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Requirements for MODUs and Other Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems; Training Certification Programs
Document Number: 2016-18036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is providing the following information on dynamic positioning training certification programs.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-18035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet on September 27, 28, and 29, 2016, in Washington DC, to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; James River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: 2016-17976
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 156/Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge across the James River, mile 65.0, at Hopewell, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Form I-191; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-17968
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2016, at 81 FR 28097, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments from 1 commenter in connection with the 60-day notice.
Expansion of Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility
Document Number: 2016-17934
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This final rule, consistent with the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), expands the class of individuals who may be eligible for a provisional waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility based on the accrual of unlawful presence in the United States. The provisional unlawful presence waiver (``provisional waiver'') process allows certain individuals who are present in the United States to request from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a provisional waiver of these grounds of inadmissibility before departing the United States for consular processing of their immigrant visas rather than applying for a waiver abroad after their immigrant visa interviews using the Form I-601, Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (``Form I-601 waiver process''). The provisional waiver process is designed to encourage unlawfully present individuals to leave the United States, attend their immigrant visa interviews, and return to the United States legally to reunite with their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) family members. Having an approved provisional waiver helps facilitate immigrant visa issuance at DOS, streamlines both the waiver and the immigrant visa processes, and reduces the time that applicants are separated from their U.S. citizen or LPR family members, thus promoting family unity. The rule is intended to encourage eligible individuals to complete the immigrant visa process abroad, promote family unity, and improve administrative efficiency.
Safety Zone, Banks Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2016-17927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters adjacent to Harbor Island and Wrightsville Beach, NC. This proposed safety zone would restrict vessel movement on portions of Masonboro Inlet, Banks Channel, and Motts Channel during the PPD Ironman NC event on October 22, 2016. This action is necessary for the safety of life on the surrounding navigable waters during this event. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Notice Announcing the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Protest Module as the Sole CBP-Authorized Method for Filing Electronic Protests
Document Number: 2016-17915
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Protest Module will be the sole method authorized by the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for filing electronic protests. This document also announces that CBP will no longer accept protests filed through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) to the Automated Commercial System (ACS). Upon the effective date of this notice, ACE will replace ACS as the electronic data interchange system authorized for protest filing.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2016-17847
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across the NJICW (Inside Thorofare), mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2016 6th Annual Atlantic City Triathlon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
Status of Overboard Detection Technology for Cruise Vessels
Document Number: 2016-17775
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is soliciting information on the status and availability of technology for immediately detecting cruise vessel passengers who have fallen overboard.
Special Local Regulation; Little Annemessex River and Somers Cove, Crisfield, MD
Document Number: 2016-17774
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Little Annemessex River and Somers Cove. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located in Somerset County at Crisfield, MD, during an open water swim competition on September 17, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-17765
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the Bullhead City River Regatta marine event on the navigable waters of the Colorado River on August 13, 2016. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for the annual marine events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectator shall anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or a designated representative.
Texas; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-17758
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-4272-DR), dated June 11, 2016, and related determinations.
West Virginia; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-17755
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-4273-DR), dated June 25, 2016, and related determinations.
30-Day Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-17748
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted the following information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: 1620-0002. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2016 at 81 FR 31652, allowing for OMB review and a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comment.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2016-17741
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http:// www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-17740
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-17739
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-17736
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet via conference call on September 13 and 14, 2016. The meeting will be open to the public.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-17735
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet in person on August 10-11, 2016 in Reston, VA. The meeting will be open to the public.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2016-17732
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http:// www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2016-17731
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-17730
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2016-17728
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http:// www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-17727
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485, and Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i), Supplement A to Form I-485; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-17634
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2016, at 81 FR 18636, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-014 Personnel Emergency Contact Information System of Records
Document Number: 2016-17597
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to rename, update, and reissue a current Department of Homeland Security system of records notice previously titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL-014 Emergency Personnel Location Records'' with a new Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL-014 Personnel Emergency Contact Information System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect and maintain necessary records concerning DHS personnel (including Federal employees and contractors) for workforce accountability; federal employees, contractors, or other individuals who participate in or who respond to all-hazards emergencies including technical, manmade, or natural disasters, or who participate in emergency response training exercises; and individuals identified as emergency points of contact. As a result of a biennial review of this system, DHS is updating this system of records notice to include changes within the: system name, categories of individuals, categories of records, authority for maintenance, purpose, and retention and disposal. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS/CBP-001, Import Information System, System of Records
Document Number: 2016-17596
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update an existing systems of records titled, ``DHS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-001 Import Information System (IIS) System of Records'' (August 17, 2015, 80 FR 49256). This system of records will continue to permit DHS/CBP to collect and maintain records on all commercial goods imported into the United States, as well as information pertaining to the carrier, broker, importer, and other persons associated with the manifest, import, or commercial entry transactions for the goods. DHS/CBP is updating this system of records notice to provide notice that IIS records may be stored on both DHS unclassified and classified networks to allow for analysis and vetting consistent with existing DHS/CBP authorities and purposes and this published notice. Furthermore, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This system of records notice was previously published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2015 (80 FR 49256). DHS/CBP previously published a Final Rule for the IIS system of records in the Federal Register on March 17, 2016 (81 FR 14369), which remains in effect. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Accreditation and Approval of Laboratory Service, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-17581
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Laboratory Service, Inc., has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 17, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of AmSpec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-17578
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec Services, LLC, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of January 20, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-17577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 30, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-17576
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of December 22, 2015.
Approval of AmSpec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2016-17575
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec Services, LLC, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of March 24, 2016.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes and Regional Sub-Committee Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-17545
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes, and the four regional sub-committees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, and Eastern New York Region submit their applications for membership to the Captain of the Port, Buffalo. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Keweenaw Waterway, Houghton and Hancock, MI
Document Number: 2016-17544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the US41 bridge, mile 16.0 over the Keweenaw Waterway between the towns of Houghton and Hancock, Michigan. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has requested a review of the current operating schedule of the drawbridge due to a lack of openings during the early morning hours. They have also requested to expand and modify the current winter operating schedule.
Safety Zone; Pleasure Beach Bridge, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2016-17543
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Pleasure Beach, Bridgeport, CT for Pleasure Beach Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters. This regulation prohibits entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within the safety zone unless authorized by Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Long Island Sound.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Fox River, DePere to Oshkosh, WI
Document Number: 2016-17541
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule for all drawbridges over the Fox River between DePere, WI and Oshkosh, WI. This rule will establish drawbridge schedules that coincide with lock schedules during the boating season and standard winter drawbridge schedules.
Security Zone, Delaware River, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2016-17440
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones in the waters of the Delaware River, Schuylkill River, and Darby Creek, in Philadelphia, PA. These temporary zones are intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Delaware River, Schuylkill River, and Darby Creek during the Democratic National Convention from July 25, 2016, to July 29, 2016. During the enforcement period, no unauthorized vessels or people will be permitted to enter or move within the security zone without permission from the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This security zone is necessary to provide security for the Democratic National Convention.
Safety Zone; Illinois River Mile 69.3 to 69.8; Meredosia, IL
Document Number: 2016-17240
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Illinois River from mile 69.3 to mile 69.8. This safety zone is needed to protect persons, property and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with work being performed on new power lines across the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Upper Mississippi River (COTP). Deviation from the safety zone may be requested and will be considered on a case-by- case basis as specifically authorized by the COTP or a designated representative.
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-17392
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet via teleconference on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. The meeting will be open to the public.
Extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2016-17366
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program that would run for six months. CBP subsequently published several notices extending the pilot period and/or reopening the application period to new participants for limited periods. The most recent notice extended the pilot period through July 26, 2016. This document announces that CBP is extending the pilot period for an additional year. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States.
Harmonization of Standards for Fire Protection, Detection, and Extinguishing Equipment
Document Number: 2016-15229
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule for certain design and approval standards for fire protection, detection, extinguishing equipment, and materials on inspected and uninspected vessels, outer continental shelf facilities, deepwater ports, and mobile offshore drilling units. This rule harmonizes Coast Guard approval processes for fire detection and alarm systems, and revises Coast Guard regulations for other types of equipment, materials, and components, such as spanner wrenches, non-metallic pipes, and sprinkler systems. This rule ensures Coast Guard regulations remain current and addresses advances in technology.
Safety Zone; Tennessee River 385.0-387.0; Scottsboro, AL
Document Number: 2016-17333
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 385.0 and ending at mile marker 387.0. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with the demolition of the B.B. Comer Bridge. This rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Hudson River, Edgewater, NJ.
Document Number: 2016-17332
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Edgewater, NJ. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Hudson River due to the presence of a dielectric oil leak from a submerged power cable, and the hazards associated with the cable repair vessels. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect people and vessels from the hazards associated with this event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-17239
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee. The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Coast Guard Commandant on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies.
Inspection of Towing Vessels
Document Number: 2016-17224
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on June 20, 2016 (81 FR 40004). The document issued safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels. In that document there are errors in three regulations that refer to the date July 20, 2016. This rule corrects those errors.
Petitions for Rulemaking, Amendment, or Repeal
Document Number: 2016-16984
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) is adopting a process under which interested persons may petition the Department to issue, amend, or repeal a rule.
Safety Zone; Houma Navigation Canal Miles 23 to 23.5, Dulac, LA
Document Number: 2016-17035
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters surface to bottom, of the Houma Navigation Canal from mile marker 23 to 23.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by replacement work of the Falgout Canal Pontoon Bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Morgan City or a designated representative.
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
Document Number: 2016-16776
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) is publishing this document to inform the public of the Department's actions to implement an improved tiering methodology for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program that incorporates the relevant elements of risk mandated by section 2102(e)(2) of title XXI of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (as amended). Implementation of the improved tiering methodology required changes to an Information Collection Request (ICR), which has recently been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-17042
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information or new collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Registration for Classification as a Refugee, Form I-590; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-17041
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.