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

Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: E7-10506
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Ocean City Maryland Offshore Challenge'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the shoreline at Ocean City, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the regulated area during the power boat race.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Sail Virginia 2007, Port of Hampton Roads, VA
Document Number: E7-10504
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing special local regulations for ``Sail Virginia 2007'' marine event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters before, during, and after Sail Virginia 2007 activities. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the tall ship parade as the parade transits the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, the James and Elizabeth Rivers and Norfolk Harbor.
Safety Zones; Whales Transiting the San Francisco Bay and Delta Region, CA
Document Number: E7-10503
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary, moving safety zones on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay and Delta Region to contribute to the safety of the boating public where whales have been sighted swimming up river from the San Francisco Bay. These safety zones are established to ensure the safety of persons and vessels from hazards, injury, and damage associated with higher-than-normal levels of recreational boating traffic on the water as individuals attempt to view the whales. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Illinois Waterway, Beardstown, IL
Document Number: E7-10496
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge, Mile 88.8, at Beardstown, Illinois across the Illinois Waterway. The deviation is necessary to allow time for replacement of rail ties which only can be done when the bridge is in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation during a 4-hour interval each day for eight days in a two week period.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD
Document Number: E7-10447
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patuxent River during a fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge, located near Solomons, in Calvert County, Maryland. This action will restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Patuxent River.
Safety Zone, Kenosha Harbor, Kenosha, WI
Document Number: E7-10446
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Kenosha Harbor at the east end of the south pier. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Michigan and Kenosha Harbor during a fireworks display on August 11, 2007. This zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Baileys Harbor Fireworks, Baileys Harbor, Baileys Harbor, WI
Document Number: E7-10444
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone on Baileys Harbor, Baileys Harbor, WI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Baileys Harbor during the Baileys Harbor July 5, 2007 fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; New Information Collection Request for Support of TechSolutions New Account Request Data Form, New Capability Gap Data Form, and Feedback Data Form
Document Number: E7-10382
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) TechSolutions program is responsible for providing information, technology, and training to the first responder community. The TechSolutions program will use web-based technology to collect submitter and capability gap information. DHS is soliciting public comment on the New Account Request Data (DHS Form 10015), New Capability Gap Data (DHS Form 10011), and Feedback Data (DHS Form 10012) forms and instructions (hereinafter ``Forms Package'') designed to collect submitter and capability gap information from first responders (federal, state, local, and tribal police, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Service) through the TechSolutions Web site. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Adjustment of the Immigration and Naturalization Benefit Application and Petition Fee Schedule
Document Number: E7-10371
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This rule adjusts the fee schedule for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) immigration and naturalization benefit applications and petitions, including nonimmigrant applications and visa petitions. These fees fund the cost of processing applications and petitions for immigration benefits and services, and USCIS' associated operating costs. USCIS is revising these fees because the current fee schedule does not adequately reflect current USCIS processes or recover the full costs of services provided by USCIS. Without an immediate adjustment of the fee schedule, USCIS cannot provide adequate capacity to process all applications and petitions in a timely and efficient manner. In addition, the revised fees will eliminate USCIS' dependency on revenue from interim benefits, temporary programs, and premium processing fees. This rule also merges fees for certain applications and petitions so applicants and petitioners will only have to pay a single fee. In addition, the rule expands the classes of aliens that will be exempt from paying filing fees for certain immigration benefits, and modifies the criteria for waiving the filing fee due to an individual's inability to pay. Based on comments received by USCIS during the public comment period, this rule changes the fees for adjustment of status applications, and the fee waiver and exemption eligibility criteria for several immigration benefits. This final rule will provide sufficient funding for USCIS to meet national security, customer service, and processing time goals, and to sustain and improve service delivery.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10297
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Manasquan River, Brielle, NJ
Document Number: E7-10276
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
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 Route 35 Bridge, at ICW mile 1.1, across Manasquan River at Brielle, New Jersey. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to- navigation from 9:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2007, to facilitate traffic control during the annual fireworks display.
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-10264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet on July 10, 2007 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10244
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-10243
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Relocation and Temporary Closure of TSA's Docket Facility
Document Number: E7-10242
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) official regulatory docket is maintained in electronic form at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Docket Management System (DMS) docket facilities. This notice announces two service disruptions relating to the relocation of those facilities. The DOT Docket Operations facility, equipment, and staff is moving to 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, and will be located on the West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140. Hours for the new facility will continue to be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The Docket Operations telephone number will continue to be (202) 366-9826. 1. To prepare for the relocation to the new facility, the DOT Docket Operations office will be closed to the public on Friday, May 25, 2007, through Tuesday, May 29, 2007. The office will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at the new facility. 2. To move the computers that host the electronic dockets, the DMS will be unavailable for use from Wednesday, June 13, 2007, through Sunday, June 17, 2007. The electronic docket will be available to users on June 18, 2007.
Extension of the Designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status; Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Nicaraguan TPS Beneficiaries
Document Number: E7-10194
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for 18 months to January 5, 2009, from its current expiration date of July 5, 2007. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Nicaragua (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) with TPS to re-register and to apply for an extension of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for the additional 18- month period. Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of Nicaragua and whose application has been granted or remains pending. Certain nationals of Nicaragua (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registrants, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes that re- registrants may not receive a new EAD until after their current EAD expires on July 5, 2007. Accordingly, this Notice automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Nicaragua for six months, through January 5, 2008, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended. New EADs with the January 5, 2009 expiration date will be issued to eligible TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for an EAD.
Extension of the Designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status; Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Honduran TPS Beneficiaries
Document Number: E7-10175
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for 18 months to January 5, 2009, from its current expiration date of July 5, 2007. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Honduras (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) with TPS to re-register and to apply for an extension of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for the additional 18- month period. Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of Honduras and whose application has been granted or remains pending. Certain nationals of Honduras (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registrants, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes that re- registrants may not receive a new EAD until after their current EAD expires on July 5, 2007. Accordingly, this Notice automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Honduras for six months, through January 5, 2008, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended. New EADs with the January 5, 2009, expiration date will be issued to eligible TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for an EAD.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-10164
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) working group will meet to discuss an issue relating to the fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, and certification of seamen serving in the U. S. merchant marine. These meetings will be open to the public.
Distribution of Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset to Affected Domestic Producers
Document Number: 07-2635
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's notice of intent to distribute assessed antidumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2007 in connection with countervailing duty orders, antidumping duty orders, or findings under the Antidumping Act of 1921. This document sets forth the case name and number of each order or findings for which funds may become available for distribution, together with the list of affected domestic producers, based on the list supplied by the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) associated with each order or finding, who are potentially eligible to receive a distribution. This document also provides the instructions for affected domestic producers to file certifications to claim a distribution in relation to the listed orders or findings.
Safety Zone; Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor, North Chicago, IL
Document Number: E7-10146
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor. This zone is intended to control the movement of vessels on portions of Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor during the Spill of National Significance (SONS) exercise on June 19 and 20, 2007. This zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with ships and boats deploying oil containment equipment.
Pima Cotton Trust Fund
Document Number: E7-10090
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On December 20, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. Within Division C of the Act, section 407 of Title IV establishes a Cotton Trust Fund in the Treasury of the United States to be known as the ``Pima Cotton Trust Fund.'' The Pima Cotton Trust Fund is comprised of funds transferred from the general fund of the Treasury in amounts equal to duties collected since January 1, 1994, on certain imports of pima cotton products. Section 407 of the Act authorizes distributions out of the Trust Fund in each of fiscal years 2007 and 2008, payable to eligible manufacturers and spinners of certain pima cotton products, as well as to a nationally recognized association established for the promotion of pima cotton grown in the United States for use in textile and apparel goods. Eligible claimants are directed to follow the statutory procedures to claim a distribution from the Pima Cotton Trust Fund. This document sets forth the law and announces applicable deadlines for claim and affidavit submission as well as the address to which claims, affidavits and related information must be sent.
United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT); Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Decommission of System of Records
Document Number: E7-10085
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US-VISIT Program, conducted a proof of concept (POC) for Increment 2C (70 FR 39300, US- VISIT Privacy Impact Assessment, July 7, 2005) to assess the capability of automatically, passively, and remotely recording the entry and exit of US-VISIT covered individuals at U.S. land border ports of entry (POEs) using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled I-94 (Arrival/Departure) Forms. To support the US-VISIT Increment 2C POC, the Automated Identification Management System (AIDMS) was created to link the unique and individually-assigned RFID tag number to existing biographic information received from the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS) and the entry and exit event information for each covered individual crossing the land border. The AIDMS maintained four general categories of records: traveler (i.e., covered individual) identification information, RFID tag related information, RFID tag read event information, and border crossing history information. The traveler identification information and the border crossing history information were duplicative of information stored in TECS and the Arrival/Departure Information System (ADIS). The RFID tag information was comprised of data collected about the issuance and status of the Form I-94 as well as data associated with the reading of an RFID tag. On November 7, 2006, US-VISIT concluded the Increment 2C POC. Upon completion of the estimated one year POC (as noted in the US- VISIT Notice published August 4, 2005, 70 FR 44934), AIDMS has been decommissioned because data is no longer being collected or stored in the system. All data previously stored in AIDMS will be deleted/ destroyed 30 days after publication of this notice and in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) General Records Schedule (GRS) 20, Item 1.a. The AIDMS SORN was previously published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2005, at 70 FR 38700. A Privacy Impact Assessment regarding this decommission has been published at http://www.dhs.gov/privacy. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the termination of AIDMS on June 25, 2007. Disposition: In accordance with NARA GRS 20, Item 1.a, the data collected and stored in AIDMS will be deleted/destroyed 30 days after publication of this notice.
Homeland Security Advisory Council
Document Number: 07-2642
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Advisory Council will meet on June 11, 2007, in New York, NY. The meeting will be closed to the public.
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 07-2587
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2006, as CBP Dec. 06-06 to set forth the conditions and requirements that apply for purposes of submitting requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for refunds of any excess customs duties paid with respect to entries of textile or apparel goods entitled to retroactive application of preferential tariff treatment under the Dominican RepublicCentral AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement.
Anchorage Regulations; Yarmouth, Maine, Casco Bay
Document Number: E7-9969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish three special anchorage areas in Yarmouth, Maine on Casco Bay. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and to provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels of not more than 65 feet. This proposal is intended to increase the safety for life and property on Casco Bay, improve the safety of anchored vessels, create workable boundaries for future mooring expansion, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of recreational vessels and commerce.
Anchorage Regulations; Edgecomb Maine, Sheepscot River
Document Number: E7-9968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a general anchorage area in Edgecomb, Maine, on the Sheepscot River. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and to provide safe and secure anchorages for transient vessels visiting the area. This proposal is intended to increase the safety for life and property on the Sheepscot River, improve the safety of anchored vessels, provide for ample anchorages for transient vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of recreational vessels and commerce.
Security Zone: Coast Guard Academy Commencement, New London, CT
Document Number: E7-9946
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for the 2007 Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday May 23, 2007. This zone will provide security in the waters of the Thames River adjacent to the Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut during the 2007 Commencement Exercises. This temporary security zone is necessary to protect senior government officials, dignitaries, participants and guests attending the Commencement, members of the general public, and the surrounding area from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other hazards of a similar nature. Entry into this security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Mill Creek, Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA
Document Number: E7-9843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for the ``Hampton Cup Regatta'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of Mill Creek, near Fort Monroe, Hampton, Virginia. 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 Mill Creek adjacent to Fort Monroe during the power boat race.
Alternate Compliance Program: Vessel Inspection Alternatives
Document Number: E7-9840
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the vessel inspection regulations to expand the Alternate Compliance Program (ACP). These amendments would update the list of certificates the Coast Guard issues, incorporate Coast Guard policy regarding eligibility requirements for classification societies participating in the ACP, recognize classification societies other than the American Bureau of Shipping, and expand the ACP to include oceanographic research vessels.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: E7-9838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``East Coast Boat Racing Club power boat race'', a marine event to be held over the waters of the Chesapeake Bay adjacent to Cape Charles, Virginia. 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 on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Cape Charles Beach, Cape Charles, Virginia during the event.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-9785
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-9783
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
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).
Kansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-9782
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
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-1699-DR), dated May 6, 2007, and related determinations.
Connecticut; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-9781
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
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 Connecticut (FEMA-1700-DR), dated May 11, 2007, and related determinations.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Delaware River, Delaware City, DE
Document Number: E7-9777
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``7th Annual Escape from Fort Delaware Triathlon'', an event to be held June 9, 2007 on the waters of Delaware River at Delaware City, DE. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Delaware River during the 7th Annual Escape from Fort Delaware Triathlon.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: E7-9693
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-22
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 Stratford Avenue Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.1, at Bridgeport, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from May 29, 2007 through September 17, 2007, the Stratford Avenue Bridge may remain in the closed position, except for scheduled daily bridge openings. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9567
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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: Community Rating System (CRS) ProgramApplication Worksheets and Commentary. OMB Number: 1660-0022. Abstract: CRS Application Cover Page, Recertification Worksheet and Modification/Cycle Cover Page are used by a community to apply or renew CRS program participation and specify what activities will be performed by the community. CRS Activity Worksheets are used by the community to provide details in the selected activities based on the CRS Coordinator's Manual. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 150 for application and 950 for maintenance. Estimated Time per Respondent: 31 hours for application and 4 hours for maintenance. Estimated Total Annual Time Burden: 8,450 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 June 18, 2007.
New Hampshire; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-9513
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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-1695-DR), dated April 27, 2007, and related determinations.
Vermont; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-9512
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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 Vermont (FEMA-1698-DR), dated May 4, 2007, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-9511
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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-1692-DR), dated April 24, 2007, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-9510
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1697-DR), dated May 1, 2007, and related determinations.
Kansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-9509
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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-1699-DR), dated May 6, 2007, and related determinations.
West Virginia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-9508
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-1696-DR), dated May 1, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-9507
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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: Federal Emergency Management Agency Housing Inspection Services Customer Satisfaction Survey. OMB Number: 1660-NW31. Abstract: FEMA Housing Inspection Services contracts inspectors to assess dwelling damage and verify personal information of applicants for FEMA disaster assistance in federally declared disasters areas. Because FEMA needs to evaluate the inspectors' performance, FEMA conducts surveys to measure the satisfaction level of the applicants with their inspection experience. FEMA Inspection Services Managers and Task Monitors generally use the survey results to gauge and make improvements to disaster services that increase customer satisfaction and program effectiveness. The information is shared with Regional staff specific to the federal declaration for which the survey is conducted. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Number of Respondents: 10,608. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Time Burden: 2,652 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 June 18, 2007.
Maine; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-9502
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine (FEMA-1693-DR), dated April 25, 2007, and related determinations.
Regulated Navigation Area; Atchafalaya River, Berwick Bay, Berwick Bay, LA
Document Number: E7-9497
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations pertaining to the Atchafalaya River, Berwick Bay, Berwick Bay, LA, navigation area. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Berwick Bay determined that the Southern Pacific Railroad (SPRR) Bridge visual displays were no longer necessary due to updated VTS technologies and procedures that actively inform towing vessels that the rules of 33 CFR 165.811 are in effect at the time of entry into the VTS. This action relieves both the owner of the SPRR Bridge and the Coast Guard from maintaining antiquated visual displays and related equipment.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0025 and 1625-0058
Document Number: E7-9494
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
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) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling46 CFR part 148; and (2) 1625-0058, Application for Permit to Transport Municipal and Commercial Waste. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Relocation of DOT's Docket Operations Facility and Equipment and Temporary Docket Office Closure for the United States Coast Guard Electronic Public Dockets
Document Number: E7-9485
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the relocation and service disruption of the Coast Guard's electronic public dockets. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Docket Operations facility, which manages the Document Management System (DMS) containing the electronic public dockets for the U.S. Coast Guard, is relocating to a new building. This notice also provides the information related to two open Coast Guard rulemaking dockets impacted by this relocation.
Special local regulation: ULHRA Hydroplane Races, Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA
Document Number: 07-2460
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is undertaking two actions with regard to the above captioned regulation. The first is to withdraw the temporary final rule previously published on April 23, 2007 because it erroneously described the race area. The second is to correct the previous error by establishing a temporary special local regulation for the ULHRA National Series Hydroplane Race to be held on the waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area. This temporary rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.