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Vol. 83

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Department of Homeland Security





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 222 / Friday, November 16, 2018 / 
Unified Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary

6 CFR Chs. I and II

[DHS Docket No. OGC-RP-04-001]


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DHS.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This regulatory agenda is a semiannual summary of projected 
regulations, existing regulations, and completed actions of the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components. This agenda 
provides the public with information about DHS's regulatory and 
deregulatory activity. DHS expects that this information will enable 
the public to be more aware of, and effectively participate in, the 
Department's regulatory and deregulatory activity. DHS invites the 
public to submit comments on any aspect of this agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    General: Please direct general comments and inquiries on the agenda 
to the Regulatory Affairs Law Division, Office of the General Counsel, 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0485, 
Washington, DC 20528-0485.
    Specific: Please direct specific comments and inquiries on 
individual actions identified in this agenda to the individual listed 
in the summary portion as the point of contact for that action.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS provides this notice pursuant to the 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Pub. L. 96-354, Sept. 
19, 1980) and Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' 
(Sept. 30, 1993) as incorporated in Executive Order 13563 ``Improving 
Regulation and Regulatory Review'' (Jan. 18, 2011) and Executive Order 
13771 ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'' (Jan. 
30, 2017), which require the Department to publish a semiannual agenda 
of regulations. The regulatory agenda is a summary of existing and 
projected regulations as well as actions completed since the 
publication of the last regulatory agenda for the Department. DHS's 
last semiannual regulatory agenda was published on June 11, 2018, at 83 
FR 27138.
    Beginning in fall 2007, the internet became the basic means for 
disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda is 
available online at www.reginfo.gov.
    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) requires Federal 
agencies to publish their regulatory flexibility agendas in the Federal 
Register. A regulatory flexibility agenda shall contain, among other 
things, a brief description of the subject area of any rule which is 
likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. DHS's printed agenda entries include regulatory actions 
that are in the Department's regulatory flexibility agenda. Printing of 
these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by 
the agenda provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Additional 
information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda 
published on the internet.
    The semiannual agenda of the Department conforms to the Unified 
Agenda format developed by the Regulatory Information Service Center.

    Dated: July 27, 2018.
Christina E. McDonald,
Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

                Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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290.......................  Ammonium Nitrate Security          1601-AA52
                             Program.
291.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA76
                             Acquisition Regulation:
                             Safeguarding of
                             Controlled Unclassified
                             Sensitive Information
                             (HSAR Case 2015-001).
292.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA78
                             Acquisition Regulation:
                             Information Technology
                             Security Awareness
                             Training (HSAR Case 2015-
                             002).
293.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA79
                             Acquisition Regulation:
                             Privacy Training (HSAR
                             Case 2015-003).
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               Office of the Secretary--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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294.......................  Chemical Facility Anti-            1601-AA69
                             Terrorism Standards
                             (CFATS).
295.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA72
                             Acquisition Regulation,
                             Enhancement of
                             Whistleblower Protections
                             for Contractor Employees.
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     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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296.......................  Registration Requirement           1615-AB71
                             for Petitioners Seeking
                             To File H-1B Petitions on
                             Behalf of Cap Subject
                             Aliens (Reg Plan Seq No.
                             63).
297.......................  Requirements for Filing            1615-AB98
                             Motions and
                             Administrative Appeals.
298.......................  EB-5 Immigrant Investor            1615-AC11
                             Regional Center Program
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 64).
299.......................  Removing H-4 Dependent             1615-AC15
                             Spouses from the Class of
                             Aliens Eligible for
                             Employment Authorization
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 67).
300.......................  U.S. Citizenship and               1615-AC18
                             Immigration Services Fee
                             Schedule.
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


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       U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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301.......................  EB-5 Immigrant Investor            1615-AC07
                             Program Modernization
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 73).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


                  U.S. Coast Guard--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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302.......................  Financial Responsibility--         1625-AC39
                             Vessels; Superseded
                             Pollution Funds (USCG-
                             2017-0788).
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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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303.......................  Seafarers' Access to               1625-AC15
                             Maritime Facilities.
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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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304.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AB85
                             Vessels--Implementation
                             of 2010 and 2012
                             Legislation.
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          U.S. Customs and Border Protection--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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305.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70
                             and Additional Carrier
                             Requirements (Section 610
                             Review).
306.......................  Implementation of the Guam-        1651-AA77
                             CNMI Visa Waiver Program
                             (Section 610 Review).
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        Transportation Security Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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307.......................  Security Training for              1652-AA55
                             Surface Transportation
                             Employees (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 82).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


      U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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308.......................  Apprehension, Processing,          1653-AA75
                             Care and Custody of Alien
                             Minors and Unaccompanied
                             Alien Children (Reg Plan
                             Seq No. 83).
309.......................  Visa Security Program Fee.         1653-AA77
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


       U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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310.......................  Procedures and Standards           1653-AA67
                             for Declining Surety
                             Immigration Bonds and
                             Administrative Appeal
                             Requirement for Breaches.
311.......................  Adjusting Program Fees for         1653-AA74
                             the Student and Exchange
                             Visitor Program (Reg Plan
                             Seq No. 85).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Final Rule Stage

290. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 488 et seq.
    Abstract: This rulemaking will implement the December 2007 
amendment to the Homeland Security Act entitled ``Secure Handling of 
Ammonium Nitrate.'' The amendment requires the Department of Homeland 
Security to ``regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an 
ammonium nitrate facility . . . to prevent the misappropriation or use 
of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism.'' DHS intends to publish a 
notice announcing the availability of a redacted version of a technical 
report developed by Sandia National Laboratories titled ``Ammonium 
Nitrate Security Program Technical Assessment.'' The report documents 
Sandia National Laboratories' technical research, testing, and findings 
related to the feasibility of weaponizing commercially available 
products containing ammonium nitrate. DHS intends to use this notice to 
solicit comments on the report and its application to the proposed 
Ammonium Nitrate Security Program rulemaking.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   10/29/08  73 FR 64280
Correction..........................   11/05/08  73 FR 65783
ANPRM Comment Period End............   12/29/08
NPRM................................   08/03/11  76 FR 46908
Notice of Public Meetings...........   10/07/11  76 FR 62311
Notice of Public Meetings...........   11/14/11  76 FR 70366
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/01/11
Notice of Availability..............   02/00/19
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jon MacLaren, Group Leader, Strategic Policy and 
Rulemaking, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division 
(NPPD/ISCD), 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528-
0610, Phone: 703 235-5263, Fax: 703 603-4935, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA52

291. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Safeguarding of 
Controlled Unclassified Sensitive Information (HSAR Case 2015-001)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 to 302; 41 U.S.C. 1302; 41 U.S.C. 
1303; 41 U.S.C. 1707
    Abstract: This Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) rule 
would implement security and privacy measures to ensure Controlled 
Unclassified Information (CUI), such as Personally Identifiable 
Information (PII), is adequately safeguarded by DHS contractors. 
Specifically, the rule would define key terms, outline security 
requirements and inspection provisions for contractor information 
technology (IT) systems that store, process or transmit CUI, institute 
incident notification and response procedures, and identify post-
incident credit monitoring requirements.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6429
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
Final Rule..........................   03/00/19
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Shaundra Duggans, Procurement Analyst, Department 
of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
Acquisition Policy and Legislation, 245 Murray Lane SW, Washington, DC 
20528, Phone: 202 447-0056, Email: [email protected].
    Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA76

292. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Information Technology 
Security Awareness Training (HSAR Case 2015-002)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 302; 41 U.S.C. 1707; 41 U.S.C. 
1302; 41 U.S.C. 1303
    Abstract: This Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) rule 
would standardize information technology security awareness training 
and DHS Rules of Behavior requirements for contractor and subcontractor 
employees who access DHS information systems and information resources 
or contractor-owned and/or operated information systems and information 
resources capable of collecting, processing, storing, or transmitting 
controlled unclassified information (CUI).
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6446
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
Final Rule..........................   03/00/19
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Shaundra Duggans, Procurement Analyst, Department 
of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
Acquisition Policy and Legislation, 245 Murray Lane SW, Washington, DC 
20528, Phone: 202 447-0056, Email: [email protected].
    Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA78

293. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation: Privacy Training (HSAR 
Case 2015-003)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 302; 41 U.S.C. 1707; 41 U.S.C. 
1702; 41 U.S.C. 1303
    Abstract: This Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) rule 
would require contractors to complete training that addresses the 
protection of privacy, in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, and 
the handling and safeguarding of Personally Identifiable Information 
and Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6425
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341

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NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
Final Rule..........................   03/00/19
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Candace Lightfoot, Procurement Analyst, Department 
of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
Acquisition Policy and Legislation, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0082, Email: 
[email protected].
    Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA79

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Long-Term Actions

294. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 621 to 629
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) previously 
invited public comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking 
(ANPRM) for potential revisions to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism 
Standards (CFATS) regulations. The ANPRM provided an opportunity for 
the public to provide recommendations for possible program changes. DHS 
is reviewing the public comments received in response to the ANPRM, 
after which DHS intends to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   08/18/14  79 FR 48693
ANPRM Comment Period End............   10/17/14
                                     -----------------------------------
NPRM................................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jon MacLaren, Group Leader, Strategic Policy and 
Rulemaking, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division 
(NPPD/ISCD), 245 Murray Lane SW, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528-
0610, Phone: 703 235-5263, Fax: 703 603-4935, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA69

295. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Enhancement of 
Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: sec. 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
(NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, (Pub. L. 112-239, enacted January 2, 
2013); 41 U.S.C. 1302(a)(2); 41 U.S.C. 1707
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to 
amend its Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) parts 3003 
and 3052 to implement section 827 of the National Defense Authorization 
Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239, enacted January 
2, 2013) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Section 827 of the 
NDAA for FY 2013 established enhancements to the Whistleblower 
Protections for Contractor Employees for all agencies subject to 
section 2409 of title 10, United States Code, which includes the USCG.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/00/19
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of 
Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-
15, 301 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA72

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Proposed Rule Stage

296. Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B 
Petitions on Behalf of Cap Subject Aliens

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 63 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AB71

297. Requirements for Filing Motions and Administrative Appeals

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 5 U.S.C. 552a; 8 U.S.C. 1101; 8 
U.S.C. 1103; 8 U.S.C. 1304; 6 U.S.C. 112
    Abstract: This rule proposes to revise the requirements and 
procedures for the filing of motions and appeals before the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
(USCIS), and its Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). The proposed 
changes are intended to streamline the existing processes for filing 
motions and appeals and will reduce delays in the review and appellate 
process. This rule also proposes additional changes necessitated by the 
establishment of DHS and its components. The proposed changes are 
intended to promote simplicity, accessibility, and efficiency in the 
administration of USCIS appeals and motions. The Department also 
solicits public comment on proposed changes to the AAO's appellate 
jurisdiction.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/00/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: William K. Renwick, Jr., Acting Deputy Chief, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Administrative Appeals Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20529-2090, Phone: 703 224-4546, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1615-AB98

298. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 64 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AC11

299. Removing H-4 Dependent Spouses From the Class of Aliens Eligible 
for Employment Authorization

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 67 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AC15

300. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356(m)
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services (USCIS) is currently engaging in a fee review 
pursuant to the requirements of the

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Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act), 31 U.S.C. 901-03 and 
the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 286(m), 8 U.S.C. 1356(m). 
The CFO Act requires each agency's chief financial officer to ``review, 
on a biennial basis, the fees, royalties, rents, and other charges 
imposed by the agency for services and things of value it provides, and 
make recommendations on revising those charges to reflect costs 
incurred by it in providing those services and things of value.'' The 
results of that fee review may result in a need to adjust the fee 
schedule for requesting immigration benefits from USCIS.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/00/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Joseph D. Moore, Chief Financial Officer, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Suite 4018, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529, 
Phone: 202-272-1969, Fax: 202-272-1970, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1615-AC18

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Final Rule Stage

301. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 73 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AC07

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Proposed Rule Stage

302. Financial Responsibility--Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds 
(USCG-2017-0788)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 2704; 33 U.S.C. 2716 and 2716a; 42 
U.S.C. 9607 to 9609; 6 U.S.C. 552; E.O. 12580; sec. 7(b), 3 CFR, 1987; 
Comp., p. 193; E.O. 12777, secs. 4 and 5, 3 CFR, 1991 Comp., p. 351, as 
amended by E.O. 13286, sec. 89, 3; 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 166, and by 
E.O. 13638, sec. 1, 3 CFR, 2014 Comp., p.227; Department of Homeland; 
Security Delegation Nos. 0170.1 and 5110, Revision 01
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to amend its rule on vessel 
financial responsibility to include tank vessels greater than 100 gross 
tons, to clarify and strengthen the rule's reporting requirements, to 
conform its rule to current practice, and to remove two superseded 
regulations. This rulemaking will ensure the Coast Guard has current 
information when there are significant changes in a vessel's operation, 
ownership, or evidence of financial responsibility, and reflect current 
best practices in the Coast Guard's management of the Certificate of 
Financial Responsibility Program. This rulemaking will also promote the 
Coast Guard's missions of maritime stewardship, maritime security, and 
maritime safety.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/00/18  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, National Pollution 
Funds Center, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7605, Washington, DC 20593-7605, 
Phone: 202-795-6066, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AC39

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Final Rule Stage

303. Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226; 33 U.S.C. 1231; Pub. L. 111-281, 
sec. 811
    Abstract: This regulatory action will implement section 811 of the 
Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-281), which requires 
the owner/operator of a facility regulated by the Coast Guard under the 
Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295) (MTSA) 
to provide a system that enables seafarers and certain other 
individuals to transit between vessels moored at the facility and the 
facility gate in a timely manner at no cost to the seafarer or other 
individual. Ensuring that such access through a facility is consistent 
with the security requirements in MTSA is part of the Coast Guard's 
Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) mission.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/29/14  79 FR 77981
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   05/27/15  80 FR 30189
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/01/15  .......................
Final Rule..........................   10/00/18  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: LCDR Yamaris Barril, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue 
SE, Commandant (CG-FAC-2) STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593, Phone: 202-
372-1151, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AC15

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Long-Term Actions

304. Commercial Fishing Vessels--Implementation of 2010 and 2012 
Legislation

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-281
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to implement those requirements 
of 2010 and 2012 legislation that pertain to uninspected commercial 
fishing industry vessels and that took effect upon enactment of the 
legislation but that, to be implemented, require amendments to Coast 
Guard regulations affecting those vessels. The applicability of the 
regulations is being changed, and new requirements are being added to 
safety training, equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety 
standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of 
unsafe operations. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime 
safety mission.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/21/16  81 FR 40437
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   08/15/16  81 FR 53986
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/19/16  .......................

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Second NPRM Comment Period End......   12/18/16  .......................
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mr. Joseph Myers, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue 
SE, STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593-7501, Phone: 202-372-1249, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AB85

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

Long-Term Actions

305. Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements 
(Section 610 Review)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Regulatory.
    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 109-347, sec. 203; 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 
66; 19 U.S.C. 1431; 19 U.S.C. 1433 to 1434; 19 U.S.C. 1624; 19 U.S.C. 
2071 (note); 46 U.S.C. 60105
    Abstract: This final rule implements the provisions of section 203 
of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. On 
November 25, 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an 
interim final rule (CBP Dec. 08-46) in the Federal Register (73 FR 
71730), that finalized most of the provisions proposed in the Notice of 
Proposed Rulemaking. It requires carrier and importers to provide to 
CBP, via a CBP approved electronic data interchange system, certain 
advance information pertaining to cargo brought into the United States 
by vessel to enable CBP to identify high-risk shipments to prevent 
smuggling and ensure cargo safety and security. The interim final rule 
did not finalize six data elements that were identified as areas of 
potential concern for industry during the rulemaking process and, for 
which, CBP provided some type of flexibility for compliance with those 
data elements. CBP solicited public comment on these six data elements 
and also invited comments on the revised Regulatory Assessment and 
Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. (See 73 FR 71782-85 for 
regulatory text and 73 CFR 71733-34 for general discussion.) The 
remaining requirements of the rule were adopted as final.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/02/08  73 FR 90
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/03/08  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   02/01/08  73 FR 6061
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/18/08  .......................
Interim Final Rule..................   11/25/08  73 FR 71730
Interim Final Rule Effective........   01/26/09  .......................
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      06/01/09  .......................
 End.
Correction..........................   07/14/09  74 FR 33920
Correction..........................   12/24/09  74 FR 68376
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Action........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Craig Clark, Branch Chief, Advance Data Programs 
and Cargo Initiatives, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20229, Phone: 202-344-3052, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1651-AA70

306. Implementation of the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program (Section 610 
Review)

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt.
    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-229, sec. 702
    Abstract: The interim final rule amends Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) regulations to implement section 702 of the Consolidated 
Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). This law extends the immigration 
laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands (CNMI) and provides for a joint visa waiver program for travel 
to Guam and the CNMI. This rule implements section 702 of the CNRA by 
amending the regulations to replace the current Guam Visa Waiver 
Program with a new Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. The amended 
regulations set forth the requirements for nonimmigrant visitors who 
seek admission for business or pleasure and solely for entry into and 
stay on Guam or the CNMI without a visa. This rule also establishes six 
ports of entry in the CNMI for purposes of administering and enforcing 
the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. Section 702 of the Consolidated 
Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), subject to a transition period, 
extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and provides for a visa waiver 
program for travel to Guam and/or the CNMI. On January 16, 2009, the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP), issued an interim final rule in the Federal Register replacing 
the then-existing Guam Visa Waiver Program with the Guam-CNMI Visa 
Waiver Program and setting forth the requirements for nonimmigrant 
visitors seeking admission into Guam and/or the CNMI under the Guam-
CNMI Visa Waiver Program. As of November 28, 2009, the Guam-CNMI Visa 
Waiver Program is operational. This program allows nonimmigrant 
visitors from eligible countries to seek admission for business or 
pleasure for entry into Guam and/or the CNMI without a visa for a 
period of authorized stay not to exceed 45 days. This rulemaking would 
finalize the January 2009 interim final rule.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   01/16/09  74 FR 2824
Interim Final Rule Effective........   01/16/09  .......................
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      03/17/09  .......................
 End.
Technical Amendment; Change of         05/28/09  74 FR 25387
 Implementation Date.
Final Action........................   12/00/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
    Agency Contact: Cheryl C. Peters, Program Manager, Office of Field 
Operations, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 3.3C-12, Washington, DC 20229, 
Phone: 202 344-1707, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1651-AA77

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Final Rule Stage

307. Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 82 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1652-AA55


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)

Proposed Rule Stage

308. Apprehension, Processing, Care and Custody of Alien Minors and 
Unaccompanied Alien Children

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 83 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1653-AA75

309. Visa Security Program Fee

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1356
    Abstract: ICE seeks to enable the expansion of the Visa Security 
Program (VSP) by proposing the VSP be moved to a user-fee funded model 
(as opposed to relying on appropriations). The VSP leverages resources 
in the National Capital Region (NCR) and at U.S. diplomatic posts 
overseas to vet and screen visa applicants; identifies and prevents the 
travel of those who constitute potential national security and/or 
public safety threats; and launches investigations into criminal and/or 
terrorist affiliated networks operating in the U.S. and abroad. The 
fees collected as a result of this rule would fund an expansion of the 
VSP, enabling ICE to extend visa security screening and vetting 
operations and investigative efforts to more visa-issuing posts 
overseas, and in turn, enhance the U.S. government's ability to prevent 
travel to the United States by those who pose a threat to the national 
security interests of the U.S.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/00/19  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Austin Moore, Unit Chief, Department of Homeland 
Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 703 287-6913, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1653-AA77

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)

Final Rule Stage

310. Procedures and Standards for Declining Surety Immigration Bonds 
and Administrative Appeal Requirement for Breaches

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103
    Abstract: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) proposes 
to set forth standards and procedures ICE will follow before making a 
determination to stop accepting immigration bonds posted by a surety 
company that has been certified to issue bonds by the Department of the 
Treasury when the company does not cure deficient performance. Treasury 
administers the Federal corporate surety program and, in its current 
regulations, allows agencies to prescribe ``for cause'' standards and 
procedures for declining to accept new bonds from Treasury-certified 
sureties. ICE would also require surety companies seeking to overturn a 
breach determination to file an administrative appeal raising all legal 
and factual defenses.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/05/18  83 FR 25951
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/06/18  .......................
Final Action........................   12/00/18  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mark Lawyer, Chief, Regulations, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th 
Street SW, Mail Stop 5006, Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732-5683, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1653-AA67

311. Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor 
Program

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 85 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1653-AA74

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