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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Lockport, IL; Repair and Maintenance
Document Number: E8-11441
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
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 Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railroad Drawbridge, across the Illinois Waterway, Mile 290.1, at Lockport, Illinois. The deviation is necessary for the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation unless 1 hour advance notice is given. This deviation allows the bridge owner time to perform necessary repairs to the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA, Schedule Change
Document Number: E8-11439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the drawbridge operation regulation for the Spokane Street Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 0.3, in Seattle, Washington, by establishing two daily closed draw periods Monday through Friday. The change is necessary to help alleviate roadway traffic and will do so by preventing traffic stoppages on either side of the bridge during high volume traffic periods. Large vessels would be exempted from the closed draw periods.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Thames River, New London, CT
Document Number: E8-11437
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Amtrak Bridge, mile 3.0, across the Thames River at New London, Connecticut. While this temporary deviation is in effect, the bridge may remain in the closed position for sixteen days and operate on a temporary operating schedule for ten days.
Safety Zones: Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: E8-11408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of safety zones for annual events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone. This proposed rule consolidates current regulations establishing safety zones for annual fireworks events in the former Captain of the Port Toledo Zone and the former Captain of the Port Detroit 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: E8-11405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the proposed change to the regulations that govern the operation of the Centerville Turnpike (SR 170) Bridge, at AIWW mile 15.2, across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, Virginia. The requested change would have allowed the bridge to open on signal every hour on the half hour from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., year round. The withdrawal is based on further investigation indicating that this change would not improve the schedule for both roadway and waterway users.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-360, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11387
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-290B, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0001, 1625-0013, and 1625-0096
Document Number: E8-11361
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding three Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0001, Marine Casualty Information & Periodic Chemical Drug and Alcohol Testing of Commercial Vessel Personnel; (2) 1625-0013, Plan Approval and Records for Load Lines, and (3) 1625-0096, Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge; and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activity. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0028, 1625-0034, and 1625-0043
Document Number: E8-11231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
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) 1625-0028, Course Approvals for Merchant Marine Training Schools; (2) 1625-0034, Ships' Stores Certification for Hazardous Materials Aboard Ships, and (3) 1625-0043, Ports and Waterways SafetyTitle 33 CFR Subchapter P. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Implementation of Vessel Security Officer Training and Certification Requirements-International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended
Document Number: E8-11225
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations to implement the vessel security officer training and certification amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, and the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code. These amendments incorporate the training and qualification requirements for vessel security officers into the requirements for the credentialing of United States merchant mariners. The vessel security officer requirements would apply to all vessels subject to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, under current regulations. This includes all seagoing vessels, as defined in 46 CFR 15.1101, to mean self-propelled vessels engaged in commercial service that operate beyond the Boundary Line established by 46 CFR Part 7, except those vessels which have been determined to be otherwise exempt from STCW as per 46 CFR 15.103(e) and (f).
Security Zone; Escorted Vessels in Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: E8-11141
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone around any vessel being escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL. This action is necessary to ensure the safe transit of escorted vessels as well as the safety and security of personnel and port facilities. No vessel or person is allowed inside the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, FL or a designated representative.
Firework Events; Great Lake Annual Firework Events
Document Number: E8-11139
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for various fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This 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.
Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Tech Clearinghouse Program
Document Number: E8-11083
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on new data collection forms for the Tech Clearinghouse program: Consent Form, Entrance Form, Structured Assessment Case 1, Structured Assessment Case 2, Structured Assessment Case 3, Structured Assessment Case 4, and Exit Form. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to establish a Technology Clearinghouse to encourage and support innovative technical solutions to enhance homeland security and the mission of the Department (Pub. L. 107-296, Section 313). This requirement responds to long-standing requests by the first responder community to create a resource for information and technology that would assist them in support of their mission. In order to assess the current version of the DHS Tech Clearinghouse, a National Online Electronic Assessment (NOEA) will be administered. 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).
State and Local Training Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-11079
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the renewal of the charter of the State and Local Training Advisory Committee (SALTAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center's performance of its duties in providing law enforcement training to state, local and tribal law professionals. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Name of Committee: State and Local Training Advisory Committee.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-400, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11050
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-730, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-11049
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Assistance Program Under the 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001
Document Number: E8-10936
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The 9/11 Heroes Stamp Act of 2001 directed the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal stamp and distribute the proceeds through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the families of emergency relief personnel killed or permanently disabled while serving in the line of duty in connection with the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. In response, FEMA issued interim regulations that governed the distribution of those funds. Now that all funds have been distributed and all appeals resolved, FEMA is issuing this Final rule to remove the interim regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-10933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-16
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.
Use of Digital Flood Data
Document Number: E8-10932
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Section 107 of the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 requires that geospatial digital flood hazard data distributed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), or its designee, or the printed products derived from that data, be interchangeable and legally equivalent for the determination of the location of 1-in-100-year and 1-in-500-year floodplains, provided that all other geospatial data shown on the printed product meets or exceeds any accuracy standard promulgated by FEMA. This is required for the purposes of flood insurance and floodplain management activities conducted pursuant to the National Flood Insurance Program under the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The FEMA Mitigation Directorate has developed a policy to implement this requirement. The policy states: To which FEMA products it applies; that ``printed products'' refers to both printed paper products produced by FEMA and by others; and that the horizontal location of the special flood hazard area on new products is defined by geographic coordinates.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-10931
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-16
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).
Security Zone; Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
Document Number: E8-10921
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Portland Rose Festival Security Zone on the Willamette River from 1 a.m. on June 4, 2008 until 10 a.m. June 10, 2008. This action is necessary for the security of public vessels on a portion of the Willamette River during the fleet week of the Rose Festival. This security zone provides for the regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of the moored public vessels. During the enforcement period, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designee.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Manatee, FL; Marcus Hook, PA; Rochester, NY; and Greenville, MS
Document Number: E8-10910
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of Manatee, FL; Marcus Hook, PA; Rochester, NY; and Greenville, MS.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET)
Document Number: E8-10897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
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 United States Coast Guard's Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET) system. 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, intelligence and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-10896
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard is updating and re-issuing a legacy system of records, Department of Transportation DOT/CG 642 System of Records Notice known as Joint Maritime Information Element, JMIE, Support System, JSS. This system of records will be replaced by DHS/USCG-061 Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET).
Privacy Act of 1974; General Information Technology Access Account Records System
Document Number: E8-10895
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to update a system of records in its inventory. The Department of Homeland Security is updating the General Information Technology Access Account Records System system of records notice to include four new routine uses and to add to the categories of records covered by the system. The first new routine use will allow for information sharing with federal agencies such as the Office of Personnel Management, the Merit Systems Protection Board, Office of Management and Budget, Federal Labor Relations Authority, Government Accountability Office, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission when information is requested in the performance of those agencies' official duties. The second routine use will allow for the routine sharing of business information outside of the Department for official purposes. This includes the sharing of business contact information to contacts outside of the Department. The third routine use allows for sharing for the purpose of investigating an alleged or proven act of identity fraud or theft. The fourth routine use allows sharing of information to regulatory and oversight bodies, including auditors, who are responsible for ensuring appropriate use of government resources. The categories of records in the system have been updated to clarify that the information used to access DHS networks is logged and recorded, specifically user IDs, date and time of access, and the internet protocol (IP) address of the computer used to access the network. Further added to the categories of records are the names of senders and receivers of email on DHS networks.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Record
Document Number: E8-10894
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard is publishing this notice of system of records entitled the Law Enforcement Information Data Base (LEIDB)/Pathfinder. A proposed rulemaking is also published in this issue of the Federal Register in which the Department proposes to exempt portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. Due to urgent homeland security and law enforcement mission needs, LEIDB is currently in limited operation. Recognizing that USCG is publishing a notice of system of records for an existing system, USCG will carefully consider public comments, apply appropriate revisions, and republish the LEIDB notice of system of records within 180 days of receipt of comments. Additionally, a Privacy Impact Assessment will be posted on the Department's privacy Web site. (See http://www.dhs.gov/privacy and follow the link to ``Privacy Impact Assessments'').
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Law Enforcement Information Database (LEIDB)/Pathfinder
Document Number: E8-10893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the United States Coast Guard's Law Enforcement Information Data Base (LEIDB)/ Pathfinder system. 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, intelligence and administrative enforcement requirements.
National Protection and Programs Directorate; Submission for Review: Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Private Sector Clearance Program (CIKR PSCP) 1670-NEW
Document Number: E8-10892
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public and other federal agencies the opportunity to comment on new information collection request 1670NEW, Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources Private Sector Clearance Program (CIKR PSCP) Clearance Request. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), DHS is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2007, at 72 FR 65757 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this existing information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions: The Office of Intelligence and Analysis Enterprise Records System
Document Number: E8-10891
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary; Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is concurrently establishing a new system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 [5 U.S.C. 552a], as amended, to cover records maintained by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. These records were previously covered by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Operations Center Database [DHS/IAIP-001], last published in full text on April 18, 2005 [70 FR 20156]. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to exempt this new system of records, entitled the Office of Intelligence and Analysis Enterprise Records System (ERS) [DHS/IA-001], from subsections (c)(3), (d), (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (H), and (I) and (f) of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(k). As explained in the proposed rule, the exemption is necessary to avoid interference with the intelligence, counterterrorism, and other homeland security responsibilities, and any related law enforcement functions of the Department of Homeland Security and its Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Public comment is invited.
Privacy Act; Office of Intelligence and Analysis Enterprise Records System
Document Number: E8-10888
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security gives notice that it proposes to add a new system of records to its inventory of record systems, namely the Office of Intelligence & Analysis Enterprise Records System (ERS). Some of the records that were previously maintained in the Homeland Security Operations Center Database (DHS/IAIP-001), the system of records notice for which was last published in full text on April 18, 2005 (70 FR 20156), will now be part of the ERS. This notice does not rescind, revoke, or supersede the HSOC system of records notice insofar as other components of DHS maintain records within that system of records, under their respective authorities.
Missouri; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-10878
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
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-1742-DR), dated February 5, 2008, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-10876
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
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-1752-DR), dated May 5, 2008, and related determinations.
Missouri; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-10873
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
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-1748-DR), dated March 12, 2008, and related determinations.
Missouri; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-10872
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
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-1749-DR), dated March 19, 2008, and related determinations.
Arkansas; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-10871
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-1751-DR), dated March 26, 2008, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-10870
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
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.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-10869
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-10868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
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.
Notice of Enforcement of Regulation
Document Number: E8-10804
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Weymouth 4th of July fireworks event. This action is to ensure the safety of life and protection of property during the fireworks event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Boston.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Smith Creek at Wilmington, NC
Document Number: E8-10801
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of the S117-S133 Bridge, at mile 1.5, across Smith Creek at Wilmington, NC. This proposal would allow that the draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
Establishment of a Genealogy Program
Document Number: E8-10651
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This rule establishes a fee-for-service Genealogy Program within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to streamline and improve the process for acquiring historical records of deceased individuals. Currently, USCIS processes such requests through its Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA) program, thereby adding unnecessary delays to the process. USCIS expects that this Genealogy Program will ensure a timely response to requests for genealogical and historical records and will relieve USCIS' FOIA/PA program of requests that do not require FOIA/PA expertise. It will put researchers in touch with the correct staff persons within USCIS, and it will create a dedicated queue for genealogists and other researchers seeking access to historical records.
Safety Zones: Northeast Gateway, Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA
Document Number: 08-1267
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is re-establishing two temporary safety zones of 500 meter radii around the primary components, two independent submerged turret-loading buoys, of Excelerate Energy's Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, and its accompanying systems. The purpose of these temporary safety zones is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with deepwater port facilities. All vessels, with the exception of deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from entering into or moving within either of the safety zones.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Guam Visa Waiver Agreement
Document Number: E8-10805
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Guam Visa Waiver Agreement (Form I-760). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Charles River, Boston, MA, Larry Kessler 5K Run
Document Number: E8-10709
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Craigie Bridge across the Charles River at mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for one hour during a public event, the 2008 Larry Kessler 5K Run. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Charles River, Boston, MA, Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Document Number: E8-10708
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Craigie Bridge across the Charles River at mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for two hours to facilitate a public event, the Boston Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event.
Crewmember Identification Documents
Document Number: E8-10707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to require each crewmember on a foreign commercial vessel en route to a U.S. port or place of destination or at a U.S. port or place, or on a U.S. commercial vessel coming from a foreign port or place of departure to a U.S. port or place of destination, to carry and present upon demand an acceptable identification when in U.S. navigable waters. The vessel operator would also be required to ensure that crewmembers comply with this requirement. This proposed rule would implement a Maritime Transportation Security Act mandate and help ensure that we can authoritatively identify crewmembers on vessels in U.S. waters.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: E8-10706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the boundaries of three anchorage grounds in Upper New York Bay adjacent to Ellis and Liberty Islands. This proposed action is necessary due to the proposed increase in size of the Safety and Security Zones surrounding Ellis and Liberty Islands.
Security Zone: HOVENSA Refinery, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: E8-10697
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule for a security zone in the vicinity of the HOVENSA refinery facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, which makes a slight change to the current boundary established by an interim rule. The security zone is needed for national security reasons to protect the public and the HOVENSA facility from potential subversive acts. This rule excludes entry into the security zone by all vessels without permission of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain San Juan (COTP) or a scheduled arrival in accordance with the Notice of Arrival requirements of 33 CFR part 160, subpart C.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-10597
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security