Monitoring of Certain High Frequency, Voice-Distress Frequencies, 74361-74362 [2020-25605]

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0668 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: For information about this document, please call or email Russell Levin, Communications Specialist, Spectrum Management and Communications Policy, U.S. Coast Guard (Commandant CG–672); telephone: 202–475–3555; email: Russell.S.Levin@USCG.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abbreviations HF High Frequency DSC Digital Selective Call PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 kHz 74361 Kilohertz Public Participation and Comments We encourage you to submit comments (or related material) on the possible termination of voice monitoring of four, HF-voice-distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii. We will consider all submissions received during the comment period. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice, and provide a reason for each of your suggestions or recommendations. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. All public comments will be placed in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and submissions in response to this document, see DHS’s eRulemaking System of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020). Discussion The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to cease monitoring four, HF-voice-distress frequencies in the contiguous United States and Hawaii due to the lack of activity on these frequencies. During a 6-year period, there were four potential distress calls heard over these four voice frequencies; none required a Coast Guard response. These four voice frequencies, which we propose to cease monitoring in the contiguous United States and Hawaii, are: 4125 kHz; 6215 kHz; 8291 kHz; and 12290 kHz. Monitoring of HF DSC frequencies for all existing regions and voice distress and hailing from Kodiak, Alaska and Guam would not be affected by this proposed action. There would also be no change in service to Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or American Samoa since these U.S. territories do not currently have HF infrastructure. We believe this change would have a low impact on the maritime public as commercial satellite radios and DSCmarine-Single-Sideband HF radios have become more prevalent onboard vessels. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 74362 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices However, we would like your comments on how you would be affected if we terminated monitoring HF-voice-only distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii, particularly if you use HF, but do not currently have a commercial satellite radio or a HF DSC capable radio aboard your vessel. We will consider all comments in response to this notice before deciding whether to terminate the monitoring of these HF voice-only distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii. After considering comments received, the Coast Guard will issue a notice in the Federal Register indicating what course of action it has decided to take. This notice is issued under the authority of 14 U.S.C. 504(a)(16) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: November 16, 2020. J.L. Ulcek, Chief, Spectrum Management and Communications Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–25605 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. ICEB–2020–0002] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of a Modified System of Records. AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify and reissue a current system of records titled, ‘‘DHS/ U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)–009 External Investigations System of Records.’’ This system of records allows the DHS/ICE to collect and maintain records by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). This system of records covers information related to external audits, inquiries, and investigations pertaining to suspected violations of laws regulating the movement of people and goods into and out of the United States. DHS/ICE is updating this system of records to revise the purpose, update and expand the category of individuals, add new categories of records, modify and add to routine uses, update the records retention policies, and make non-substantive formatting changes. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 21, 2020. This modified khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 system will be effective upon publication. New or modified routine uses will become effective December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number ICEB– 2020–0002 by one of the following methods: • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–343–4010. • Mail: Constantina Kozanas, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528–0655. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number ICEB–2020–0002. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions please contact: Jordan Holz, (202) 732–3300, Privacy Officer, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), 500 12th Street SW, Mail Stop 5004, Washington, DC 20536. For privacy questions, please contact: Constantina Kozanas, (202) 343–1717, Privacy@hq.dhs.gov, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528–0655. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, DHS/ICE proposes to modify and reissue a current DHS system of records notice (SORN) titled, ‘‘DHS/ICE–009 External Investigations System of Records.’’ DHS/ICE is updating this system of records to better reflect and clarify the nature of law enforcement investigatory records collected, maintained, and shared by ICE. The purpose of this system of records is to collect and maintain records related to external investigations and support conducted by ICE offices, primarily HSI. ICE/HSI is the largest investigative branch of the DHS. The agency was created to more effectively enforce immigration and customs laws and to protect the United States against terrorist attacks. ICE does this by targeting the people, money, and materials that support terrorism and other criminal activities. ICE investigates on its own and in conjunction with other agencies a broad PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 range of illegal activities, such as terrorism, organized crime, gangs, child exploitation, and intellectual property violations. This system of records covers information related to external audits, inquiries, and investigations pertaining to suspected violations of laws regulating the movement of people and goods into and out of the United States. For example, this system of records will include investigatory records that are generated prior to the creation of an official case file, and records pertaining to immigration status inquiries that do not constitute an official criminal investigation. This system of records was also used to support information requests from the U.S. Congress relating to potential recipients of private immigration relief. That purpose has since been transferred to the DHS/ICE–011 Criminal Arrest Records and Immigration Enforcement Records (CARIER) System of Records (see 81 FR 72080 (October 19, 2016)). This update modifies the system of records notice to excise the stated purpose, category of individuals, and routine use that related to supplying information to assist with private immigration relief. The following list includes the full explanation of changes to this system of records notice: (1) The category of individuals in this system of records has been modified to include family members and known associates of a subject of investigation, as well as individuals and third-party record holders who are served administrative subpoenas and summonses for the production of records and testimony. (2) The category of records has been modified to include criminal history, immigration status and history, biometrics (e.g., facial images, iris images, and fingerprints), record holder information (e.g., biographical, contact), information derived from location tracking tools, License Plate Reader (LPR) information, social media information, suspicious financial activity, currency transaction reports, currency or monetary instrument reports, email addresses and the contents of email records, unique numerical identifiers assigned to biometrics, telecommunication device identifiers, telecommunications usage data, call and subscriber records, banking records, travel history records, and the statements of targets and witnesses. The categories of records will also include information pertaining to DNA tests conducted by ICE to verify a familial relationship. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2020-25605]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2020-0668]


Monitoring of Certain High Frequency, Voice-Distress Frequencies

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to cease monitoring four, 
High Frequency (HF) voice distress frequencies within the contiguous 
United States and Hawaii because they are rarely used. We would 
continue to monitor HF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) distress 
alerting for all existing regions and voice distress and hailing from 
Kodiak, Alaska and Guam. We invite your comments on this proposed 
action.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http://www.regulations.gov, on or before January 19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2020-0668 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this document, 
please call or email Russell Levin, Communications Specialist, Spectrum 
Management and Communications Policy, U.S. Coast Guard (Commandant CG-
672); telephone: 202-475-3555; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Abbreviations

HF High Frequency
DSC Digital Selective Call
kHz Kilohertz

Public Participation and Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments (or related material) on the 
possible termination of voice monitoring of four, HF-voice-distress 
frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii. We will 
consider all submissions received during the comment period. If you 
submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice, and 
provide a reason for each of your suggestions or recommendations.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions. All public comments will be placed in our online docket 
at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that 
website's instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket 
and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are 
posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include 
any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and 
submissions in response to this document, see DHS's eRulemaking System 
of Records notice (85 FR 14226, March 11, 2020).

Discussion

    The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to cease monitoring four, HF-
voice-distress frequencies in the contiguous United States and Hawaii 
due to the lack of activity on these frequencies. During a 6-year 
period, there were four potential distress calls heard over these four 
voice frequencies; none required a Coast Guard response. These four 
voice frequencies, which we propose to cease monitoring in the 
contiguous United States and Hawaii, are: 4125 kHz; 6215 kHz; 8291 kHz; 
and 12290 kHz.
    Monitoring of HF DSC frequencies for all existing regions and voice 
distress and hailing from Kodiak, Alaska and Guam would not be affected 
by this proposed action. There would also be no change in service to 
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or American Samoa since these U.S. 
territories do not currently have HF infrastructure.
    We believe this change would have a low impact on the maritime 
public as commercial satellite radios and DSC-marine-Single-Sideband HF 
radios have become more prevalent onboard vessels.

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However, we would like your comments on how you would be affected if we 
terminated monitoring HF-voice-only distress frequencies within the 
contiguous United States and Hawaii, particularly if you use HF, but do 
not currently have a commercial satellite radio or a HF DSC capable 
radio aboard your vessel.
    We will consider all comments in response to this notice before 
deciding whether to terminate the monitoring of these HF voice-only 
distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii. 
After considering comments received, the Coast Guard will issue a 
notice in the Federal Register indicating what course of action it has 
decided to take. This notice is issued under the authority of 14 U.S.C. 
504(a)(16) and 5 U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: November 16, 2020.
J.L. Ulcek,
Chief, Spectrum Management and Communications Policy.
[FR Doc. 2020-25605 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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