Department of Homeland Security June 12, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-13210
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
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: E8-13209
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
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: E8-13208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
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.
Arkansas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-13207
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
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-1758-DR), dated May 20, 2008, and related determinations.
Iowa; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-13206
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Iowa (FEMA-1763-DR), dated May 27, 2008, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-13205
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA-1754-DR), dated May 9, 2008, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-13204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
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-1765-DR), dated May 30, 2008, and related determinations.
Articles Assembled Abroad: Operations Incidental to the Assembly Process
Document Number: E8-13203
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) in order to remove a provision that draws a distinction between preservative and decorative painting for purposes of the partial duty exemption under subheading 9802.00.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). The change is made to conform the CBP Regulations with the holding of a court decision in which the regulatory distinction between preservative and decorative painting was found to be invalid.
Ohio; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-13202
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Ohio (FEMA-3286-EM), dated April 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-13201
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
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 Nebraska (FEMA-1765-DR), dated May 30, 2008, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-13199
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
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: E8-13192
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
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.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-13191
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
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).
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E8-13145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This proposed regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA.
Safety Zone: Patchogue Bay, Patchogue, NY
Document Number: E8-13143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for the Patchogue Grand Prix, a power boat race on Patchogue Bay off of Patchogue, New York on August 22, 23, and 24, 2008, and each year thereafter on dates and times specified in a Federal Register notice. The safety zone would provide for safety of navigation of the maritime public viewing and transiting near the power boat race in order to protect the maritime community from the hazards inherent with a power boat race, namely, a collision and loss of control of the vessels participating in this event. Entry into this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone: Parexel Fireworks Display
Document Number: E8-13137
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is creating a temporary safety zone for the Parexel Fireworks display to be held on June 23, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. The zone temporarily closes all waters of Boston Harbor within a three hundred (300) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located in Boston Harbor at approximate position 42[deg]21[min]26[sec] N., 071[deg]2[min]38[sec] W. The safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. Entry into this zone is prohibited during the closure period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Boston.