Department of Homeland Security April 8, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: E8-7451
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
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. The notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2008. Due to a publication error, the description of the Project Areas was inadvertently omitted from the April 3 publication. For clarification purposes, this document is a republication of the April 3 document including the omitted description of the Project Areas.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: E8-7450
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
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. The notice of determination was published in the Federal Register on April 3, 2008. Due to a publication error, the Project Area description was inadvertently omitted from the April 3 publication. For clarification purposes, this document is a republication of the April 3 document including the omitted Project Area description.
Extending Period of Optional Practical Training by 17 Months for F-1 Nonimmigrant Students With STEM Degrees and Expanding Cap-Gap Relief for All F-1 Students With Pending H-1B Petitions
Document Number: E8-7427
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Currently, foreign students in F-1 nonimmigrant status who have been enrolled on a full-time basis for at least one full academic year in a college, university, conservatory, or seminary certified by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE's) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) are eligible for 12 months of optional practical training (OPT) to work for a U.S. employer in a job directly related to the student's major area of study. This interim final rule extends the maximum period of OPT from 12 months to 29 months for F-1 students who have completed a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree and accept employment with employers enrolled in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS') E-Verify employment verification program. This interim rule requires F-1 students with an approved OPT extension to report changes in the student's name or address and changes in the employer's name or address as well as periodically verify the accuracy of this reporting information. The rule also requires the employers of F-1 students with an extension of post-completion OPT authorization to report to the student's designated school official (DSO) within 48 hours after the OPT student has been terminated from, or otherwise leaves, his or her employment with that employer prior to end of the authorized period of OPT. This rule also ameliorates the so-called ``cap-gap'' problem by extending the authorized period of stay for all F-1 students who have a properly filed H-1B petition and change of status request (filed under the cap for the next fiscal year) pending with USCIS. If USCIS approves the H-1B petition, the students will have an extension that enables them to remain in the United States until the requested start date indicated in the H-1B petition takes effect. This interim final rule also implements a programmatic change to allow students to apply for OPT within 60 days of concluding their studies.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-7387
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). NBSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters related to recreational boating safety.
Safety Zone; Colorado River, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-7385
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Bluewater Resort and Casino American Powerboat Association (APBA) National Tour/Regional Championship. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designation representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL, Quad City Marathon
Document Number: E8-7382
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
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 Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, Mile 482.9, Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary as the drawbridge is part of the annual route for the Quad City Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL, Quad Cities Heart Walk
Document Number: E8-7381
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
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 Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, Mile 482.9, Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary as the drawbridge is part of the annual route for the Quad Cities Heart Walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to navigation position during that event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA, Event-Grand Opening Celebration
Document Number: E8-7380
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to celebrate the completion of the newly refurbished drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form AR-11, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7342
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7341
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-7290
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). This Committee advises the Coast Guard on matters related to the training, qualification, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine.
Committee Management; Notice of Committee Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-7277
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the renewal of the charter of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Department of Homeland Security's performance of its duties. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Name of Committee: Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0015
Document Number: E8-7266
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) and Analysis to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0015, Bridge Permit Application Guide (BPAG). Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0032, 1625-0037, 1625-0041, and 1625-0042.
Document Number: E8-7264
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0032, Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements Under Title 46 U.S. Code; (2) 1625-0037, Certificates of Compliance, Boiler/Pressure Vessel Repairs, Cargo Gear Records, and Shipping Papers; (3) 1625-0041, Various International Agreement Pollution Prevention Certificates and Documents, and Equivalency Certificates; and (4) 1625-0042, Requirements for Lightering of Oil and Hazardous Material Cargoes. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0018
Document Number: E8-7247
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) and Analysis to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0018, Official Logbook. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0044, 1625-0045, and 1625-0060
Document Number: E8-7246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0044, Outer Continental Shelf Activities Title 33 CFR Subchapter N; (2) 1625-0045, Adequacy Certification for Reception Facilities and Advance Notice33 CFR part 158; and (3) 1625- 0060, Vapor Control Systems for Facilities and Tank Vessels. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.