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

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1499
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
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. 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: Disaster Assistance Registration. OMB Number: 1660-0002. Abstract: Disaster Assistance Registration is a program used to provide financial assistance and, if necessary, direct assistance to eligible individuals and households who, as a direct result of a major disaster or emergency, have uninsured or under-insured, necessary expenses and serious needs and are unable to meet such expenses or needs through other financial means. Affected Public: Individuals and households, Business or other for- profit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, Federal Government, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 1,718,291. Estimated Time per Respondent: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 394,760. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before March 2, 2007.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E7-1477
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
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 January 1, 2007, the interest rates for overpayments will remain at 7 percent for corporations and 8 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will remain at 8 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Kansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-1455
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1675-DR), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Conditional Release Period and CBP Bond Obligations for Food, Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics
Document Number: 07-408
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to clarify the responsibilities of importers of food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics under the basic CBP importation bond and to provide a reasonable period of time to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to perform its enforcement functions with respect to these covered articles. The amendments include a provision for a specific conditional release period of 30 days for any food, drug, device, or cosmetic which has been released under bond and for which admissibility is to be determined under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act). The amendments also clarify the amount of liquidated damages that may be assessed when there is a breach of the terms and conditions of the bond and authorize any representative of FDA to obtain a sample of any imported article subject to section 801 of the Act, as amended.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Pipeline Security Awareness (CD-1) Effectiveness Assessment
Document Number: 07-369
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 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.
Notice of Meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)
Document Number: E7-1515
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (popularly known as ``COAC'') will meet on February 14, 2007 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Hawaii; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-1449
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Hawaii (FEMA-1664-DR), dated October 17, 2006, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-1448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Nebraska (FEMA-1674-DR), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1441
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
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. 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: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Application and Reporting. OMB Number: 1660-0095. Abstract: Grantees administer the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which is a post-disaster program that contributes funds toward the cost of hazard mitigation activities in order to reduce the risk of future damage hardship, loss or suffering in any area affected by a major disaster. FEMA uses applications to provide financial assistance in the grantee project activities and expenditure of funds. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 68.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 27,160 hours. Frequency of Response: Annually. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before March 1, 2007.
Privacy Office; Published Privacy Impact Assessments on the Web
Document Number: 07-388
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Privacy Office of the Department of Homeland Security is making available four Privacy Impact Assessments on various programs and systems in the Department. These assessments were approved and published on the Privacy Office's Web site between December 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006.
Collection of Non-Tax Debts Owed to the Department of Homeland Security
Document Number: 07-387
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
This interim final rule establishes the Department of Homeland Security's debt collection regulations to conform to the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, the Federal Claims Collection Standards, and other laws applicable to the collection of non-tax debts owed to the Department of Homeland Security. This rule also promulgates regulations governing the offset of the Department of Homeland Security-issued payments to collect debts owed to other Federal agencies.
Safety Zone Regulations, New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project, Bridge Deck Lifting Beams
Document Number: E7-1280
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the lifting beams of the cranes being used to lift deck sections into place on the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The zone will encompass all waters within 500 feet of the area directly below the lifting beams for the duration of the lowering, hookup, raising, and securing evolutions, and will only apply to the beams on the cranes that are in use. The beams being used for the day's evolutions will be clearly marked on each end with a white flashing light. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the public from the hazards associated with navigating in the vicinity of moving construction equipment and heavy loads. These hazards may include risk of collision with the lifting beams and risks associated with falling loads, should there be an equipment failure. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Safety Zone Regulations, New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project, Construction Vessels and Equipment Under and in Immediate Vicinity of West Span
Document Number: E7-1279
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around construction vessels and mooring lines under the West Span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during the deck erection phase of construction. This safety zone will be in effect regardless of whether construction vessels are present or not. This zone approximately encompasses all waters from the Gig Harbor shoreline to just east of the west bridge caissons, extending 1500 feet north and south. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the public from possible collision with the vessels or their mooring lines, chains, or cables. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Safety Zone Regulations, New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project, Construction Barge “MARMACK 12”
Document Number: E7-1278
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the Barge ``MARMACK 12'', Official Number 1024657, while it is being used for the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project. The zone will extend 500 feet in all directions from the barge, and will be in effect at all times during the duration of this rule. This zone is only in effect while the barge is on the navigable waters of the United States, in the Tacoma Narrows. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the public from possible collision with the barge and the deck sections it is carrying, and from hazards associated with navigating in the vicinity of the barge during construction operations. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-1235
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Fees for Certain Services
Document Number: 07-335
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document amends the rules dealing with customs financial and accounting procedures by revising the fees charged for certain customs inspectional services under section 13031 of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended, and incorporates two technical corrections to the existing fee chart.
Direct Mail Program for Submitting Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
Document Number: E7-1131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expanding its Direct Mail Program to provide that filings of Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, be filed at a designated Service Center for processing. Applicants were previously required to file at a USCIS field office having jurisdiction over their place of current residence. The Direct Mail Program allows U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to more efficiently process applications by eliminating duplicative work, maximizing staff productivity, and introducing better information management tools. USCIS intends for this Direct Mail process to be implemented on February 26, 2007 and it will affect all applicants filing Form N-565.
Oklahoma; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-1123
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-3272-EM), dated January 14, 2007, and related determinations.
Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-1122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
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-1676-DR), dated January 15, 2007, and related determinations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Stickney Point (SR 72) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 68.6, Sarasota, FL
Document Number: E7-1028
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulation governing the operation of the Stickney Point (SR 72) Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 68.6, Sarasota, Florida. The rule will require the drawbridge to open on the hour, twenty minutes past the hour and forty minutes past the hour.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Biscayne Bay, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami River, and Miami Beach Channel, Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: E7-1027
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the regulations governing the operation of the east and west spans of the Venetian Causeway bridges across the Miami Beach Channel on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Miami Avenue bridge and the Brickell Avenue bridge across the Miami River, Miami-Dade County. This temporary final rule allows these bridges to remain in the closed position during the running of the Miami Marathon on January 28, 2007. By doing so, this will allow the footrace to take place without runners being unnecessarily delayed.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: 07-19
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard), issues this final rule to further secure our Nation's ports and modes of transportation. This rule implements the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. Those statutes establish requirements regarding the promulgation of regulations that require credentialed merchant mariners and workers with unescorted access to secure areas of vessels and facilities to undergo a security threat assessment and receive a biometric credential, known as a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). After DHS publishes a notice announcing the compliance date for each Captain of the Port (COTP) zone, persons without TWICs will not be granted unescorted access to secure areas at affected maritime facilities. Those seeking unescorted access to secure areas aboard affected vessels, and all Coast Guard credentialed merchant mariners must possess a TWIC by September 25, 2008. This final rule will enhance the security of ports by requiring such security threat assessments of persons in secure areas and by improving access control measures to prevent those who may pose a security threat from gaining unescorted access to secure areas of ports. With this final rule, the Coast Guard amends its regulations on vessel and facility security to require the use of the TWIC as an access control measure. The Coast Guard also amends its merchant mariner regulations to incorporate the requirement to obtain a TWIC. This final rule does not include the card reader requirements for owners and operators set forth in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued in this matter on May 22, 2006. Such requirements will be addressed in a future rulemaking. Although the card reader requirements are not being implemented at this time, the Coast Guard will institute periodic unannounced checks to confirm the identity of the holder of the TWIC. With this final rule, TSA applies its security threat assessment standards that currently apply to commercial drivers authorized to transport hazardous materials in commerce to merchant mariners and workers who require unescorted access to secure areas on vessels and at maritime facilities. This final rule amends TSA regulations in a number of ways. To minimize redundant background checks of workers, TSA amends the threat assessment standards to include a process by which TSA determines if a security threat assessment conducted by another governmental agency or by TSA for another program is comparable to the standards in this rule. TSA amends the qualification standards by changing the list of crimes that disqualify an individual from holding a TWIC or a hazardous materials endorsement. TSA expands the appeal and waiver provisions to apply to TWIC applicants and air cargo employees who undergo a security threat assessment. These modifications include a process for the review of adverse waiver decisions and certain disqualification cases by an administrative law judge (ALJ). TSA also extends the time period in which applicants may apply for an appeal or waiver. Finally, this rule establishes the user fee for the TWIC and invites comment on one component of the fee, the card replacement fee. Under this rule, TSA will begin issuing first generation TWIC cards at initial port deployment locations. These TWIC cards will not initially support contactless biometric operations, but the TWIC cards will be functional with certain existing access control systems in use at ports today. TSA and the Coast Guard have established a working group, comprised of members of the maritime and technology industries, through the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), a federal advisory committee to the Coast Guard. This working group, in consultation with the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), is tasked with recommending the contactless biometric software specification for TWIC cards. TSA will publish a notice detailing the draft contactless biometric software specification for TWIC cards no later than the date by which it publishes the final TWIC fee as required by this Rule. Currently those notices are expected to be published in February 2007. TSA will subsequently publish a final specification for TWIC contactless biometric software functionality and the associated specifications for TWIC card readers. TSA plans also to write electronically the contactless biometric software application to all issued TWIC cards after publication of this specification. After initial field testing, this additional contactless biometric function will be included with all TWIC cards produced after publication of the contactless biometric software specification. Although this rule goes into effect on March 26, 2007, the requirements to hold a TWIC, and to restrict access to secure areas of a facility or OCS facility, will be effective only after the regulated party is notified by DHS. These notifications will be published in the Federal Register and will require compliance on a COTP by COTP basis. Those seeking unescorted access to secure areas aboard affected vessels, and all Coast Guard credentialed merchant mariners must possess a TWIC by September 25, 2008.
Consolidation of Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials
Document Number: 07-18
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard issues this Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) for the Consolidation of Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials rulemaking project to amend its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in May 2006. The purpose of this SNPRM is to address comments received from the public on the NPRM, revise the proposed rule based on those comments, and provide the public with an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed revisions. This revised proposed rule would work in tandem with the joint final rule published by the Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published elsewhere in today's Federal Register entitled ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License''.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Berwick Bay (Atchafalaya River), Morgan City, LA
Document Number: E7-994
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the BNSF Railway Company Vertical Lift Span Bridge across Berwick Bay, mile 0.4 (Atchafalaya River, mile 17.5), at Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY
Document Number: E7-993
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
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 Atlantic Beach Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile 0.4, at Lawrence, New York. Under this temporary deviation, an advance notice shall be required for bridge openings from February 26, 2007 through March 2, 2007, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Mystic, CT
Document Number: E7-992
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
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 railroad bridge across the Mystic River, mile 2.4, at Mystic, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position from February 2, 2007 through February 4, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, East Haddam, CT
Document Number: E7-991
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
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 82 Bridge across the Connecticut River, mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for two nights from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. in January 2007. The two closure dates will be determined based upon favorable weather for two nights between January 22, 2007 and January 27, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775)
Document Number: E7-959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-24
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: Visa Waiver Program Carrier Agreement (Form I-775). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended without a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments form the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (71 FR 67149) on November 20, 2006, 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.
Safety Zones; M/V ROY A. JODREY, St. Lawrence River, Wellesley Island, NY
Document Number: E7-1004
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the established safety zone around the wreck of the M/V ROY A. JODREY, St. Lawrence River, Wellesley Island, NY. The safety zone was necessary for restricting recreational diving while conducting oil removal operations aboard the sunken vessel. The safety zone is no longer needed and the Coast Guard is removing the regulation.
Kansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-892
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
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-1675-DR), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-890
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
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, this notice seeks comments concerning the certification of flood proof residential basements in Special Flood Hazard Areas.
Hawaii; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Hawaii (FEMA-1664-DR), dated October 17, 2006, and related determinations.
Colorado; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E7-888
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Colorado (FEMA-3270-EM), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-23
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).
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-886
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-23
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).
Colorado; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Colorado (FEMA-3270-EM), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Colorado; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E7-884
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Colorado (FEMA-3271-EM), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Colorado; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-883
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Colorado (FEMA-3271-EM), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-882
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
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.
New Mexico; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-881
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Mexico (FEMA-1659-DR), dated August 30, 2006, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-880
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
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.
Missouri; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-879
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri (FEMA-1673-DR), dated December 29, 2006, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-878
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-23
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 Nebraska (FEMA-1674-DR), dated January 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-841
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Anna Maria, FL
Document Number: E7-832
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations governing the Cortez (SR 684) Bridge and the Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee Avenue West) Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, miles 87.4 and 89.2 in Anna Maria, Manatee County, Florida. This rule will require the drawbridges to open on signal, except during daytime hours when the bridge will be on a 30-minute schedule during the winter months and a 20-minute schedule for all other months.
Required Advance Electronic Presentation of Cargo Information for Truck Carriers: ACE Truck Manifest
Document Number: E7-762
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
Pursuant to section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002 and implementing regulations, truck carriers and other eligible parties are required to transmit advance electronic truck cargo information to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) through a CBP-approved electronic data interchange. In a previous notice, CBP designated the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest System as the approved interchange and announced that the requirement that advance electronic cargo information be transmitted through ACE would be phased in by groups of ports of entry. The previous notice identified the first group of ports where use of the ACE Truck Manifest System is mandated. This notice announces the second group of land border ports that will require truck carriers to file electronic manifests through the ACE Truck Manifest System.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 as Amended by Section 102 of the REAL ID Act of 2005 and as Amended by the Secure Fence Act of 2006
Document Number: E7-738
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border of the United States in Arizona. The Secretary's waiver is effective upon publication of this Notice.
Regulated Navigation Area: Savannah River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: E7-728
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On January 23, 2006, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the regulated navigation area in Savannah, Georgia, to address changes in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tankship mooring locations following the creation of two new berths within a slip at the Southern LNG facility on the Savannah River. The previous rule only addressed facility and vessel requirements when an LNG vessel was underway or was moored parallel to the navigational channel outside of the slip. This interim rule describes requirements for three different potential mooring situations following the expansion: an LNG tankship moored outside of the slip, one or more LNG tankships moored inside the slip, and LNG tankships moored both inside and outside of the slip. This interim rule will become effective on February 20, 2007. However, we still encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related material to the docket. We will accept comments for 60 days from the date this rule is published in the Federal Register, after which we intend to publish a final rule. Any comments received will be considered in the final rule. This interim rule is necessary to ensure safe navigation of the Savannah River and the safe transfer of LNG in the Port of Savannah.
Potential Revision of Mandatory Ballast Water Management Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E7-680
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard requests public comments on its current ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping requirements. To provide additional opportunities for public comment, public meetings will be held in Chicago, IL and in New Orleans, LA. All stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to the docket and to attend one of the scheduled meetings.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Subcommittee Meeting
Document Number: E7-679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces the meeting of the Subcommittee of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard. The Subcommittee on the NFPA 472 Standard will meet to discuss the formation of a new marine emergency responder chapter in NFPA 472, Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents. This meeting will be open to the public.