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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 79 , No. 4 / Tuesday, January 7, 2014 / 
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 July 23, 2013, at 78 FR 44266.
    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: August 29, 2013.
Christina E. McDonald,
Associate General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

                Office of the Secretary--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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320.......................  Ammonium Nitrate Security          1601-AA52
                             Program (Reg Plan Seq No.
                             68).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


     U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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321.......................  Administrative Appeals             1615-AB98
                             Office: Procedural
                             Reforms To Improve
                             Efficiency (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 73).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


                  U.S. Coast Guard--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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322.......................  Numbering of Undocumented          1625-AA14
                             Barges.
323.......................  Outer Continental Shelf            1625-AA18
                             Activities.
324.......................  Updates to Maritime                1625-AB38
                             Security.
325.......................  Lifesaving Devices                 1625-AB83
                             Uninspected Vessels
                             Commercial Barges and
                             Sailing 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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326.......................  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. 78).
327.......................  Vessel Requirements for            1625-AA99
                             Notices of Arrival and
                             Departure, and Automatic
                             Identification System
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 79).
328.......................  Inspection of Towing               1625-AB06
                             Vessels.
329.......................  Transportation Worker              1625-AB21
                             Identification Credential
                             (TWIC); Card Reader
                             Requirements (Reg Plan
                             Seq No. 80).
330.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AB85
                             Vessels--Implementation
                             of 2010 and 2012
                             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--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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331.......................  Nontank Vessel Response            1625-AB27
                             Plans and Other Vessel
                             Response Plan
                             Requirements.
332.......................  Marine Vapor Control               1625-AB37
                             Systems.
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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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333.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70
                             and Additional Carrier
                             Requirements (Section 610
                             Review) (Reg Plan Seq No.
                             82).
334.......................  Implementation of the Guam-        1651-AA77
                             CNMI Visa Waiver Program
                             (Section 610 Review) (Reg
                             Plan Seq No. 84).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


       Transportation Security Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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335.......................  Modification of the                1652-AA43
                             Aviation Security
                             Infrastructure Fee (ASIF)
                             (Market Share).
336.......................  General Aviation Security          1652-AA53
                             and Other Aircraft
                             Operator Security.
337.......................  Security Training for              1652-AA55
                             Surface Mode Employees
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 86).
338.......................  Standardized Vetting,              1652-AA61
                             Adjudication, and Redress
                             Services (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 87).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


        Transportation Security Administration--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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339.......................  Aircraft Repair Station            1652-AA38
                             Security (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 88).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


       U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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340.......................  Standards To Prevent,              1653-AA65
                             Detect, and Respond to
                             Sexual Abuse and Assault
                             in Confinement Facilities
                             (Section 610 Review) (Reg
                             Plan Seq No. 91).
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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)

Final Rule Stage

320. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 68 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1601-AA52

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Proposed Rule Stage

321. Administrative Appeals Office: Procedural Reforms to Improve 
Efficiency

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 73 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AB98

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Proposed Rule Stage

322. 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 allows the Coast Guard to 
identify the owners of abandoned barges. This rulemaking supports the 
Coast Guard's broad role and responsibility of protecting natural 
resources.
    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...................   03/00/14  .......................
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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, Email: denise.e.harmon@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA14

323. Outer Continental Shelf Activities

    Legal Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1333(d)(1); 43 U.S.C. 1348(c); 43 U.S.C. 
1356; DHS Delegation No 0170.1
    Abstract: The Coast Guard is the lead Federal agency for workplace 
safety and health on facilities and vessels engaged in the exploration 
for, or development, or production of, minerals on the Outer 
Continental Shelf (OCS), other than for matters generally related to 
drilling and production that are regulated by the Bureau of Ocean 
Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE). This project 
would revise the regulations on OCS activities by: (1) Adding new 
requirements, for OCS units for lifesaving, fire protection, training, 
hazardous materials used as stores, and accommodation spaces; (2) 
adding standards for electrical and machinery installations in 
hazardous locations; (3) providing regulations for dynamic positioning 
systems; (4) providing for USCG acceptance and approval of specified 
classification society plan reviews, inspections, audits, and surveys; 
and (5) requiring foreign vessels engaged in OCS activities to comply 
with rules similar to those imposed on U.S. vessels similarly engaged. 
This project would affect the owners and operators of facilities and 
vessels engaged in offshore activities.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Request for Comments................   06/27/95  60 FR 33185
Comment Period End..................   09/25/95  .......................
NPRM................................   12/07/99  64 FR 68416
NPRM Correction.....................   02/22/00  65 FR 8671
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/16/00  65 FR 14226
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   06/30/00  65 FR 40559
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/30/00  .......................
Supplemental NPRM...................   09/00/14  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Dan Lawrence, Program Manager, CG-OES-2, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Commandant, 2100 Second Street 
SW., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, Phone: 202 372-1382, Email: 
james.d.lawrence@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AA18

324. 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 (MTSA). 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 Security and 
Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006, 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................................   09/00/14  .......................
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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), 2703 
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593-
7501, Phone: 202 372-1133, Email: loan.t.o'brien@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB38

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325. Lifesaving Devices Uninspected Vessels Commercial Barges and 
Sailing Vessels (Section 610 Review)

    Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 2103; 46 U.S.C. 4102; Department of 
Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1(92)(a), (92)(b)
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposed aligning its regulations with 
the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act. Before 2010, uninspected 
commercial barges and uninspected commercial sailing vessels fell 
outside the scope of a statute requiring the regulation of lifesaving 
devices on uninspected vessels. Lifesaving devices were required on 
these vessels only if they carried passengers for hire. The 2010 Act 
brought these vessels within the scope of the statutory requirement to 
carry lifesaving devices even if they carry no passengers. The Coast 
Guard proposed requiring the use of wearable personal flotation devices 
for individuals on board uninspected commercial barges and sailing 
vessels, and amending several regulatory tables to reflect that 
requirement. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety 
mission.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/17/13  78 FR 42739
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/15/13  .......................
Final Rule..........................      To Be  Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
    Agency Contact: Martin L. Jackson, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Commandant (CG-ENG-4), 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, 
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

326. 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. 78 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1625-AA16

327. Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure, and 
Automatic Identification System

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 79 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1625-AA99

328. 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..........................   09/00/14  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Patrick Mannion, Project Manager, CG-OES2, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther 
King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, Phone: 202 
372-1439, Email: patrick.j.mannion@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB06

329. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Card 
Reader Requirements

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 80 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1625-AB21

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

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-281; title VI (Marine Safety)
    Abstract: The Coast Guard is implementing those requirements of 
2010 and 2012 legislation that pertain to uninspected commercial 
fishing industry vessels and that took effect upon enactment of the 
legislation but that, to be implemented, require amendments to Coast 
Guard regulations affecting those vessels. The applicability of the 
regulations is being changed, and new requirements are being added to 
safety training, equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety 
standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of 
unsafe operations. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard maritime 
safety mission.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   09/00/14  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jack Kemerer, Project Manager, CG-CVC-43, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther 
King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593-7501, Phone: 202 
372-1249, Email: jack.a.kemerer@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB85

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Completed Actions

331. 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..........................   09/30/13  78 FR 60099
Final Rule Effective................   10/30/13  .......................
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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, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., 
STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593-7501, Phone: 202 372-2358, Email: 
timothy.m.brown@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB27

332. Marine Vapor Control Systems

    Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1225; 42 U.S.C. 7511b(f)(2); 46 U.S.C. 
3703
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to revise the existing safety 
regulations for facility and vessel vapor control systems (VCSs). The 
proposed changes would make VCS requirements more compatible with new 
Federal and State environmental requirements, regulate industry 
advancements in VCS technology, and codify the standards in the design 
and operation of a VCS at a tank barge cleaning facility. These changes 
would increase the safety of operations by regulating the design, 
installation, and use of VCSs, but would not require the installation 
or use of the systems.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/21/10  75 FR 65151
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/21/11  .......................
Final Rule..........................   07/16/13  78 FR 42596
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: LT Jodi Min, Project Manager, CG-ENG-5, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, Phone: 202 372-1422, 
Email: jodi.j.min@uscg.mil.
    RIN: 1625-AB37

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

Final Rule Stage

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

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 82 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1651-AA70

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

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 84 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1651-AA77

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Proposed Rule Stage

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

    Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 44901; 49 U.S.C. 44940
    Abstract: On February 20, 2002 (67 FR 7926), the Transportation 
Security Administration (TSA) published an interim final rule (IFR) 
that established the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF), which 
is imposed on air carriers and foreign air carriers in air 
transportation, foreign air transportation, and intrastate air 
transportation to help defray TSA's costs of providing U.S. civil 
aviation security services. TSA is developing a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) that will propose to amend current ASIF requirements, 
see 49 CFR part 1511, by modifying the method that TSA uses to assess 
the ASIF, reapportioning the amount to be paid per airline. The NPRM 
will also respond to any comments submitted regarding the IFR.
    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.
    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.
NPRM................................   04/00/14  .......................
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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, 
601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6014, Phone: 571 227-1081, 
Fax: 571 227-2904, Email: michael.gambone@tsa.dhs.gov.
    Monica Grasso Ph.D., Manager, Economic Analysis Branch-Cross Modal 
Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, TSA-
28, HQ, E10, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 
571 227-3329, Email: monica.grasso@tsa.dhs.gov.
    Traci Klemm, Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security Standards 
Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, TSA-2, HQ, E12, 601 South 
12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 571 227-3596, Email: 
traci.klemm@tsa.dhs.gov.
    RIN: 1652-AA43

336. 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

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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) Security measures for 
foreign aircraft operators commensurate with measures for U.S. 
operators, (2) the type of aircraft subject to TSA regulation, (3) 
compliance oversight, (4) watch list matching of passengers, (5) 
prohibited items, (6) scope of the background check requirements and 
the procedures used to implement the requirement, and (7) other issues.
    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...................   08/00/14  .......................
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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.
    Monica Grasso Ph.D., Manager, Economic Analysis Branch-Cross Modal 
Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, TSA-
28, HQ, E10, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 
571 227-3329, Email: monica.grasso@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, 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

337. Security Training for Surface Mode Employees

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 86 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1652-AA55

338. Standardized Vetting, Adjudication, and Redress Services

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 87 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1652-AA61

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Final Rule Stage

339. Aircraft Repair Station Security

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 88 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)

Final Rule Stage

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

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 91 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1653-AA65

[FR Doc. 2013-29633 Filed 1-6-14; 8:45 am]
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