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Download as PDF 60870 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / Notices health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5208, MSC 7852, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1165, walkermc@csr.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.3065, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837– 93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: October 22, 2007. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 07–5306 Filed 10–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 as Amended by Section 102 of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and as Amended by the Secure Fence Act of 2006 Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border of the United States in Arizona. DATES: This Notice is effective on October 26, 2007. rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Determination and Waiver In section 102(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104–208, Div. C, 110 Stat. 3009–546, 3009–554 (Sept. 30, 1996) (IIRIRA) (8 U.S.C. 1103 note (2000)), Congress provided that the Attorney General shall take such actions as may be necessary to install additional physical barriers and roads (including the removal of obstacles to detection of illegal entrants) in the vicinity of the United States border to deter illegal crossings in areas of high illegal entry into the United States. Pursuant to sections 1511 and 1517 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107–296, 116 Stat. 2135, 2309, 2311 (Nov. 25, 2002) (HSA) (6 U.S.C. 551, 557), the authorities of the Attorney General contained in section 102 of the IIRIRA were transferred to me. In section 102(c) of the IIRIRA, as amended by section 102 of the REAL ID VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Oct 25, 2007 Jkt 214001 Act of 2005, Public Law 109–13, Div. B, 119 Stat. 231, 302, 306 (May 11, 2005) (REAL ID Act) (8 U.S.C. 1103 note), Congress granted to me the authority to waive all legal requirements that I, in my sole discretion, determine necessary to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads under section 102 of IIRIRA. I determine that the area in the vicinity of the United States border from approximately 4.75 miles west of the Naco, Arizona Port of Entry to the western boundary of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) in southeastern Arizona including the lands covered by the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) signed by Judge Ellen S. Huvelle on October 10, 2007, in the case of Defenders of Wildlife et al. v. Bureau of Land Management et al., Case 1:07–cv– 01801–ESH, is an area of high illegal entry. There is presently a need to construct fixed and mobile barriers (such as fencing, vehicle barriers, towers, sensors, cameras, and other surveillance, communication, and detection equipment) and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States. In order to ensure the expeditious construction of the barriers and roads that Congress prescribed in the IIRIRA in the area starting approximately 4.75 miles west of the Naco, Arizona Port of Entry to the western boundary of the SPRNCA and any and all land covered by the TRO, which is an area of high illegal entry into the United States, I have determined that it is necessary that I exercise the authority that was transferred to me by sections 1511 and 1517 of the HSA and that is vested in me by section 102(c) of the IIRIRA as amended by section 102 of the REAL ID Act. Accordingly, I hereby waive in their entirety, with respect to the construction of roads and fixed and mobile barriers (including, but not limited to, accessing the project area, the conduct of earthwork, excavation, fill, and site preparation, and installation and upkeep of fences, roads, supporting elements, drainage, erosion controls, safety features, surveillance, communication, and detection equipment of all types, radar and radio towers, and lighting) in the area starting approximately 4.75 miles west of the Naco, Arizona Port of Entry to the western boundary of the SPRNCA and any and all land covered by the TRO, all federal, state, or other laws, regulations and legal requirements of, deriving from, or related to the subject of, the following laws, as amended: The National Environmental Policy Act PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Pub. L. 91–190, 83 Stat. 852 (Jan. 1, 1970) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.)), the Endangered Species Act (Pub. L. 93– 205, 87 Stat. 884 (Dec. 28, 1973) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.)), the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act) (Act of June 30, 1948, c. 758, 62 Stat. 1155 (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.)), the National Historic Preservation Act (Pub. L. 89– 665, 80 Stat. 915 (Oct. 15, 1966) (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.)), the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), the Archeological Resources Protection Act (Pub. L. 96–95, 16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.), the Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.), the Noise Control Act (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.), the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Pub. L. 94–579, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act (Pub. L. 73–121, 48 Stat. 401, 16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.), the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act (Pub. L. 86– 523, 16 U.S.C. 469 et seq.), the Antiquities Act (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.), the Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–696, 16 U.S.C. 460xx et seq.), the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Pub. L. 90–542, 16 U.S.C. 1281 et seq.), the Farmland Protection Policy Act (7 U.S.C. 4201 et seq.) and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.). I reserve the authority to make further waivers from time to time under the authority granted to me by section 102(c) of the IIRIRA, as amended by section 102 of the REAL ID Act, as I may determine to be necessary to accomplish the provisions of section 102 of IIRIRA. Dated: October 19, 2007. Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–21125 Filed 10–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Office of the Secretary


Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration 
Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 as Amended by Section 
102 of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and as Amended by the Secure Fence Act 
of 2006

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of determination.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to 
law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other 
legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of 
physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land 
border of the United States in Arizona.

DATES: This Notice is effective on October 26, 2007.

Determination and Waiver

    In section 102(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant 
Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104-208, Div. C, 110 Stat. 3009-
546, 3009-554 (Sept. 30, 1996) (IIRIRA) (8 U.S.C. 1103 note (2000)), 
Congress provided that the Attorney General shall take such actions as 
may be necessary to install additional physical barriers and roads 
(including the removal of obstacles to detection of illegal entrants) 
in the vicinity of the United States border to deter illegal crossings 
in areas of high illegal entry into the United States. Pursuant to 
sections 1511 and 1517 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 
107-296, 116 Stat. 2135, 2309, 2311 (Nov. 25, 2002) (HSA) (6 U.S.C. 
551, 557), the authorities of the Attorney General contained in section 
102 of the IIRIRA were transferred to me. In section 102(c) of the 
IIRIRA, as amended by section 102 of the REAL ID Act of 2005, Public 
Law 109-13, Div. B, 119 Stat. 231, 302, 306 (May 11, 2005) (REAL ID 
Act) (8 U.S.C. 1103 note), Congress granted to me the authority to 
waive all legal requirements that I, in my sole discretion, determine 
necessary to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads 
under section 102 of IIRIRA.
    I determine that the area in the vicinity of the United States 
border from approximately 4.75 miles west of the Naco, Arizona Port of 
Entry to the western boundary of the San Pedro Riparian National 
Conservation Area (SPRNCA) in southeastern Arizona including the lands 
covered by the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) signed by Judge Ellen 
S. Huvelle on October 10, 2007, in the case of Defenders of Wildlife et 
al. v. Bureau of Land Management et al., Case 1:07-cv-01801-ESH, is an 
area of high illegal entry. There is presently a need to construct 
fixed and mobile barriers (such as fencing, vehicle barriers, towers, 
sensors, cameras, and other surveillance, communication, and detection 
equipment) and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United 
States. In order to ensure the expeditious construction of the barriers 
and roads that Congress prescribed in the IIRIRA in the area starting 
approximately 4.75 miles west of the Naco, Arizona Port of Entry to the 
western boundary of the SPRNCA and any and all land covered by the TRO, 
which is an area of high illegal entry into the United States, I have 
determined that it is necessary that I exercise the authority that was 
transferred to me by sections 1511 and 1517 of the HSA and that is 
vested in me by section 102(c) of the IIRIRA as amended by section 102 
of the REAL ID Act. Accordingly, I hereby waive in their entirety, with 
respect to the construction of roads and fixed and mobile barriers 
(including, but not limited to, accessing the project area, the conduct 
of earthwork, excavation, fill, and site preparation, and installation 
and upkeep of fences, roads, supporting elements, drainage, erosion 
controls, safety features, surveillance, communication, and detection 
equipment of all types, radar and radio towers, and lighting) in the 
area starting approximately 4.75 miles west of the Naco, Arizona Port 
of Entry to the western boundary of the SPRNCA and any and all land 
covered by the TRO, all federal, state, or other laws, regulations and 
legal requirements of, deriving from, or related to the subject of, the 
following laws, as amended: The National Environmental Policy Act (Pub. 
L. 91-190, 83 Stat. 852 (Jan. 1, 1970) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.)), the 
Endangered Species Act (Pub. L. 93-205, 87 Stat. 884 (Dec. 28, 1973) 
(16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.)), the Federal Water Pollution Control Act 
(commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act) (Act of June 30, 1948, c. 
758, 62 Stat. 1155 (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.)), the National Historic 
Preservation Act (Pub. L. 89-665, 80 Stat. 915 (Oct. 15, 1966) (16 
U.S.C. 470 et seq.)), the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et 
seq.), the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.), the Archeological 
Resources Protection Act (Pub. L. 96-95, 16 U.S.C. 470aa et seq.), the 
Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.), the Noise Control Act 
(42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.), the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as amended by 
the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.), 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability 
Act (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.), the Federal Land Policy and Management 
Act (Pub. L. 94-579, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Fish and Wildlife 
Coordination Act (Pub. L. 73-121, 48 Stat. 401, 16 U.S.C. 661 et seq.), 
the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act (Pub. L. 86-523, 16 
U.S.C. 469 et seq.), the Antiquities Act (16 U.S.C. 431 et seq.), the 
Historic Sites, Buildings, and Antiquities Act (16 U.S.C. 461 et seq.), 
the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-696, 16 U.S.C. 
460xx et seq.), the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (Pub. L. 90-542, 16 
U.S.C. 1281 et seq.), the Farmland Protection Policy Act (7 U.S.C. 4201 
et seq.) and the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.). I 
reserve the authority to make further waivers from time to time under 
the authority granted to me by section 102(c) of the IIRIRA, as amended 
by section 102 of the REAL ID Act, as I may determine to be necessary 
to accomplish the provisions of section 102 of IIRIRA.

    Dated: October 19, 2007.
Michael Chertoff,
Secretary of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E7-21125 Filed 10-25-07; 8:45 am]
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