Department of Homeland Security April 3, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-6913
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-6912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-6911
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
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: E8-6910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1 percent annual- chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-6909
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
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).
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E8-6908
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
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.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers; Write-Your-Own Arrangement
Document Number: E8-6898
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule amends portions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Insurance Administration, Financial Assistance/ Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement) between Write-Your-Own Companies (WYO Companies) and FEMA. The rule makes technical changes intended to assist WYO Companies by recognizing each party's duties under the Arrangement and amends the way FEMA communicates changes to the Unallocated Loss Adjustment Expenses (ULAE) compensation rate to WYO Companies.
Safety Zones: Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: E8-6896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of safety zones for annual events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This proposed rule consolidates current regulations establishing safety zones for annual fireworks events in the former Captain of the Port Cleveland Zone and the former Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. In addition, it adds events not previously published in Coast Guard regulations. These safety zones are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays or other events.
Safety Zone; Red Bull Air Race; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-6892
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, CA in support of the Red Bull Air Race. The safety zone would be necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, participants in the event, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-6877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees on boats and associated equipment, prevention through people, and recreational boating safety strategic planning will meet to discuss various issues relating to recreational boating safety. All meetings will be open to the public.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E8-6845
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
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 April 1, 2008, the interest rates for overpayments will be 5 percent for corporations and 6 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 6 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Designation of an Enhanced Driver's License and Identity Document Issued by the State of Washington as a Travel Document Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Document Number: E8-6819
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security is designating enhanced driver's licenses and identity documents (EDL) issued by the State of Washington as acceptable documents to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry upon implementation of Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. U.S. citizens possessing these EDLs will be permitted to present the EDL as an acceptable document under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative when entering the United States from Canada and Mexico at land and sea ports of entry.
Documents Required for Travelers Departing From or Arriving in the United States at Sea and Land Ports-of-Entry From Within the Western Hemisphere
Document Number: E8-6725
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of State
This rule finalizes the second phase of a joint Department of Homeland Security and Department of State plan, known as the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, to implement new documentation requirements for U.S. citizens and certain nonimmigrant aliens entering the United States. This final rule details the documents U.S. citizens\1\ and nonimmigrant citizens of Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico will be required to present when entering the United States from within the Western Hemisphere at sea and land ports-of-entry.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 08-1096
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border of the United States.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 08-1095
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border of the United States.