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Identification of Foreign Countries Whose Nationals Are Eligible To Participate in the H-2A and H-2B Nonimmigrant Worker Programs
Document Number: 2019-00074
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-01-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may generally only approve petitions for H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant status for nationals of countries \1\ that the Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, has designated by notice published in the Federal Register. That notice must be renewed each year. This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is identifying 84 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A program and 81 countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2B program for the coming year.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From China
Document Number: 2019-00065
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-01-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from China. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 09-03 and last extended by CBP Dec. 14-02, are due to expire on January 14, 2019. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for extending the import restrictions that previously existed and entering into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China to reflect the extension of these import restrictions. The new MOU supersedes the existing agreement that became effective on January 14, 2009. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this further extension through January 14, 2024. This document also contains the amended Designated List that describes the types of archaeological material to which the restrictions apply, including a new subcategory of glass objects from the Zhou period through the Tang period.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material From Bulgaria
Document Number: 2019-00064
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-01-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Bulgaria. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 14-01, are due to expire on January 14, 2019. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for extending the import restrictions that previously existed and entering into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bulgaria to reflect the extension of these import restrictions. The new MOU supersedes and replaces the existing agreement that became effective on January 14, 2014. This new MOU also corrects an inconsistency existing between the previous MOU and the Designated List that describes the types of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material to which the restrictions apply.
Safety Zone; Marina Del Rey Fireworks Event; Marina Del Rey, California
Document Number: 2018-28355
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Marina Del Rey Harbor around the fireworks launch site located at the south jetty. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the waterway users by keeping them clear of potentially harmful debris within the fall out zone during the fireworks displays scheduled to take place within Marina Del Rey harbor on December 31, 2018 and January 1, 2019. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Los AngelesLong Beach, or her designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Urban Search and Rescue Response System
Document Number: 2018-28353
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2018-28246
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Penn's Landing, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA; safety zone from 5:45 p.m. through 6:45 p.m. on December 31, 2018, and from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2018, through 12:45 a.m. on January 1, 2019. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks displays. Our regulation for safety zones of fireworks displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. During the enforcement periods, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones during these enforcement periods unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2018-28245
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of Spa Creek at Annapolis, MD, for a fireworks display on December 31, 2018. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2019
Document Number: 2018-28231
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2019 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 99.3 to 100.3 Above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-28230
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters between Lower Mississippi River mile marker 99.3 and mile marker 100.3, above Head of Passes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone, or movement of vessels within this zone, is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-28168
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-28166
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alabama (FEMA-4406-DR), dated November 5, 2018, and related determinations.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-28162
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the following segment of the Safety Zone: Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal between Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times from December 21, 2018 until February 8, 2019. This action is necessary to protect the waterway and vessels from the potential hazards associated with maintenance operations being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Electric Dispersal Barrier.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2018-28153
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
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.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2018-28151
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-28150
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-28149
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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.
Connecticut; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-28148
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
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 Connecticut (FEMA-4410-DR), dated December 5, 2018, and related determinations.
Alaska; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-28147
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Alaska (FEMA-3410-EM), dated November 30, 2018, and related determinations.
Safety Zone; Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2018-28146
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River near River Walk Park and the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA in support of the Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display on December 31, 2018. These safety zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
California; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-28144
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California (FEMA-4407-DR), dated November 12, 2018, and related determinations.
Rescinding Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) Clause Regarding Small Business Subcontracting Plan Reporting (HSAR Case 2017-001)
Document Number: 2018-28142
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This final rule amends the HSAR by removing the HSAR clause regarding small business subcontracting plan reporting because the requirements of this clause duplicate the requirements in a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause. The HSAR clause is no longer needed to provide guidance to contractors and DHS proposes to remove the clause from the HSAR.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2018-28141
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This rule adjusts for inflation the amounts that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following two violationstransporting passengers coastwise for hire by certain vessels (known as Bowaters vessels) that do not meet specified conditions; and employing a vessel in a trade without a required Certificate of Documentation. These adjustments are being made in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) which was enacted on November 2, 2015. Other CBP civil penalty amounts were adjusted pursuant to this 2015 Act in rule documents published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016; January 27, 2017; December 8, 2017; and April 2, 2018, but the adjustments for these two civil penalties were inadvertently left out of those documents.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-28138
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the main branch of the Chicago River 600 feet west of the Franklin/Orleans Street Bridge and 1,000 feet east of the Columbus Drive Bridge from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2018 through 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2019. This action is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after this fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below transiting within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: C1-2018-26937
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Tohono O'odham Nation; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-28143
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Tohono O'odham Nation (FEMA-4409-DR), dated November 30, 2018, and related determinations.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Miles 73 to 74, Wellsburg, WV
Document Number: 2018-28132
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 73 to MM 74. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2018-28131
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River extending from mile marker (MM) 530.6 to MM 533.0. This emergency safety zone is needed to protect life, vessels, and the marine environment due to the increase in river level, extreme currents and excessive drift causing vessels to allide with Markland Lock and Dam. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hudson River, Albany and Rensselaer, NY
Document Number: 2018-28122
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the CSX Transportation Bridge (alternatively referred to as the ``Livingston Ave Bridge'') across the Hudson River, mile 146.2, between Albany and Rensselaer, New York. The bridge owner, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), submitted a request to allow the bridge to require four hours notice for bridge openings. This final rule would extend the notice required for bridge opening during the summer months due to the infrequent number of requests, and reduce burden on the bridge tender.
Failure to Maintain and Carry Out Effective Security Measures-Notice to Passengers Transiting Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines
Document Number: 2018-27983
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines, does not maintain and carry out effective security measures that meet standards prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Pursuant to this notice, all U.S. aircraft operators and foreign air carriers (and their agents) providing transportation between the United States and MNL are directed to provide written notice of this determination to any passenger purchasing a ticket for transportation between the United States and MNL in accordance with statutory requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)-024 CBP Intelligence Records System (CIRS) System of Records
Document Number: 2018-27944
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a newly established system of records titled, ``DHS/CBP-024 CBP Intelligence Records System (CIRS) System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the ``DHS/CBP-024 CBP Intelligence Records System (CIRS) System of Records'' from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) Flying Armed
Document Number: 2018-27942
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves gathering information from Federal, State, local, and tribal armed law enforcement officers (LEOs) who require specialized screening at the TSA checkpoint.
Homeland Security Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-27941
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (``HSAC'' or ``Council'') will meet via teleconference on January 31, 2019. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release
Document Number: 2018-27925
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
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.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2018
Document Number: 2018-27843
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2018, as of September 30, 2018.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-27831
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southwest Spokane Street Bridge (Spokane Street Bridge), mile 0.3, across the Duwamish Waterway at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate re-routed roadway traffic while the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed. This deviation allows the subject bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow congested roadway traffic to move easier.
Safety Zone; Mathai Fireworks, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-27790
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 420-foot radius of a portion of the Detroit River, Detroit, MI. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Mathai marriage proposal fireworks.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Coast Guard Sector Detroit Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2018-27772
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating its recurring special local regulations in the Captain of the Port Detroit. This rule updates fifteen special local regulation locations, dates, and sizes, adds six special local regulations, removes six established special local regulations, and reformats the regulations into an easier to read table format. These amendments will ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a various events immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these events.
Public Meeting: 21st Century Customs Framework
Document Number: 2018-27716
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is cognizant of the need to stay modern in order to meet the challenges of an evolving trade landscape. New actors, industries, and modes of conducting business have emerged, disrupting the traditional global supply chain. To continue to effectively fulfill CBP's mission, CBP is pursuing an initiative titled ``The 21st Century Customs Framework.'' ``The 21st Century Customs Framework'' will seek to address and enhance numerous aspects of CBP's trade mission to better position CBP to operate in the 21st century trade environment. Through preliminary efforts, CBP has identified key themes for which CBP seeks public input: Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain, Intelligent Enforcement, Cutting-Edge Technology, Data Access and Sharing, 21st Century Processes, and Self- Funded Customs Infrastructure. To that end, CBP is announcing a public meeting to discuss these themes. CBP will use the public comments received in response to this notice to initiate discussion at the public meeting for CBP to consider possible policy, regulatory, and statutory improvements to further the trade mission. CBP is already pursuing related efforts through the Border Interagency Executive Council and the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee and is ensuring coordination among these initiatives.
Anchorage Ground; Sabine Pass, TX
Document Number: 2018-27699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the anchorage regulations for the Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Pass, TX anchorage ground for the navigational safety of vessels entering and exiting a new liquefied natural gas terminal mooring basin being constructed on the eastern waterfront of the Sabine Pass Channel. This proposed rulemaking would reduce the overall size of the existing anchorage. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone: Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project, Hudson River; South Nyack and Tarrytown, NY
Document Number: 2018-27669
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period of the temporary regulated navigation areas and safety zone for the navigable waters of the Hudson River, NY, surrounding the Tappan Zee Bridge. This rule will extend the effective period of the existing temporary interim rule for an additional year, now ending on December 31, 2019. This rule will continue to prohibit all persons and vessel traffic from the safety zone and enforce speed and wake restrictions for the Eastern and Western regulated navigation areas as cited in this rule unless exceptions are authorized by the First District Commander or a designated representative. These regulated navigation areas and safety zone continue to be necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards during the removal of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge and construction of a new bridge.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records.
Document Number: 2018-27606
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify a current DHS system of records titled ``DHS/ALL-007 Accounts Payable System of Records.'' This system of records allows DHS to collect and maintain payment records. DHS is updating this system of records notice (SORN) to change the system location and clarify the authorities for which the records are collected. DHS is also expanding the categories of records collected by including invoices, receipts, and bank account numbers. DHS is modifying routine use E and adding routine use F to this SORN to comply with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-17-12. Routine use L is also being modified to account for sharing payment information with the Department of Treasury to determine an individual's eligibility to receive federal payments. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice.
Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast
Document Number: 2018-27604
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In order to provide safe access routes for the movement of vessel traffic along the Arctic Coast of the United States for vessels proceeding to or from ports or places of the United States and transiting within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Coast Guard is conducting an Alaskan Arctic Coast Port Access Route Study (AACPARS) to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures. The information gathered during this AACPARS may result in the establishment of one or more vessel routing measures. The goal of the AACPARS is to enhance navigational safety by examining existing shipping routes and waterway uses, and, to the extent practicable, reconciling the paramount right of navigation with other reasonable waterway uses. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition To Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition; Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household; Supplement 2, Consent To Disclose Information
Document Number: 2018-27603
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
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 purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection; Application To Adjust Status From Temporary to Permanent Resident
Document Number: 2018-27602
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
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 purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Safety Zone; Wolf River, Winneconne Bridge Blasting, Winneconne, WI
Document Number: 2018-27599
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Wolf River in Winneconne, WI, for blasting operations. This action is necessary to protect mariners, vessels, and property from potential hazards associated with blasting operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2018-27579
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for the navigable waters within 500 yards of the M/V CAPE HUDSON, Official Number 901127, during its departure from Terminal 7 in Tacoma, WA. This security zone is necessary to protect the vessel and associated personnel from terrorist acts, accidents, sabotage, or other subversive acts associated with the vessel's movement of military cargo. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited while the M/V CAPE HUDSON is in transit unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2018-27526
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the operating schedule that governs three bridges in Astoria, OR: The US101 New Youngs Bay highway bridge (New Youngs Bay Bridge), mile 0.7 crossing Youngs Bay; the Oregon State Old Youngs Bay highway bridge (Old Youngs Bay Bridge), mile 2.4, crossing Youngs Bay; and the Oregon State Lewis and Clark River highway bridge (Lewis and Clark River Bridge), mile 1.0, crossing the Lewis and Clark River. This NPRM will allow the bridge to open during weekend hours after receiving a 2 hour advance notice. The proposed modification will remove the draw tender during weekend hours due to minimal usage.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ebey Slough, Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2018-27525
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) Bridge 38.3 across Ebey Slough, mile 1.5, at Marysville, WA. The modified schedule removes the bridge operator at the subject drawbridge, and will change from on-demand opening to a four hour advance notice for opening.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 229.5 to 230.5 Baton Rouge, LA
Document Number: 2018-27466
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5, above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near Baton Rouge, LA, during a New Year's Eve fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River, Miles 91.7 to 92.3, Maidsville, WV
Document Number: 2018-27445
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 91.7 to mile 92.3. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with shore side construction activities. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.