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

Ballast Water Management for Vessels Entering the Great Lakes That Declare No Ballast Onboard
Document Number: 05-17426
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
To prevent the introductions of aquatic nonindigenous species from vessels entering the Great Lakes declaring no ballast onboard (NOBOB), the Coast Guard establishes best management practices for residual ballast water and sediment management to be followed by NOBOB vessels. Coast Guard also requests comments on the draft environmental assessment prepared for the policy.
Prohibited Items; Allowing Scissors for Ostomates
Document Number: 05-17392
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This document amends the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) interpretive rule that provides guidance to the public on the types of property that TSA considers weapons, explosives, and incendiaries prohibited in airport sterile areas, in the cabins of aircraft, or in passengers' checked baggage. This document also amends TSA's guidance on the types of items permitted in sterile areas, the cabins of aircraft, and in passengers' checked baggage. This document adds as permitted items certain small scissors that persons with ostomies need.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-17339
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
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 proposed continuing information collections. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the renewal of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Biennial Report forms (FEMA Form 81-28, FEMA Form 81-29, FEMA Form 81-29A). Under 44 CFR 59.22(b)(2), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) submit an annual or biennial report describing the progress made during the year in the implementation and enforcement of floodplain management regulations. Currently, FEMA has determined that this data will be collected on a biennial reporting cycle and the data collection is now referred to as the Biennial Report.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 05-17247
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2005, the interest rates for overpayments will be 5 percent for corporations and 6 percent for non- corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 6 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-17214
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) and its Liftboat III Subcommittee will meet to discuss various issues relating to offshore safety and security. Both meetings will be open to the public.
Implementation of Sector New Orleans
Document Number: 05-17207
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the stand-up of Sector New Orleans. The creation of Sector New Orleans is an internal reorganization to combine Group New Orleans, Marine Safety Office New Orleans, and Marine Safety Office Morgan City into one 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 and/or document.
Florida; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-17170
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1595-DR), dated July 10, 2005, and related determinations.
Maine; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-17169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine (FEMA-1591-DR), dated June 29, 2005, and related determinations.
Safety Zone; Northerly Island, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 05-17160
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Stormwater Conveyance System Construction Project located off of Northerly Island, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL. The safety zone is necessary to protect vessels and persons from potential hazards during the initial tunneling phase of the project. This phase will involve extensive blasting operations. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL.
Safety Zone; Celebrate Baldwinsville Fireworks, Baldwinsville, NY
Document Number: 05-17159
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of the Seneca River. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Seneca River, New York.
Implementation of Sector Jacksonville
Document Number: 05-17158
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the establishment of Sector Jacksonville. The Sector Jacksonville Commanding Officer will have the authority, responsibility and missions of a Group Commander, Captain of the Port (COTP) and Commanding Officer, Marine Safety Office (MSO). The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations order whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official and/or document.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-17192
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Licensing Implementation Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to specific issues of towing safety. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-17147
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
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: 05-17146
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
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: 05-17145
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-17144
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Citizenship and Information Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Adjustment of the Appeal and Motion Fees To Recover Full Costs
Document Number: 05-17132
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This rule adjusts the fee for filing appeals of, and motions to reopen or reconsider, any decision under the immigration laws in any type of proceeding other than those described at 8 CFR 1003.1(b), over which the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in the Department of Justice (DOJ) has appellate jurisdiction. The rule also adds a non- substantive modification to the language of the fee regulation in order to enhance clarity. This rule applies to fees for appeals and motions relating to the types of cases under the jurisdiction of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). The AAO is an appellate office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The BIA remains a component of DOJ, and has appellate jurisdiction over the orders of immigration judges, denials of relative immigrant visa petitions (Form I-130), and decisions involving administrative fines and penalties. This rule does not apply to, or affect in any manner, the fees associated with the BIA. Appeals from denials of all other types of applications, such as Applications for Temporary Protected Status (Form I-821), and petitions, such as Petitions for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (Form I-360), and any subsequently filed motions, are under the jurisdiction of the AAO. The fees, deposited into the Immigration Examinations Fee Account (IEFA), are adjusted from $110 to $385 to recover the full costs associated with the processing of an appeal, motion to reopen or motion to reconsider. Federal statutes authorize USCIS to establish and collect fees to recover the full cost of processing immigration benefit applications, rather than supporting these services with tax revenue. Finally, the rule replaces a reference in the regulations to an obsolete form with a reference to the revised version of that form.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Skidaway Bridge (SR 204), Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 592.9, Savannah, Chatham County, GA
Document Number: 05-17095
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations of the Skidaway Bridge (SR 204) across the Intracoastal Waterway, mile 592.9, in Savannah, Georgia. This rule allows the bridge to open on signal, except that from Monday through Friday, not including Federal holidays, the bridge need only open on the hour between 6:31 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. and on the hour and half hour between 4:31 p.m. and 6:29 p.m.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Petaluma River, Blackpoint, CA
Document Number: 05-17094
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
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 Blackpoint Railroad Drawbridge across the Petaluma River, mile 0.8, at Blackpoint, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for necessary bridge repair.
Annual Certification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC)
Document Number: 05-17093
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight Act of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of a regional citizens' advisory council for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This certification allows the advisory group to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by the statute. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, Alaska.
Safety Zone; Irish Festival Currach Races, Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 05-17092
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, WI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan during the Irish Festival Currach Races. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with boat races.
Safety Zone Regulations, New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project
Document Number: 05-17091
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for a temporary safety zone during preconstruction for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge construction project. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the public from hazards associated with the transport and construction of the cable wires and cable bands being used to construct the catwalk for the new bridge. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 05-17087
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Chesapeakeman Ultra Triathlon'', an event to be held October 1, 2005 on the waters of Choptank River at Cambridge, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Choptank River during the Chesapeakeman Ultra Triathlon swim.
Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Enhanced Security Procedures at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Document Number: 05-17054
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
TSA invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Entries of Antidumping and/or Countervailing Duties Destroyed September 11, 2001
Document Number: 05-17045
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) suspends the liquidation of entries of merchandise subject to antidumping and/or countervailing duties (AD/CVD) until liquidation instructions are received from the Department of Commerce. Due to the extended liquidation cycle of AD/CVD entries, CBP is only now beginning to receive liquidation instructions from the Department of Commerce for many AD/CVD entries from previous years. Unfortunately, AD/CVD entry documents which were maintained by CBP at 6 World Trade Center in New York, New York, were destroyed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. This notice announces that CBP is providing importers with the option to provide a reconstructed entry summary package to CBP for liquidation of these entries. Failure by the importer to provide a reconstructed entry summary package within the time frame described in this notice may result in liquidation by CBP of the entry, or entries, based upon the information available within the Automated Commercial System (ACS).
Extension of the Designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected Status; Correction
Document Number: 05-16955
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a notice in the Federal Register on August 16, 2005 at 70 FR 48176 to announce the extension of the designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of Liberia and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia. The August 16, 2005, notice states that the 60-day re-registration period begins August 16, 2005, and will remain in effect until October 17, 2005, instead of October 14, 2005, which is the 60th day and the date on which the re-registration period actually ends. USCIS hereby corrects the prior notice to show October 14, 2005, as the ending date of the re-registration period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 05-16923
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing 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 rule allows the drawbridge be maintained in the closed-to- navigation position to allow the annually scheduled running of a foot race as part of a local community event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN
Document Number: 05-16859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the Chief John Ross Drawbridge, mile 464.1, across the Tennessee River at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Under the proposed rule, the drawbridge need not open for river traffic and may remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 a.m., December 1, 2005 until 8 a.m., July 1, 2006. This proposed rule would allow the drawbridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position to allow major repair work to be performed on the bridge.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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 cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Flood Mitigation Assistance (eGrants) and Grant Supplemental Information. OMB Number: 1660-0072. Abstract: Information sought in this collection will include all of Phase I and part of Phase II of the electronic, web-based application for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants through FEMA's eGrant system, including all application information and the financial and program performance reports. The eGrants system is being developed to meet the intent of the eGovernment initiative, authorized by Public Law 106-107 passed on November 20, 1999. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government and Not For Profit Institutions. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: The information collection for FMA through e-Grants in this OMB Approval 1660-0072 is an optional method to the FEMA Grant Administration Forms, currently approved under OMB Approval Number 1660-0025. We expect the availability of e-Grants to reduce the information collection and reporting burden of Grantees; however, since we have only utilized the e-Grants system for one complete funding cycle, we do not have sufficient data available to demonstrate or document the anticipated reduced burden. We expect further funding cycles, and increased familiarity by applicants on the use of the electronic system, to result in a reduced burden for respondents. FEMA will assess any reduction in burden hours, and consequently reduction in cost, to applicants with additional feedback from the FY2005 application cycle.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16823
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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 cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program eGrants. OMB Number: 1660-0071. Abstract: FEMA uses the PDM program eGrant application, evaluation, and award process to provide Federal grant assistance to grantees (State and federally recognized tribal government) who administer grant awards for sub-grantee applicants (State-level agencies, federally recognized indian tribal governments, local governments, public colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, and regional planning districts and councils of governments). Private-non- profit (PNP) organizations and private colleges and universities are not eligible sub-applicants; however, a relevant State agency or local government may apply to the grant applicant for assistance on their behalf. The grant assistance must be used to develop mitigation plans in accordance with section 322 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to implement pre-disaster mitigation projects that reduce the risks of natural and technological hazards on life and property, and to provide information and technical assistance on cost-effective mitigation activities. Affected Public: State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 1176. Estimated Time per Respondent: For purposes of this information collection extension, we are estimating the burden hours to be the same (that is no increase or decrease change) as the December, 2004 OMB Approval 1660-0071. That approval included all of the required applications and grant forms for submittal either on paper or through e-Grants, regardless of the method that the Grantee chooses to use to submit the information.
Regulated Navigation Area; Humboldt Bay Bar Channel and Humboldt Bay Entrance Channel, Humboldt Bay, CA
Document Number: 05-16794
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing the Humboldt Bay Bar Channel and the Humboldt Bay Entrance Channel as a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for certain commercial vessels transporting oil or hazardous material as cargo. This action is necessary to reduce significant hazards to subject vessels, the port and the public that are present during periods of poor weather conditions. The RNA codifies existing Captain of the Port San Francisco Bay (COTP) policies for vessels transporting oil or certain dangerous cargoes in bulk within Humboldt Bay.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-16793
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 05-16792
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Port of Baltimore, Maryland during the movement of the historic Sloop- of-War U.S.S. CONSTELLATION. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the dead ship tow of the vessel from its berth, to the Fort McHenry Angle on the Patapsco River, and return. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the Northwest Harbor, and the Patapsco River.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16761
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
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 proposed extension of information collections. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the collection of State and local hazard mitigation plans required under Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5165.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Recordkeeping Requirement
Document Number: 05-16732
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Recordkeeping Requirement. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35279) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. 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)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Entry and Immediate Delivery Application
Document Number: 05-16731
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Entry and Immediate Delivery Application. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35282) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Crew's Effects Declaration
Document Number: 05-16729
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Crew's Effects Declaration. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35285) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. 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)).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry Summary and Continuation Sheet
Document Number: 05-16727
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
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: Entry Summary and Continuation Sheet. 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 from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35279) on June 17, 2005, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty
Document Number: 05-16725
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
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: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty. 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 from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35284) on June 17, 2005, 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.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Permit
Document Number: 05-16724
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement Form
Document Number: 05-16723
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning Vessel Entrance of Clearance Statement. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35280-35281) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. 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)).
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prior Disclosure Regulations
Document Number: 05-16719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Department of the Homeland Security, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Prior Disclosure Regulations. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 35280-35281) on June 17, 2005, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of One Current Public Collection of Information; Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program
Document Number: 05-16683
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
TSA invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement abstracted below that will be submitted to OMB for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 05-16516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the drawbridge operation regulations for bridges on the Willamette River, Oregon. This proposed revision would reorganize the text into a more understandable format with minor editing of the regulations, and change the operating regulations for the draw of the Burnside Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.4, at Portland, Oregon. The proposed change to the Burnside Bridge operating regulation will enable the bridge owner to provide single-leaf operation of the bridge, except during the Rose Festival, to facilitate major structural and mechanical rehabilitation of the bridge. Repairs are currently expected to last approximately two years, after which it is expected that the operating regulation will be revised to provide for double-leaf operation again.
Security Zone; San Francisco Bay, Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CA
Document Number: 05-16515
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the perimeter of the existing security zone that extends approximately 50 yards into the navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary, Alameda, California, around the United States Coast Guard Island Pier to coincide with the perimeter of a floating security barrier. This action is necessary to provide continued security for the military service members on board vessels moored at the pier and the government property associated with these valuable national assets. This security zone prohibits all persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, or anchoring within a portion of the Oakland Estuary surrounding the Coast Guard Island Pier unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 05-16494
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the Dominion Boulevard (US 17) Bridge across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, at Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) mile 8.8, at Chesapeake, Virginia. This rule will change the morning rush hour closure period so that it starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays, the draw need be opened every hour on the hour. This change is necessary to relieve vehicular traffic congestion and reduce traffic delays during weekday rush hour periods, and on weekends and Federal holidays, while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): 1625-0011
Document Number: 05-16462
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
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 one Information Collection Request (ICR)1625-0011, CG-2554 Private Aids to Navigation, and CG-4143 Application for Class I Private Aids to Navigation Artificial Islands/Fixed Structuresabstracted 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.
Announcement of Test Program Regarding Electronic Foreign Trade Zone Admission Applications
Document Number: 05-16427
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This notice announces the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) plan to conduct a voluntary test program to allow the submission of electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admission applications. Pursuant to the terms of the test, an application for FTZ admission (CBP Form 214``FTZ Admission and/or Status Designation'') may be filed electronically with CBP via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). Parties not participating in the test may continue to file the CBP Form 214 in a paper format pursuant to existing FTZ procedures. The test program is limited to electronic FTZ admission applications for merchandise reported to CBP via air, sea, and rail manifest. CBP intends to implement a future phase of this test that will allow electronic FTZ admission applications for merchandise reported to CBP via truck manifest as soon as a CBP-approved electronic data interchange system exists for these transmissions. This notice informs interested members of the public of the eligibility and procedural requirements for participation in the test, outlines the evaluation methodology to be used, and invites public comment concerning any aspect of the planned prototype test.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Susquehanna River, Port Deposit, MD
Document Number: 05-16415
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for ``Ragin' on the River'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Susquehanna River adjacent to Port Deposit, Maryland. 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 in portions of the Susquehanna River adjacent to Port Deposit, Maryland during the power boat race.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD
Document Number: 05-16414
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Patuxent River Air Expo 2005'', an event to be held over the waters of the lower Patuxent River near Solomons, Maryland. 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 in portions of the Patuxent River during the event.