Department of Homeland Security February 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3898
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3863
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3862
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3861
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3860
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3858
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3857
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3856
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3855
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3854
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3853
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3852
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3851
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3850
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3849
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3848
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Ohio; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-3779
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
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 Ohio (FEMA-1580-DR), dated February 15, 2005, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 05-3778
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Modified Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified elevations will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Indiana; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-3777
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1573-DR), dated January 21, 2005, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 05-3776
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 05-3774
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-3771
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Communications System
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet via conference call on Thursday, March 10, 2005, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. The conference call will be closed to the public. The NSTAC advises the President of the United States on issues and problems related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications policy.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Harlem River, NY
Document Number: 05-3762
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Triborough 125th Street Bridge, at mile 1.3, across the Harlem River, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Triborough 125th Street Bridge may remain in the closed position for thirty-days, April 1, 2005, through April 30, 2005. The purpose of this temporary deviation is to facilitate major structural repairs at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Aransas Channel-Tule Lake, TX
Document Number: 05-3761
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Tule Lake Vertical Lift Span Highway and Railroad Bridge across the Corpus ChristiPort Aransas Channel, mile 14.0, at Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for four hours on two consecutive days. This temporary deviation is necessary for the removal of scaffolding used during the maintenance of the rope sheaves and for the cleaning and lubrication of the haul and counterweight ropes of the drawbridge.
Security Zones; Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, Point Comfort, TX and Port of Corpus Christi Inner Harbor, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 05-3605
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to remove an established security zone in the port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort. Under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, owners or operators of local facilities are required to take specific action to improve facility security. As such, a security zone around local facilities will no longer be necessary under normal conditions. This proposed rule would remove an established security zone.
Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC)-Central California (Los Angeles-Long Beach)
Document Number: 05-3604
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security CommitteeCentral California (Los Angeles-Long Beach) (CCAMSC) to submit their resumes to the Captain of the Port (COTP)/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC) Los Angeles-Long Beach.
National Urban Search and Rescue Response System
Document Number: 05-3192
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule standardizes the financing, administration and operation of the National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, a cooperative effort of the Department of Homeland Security, participating State emergency management agencies and local public safety agencies across the country. This rule addresses the relationship between Sponsoring Agencies \1\ of Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Task Forces and DHS and also funding for preparedness and response activities, including the acquisition of equipment and supplies and training.
Maximum Pay Rate Table, National Urban Search and Rescue Response System (US&R)
Document Number: 05-3189
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is publishing this proposed Maximum Pay Rate Table (Table) in conjunction with its interim rule for National Urban Search and Rescue Response (US&R) System, which is also being published in this edition of the Federal Register. The interim rule standardizes the financing, administration and operation of the US&R System, and standardizes the relationships between DHS and ``Sponsoring Agencies'' of the US&R Systemthose State or local government agencies that agree to organize and administer a US&R Task Force. This notice seeks comment on the proposed Table, which establishes the maximum rates that DHS will pay for US&R Task Force physicians, engineers and canine handlers as ``Affiliated Personnel'' or for backfill positions for activated US&R System Members employed by or otherwise associated with a for-profit ``Participating Agency.''
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: 05-3414
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the I Street Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.4, at Sacramento, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. The deviation is necessary to repair the operating machinery to prevent unexpected drawspan failure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mitchell River, MA
Document Number: 05-3413
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Chatham Highway Bridge, mile 0.2, across the Mitchell River at Chatham, Massachusetts. This proposed change to the drawbridge operation regulations would require from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. that only one hour notice be given for a bridge opening instead of the currently required 12 hours notice from May 1 through October 31. This rulemaking would also change the on-call contact information. This action is expected to better meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Indiana; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-3409
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1573-DR), dated January 21, 2005, and related determinations.
Indiana; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-3408
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1573-DR), dated January 21, 2005, and related determinations.
West Virginia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-3407
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-1574-DR), dated February 1, 2005, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3406
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuation of an information collection requirement. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the information collection outlined in 44 CFR part 71, as it pertains to application for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance for buildings located in Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS) communities.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Cypremort, LA
Document Number: 05-3381
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 319 (Louisa) bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 134.0 west of Harvey Lock, near Cypremort, Louisiana. A new high-level, double-leaf bascule bridge that will require limited openings has replaced the low-level swing bridge across the waterway. The regulation change removes the regulation governing the to-be-removed bridge and replaces it with a regulation for the operation of the new bascule bridge.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-3380
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to discuss task statement 47 concerning Recommendations on knowledge and practical qualifications for engineers at the operational and management levels to serve on steam propelled vessels, and task statement 49 concerning Recommendations for use of a model sea course project in conjunction with an approved program for officer in charge of an engineering watch coming up through the hawse pipe. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. These meetings will be open to the public.
Publication of Administrative Forfeiture Notices
Document Number: 05-3327
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document adopts as a final rule, a proposed amendment to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations published in the Federal Register on January 14, 2004, to raise the threshold value of seized property for which CBP must publish a forfeiture notice in a newspaper from $2,500 to $5,000. By changing the requirements for publication of administrative forfeiture notices, the amendment significantly reduces the publication costs incurred by CBP, which have often exceeded the value of seized property.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 05-3266
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Raritan River, NJ
Document Number: 05-3255
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Bridge, at mile 0.5, across the Raritan River, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position beginning at 11 p.m. on Friday through 6 p.m. on Saturday for four weekends between March 18 and May 14, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled maintenance at the bridge.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Airport Access Control Pilot Program (AACPP); Satisfaction and Effectiveness Measurement Data Collection Instruments
Document Number: 05-3243
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that TSA has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on October 14, 2004, 69 FR 61036.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3133
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the proposed collection of information.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3132
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed revision of an information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the need to continue collecting information from individuals and States in order to provide and/or administer disaster assistance through the Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP).
California; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-3131
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 California (FEMA-1577-DR), dated February 4, 2005, and related determinations.
Kentucky; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-3130
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-1578-DR), dated February 8, 2005, and related determinations.
Kansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-3129
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
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 Kansas (FEMA-1579-DR), dated February 8, 2005, and related determinations.
Safety and Security Zones; TOPOFF 3, New London, CT
Document Number: 05-3120
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish safety and security zones around waterfront areas in New London, Connecticut during the Congressionally-mandated third Top Officials exercise scheduled for April 2005. These zones are necessary to provide for the safety and security of participants in the exercise, the surrounding shore and maritime communities from potential sabotage or subversive acts aimed at this large scale, high profile exercise. These temporary safety and security zones prohibit persons or vessels from entering unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): 1625-0005, 1625-0020, 1625-0029, 1625-0031, 1625-0085 and 1625-0096
Document Number: 05-3119
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard has forwarded six Information Collection Reports (ICRs)(1) 1625-0005, Application and Permit to Handle Hazardous Material; (2) 1625-0020, Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones; (3) 1625-0029, Self- propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels; (4) 1625-0031, Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering RegulationsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter J; (5) 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program; and (6) 1625-0096, Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge, and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activityabstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comment by OIRA ensures that we impose only paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0067 and 1625-0068
Document Number: 05-3118
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of two Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs comprise (1) 1625- 0067, Claims Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and (2) 1625-0068 State Access to The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund For Removal Costs Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Port Access Routes Study of Potential Vessel Routing Measures To Reduce Vessel Strikes of North Atlantic Right Whales
Document Number: 05-3117
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to analyze potential vessel routing measures and consider adjusting existing vessel routing measures in order to reduce vessel strikes of the highly endangered North American right whale. Potential vessel routing measures are being considered to protect the right whale from ship strikes in their two major aggregation areas, while minimizing adverse impacts on vessel operations. This study will focus on the northern region: first on Cape Code Bay, and then, if it can be accomplished within the timeframe required by applicable legislation, the area off Race Point at the northern end of Cape Code (Race Point) and the Great South Channel, and the southern region: Along the seacoast in the approaches to the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Brunswick, Georgia. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking actions or appropriate international agreements.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-3108
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working groups will meet as required to discuss various issues relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. All meetings will be open to the public.