Department of Homeland Security July 20, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Revised Agenda and Partial Closure for the July 27, 2005, Meeting of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-14442
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Communications System
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. The meeting will take place via teleconference and will be partially closed to the public. For access to the conference bridge and meeting materials, interested members of the public should contact Ms. Elizabeth Hart at (703) 289-5948, or by e-mail at hart elizabeth@bah.com by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2005. 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. Between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. the members will discuss the NSTAC work plan for the coming year and the activities of two NSTAC task forces. This portion of the meeting remains open to the public.
Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index: Methodology To Assess the Oil Outflow Performance of Alternative Designs to the Double Hull Oil Tanker
Document Number: 05-14265
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of an Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index, which establishes a methodology to assess the oil outflow performance of alternative designs to the double hull oil tanker. This Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index has been established in accordance with Section 705 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004.
Office of Research and Development; Proposed Federally Funded Research and Development Center; Notice No. 3
Document Number: 05-14264
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to address the need for scientific research to better anticipate, prevent, and mitigate the consequences of biological attacks. The proposed FFRDC will be the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) which is a critical component in the overarching Homeland Security national biodefense complex. The NBACC will both coordinate biodefense research activities among various Federal agencies and to execute its own research plan. Also required will be technical and program management capabilities to facilitate operation of the NBACC facility. This is the third of three notices which must be published over a 90 day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
Document Number: 05-14247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the operation of the Boot Key Harbor bridge, mile 0.13, between Marathon and Boot Key, Monroe County, Florida. Due to the amount of vehicle traffic and the lack of openings during the proposed time period, this proposed action would improve the movement of vehicular traffic while not unreasonably interfering with the movement of vessel traffic. This proposed rule would allow the bridge to open on the hour between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At all other times, the bridge will open on demand following a 10-minute notification to the bridge tender. The draw shall open as soon as practicable for the passage of tugs with tows, public vessels of the United States and vessels in a situation where a delay would endanger life or property.
Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices on Single-Hull Tank Ships and Single-Hull Tank Barges Carrying Oil or Oil Residue as Cargo
Document Number: 05-14246
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is suspending for three years the regulations in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 155 and 156 for tank level or pressure monitoring (TLPM) devices published in the Federal Register of September 17, 2002 (67 FR 58515). Furthermore, we are seeking public comments on the status of TLPM technology development and other means of detecting leaks from oil cargo tanks into the water.