Department of Homeland Security May 30, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.