Department of Homeland Security January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-674
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
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 revised information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the end-of-course evaluation form used to evaluate all National Fire Academy traditional classroom training.
Rail Transportation Security Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This document provides the time and location of the public meeting which will be held by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Rail Transportation Security,'' which was published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2006.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Redress and Response Records System
Document Number: 07-191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is amending its regulations to exempt portions of a new system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the Redress and Response Records System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act; Redress and Response System of Records
Document Number: 07-190
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving notice that it proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of record systems, the DHS Redress and Response Records System. This system maintains records for the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP), which is the traveler redress mechanism being established by DHS in connection with the Rice-Chertoff Initiative, as well as in accordance with other policy and law. As the manifestation of the one-stop redress for travelers objective stated in the Rice-Chertoff Initiative, DHS TRIP will facilitate the public's ability to provide appropriate information to DHS for redress requests when they believe they have been denied entry, refused boarding for transportation, or identified for additional screening by DHS components or programs at their operational locations, including airports, seaports, train stations and land borders that may have resulted in the individual being delayed or inconvenienced. DHS TRIP will create a cohesive process to address these redress requests across DHS.
Consular Notification for Aliens Detained Prior to an Order of Removal
Document Number: 07-137
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau
This final rule amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations governing the detention of aliens prior to an order of removal. The rule updates the list of countries in 8 CFR 236.1(e), which, based on existing treaties, requires immediate communication with consular or diplomatic officers when nationals of listed countries are detained in the United States. The rule adds Algeria, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe to the list of countries and removes Albania and South Korea from the list of countries. In addition, the rule clarifies provisions related to treaties that the United States has with China, Hong Kong, and Poland. Finally, the rule updates the list with Antigua and Barbuda's official name and by adding clarifying language about provisions governing U.S.S.R. successor states.
Private Sector Office, Office of Policy; Submission for Review; Disaster Recovery Survey for Businesses
Document Number: E7-387
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted the following proposed information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: 1601-NEW. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Privacy Act; Alien File (A-File) and Central Index System (CIS) Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-375
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-16
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
As part of its ongoing effort to review and update legacy system of records notices, the Department of Homeland Security is publishing a revision to the previously established Privacy Act system of records notice published by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service for hardcopy and digitized A-Files; and the Central Index System. The Department of Homeland Security is also updating the routine uses that were previously published for this system of records.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-344
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request.
Document Number: E7-343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-340
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Acushnet River, New Bedford and Fairhaven, MA
Document Number: E7-240
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 6 highway bridge across the Acushnet River, mile 0.0, between New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation a 30-minute advance notice for bridge openings shall be required between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from January 8, 2007 through February 2, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency bridge fender repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Shaw Cove, New London, CT
Document Number: E7-239
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Amtrak Bridge across Shaw Cove, mile 0.0., at New London, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation, an advance notice shall be required for bridge openings during designated bridge opening time periods each day from January 5, 2007 through March 30, 2007; however, bridge openings shall be provided at any time for DDLC Energy, if at least a 24-hour advance notice is given. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Revision of Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: 07-61
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its acquisition regulation to reflect a statutorily-mandated jurisdictional change for the agency Board of Contract Appeals from the Department of Transportation Board of Contract Appeals to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. DHS is also making several non-substantive amendments to its acquisition regulation in order to reflect organization changes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, at Isleton, CA
Document Number: E7-153
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-10
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 Isleton Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 18.7, at Isleton, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period. The deviation is necessary for the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to refurbish and replace aging operating machinery.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Steamboat Slough, Near Paintersville, CA
Document Number: E7-152
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-10
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 Steamboat Slough Drawbridge across Steamboat Slough, mile 11.2, near Paintersville, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. The deviation is necessary for the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to refurbish and replace aging operating machinery.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, at Paintersville, CA
Document Number: E7-151
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-10
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 Paintersville Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 33.4, at Paintersville, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. The deviation is necessary for the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to refurbish and replace aging operating machinery.
Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-10
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 Missouri (FEMA-1673-DR), dated December 29, 2006, and related determinations.
Notice of Meeting of National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC)
Document Number: 07-59
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-10
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet in open session.
Security Zone; Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, DC and Arlington and Fairfax Counties, VA
Document Number: E7-58
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River and Anacostia River in order to safeguard high-ranking public officials from terrorist acts and incidents. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers 1625-0007, 1625-0049, 1625-0064 and 1625-0074
Document Number: E7-57
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request an extension of their approval of the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0007, Characteristics of Liquid Chemicals Proposed for Bulk Water Movement; (2) 1625-0049, Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG); (3) 1625-0064, Plan Approval and Records for Subdivision and Stability RegulationsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter S; and (4) 1625-0074, Direct User Fees for Inspection or Examination of U.S. and Foreign Commercial Vessels. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-133
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFEs modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Illinois; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Illinois (FEMA-3269-EM), dated December 29, 2006, and related determinations.
Oregon; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-09
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 Oregon (FEMA-1672-DR), dated December 29, 2006, and related determinations.
Security Zone, Elba Island LNG mooring Slip, Savannah River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 07-38
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone due to changes in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tankship mooring arrangements following the activation of two new berths within a slip at the Southern LNG Facility on the Savannah River. The security zone includes all the waters from surface to bottom of the northeastern most mooring dolphin to the southeastern most mooring dolphin and continues west along the North and South shoreline of the mooring slip to the shoreline of the right descending bank of the Savannah River. This regulation is necessary to protect life and property on the navigable waters of the Savannah River and within the LNG slip due to potential security risks associated with the LNG Facility.
Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program; Office of Navigation and Spectrum Management
Document Number: E6-22421
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security is considering the need to continue to operate or invest in the North American LORAN-C Radionavigation System beyond fiscal year 2007. Future investment decisions might include: Decommissioning the LORAN-C system, maintaining the LORAN-C system as currently configured, or developing a fully deployed Enhanced LORAN (eLORAN) system. Contributing factors to these decisions are (1) whether the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other available back-up systems are adequate for the public's navigation and timing needs, thus making the LORAN-C system redundant, and (2) whether the eLORAN investments made to date provide enhancements that now merit consideration as a complementary capability to GPS, and not merely as a GPS back-up. The Department of Transportation and the Department of Homeland Security seek public input on the various decisions currently under consideration. For more information on LORAN, you may visit http://www.navcen.uscg.gov.
Safety Zones; U.S. Coast Guard Water Training Areas, Great Lakes
Document Number: E6-22632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning the establishment of safety zones throughout the Great Lakes for the purpose of conducting gunnery training. The Coast Guard is authorized to conduct training in realistic conditions and in locations including in, on, and over the internal waters of the United States. In order to maximize safety, the NPRM proposed establishing safety zones in order to maintain Coast Guard control over the training area during training periods. This NPRM is being withdrawn, however, because of comments received from the public regarding the number and location of the proposed safety zones, the frequency of use, notification procedures as well as other concerns raised by the public. There will be no further gunnery training on the Great Lakes to satisfy non-emergency training requirements unless we first propose to the public and then publish a final rule. Because the Coast Guard is mandated to provide for the safety and security of the more than 30 million people in Great Lakes region, the critical infrastructure that make up the Great Lakes system, and the vessels that use it, we are evaluating all available options, including a new NPRM for gunnery training.
Anchorage Regulations; Camden, Maine, Penobscot Bay
Document Number: E6-22613
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard hereby amends two special anchorage areas in Camden Harbor, Camden, Maine. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in Camden Harbor, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP)
Document Number: E6-22611
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as lead for DHS, invites public comment on a new information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Anchorage Regulations; Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Pass, TX
Document Number: E6-22586
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has amended anchorage regulations for the Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Pass, TX anchorage in order to improve navigation safety for vessels entering and exiting Cheniere Energy's liquefied natural gas terminal. This rule reduces the overall size of the existing anchorage.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1024.7, Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: E6-22555
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulation governing the operation of the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, Palm Beach, Florida. The rule will require the drawbridge to open twice an hour. The schedule is based on requests from vessel operators along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The schedule will require the bridge to open on the quarter and three quarter hour and would meet the reasonable needs of navigation while not impacting vehicular traffic.
United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)
Document Number: 06-9987
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, US-VISIT Program, has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) 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 Steve Yonkers, 202-298-5200 (this is not a toll free number).
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E6-22524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Technical information or comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFEs modifications for the communities listed below. The BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E6-22523
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E6-22522
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E6-22521
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
New York; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E6-22520
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-1670-DR), dated December 12, 2006, and related determinations.
Washington; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E6-22519
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Washington (FEMA-1671-DR), dated December 12, 2006, and related determinations.
South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E6-22425
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee to submit their application for membership, effective February 26, 2007, to the Corpus Christi Captain of the Port/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator.
Interim Agreement Between the European Union and the United States Regarding the Transfer of Passenger Name Record Data
Document Number: 06-9980
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This Notice is intended to update a General Notice published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2004, advising that the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, had issued a document on May 11, 2004 (referred to as the ``Undertakings'') containing representations regarding the manner in which it would handle certain Passenger Name Record data relating to flights between the United States and European Union member states. This Notice describes updates and adjustments to the Undertakings to reflect changes in the law and circumstances surrounding these data transfers.