Department of Homeland Security September 17, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Ohio; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Ohio (FEMA-1720-DR), dated August 27, 2007, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-18291
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
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).
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-18290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18289
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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: FEMA Public Assistance Program Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey. OMB Number: 1660-NW32. Abstract: The purpose of the proposed survey is to measure FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) program performances and achievements against customer service standards of Executive Order 12862 of September 11, 1993, as well as Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) objectivities. Survey results are used to gauge satisfaction levels of PA customers, and make improvements to disaster services that focus on customer satisfaction and program effectiveness. Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; Federal Government; and State, local or tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 2,500 for survey; 20 for focus group.* Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.3 hours per survey; 6 hours per focus group.* Estimated Total Annual Time Burden: 870 hours.* Annual Frequency of Response: 1.
Texas; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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-1709-DR), dated June 29, 2007, and related determinations.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18277
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-1719-DR), dated August 26, 2007, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-18260
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
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).
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18244
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1712-DR), dated July 7, 2007, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18243
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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-1724-DR), dated August 31, 2007, and related determinations.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1717-DR), dated August 23, 2007, and related determinations.
Ohio; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18241
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-1720-DR), dated August 27, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18240
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the adequacy of two forms FEMA uses to gather certain information about the floodplain management activities of communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The forms are used to gather information about a community's floodplain management regulations, administrative and enforcement procedures, flood insurance studies, and basic information pertaining to names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals responsible for a community's floodplain management program.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18239
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1717-DR), dated August 23, 2007, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-18238
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 Oklahoma (FEMA-1723-DR), dated August 31, 2007, and related determinations.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18237
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-1719-DR), dated August 26, 2007, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-18236
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities, where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
New York; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-18235
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 New York (FEMA-1724-DR), dated August 31, 2007, and related determinations.
Training and Service Requirements for Merchant Marine Officers
Document Number: E7-18191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to make administrative changes to the requirements for merchant mariner training and service. The proposed regulation would remove the expiration date of the radar-observer endorsement from the merchant mariner's license, allow for an apprentice mate of towing vessels to reduce sea-service time for mate (pilot) of towing vessels by completing additional approved training, and would provide an alternate path to mate (pilot) of towing vessels for master of steam or motor vessels not more than 200 gross register tons. These changes are intended to eliminate confusion and clarify training and service requirements.
New Classification for Victims of Criminal Activity; Eligibility for “U” Nonimmigrant Status
Document Number: E7-17807
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This interim rule amends Department of Homeland Security regulations to establish the requirements and procedures for aliens seeking U nonimmigrant status. The U nonimmigrant classification is available to alien victims of certain criminal activity who assist government officials in investigating or prosecuting such criminal activity. The purpose of the U nonimmigrant classification is to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute such crimes as domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking in persons, while offering protection to alien crime victims in keeping with the humanitarian interests of the United States. This interim rule outlines the eligibility and application requirements for the U nonimmigrant classification and the benefits and limitations relating to those granted U nonimmigrant status. This interim rule also amends existing regulations to include U nonimmigrants among the nonimmigrant status holders able to seek a waiver of documentary requirements to gain admission to the United States, and to permit nonimmigrants to change status to that of a U nonimmigrant where applicable. This rule also establishes a filing fee for U nonimmigrant petitions. Aliens who have been granted interim relief from USCIS are encouraged to file for U nonimmigrant status within 180 days of the effective date of this interim rule. USCIS will no longer issue interim relief upon the effective date of this rule; however, if the alien has properly filed a petition for U nonimmigrant status, but USCIS has not yet adjudicated that petition, interim relief will be extended until USCIS completes its adjudication of the petition.
NAFTA: Merchandise Processing Fee Exemption and Technical Corrections
Document Number: 07-4551
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to clarify that, in order to claim the exemption from the merchandise processing fee (MPF) for merchandise that is considered ``originating'' and qualifies to be marked as products of Canada or Mexico under the provisions of the NAFTA, an importer is subject to the same declaration requirement that is established for obtaining NAFTA duty preference, even if the merchandise is unconditionally free. In addition, this document amends the regulations to clarify that a Certificate of Origin is not required for a commercial importation for which the total value of originating goods does not exceed $2,500. Lastly, this document remedies two incorrect addresses and an incorrect Code of Federal Regulations citation, and incorporates non-substantive amendments to certain sections in the regulations to reflect the nomenclature changes effected by the transfer of CBP to the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of certain offices in CBP pursuant to the ``Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006'' (or the ``Safe Port Act''), as well as certain other minor editorial changes.