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

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers
Document Number: 2021-24482
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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 purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Special Local Regulation; San Juan Bay for El Morro Downwind Challenge, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2021-24461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of Bah[iacute]a de San Juan. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters east of Anegado Channel and San Antonio Channel, San Juan, PR, during a paddle board race on January 8, 2022. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-24408
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-24405
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-24404
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement-018 Analytical Records System of Records
Document Number: 2021-24328
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a newly established system of records titled, ``DHS/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (IC)-018 Analytical Records System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the system of records'' from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-24066
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations established for recurring marine events that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. The Coast Guard has periodically updated this regulation to account for changes in these marine events. Through this final rule, the current list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and the removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas to promote safety on the water around marine events.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disaster Assistance Registration
Document Number: 2021-24286
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning Disaster Assistance Registration, COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Registration, and Disaster Assistance Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Occupancy & Ownership Documentation.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Between Charles County, MD and King George County, VA
Document Number: 2021-24271
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising a temporary safety zone that was established for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with construction operations at the new Governor Harry W. Nice/Senator Thomas ``Mac'' Middleton Memorial (US-301) Bridge, which will occur from 7 a.m. on November 2, 2021, through 8 p.m. on December 31, 2021. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Maryland- National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Notice of the Establishment of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Cybersecurity Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-24254
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Per Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) regulations and guidelines, DHS is announcing the establishment of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, a new Federal Advisory Committee, for public awareness.
Public Perceptions of Emerging Technology
Document Number: 2021-24247
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS S&T 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. The survey will collect information from the public regarding applications of artificial intelligence (AI), including facial recognition. DHS has already used or piloted AI-based technologies in several of its key functions, including customs and border protection, transportation security, and investigations. However, AI in general and facial recognition in particular are not without public controversy, including concerns about bias, security, and privacy. Therefore, understanding how the public perceives these technologies, and then designing and deploying them in a manner responsive to the public's concerns, is critical in gaining public support for DHS's use of these technologies.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ogeechee River, Richmond Hill, GA
Document Number: 2021-24087
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Ogeechee River. The District Bridge Manager has determined that the waterway at mile 30.7, is an Advance Approved Waterway per the regulation. The railroad bridge at mile, 30.7 is being converted to a fixed bridge and the highway bridge at mile, 37.8 was removed from the waterway. The drawbridge operating regulation for the Ogeechee River is no longer applicable or necessary.
Special Local Regulations; Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks, Savannah River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2021-24076
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port Savannah will enforce the special local regulation for the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on November 27, 2021. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the Savannah River during the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, 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.
Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer; Alameda, CA
Document Number: 2021-23895
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary in the Brooklyn Basin South Channel near Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA in support of a munitions transfer on November 14, 2021, and November 21, 2021. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with live munitions. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2021-23865
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for power boat races. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance in Key West, FL. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; 2021 Barge Based Fireworks, Hudson River, Manhattan, NY
Document Number: 2021-23786
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters within a 600 foot radius of the fireworks launch site which is located on the Hudson River, Manhattan, NY, in the vicinity of the Hudson River Park and Pier 76. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards during a fireworks display on November 18, 2021. Entry of vessels or persons into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone are prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.
Meetings To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act
Document Number: 2021-23974
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding two meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic.
Accreditation and Approval of Bureau Veritas Commodities and Trade, Inc. (Savannah, GA) as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2021-23941
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Bureau Veritas Commodities and Trade, Inc. (Savannah, GA), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of February 25, 2020.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc. (Deer Park, TX) as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2021-23939
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc. (Deer Park, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of October 04, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form
Document Number: 2021-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-02
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. FEMA, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on an extension without change of a currently approved information collection. This notice seeks comments concerning a list of hotels, motels, and similar places of public accommodations meeting minimum fire-safety requirements. The information collected is voluntary and if approved for listing, the lodging establishment may be used by Federal employees on government related travel and for Federal agency conferences. As the list is open to use by the public, non-government travelers may use the list to identify lodging meeting minimum life- safety criteria from fire.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23751
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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).
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23750
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23749
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Suspicious/Criminal Activity Tip Reporting
Document Number: 2021-23708
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this 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.
Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23668
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold a public meeting of the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC) on November 18, 2021. The meeting agenda and information on public participation is provided below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. In light of the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the public meeting will be virtual.
Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-23651
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the re- establishment of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate's performance of its duties. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.