Department of Homeland Security September 18, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest, NJ
Document Number: E7-18354
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Sunset Lake Hydrofest on Sunset Lake from 8:30 a.m. September 29, 2007 through 5:30 p.m. September 30, 2007. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. During the enforcement period, vessel traffic will be restricted in portions of Sunset Lake during the event.
Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: E7-18306
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing the February 2007 interim rule, which updated rates for pilotage service on the Great Lakes by increasing rates an average of 22.62% across all three pilotage districts over the last ratemaking that was completed in April 2006. Annual reviews of pilotage rates are required by law to ensure that sufficient revenues are generated to cover the annual projected allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and returns on investment of the pilot associations.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: E7-18304
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92-463), the Secretary of Homeland Security has renewed the charter for the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) for 2 years from August 17, 2007, until August 17, 2009. CTAC is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770). This Committee advises the Coast Guard on safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels and barges in U.S. ports and waterways.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: E7-18302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Hamilton Avenue Bridge, mile 1.2, across the Gowanus Canal at Brooklyn, New York. This proposed rule would allow the bridge owner to require a four-hour notice for bridge openings from November 5, 2007 to January 15, 2009. This rule is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-18300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). NOSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters affecting the offshore industry.
Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States
Document Number: E7-18121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to require the pilot of any private aircraft arriving in the United States from a foreign port or location or departing the United States for a foreign port or location to transmit to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) an advance electronic transmission of information regarding each individual traveling onboard the aircraft. This NPRM also proposes to add data elements to the existing notice of arrival requirements and proposes a new notice of departure requirement. The notice of arrival and notice of departure information would be required to be submitted to CBP through an approved electronic data interchange system in the same transmission as the corresponding arrival or departure manifest information. Under the NPRM, this data must be received by CBP no later than 60 minutes before an arriving private aircraft departs from a foreign location and no later than 60 minutes before a private aircraft departs a United States airport or location for a foreign port or place. Finally, this NPRM proposes to clarify landing rights procedures and departure clearance procedures as well as expressly setting forth CBP's authority to restrict aircraft from landing in the United States based on security and/or risk assessments; or, based on those assessments, to specifically designate and limit the airports from where aircraft may land or depart.