Department of Homeland Security August 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Protection and Programs Directorate; Submission for Review: Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System; (C/ACAMS) Functional Survey, 1670-NEW
Document Number: E8-18294
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-08
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 1670-NEW, Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System (C/ACAMS) Functional Survey. 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 June 5, 2008 at 73 FR 32037 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Safety Zones: Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: E8-18095
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for annual events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This 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.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers, Availability of FY2008 and FY2009 Arrangements
Document Number: E8-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Each year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by the Write-Your-Own (WYO) program Financial Assistance/ Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement) to notify the private insurance companies (Companies) and to make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0010
Document Number: E8-18180
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0010, Defect/ Noncompliance Report and Campaign Update Report. Our ICR describes 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0081 and 1625-0083
Document Number: E8-18178
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
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 two Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program, and (2) 1625-0083, Operational Measures for Existing Tank Vessels Without Double Hulls. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York, NY
Document Number: E8-18175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the bridges across the Harlem River at New York City, New York. This proposed rule would revise the drawbridge operation regulations removing redundant language and requirements that are no longer necessary.
Container Seals on Maritime Cargo
Document Number: E8-18174
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
This document brings attention to the existing statutory requirement by which all maritime containers in transit to the United States are required to be sealed with a seal meeting the ISO/PAS 17712 standard and specifies the date on which the requirement shall take effect.
Application for Recertification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-18123
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC) for the period September 1, 2008, through August 31, 2009. Under the Oil Terminal and 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. The current certification for CIRCAC will expire August 31, 2008.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; St. Leonard Creek, Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD
Document Number: E8-18096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``War of 1812 North American Grand Tactical'', a marine event to be held September 21, 2008 on the waters of St. Leonard Creek and Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of St. Leonard Creek and the Patuxent River during the event.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E8-18078
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the dates and is reinstating a temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-639, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-18087
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Printing of Coast Guard Light Lists
Document Number: E8-18084
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard publishes Light List Volumes 1-4 and 6-7 annually; with Volume 5 being published biennially. In order to adjust to a new printing cycle, the Coast Guard will not publish the 2008 editions of the Light Lists as required by 33 CFR 72.05-1 (50 FR 50904), except for Light List Volume 5 (Mississippi River System). The Coast Guard is changing the publication cycle of the Light List so that annual editions are available early in each calendar year. Since the printing of the 2007 editions occurred in November 2007, they will remain effective for approximately 14 months.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-18081
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
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 NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge may remain in the closed position for 42 days to facilitate bridge lift cable maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate necessary bridge maintenance.
Special Local Regulation; Chris Craft Silver Cup Regatta, St. Clair River, Algonac, MI
Document Number: E8-18080
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for an area on the St. Clair River, Algonac, Michigan. This temporary special local regulation is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the St. Clair River during the Chris Craft Silver Cup Regatta. This temporary special local regulation is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with boat race operations.
Safety Zone, 2008 Personal Watercraft Challenge, Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: E8-18079
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Ocean offshore from Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the 2008 Personal Watercraft Challenge. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from entering waters within the zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami, Florida, or a designated representative. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States and protect participants, spectators, and mariner traffic from potential hazards associated with the event.
Safety Zone; Fireworks, Beverly, MA
Document Number: E8-18076
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is creating a temporary safety zone for a fireworks event being held in Beverly, Massachusetts. This safety zone will last for the limited duration of the fireworks. The zone is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-17993
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the FEMA Public Assistance Program Customer Satisfaction Survey results to measure program performance.
United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-17968
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-51 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco.
Electronic Payment and Refund of Quarterly Harbor Maintenance Fees
Document Number: E8-17967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by prescribing alternative procedures by which payers of the quarterly harbor maintenance fee (HMF) may submit their payments or refund requests to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronically via an Internet account established by the payer and located at http://www.pay.gov. CBP will continue to accept quarterly HMF payments or refund requests via mail. It is also proposed to clarify the regulations to state that each HMF quarterly payment, whether paper or electronic, must be accompanied by a CBP Form 349 (HMF Quarterly Summary Report). The changes proposed in this document are intended to provide the trade with expanded electronic payment/refund options for quarterly HMFs and to modernize and enhance CBP's port use fee collection efforts.
National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program
Document Number: E8-17755
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Minerals Management Service, in concert with representatives from various State governments, industry, environmental interest groups, and the general public, developed the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines to reflect the consensus agreement of the entire oil spill response community. This notice announces the PREP 5- year exercise cycle, 2009 through 2013, and requests comments from the public, and requests volunteers from industry to participate in the scheduled PREP Area exercises. The new schedule adjustment from 3 years to 5 years was created to align with the Department of Homeland Security's National Exercise 5-year Schedule.
New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines
Document Number: E8-17720
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the 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 April 16, 2008, 73 FR 20700. This collection provides TSA critical facility and annual product through-put information from owners/operators of the nation's largest pipelines, and is necessitated by the requirements set forth in the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.
Petitions for Reconsideration of Action in Rulemaking Proceeding
Document Number: Z8-17276
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Intent to Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: On-Boarding Information for New Hire Candidates
Document Number: Z8-16543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
Missouri; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-17692
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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-1773-DR), dated June 25, 2008, and related determinations.
Missouri; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-17691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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-1773-DR), dated June 25, 2008, and related determinations.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-17690
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-1768-DR), dated June 14, 2008, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-17688
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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-1779-DR), dated July 18, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-17686
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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 Texas (FEMA-1780-DR), dated July 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-17685
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Illinois (FEMA-1771-DR), dated June 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 14 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-17682
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-1768-DR), dated June 14, 2008, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-17681
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
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).
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Card
Document Number: E8-17646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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 the 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 May 9, 2008, 73 FR 26404. TSA uses a customer comment card to collect passenger comments including complaints, compliments, and suggestions at airports.
Planning Guidance for Protection and Recovery Following Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents
Document Number: E8-17645
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing final guidance entitled, ``Planning Guidance for Protection and Recovery Following Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents'' (the Guidance). This Guidance is intended for Federal agencies, State and local governments, emergency management officials, and the general public who should find it useful in developing plans for responding to an RDD or IND incident. The Guidance recommends ``protective action guides'' (PAGs) to support decisions about actions that should be taken to protect the public and emergency workers when responding to or recovering from an RDD or IND incident. The Guidance outlines a process to implement the recommendations, discusses existing operational guidelines that should be useful in the implementation of the PAGs and other response actions, and encourages federal, state and local emergency response officials to use these guidelines to develop specific operational plans and response protocols for protection of emergency workers responding to catastrophic incidents involving high levels of radiation and/or radioactive contamination.
National Protection and Programs Directorate; Submission for Review: CAPTAP Train the Trainer Survey 1670-NEW
Document Number: E8-17644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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 1670-NEW, CAPTAP Train the Trainer Survey. 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.
Safety Zone; Seafair Fireworks, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: E8-17618
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Lake Washington, WA during Seattle's Seafair Fireworks show. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of recreational and commercial boaters in the area during the fireworks show on August 2nd, 2008. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Science and Technology Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Tech Clearinghouse Program
Document Number: E8-17617
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-01
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). Previously, a 60-day Notice for public comment was published on May 19, 2008.
Safety Zone; Bollotta & Associates USS Midway Fireworks Display; San Diego Harbor, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-17608
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the Bollotta & Associates USS Midway Fireworks Display. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and 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 designated representative.