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Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
Document Number: 2018-25072
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, in Herndon, Virginia. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River, Everett, WA
Document Number: 2018-25058
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) Railroad Bridge (BNSF Bridge 37.0) across the Snohomish River, mile 3.5 near Everett, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate scheduled replacement of bridge ties across the swing span replacement. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2018-24158
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-11-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
This regulatory agenda is a semiannual summary of projected regulations, existing regulations, and completed actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components. This agenda provides the public with information about DHS's regulatory and deregulatory activity. DHS expects that this information will enable the public to be more aware of, and effectively participate in, the Department's regulatory and deregulatory activity. DHS invites the public to submit comments on any aspect of this agenda.
Safety Zone; Delaware River; Camden, NJ; Fireworks Display
Document Number: 2018-24978
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of the Delaware River in Camden, NJ. This action is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels on these navigable waters adjacent to the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, Camden, NJ, during a fireworks display on November 14, 2018. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
First Responders Community of Practice (FRCoP)
Document Number: 2018-24907
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) is proposing to reinstate OMB 1640-0016, an information collection, by inviting the public to comment on the collection: First Responders Community of Practice (FRCoP) User Registration Page (DHS Form 10059 (9/09)). The FRCoP web based tool collects profile information from first responders and select authorized non-first responder users to facilitate networking and formation of online communities. All users are required to authenticate prior to entering the site. In addition, the tool provides members the capability to create wikis, discussion threads, blogs, documents, etc., allowing them to enter and upload content in accordance with the site's Rules of Behavior. Members are able to participate in threaded discussions and comment on other members' content. The FRCoP program is responsible for providing a collaborative environment for the first responder community to share information, best practices, and lessons learned. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 established this requirement. Interested persons may receive a copy of the collection by contacting the DHS S&T Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Coordinator.
Science and Technology Collection of Qualitative Feedback
Document Number: 2018-24906
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
S&T will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery.
Safety Zone; Santa Spectacular, Ohio River, Monongahela River, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2018-24900
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Santa Spectacular Fireworks to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Ohio River, Monongahela River and Allegheny River during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Pittsburgh, PA. During the enforcement period, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; The Gut, South Bristol, ME
Document Number: 2018-24899
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 50 yard radius from the center point of The Gut Bridge in South Bristol, ME between Rutherford Island and Bristol Neck. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during bedrock removal operations. When enforced, this regulation prohibits entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Northern New England or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Columbia River, Cascade Locks, OR
Document Number: 2018-24846
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Columbia River between river mile 142 and 143 in vicinity of Cascade Locks, Oregon. The safety zone was necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage operations of the tug DIANE. The safety zone is no longer needed and the Coast Guard is removing the regulation.
Test to Collect Facial Images From Occupants in Moving Vehicles at the Anzalduas Port of Entry (Anzalduas Biometric Test)
Document Number: 2018-24850
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is conducting a voluntary test to collect biometrics, namely facial images, from travelers who choose to participate and who are entering or departing the United States via moving motor vehicles at the Anzalduas, Texas, land border port of entry (Anzalduas Biometric Test). CBP is conducting this test to determine the effectiveness of certain technology. Specifically, the test will: Evaluate the technology's effectiveness to capture a quality facial image for occupants within a vehicle while that vehicle is moving; evaluate biometric matching accuracy of images captured; and, evaluate transaction time for matching images captured. CBP will not use facial images collected during this test to identify threats or determine admissibility. All analysis of the facial images collected during this test will be conducted off-line at a later time, and no information collected during this test will be retained in association with an individual's official border-crossing records. This notice describes the purpose of the test as well as how the facial images collected will be used. It also describes the test procedures, the persons covered, the duration of the test, how CBP will analyze the results, and privacy considerations.
Montana; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24784
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Montana (FEMA-4405-DR), dated October 31, 2018, and related determinations.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24778
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA-3408-EM), dated October 23, 2018, and related determinations.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24777
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA-4404-DR), dated October 26, 2018, and related determinations.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24776
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA-4404-EM), dated October 26, 2018, and related determinations.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, DC
Document Number: 2018-24773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Washington Channel adjacent to The Wharf DC, Washington, DC, for recurring fireworks displays from January 12, 2019, through December 31, 2019. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Passenger List/Crew List
Document Number: 2018-24757
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than December 14, 2018 to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement
Document Number: 2018-24756
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than December 14, 2018) to be assured of consideration.
Georgia; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24738
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-4400-DR), dated October 14, 2018, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24737
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-4400-DR), dated October 14, 2018, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24736
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-3406-EM), dated October 10, 2018, and related determinations.
Next Generation First Responder (NGFR)
Document Number: 2018-24707
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) program seeks to develop and integrate next-generation technologies by testing and evaluating first responder technologies during integration demonstration events. During these events, first responder participants use prototype technologies in a fictional scenariosuch as a missing person case, an active shooter event, or a chemical spilland are asked to share their feedback on how the technology worked in the context of their emergency response to the scenario, including whether the technologies made them more effective, efficient or safe. The information collected during these events will help provide insight about how to improve technologies for first responders and will help DHS define whether or not the event was successful. Additionally, the feedback and evaluation DHS receives will be used in knowledge products that will then be distributed to other state and local first responder organizations.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24693
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4390-DR), dated September 5, 2018, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2018-24692
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
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 https:// www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-statu s-book.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24691
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4390-DR), dated September 5, 2018, and related determinations.
Virginia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24678
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA-4401-DR), dated October 15, 2018, and related determinations.
Virginia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24677
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA-4401-DR), dated October 15, 2018, and related determinations.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24676
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA- 4404-DR), dated October 26, 2018, and related determinations.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24675
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA- 3408-EM), dated October 23, 2018, and related determinations.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24674
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-4402-DR), dated October 18, 2018, and related determinations.
North Carolina; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24630
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4393-DR), dated September 14, 2018, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24629
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-4399-DR), dated October 11, 2018, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24628
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Miles 0.0-1.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2018-24624
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up Night Fireworks to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Allegheny River, miles 0.0 to 1.0, extending the entire width of the river. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Pittsburgh, PA. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Tankers-Automatic Pilot Systems; Correction
Document Number: 2018-24619
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Fedreal Register on November 5, 2018. The document issued a final rule that permited tankers with automatic pilot systems that meet certain international standards to operate using those systems in shipping safety fairways and traffic separation schemes specified in 33 CFR parts 166 and 167, respectively.
Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual
Document Number: 2018-24502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding the draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating a mariner applicant's physical and medical status to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate. This draft Commandant Instruction Manual incorporates and consolidates prior guidance on the medical evaluation of merchant mariners contained in several Coast Guard documents. The Manual includes guidance on the medical certificate and related processes, including procedures for application, issuance, and cancellation of the medical certificate.
DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-24597
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet on Monday, December 10, 2018, in Washington, DC The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Transfer of Cargo to a Container Station
Document Number: 2018-24595
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than December 10, 2018) to be assured of consideration.
Aliens Subject to a Bar on Entry Under Certain Presidential Proclamations; Procedures for Protection Claims
Document Number: 2018-24594
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (``DOJ,'' ``DHS,'' or, collectively, ``the Departments'') are adopting an interim final rule governing asylum claims in the context of aliens who are subject to, but contravene, a suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico that is imposed by a presidential proclamation or other presidential order (``a proclamation'') under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (``INA''). Pursuant to statutory authority, the Departments are amending their respective existing regulations to provide that aliens subject to such a proclamation concerning the southern border, but who contravene such a proclamation by entering the United States after the effective date of such a proclamation, are ineligible for asylum. The interim rule, if applied to a proclamation suspending the entry of aliens who cross the southern border unlawfully, would bar such aliens from eligibility for asylum and thereby channel inadmissible aliens to ports of entry, where they would be processed in a controlled, orderly, and lawful manner. This rule would apply only prospectively to a proclamation issued after the effective date of this rule. It would not apply to a proclamation that specifically includes an exception for aliens applying for asylum, nor would it apply to aliens subject to a waiver or exception provided by the proclamation. DHS is amending its regulations to specify a screening process for aliens who are subject to this specific bar to asylum eligibility. DOJ is amending its regulations with respect to such aliens. The regulations would ensure that aliens in this category who establish a reasonable fear of persecution or torture could seek withholding of removal under the INA or protection from removal under regulations implementing U.S. obligations under Article 3 of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (``CAT'').
Multiple Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2018-24573
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with fireworks displays and swim events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
2018 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2018-24539
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ
Document Number: 2018-24511
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 73/Tacony-Palmyra Bridge which carries SR 73 across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, between Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position.
Modernizing Recruitment Requirements for the Temporary Employment of H-2B Foreign Workers in the United States
Document Number: 2018-24498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) (collectively, the Departments), are jointly proposing regulatory revisions that would modernize the recruitment an employer seeking H-2B nonimmigrant workers must conduct when applying for a temporary labor certification. In particular, the Departments are proposing to replace the print newspaper advertisements that their regulations currently require with electronic advertisements posted on the internet, which the Departments believe will be a more effective and efficient means of disseminating information about job openings to U.S. workers. The Departments are proposing to replace, rather than supplement, the newspaper requirements because they believe that exclusive electronic advertisements posted on a website appropriate for the workers likely to apply for the job opportunity in the area of intended employment would best ensure that U.S. workers learn of job opportunities.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0096
Document Number: 2018-24439
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0096, Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge; and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activity. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Customs Broker User Fee Payment for 2019
Document Number: 2018-24342
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user fee that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by January 25, 2019. Pursuant to fee adjustments required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) and CBP regulations, the annual user fee payable in calendar year 2019 will be $144.74.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2018-24230
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector New Orleans' area of responsibility. This rule adds four new recurring safety zones and amends the location or dates for two events already listed in the table. This action is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This rulemaking would prohibit entry into the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
Announcement of Approved Third-Party Canine-Cargo Certifiers, and Start of Certification Events
Document Number: 2018-24218
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved the following organizations to assess third-party explosives detection canine teams to determine whether they meet TSA's standards for screening air cargo. This notice announces the list of approved certifying organizations, and establishes a certification start date of November 1, 2018. TSA-approved 3PK9-C Certifiers may begin certifying canine teams to TSA standards effective November 1, 2018, and may continue to certify teams thereafter. All certification events must be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the 3PK9-C Order, by an Authorized Evaluator employed by a TSA-approved 3PK9-C Certifier.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24199
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
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 Federal Regulations. 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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24198
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
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.
Alabama; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24195
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Alabama (FEMA-3407-EM), dated October 12, 2018, and related determinations.