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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 9 / Friday, January 12, 2018 / 
Unified Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary

6 CFR Chs. I and II

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


Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DHS.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

General

    Please direct general comments and inquiries on the agenda to the 
Regulatory Affairs Law Division, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane, Mail Stop 0485, 
Washington, DC 20528-0485.

Specific

    Please direct specific comments and inquiries on individual actions 
identified in this agenda to the individual listed in the summary 
portion as the point of contact for that action.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS provides this notice pursuant to the 
requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Pub. L. 96-354, Sept. 
19, 1980) and Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' 
(Sept. 30, 1993) as incorporated in Executive Order 13563 ``Improving 
Regulation and Regulatory Review'' (Jan. 18, 2011) and Executive Order 
13771 ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs'' (Jan. 
30, 2017), which require the Department to publish a semiannual agenda 
of regulations. The regulatory agenda is a summary of existing and 
projected regulations as well as actions completed since the 
publication of the last regulatory agenda for the Department. DHS's 
last semiannual regulatory agenda was published on August 24, 2017, at 
82 FR 40290.
    Beginning in fall 2007, the internet became the basic means for 
disseminating the Unified Agenda. The complete Unified Agenda is 
available online at www.reginfo.gov.
    The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602) requires Federal 
agencies to publish their regulatory flexibility agendas in the Federal 
Register. A regulatory flexibility agenda shall contain, among other 
things, a brief description of the subject area of any rule which is 
likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities. DHS's printed agenda entries include regulatory actions 
that are in the Department's regulatory flexibility agenda. Printing of 
these entries is limited to fields that contain information required by 
the agenda provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Additional 
information on these entries is available in the Unified Agenda 
published on the internet.
    The semiannual agenda of the Department conforms to the Unified 
Agenda format developed by the Regulatory Information Service Center.

    Dated: September 29, 2017.
 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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263.......................  Ammonium Nitrate Security          1601-AA52
                             Program.
264.......................  Chemical Facility Anti-            1601-AA69
                             Terrorism Standards
                             (CFATS).
265.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA72
                             Acquisition Regulation,
                             Enhancement of
                             Whistleblower Protections
                             for Contractor Employees.
266.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA76
                             Acquisition Regulation:
                             Safeguarding of
                             Controlled Unclassified
                             Sensitive Information
                             (HSAR Case 2015-001).
267.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA78
                             Acquisition Regulation:
                             Information Technology
                             Security Awareness
                             Training (HSAR Case 2015-
                             002).
268.......................  Homeland Security                  1601-AA79
                             Acquisition Regulation:
                             Privacy Training (HSAR
                             Case 2015-003).
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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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269.......................  Registration Requirement           1615-AB71
                             for Petitioners Seeking
                             To File H-1B Petitions on
                             Behalf of Aliens Subject
                             to Numerical Limitations
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 44).
270.......................  Requirements for Filing            1615-AB98
                             Motions and
                             Administrative Appeals.
271.......................  EB-5 Immigrant Investor            1615-AC11
                             Regional Center Program
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 46).
272.......................  Removing H-4 Dependent             1615-AC15
                             Spouses from the Class of
                             Aliens Eligible for
                             Employment Authorization
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 48).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


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       U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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273.......................  EB-5 Immigrant Investor            1615-AC07
                             Program Modernization
                             (Reg Plan Seq No. 49).
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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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274.......................  Financial Responsibility--         1625-AC39
                             Vessels; Superseded
                             Pollution Funds (USCG-
                             2017-0788).
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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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275.......................  Seafarers' Access to               1625-AC15
                             Maritime Facilities.
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                   U.S. Coast Guard--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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276.......................  Outer Continental Shelf            1625-AA18
                             Activities.
277.......................  Commercial Fishing                 1625-AB85
                             Vessels--Implementation
                             of 2010 and 2012
                             Legislation.
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          U.S. Customs and Border Protection--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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278.......................  Importer Security Filing           1651-AA70
                             and Additional Carrier
                             Requirements (Section 610
                             Review).
279.......................  Implementation of the Guam-        1651-AA77
                             CNMI Visa Waiver Program
                             (Section 610 Review).
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          U.S. Customs and Border Protection--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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280.......................  Waiver of Passport and             1651-AA97
                             Visa Requirements Due to
                             an Unforeseen Emergency.
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       Transportation Security Administration--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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281.......................  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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282.......................  Security Training for              1652-AA55
                             Surface Transportation
                             Employees (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 57).
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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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283.......................  Procedures and Standards           1653-AA67
                             for Declining Surety
                             Immigration Bonds and
                             Administrative Appeal
                             Requirement for Breaches.
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        Federal Emergency Management Agency--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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284.......................  Updates to Floodplain              1660-AA85
                             Management and Protection
                             of Wetlands Regulations
                             to Implement Executive
                             Order 13690 and the
                             Federal Flood Risk
                             Management Standard.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Office of the Secretary (OS)

Long-Term Actions

263. Ammonium Nitrate Security Program

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: 6 U.S.C. 488 et seq.
    Abstract: This rulemaking will implement the December 2007 
amendment to the Homeland Security Act entitled ``Secure Handling of 
Ammonium Nitrate.'' The amendment requires the Department of Homeland 
Security to ``regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an 
ammonium nitrate facility . . . to prevent the misappropriation or use 
of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism.''
    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
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jon MacLaren, Chief, Rulemaking Section, Department 
of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, 
Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (NPPD/ISCD), 245 Murray 
Lane, Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 20528-0610, Phone: 703 235-5263, 
Fax: 703 603-4935, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA52

264. Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6429
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Shaundra Duggans, Procurement Analyst, Department 
of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
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and Legislation, Room 3114, 245 Murray Lane, Washington, DC 20528, 
Phone: 202 447-0056, Email: [email protected].
    Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA76

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

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6446
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Shaundra Duggans, Procurement Analyst, Department 
of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
Acquisition Policy and Legislation, Room 3114, 245 Murray Lane, 
Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0056, Email: 
[email protected].
    Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA78

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

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/19/17  82 FR 6425
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/20/17  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   03/20/17  82 FR 14341
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   04/19/17
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Candace Lightfoot, Procurement Analyst, Department 
of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 
Acquisition Policy and Legislation, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0082, Email: 
[email protected].
    Nancy Harvey, Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3636-15, 301 7th Street 
SW, Washington, DC 20528, Phone: 202 447-0956, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1601-AA79

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Proposed Rule Stage

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

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 44 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AB71

270. Requirements for Filing Motions and Administrative Appeals

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/00/18  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Charles ``Locky'' Nimick, Deputy Chief, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 
Administrative Appeals Office, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20529-2090, Phone: 703 224-4501, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1615-AB98

271. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 46 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AC11

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

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 48 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AC15


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Final Rule Stage

273. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 49 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1615-AC07

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Proposed Rule Stage

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

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/00/17  .......................
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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, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 20598-7100, Phone: 202 
493-6863, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AC39

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Final Rule Stage

275. Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities

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

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

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

Long-Term Actions

276. Outer Continental Shelf Activities

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    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 Safety and 
Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). This project would revise the 
regulations on OCS activities by: (1) Adding new requirements, for OCS 
units for lifesaving, fire protection, training, and helidecks; (2) 
providing for USCG acceptance and approval of specified classification 
society plan reviews, inspections, audits, and surveys; and (3) 
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
                                     -----------------------------------
Next Action Undetermined............           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Charles Rawson, Project Manager, Department of 
Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Commandant (CG-ENG-2), 2703 Martin 
Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509, Phone: 
202 372-1390, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AA18

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

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Other.
    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-281
    Abstract: The Coast Guard proposes to implement those requirements 
of 2010 and 2012 legislation that pertain to uninspected commercial 
fishing industry vessels and that took effect

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upon enactment of the legislation but that, to be implemented, require 
amendments to Coast Guard regulations affecting those vessels. The 
applicability of the regulations is being changed, and new requirements 
are being added to safety training, equipment, vessel examinations, 
vessel safety standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the 
termination of unsafe operations. This rulemaking promotes the Coast 
Guard's maritime safety mission.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/21/16  81 FR 40437
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   08/15/16  81 FR 53986
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/19/16
Second NPRM Comment Period End......   12/18/16
                                     -----------------------------------
Final Rule..........................           To Be Determined
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jack Kemerer, Project Manager, CG-CVC-3, Department 
of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. 
Avenue SE, STOP 7501, Washington, DC 20593-7501, Phone: 202 372-1249, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1625-AB85

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

Long-Term Actions

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

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/02/08  73 FR 90
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/03/08
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   02/01/08  73 FR 6061
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/18/08
Interim Final Rule..................   11/25/08  73 FR 71730
Interim Final Rule Effective........   01/26/09
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      06/01/09
 End.
Correction..........................   07/14/09  74 FR 33920
Correction..........................   12/24/09  74 FR 68376
Final Action........................   03/00/19
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Craig Clark, Branch Chief, Advance Data Programs 
and Cargo Initiatives, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20229, Phone: 202 344-3052, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1651-AA70

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

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   01/16/09  74 FR 2824
Interim Final Rule Effective........   01/16/09
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      03/17/09
 End.
Technical Amendment; Change of         05/28/09  74 FR 25387
 Implementation Date.
Final Action........................   11/00/18
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
    Agency Contact: Stephanie Watson, Supervisory Program Manager, 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
Office of Field Operations, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 2.5B-38, 
Washington, DC 20229, Phone: 202 325-4548, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1651-AA77


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

Completed Actions

280. Waiver of Passport and VISA Requirements Due to an Unforeseen 
Emergency

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant.
    Legal Authority: 212(a)(7)(B) INA 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(7)
    Abstract: This rule reinstates a 1996 amendment to 8 CFR 212.1(g) 
regarding a waiver of documentary requirements for nonimmigrants 
seeking admission to the United States. The 1996 amendment allowed the 
former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to waive passport 
and visa requirements due to an unforeseen emergency while preserving 
its ability to fine carriers for unlawfully transporting aliens to the 
United States who do not have a valid passport or visa. On November 20, 
2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 
invalidated the 1996 amendment based on procedural grounds.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/08/16  81 FR 12032
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/09/16
Final Rule..........................   09/05/17  82 FR 41867
Final Rule Effective................   10/05/17
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Joseph R. O'Donnell, Program Manager, Fines, 
Penalties and Forfeitures Division, Department of Homeland Security, 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20229, Phone: 202 344-1691, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1651-AA97

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Proposed Rule Stage

281. General Aviation Security and Other Aircraft Operator Security

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
    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, 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. TSA has 
decided to not pursue this rulemaking.
    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.
Notice of Withdrawal................   01/00/18
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kevin Knott, Branch Manager, Industry Engagement 
Branch--Aviation Division, Department of Homeland Security, 
Transportation Security Administration, Office of Security Policy and 
Industry Engagement, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, 
Phone: 571 227-4370, Email: [email protected].
    Alex Moscoso, Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Branch--Cross 
Modal Division, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation 
Security Administration, Office of Security Policy and Industry 
Engagement, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6028, Phone: 571 
227-5839, Email: [email protected].
    Mardi Ruth Thompson, Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security 
Standards, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security 
Administration, Office of the Chief Counsel, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6002, Phone: 202 365-1850, Fax: 571 227-1379, 
Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1652-AA53

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Final Rule Stage

282. Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 57 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 1652-AA55

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)

Proposed Rule Stage

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

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

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/00/17  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Beth Cook, Deputy Chief, Office of the Principal 
Legal Advisor, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement, Suite 200, 166 Sycamore Street, Williston, VT 
05495, Phone: 802 288-7742, Email: [email protected].
    Molly Stubbs, ICE Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Homeland 
Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732-6202, Email: 
[email protected].
    Brad Tuttle, Attorney Advisor, Department of Homeland Security, 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20536, Phone: 202 732-5000, Email: 
[email protected].
    RIN: 1653-AA67

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Proposed Rule Stage

284. Updates to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands 
Regulations To Implement Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood 
Risk Management Standard

    E.O. 13771 Designation: Deregulatory.
    Legal Authority: E.O. 11988, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 5201; 6 U.S.C. 
101 et seq.; . . .
    Abstract: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to 
withdraw a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published on 
August 22, 2016. The NPRM proposed changes to FEMA's ``Floodplain 
Management and Protection of Wetlands'' regulations to implement 
Executive Order 13690, which established the Federal Flood Risk 
Management Standard (FFRMS). FEMA also plans to withdraw a proposed 
supplementary policy (FEMA Policy: 078-3), which clarified how FEMA 
would apply the FFRMS. On August 15, 2017, the President issued 
Executive Order 13807, which revoked Executive Order 13690. 
Accordingly, FEMA plans to withdraw the NPRM and proposed supplementary 
policy.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   08/22/16  81 FR 57401
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/21/16  .......................
Notice of Withdrawal................   03/00/18  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Kristin Fontenot, Office of Environmental and 
Historic Preservation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, 
Phone: 202 646-2741, Email: [email protected].
    RIN: 1660-AA85

[FR Doc. 2017-28212 Filed 1-11-18; 8:45 am]
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