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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.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14141
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish safety zones for the St. Ignace Festivals of Fireworks Celebration fireworks starting in July, 2020 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for these safety zones. During the enforcement periods, vessels must stay out of the established safety zone and may only enter with permission from the designated representative of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14140
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone for the Alpena 4th of July fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14136
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone for the Mackinac Island 4th of July fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie
Document Number: 2020-14135
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish safety zones for the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau Friday Night fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events in July
Document Number: 2020-14130
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone for the Sault Sainte Marie 4th of July fireworks. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for this safety zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Devos Fireworks Little Traverse Bay, Bay Harbor, MI
Document Number: 2020-14038
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 560-ft radius of a fireworks display. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Agency Information Collection Activities: e-Allegations Submission
Document Number: 2020-13295
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
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. The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Safety Zone; Fischer Wedding Fireworks Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, MI
Document Number: 2020-14025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 420-ft radius of a fireworks display. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program; Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
Document Number: 2020-13976
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This Notice provides guidelines that describe the application process for Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants and the criteria the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will use to award these grants for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. It explains the differences, if any, between these guidelines and those recommended by representatives of the Nation's fire service leadership during the annual Criteria Development meeting, which was held Dec. 12-13, 2018. The application period for the FY 2019 FP&S Grant Program was April 27, 2020, to May 29, 2020, and was announced on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) website (www.fema.gov/firegrants), www.grants.gov, and the U.S. Fire Administration website (www.usfa.fema.gov).
Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight
Document Number: 2020-13901
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the adequacy of existing vessel routing measures and determine whether additional vessel routing measures are necessary for port approaches to New York and New Jersey and international and domestic transit areas in the First District area of responsibility. The Northern New York Bight PARS (NNYBPARS) will consider whether existing or additional routing measures are necessary to improve navigation safety due to factors such as planned or potential offshore development, current port capabilities and planned improvements, increased vessel traffic, existing and potential anchorage areas, changing vessel traffic patterns, effects of weather, or navigational difficulty. Vessel routing measures, which include traffic separation schemes, two-way routes, recommended tracks, deep-water routes, precautionary areas, and areas to be avoided, are implemented to reduce the risk of marine casualties. The recommendations of the study may subsequently be implemented through rulemakings or in accordance with international agreements.
Faith-Based Security Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-13882
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is establishing the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council (FBSAC). The primary purpose of the FBSAC will be to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to houses of worship, faith-based organization security and homeland security. The FBSAC will operate in an advisory capacity only. This notice is provided in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended. The FBSAC will terminate two years from the date of its establishment, unless extended by the Secretary.
Special Local Regulation; Dutch Shoe Marathon; San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2020-12864
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Dutch Shoe Marathon special local regulation on the waters of San Diego Bay, California on July 17, 2020. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-13820
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
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.
Asylum Application, Interview, and Employment Authorization for Applicants
Document Number: 2020-13544
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would modify DHS's regulations governing asylum applications, interviews, and eligibility for employment authorization based on a pending asylum application. This final rule implements the proposed rule, with some amendments based on public comments received.
Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy
Document Number: 2020-13726
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet via teleconference on Monday, August 31, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Extension: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjustment of Status
Document Number: 2020-13679
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
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.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-13280
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its final notice concerning the flood hazard determinations for Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions).
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Annual and Recurring Safety Zone and Special Local Regulation Update
Document Number: 2020-12944
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the special local regulations and annual recurring marine events and safety zones regulations for firework displays and swim events in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from transiting regulated areas during certain annually recurring events. The special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain marine events.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2020-13677
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in this document.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2020-13676
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in this document.