The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet in partially closed session on Thursday, June 23, 2005. The HSAC will meet for purposes of receiving reports and briefings, and holding member deliberations. The HSAC will receive reports from the Private Sector Information Sharing Task Force, the Critical Infrastructure Task Force, and the Prevention of the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect on American Soil Task Force. The HSAC will also hold roundtable deliberations and discussions among HSAC members.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Galveston Channel, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Pelican Island Causeway Bascule Span Bridge across Galveston Channel, mile 4.5, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 356.1, at Galveston, Texas.
Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the interim rule on rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2005, for 30 days. This will extend the comment period to July 8, 2005. We are extending the comment period to allow the public more time to comment on this subject.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the Berkley Bridge across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 0.4, in Norfolk, Virginia. The proposal would extend the morning and evening rush hour closure periods so that the morning rush hour period starts at 5 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m., and the evening rush hour starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The proposed change would relieve vehicular traffic congestion during the weekday rush hours while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Security Zone: Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
The Coast Guard is permanently amending the Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River security zone. This regulation is enforced annually during the Portland, Oregon Rose Festival on the waters of the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges. The current regulation does not accurately describe the enforcement period. The change clarifies the annual enforcement period for this regulation. This change will better inform the boating public and improve the level of safety at this event. Entry into the area established is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1012.6, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, FL
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the regulations governing the operation of the PGA Boulevard bridge, Intracoastal Waterway mile 1012.6, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. This rule is needed to provide for workman and mariner safety during repairs to the bridge. The bridge will be on single and double-leaf operations during the repair period and several waterway closures will be needed to ensure personal safety.
Deepwater Ports; Voluntary Guidelines
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC), providing voluntary guidelines in connection with the regulation of deepwater oil and natural gas ports pursuant to the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, as amended. The NVIC guidelines relate to the design, plan review, fabrication, installation, inspection, maintenance, and oversight of these deepwater ports. Compliance with the NVIC is voluntary and no new legal requirements are imposed.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Registered Traveler Operations Files
TSA is issuing a final rule that will exempt the Registered Traveler Operations Files (DHS/TSA 015) from several provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of classified and law enforcement information.
Expanded Weekly Entry Procedure for Foreign Trade Zones
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on July 25, 2002, which proposed to amend the CBP Regulations in accordance with the Trade and Development Act of 2000 to expand the weekly entry procedures for foreign trade zones. Public comment on the proposed rulemaking was solicited. Commenters uniformly expressed concern that the proposed rule limited weekly entry procedures to consumption entries, and that amendments to the regulations were unnecessary because the law was self-effectuating. After careful consideration, CBP has decided to withdraw the proposed rulemaking pending assessment of a more comprehensive regulatory scheme for weekly entry procedures from foreign trade zones.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
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.
Security Zones; Oahu, Maui, HI, and Kauai, HI
The Coast Guard is issuing a supplement to our notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on May 20, 2004 (69 FR 29114). The NPRM underwent further Coast Guard review after its comment period that produced revisions significant enough to merit this supplement to our original proposal. This supplement is intended to announce the revisions and reopen the comment period. The Coast Guard proposes to make changes to existing permanent security zones in designated waters adjacent to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, Hawaii. These revised security zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from acts of sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature and will extend from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. Some of the revised security zones would be continuously activated and enforced at all times, while others would be activated and enforced only during heightened threat conditions. Entry into these Coast Guard security zones while they are activated and enforced would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Number: 1625-0015
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 is for 1625-0015, Bridge Permit Application Guide. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on it as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and costs, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP). OMB Number: 1660-0061. Abstract: The Federal Assistance to Individual and Household Program (IHP) enhances applicants' ability to request approval of late applications, request continued assistance, and appeal program decisions. Similarly, it allows States to partner with FEMA for delivery of disaster assistance under the ``Other Needs'' provision of the IHP through Administrative Option Agreements and Administration Plans addressing the level of managerial and resource support necessary. Affected Public: Individuals and households; State, Local or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 40,072. Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 to 45 minutes for individual and households respondents; 3 hours for States, local and Tribal governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,716 hours. Frequency of Response: Once. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or facsimile number (202) 395-7285. Comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2005.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-1589-DR), dated April 19, 2005, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-1589-DR), dated April 19, 2005, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
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.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC). GLPAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on a wide range of issues related to pilotage on the Great Lakes, including the rules and regulations that govern the registration, operating requirements, and training policies for all U.S. registered pilots. The Committee also advises on matters related to ratemaking to determine the appropriate charge for pilot services on the Great Lakes.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). CTAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways.
Regulated Navigation Area, Security Zone and Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Everglades, FL
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area, temporary security zone and temporary drawbridge 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 Regulation; White River, Augusta, AR
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Bridge, Mile 196.3, Augusta, Arkansas across the White River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 7 days from 7 a.m., June 20, 2005, until 7 p.m., June 26, 2005. The deviation is necessary to allow time for making repairs to mechanical components essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge.
Safety Zone; Presque Isle Bay, Dobbins Landing, Erie, PA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of Presque Isle Bay. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone restricts vessel traffic from a portion of Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Safety Zone; Rochester Harbor Fireworks, Rochester, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of Rochester Harbor and the Genesee River. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule will restrict vessel traffic from a portion of Rochester Harbor and the Genesee River, Rochester, New York.
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.
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 license 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 permits are cancelled without prejudice.
Notice of Retraction of Revocation Notice
The below-identified Customs broker license was erroneously included in a list of revoked Customs broker licenses. See 69 FR 17214, dated April 1, 2004.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Passaic River, NJ
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Route 280 Bridge, mile 5.8, across the Passaic River, at Harrison, New Jersey. Under this temporary rule the Route 280 Bridge may remain in the closed-to- navigation position from March 1, 2006 through November 30, 2007. This temporary rulemaking is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation repairs at the bridge
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Mitchell River, MA
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Chatham Highway Bridge, mile 0.2, across the Mitchell River at Chatham, Massachusetts. This final rule requires that from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., from May 1 through October 31, a one-hour advance notice be given for a bridge opening. This rulemaking also changes the on-call contact information. This action is expected to better meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mississippi River, Iowa and Illinois
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the Rock Island Railroad & Highway Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River at Mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The drawbridge need not open for river traffic and may remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on September 25, 2005. This proposed rule would allow the annually scheduled running of a foot race as part of a local community event.
Anchorage Grounds; Anacortes General Anchorage and Cap Sante and Hat Island Tug and Barge General Anchorages, Anacortes, WA
The Coast Guard is establishing three general anchorages and two tug and barge general anchorages in the vicinity of Anacortes, Washington. These anchorages will reduce the risk of collisions, provide a more orderly movement of tanker traffic in and out of near by oil refineries, and keep the approaches to Guemes Channel open to transiting traffic while providing ample room for barge operations.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the rulemaking on Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil; 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions. The DPEIS addresses the increase of the oil removal capacity (caps) requirements for tank vessels and marine transportation-related (MTR) facilities and added requirements for new response technologies. We are requesting public comments on this DPEIS. The Environmental Protection Agency published a notice of receipt of this DPEIS on May 27, 2005 (70 FR 30719).
Office of the Inspector General; Submission for Review; Notice of Emergency Clearance for Survey of Federal Flight Deck Officers Program
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has submitted a request for emergency processing of a new public information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 35). This notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to OMB for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden.
Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers
Pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's notice of intention to distribute assessed antidumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2005 in connection with antidumping duty orders or findings or countervailing duty orders. This document sets forth the list of individual antidumping duty orders or findings and countervailing duty orders, together with the affected domestic producers associated with each order or finding who are potentially eligible to receive a distribution. This document also provides the instructions for affected domestic producers to file written certifications to claim a distribution in relation to the listed orders or findings.