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DHS Rulemaking

DHS mission is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other potential threats.

In many cases, DHS carries out its mission through the promulgation of regulatory actions. The DHS regulatory agenda includes regulations issued by DHS components, including the following six operational components with regulatory responsibilities:

In addition, the DHS regulatory agenda include regulations from the Department's major offices and directorates such as the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).

DHS is committed to ensuring that all of its regulatory initiatives are aligned with its guiding principles to protect civil rights and civil liberties, integrate our actions, build coalitions and partnerships, develop human resources, innovate, and be accountable to the American public.

Legal Authorities

The following legal authorities provide some of the major requirements for the federal rulemaking process:


Last Published Date: April 13, 2016

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