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

Anchorage Regulations; Edgecomb, ME, Sheepscot River
Document Number: E7-24007
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard hereby establishes a general anchorage area in Edgecomb, Maine on the Sheepscot River. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in Edgecomb, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23980
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23979
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Seattle, WA; New York/New Jersey; Wilmington, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Duluth-Superior, MN; and New Orleans, LA
Document Number: E7-23903
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
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 Ports of Seattle, WA; New York/New Jersey; Wilmington, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Duluth-Superior, MN; and New Orleans, LA.
Announcement of an Additional Public Open House for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Tactical Infrastructure, U.S. Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Sector, TX
Document Number: E7-23898
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This notice supplements information provided in the November 16, 2007, Federal Register Notice of Availability and Public Open House Announcement for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction, maintenance, and operation of tactical infrastructure along approximately 70 miles of the U.S./Mexico international border within the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas. In addition to the previously announced public open houses concerning the Draft EIS to be held on December 11, 2007 in McAllen, TX, and December 12, 2007, in Brownsville, TX, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites public participation at a third public open house to be held on December 13, 2007, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 08526 in Rio Grande City, TX.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1134, Key Largo, FL
Document Number: E7-23600
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating regulations governing the Jewfish Creek Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1134, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida. This rule will allow the Drawbridge to open on signal, except that from 7 a.m. until sunset this bridge will open on the hour and half-hour. This action is necessary for workers' safety.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-23716
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-23708
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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: E7-23706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-23705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-23702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-23701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-23696
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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.
California; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-23694
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California (FEMA-1731-DR), dated October 24, 2007, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-23689
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23664
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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: Mitigation Grant Program/ e-Grants (previously named Flood Mitigation Assistance (e-Grants)). OMB Number: 1660-0072. Abstract: The States will utilize the Mitigation Grant Program /e- Grants, automated application to report to FEMA on a quarterly basis, certify how funding is being used and to report on the progress of mitigation activities funded under grant awards, made to grantees by FEMA. FEMA will use this system to review the Grantees quarterly reports to ensure that mitigation grant activities are progressing on schedule and to track the expenditure of funds. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Governments, and Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 24.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 43,848 hours. Frequency of Response: On Occasion. 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 7, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23663
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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: State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation PlansSection 322 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. OMB Number: 1660-0062. Abstract: The purpose of State Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements is to support State administration of FEMA mitigation grant programs, and contemplate a significant State commitment to mitigation activities, comprehensive State mitigation planning, and strong program management. Implementation of plans, pre-identified cost-effective mitigation measures will streamline the disaster recovery process. Mitigation plans are the demonstration of the goals, priorities to reduce risks from natural hazards. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Governments and Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2,408 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 768,320 hours. Frequency of Response: On Occasion. 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 7, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23662
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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: Exemption of State-Owned Properties Under Self-Insurance. OMB Number: 1660-0013. Abstract: Application for exemption is made to the Federal Insurance Administration by the Governor or other duly authorized documentation, which certifies that the plan of self-insurance upon which the application for exemption is based meets or exceed the standards set forth in 44 CFR 75.11. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Time per Respondent: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. 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 7, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-23661
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
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: Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. OMB Number: 1660-0004. Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance to communities that apply for participation and make a commitment to adopt and enforce land use control measures that are designed to protect development from future flood damages. The application form will enable FEMA to continue to rapidly process new community applications and to thereby more quickly provide flood insurance protection to the residents of the communities. Participation in the NFIP is mandatory in order for flood related presidentially- declared communities to receive Federal disaster assistance. Affected Public: Federal, State, local, or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 187. Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 748 hours. Frequency of Response: On Occasion. 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 7, 2008.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E7-23570
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor on December 4, 2007. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Safety Zone: Wantagh Parkway 3 Bridge over the Sloop Channel, Town of Hempstead, New York
Document Number: E7-23569
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period of a temporary safety zone previously established on the waters surrounding the Wantagh Parkway Number 3 Bridge across the Sloop Channel in Town of Hempstead, New York. The extended effective period of this zone is necessary to protect vessels transiting in the area from hazards imposed by construction barges and equipment that are being utilized to construct a new bascule bridge over the Sloop Channel. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ
Document Number: E7-23568
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
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 New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position from January 2, 2008 through March 31, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Biscayne Bay, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami River, and Miami Beach Channel, Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: E7-23564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the operation of the east and west spans of the Venetian Causeway bridges across the Miami Beach Channel on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Miami Avenue bridge and the Brickell Avenue bridge across the Miami River, Miami-Dade County. This proposed rule would allow these bridges to remain in the closed position for periods of time during the last Sunday in January during the running of an annual marathon.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Tulsa, OK and Albany, NY
Document Number: E7-23522
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
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 Ports of Tulsa, OK and Albany, NY.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pinellas Bayway Structure “E” (SR 679) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 113, St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, FL
Document Number: E7-23412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge regulation of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``E'' (SR 679) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 113, St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. This rule is needed to provide vehicular traffic relief during heavy vehicular traffic periods flowing into a nearby county park while still meeting the reasonable needs of mariners.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0089
Document Number: E7-23401
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding one Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting re-instatement, with change, of a previously-approved collection of information: 1625-0089, National Recreation Boating Survey. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Long Beach, CA and Indiana Harbor, IN
Document Number: E7-23407
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
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 Ports of Long Beach, CA and Indiana Harbor, IN.
Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program
Document Number: E7-23388
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. OMB approved the collection of information for six months and TSA now seeks the maximum three-year approval. The collection involves the submission of identifying and other information by individuals applying for a TWIC and a customer satisfaction survey.
New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Pipeline Security Awareness (CD-1) Effectiveness Assessment
Document Number: E7-23365
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on January 31, 2007, 72 FR 4526.