Regulated Navigation Area, Security Zone and Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Everglades, FL
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated navigation area, temporary security zone and temporary drawbridge operation regulation during the Organization of American States (OAS) conference. These regulations are needed to provide for public safety and security during the OAS conference. The regulations will control the movement of vessels within the regulated navigation area, restrict access to the security zone, and alter the schedule of the Brooks Memorial Bascule Bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River-Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the Norfolk Southern (NS) Railroad Bridge (NS V2.8) across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, at mile 2.7, in Norfolk, VA. The final rule allows the NS V2.8 bridge to be operated from a remote location, and to remain open for vessel traffic and to close only for train crossings and periodic maintenance. This rule will make the operation of the bridge more efficient, because currently the bridge only opens on signal, or on signal after notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Virginia
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Norfolk Southern (NS) 5 Railroad Bridge across the Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, at mile 1.1, in Norfolk, VA in May 2005. To facilitate extensive maintenance that is required at the bridge, the deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for three daytime closure periods during May, each closure period lasting 2 to 4 days.
California Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-1585-DR), dated April 14, 2005, and related determinations.
Arizona; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Arizona (FEMA-1586-DR), dated April 14, 2005, and related determinations.
California; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California (FEMA-1585-DR), dated April 14, 2005, and related determinations.
New Jersey; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-1588-DR), dated April 19, 2005, and related determinations.
Pennsylvania; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (FEMA-1587-DR), dated April 14, 2005, and related determinations.
Maine; Emergency and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Maine (FEMA-3210-EM), dated April 21, 2005, and related determinations.
New York; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA-1589-DR), dated April 19, 2005, and related determinations.
Moving and Fixed Security Zone: Port of Fredericksted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Coast Guard is establishing a moving and fixed security zone around cruise ships entering, departing, mooring or anchoring at the Port of Fredericksted in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This regulation is a security measure designed to protect cruise ships at this port. All vessels, with the exception of cruise ships, are prohibited from entering the moving and fixed security zone around a cruise ship without the express permission of the Captain of the Port San Juan or their designated representative. The current temporary final rule at 33 CFR 165.T07-05-005 will be removed when this final rule is effective because it is unnecessary.
Implementation of Sector Corpus Christi
The Coast Guard announces the stand-up of Sector Corpus Christi. Sector Corpus Christi is an internal reorganization that combines Group Corpus Christi and Marine Safety Office Corpus Christi into a single command. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official or document.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License Due to Death of the License Holder
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations Sec. 111.51(a), the following individual Customs broker licenses and any and all permits have been cancelled due to the death of the broker:
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Permit
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker local permits are cancelled without prejudice.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker licenses are cancelled without prejudice.
Petitioning Requirements for the O and P Nonimmigrant Classifications
This rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations to enable petitioners to file O and P nonimmigrant petitions up to one year prior to the petitioners' need for the alien's services. By extending the filing time requirement for O and P petitions, USCIS will be able to adjudicate petitions in a timely fashion and ensure that, if approvable, such petitions will be approved prior to the date of the need for the alien's services, which is often dictated by a scheduled event, competition or performance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kent Island Narrows, Kent Island, MD
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the S.R. 18-B Bridge, formerly known as U.S. Route 50/ 301 Bridge, over Kent Island Narrows, mile 1.0, in Kent Island, MD. The proposal would allow the bridge to open on signal on the hour and half- hour from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., from May 1 through October 31. The proposed rule will allow for a more efficient flow of vessel traffic.
Anchorage Regulations; Mississippi River Below Baton Rouge, LA, Including South and Southwest Passes
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the anchorage regulations for the Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes in order to improve safety at the Lower Kenner Bend Anchorage. This proposed rule is needed to protect aircraft passengers and crew, mariners and the public from the potential safety hazards associated with the ascent and descent of aircraft over vessels anchored in the vicinity of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, New Orleans, LA.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Number: 1625-0040
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of one Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR comprise 1625-0040, Continuous Discharge Book, Merchant Mariner Application, Physical Examination Report, Sea Service Report, Chemical Testing and Entry Level Physical Report. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Safety Zone; Charleston, SC
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor from Hobcaw Yacht Club to Charleston Harbor Marina and from the coast of Mount Pleasant to 150 yards offshore during the Lowcountry Splash swimming event. A temporary safety zone is necessary to prevent commercial or recreational boating traffic from transiting the racecourse. This temporary safety zone will allow the swimmers to safely participate in the event without interfering with vessel traffic.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0060, 1625-0081, and 1625-0083
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of three Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs comprise (1) 1625-0060, Vapor Control Systems for Facilities and Tank Vessels, (2) 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program, and (3) 1625-0083, Operational Measures for Existing Tank Vessels Without Double Hulls. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Regulated Navigation Area and Security Zones; High Capacity Passenger Vessels in Alaska
In response to public comments on the proposed Regulated Navigation Area and Security Zones; High Capacity Passenger Vessels in Alaska, the Coast Guard is re-opening the public comment period an additional 30 days. These actions will afford the public additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the proposed Regulated Navigation Area and Security Zones; High Capacity Passenger Vessels in Alaska.
Notice of Meeting of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m., and from 12:55 until 3 p.m. The meeting will take place at the United States Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H Street, NW., Washington, DC. The NSTAC advises the President of the United States on issues and problems related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications policy.
Special Local Regulations: Annual Offshore Super Series Boat Race, Fort Myers Beach, FL
The Coast Guard proposes to establish permanent special local regulations for the Offshore Super Series Boat Race in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. This event will be held annually during the second consecutive Saturday and Sunday of June between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Historically, there have been approximately 350 participant and spectator craft. The resulting congestion of navigable channels creates an extra or unusual hazard in the navigable waters of the United States. This proposed rule is necessary to ensure the safety of life for the participating vessels, spectators, and mariners in the area on the navigable waters of the United States.
Safety Zone; Outer Continental Shelf Facility in the Gulf of Mexico for Mississippi Canyon 778
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a safety zone around a petroleum and gas production facility in Mississippi Canyon 778 of the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. The facility needs to be protected from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways, and placing a safety zone around this area would significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills and releases of natural gas. This proposed rule prohibits all vessels from entering or remaining in the specified area around the facility's location except for an attending vessel, a vessel under 100 feet in length overall not engaged in towing, or a vessel authorized by the Eighth Coast Guard District Commander.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Severn River, College Creek, Weems Creek and Carr Creek, Annapolis, MD
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``U.S. Naval Academy crew races'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Severn River at Annapolis, Maryland on May 8 and 29, 2005. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Severn River during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Approaches to Annapolis Harbor, Spa Creek and Severn River, Annapolis, MD
The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.511 during the Annapolis Yacht Club boat parade, a marine event to be held May 8, 2005, on the waters of Spa Creek and the Severn River at Annapolis, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and expected vessel congestion during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of event participants, spectators and vessels transiting the event area.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Flight Crew Self-Defense Training-Registration and Evaluation
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 February 2, 2005 (70 FR 5456).
Open Meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS)
FEMA announces the following open meeting. Name: Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS). Date of Meeting: June 2, 2005. Place: 3rd Floor Conference Center, Twinbrook Room, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, Maryland 20857. Times: 10:30 a.m.Main FICEMS Meeting; 1 p.m.FICEMS Ambulance Safety Subcommittee. Proposed Agenda: Review and submission for approval of previous FICEMS Committee Meeting Minutes; Ambulance Safety Subcommittee and Counter-terrorism Subcommittee report; Action Items review; presentation of member agency reports; and reports of other interested parties.
List of Communities Eligible for the Sale of Flood Insurance
This rule identifies communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and suspended from the NFIP. These communities have applied to the program and have agreed to enact certain floodplain management measures. The communities' participation in the program authorizes the sale of flood insurance to owners of property located in the communities listed.
Classification of Certain Scientists of the Commonwealth of Independent States of the Former Soviet Union and the Baltic States as Employment-Based Immigrants
This interim rule implements changes to the Soviet Scientists Immigration Act of 1992 (SSIA), Public Law 102-509, made by the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003, Public Law 107-228. The SSIA, as amended, reinstates the authority to allot visas under section 203(b)(2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality (Act) to eligible scientists or engineers of the independent states of the former Soviet Union and the Baltic states with expertise in nuclear, chemical, biological, or other high-technology field or defense projects. This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to codify the new sunset date of September 30, 2006 and the new numerical limit of 950 visas (excluding spouses and children if accompanying or following to join). The rule also modifies the evidence eligible scientists or engineers must submit to establish their expertise or work experience in such high technology fields or defense projects.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Alien Crewman Landing Permit
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Alien Crewman Landing Permit. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones around all cruise ships while transiting or moored in the Port of Mobile and Mobile Ship Channel shoreward of the Mobile Sea Buoy. These security zones are needed to ensure the safety and security of these vessels. Entry into these zones is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Mobile, or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL
The Coast Guard is establishing permanent security zones around all cruise ships while transiting or moored in the Port of Mobile and Mobile Ship Channel shoreward of the Mobile Sea Buoy. These security zones are needed to ensure the safety and security of these vessels. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the tank barge EMC423 during salvage operations. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of workers and divers during salvage operations of the tank barge EMC423. The temporary safety zone prohibits persons or vessels from entering the zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Chicago or the designated on-scene representative.
Interpretations of Vessel Tonnage Measurement Regulations
This notice advises the public of a recent change to Marine Safety Center Technical Note (MTN) 01-99, Tonnage Technical Policy, which is used for interpreting the Coast Guard?s vessel tonnage measurement regulations. This notice advises the public on how to obtain the recent change to the MTN, and summarizes the interpretations included in this change.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
The Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to specific issues of towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Detention
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted 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: Notice of Detention. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (69 FR 76952) on December 23, 2004, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Pearl Crossing LNG Terminal LLC Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The U.S. Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the availability of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the Pearl Crossing LLC Deepwater Port License Application and Pearl Crossing Pipeline LLC Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. The application describes a project that would be located in the Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf West Cameron Block 220, approximately 41 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration, as well as the cooperating agencies (i.e., Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) request public comment on the DEIS.
Border and Transportation Security Directorate Customs and Border Protection; Notice of Meeting of Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions (Commercial Operations Advisory Committee or COAC)
The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions (Commercial Operations Advisory Committee or COAC) will meet in open session. This notice announces the date, time, and location for the second meeting of the ninth term, and the expected agenda for its consideration.
Security Zone; New York Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone, New York Harbor
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary security zones in portions of the waters around Stapleton Homeport Pier in Upper New York Bay, as well as the New York City Passenger Ship Terminal and Intrepid Museum in the Hudson River and around each participating Fleet Week vessel. This action is necessary to safeguard Naval vessels, Coast Guard vessels, and critical port infrastructure from sabotage, subversive act, or other threats. This rule does not apply to any vessel engaged in the enforcement of these security zones, other law enforcement, port security, or search and rescue activity. This rule would prohibit entry into or movement within these security zones without authorization from the Captain of the Port of New York.
Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum
``The Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum'' will hold a meeting to discuss various waterways management issues. Potential agenda items will include navigation, ballast water regulations, Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), waterways management, and discussions about the agenda for the next meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Houma, LA
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the SR 315 (Bayou Dularge) bascule bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 59.9 west of Harvey Lock, in Houma, Louisiana. An increase in traffic during the noontime time period facilitated a request to allow the bridge to remain closed to navigation for two (2), 30-minute periods in the middle of the day. These closures will allow local workers to transit the area with minimal delays during the noontime lunch period.