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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Significant Public Benefit Entrepreneur Parole and Instructions for Biographic Information for Entrepreneur Parole Dependents
Document Number: 2021-23642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse
Document Number: 2021-23635
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed extension, without change, 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.
Special Local Regulation; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-23616
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) in the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, California during the Baja Ha-Ha XXVII Pre-Rally Parade marine event. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the parade, and general users of the waterway during the event, which will be held on November 1, 2021. This special local regulation will temporarily prohibit persons and vessels from entering into, transiting through, anchoring, blocking, or loitering within the event area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego or a designated representative.
National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23448
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) and its Working Groups will meet in Piney Point, MD, to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.
Request for Information on the National Flood Insurance Program Floodplain Management Standards for Land Management and Use, and an Assessment of the Program's Impact on Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitats; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-23440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold two public meetings remotely via web conference to solicit feedback on the agency's request for information on the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Floodplain Management Standards for Land Management and Use, and an Assessment of the Program's Impact on Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitat, published October 12, 2021. The request for information seeks input from the public on the floodplain management standards that communities should adopt to result in safer, stronger, and more resilient communities. Additionally, the request for information seeks input on how the NFIP can better promote protection of and minimize any adverse impact to threatened and endangered species, and their habitats.
Special Local Regulation; Crown Bay, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2021-23255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for the St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade marine event for certain navigable waters of Crown Bay, Haulover Cut, and Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the lighted boat parade. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan.
Fire Protection for Recreational Vessels
Document Number: 2021-23403
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on October 22, 2021. The document issued a final rule that amended fire extinguishing equipment regulations for recreational vessels that are propelled or controlled by propulsion machinery.
Guarantee of Payment
Document Number: 2021-23402
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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.
Declaration of Free Entry for Returned American Products (CBP Form 3311)
Document Number: 2021-23400
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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.
Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-23389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast. The comment period is reopened until March 31, 2022.
Privacy Act of 1974 System of Records
Document Number: 2021-23342
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify and reissue the current DHS system of records notice titled, ``DHS/Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CISOMB)-001 Virtual Ombudsman System'' and rename it as, ``DHS/CISOMB-001 Case Assistance Analytics and Data Integration (CAADI) System.'' This system of records enables the DHS Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) to perform its statutory mission, which is to: (1) Assist individuals and employers who are experiencing difficulty resolving immigration benefit-related matters with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); (2) identify systemic problems and challenges with the delivery of immigration benefits; and (3) propose changes in the administrative practices of USCIS to mitigate those problems and challenges. This updated system will be included in the DHS inventory of records systems.
Remote Document Examination for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification: Request for Public Input
Document Number: 2021-23260
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking input from the public regarding document examination practices associated with the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. DHS solicits this input to better understand employers' and employees' experiences with this process and to examine the impacts of remote document examination conducted during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. DHS especially seeks to understand the potential costs and benefits of allowing for future remote document examination flexibilities.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23240
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
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 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: 2021-23239
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
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 currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Friendly, WV
Document Number: 2021-23333
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker 145-151 for safety concerns regarding an unknown, possibly explosive device found on a barge. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the reported device. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
Safety Zone; Piscataqua River Turning Basin Dredge Project, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2021-23324
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones for the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth Harbor. The first safety zone will be a 100-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in dredging operations. The second safety zone will be a 500-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in blasting operations and any blasting worksites. The safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with dredging, drilling, and blasting operations for overall widening of the uppermost turning basin of the Piscataqua River.
Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23300
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet virtually on Monday, December 6, 2021. The meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation; Swim Around Charleston, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2021-23288
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and Ashley River in Charleston, SC. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Swim Around Charleston. This rulemaking would restrict persons and vessels from entering certain waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and Ashley River, unless authorized by Sector Charleston Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum Test Area, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: 2021-23238
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within 4000 yards of a line drawn from Stan Sayres Memorial Hydroplane Pits downward to the Adams Street Boat Ramp on Lake Washington. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards in the vicinity of the Stan Sayres Memorial Park and Boat Launch and Adams Street Boat Ramp associated with test trials of a hydroplane race boat. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound or their Designated Representative.
Meetings To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act
Document Number: 2021-23226
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding a series of meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation: New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2021-23201
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the New River, mile 2.5, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This change will allow the drawbridge to operate on a more predictable schedule. This action should better serve the reasonable needs of both vessel and rail traffic.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Offshore Barbers Point, Oahu, HI-Salvage Operations
Document Number: 2021-23179
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Southwest shores of Oahu, Hawaii, near Barbers Point. The temporary safety zone encompasses all waters extending 1 nautical mile in all directions from position 21[deg]16'40'' N, 158[deg]01'28'' W. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with ongoing operations to salvage a downed aircraft in this area. Entry of vessels or persons in this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Safety Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-23172
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters in the vicinity of the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, during the launch of the USNS Harvey Milk. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the launching and subsequent berthing of the USNS Harvey Milk. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego.
Special Local Regulation; Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA
Document Number: 2021-23171
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the waters offshore Oceanside and within Oceanside Harbor, California, during the Ironman 70.3 Oceanside marine event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the triathlon, and general users of the waterway. This rule would prohibit persons and vessels from entering into, transiting through, anchoring, blocking, or loitering within the event area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego or a designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman Intake Form
Document Number: 2021-23137
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-25
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA
Document Number: 2021-23060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation (Route 4) highway bridge, across Old River, mile 14.8, between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, California. This action is proposed due to the infrequent amount of vessels requiring drawbridge openings on the waterway and will reduce unnecessary staffing of the drawbridge during periods of navigational inactivity while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation. The proposed rulemaking would require vessels to provide a four-hour advance notification for a bridge opening. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Perrysburg Regatta, Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2021-23121
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Perrysburg Regatta from 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. on October 23, 2021 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Ninth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Toledo, OH. During the enforcement period, 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.
Port Access Route Study: Approaches to the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Document Number: 2021-23103
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the completion of the Port Access Route Study for the Approaches to the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia. The study was conducted to determine whether to recommend changes to enhance navigational safety by examining existing shipping routes and waterway uses as offshore energy development matures and to evaluate the need for establishing or changing existing vessel routing measures. This notice summarizes the study's recommendation.
Special Local Regulation; Sacramento Ironman Triathlon; American River and Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2021-23026
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for navigable waters on the Sacramento River. The special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Sacramento Ironman Triathlon marine event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector San Francisco.
Fire Protection for Recreational Vessels
Document Number: 2021-22578
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending fire extinguishing equipment regulations for recreational vessels that are propelled or controlled by propulsion machinery. This rule relieves owners of these recreational vessels from certain inspection, maintenance, and recordkeeping requirements that are more suited for commercial vessels. To make it easier to find these regulations, this rule also relocates the regulations to another part of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Implementation of Employment Authorization for Individuals Covered by Deferred Enforced Departure for Hong Kong
Document Number: 2021-23012
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On August 5, 2021, President Joseph Biden issued a memorandum to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) directing the Secretary to take appropriate measures to defer for 18 months, through February 5, 2023, the removal of certain Hong Kong residents present in the United States. This Notice provides information about Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain eligible Hong Kong residents and provides information on how eligible individuals may apply for DED-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with USCIS. For the purposes of this Notice, a Hong Kong resident is defined as an individual of any nationality, or without nationality, who has met the requirements for, and been granted, a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport, a British National Overseas Passport, a British Overseas Citizen Passport, a Hong Kong Permanent Identity card, or a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Document of Identity for Visa Purposes.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2021-23007
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces the appointment of members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Boards (PRBs) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of the PRBs is to make recommendations to the appointing authority (i.e., Component head) on the performance of senior executives (career, noncareer, and limited appointees), including recommendation on performance ratings, performance-based pay adjustments, and performance awards. The PRBs will also make recommendations on the performance of Transportation Security Executive Service, Senior Level, and Scientific and Professional employees. To make its recommendations, the PRBs will review performance appraisals, initial summary ratings, any response by the employee, and any higher-level official's findings.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2021-23006
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This Notification announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the non- essential travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. This Notification further announces that the Secretary intends to lift these limitations for individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to align with anticipated changes to international travel by air.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2021-23005
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This Notification announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the non- essential travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. This Notification further announces that the Secretary intends to lift these limitations for individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to align with anticipated changes to international travel by air.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
Document Number: 2021-22983
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the OPA World Championships/Englewood Beach Waterfest event on November 19, 2021 through November 21, 2021, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for recurring marine events within Sector St. Petersburg identifies the regulated area for this event in Englewood, FL. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any designated representative.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General Investigative Records System of Records
Document Number: 2021-22837
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving concurrent notice of an updated and reissued system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``DHS/Office of Inspector General (OIG)-002 Investigative Records 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; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-22836
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG), proposes to modify and reissue a current DHS system of records titled, ``DHS/OIG-002 Investigative Records System of Records.'' This system of records allows DHS OIG to collect and maintain records related to alleged violations of criminal, civil, and administrative laws and regulations pertaining to DHS programs, operations, and employees, as well as contractors and other individuals and entities associated with DHS; monitor complaint and investigation assignments, status, disposition, and results; manage investigations and information provided during the course of such investigations; audit actions taken by DHS management regarding employee misconduct and other allegations; audit legal actions taken following referrals to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for criminal prosecution or litigation; provide information relating to any adverse action or other proceeding that may occur as a result of the findings of an investigation; and provide a system for calculating and reporting statistical information. DHS OIG is updating this system of records notice to provide notice of changes to the Authorities, Categories of Records, Record Source Categories, and Routine Uses. Additionally, DHS is issuing an updated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, elsewhere in the Federal Register. This modified system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems.
Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Removal of One Airport
Document Number: 2021-22880
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing one airport from the list of user fee airports. User fee airports are airports that have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the customs services of CBP officers for processing aircraft, passengers, and cargo entering the United States, but do not qualify for designation as international or landing rights airports. Specifically, this technical amendment reflects the removal of the designation of user fee airport status for the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Monroe, North Carolina.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Fire Management Assistance Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-22851
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-22849
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify and reissue a current DHS system of records titled, ``DHS/Science & Technology Directorate (S&T)-001 Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation System of Records.'' This system of records allows DHS/S&T to collect and maintain records in support of, or during the conduct of, S&T- funded research, development, test, and evaluation activities. Information is collected for the purpose of furthering S&T's mission to push innovation and development, and the use of high technology in support of homeland security. This modified system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems.
Recertification of Cool Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2021-22782
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the recertification of the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (CIRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This certification allows the CIRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2021-22715
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is requesting nominations for persons interested in serving as a member of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (Committee). The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Electronic Funds Transfer Waiver Request.
Document Number: 2021-22681
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
In accordance with the Paperwork Reductions 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. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 5, 2021, allowing for a 60-day comment period. ICE received no comments in connection with the 60-day notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Updates to Marine Engineering Standards
Document Number: 2021-15664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to incorporate by reference updated marine engineering standards and eliminate outdated or unnecessarily prescriptive regulations in Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) subchapter F. This proposed rule is part of a continuing effort for regulatory reform that increases compliance options for the regulated public while providing a cost savings to the regulated public and the U.S. government.
Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers
Document Number: C1-2021-17779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security
Safety Zone; Oaks Park Halloween Fireworks Display, Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2021-22639
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters, surface to bottom, within a 500-yard radius of a fireworks display on the Willamette River near Oaks Amusement Park on SE Oaks Park Way for the Oaks Park Halloween Fireworks Display in Portland, OR on October 31, 2021. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons, transiting though, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards
Document Number: 2021-22572
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces the appointment of members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Performance Review Boards (PRBs) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The purpose of the PRBs is to make recommendations to the appointing authority (i.e., Component head) on the performance of senior executives (career, noncareer, and limited appointees), including recommendation on performance ratings, performance-based pay adjustments, and performance awards. The PRBs will also make recommendations on the performance of Transportation Security Executive Service, Senior Level, and Scientific and Professional employees. To make its recommendations, the PRBs will review performance appraisals, initial summary ratings, any response by the employee, and any higher-level official's findings.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2021-22564
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) makes the 2021 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. On November 2, 2015, the President signed into law The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (The 2015 Act). Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust their civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts the Department's civil monetary penalties for 2021 pursuant to the 2015 Act and Executive Office of the President (EOP) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after October 18, 2021 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
Notice of President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-22500
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
CISA is publishing this notice to announce the following President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) meeting. This meeting will be partially closed to the public.