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

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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-6555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
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).
Use of Reports of Marine Casualty in Claims Process by National Pollution Funds Center
Document Number: E7-6540
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On October 13, 2006, the Coast Guard published a notice of interpretation that the prohibition in 46 U.S.C. 6308 on the use of any part of a report of a Coast Guard marine casualty investigation report (MCIR) in certain administrative proceedings does not prohibit use of such reports in the process used by the Coast Guard's National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) for determining to pay or deny claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. We received two comments in response to the notice, neither of which effects the interpretation.
South Louisiana Area Maritime Security Committee
Document Number: E7-6538
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, the Secretary of Homeland Security has established an Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committee under the direction of the Morgan City Captain of the Port (COTP)/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC). The Morgan City COTP/FMSC hereby requests that qualified individuals interested in serving on the South Louisiana AMS Committee submit an application for membership.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E7-6537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION, annually, on the Friday following Labor Day. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the tow of the vessel from its berth at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, to a point on the Patapsco River near the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and return. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the event.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-6536
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to the safety of navigation. The meeting will be open to the public.
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
Document Number: E7-6363
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) issues this interim final rule (IFR) pursuant to Section 550 of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Section 550), which provided the Department with authority to promulgate ``interim final regulations'' for the security of certain chemical facilities in the United States. This rule establishes risk-based performance standards for the security of our Nation's chemical facilities. It requires covered chemical facilities to prepare Security Vulnerability Assessments (SVAs), which identify facility security vulnerabilities, and to develop and implement Site Security Plans (SSPs), which include measures that satisfy the identified risk-based performance standards. It also allows certain covered chemical facilities, in specified circumstances, to submit Alternate Security Programs (ASPs) in lieu of an SVA, SSP, or both. The rule contains associated provisions addressing inspections and audits, recordkeeping, and the protection of information that constitutes Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI). Finally, the rule provides the Department with authority to seek compliance through the issuance of Orders, including Orders Assessing Civil Penalty and Orders for the Cessation of Operations.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E7-6099
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document contains a correction to the section addressing appeals for orders issued pursuant to the Coast Guard's regulations implementing the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (USCG-2006-25150) published on July 12, 2006, in the Federal Register (71 FR 39206).
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Roanoke River, Plymouth, North Carolina
Document Number: 07-1621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Plymouth Drag Boat Race Series'', a series of power boat races to be held on the waters of the Roanoke River, Plymouth, North Carolina. 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 Roanoke River adjacent to Plymouth, North Carolina during the power boat race.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-6455
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Drawbridge operations: Lake Michigan Captain of Port zone marine events
Document Number: E7-6425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone
Document Number: E7-6424
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Rockets for Schools safety zone on Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, WI on May 5, 2007. This action is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with rocket launches. During the enforcement period no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-6418
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Communications System
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet in a partially closed session.
Safety of Life on Navigable Waters; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: E7-6362
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Tulip Time Fireworks and Water Ski Show special local regulation on Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan on May 4, 2007. This action is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Drawbridge operations: Virginia
Document Number: E7-6146
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Privacy Act; Biometric Storage System of Records
Document Number: 07-1643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, proposes to add a new system of records to the Department's inventory, entitled Biometric Storage System. This new system will replace the following existing legacy systems, the Image Storage and Retrieval System (ISRS), 64 FR 18052, and portions of the Biometric Benefit Support System (BBSS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-6370
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Regulated Navigation Area; Mississippi River, Eighty-One Mile Point
Document Number: E7-6305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the existing regulated navigation area (RNA) for the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) mile marker (MM) 233.9 through South and South West Passes by establishing mandatory check-in procedures for vessels transiting on the waters of the Mississippi River between (MM) 167.5 LMR and 187.9 LMR. This proposed rule is needed to minimize the risk of collisions, allisions, and groundings occurring as a result of vessels meeting unanticipated traffic in the vicinity of 81 Mile Point, MM 178 LMR. This proposed rule would require vessels, subject to the Bridge to Bridge Radiotelephone Act (33 United States Code 26) to notify Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans (VTC New Orleans) prior to entering or getting underway in this section of the RNA.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-6304
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working groups will meet as required to discuss various issues relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. All meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Wicomico River (North Prong), Salisbury MD
Document Number: E7-6303
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of two Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridges: The Main Street and U.S. 50 Bridges, at mile 22.4, across Wicomico River (North Prong) in Salisbury, MD. This proposal would allow the bridges to open on signal if four hours advance notice is given and eliminate the continual attendance of draw tender services while still providing the reasonable needs of navigation.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-6294
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for MERPAC to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard concerning its supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) on the consolidation of merchant mariner qualification credentials [USCG-2006-24371]. MERPAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters related to the training, qualification, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine.
Safety Zone: Willoughby Point Located on Langley Air Force Base, Back River, Hampton, VA
Document Number: E7-6262
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in support of the Langley Air Force Base Air Show event occurring on April 27, 28 and 29, 2007 on the Back River in the vicinity of Willoughby Point in Hampton, VA. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Back River as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the air show.
Safety Zone; Florence Rhodie Days Fireworks Display, Siuslaw River, Florence, OR
Document Number: E7-6145
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Siuslaw River during a fireworks display. The Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon is taking this action to safeguard watercraft and their occupants from safety hazards associated with this display. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Advisory Committee to the Office of State and Local Training
Document Number: 07-1644
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Advisory Committee to the Office of State and Local Training (OSL) will meet on April 25, 2007, in Brunswick, GA. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone: Celebration 2007, Appomattox River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: E7-6158
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 600 foot radius safety zone in the vicinity of Hopewell, VA centered on position 37[deg]-19'-11'' N/077[deg]-16'-55'' W on May 12, 2007 in support of the Celebration 2007 event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Appomattox River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Norwalk River, Norwalk, CT
Document Number: E7-6144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Washington Street S136 Bridge, mile 0.0, across the Norwalk River at Norwalk, Connecticut. This proposed rule would allow the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate the running of the annual Norwalk River Fun Run held on the first Saturday morning in December, with a rain date for the next day in the event of inclement weather. This rule is necessary to facilitate safety of race participants and the uninterrupted running of the event.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit
Document Number: E7-6116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
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, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit. 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; Application for Exportation of Articles Under Special Bond
Document Number: E7-6115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
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, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application for Exportation of Articles under Special Bond. 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; Importation of Ethyl Alcohol for Non-Beverage Purpose
Document Number: E7-6114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
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, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Importation of Ethyl Alcohol for Non-Beverage Purpose. 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; U.S./Israel Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E7-6113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
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, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the U.S./Israel Free Trade Agreement. 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)).
Security Zone; Georgetown Channel, Potomac River, Washington, DC
Document Number: E7-6097
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone on the waters of the upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of visitors to the annual July 4th celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The security zone will allow for control of a designated area of the river and safeguard spectators and high-ranking officials.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Roanoke River, Plymouth, NC
Document Number: E7-6096
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Plymouth Drag Boat Race'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Roanoke River, Plymouth, North Carolina. 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 Roanoke River adjacent to Plymouth, North Carolina during the power boat race.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-6072
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 State Administrative Plan details on how the State will administer the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-6094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (FEMA-1684-DR), dated February 23, 2007, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-6093
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1686-DR), dated March 3, 2007, and related determinations.
Alabama; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-6075
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
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-1687-DR), dated March 3, 2007, and related determinations.
Iowa; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-6074
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Iowa (FEMA-1688-DR), dated March 14, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-6073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
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: National Fire Academy End of Course Evaluation Form. OMB Number: 1660-0032. Abstract: The National Fire Academy (NFA) is mandated under the Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-498) to provide training and education to the Nation's fire service and emergency service personnel. The NFA End of Course Evaluation Form is used to evaluate all traditional classroom based course deliveries. The data provided by students evaluating NFA courses are used to determine the need for course improvements and the degree of student satisfaction with the training experience. All on-campus resident courses will use an online electronic form and all off-campus courses delivered at the state and local level will use a paper-based version of the form. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Number of Respondents: 14,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Time Burden: 3,500 hours. Annual Frequency of Response: 1. 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 May 2, 2007.