the students may request employment authorization, work an increased number of hours while school is in session, and reduce their course load while continuing to maintain F-1 nonimmigrant student status. DHS will deem an F-1 nonimmigrant student who receives employment authorization by means of this notice to be engaged in a ``full course of study'' for the duration of the employment authorization, if the nonimmigrant student satisfies the minimum course load requirement described in this notice.
Special Local Regulations, Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2021-16478
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on October 9, 2021, and October 10, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel; Chicago River Between the Michigan Avenue Bridge and Columbus Drive Bridge, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2021-16457
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone, on the main branch of the Chicago River between the Michigan Avenue Bridge and the Columbus Drive Bridge for the Chicago Ducky Derby Marine Event. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up, or anchoring within the established safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or an on-scene designated representative.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-16439
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-16438
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-16437
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Federal Regulations. The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-16436
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Fire Department Registry
Document Number: 2021-16400
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the National Fire Department Registry and the collection of information related to fire departments such as addresses, total number of departments, number of stations per department, and number of firefighters. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) maintains the registry for the purpose of disseminating fire safety and prevention information to fire departments across the country.
DHS Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination, DHS Form 3090-1
Document Number: 2021-16394
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Friday, May 21, 2021 for a 60-day public comment period. There were no public comments received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30- days for public comments.
Temporary Safety Zone; Loveless Wedding Fireworks, Omena, MI
Document Number: 2021-16214
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a fireworks display off the shore of the Omena Traverse Yacht Club in Omena, MI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile Markers 7, 10.5, 13, 16, 22, 26, 34, and 42, Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Document Number: 2021-16197
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in all navigable waters extending 420 feet in all directions around fireworks barges at eight different locations on the Lake of the Ozarks. These safety zones are needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the fireworks displays. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.