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Privacy Act of 1974; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Automated Targeting System, System of Records
Document Number: E7-15197
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
This document is a new System of Records Notice (SORN) for the Automated Targeting System (ATS) and is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. ATS is an enforcement screening tool consisting of six separate components, all of which rely substantially on information in the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS). ATS historically was covered by the SORN for TECS. The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a separate SORN for ATS in the Federal Register on November 2, 2006. This SORN did not describe any new collection of information and was intended solely to provide increased notice and transparency to the public about ATS. Based on comments received in response to the November 2, 2006 notice, CBP issues this revised SORN, which responds to those comments, makes certain amendments with regard to the retention period and access provisions of the prior notice, and provides further notice and transparency to the public about the functionality of ATS. TECS is an overarching law enforcement information collection, risk assessment, and information sharing environment. It is also a repository for law enforcement and investigative information. TECS is comprised of several modules that collect, maintain, and evaluate screening data, conduct targeting, and make information available to appropriate officers of the U.S. government. ATS is one of those modules. It is a decision support tool that compares traveler, cargo, and conveyance information against intelligence and other enforcement data by incorporating risk-based targeting scenarios and assessments. As such, ATS allows DHS officers charged with enforcing U.S. law and preventing terrorism and other crimes to effectively and efficiently manage information collected when travelers or goods seek to enter, exit, or transit through the United States. Within ATS there are six separate and distinct components that perform screening of inbound and outbound cargo, conveyances, or travelers. These modules compare information received against CBP's law enforcement databases, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Terrorist Screening Center's Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), information on outstanding wants or warrants, information from other government agencies regarding high-risk parties, and risk-based rules developed by analysts using law enforcement data, intelligence, and past case experience. The modules also facilitate analysis of the screening results of these comparisons. In the case of cargo and conveyances, this screening results in a risk assessment score. In the case of travelers, however, it does not result in a risk assessment score.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: E7-15163
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
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 NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, in effect for four weekends, July 28 and 29, August 4 and 5, August 11 and 12, and August 18 and 19, 2007, the NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge may remain in the closed position, each Saturday morning from 7 a.m. through each Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate aerial cable installation at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Charlestown and Boston, MA
Document Number: E7-15162
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
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 S99 Alford Street Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 1.4, between Charlestown and Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the S99 Alford Street Bridge may remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on July 27, 2007. In addition, the bridge may remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. on August 28, 2007 through 11:59 p.m. on August 30, 2007. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency mechanical repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Beaufort (Gallants) Channel, Beaufort, NC
Document Number: E7-15161
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the U.S. 70 Bridge across Beaufort (Gallants) Channel, mile 0.1, at Beaufort, NC, to accommodate the running portion of the annual triathlon.
Security Zone: HOVENSA Refinery, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: E7-15160
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone in the vicinity of the HOVENSA refinery facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The security zone is needed for national security reasons to protect the public and the HOVENSA facility from potential subversive acts. This interim rule excludes entry into the security zone by all vessels without permission of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan or a scheduled arrival in accordance with the Notice of Arrival requirements of 33 CFR part 160, subpart C.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E7-15154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
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 July 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.
Special Local Regulations, Seattle Seafair, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: E7-15141
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations (SLR) for the Seattle Seafair, Lake Washington, Washington. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area and provide for a viewing area for spectator craft. This rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during Seafair. The rule adds four hours to the effective time period each day of enforcement of the existing SLR to accommodate the addition of a fireworks display in this year's Seafair and to promote safety for spectators and participants through consistency in enforcement periods.
Safety Zone for Marine Events; New River, Jacksonville, NC
Document Number: E7-14939
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone during the ``National Night Out'', an event to be held August 7, 2007 on the New River, Jacksonville, North Carolina. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in the New River to accommodate a Helicopter Search and Rescue demonstration and a fireworks display.
Vessel Documentation; Recording of Instruments
Document Number: E7-14938
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this direct final rule, the Coast Guard is amending the vessel documentation regulations to eliminate the requirement to provide certain original documents to the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) for recording, and to eliminate the additional fee for filing by facsimile. We are undertaking this rulemaking to conform our business practices with similar functions provided by other governmental entities and to allow our customers to avail themselves of better service through electronic filing. This rulemaking is expected to improve efficiency at the NVDC and permit the use of improved information collection technology.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Wicomico River (North Prong), Salisbury, MD
Document Number: E7-14936
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations of two Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridges: The Main Street and U.S. 50 Bridges, at mile 22.4, across Wicomico River (North Prong) in Salisbury, MD. This final rule will allow the bridges to open on signal if four hours advance notice is given and eliminate the continual attendance of draw tender services while still providing the reasonable needs of navigation.
Temporary Adjustment of the Immigration and Naturalization Benefit Application and Petition Fee Schedule for Certain Adjustment of Status and Related Applications
Document Number: 07-3762
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This rule temporarily amends the applicable fees for employment-based Forms I-485, ``Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status,'' and applications for derivative benefits associated with such Forms I-485 filed pursuant to the Department of State's July Visa Bulletin No. 107, dated June 12, 2007. The fees for all other petitions and applications administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue in force as effective on July 30, 2007.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-14719
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
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).
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers
Document Number: E7-14716
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Each year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by the Write-Your-Own (WYO) program Financial Assistance/ Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement) to notify the private insurance companies (Companies) and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement.
Fee Schedule for Processing Requests for Map Changes, for Flood Insurance Study Backup Data, and for National Flood Insurance Program Map and Insurance Products
Document Number: E7-14712
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice contains the revised fee schedules for processing certain types of requests for changes to national Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps, for processing requests for Flood Insurance Study (FIS) technical and administrative support data, and for processing requests for particular NFIP map and insurance products. The changes in the fee schedules will allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reduce further the expenses to the NFIP by recovering more fully the costs associated with processing conditional and final map change requests; retrieving, reproducing, and distributing technical and administrative support data related to FIS analyses and mapping; and producing, retrieving, and distributing particular NFIP map and insurance products.
Regulated Navigation Area; Mississippi River, Eighty-One Mile Point
Document Number: E7-14697
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
The Coast Guard has amended the regulated navigation area (RNA) for the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) mile marker (MM) 233.9 through South and South West Passes by establishing mandatory check-in procedures for vessels transiting on the waters of the Mississippi River between (MM) 167.5 LMR and 187.9 LMR. This rule is needed to minimize the risk of collisions, allisions, and groundings occurring as a result of vessels meeting unanticipated traffic in the vicinity of Eighty-One Mile Point, MM 178 LMR. This rule requires vessels, subject to the Bridge to Bridge Radiotelephone Act (33 U.S.C. 26), to notify Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans (VTC New Orleans) prior to entering or getting underway in this section of the RNA.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0019, 1625-0062, 1625-0082, and 1625-0092
Document Number: E7-14696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard is forwarding four Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules 33 CFR Parts 81 and 89; (2) 1625-0062, Approval of Alterations to Marine Portable Tanks; Approval of Non-Specification Portable Tanks; (3) 1625-0082, Navigation Safety Information and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels; and (4) 1625-0092, Sewage and Graywater Discharge Records for Certain Cruise Vessels Operating on Alaskan Waters. Our ICRs describe 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.
National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-14693
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
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.
Science and Technology Directorate; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E7-14692
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate reasonable siting alternatives for the construction and operation of the proposed NBAF. DHS invites individuals, organizations, and agencies to present oral or written comments concerning the scope of the EIS, including the environmental issues and alternatives that the EIS should address.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-601, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14690
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-566, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-14654
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
North Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-14647
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
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 North Dakota (FEMA-1713-DR), dated July 17, 2007, and related determinations.
Kansas; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14635
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1699-DR), dated May 6, 2007, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
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-1707-DR), dated June 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14633
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
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.
Kansas; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14632
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1711-DR), dated July 2, 2007, and related determinations.
Notice of Meeting of The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC)
Document Number: E7-14495
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (popularly known as ``COACH'') will meet on August 16, 2007 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Application for Exportation of Articles Under Special Bond
Document Number: E7-14494
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Exportation of Articles Under Special Bond. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (72 FR 15892) on April 3, 2007, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit
Document Number: E7-14493
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Transportation Entry and Manifest of Goods Subject to CBP Inspection and Permit. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (72 FR 15893) on April 3, 2007, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: E7-14401
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``East Coast Boat Racing Club power boat race'', a marine event to be held over the waters of the Chesapeake Bay adjacent to Cape Charles, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Cape Charles Beach, Cape Charles, Virginia during the event.
Technical Correction: Voluntary Reliquidation of Deemed Liquidated Entries
Document Number: E7-14406
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by making technical corrections to Sec. 173.3, which provides for voluntary reliquidations. These technical corrections conform Sec. 173.3 to 19 U.S.C. 1501, as amended by section 2107 of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, which permits Customs and Border Protection to voluntarily reliquidate entries that are deemed liquidated by operation of law.
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14348
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
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), datedJuly 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Kansas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14347
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1711-DR), datedJuly 2, 2007, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14345
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-1710-DR), datedJuly 2, 2007, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-14344
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
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; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
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), datedJune 29, 2007, and related determinations.
Kansas; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-14342
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1699-DR), dated May 6, 2007, and related determinations.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 07-3615
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
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).
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 07-3614
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
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).
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-14297
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Easton, MD, to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, and certification of seamen serving in the U. S. merchant marine. Both meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association Full Moon Races, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: E7-14265
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association (BBYRA) Full Moon Races, which will temporarily limit the movement of non-participant vessels in Biscayne Bay in 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 designated representative. This regulation is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event to participants, marine spectators and recreational and professional mariner traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: E7-14261
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I-95) Bridge, mile 103.8, across Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill, Maryland. This deviation allows the new drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on July 23, 2007 until and including January 25, 2008, to facilitate testing and commissioning for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project.
Security Zones; Escorted Vessels in the Captain of the Port Jacksonville Zone
Document Number: E7-14207
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing security zones around any vessel escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL. No vessel or person is allowed within 100-yards of an escorted vessel, while within the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Zone, Jacksonville, FL, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, FL or designated representative. Additionally, all vessels within 500 yards of an escorted vessel in the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL will be required to operate at a minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E7-14203
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Third Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled San Francisco Marathon, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the marathon.
Prohibited Items; New Enforcement Policy Regarding Lighters
Document Number: 07-3630
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is providing notice that, in accordance with section 530 of Public Law 109-295, TSA will not enforce the prohibition on bringing lighters onboard commercial aircraft. The effect of the new enforcement policy will be to allow passengers to carry a lighter onboard commercial aircraft. This action is being taken to enable Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to concentrate on more effectively confronting the threat of concealed explosives and improvised explosive devices being brought into the cabin of an aircraft.
National Protection and Programs Directorate, National Communications System Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Shared Resources High Frequency Radio Station Data Form
Document Number: E7-14144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites comments from the general public and other federal agencies on an information collection requirement that will be submitted to OMB as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106).
National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Grants and Training for Comments on a New Information Collection Request (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants Program); Submission for Review; New Information Collection Request
Document Number: E7-14142
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: 1670NEW. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2006 pages Volume 71, Number 205, Page 62273, allowing for OMB review and a 60-day public comment period. No comments have been received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Grants and Training, Assistance to Firefighters Program Office; Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB review; Comment Request on a Reinstating Collection (Application for Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG))
Document Number: E7-14141
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2006, Vol 71, Page 62273 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this existing information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. 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 DHS will use. This collection was previously referenced as 3067-0285. The number of collection has been corrected to 1660-0054.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Intertek USA as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-14137
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Intertek USA, 1000 Port Carteret Drive, Carteret, New Jersey 07008, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific tests or gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labs scientificsvcs/organdoperations.xml.
Re-Approval of Inspectorate America as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E7-14136
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America, 8367 Paris Avenue, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70814, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity for gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger services this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labs scientific svcs/organdoperations.xml.
Homeporting of Four National Security Cutters at Alameda, CA; Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E7-14125
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Commissioning and Homeporting of four National Security Cutters (NSCs) at Coast Guard Island (CGI), Alameda, California. The EA tiers from the USCG's Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) Program. The purpose of the proposed action is to replace the four existing 378-foot High Endurance Cutters (WHECs), currently homeported at CGI, with the NSCs. The USCG proposes to replace the WHECs on a one-for-one replacement schedule starting in 2007/2008 and continuing one per year until 2010/ 2011. Availability: Electronic copies of the Final EA and FONSI are available from the Docket Management Facility at the U.S. Department of Transportation's Web site at http://dms.dot.gov using the Coast Guard's docket number USCG-2006-26298.