Office of the Secretary April 28, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Removing Designated Countries From the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS)
Document Number: 2011-10305
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is eliminating redundant programs by removing the following countries from, and relieving nonimmigrant nationals or citizens of the following countries from compliance with, the special registration procedures under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS): Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Over the past six years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented several new automated systems that capture arrival and exit information on nonimmigrant travelers to the United States, and DHS has determined that recapturing this data manually when a nonimmigrant is seeking admission to the United States is redundant and no longer provides any increase in security. DHS, therefore, has determined that it is no longer necessary to subject nationals from these countries to special registration procedures, and this notice deletes all currently designated countries from NSEERS compliance.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Approval of a Revision in Information Collection(s); Comments Requested: National Infrastructure Investments Grant Program or “TIGER II Discretionary Grants”
Document Number: 2011-10184
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments on a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the revision and amendment of a previously approved Information Collection Request (OMB Control 2105-0563) in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104- 13, 44 USC 3501 et seq.). The previous approval granted the Department of Transportation authority to collect information involving National Infrastructure Investments or ``TIGER II'' Discretionary Grants pursuant to Title I of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for 2010 (the ``FY 2010 Appropriations Act). The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (``OST'') is referring to these grants as ``TIGER II Discretionary Grants.'' The original collection of information was necessary in order to receive applications for grant funds pursuant to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2010 (``FY 2010 Appropriations Act''), Title IDepartment of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, National Infrastructure Investments, Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3034. The purpose of the TIGER II Discretionary Grants program is to advance projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, Metropolitan area or a region. This revision revises the original request to include an additional information collection. The additional information to be collected will be used to, and is necessary to, evaluate the effectiveness of projects that have been awarded grant funds and to monitor project financial conditions and project progress in support of the Supplemental Discretionary Grants for Capital Investments in Surface Transportation Infrastructure, referred to by the Department as ``Grants for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery'', or ``TIGER'' Discretionary Grants program authorized and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act'') (OMB Control Number: 2105-0560) and the grants for National Infrastructure Investments under the FY 2010 Appropriations Act or TIGER II'' Discretionary Grants. The purposes of the TIGER and TIGER II Discretionary Grant programs include promoting economic recovery and supporting projects that have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. A 60-day Federal Register notice was published on February 15, 2011 (76 FR 8804). Since the publication of the 60-day Federal Register notice, no comments were received to the Docket (DOT-OST-2011-0019) and therefore no review of comments was required, so none was performed by the Department.
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