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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 78 , No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2013 / 
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's 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, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the General Counsel, 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, Sep. 
19, 1980) and Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' 
(Sep. 30, 1993) as incorporated in Executive Order 13563 ``Improving 
Regulation & Regulatory Review'' (Jan. 18, 2011), 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's last semiannual 
regulatory agenda was published on February 13, 2012, at 77 FR 7960.
    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.
    As part of the Unified Agenda, Federal agencies are also required 
to prepare a Regulatory Plan of the most important significant 
regulatory actions that the agency reasonably expects to issue in 
proposed or final form in that fiscal year. As in past years, for fall 
editions of the Unified Agenda, the entire Regulatory Plan and agency 
regulatory flexibility agendas, in accordance with the publication 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, are printed in the 
Federal Register.
    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'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: October 19, 2012.
 Christina E. McDonald,
Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

               Office of the Secretary--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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307.......................  Ammonium Nitrate Security          1601-AA52
                             Program.
308.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA65
                             Acquisition Regulation,
                             Subcontractor Labor Hour
                             Rates Under Time and
                             Materials Contracts.
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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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309.......................  Administrative Appeals             1615-AB98
                             Office: Procedural
                             Reforms To Improve
                             Efficiency.
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      U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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310.......................  Registration Requirement           1615-AB71
                             for Petitioners Seeking
                             To File H-1B Petitions on
                             Behalf of Aliens Subject
                             to Numerical Limitations.
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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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311.......................  Numbering of Undocumented          1625-AA14
                             Barges.
312.......................  Updates to Maritime                1625-AB38
                             Security.

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313.......................  Lifesaving Devices on              1625-AB83
                             Uninspected Vessels
                             (Section 610 Review).
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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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314.......................  Implementation of the 1995         1625-AA16
                             Amendments to the
                             International Convention
                             on Standards of Training,
                             Certification, and
                             Watchkeeping (STCW) for
                             Seafarers, 1978 (Reg Plan
                             Seq No. 59).
315.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AA77
                             Industry Vessels.
316.......................  Nontank Vessel Response            1625-AB27
                             Plans and Other Vessel
                             Response Plan
                             Requirements.
317.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AB85
                             Vessels--Implementation
                             of 2010 Legislation.
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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--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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318.......................  Marine Transportation-             1625-AA12
                             Related Facility Response
                             Plans for Hazardous
                             Substances.
319.......................  Tank Vessel Response Plans         1625-AA13
                             for Hazardous Substances.
320.......................  Inspection of Towing               1625-AB06
                             Vessels.
321.......................  MARPOL Annex 1 Update.....         1625-AB57
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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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322.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70
                             and Additional Carrier
                             Requirements.
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       Transportation Security Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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323.......................  General Aviation Security          1652-AA53
                             and Other Aircraft
                             Operator Security.
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        Transportation Security Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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324.......................  Aircraft Repair Station            1652-AA38
                             Security (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 66).
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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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325.......................  Standards To Prevent,              1653-AA65
                             Detect and Respond to
                             Sexual Abuse and Assault
                             in Confinement Facilities
                             (Section 610 Review) (Reg
                             Plan Seq No. 68).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Long-Term Actions

307. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program

    Legal Authority: 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act, sec 563, 
subtitle J--Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate, Pub. L. 110-161
    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.''
    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  .......................
Final Rule..........................   12/00/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jon MacLaren, Ammonium Nitrate Program Manager, 
Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, 
Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (NPPD/ISCD), Mail Stop 
0610, 245 Murray Lane SW., Arlington, VA 20598-0610, Phone: 703 235-
5263, Email: jon.m.maclaren@hq.dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1601-AA52

308. Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation, Subcontractor Labor Hour 
Rates Under Time and Materials Contracts

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 5 U.S.C. 302; 41 U.S.C. 418b(a); 41 
U.S.C. 418b(b); 41 U.S.C. 414; 48 CFR part 1, subpart 1.3; DHS 
Delegation Number 0700
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to 
amend its Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) parts 3016 
and 3052 to require DHS contracts for time and material or labor hours 
(T&M/LH) to include separate labor hour rates for subcontractors and a 
description of the method that will be used to record and bill for 
labor hours for both contractors and subcontractors.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/21/12  77 FR 50449
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/22/12  .......................
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Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeremy F. Olson, Senior Procurement Analyst, 
Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement 
Officer, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-5197, Fax: 202 447-5310, 
Email: jerry.olson@hq.dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1601-AA65

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Proposed Rule Stage

309. Administrative Appeals Office: Procedural Reforms To Improve 
Efficiency

    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 proposed rule revises the requirements and 
procedures for the filing of motions and appeals before the Department 
of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
and its Administrative Appeals Office. 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.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/00/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: William K. Renwick, Supervisory Citizenship and 
Immigration Appeals Officer, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Administrative Appeals Office, 
Washington, DC 20529-2090, Phone: 703 224-4501, Email: 
william.k.renwick@uscis.dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1615-AB98

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Long-Term Actions

310. 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 will finalize its 
regulations governing petitions filed on behalf of alien workers 
subject to annual numerical limitations. This rule proposes to 
establish 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 may exceed 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..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Susan Arroyo, Chief of Staff, Service Center 
Operations, 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, Email: 
susan.k.arroyo@uscis.dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1615-AB71

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Proposed Rule Stage

311. 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

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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. 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 Reopening Comment Period End...   11/10/04  .......................
Supplemental NPRM...................   12/00/12  .......................
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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, 792 T.J. Jackson Drive, Falling Waters, WV 25419, Phone: 304 
271-2506.
    RIN: 1625-AA14

312. 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 through 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 the goals of domestic compliance and international cooperation 
by incorporating requirements from legislation implemented since the 
original publication of these regulations, such as the SAFE Port Act, 
and including international standards such as STCW security training. 
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................................   04/00/13  .......................
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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-FAC-2), 2100 
Second Street SW., STOP 7581, Washington, DC 20593-7581, Phone: 202 
372-1133, Email: loan.t.o'brien@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB38

313. Lifesaving Devices on Uninspected Vessels (Section 610 Review)

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-281; 33 U.S.C. 1903(b); 46 U.S.C. 
3306; 46 U.S.C. 4102; 46 U.S.C. 4302; Department of Homeland Security 
Delegation No. 0170.1
    Abstract: Section 619 of the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, 
(Act) (Pub. L. 111-281) amends title 46, United States Code (U.S.C.) 
4102(b), and directs the Coast Guard to require the installation, 
maintenance, and use of life preservers and other lifesaving devices 
for individuals on uninspected vessels. Currently, uninspected 
commercial barges not carrying passengers for hire do not meet this 
mandate. This proposed rule would fulfill that statutory mandate by 
changing 46 CFR 25.25 and several associated tables by removing the 
exemption from existing regulations for uninspected commercial barges 
not carrying passengers for hire and prescribe regulations requiring 
the installation, maintenance, and use of lifesaving devices to enhance 
the safety of persons working aboard these vessels.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/00/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined.
    Agency Contact: Martin L. Jackson, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Commandant (CG-ENG-4), 2100 2nd 
Street SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1391, 
Email: martin.l.jackson@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB83

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Final Rule Stage

314. Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International 
Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping 
(STCW) for Seafarers, 1978

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 59 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1625-AA16

315. 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 proposed rule would have amended commercial fishing 
industry vessel requirements to enhance maritime safety. Commercial 
fishing is 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. This regulatory 
project was opened in 2002 to consider regulatory changes to improve 
safety in the commercial fishing industry, which remains one of the 
most hazardous occupations in the United States. The Coast Guard is now 
intending to withdraw this rulemaking, subject to public comment on why 
it should remain open, in light of the 2010 adoption by Congress of new 
legislation that provides the Coast Guard with important new regulatory 
authority over commercial fishing safety. Withdrawal of this project 
will help the Coast Guard focus its regulatory efforts on timely 
regulatory implementation of its 2010 statutory authority, which will 
be done under a separate RIN (1625-AB85).
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   03/31/08  73 FR 16815

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ANPRM Comment Period End............   12/15/08
Notice of Withdrawal................   03/00/13
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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, Email: 
jack.a.kemerer@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA77

316. Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Vessel Response Plan 
Requirements

    Legal Authority: 3 U.S.C. 301 to 303; 33 U.S.C. 1223; 33 U.S.C. 
1231; 33 U.S.C. 3121; 33 U.S.C. 1903; 33 U.S.C. 1908; 46 U.S.C. 6101
    Abstract: This rulemaking would establish regulations requiring 
owners or operators of nontank vessels to prepare and submit oil spill 
response plans. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act defines nontank 
vessels as self-propelled vessels of 400 gross tons or greater that 
operate on the navigable waters of the United States, carry oil of any 
kind as fuel for main propulsion, and are not tank vessels. The NPRM 
proposed to specify the content of a response plan, and among other 
issues, address the requirement to plan for responding to a worst case 
discharge and a substantial threat of such a discharge. Additionally, 
the NPRM proposed to update International Shipboard Oil Pollution 
Emergency Plan (SOPEP) requirements that apply to certain nontank 
vessels and tank vessels. Finally, the NPRM proposed to require vessel 
owners and operators to submit their vessel response plan control 
number as part of the notice of arrival information. This project 
supports the Coast Guard's broad roles and responsibilities of maritime 
stewardship.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/31/09  74 FR 44970
Public Meeting......................   09/25/09  74 FR 48891
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/30/09
Final Rule..........................   04/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Mr. Timothy M. Brown, Project Manager, Office of 
Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC-1), Department of Homeland 
Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., Stop 7581, 
Washington, DC 20593-7581, Phone: 202 372-7581, Email: 
timothy.m.brown@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB27

317. Commercial Fishing Vessels--Implementation of 2010 Legislation

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-281; title VI (Marine Safety)
    Abstract: The Coast Guard is implementing those requirements of a 
2010 statute that pertain to uninspected commercial fishing industry 
vessels and that took effect upon enactment of the statute 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 strategic goal of maritime safety.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   04/00/13
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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, Email: 
jack.a.kemerer@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB85

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Long-Term Actions

318. Marine Transportation-Related Facility Response Plans for 
Hazardous Substances

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1321(j); Pub. L. 101-380; Pub. L. 108-
293
    Abstract: This project would implement provisions of the Oil 
Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) that require an owner or operator of a 
marine transportation-related facility transferring bulk hazardous 
substances to develop and operate in accordance with an approved 
response plan. The regulations would apply to marine transportation-
related facilities that, because of their location, could cause harm to 
the environment by discharging a hazardous substance into or on the 
navigable waters or adjoining shoreline. A separate rulemaking, under 
RIN 1625-AA13, was developed in tandem with this rulemaking and 
addresses hazardous substances response plan requirements for tank 
vessels. This project supports the Coast Guard's broad roles and 
responsibilities of maritime safety and maritime stewardship by 
reducing the consequence of pollution incidents. This action is 
considered significant because of substantial public and industry 
interest.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   05/03/96  61 FR 20084
Notice of Public Hearings...........   07/03/96  61 FR 34775
ANPRM Comment Period End............   09/03/96
NPRM................................   03/31/00  65 FR 17416
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/29/00
Notice To Reopen Comment Period.....   02/17/11  76 FR 9276
Comment Period Reopen End...........   05/18/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: CDR Michael Roldan, Project Manager, CG-521, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street 
SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1420, Email: 
luis.m.roldan@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA12

319. Tank Vessel Response Plans for Hazardous Substances

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 33 U.S.C. 1321(j); Pub. L. 101-
380; Pub. L. 108-293
    Abstract: This project would implement provisions of the Oil 
Pollution Act of 1990 that require an owner or operator of a tank 
vessel carrying bulk hazardous substances to develop and submit to the 
Coast Guard a response plan and operate in accordance with an approved 
response plan. The regulations would apply to vessels operating on the 
navigable waters or within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the 
United States that carry bulk hazardous substances. Additionally, this 
project would update shipboard marine pollution emergency plans for 
noxious liquid substance (SMPEP-NLS) requirements that apply to certain 
nontank vessels and tank vessels. A separate rulemaking, under RIN 
1625-AA12, would address hazardous substances response plan 
requirements for marine transportation-related facilities. This project 
supports the

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Coast Guard's broad roles and responsibilities of maritime safety and 
maritime stewardship by reducing the consequences of pollution 
incidents.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   05/03/96  61 FR 20084
Notice of Public Hearings...........   07/03/96  61 FR 34775
ANPRM Comment Period End............   09/03/96
NPRM................................   03/22/99  64 FR 13734
Notice of Public Hearing............   06/15/99  64 FR 31994
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   06/15/99
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/21/99
NPRM Extended Comment Period End....   08/30/99
Notice To Reopen Comment Period.....   02/17/11  76 FR 9276
Comment Period End..................   05/18/11
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Raymond Martin, Project Manager CG-5225, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., STOP 
7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1449, Email: 
raymond.w.martin@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA13

320. 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................................   08/11/11  76 FR 49976
Notice of Public Meetings...........   09/09/11  76 FR 55847
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/09/11
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Patrick Mannion, Project Manager, CG-5222, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street 
SW., STOP 7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1439, Email: 
patrick.j.mannion@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB06

321. MARPOL Annex 1 Update

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1902; 46 U.S.C. 3306
    Abstract: In this rulemaking, the Coast Guard would amend the 
regulations in subchapter O (Pollution) of title 33 of the CFR, 
including regulations on vessels carrying oil, oil pollution 
prevention, oil transfer operations, and rules for marine environmental 
protection regarding oil tank vessels, to reflect changes to 
international oil pollution standards adopted since 2004. Additionally, 
this regulation would update shipping regulations in title 46 to 
require Material Safety Data Sheets, in accordance with international 
agreements, to protect the safety of mariners at sea.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/09/12  77 FR 21360
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/26/12
Comment Period Extended.............   09/07/12  77 FR 43741
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Scott Hartley, Program Manager CG-OES-2, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2100 Second Street SW., STOP 
7126, Washington, DC 20593-7126, Phone: 202 372-1437, Email: 
scott.e.hartley@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB57

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

Final Rule Stage

322. 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 amended 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 improves CBP's risk assessment and targeting capabilities, 
assists CBP in increasing the security of the global trading system, 
and facilitates the prompt release of legitimate cargo following its 
arrival in the United States. The interim final rule requested comments 
on those required data elements for which CBP provided certain 
flexibilities for compliance and on the revised costs and benefits and 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. CBP plans to issue a final rule after 
CBP completes a structured review of the flexibilities and analyzes the 
comments.
    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........................   02/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Craig Clark, Program Manager, Vessel Manifest & 
Importer Security Filing, Office of Cargo and Conveyance Security, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20229, Phone: 202 344-
3052, Email: craig.clark@cbp.dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1651-AA70


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Proposed Rule Stage

323. General Aviation Security and Other Aircraft Operator Security

    Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 469; 18 U.S.C. 842; 18 U.S.C. 845; 46 
U.S.C. 70102 to 70106; 46 U.S.C. 70117; 49 U.S.C. 114; 49 U.S.C. 
114(f)(3); 49 U.S.C. 5103; 49 U.S.C. 5103a; 49 U.S.C. 40113; 49 U.S.C. 
44901 to 44907; 49 U.S.C. 44913 to 44914; 49 U.S.C. 44916 to 44918; 49 
U.S.C. 44932; 49 U.S.C. 44935 to 44936; 49 U.S.C. 44942; 49 U.S.C. 
46105
    Abstract: On October 30, 2008 (73 FR 64790), the Transportation 
Security Administration (TSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM), proposing to amend current aviation transportation security 
regulations to enhance the security of general aviation by expanding 
the scope of current requirements, and by adding new requirements for 
certain large aircraft operators and airports serving those aircraft.
    TSA also proposed that all aircraft operations, including corporate 
and private charter operations, with aircraft having a maximum 
certificated takeoff weight (MTOW) above 12,500 pounds (large aircraft) 
be required to adopt a large aircraft security program. TSA also 
proposed to require certain airports that serve large aircraft to adopt 
security programs.
    After considering comments received on the NPRM and sponsoring 
public meetings with stakeholders, TSA decided to revise the original 
proposal to tailor security requirements to the general aviation 
industry. TSA is preparing a supplemental NPRM (SNPRM), which will 
include a comment period for public comments. TSA is considering the 
following proposed provisions in the SNPRM: (1) The type of aircraft 
subject to TSA regulation; (2) compliance oversight; (3) watch list 
matching of passengers; (4) prohibited items; (5) scope of the 
background check requirements and the procedures used to implement the 
requirement; and (6) other issues. Additionally, in the SNPRM, TSA 
plans to propose security measures for foreign aircraft operators 
commensurate with measures for U.S. operators.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/30/08  73 FR 64790
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/29/08
Notice--NPRM Comment Period Extended   11/25/08  73 FR 71590
NPRM Extended Comment Period End....   02/27/09
Notice--Public Meetings; Requests      12/18/08  73 FR 77045
 for Comments.
Supplemental NPRM...................   08/00/13
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kerwin Wilson, Acting Assistant General Manager, 
General Aviation Security, Department of Homeland Security, 
Transportation Security Administration, Office of Security Policy and 
Industry Engagement, TSA-28, HQ, E, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, 
VA 20598-6028, Phone: 571 227-3788, Email: kerwin.wilson@tsa.dhs.gov.
    Dominick S. Caridi, Director, Regulatory and Economic Analysis, 
Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, TSA-
28, HQ, E10-419N, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, 
Phone: 571 227-2952, Fax: 703 603-0404, Email: 
dominick.caridi@tsa.dhs.gov.
    Denise Daniels, Attorney, Regulations and Security Standards 
Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, TSA-2, HQ, E12-127S, 601 
South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 571 227-3443, Fax: 
571 227-1381, Email: denise.daniels@tsa.dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1652-AA53

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Final Rule Stage

324. Aircraft Repair Station Security

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 66 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1652-AA38

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)

Proposed Rule Stage

325.  Standards To Prevent, Detect and Respond to Sexual Abuse 
and Assault in Confinement Facilities (Section 610 Review)

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 68 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1653-AA65

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