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[Federal Register: July 7, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 130)]
[Unified Agenda]               
[Page 40073-40079]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr07jy11-36]                         


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Vol. 76

Thursday,

No. 130

July 7, 2011

Part IX





Department of Homeland Security





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Semiannual Regulatory 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 all current 
and projected rulemakings, existing regulations, and completed actions 
of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components. This 
agenda provides the public with information about DHS' regulatory 
activity. DHS expects that this information will enable the public to 
be more aware of, and effectively participate in, the Department's 
regulatory 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 
regulatory actions identified in this agenda to the individual listed 
in the summary of the regulation as the point of contact for that 
regulation.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS provides this notice pursuant to the 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Pub. L. 96-354, 
September 19, 1980) and Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning 
and Review'' (September 30, 1993), which require the Department to 
publish a semiannual agenda of regulations. The regulatory agenda is a 
summary of all current and projected rulemakings, as well as actions 
completed since the publication of the last regulatory agenda for the 
Department. DHS' last semiannual regulatory agenda was published on 
December 20, 2010, at 75 FR 79788.
    Beginning in the 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 agenda 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' 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: February 23, 2011.
Christina E. McDonald,
Acting Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

       U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Final Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
211.......................  Registration Requirement           1615-AB71
                             for Petitioners Seeking
                             To File H-1B Petitions on
                             Behalf of Aliens Subject
                             to Numerical Limitations.
212.......................  Commonwealth of the                1615-AB76
                             Northern Mariana Islands
                             Transitional Worker
                             Classification.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Completed Actions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
213.......................  E-2 Nonimmigrant Status            1615-AB75
                             for Aliens in the
                             Commonwealth of the
                             Northern Mariana Islands
                             With Long-Term Investor
                             Status.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                     U.S. Coast Guard--Prerule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
214.......................  Claims Procedures Under            1625-AA03
                             the Oil Pollution Act of
                             1990 (USCG-2004-17697).
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                  U.S. Coast Guard--Proposed Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
215.......................  Numbering of Undocumented          1625-AA14
                             Barges.
216.......................  Inspection of Towing               1625-AB06
                             Vessels.
217.......................  Updates to Maritime                1625-AB38
                             Security.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
218.......................  Standards for Living               1625-AA32
                             Organisms in Ships'
                             Ballast Water Discharged
                             in U.S. Waters.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                   U.S. Coast Guard--Long-Term Actions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
219.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AA77
                             Industry Vessels.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


                   U.S. Coast Guard--Completed Actions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
220.......................  Passenger Weight and               1625-AB20
                             Inspected Vessel
                             Stability Requirements.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


          U.S. Customs and Border Protection--Final Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
221.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70
                             and Additional Carrier
                             Requirements.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


        Transportation Security Administration--Final Rule Stage
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
222.......................  Aircraft Repair Station            1652-AA38
                             Security.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


        Transportation Security Administration--Long-Term Actions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
223.......................  Modification of the                1652-AA43
                             Aviation Security
                             Infrastructure Fee (ASIF)
                             (Market Share).
------------------------------------------------------------------------


DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Final Rule Stage

211. Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B 
Petitions on Behalf of Aliens Subject to Numerical Limitations

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1184(g)
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to amend 
its regulations governing petitions filed on behalf of alien workers 
subject to annual numerical limitations. This rule proposes an 
electronic registration program for petitions subject to numerical 
limitations for the H-1B nonimmigrant classification. This action is 
necessary because the demand for H-1B specialty occupation workers by 
U.S. companies generally exceeds the numerical limitation. This rule is 
intended to allow USCIS to more efficiently manage the intake and 
lottery process for these H-1B petitions.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   03/03/11  76 FR 11686
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/02/11  .......................
Final Rule..........................   04/00/12  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Susan Arroyo, Chief of Staff, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 20 
Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529, Phone: 202 272-1094, 
Fax: 202 272-1543, E-mail: susan.arroyo@dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1615-AB71

212. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker 
Classification

    Legal Authority: (Pub. L. 110-229)
    Abstract: This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security 
regulations to create and establish procedures for a new, temporary, 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-only transitional 
worker classification (CW classification). This final rule implements 
the CNMI transitional worker provisions of the Consolidated Natural 
Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA), extending the immigration laws of the 
United States to the CNMI. The transitional worker program is intended 
to provide for an orderly transition from the CNMI permit system to the 
U.S. Federal immigration system under the Immigration and Nationality 
Act (INA). A CW transitional worker is an alien worker who is 
ineligible for another classification under the INA and who

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performs services or labor for an employer in the CNMI. The CNRA 
imposes a 5-year transition period before the INA requirements become 
fully applicable in the CNMI. The new CW classification will be in 
effect for the duration of that transition period, unless extended by 
the Secretary of Labor. The rule also establishes employment 
authorization incident to CW status.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Interim Final Rule..................   10/27/09  74 FR 55094
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      11/27/09  .......................
 End.
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      12/09/09  74 FR 64997
 End Extended.
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      01/08/10  .......................
 End.
Final Action........................   06/00/11  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kevin J. Cummings, Chief of Business and Foreign 
Workers Division, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140, Phone: 202 272-1470, Fax: 202 
272-1480, E-mail: kevin.cummings@dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1615-AB76

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Completed Actions

213. E-2 Nonimmigrant Status for Aliens in the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands With Long-Term Investor Status

    Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1101 to 1103; 8 U.S.C. 1182; 8 U.S.C. 
1184; 8 U.S.C. 1186a
    Abstract: This final rule amends Department of Homeland Security 
regulations governing E-2 nonimmigrant treaty investors to establish 
procedures for classifying long-term investors in the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) as E-2 nonimmigrants. This final 
rule implements the CNMI nonimmigrant investor visa provisions of the 
Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, extending the immigration 
laws of the United States to the CNMI.
    Timetable:


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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   09/14/09  74 FR 46938
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/14/09  .......................
Final Action........................   12/20/10  75 FR 79264
Final Action Effective..............   01/19/11  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kevin J. Cummings, Chief of Business and Foreign 
Workers Division, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and 
Immigration Services, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529-2140, Phone: 202 272-1470, Fax: 202 
272-1480, E-mail: kevin.cummings@dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1615-AB75

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Prerule Stage

214. Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (USCG-2004-
17697)

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 2713 and 2714
    Abstract: This rulemaking implements section 1013 (Claims 
Procedures) and section 1014 (Designation of Source and Advertisement) 
of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA). An interim rule was published 
in 1992, and provides the basic requirements for the filing of claims 
for uncompensated removal costs or damages resulting from the discharge 
of oil, for the designation of the sources of the discharge, and for 
the advertisement of where claims are to be filed. The interim rule 
also includes the processing of natural resource damage (NRD) claims. 
The NRD claims, however, were not processed until September 25, 1997, 
when the Department of Justice issued an opinion that the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF) is available, without further 
appropriation, to pay trustee NRD claims under the general claims 
provisions of OPA 90, 33 U.S.C. 2712(a)(4). This rulemaking supports 
the Coast Guard's broad role and responsibility of maritime 
stewardship.
    Timetable:


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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Interim Final Rule..................   08/12/92  57 FR 36314
Correction..........................   09/09/92  57 FR 41104
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      12/10/92  .......................
 End.
Notice of Inquiry...................   08/00/11  .......................
Supplemental NPRM...................   12/00/12  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Benjamin White, Project Manager, National Pollution 
Funds Center, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, NPFC 
MS 7100, United States Coast Guard, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, 
VA 20598-7100, Phone: 202 493-6863, E-mail: benjamin.h.white@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA03

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Proposed Rule Stage

215. Numbering of Undocumented Barges

    Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 12301
    Abstract: Title 46 U.S.C. 12301, as amended by the Abandoned Barge 
Act of 1992, requires that all undocumented barges of more than 100 
gross tons operating on the navigable waters of the United States be 
numbered. This rulemaking would establish a numbering system for these 
barges. The numbering of undocumented barges will allow identification 
of owners of barges found abandoned and help prevent future marine 
pollution. This rulemaking supports the Coast Guard's broad role and 
responsibility of maritime stewardship.
    Timetable:


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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Request for Comments................   10/18/94  59 FR 52646
Comment Period End..................   01/17/95  .......................
ANPRM...............................   07/06/98  63 FR 36384
ANPRM Comment Period End............   11/03/98  .......................
NPRM................................   01/11/01  66 FR 2385
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/11/01  .......................
NPRM Reopening of Comment Period....   08/12/04  69 FR 49844
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/10/04  .......................
Supplemental NPRM...................   09/00/11  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Denise Harmon, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, National Vessel Documentation 
Center,

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792 T.J. Jackson Drive, Falling Waters, WV 25419, Phone: 304 271-2506.
    RIN: 1625-AA14

216. Inspection of Towing Vessels

    Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 3103; 46 U.S.C. 3301; 46 U.S.C. 3306; 46 
U.S.C. 3308; 46 U.S.C. 3316; 46 U.S.C. 3703; 46 U.S.C. 8104; 46 U.S.C. 
8904; DHS Delegation No 0170.1
    Abstract: This rulemaking would implement a program of inspection 
for certification of towing vessels, which were previously uninspected. 
It would prescribe standards for safety management systems and third-
party auditors and surveyors, along with standards for construction, 
operation, vessel systems, safety equipment, and recordkeeping.
    Timetable:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   07/00/11  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael Harmon, Program Manager, CG-5222, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., 
STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1427, E-mail: 
michael.j.harmon@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB06

217. Updates to Maritime Security

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1226; 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. ch 701; 
50 U.S.C. 191 and 192; EO 12656; 3 CFR 1988 Comp p 585; 33 CFR 1.05-1; 
33 CFR 6.04-11; 33 CFR 6.14; 33 CFR 6.16; 33 CFR 6.19; DHS Delegation 
No 0170.1
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes certain additions, changes, and 
amendments to 33 CFR, subchapter H. Subchapter H is comprised of parts 
101 thru 106. Subchapter H implements the major provisions of the 
Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. This rulemaking is the 
first major revision to subchapter H. The proposed changes would 
further enhance the security of our Nation's ports, vessels, 
facilities, and Outer Continental Shelf facilities and incorporate 
requirements from legislation implemented since the original 
publication of these regulations in 2003. This rulemaking has 
international interest because of the close relationship between 
subchapter H and the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS).
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   07/00/11  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: LCDR Loan O'Brien, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Commandant, (CG-5442), 2100 2nd 
Street SW., STOP 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581, Phone: 877 687-2243, 
Fax: 202 372-1906, E-mail: loan.t.o'brien@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB38

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Final Rule Stage

218. Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged 
in U.S. Waters

    Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 4711
    Abstract: This rulemaking adds performance standards to 33 CFR part 
151, subparts C and D, for discharges of ballast water. It supports the 
Coast Guard's broad roles and responsibilities of maritime safety and 
maritime stewardship. This project is economically significant.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANPRM...............................   03/04/02  67 FR 9632
ANPRM Comment Period End............   06/03/02  .......................
NPRM................................   08/28/09  74 FR 44632
Public Meeting......................   09/14/09  74 FR 46964
Public Meeting......................   09/22/09  74 FR 48190
Public Meeting......................   09/28/09  74 FR 49355
Notice--Extension of Comment Period.   10/15/09  74 FR 52941
Public Meeting......................   10/22/09  74 FR 54533
Public Meeting Correction...........   10/26/09  74 FR 54944
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/04/09  74 FR 52941
Final Rule..........................   07/00/11  .......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mr. John C Morris, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., STOP 7126, 
Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1433, E-mail: 
john.c.morris@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA32

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Long-Term Actions

219. Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels

    Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 4502(a) to 4502(d); 46 U.S.C. 4505 and 
4506; 46 U.S.C. 6104; 46 U.S.C. 10603; DHS Delegation No. 0170.1(92)
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend commercial fishing industry 
vessel requirements to enhance maritime safety. Commercial fishing 
remains one of the most dangerous industries in America. The Commercial 
Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Act of 1988 (``the Act,'' codified in 46 
U.S.C. chapter 45) gives the Coast Guard regulatory authority to 
improve the safety of vessels operating in that industry. Although 
significant reductions in industry deaths were recorded after the Coast 
Guard issued its initial rules under the Act in 1991, we believe more 
deaths and serious injury can be avoided through compliance with new 
regulations in the following areas: Vessel stability and watertight 
integrity, vessel maintenance and safety equipment including crew 
immersion suits, crew training and drills, and improved documentation 
of regulatory compliance.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Action                   Date             FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ANPRM.............................   03/31/08  73 FR 16815
ANPRM Comment Period End..........   12/15/08  .........................
                                   -------------------------------------
NPRM..............................            To Be Determined
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jack Kemerer, Project Manager, CG-5433, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20593, Phone: 202 372-1249, E-mail: 

jack.a.kemerer@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA77

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Completed Actions

220. Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(j); 43 U.S.C. 1333; 46 U.S.C. 2103; 
46 U.S.C. 2113; 46 U.S.C. 3205; 46 U.S.C. 3301; 46

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U.S.C. 3306; 46 U.S.C. 3307; 46 U.S.C. 3703; 46 U.S.C. 5115; 46 U.S.C. 
6101; 49 U.S.C. App 1804; EO 11735; EO 12234; DHS Delegation No 0170.1; 
Pub. L. 103-206, 107 Stat 2439
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes developing a rule that addresses 
both the stability calculations and the environmental operating 
requirements for certain domestic passenger vessels. The proposed rule 
would address the outdated per-person weight averages that are 
currently used in stability calculations for certain domestic passenger 
vessels. In addition, the proposed rule would add environmental 
operating requirements for domestic passenger vessels that could be 
adversely affected by sudden inclement weather. This rulemaking would 
increase passenger safety by significantly reducing the risk of certain 
types of passenger vessels capsizing due to either passenger 
overloading or operating these vessels in hazardous weather conditions. 
This rulemaking would support the Coast Guard's broad role and 
responsibility of maritime safety.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
NPRM................................   08/20/08  73 FR 49244
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/18/08  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   12/08/08  73 FR 74426
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/06/09  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   02/18/09  74 FR 7576
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/09  .......................
Final Rule..........................   12/14/10  75 FR 78064
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: William Peters, Program Manager, Office of Design 
and Engineering Standards, Systems Engineering Division (CG-5212), 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street SW., 
STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1371, E-mail: 
william.s.peters@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB20

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

Final Rule Stage

221. Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements

    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 interim final rule implements the provisions of 
section 203 of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 
2006. It amends CBP Regulations to require carriers and importers to 
provide to CBP, via a CBP-approved electronic data interchange system, 
information necessary to enable CBP to identify high-risk shipments to 
prevent smuggling and insure cargo safety and security. Under the rule, 
importers and carriers must submit specified information to CBP before 
the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel. This advance 
information will improve CBP's risk assessment and targeting 
capabilities, assist CBP in increasing the security of the global 
trading system, and facilitate the prompt release of legitimate cargo 
following its arrival in the United States.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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........................   08/00/11
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Richard DiNucci, Department of Homeland Security, 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20229, Phone: 202 344-2513, E-
mail: richard.dinucci@dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1651-AA70

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Final Rule Stage

222. Aircraft Repair Station Security

    Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 114; 49 U.S.C. 44924
    Abstract: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposed 
to add a new regulation to improve the security of domestic and foreign 
aircraft repair stations, as required by the section 611 of Vision 
100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act and section 1616 of the 9/
11 Commission Act of 2007. The regulation proposed general requirements 
for security programs to be adopted and implemented by repair stations 
certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) was published in the Federal Register on 
November 18, 2009, requesting public comments to be submitted by 
January 19, 2010. The comment period was extended to February 19, 2010, 
on request of the stakeholders to allow the aviation industry and other 
interested entities and individuals additional time to complete their 
comments.
    TSA has coordinated its efforts with the FAA throughout the 
rulemaking process to ensure that the final rule does not interfere 
with FAA's ability or authority to regulate part 145 repair station 
safety matters.
    Timetable:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Action                    Date            FR Cite
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Notice--Public Meeting; Request for    02/24/04  69 FR 8357
 Comments.
Report to Congress..................   08/24/04
NPRM................................   11/18/09  74 FR 59873
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/19/10
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   12/29/09  74 FR 68774
NPRM Extended Comment Period End....   02/19/10
Final Rule..........................   10/00/11
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Celio Young, Program Manager, Repair Stations, 
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, 
General Aviation Division, TSA-28, HQ, E5, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6028,

[[Page 40079]]

Phone: 571 227-3580, Fax: 571 227-1362, E-mail: celio.young@dhs.gov.
    Thomas Philson, Deputy Director, Regulatory and Economic Analysis, 
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, 
TSA-28, HQ, E10-411N, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, 
Phone: 571 227-3236, Fax: 571 227-1362, E-mail: thomas.philson@dhs.gov.
    Linda L. Kent, Assistant Chief Counsel, Regulations and Security 
Standards Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation 
Security Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, TSA-2, HQ, E12-
126S, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 571 227-
2675, Fax: 571 227-1381, E-mail: linda.kent@dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1652-AA38

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Long-Term Actions

223. Modification of the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) 
(Market Share)

    Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 44901; 49 U.S.C. 44940
    Abstract: The Transportation Security Administration will propose a 
method for apportioning the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) 
among air carriers. The ASIF is a fee imposed on air carriers and 
foreign air carriers to help pay the Government's costs of providing 
civil aviation security services.
    Starting in fiscal year 2005, the Aviation and Transportation 
Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107-71; Nov. 19, 2001), codified at 49 
U.S.C. 44940, authorizes TSA to change the methodology for imposing the 
ASIF on air carriers and foreign air carriers from a system based on 
their 2000 screening costs to a system based on market share or other 
appropriate measures.
    On November 5, 2003, the Transportation Security Administration 
(TSA) published a notice requesting comment on possible changes in 
order to allow for open industry and public input. TSA sought comments 
on issues regarding how to impose the ASIF, and whether, when, and how 
often the ASIF should be adjusted. The comment period was extended on 
the notice for an additional 30 days, until February 5, 2004. TSA is 
developing a market share methodology and intends to seek public 
comments through issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Notice; Requesting Comment-            11/05/03  68 FR 62613
 Imposition of the Aviation Security
 Infrastructure Fee (ASIF).
Notice--Imposition of ASIF; Comment    01/05/04
 Period End.
Notice--Imposition of ASIF; Comment    12/31/03  68 FR 75611
 Period Extended.
Notice--Imposition of ASIF; Extended   02/05/04
 Comment Period End.
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Michael Gambone, Deputy Director, Office of 
Revenue, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of Finance and Administration, TSA-14, HQ, W12-
319, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6014, Phone: 571 227-
1081, Fax: 571 227-2904, E-mail: michael.gambone@dhs.gov.
    Thomas Philson, Deputy Director, Regulatory and Economic Analysis, 
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, 
TSA-28, HQ, E10-411N, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, 
Phone: 571 227-3236, Fax: 571 227-1362, E-mail: thomas.philson@dhs.gov.
    Linda L. Kent, Assistant Chief Counsel, Regulations and Security 
Standards Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation 
Security Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, TSA-2, HQ, E12-
126S, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 571 227-
2675, Fax: 571 227-1381, E-mail: linda.kent@dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1652-AA43

[FR Doc. 2011-15490 Filed 7-6-11; 8:45 am]
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