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Agency Information Collection Activities: Automated Clearinghouse
Document Number: 2020-15018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
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.
Safety Zone, Object Removal; Delaware River and Bay, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2020-13507
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River and Bay within 250 yards of the bucket dredge KOKO VI, towing vessel GEORGETOWN, the deck barge BC 45, and all associated equipment while object removal, dredging, and diving operations are taking place. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by the aforementioned operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay (COTP) or his designated representitives.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2020-14578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the New River, mile 2.5, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This proposed change will allow the drawbridge to operate on a more predictable schedule. This proposed action is expected to better serve the reasonable needs of both vessel and rail traffic.
Inland Waterways Navigation: St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Document Number: 2020-14100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to exempt vessels under 20 meters (65 feet) in length operating in the St. Mary's River along Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula from certain speed rules. Exempting such vessels from these rules is necessary because enforcement is impractical and the rules impede the operations of public response vessels. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Alabama; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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 Alabama (FEMA-4546-DR), dated May 21, 2020, and related determinations.
North Carolina; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-14927
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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-4543-DR), dated May 8, 2020, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-14926
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-4538-DR), dated April 23, 2020, and related determinations.
Alaska; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2020-14925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska (FEMA-4533-DR), dated April 9, 2020, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-3527-EM), dated June 7, 2020, and related determinations.
Michigan; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14923
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Michigan (FEMA-3525-EM), dated May 21, 2020, and related determinations.
Michigan; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2020-14922
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Michigan (FEMA-3525-EM), dated May 21, 2020, and related determinations.
National Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-14900
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet virtually July 29-30, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public through virtual means.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14893
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14892
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Individual & Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) Application Form
Document Number: 2020-14890
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning this collection allowing potential candidates to apply for FEMA's Youth Preparedness Council.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Newburgh, IN
Document Number: 2020-14761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 777.3 to MM 778.3. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Newburgh, IN, during a fireworks display on September 5, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, AL
Document Number: 2020-14759
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Tennessee River from Mile Marker (MM) 407 to MM 409, on July 13, 2020 in conjunction with the operations being conducted at the TVA Widows Creek Fossil Plant. This safety zone is needed to protect the public, vessels, and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature from the hazards associated with demolition operations at the TVA Widows Creek Fossil Plant. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Upper Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2020-14406
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at National Harbor, MD, on September 27, 2020, during an open water swim event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliott Bay, Seattle, Washington
Document Number: 2020-13981
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will not enforce the safety zone for the Fleet Week Maritime Festival on waters adjacent to Pier 66 in Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA in July and August 2020. The Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound has determined that since the event is cancelled, enforcement of this regulation is not necessary.
Security Bars and Processing
Document Number: 2020-14758
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rule would amend existing DHS and DOJ (collectively, ``the Departments'') regulations to clarify that the Departments may consider emergency public health concerns based on communicable disease due to potential international threats from the spread of pandemics when making a determination as to whether ``there are reasonable grounds for regarding [an] alien as a danger to the security of the United States'' and, thus, ineligible to be granted asylum or the protection of withholding of removal in the United States under Immigration and Nationality Act (``INA'') sections 208 and 241 and DHS and DOJ regulations. The proposed rule also would provide that this application of the statutory bars to eligibility for asylum and withholding of removal will be effectuated at the credible fear screening stage for aliens in expedited removal proceedings in order to streamline the protection review process and minimize the spread and possible introduction into the United States of communicable and widespread disease. The proposed rule further would allow DHS to exercise its prosecutorial discretion regarding how to process individuals subject to expedited removal who are determined to be ineligible for asylum in the United States on certain grounds, including being reasonably regarded as a danger to the security of the United States. Finally, the proposed rule would modify the process for evaluating the eligibility of aliens for deferral of removal who are ineligible for withholding of removal as presenting a danger to the security of the United States.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2020-14380
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
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.
Safety Zones; Northern California and Lake Tahoe Area Annual Fireworks Events, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2020-13995
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and establishing several permanent safety zones in the Captain of the Port San Francisco zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, Carquinez Strait, Mare Island Strait, Sacramento River, Lake Tahoe, and Monterey Bay during annual fireworks displays. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2020-13988
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will not enforce the Regulated Navigation Area in Lake Washington, Seattle, WA as part of Seattle Seafair events which typically occur annually in July and August. The Captain of the Port has determined that since Seafair has been cancelled in 2020, enforcement of this regulation is not necessary.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2020-13987
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will not enforce the Safety Zone for the Seattle Seafair Firework Display in Lake Washington, Seattle, WA in July 2020. The Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound has determined that since Seafair has been cancelled in 2020, enforcement of this regulation is not necessary.
Seafair Air Show Performance, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2020-13983
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will not enforce the safety zone for the Seafair Air Show Performance in Lake Washington, Seattle, WA in July and August 2020. The Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound has determined that since this event is cancelled, enforcement of this regulation is not necessary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Creek, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2020-13912
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is altering the operating schedule that governs the Loop Parkway Bridge across Long Creek, mile 0.7 at Nassau, New York. The bridge owner, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), submitted a request to modify bridge openings and expects that this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Security Zones, Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2020-13601
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will not enforce the security zones for Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels in Puget Sound, WA in July and August 2020. The Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound has determined that since the event is cancelled, enforcement of this regulation is not necessary.
Safety Zone; Amelia River, Fernandina, FL
Document Number: 2020-14788
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of the VB-10,000 work barge while transiting the Sector Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone. Once the VB-10,000 work barge is moored at the Nassau Terminal in Fernandina Beach, FL, the safety zone will be reduced to a 100-yard radius. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a barge of this size and with restricted manuerverability. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Document Number: 2020-14669
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0008
Document Number: 2020-14657
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0008, Regattas and Marine Parades; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-14571
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference, to review and discuss the Coast Guard's efforts to develop the Maritime Cyber Risk Analysis Model and updates to the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 03-03. This teleconference will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Owensboro, KY
Document Number: 2020-14407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 754 .0 to MM 759.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Owensboro, KY, during a high speed boat race on August 14, 2020 through August 16, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Breton Bay, McIntosh Run, Leonardtown, MD
Document Number: 2020-14264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of Breton Bay and McIntosh Run. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Leonardtown, MD, during a high-speed power boat demonstration event on August 1, 2020, and August 2, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Importation Bond Structure
Document Number: 2020-14412
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
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 must be submitted (no later than September 4, 2020) to be assured of consideration.
Faith-Based Security Advisory Council; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14370
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is correcting a notice published on June 29, 2020. In error, this notice previously stated that a less than 15 day good cause justification was obtained. Instead, this notice should reflect its publishing will comply fully with the 15 day notice requirement.
Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-14270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast. The comment period is extended until September 30, 2021.
Anchorage Grounds; Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2020-13827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a dedicated offshore anchorage approximately seven nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation for all vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Southern California Annual Firework Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-14451
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Sea World Fireworks on the waters of Mission Bay, CA on specific evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2020. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the events, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for the Southern California annual fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for the events. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2020-14326
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce five safety zones for annual firework displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone during the dates and times noted under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from hazards associated with the firework displays. During the enforcement periods, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or their Designated Representative.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14317
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14316
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14315
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-14314
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
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.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-14311
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will hold a virtual meeting on Monday July 27th, 2020 and Tuesday July 28th, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public via a Zoom Video Communications link and conference line.
DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-14296
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
A notice of committee charter renewal for the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, which was published in the Federal Register on June 18, 2020, is hereby withdrawn. In this document, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security also announces the determination that the reestablishment of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Department of Homeland Security's performance of its duties.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program
Document Number: 2020-14226
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0047, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of biographic and biometric information that TSA uses to verify identity and conduct a security threat assessment (STA) for the TWIC[supreg] Program, and a customer satisfaction survey.
Modification of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Regarding Reconciliation for Filing Post-Importation Claims Arising Under the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA)
Document Number: 2020-14200
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces a modification to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) reconciliation prototype test to include the flagging for filing of post-importation preferential treatment claims arising under the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (the USMCA) as implemented pursuant to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (the USMCA Act). Importers may file USMCA post-importation claims for refunds of certain duties assessed on merchandise that both qualifies for preferential tariff treatment under the USMCA and was entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2020. Unless and until the USMCA Act is subsequently amended, refunds for merchandise processing fees (MPF) are excluded from USMCA post- importation claims. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in previously published Federal Register notices regarding the test remain in effect.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission
Document Number: 2020-14158
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 must be submitted (no later than August 31, 2020) to be assured of consideration.
Implementation of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA) Uniform Regulations Regarding Rules of Origin
Document Number: 2020-13865
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This interim final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to implement the rules of origin provisions for preferential tariff treatment of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA). This document sets forth the framework for our regulations that provides further guidance regarding the rules of origin for those seeking USMCA preferential tariff treatment and includes the text of the Uniform Regulations regarding rules of origin, as trilaterally agreed upon by the United States, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and Canada. Because the USMCA supersedes the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) when the USMCA enters into force on July 1, 2020, this document also amends the NAFTA regulations to reflect that the NAFTA provisions do not apply to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2020.