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

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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-20357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding these proposed regulatory flood elevations. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-20356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-20343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
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: National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program Application Form. OMB Number: 1660-0021. Abstract: The Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) annually receives more applications from qualified applicants than there are program slots available. Additional information is required to objectively evaluate the applicant's writing capability, professional accomplishments, and analytical ability. This information along with supporting documentation are used to select the most qualified participants for the EFOP. Affected Public: Individuals and households, and State, Local or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 Hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800 Hours. Frequency of Response: 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 oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before November 15, 2007.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-20321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On September 11, 2007, the United States Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 51828) announcing a meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees on boats and associated equipment, prevention through people, and recreational boating safety strategic planning will meet to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. A scheduling conflict has required moving the Boats and Associated Equipment subcommittee meeting to the afternoon of Saturday, October 20, 2007 and the Prevention through People subcommittee meeting to the afternoon of Sunday, October 21, 2007.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E7-20309
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor on October 15, 2007. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from a portion of Chicago Harbor.
United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 07-5062
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-566, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-20244
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal, Baldwin, LA
Document Number: E7-20207
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the BNSF Railway Company Swing Bridge across the Charenton Drainage and Navigational Canal, mile 0.4, at Baldwin, St. Mary Parish, LA. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 5 days with three hour openings each day to conduct maintenance repairs to the drawbridge.
National Response Framework
Document Number: E7-20177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the comment period on the revised National Response Plan now known as the National Response Framework (NRF). The NRF was drafted to build upon the current National Response Plan, incorporate lessons-learned from recent disasters, and to articulate more clearly the roles of the States, tribal, and local jurisdictions and the private sector to guide a successful response to natural disasters or terrorist attacks. The original comment period was scheduled to conclude on October 11, 2007. FEMA is extending the comment period until October 22, 2007.
Committee Name: Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-20174
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Information Network (HSINAC) Advisory Committee will meet on October 31, 2007, in Potomac, MD. The meeting will be open to the public.
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-20130
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Communications System
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will be meeting by teleconference: the meeting will be partially closed.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-20129
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-12
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.
Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-20128
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
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 Texas (FEMA-1730-DR), dated October 2, 2007, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-20127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-12
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.
Management Costs
Document Number: E7-20035
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: E7-20009
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
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 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
Document Number: E7-20008
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: E7-19995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: E7-19994
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
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 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 oirasubmission@omb.eop.gov 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
Document Number: E7-19987
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: E7-19953
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: E7-19952
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: E7-19949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kennebec River, Bath and Woolwich, ME
Document Number: 07-4998
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
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 Carlton Bridge across the Kennebec River at mile 14.0, between Bath and Woolwich, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the Carlton Bridge may remain in the closed position from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for seven days; October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 22, 2007, to facilitate bridge painting operations. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge painting.
National Response Framework
Document Number: E7-19849
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the draft supporting documents to the National Response Framework (NRF). Composed of the Emergency Support Functions Annexes, Support Annexes, and Incident Annexes, these supplemental documents provide additional guidance that may be used in implementing the NRF. Combined with the NRF, these documents incorporate lessons-learned from recent disasters, and articulate more clearly the roles of the States, tribal, and local jurisdictions and the private sector to guide a successful response to natural disasters or terrorist attacks.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-19843
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
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.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-19840
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Notice of Adjustment of Statewide Per Capita Impact Indicator
Document Number: E7-19838
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice that the statewide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007, will be increased.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-19837
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
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).
Notice of Adjustment of Countywide Per Capita Impact Indicator
Document Number: E7-19836
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice that the countywide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007, will be increased.
Notice of Adjustment of Disaster Grant Amounts
Document Number: E7-19835
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice of an increase of the maximum amount for Small Project Grants to State and local governments and private nonprofit facilities for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007.
Notice of Maximum Amount of Assistance Under the Individuals and Households Program
Document Number: E7-19834
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice of the maximum amounts for assistance under the Individuals and Households Program for emergencies and major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2007.
Illinois; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-19833
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
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 Illinois (FEMA-1729-DR), dated September 25, 2007, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-19830
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
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.
Safety Zone; Monthly Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association Cruising Races, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: E7-19744
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Monthly Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association (BBYRA) Cruising Races, which will temporarily limit the movement of non-participant vessels in Biscayne Bay near Miami, FL. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from entering the waters where the event will be held unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida or his designated representative. This regulation is needed to protect the safety of participants, marine spectators and recreational and professional mariner traffic.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Date for Port of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 07-4994
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Port of Wilmington, in Wilmington, DE.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-19681
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
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: E7-19680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
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).
Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-19679
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
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 Missouri (FEMA-1728-DR), dated September 21, 2007, and related determinations.
Safety Zone: Christmas Holiday Boat Parade and Fireworks, Appomattox River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: E7-19676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a 600 foot radius safety zone in the vicinity of Hopewell, VA centered on position 37-19.18' N/ 077-16.93' W (NAD 1983) in support of the Christmas Holiday Boat Parade and Fireworks Event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Appomattox River as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Queensway Bay, Long Beach, CA
Document Number: E7-19675
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Long Beach Harbor to encompass the waters between Queensway Bay to Island White at Long Beach harbor for the Annual Los Angeles and Long Beach Tug Boat Race. This safety zone is needed to prevent vessels from transiting the area during the race in order to protect vessels and personnel from potential damage and injury. Entry into this safety zone will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Los Angeles-Long Beach, or his on-scene representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0024, 1625-0036, 1625-0061, and 1625-0100
Document Number: E7-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
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) 1625-0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; (2) 1625-0036, Plan Approval and Records for U.S. and Foreign Tank Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk; (3) 1625-0061, Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Regulations; and (4) 1625-0100, Advance Notice of Vessel Arrival. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Advisory Committee to the Office of State and Local Training
Document Number: 07-4958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
The Office of State and Local Training Advisory Committee (OSLTAC) will meet on November 8, 2007, on St. Simons Island, GA. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Milhomme Bayou, Stephensville, LA
Document Number: 07-4860
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Stephensville Bridge across Milhomme Bayou, mile 12.2, at Stephensville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The deviation will allow the draw of the Stephensville Bridge to open on signal if at least one hour of advance notice is given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less than one hour notice for an emergency and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E7-19607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2007, the interest rates for overpayments will remain at 7 percent for corporations and 8 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will remain at 8 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Classification of Aliens as Children of United States Citizens Based on Intercountry Adoptions Under the Hague Convention
Document Number: E7-18992
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This rule amends Department of Homeland Security (``DHS'' or ``the Department'') regulations relating to intercountry adoptions by U.S. citizens. First, to facilitate the ratification of the Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, signed at The Hague on May 29, 1993 (``Convention''), the rule establishes new administrative procedures for the immigration of children who are habitually resident in Convention countries and who are adopted by U.S. citizens. Second, the rule makes other amendments to DHS regulations relating to the immigration of adopted children to reflect the changes to those provisions necessary to comply with the Convention. The Senate consented to ratification of the Convention in 2000 conditioned on the adoption of the necessary implementing regulations. Accordingly, this rule is necessary to establish the regulations necessary for the United States to ratify the Convention.
Information Technology Security Essential Body of Knowledge
Document Number: E7-19566
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public and interested stakeholders that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making available for public review and comment ``Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Framework for IT Security Workforce Development.'' This framework is intended to assist the public, private, and academic sectors with strategic IT security workforce development initiatives including professional development, training and education. The EBK is not an additional set of DHS guidelines, and it is not intended to represent a standard, directive, or policy by DHS. Instead, it further clarifies key IT security terms and concepts for well-defined competencies, identifies notional security roles, defines four primary functional perspectives, and establishes an IT Security Role, Competency, and Functional Matrix.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: E7-19455
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships
Document Number: 07-4895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rule would require, consistent with international law, certain ships to report identifying and position data electronically. This proposed rule is intended to implement an amendment to chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), regulation 19-1, and would better enable the Coast Guard to correlate Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) data with data from other sources, detect anomalies, and heighten our overall Maritime Domain Awareness. This proposed rule is consistent with the Coast Guard's strategic goals of maritime security and maritime safety, and the Department's strategic goals of awareness, prevention, protection, and response.
Security Zone; Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, HI
Document Number: 07-4893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to create a security zone in the waters of Nawiliwili Harbor, Kaui, and on the land of the jetty south of Nawiliwili Park, including the jetty access road commonly known as Jetty Road. This zone is intended to enable the Coast Guard and its law enforcement partners to better protect people, vessels, and facilities in and around Nawiliwili Harbor in the face of non-compliant obstructers who have impeded, and threaten to continue impeding, the safe passage of the Hawaii Superferry in Nawiliwili Harbor. This rule would complement, but not replace or supersede, existing regulations that establish a moving 100-yard security zone around large passenger vessels like the Hawaii Superferry.