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Vol. 76



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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda



Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 130 / Thursday, July 7, 2011 / 

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 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

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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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.

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      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Completed Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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213.......................  E-2 Nonimmigrant Status            1615-AB75

                             for Aliens in the

                             Commonwealth of the

                             Northern Mariana Islands

                             With Long-Term Investor

                             Status.

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                     U.S. Coast Guard--Prerule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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214.......................  Claims Procedures Under            1625-AA03

                             the Oil Pollution Act of

                             1990 (USCG-2004-17697).

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                  U.S. Coast Guard--Proposed Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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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.

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218.......................  Standards for Living               1625-AA32

                             Organisms in Ships'

                             Ballast Water Discharged

                             in U.S. Waters.

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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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219.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AA77

                             Industry Vessels.

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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Completed Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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220.......................  Passenger Weight and               1625-AB20

                             Inspected Vessel

                             Stability Requirements.

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          U.S. Customs and Border Protection--Final Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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221.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70

                             and Additional Carrier

                             Requirements.

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        Transportation Security Administration--Final Rule Stage

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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222.......................  Aircraft Repair Station            1652-AA38

                             Security.

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        Transportation Security Administration--Long-Term Actions

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                                                           Regulation

       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.

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223.......................  Modification of the                1652-AA43

                             Aviation Security

                             Infrastructure Fee (ASIF)

                             (Market Share).

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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

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NPRM................................   03/03/11  76 FR 11686

NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/02/11  .......................

Final Rule..........................   04/00/12  .......................

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    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:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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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  .......................

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    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

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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  .......................

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    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

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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  .......................

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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, 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

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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  .......................

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    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:



 

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   07/00/11  .......................

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    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:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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NPRM................................   07/00/11  .......................

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    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

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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  .......................

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    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:



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              Action                   Date             FR Cite

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ANPRM.............................   03/31/08  73 FR 16815

ANPRM Comment Period End..........   12/15/08  .........................

                                   -------------------------------------

NPRM..............................            To Be Determined

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    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:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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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

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    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:



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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........................   08/00/11

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    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:



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               Action                    Date            FR Cite

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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

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    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,



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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



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