This interim final rule implements the management costs provisions of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. In so doing, it simplifies and clarifies the method by which FEMA contributes to costs incurred by grantees and subgrantees in implementing the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant programs and establishes fixed management cost rates for compensating eligible grantees and subgrantees.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge across Jamaica Bay, mile 6.7, at New York, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge may remain in the closed position on Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., on October 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Security Zones; Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 9, 2007, that revised security regulations in Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI (72 FR 44775). While the notice of proposed rulemaking preceding that final rule stated that the Kahe Point, Oahu security zone would be enforced only upon the occurrence of certain events, we did not reflect that provision in the regulatory text. This document corrects that error.
Anchorage Regulation; San Francisco Bay, CA
The Coast Guard is submitting for public consideration this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking. We propose to create in San Francisco Bay a temporary anchorage area, designated Anchorage 8A, adjacent to existing anchorage 8 that can be activated by Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) when the number of vessels requesting to anchor in Anchorages 8 and 9 exceeds the capacity of these two anchorages. Promulgating a permanent rule to establish the temporary anchorage area allows the Coast Guard to define its use and location, and to establish procedures for activating the anchorage area and notifying the maritime public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the Mission Assignment (MA) form that is used to record requests for Federal assistance by State and Federal entities to FEMA, and the Action Request (AR) form which is used to request Federal assistance. Title: Request for Federal Assistance FormHow to Process Mission Assignments in Federal Disaster Operations. OMB Number: 1660-0047. Abstract: The MA form is used to record a request for Federal assistance by States and Federal entities to FEMA, and may become the official FEMA obligating document if a mission assignment to another Federal agency results from the request. Mission assignments are directives provided by FEMA to another agency to perform specific work in disaster operations, on a reimbursable basis and are defined in the 44 CFR 206.2(a)(18) and to record Federal approving signatures. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments and Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 8 hours and 23 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,739. Estimated Cost: Cost to respondent is estimated to be approximately $61,195.41 annually. 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 and Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to email@example.com or faxed to (202) 395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2007.
Texas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
This notice amends the notice of an emergency for the State of Texas (FEMA-3277-EM), dated August 18, 2007, and related determinations.
Safety Zone; Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza, Aptos, CA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza to be held at Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, California, on October 13, 2007. The fireworks display will be launched from the Seacliff State Beach Pier. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Blue Island Regatta, Calumet Sag Channel, Blue Island, IL
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Calumet Sag Channel and Little Calumet River, Blue Island, IL. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Calumet Sag Channel during the Blue Island Regatta November 3 and November 4, 2007. This temporary safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control the movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the regatta.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Corson Inlet, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Townsend Inlet, NJ
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of four Cape May County Bridge Commission (the Commission) bridges: The Corson Inlet Bridge, at mile 0.9, at Strathmere; the Stone Harbor Boulevard Bridge, at NJICW mile 102.0, across Great Channel at Stone Harbor; the Two-Mile Bridge, at NJICW mile 112.2, across Middle Thorofare in Wildwood Crest; and the Townsend Inlet Bridge, at mile 0.3 in Avalon, NJ. This proposal would allow the drawbridges to operate on an advance notice basis on particular dates at particular times during holidays in December of every year. This proposal would allow the draw tenders to spend the holiday with their families while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.