On November 28, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule defining the process for submitting a rulemaking petition to this agency. This rule adopts the changes to 6 CFR Part 3 published in DHS’s interim rule on July 21, 2016. Except for petitions to the Coast Guard and FEMA, any rulemaking petition submitted to DHS (including petitions to “amend, or repeal a rule”) must follow the format and content rules set forth at 6 CFR 3.5 and 3.6. To simplify the process of complying with this regulation, we provide a template for a rulemaking petition below. Readers are welcome to copy and paste this template when preparing a rulemaking petition to submit to DHS. Note that a petition for rulemaking directed to the TSA must go to a separate address.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of the General Counsel,
Mail Stop 0485
ATTN: Regulatory Affairs Law Division
245 Murray Lane SW
Petition for Rulemaking
Petitioner’s Name: Firstname Lastname
Petitioner’s Mailing Address: 123 4th Street, Suite #5, City, State, Zip
Dear General Counsel,
We write to request a change to certain sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. As explained in detail below, these changes will enable the Department to more effectively administer the United States’ immigration laws.
Description of Problem that this Proposed Rule will Address
The Requested Rulemaking will Resolve the Problem by _____________
[BRIEF EXPLANATION OF HOW THE PROPOSED RULE WILL RESOLVE THE PROBLEM]
Relevant Data and Information for DHS’s Consideration
[INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION THAT WILL PERSUADE THE AGENCY TO ADOPT YOUR PROPOSED RULE]
Description of the Substance of the Requested Rule
[INCLUDE THE TEXT OF THE RULE UNDER YOUR PROPOSAL]
Thank you for considering my request for rulemaking. I look forward to receiving a response from DHS as well as any public comments in response to my proposal. Should you have additional questions regarding this request, please do not hesitate to contact me.
[NAME AND SIGNATURE]