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

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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-18948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Reinstatement and Revision of a Previously Approved Form
Document Number: E7-18943
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From Guatemala
Document Number: 07-4748
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Guatemala which were imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-81 and extended by T.D. 02-56. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this second extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 97-81 contains the Designated List of archaeological material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
Area Maritime Security Committee, New Orleans; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-18886
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, New Orleans. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, New Orleans, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; John H. Kerr Reservoir, Clarksville, VA
Document Number: E7-18883
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the ``Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the John H. Kerr Reservoir adjacent to Clarksville, 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 in portions of the John H. Kerr Reservoir adjacent to Clarksville, Virginia during the power boat race.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: E7-18881
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
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 SR 23 bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This temporary rule is issued to facilitate movement of vehicular traffic for the New Orleans Open House 2007 Air Show, to be held at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base at Belle Chasse, Louisiana.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Back River, Poquoson, VA
Document Number: E7-18855
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races'', a marine event to be held October 14, 2007 on the waters of the Back River, Poquoson, 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 temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Back River during the event.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Request for Public Comments Concerning Proposed Construction and Operation of Tactical Infrastructure for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol San Diego Sector
Document Number: E7-18830
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify and assess the potential impacts associated with a proposal to construct and operate approximately four miles of tactical infrastructure and supporting patrol roads along the U.S./Mexico international border south of and adjacent to Otay Mountain Wilderness area in San Diego County, California (the Proposed Action). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to further CBP's ability to gain effective control of the border by denying pedestrian and other access in this high priority section of the Office of Border Patrol's (OBP's) San Diego Sector. CBP is the decision-making agency for this Proposed Action. Notice is hereby given that the public scoping process has been initiated to prepare an EIS that will address the impacts and alternatives of the Proposed Action. The purpose of the scoping process is to solicit public comment regarding the range of issues, including potential impacts and alternatives that should be addressed in the EIS.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Request for Public Comments Concerning Proposed Construction and Operation of Tactical Infrastructure for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley (Texas) Sector
Document Number: E7-18829
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., (NEPA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify and assess the potential impacts associated with a proposal to construct and operate tactical infrastructure along approximately 70 miles of the international border between the United States and Mexico within the Office of Border Patrol's (OBP's) Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas (the Proposed Action). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to further CBP's ability to gain effective control of the border by denying pedestrian and other access in high priority sections of OBP's Rio Grande Valley Sector. CBP is the decision-making agency for the Proposed Action. Notice is hereby given that the public scoping process has been initiated to prepare an EIS that will address the impacts and alternatives of the Proposed Action. The purpose of the scoping process is to solicit public comments regarding the range of issues, including potential impacts and alternatives that should be addressed in the EIS.
Security Zone; Hawaii Superferry Arrival/Departure, Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, HI
Document Number: E7-18783
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document corrects a typographical error in a U.S. Code section number and corrects a reference to an access road on the jetty south of Nawiliwili Park in a temporary final rule entitled ``Security Zone; Hawaii Super Ferry Arrival/Departure, Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, Hawaii'' that was published September 5, 2007, in the Federal Register.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-18625
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
North Dakota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18624
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Dakota (FEMA-1726-DR), dated September 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18623
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 proposed revised information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the long-term evaluation form used to evaluate all National Fire Academy (NFA) resident training.
Shipping; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E7-18433
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard shipping regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Interpretive Rule Concerning Classification of Unisex Footwear
Document Number: E7-18588
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document adopts as final, with minor changes, a proposed interpretive rule regarding the criteria to be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to determine whether footwear is considered to be ``commonly worn by both sexes'' (unisex) for tariff classification purposes under Heading 6403 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') that was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2006. The rates of duty applicable to footwear ``For other persons'' (i.e., ``unisex'') are about 1.5 percent higher than the rates of duty applicable to footwear ``For men, youths and boys.'' The criteria set forth in this document will promote uniformity in the classification of subject footwear, thereby ensuring that proper duties are collected.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE): National Customs Automation Program Test of Automated Truck Manifest for Truck Carrier Accounts; Deployment Schedule
Document Number: E7-18527
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is currently conducting a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning the transmission of automated truck manifest data. This document announces the final group, or cluster, of ports to be deployed for this test.
Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Specification and TWIC Contactless Smart Card Application
Document Number: 07-4649
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Department of Homeland Security, through the U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), announces the availability of the working specification for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) biometric readers and the TWIC contactless smart card application. This specification is based on recommendations to the Coast Guard and TSA from the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC); comments from the public following publication of the NMSAC recommendations and request for comment; and, the government's review of the NMSAC recommendations and comments received. The working specification is available to review at www.tsa.gov/twic and at http://dms.dot.gov in docket USCG-2007-27415.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Pinellas County, FL
Document Number: E7-18403
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Welch Causeway/Tom Stuart (SR 666) Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 122.8, at Madeira Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. This deviation is necessary to expedite repairs to the Welch Causeway Bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open a single-leaf only with double-leaf openings available upon three hours notice to the bridge tender.
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18400
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
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.
Ohio; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18399
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-1720-DR), dated August 27, 2007, and related determinations.
North Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-18398
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
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-1726-DR), dated September 7, 2007, and related determinations.
North Dakota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-18396
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
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-1725-DR), dated September 7, 2007, and related determinations.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material from Mali
Document Number: 07-4659
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect both continuing and new import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Mali. Import restrictions that were previously imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-80 and extended by T.D. 02-55, that are due to expire on September 19, 2007, are extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for the extension of import restrictions that previously existed and for amending the agreement so that it applies also to material from archaeological sites throughout Mali, including those of the Paleolithic Era (Stone Age), necessitating additional subcategories of stone objects in the Designated List. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect until September 19, 2012, and title 19 of the CBP regulations is being amended to reflect this amended bilateral agreement. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the 1970 Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. This document also contains the amended Designated List of Archaeological Material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply, including the additional subcategories of stone objects.
Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization and Related Documentation for Liberians Provided Deferred Enforced Departure
Document Number: 07-4645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This notice announces an 18-month automatic extension of employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents for Liberians (and persons without nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who have been provided Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) in accordance with the Memorandum from President George W. Bush, to Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, dated September 12, 2007. In addition, this notice informs the affected Liberians and their employers, or prospective employers, that a copy of this notice presented in conjunction with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) expiring on September 30, 2007, that was previously issued to the person as a beneficiary of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), may be accepted as evidence of a covered individual's continued employment authorization through March 31, 2009. This notice further informs Liberians covered by DED and their employers how they may determine which EADs are automatically extended. Finally, this notice provides instructions for those Liberians who have been provided DED and who would like to apply for permission to travel outside the United States during the 18-month DED period.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest, NJ
Document Number: E7-18354
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Sunset Lake Hydrofest on Sunset Lake from 8:30 a.m. September 29, 2007 through 5:30 p.m. September 30, 2007. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. During the enforcement period, vessel traffic will be restricted in portions of Sunset Lake during the event.
Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: E7-18306
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing the February 2007 interim rule, which updated rates for pilotage service on the Great Lakes by increasing rates an average of 22.62% across all three pilotage districts over the last ratemaking that was completed in April 2006. Annual reviews of pilotage rates are required by law to ensure that sufficient revenues are generated to cover the annual projected allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and returns on investment of the pilot associations.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: E7-18304
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92-463), the Secretary of Homeland Security has renewed the charter for the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) for 2 years from August 17, 2007, until August 17, 2009. CTAC is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770). This Committee advises the Coast Guard on safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels and barges in U.S. ports and waterways.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: E7-18302
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Hamilton Avenue Bridge, mile 1.2, across the Gowanus Canal at Brooklyn, New York. This proposed rule would allow the bridge owner to require a four-hour notice for bridge openings from November 5, 2007 to January 15, 2009. This rule is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-18300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). NOSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters affecting the offshore industry.
Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States
Document Number: E7-18121
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to require the pilot of any private aircraft arriving in the United States from a foreign port or location or departing the United States for a foreign port or location to transmit to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) an advance electronic transmission of information regarding each individual traveling onboard the aircraft. This NPRM also proposes to add data elements to the existing notice of arrival requirements and proposes a new notice of departure requirement. The notice of arrival and notice of departure information would be required to be submitted to CBP through an approved electronic data interchange system in the same transmission as the corresponding arrival or departure manifest information. Under the NPRM, this data must be received by CBP no later than 60 minutes before an arriving private aircraft departs from a foreign location and no later than 60 minutes before a private aircraft departs a United States airport or location for a foreign port or place. Finally, this NPRM proposes to clarify landing rights procedures and departure clearance procedures as well as expressly setting forth CBP's authority to restrict aircraft from landing in the United States based on security and/or risk assessments; or, based on those assessments, to specifically designate and limit the airports from where aircraft may land or depart.
Ohio; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18292
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Ohio (FEMA-1720-DR), dated August 27, 2007, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-18291
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
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: E7-18290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
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).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18289
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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: FEMA Public Assistance Program Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey. OMB Number: 1660-NW32. Abstract: The purpose of the proposed survey is to measure FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) program performances and achievements against customer service standards of Executive Order 12862 of September 11, 1993, as well as Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) objectivities. Survey results are used to gauge satisfaction levels of PA customers, and make improvements to disaster services that focus on customer satisfaction and program effectiveness. Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; Federal Government; and State, local or tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 2,500 for survey; 20 for focus group.* Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.3 hours per survey; 6 hours per focus group.* Estimated Total Annual Time Burden: 870 hours.* Annual Frequency of Response: 1.
Texas; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18277
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-1719-DR), dated August 26, 2007, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-18260
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
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).
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18244
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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.
New York; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18243
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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-1724-DR), dated August 31, 2007, and related determinations.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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.
Ohio; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18241
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-1720-DR), dated August 27, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18240
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 proposed continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the adequacy of two forms FEMA uses to gather certain information about the floodplain management activities of communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The forms are used to gather information about a community's floodplain management regulations, administrative and enforcement procedures, flood insurance studies, and basic information pertaining to names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals responsible for a community's floodplain management program.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18239
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-1717-DR), dated August 23, 2007, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-18238
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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-1723-DR), dated August 31, 2007, and related determinations.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-18237
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-1719-DR), dated August 26, 2007, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-18236
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
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.
New York; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-18235
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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 New York (FEMA-1724-DR), dated August 31, 2007, and related determinations.
Training and Service Requirements for Merchant Marine Officers
Document Number: E7-18191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to make administrative changes to the requirements for merchant mariner training and service. The proposed regulation would remove the expiration date of the radar-observer endorsement from the merchant mariner's license, allow for an apprentice mate of towing vessels to reduce sea-service time for mate (pilot) of towing vessels by completing additional approved training, and would provide an alternate path to mate (pilot) of towing vessels for master of steam or motor vessels not more than 200 gross register tons. These changes are intended to eliminate confusion and clarify training and service requirements.
New Classification for Victims of Criminal Activity; Eligibility for “U” Nonimmigrant Status
Document Number: E7-17807
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This interim rule amends Department of Homeland Security regulations to establish the requirements and procedures for aliens seeking U nonimmigrant status. The U nonimmigrant classification is available to alien victims of certain criminal activity who assist government officials in investigating or prosecuting such criminal activity. The purpose of the U nonimmigrant classification is to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute such crimes as domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking in persons, while offering protection to alien crime victims in keeping with the humanitarian interests of the United States. This interim rule outlines the eligibility and application requirements for the U nonimmigrant classification and the benefits and limitations relating to those granted U nonimmigrant status. This interim rule also amends existing regulations to include U nonimmigrants among the nonimmigrant status holders able to seek a waiver of documentary requirements to gain admission to the United States, and to permit nonimmigrants to change status to that of a U nonimmigrant where applicable. This rule also establishes a filing fee for U nonimmigrant petitions. Aliens who have been granted interim relief from USCIS are encouraged to file for U nonimmigrant status within 180 days of the effective date of this interim rule. USCIS will no longer issue interim relief upon the effective date of this rule; however, if the alien has properly filed a petition for U nonimmigrant status, but USCIS has not yet adjudicated that petition, interim relief will be extended until USCIS completes its adjudication of the petition.
NAFTA: Merchandise Processing Fee Exemption and Technical Corrections
Document Number: 07-4551
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to clarify that, in order to claim the exemption from the merchandise processing fee (MPF) for merchandise that is considered ``originating'' and qualifies to be marked as products of Canada or Mexico under the provisions of the NAFTA, an importer is subject to the same declaration requirement that is established for obtaining NAFTA duty preference, even if the merchandise is unconditionally free. In addition, this document amends the regulations to clarify that a Certificate of Origin is not required for a commercial importation for which the total value of originating goods does not exceed $2,500. Lastly, this document remedies two incorrect addresses and an incorrect Code of Federal Regulations citation, and incorporates non-substantive amendments to certain sections in the regulations to reflect the nomenclature changes effected by the transfer of CBP to the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of certain offices in CBP pursuant to the ``Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006'' (or the ``Safe Port Act''), as well as certain other minor editorial changes.