Department of Homeland Security December 28, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT)
Document Number: E7-25333
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on new data collection forms for the Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT) initiative. The PREDICT initiative facilitates the accessibility of computer and network operational data for use in cyber defense research and development through the establishment of distributed repositories of security-relevant network operations data, and the application procedures, protection policies, and review processes necessary to make this data available to the cyber defense research community. The forms will allow the PREDICT initiative to provide a central repository, accessible through a Web-based portal (https://www.predict.org/) that catalogs current computer network operational data, provide secure access to multiple sources of data collected as a result of use and traffic on the Internet, and facilitate data flow among PREDICT participants for the purpose of developing new models, technologies and products that support effective threat assessment and increase cyber security capabilities. The Department is committed to improving its PREDICT initiative and invites interested persons to comment on the following forms and instructions (hereinafter ``Forms Package'') for the PREDICT initiative: (1) Account Request Form (DHS Form 10029); (2) Add a New Dataset Form (DHS Form 10030); (3) Annotate Dataset Form (DHS Form 10031); (4) Request a Dataset Form (DHS Form 10032); (5) Update Host Data Form (DHS Form 10033); (6) Update Provider Data Form (DHS Form 10034); (7) Memorandum of AgreementPREDICT (PCC) Coordinating Center and Researcher/User (DHS Form 10035); (8) Memorandum of AgreementPCC and Data Provider (DP) (DHS Form 10036); (9) Memorandum of AgreementPCC and Data Host (DH) (DHS Form 10037); (10) Authorization Letter for Data Host (DHS Form 10038); (11) Authorization Letter for Data Provider (DHS Form 10039); (12) Sponsorship Letter (DHS Form 10040); (13) Notice of Dataset Access/Application Expiration (DHS Form 10041); (14) Certificate of Data Destruction (DHS Form 10042). 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).
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-25317
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
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.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E7-25315
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
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 January 1, 2008, the interest rates for overpayments will be 6 percent for corporations and 7 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 7 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
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.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25304
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
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).
Oregon; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Oregon (FEMA-1733-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
National Fire Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E7-25298
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet by teleconference on January 29, 2008.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction
Document Number: E7-25296
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Securtiy
This document corrects the table to a final rule published in the Federal Register of September 17, 2007. This correction clarifies the table representing the flooding source(s), location of referenced elevation, the effective and modified elevation in feet and the communities affected for Cleveland County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas; specifically, for the flooding source ``Brushy Creek Tributary 1 of Tributary 6,'' and for Randolph County, North Carolina, and Incorporated Areas, specifically, for the flooding source ``Dodsons Lake 2'' than was previously published.
Washington; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25295
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Kansas; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-25294
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Kansas (FEMA-3282-EM), dated December 12, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-25292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
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 Long-term Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form for Students. OMB Number: 1660-0039. Abstract: The National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form will be used to evaluate all National Fire Academy (NFA) on-campus resident training courses. Course graduates and their supervisors will be asked to evaluate the impact of the training on both individual job performance and the fire and emergency response department/community where the student works. The data provided by students and supervisors is used to update existing NFA course materials and to develop new courses that reflect the emerging issues/needs of the Nation's fire service. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Number of Respondents: 10,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: Burden for this collection is .33 hours for FEMA Form 95-59 and .17 hours for FEMA Form 95-58 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,500. Frequency of Response: Once. 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 January 28, 2008.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-25288
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-28
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).
Washington; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25269
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Washington; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-25266
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Washington (FEMA-1734-DR), dated December 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-25264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
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-1735-DR), dated December 18, 2007, and related determinations.
Missouri; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-25258
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Missouri (FEMA-3281-EM), dated December 12, 2007, and related determinations.
Homeland Security Advisory Council/Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-25138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet via teleconference for purposes of reviewing recommendations from the Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Committee (SBODAC), an HSAC subcommittee. Later in the day, the SBODAC will meet to provide an overview of their recommendations, receive a progress report on various programs/initiatives within the Rice-Chertoff Initiative and to hold member deliberations. In the public interest and in an attempt to maximize openness, we are opening part of this SBODAC meeting to the public even though FACA subcommittee meetings are not required to be open. These meetings will be coordinated closely with the Department of State.
Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License
Document Number: 07-6231
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement, under OMB control number 1652-0027, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The collection involves applicant submission of biometric and biographic information for TSA's security threat assessment in order to obtain the hazardous materials endodrsement (HME) on a commercial drivers license (CDL) issued by the U.S. States and the District of Columbia.