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

Indiana; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E5-6666
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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-1612-DR), dated November 8, 2005, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-6664
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 on hotels and motels and other places of public accommodations meeting the fire safety requirements as identified in Public Law 101-391, Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990.
Florida; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E5-6658
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Florida (FEMA-1609-DR), dated October 24, 2005, and related determinations.
Kansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E5-6657
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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-1615-DR), dated November 15, 2005, and related determinations.
Puerto Rico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E5-6655
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 Puerto Rico (FEMA-1613-DR), dated November 10, 2005, and related determinations.
Massachusetts; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E5-6654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 Massachusetts (FEMA-1614-DR), dated November 10, 2005, and related determinations.
Massachusetts; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E5-6652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (FEMA-1614-DR), dated November 10, 2005, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E5-6651
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E5-6649
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Hampshire (FEMA-1610-DR), dated October 26, 2005, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E5-6648
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1604-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.
Alabama; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E5-6647
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1605-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23379
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23378
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23377
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23376
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Private Sector Office; Economic Impacts on Security Measures on the Travel and Tourism Industry
Document Number: 05-23311
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, Private Sector Office has submitted the following information collection request (ICR), utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling Jenny Randall, 202-282-9801 (this is not a toll free number).
Short-Term Employment Authorization and Reduced Course Load for Certain F-1 Nonimmigrant Students Adversely Affected by Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-23309
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This document informs the public of the suspension of certain regulatory requirements for a specific group of F-1 nonimmigrant students who were enrolled in academic institutions located in areas that have been adversely affected by Hurricane Katrina. F-1 students who are granted short-term employment authorization pursuant to this document will be deemed to be engaged in a ``full course of study'' for the duration of their employment authorization, provided such students satisfy the minimum course load requirement set forth in this document.
Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Department of Homeland Security-Vulnerability Identification Self-Assessment Tool-Transportation (DHS-VISAT-T)
Document Number: 05-23243
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
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 approval 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 September 23, 2005, 70 FR 55915.
Security Zone; St. John's River, Jacksonville, FL to Ribault Bay
Document Number: 05-23236
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving security zone around foreign naval submarines in transit within the area between 12 nautical miles seaward from the baseline at the mouth of the St. John's River to Ribault Bay. The security zone includes all waters within 500 yards in any direction of the submarine. This rule prohibits entry into the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or his designated representative. Persons or vessels that receive permission to enter the security zone must proceed at a minimum safe speed, must comply with all orders issued by the COTP or his designated representative, and must not proceed any closer than 100 yards, in any direction, to the submarine. This security zone is needed to ensure public safety and to prevent sabotage or terrorist acts against the submarine.
Safety Zone; Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, Unalaska Island, AK
Document Number: 05-23235
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period of the safety zone in the Bering Sea, Unalaska Island, Alaska. The zone is needed to facilitate safe salvage operations related to the grounding of the merchant vessel (M/V) SELENDANG AYU. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Western Alaska, or their on-scene representative. The intended effect of the proposed safety zone is to mitigate safety risks to salvage personnel.
International Code for the Construction & Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk-December 2005 Deadline for Manufacturers of Affected Products
Document Number: 05-23234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard notifies manufacturers that there is a December 31, 2005 deadline to supply missing safety or pollution data for the revised International Code for the Construction & Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, which will affect the bulk shipment of certain products on most international voyages.
Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS); Preparation of Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-23233
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it intends to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) as part of the environmental planning process for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) project. The NAIS project, a USCG and DHS Level 1 investment and major systems acquisition, was initiated as a component of implementing the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. Implementation of the NAIS, in part, involves installing Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment and related support systems on and around communications towers or other structures along 95,000 miles of coastline and inland rivers. The NAIS project is being conducted to provide the USCG with the capability to receive and distribute information from shipboard Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment in order to enhance Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The project will provide detection and identification of vessels carrying AIS equipment approaching or operating in the maritime domain where little or no vessel tracking currently exists. AIS is an international standard, approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore and shore- to-ship communication of information, including vessel position, speed, course, destination, and other data of critical interest for maritime safety and security. The information provided by this system will support national maritime interestsfrom the safety of ports through collision avoidance, to the safety of the nation through detection and classification of vessels when they are still thousands of miles offshore. Publication of this notice begins a scoping process that identifies and determines the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the PEIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23135
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 proposed revision of a currently approved 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 community inspection report, which is the subject of this information collection submission. The community inspection report will be used in the implementation of the inspection procedure in the Monroe County, the City of Marathon, and the Village of Islamorada, Florida and any other community that incorporates in Monroe County on or after January 1, 1999. The inspection procedure has two major purposes: (1) To help the communities of Monroe County, City of Marathon, the Village of Islamorada, Florida, and any other communities in Monroe County that incorporate after January 1, 1999 verify that structures in their communities (those built after the effective date of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), referred to as Post-FIRM) comply with the community's floodplain management ordinance; and (2) to ensure that property owners pay flood insurance premiums commensurate with their flood risk.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23134
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 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 use of a census form to collect data for the development of a national fire department database.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23133
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 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 insurance companies that seek to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Write Your Own (WYO) Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23132
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 proposed revised 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 use of the Emergency Management Institute Resident Course Evaluation Form which is used to identify problems with course materials, evaluate the quality of course delivery, facilities and instructors.
Security Zone; Sea Buoy at the Entrance of St. Mary's River to Kings Bay, GA
Document Number: 05-23097
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving security zone around foreign naval submarines in transit within the area between 12 nautical miles offshore from the baseline, also known as the shoreline, at the mouth of the St. Mary's River to the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA. The security zone includes all waters within 500 yards in any direction of the submarine. The rule prohibits entry into the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or his designated representative. Persons or vessels that receive permission to enter the security zone must proceed at a minimum safe speed, must comply with all orders issued by the COTP or his designated representative, and must not proceed any closer than 100 yards, in any direction, to the submarine. This security zone is needed to ensure public safety and to prevent sabotage or terrorist acts against the submarine.
Triennial Status Report and Status Report Fee: General Notice
Document Number: 05-23061
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This is to advise Customs brokers that the Triennial Status Report Fee of $100 that is assessed for each license held by a broker whether it may be an individual, partnership, association or corporation, is due during the month of February 2006 along with the corresponding status report.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23060
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 05-23059
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
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: 05-23058
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau
Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness; SAFER Grant Program
Document Number: 05-23047
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) solicited comments on the proposed collection of information in connection with the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency (SAFER) Grant Application. This notice extends the comment period by 30 days.
Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program
Document Number: 05-23043
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
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 approval 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 August 23, 2005, 70 FR 43902.
Regulated Navigation Area; San Diego Bay, Mission Bay and Their Approaches, CA
Document Number: 05-23030
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) within San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, and their approaches out to the 12 nautical mile limit of the territorial sea. This action is necessary to provide the COTP a greater situational awareness of vessels intending to enter San Diego Bay or Mission Bay, to allow the COTP to enforce safety and security zones associated with naval vessel movements and exercises, and increase awareness of potential threats to national security assets within the area. This RNA will ensure the safe movement of vessels in the vicinity of San Diego Bay and Mission Bay.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA
Document Number: 05-23029
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Berkley Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. To facilitate electrical and mechanical repairs, this deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to- navigation each day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on four two-day closure periods: November 29 & 30, 2005; December 28 & 29, 2005; January 24 & 25, 2006; and February 21 & 22, 2006.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, NJ
Document Number: 05-23028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Route 35 Bridge, mile 0.0, across Cheesequake Creek at South Amboy, New Jersey. This proposed rule would allow the bridge owner to require a two hour notice from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., year round and all day from December 1 through March 31. This rule is expected to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Annual User Fee for Customs Broker Permit and National Permit; General Notice
Document Number: 05-22975
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This is to advise Customs brokers that the annual fee of $125 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker whether it may be an individual, partnership, association or corporation, is due by January 20, 2006. This announcement is being published to comply with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-22963
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1607-DR), dated September 24, 2005, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-22962
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
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-1609-DR), dated October 24, 2005, and related determinations.
Northern Mariana Islands; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-22961
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
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 the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA- 1611-DR), dated November 8, 2005, and related determinations.
Indiana; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-22960
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
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 Indiana (FEMA-1612-DR), dated November 8, 2005, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-22959
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1607-DR), dated September 24, 2005, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-22958
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1603-DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 05-22957
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
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 New Hampshire (FEMA-1610-DR), dated October 26, 2005, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-22956
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
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-1609-DR), dated October 24, 2005, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 05-22955
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1607-DR), dated September 24, 2005, and related determinations.
Navigation and Waterways Management Improvements, Providence River Regulated Navigation Area; Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and Mt. Hope Bay, MA
Document Number: 05-22951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The First Coast Guard District announces that it is considering changing, rescinding, or maintaining certain navigation regulations currently in effect for the Providence River, and is also considering what, if any, navigation safety measures should be implemented within Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and Mt. Hope Bay, Massachusetts [hereafter ``Bays''].
Implementation of Sector Guam
Document Number: 05-22825
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the establishment of Sector Guam. Sector Guam is an internal reorganization that combines Marianas Section and Marine Safety Office Guam 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0095, 1625-0099, 1625-0101, and 1625-0102
Document Number: 05-22824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of four Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs are: (1) 1625- 0095, Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions; (2) 1625-0099, Requirements for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Compressed Natural Gas as Cooking Fuel on Passenger Vessels; (3) 1625-0101, Periodic Gauging and Engineering Analyses for Certain Tank Vessels Over 30 Years Old; and (4) 1625-0102, National Response Resource Inventory. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Implementation of Sector Honolulu
Document Number: 05-22823
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the establishment of Sector Honolulu. Sector Honolulu is an internal reorganization that combines Group Honolulu and Marine Safety Office Honolulu 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.