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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-17352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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: E7-17346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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).
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-17341
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-17340
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the annual U.S. Navy and City of San Francisco sponsored Fleet Week Parade of Navy Ships and Blue Angels Flight Demonstration to be held on October 4, 2007, through October 7, 2007. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: E7-17337
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Cambridge Offshore Challenge,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, Maryland. 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 the Choptank River during the event.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-17319
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
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).
Texas; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-17318
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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.
Texas; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-17317
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Texas (FEMA-3277-EM), dated August 18, 2007, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-17316
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Nebraska (FEMA-1714-DR), dated July 24, 2007 and related determinations.
Missouri; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-17315
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Missouri (FEMA-1708-DR), dated June 11, 2007, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-17314
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Nebraska (FEMA-1706-DR), dated June 6, 2007, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17200
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: E7-17146
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-30
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 Rio Vista Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct required maintenance of the drawspan. This deviation allows for a 4-hour notice for openings.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: E7-17145
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has recertified the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council for the period covering September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2008. Under the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight Act of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of a regional citizens' advisory council for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by the statute.
Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzards Bay, MA; Navigable Waterways Within the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: E7-16844
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard revises the regulations governing the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) in First Coast Guard District waters to require that certain tank vessels and tug/barge combinations transiting Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, be accompanied by escort tugs and pilots operating under a properly endorsed Federal pilot's license. The Coast Guard establishes a Vessel Movement Reporting System (VMRS) for Buzzards Bay, and requires mandatory participation in the VMRS by vessels subject to the Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge VHF Radiotelephone regulations, including tug/barge combinations. The purpose of this rule is to reduce the likelihood of an incident that might result in a collision, allision, or grounding and the aftermath discharge or release of oil or hazardous material into the navigable waters of the United States.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17083
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
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. This collection was modified during the 60-day comment period to change the annual burden hours from ten to twelve. This change will capture the increase in burden hour and cost to respondents. Title: Approval and Coordination of Requirements to use the NETC for Extracurricular Training Activities. OMB Number: 1660-0029. Abstract: The National Emergency Training Center (NETC) is a FEMA facility, which houses all FEMA employees in headquarters, regions, field establishments, and other individuals and organizations authorized to use the facility, which provides training and educational programs in emergency response, preparedness, fire prevention and control, disaster response, and long-term disaster recovery. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government, Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms, and Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time per Respondent: FEMA Form75-10, 6 minutes and FEMA Form 75-11, 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12 minutes. 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 September 28, 2007.
Vessel Documentation: Lease Financing for Vessels Engaged in the Coastwise Trade
Document Number: E7-17075
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In the final rule with this same title published October 18, 2006, we noted that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had not approved a collection-of-information associated with the amendments by Sec. Sec. 68.65, 68.70, 68.75, 68.100, 68.107, and 68.109, to the collection-of-information requirements for vessel owners and charterers applying to engage in the coastwise trade under the lease financing provisions of 46 U.S.C. 12119 (formerly 46 U.S.C. 12106(e)). OMB has since approved that collection-of-information and the portions of the rule with these requirements are effective August 29, 2007.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-17031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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, SGS North America Inc., 925 Corn Products Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78409, 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/ labsscientificsvcs/organdoperations.xml.
Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; New Information Collection Request for Support of TechSolutions New Account Request Data Form, New Capability Gap Data Form, and Feedback Data Form
Document Number: E7-17027
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) TechSolutions program is responsible for providing information, technology, and training to the first responder community. The TechSolutions program will use web-based technology to collect submitter and capability gap information. DHS is soliciting public comment on the New Account Request Data (DHS Form 10015), New Capability Gap Data (DHS Form 10011), and Feedback Data (DHS Form 10012) forms and instructions (hereinafter ``Forms Package'') designed to collect submitter and capability gap information from first responders (federal, state, local, and tribal police, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Service) through the TechSolutions Web site. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Safety Zone: Labor Day Celebration Fireworks, Village Beach Fishing Pier, Hog Island Channel, Island Park, NY
Document Number: E7-16933
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Labor Day Celebration Fireworks off Village Beach Fishing Pier, Island Park, NY. The safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime community from the hazards posed by the fireworks display. Entry into or movement within this safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound.
New MARPOL Annex I Pollution Prevention Regulations; Information and Compliance Policy
Document Number: E7-16725
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public about new requirements of revised Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78), their associated entry into force dates, and compliance requirements for U.S. vessels that are subject to the Convention.
Kansas; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-16773
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
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.
New York; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E7-16771
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
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-1692-DR), dated April 24, 2007 and related determinations.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAM) Mental Health Certification
Document Number: E7-16769
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of 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 June 20, 2007, 71 FR 70524. The collection involves the completion of a mental health certification by applicants for Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal positions.
Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI
Document Number: E7-16731
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary 500-yard moving security zone around the U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1 during transit within the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. The security zone is necessary to protect the SBX-1 from hazards associated with vessels and persons approaching too close during transit. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), NC
Document Number: E7-16727
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
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 Onslow Beach Swing Bridge, at AICW mile 240.7, in Camp Lejeune, NC. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 8 a.m. on September 11, 2007 until and including 8 a.m. on September 13, 2007, and from 8 a.m. on September 25, 2007 until and including 8 a.m. on September 27, 2007, to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Regulation on Agency Protests
Document Number: E7-16643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, 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 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is soliciting comments concerning a renewal to an existing collection, Regulation on Agency Protests.
Information Collection Authority Under Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR)
Document Number: E7-16642
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, 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 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is soliciting comments concerning an extension to an existing collection, Information collection authority under Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR).
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E7-16630
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the tow of the vessel from its berth at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, to a point on the Patapsco River near the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and return. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the event.
Special Local Regulation; Head of the Connecticut Regatta
Document Number: E7-16627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to change the special local regulations for the Head of the Connecticut Regatta by moving the regulated area of the race from the southern tip of Gildersleeve Island and Light Number 87 to the northern tip of Gildersleeve Island and Light Number 87. This regulation is needed to better protect race participants from recreational and commercial vessel traffic.
Advance Electronic Transmission of Passenger and Crew Member Manifests for Commercial Aircraft and Vessels
Document Number: E7-15985
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This rule adopts as final, with the modifications set forth in this document, proposed amendments to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning electronic manifest transmission requirements relative to travelers (passengers, crew members, and, in some instances, non-crew members) onboard international commercial flights and voyages arriving in and departing from the United States. The rule is designed to enhance national security and the level of security provided under the regulations for the commercial air and sea travel industries, and consequently increase national security in general. The rule also implements the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which requires that electronic manifest information for passengers onboard commercial aircraft arriving in and departing from the United States, and passengers and crew onboard arriving and departing commercial vessels (with certain exceptions), be vetted by DHS against a government-established and maintained terrorist watch list prior to departure of the aircraft or vessel. Under this final rule, there are three options for air carriers to transmit manifest data for aircraft departing from or en route to the United States: Transmission of passenger manifests in batch form by an interactive method no later than 30 minutes prior to the securing of the aircraft doors (APIS 30); transmission of individual passenger manifest information as each passenger checks in for the flight, up to, but no later than, the time the flight crew secures the aircraft doors (APIS interactive Quick Query or AQQ); and transmission of passenger manifests in batch form by a non-interactive method no later than 30 minutes prior to the securing of the aircraft doors (APIS 30 ``non- interactive''). For sea travel, CBP will require vessel carriers to transmit passenger and crew manifests for vessels departing from the United States no later than 60 minutes prior to departure. For vessels departing from foreign ports destined to arrive at a U.S. port, CBP is retaining the current requirement to transmit passenger and crew arrival manifest data at least 24 hours and up to 96 hours prior to the vessel's entry at the U.S. port of arrival.
Privacy Act of 1974; Customs and Border Protection Advanced Passenger Information System Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-15976
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) gives notice that it is establishing a new system of records for collecting certain biographical information on all passenger and crew members who arrive in or depart from, or transit through (and crew that over fly) the United States on a covered air or vessel carrier, and, in the case of crew members, those who continue domestically on a foreign air or vessel carrier. The system of records is the Advance Passenger Information System. Previously, this information was maintained within the Treasury Enforcement Communications System and was covered by a system of records notice published for the Treasury Enforcement Communications System. CBP is publishing a new system of records notice in order to permit the traveling public greater access to individual information and a more complete understanding of how and where information pertaining to them is collected and maintained.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Advanced Passenger Information System
Document Number: E7-15966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the Advance Passenger Information System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. This notice is a republication of the Treasury Department exemption regulation (title 31, Code of Federal Regulations, part 1) which previously covered the Advanced Passenger Information System as part of the Treasury Enforcement Communications System.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records; Secure Flight Records
Document Number: E7-15964
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is establishing one new system of records, DHS/TSA 019, under the Privacy Act of 1974, known as ``Secure Flight Records,'' for a passenger screening program known as Secure Flight. The Secure Flight program implements a mandate of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) (Pub. L. 108-458, 118 Stat. 3638, Dec. 17, 2004) and is consistent with TSA's authority under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). Section 4012(a)(1) of the IRTPA requires TSA to assume from air carriers the comparison of passenger information for domestic flights to the consolidated and integrated terrorist watch list maintained by the Federal Government. Further, section 4012(a)(2) of IRTPA similarly requires the DHS to compare passenger information for international flights to and from the United States against the consolidated and integrated terrorist watch list before departure of such flights.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Secure Flight Records
Document Number: E7-15963
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is proposing to amend the Transportation Security regulations to exempt a new system of records from several provisions of the Privacy Act. Secure Flight Records (DHS/TSA 019) will include records used as a part of a passenger watch list matching program known as Secure Flight. The Secure Flight program implements a mandate of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) (Pub. L. 108-458, 118 Stat. 3638, Dec. 17, 2004) and is consistent with TSA's authority under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). Section 4012(a)(1) of the IRTPA requires TSA to assume from air carriers the comparison of passenger information for domestic flights to the consolidated and integrated terrorist watch list maintained by the Federal Government. Further, Section 4012(a)(2) of IRTPA similarly requires the DHS to compare passenger information for international flights to and from the United States against the consolidated and integrated terrorist watch list before departure of such flights. Under the Secure Flight program, TSA would assume the current watch list matching function to the No Fly and Selectee from aircraft operators. TSA is proposing exemptions for DHS/TSA 019 to the extent necessary to protect the integrity of investigatory information that may be included in the system of records.
Secure Flight Program
Document Number: E7-15960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assume from aircraft operators the function of conducting pre-flight comparisons of airline passenger information to Federal Government watch lists for international and domestic flights. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently developing the Secure Flight program and issuing this rulemaking to implement this congressional mandate. This rule proposes to allow TSA to begin implementation of the Secure Flight program, under which TSA would receive passenger and certain non-traveler information, conduct watch list matching against the No Fly and Selectee portions of the Federal Government's consolidated terrorist watch list, and transmit boarding pass printing instructions back to aircraft operators. TSA would do so in a consistent and accurate manner while minimizing false matches and protecting privacy information. Also in this volume of the Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is publishing a final rule to implement pre- departure advance passenger and crew manifest requirements for international flights and voyages departing from or arriving into the United States, using CBP's Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). These rules are related. We propose that, when the Secure Flight rule becomes final, aircraft operators would submit passenger information to DHS through a single DHS portal for both the Secure Flight and APIS programs. This would allow DHS to integrate the watch list matching component of APIS into Secure Flight, resulting in one DHS system responsible for watch list matching for all aviation passengers.
Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)
Document Number: E7-16602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) executed an Interagency Agreement (IAA) establishing a pilot grant program called the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP). DHAP is a temporary housing rental assistance and case management program for identified individuals and households displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Under the IAA, HUD acts as the servicing agency of the DHAP. Monthly rental assistance payments under the DHAP will commence November 1, 2007. Case management services will begin on or after September 1, 2007.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ouachita River, LA
Document Number: E7-16493
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the U.S. 165 Bridge, Mile 110.1, Columbia, Louisiana across the Ouachita River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 8 a.m., August 6, 2007 until its removal from the waterway on August 31, 2007. The deviation is necessary in order to prepare the bridge for demolition.
Security Zone; M/V Odyssey III, Global Air Chiefs Conference, Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC
Document Number: E7-16479
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in certain waters of the Upper Potomac River surrounding the motor vessel Odyssey III, a 230-foot passenger vessel. This action is necessary in order to ensure the security of high-ranking public officials and safeguard the public at large against terrorist acts or incidents during activities associated with a dinner cruise held in conjunction with the Global Air Chiefs Conference, in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2007. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore, Maryland, or his designated representative.
Privacy Act of 1974; US-VISIT; Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS) System of Records
Document Number: E7-16473
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Us-Visit, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is republishing the Privacy Act system of records notice (SORN) for the Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS) in order to expand its authority and capability to serve additional programs that require information on individuals throughout the immigrant and non-immigrant pre-entry, entry, status management, and exit processes. These changes include the addition of a routine use to allow for sharing of information with the intelligence community in support of the DHS mission to protect the United States from potential terrorist activities; the addition of a routine use for cases of identity theft; clarification on the sources of data in ADIS, potentially including foreign governments; and a reduction of the retention period for ADIS data.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions
Document Number: E7-16461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a revised and updated system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS). In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Application Process for Replacing Forms I-551 Without an Expiration Date
Document Number: E7-16311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues Permanent Resident Cards (Forms I-551) to lawful permanent residents to serve as evidence of immigration status, registration, identity, and employment authorization, and as an entry document upon return from a trip outside of the United States. Currently, there are numerous lawful permanent residents who possess cards without expiration dates. USCIS intends to terminate the validity of such Forms I-551. This rule proposes to establish a 120-day period for lawful permanent residents who have Forms I-551 that do not bear expiration dates to apply for replacement cards. This rule also proposes to amend USCIS regulations to remove references to outdated application procedures for Forms I- 551. The application process proposed by this rule will enable USCIS to issue more secure Forms I-551 to affected aliens, update cardholder information, conduct background checks, and electronically store applicants' biometric information that can be used for biometric comparison and authentication purposes consistent with the goals of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002. In addition, USCIS proposes to notify the public of the termination date for Forms I-551 without expiration dates by a subsequent Notice published in the Federal Register. This rule also proposes to correct the title and edition date of the ``Application to Replace Lawful Permanent Resident Card,'' Form I-90.
Modification and Extension of the Post-Entry Amendment Processing Test
Document Number: E7-16415
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces a modification of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Post-Entry Amendment Processing test. The test allows the amendment of entry summaries prior to liquidation. The modification to the test requires the filer of a post-entry amendment to submit an individual amendment letter no later than 20 days prior to the scheduled liquidation date for the subject entry summary. This document also sets forth that CBP is terminating the supplemental information letter policy so that the post-entry amendment procedure will be the only procedure for submitting post summary adjustments on entry summaries prior to liquidation. Except for the modification set forth in this document, the test procedure is the same as that set forth in previously published Federal Register notices. The document also announces that the test is being extended for another year.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Quinnipiac River, New Haven, CT
Document Number: E7-16399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Ferry Street Bridge, across the Quinnipiac River, mile 0.7, at New Haven, Connecticut. This notice of proposed rulemaking allows the bridge owner to keep one of the two moveable bascule spans in the closed position at all times from September 28, 2007 through April 30, 2008. This temporary rule is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Extension of the Designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status; Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Salvadoran TPS Beneficiaries
Document Number: E7-16092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for 18 months to March 9, 2009, from its current expiration date of September 9, 2007. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of El Salvador (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) with TPS to re-register and to apply for an extension of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for the additional 18-month period. Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of El Salvador and whose application has been granted or remains pending. Certain nationals of El Salvador (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registrants, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes that re- registrants may not receive a new EAD until after their current EAD expires on September 9, 2007. Accordingly, this Notice automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of El Salvador for 6 months, through March 9, 2008, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended. New EADs with the March 9, 2009 expiration date will be issued to eligible TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for an EAD.
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE); Expansion of Processes Supported in the ACE Truck Manifest System
Document Number: E7-16343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This document announces that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has expanded the processes that are supported in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Truck Manifest System. Previously, CBP did not possess the capability for the electronic release of cargo off the manifest for certain release types. Now, through the collection of cargo information through ACE, electronic release of the cargo can be accommodated for the following release types: General Note 1 Exemptions as provided in General Note 3(e) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States; Free of Duty (CBP Form 7523); Unaccompanied Goods (CBP Form 3299); and Free Returned U.S. Goods (CBP Form 3311).
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-16286
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Maine; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E7-16281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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 Maine (FEMA-1716-DR), dated August 8, 2007, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E7-16280
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-20
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.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E7-16279
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-20
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.