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

Missouri; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20078
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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.
New Hampshire; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20077
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Hampshire (FEMA-1782-DR), dated August 11, 2008, and related determinations.
Iowa; Amendment No. 18 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20076
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 16 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20075
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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.
Vermont; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-20074
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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 Vermont (FEMA-1784-DR), dated August 15, 2008, and related determinations.
New Mexico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-20072
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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 New Mexico (FEMA-1783-DR), dated August 14, 2008, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-20071
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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 New Hampshire (FEMA-1782-DR), dated August 11, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20070
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1780-DR), dated July 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Iowa; Amendment No. 16 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20069
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
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.
Management Costs
Document Number: E8-19983
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Management Cost Interim Rule implemented the management cost provisions in section 324 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is reopening the public comment period on its Management Cost Interim Rule. FEMA is taking this action to solicit data from grantees and subgrantees to use in reevaluating the fixed management cost rates established in the rule.
Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-20016
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet on September 17, 2008 in Las Vegas, NV. This meeting will be open to the public.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E8-19993
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
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 proving 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 will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Petaluma, CA
Document Number: E8-19991
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
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 ``D'' Street Drawbridge across the Petaluma River, mile 13.7, at Petaluma, CA. The deviation is necessary to conduct maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-19990
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Baltimore, Delaware Bay, Mobile, Lower Mississippi River, Ohio Valley, Pittsburgh, and San Diego that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than December 30, 2008.
Safety Zone: Christmas Holiday Boat Parade Fireworks Event, Appomattox River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: E8-19988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the Appomattox River in the vicinity of Hopewell, VA in support of the Christmas Holiday Boat Parade Fireworks Event. This action will protect the maritime public on the Appomattox River from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Iowa; Amendment No. 17 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-19984
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-400, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19959
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: E8-19894
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period for special local regulations during the ``Cambridge Offshore Challenge'', a marine event held annually on the waters of Choptank River near Cambridge, Maryland. Special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Choptank River during the event.
Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts
Document Number: E8-19891
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13 (as amended), 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is soliciting comments related to its request for extension of an existing information collection authority for the solicitation of proposal information for award of public contracts under Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR). DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on June 6, 2008 at 73 FR 32343, for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-131, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19856
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-646, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19854
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Date for the Port of Guam
Document Number: E8-19806
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
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 date for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Port of Guam.
Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium 2008: “Global Trade: Continuity Through Transition”
Document Number: E8-19781
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene its annual trade symposium, featuring panel discussions involving department personnel, members of the trade community and other government agencies, on the agency's role in international trade initiatives and programs. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.
National Customs Automation Program Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue
Document Number: E8-19780
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to conduct a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue (ESAR) capabilities. These new capabilities will include functionality specific to the filing and processing of formal consumption entries and informal entries. This entry summary processing will include Automated Broker Interface (ABI) Census Warning Overrides and issuance of certain CBP forms through the ACE Portal. Other new functionality will enhance Portal Account Management and allow for ACE Secure Data Portal reporting. In addition to announcing new functionality, this notice invites public comment concerning any aspect of the planned test, describes the eligibility, procedural, and documentation requirements for voluntary participation in the test, and outlines the development and evaluation methodology to be used in the test. This notice will be referred to as the ESAR II Notice.
Security Zone: Rocket Launch, NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), Wallops Island, VA
Document Number: E8-19739
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U. S. Coast Guard is establishing a security zone extending 12 nautical miles offshore from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0B launch complex for the launch of a large suborbital test rocket by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The NASA rocket launch is scheduled to occur between 2 a.m. and 4 p.m. on August 21, 2008, on Wallops Island, VA. If the launch is postponed because of inclement weather or technical difficulties, it will be attempted between 2 a.m. and 4 p.m. on each subsequent day after August 21, 2008, until the launch takes place or until 4 p.m. August 30, 2008. After August 30, 2008, the rule will no longer be in effect. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and to prevent terrorist acts or incidents on U.S. navigable waters during the rocket launch. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone.
Direct Mail Program for Submitting Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability To Adopt a Child From a Convention Country, and Form I-800, Petition To Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative
Document Number: E8-19723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expanding its Direct Mail Program to include Form I-800, Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, and Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country. Applicants must submit Forms I-800, I-800A, and all related supplements and forms to the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility located in Illinois, for initial processing. Applicants were previously required to file at a USCIS field office with jurisdiction over their place of current residence. The Direct Mail Program allows USCIS to process applications more efficiently by eliminating duplicative work, maximizing staff productivity, and introducing better information management tools.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-290B, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19698
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Public Meeting on Amendments to the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) Convention
Document Number: E8-19711
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will hold a public meeting on issues related to proposed amendments to the Convention of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO). Background documentation may be found on the Department of State's Web site: http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/cip/imso/.
Entry Requirements for Certain Softwood Lumber Products Exported From Any Country Into the United States
Document Number: E8-19641
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document sets forth interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that prescribe special entry requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported from any country into the United States. The softwood lumber and softwood lumber products subject to these interim entry requirements are those described in section 804(a) within Title VIII (Softwood Lumber Act of 2008 or ``the Act'') of the Tariff Act of 1930, as added by section 3301 of Title III, Subtitle D, of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246, enacted June 18, 2008). Within Title VIII, section 803 requires the President to establish and maintain an importer declaration program with respect to the importation of certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products and prescribes special entry requirements whereby importers must submit the export price, estimated export charge, if any, and an importer declaration with the entry summary. There are also new recordkeeping requirements applicable to certain imports of softwood lumber home packages and kits which are subject to declaration requirements, but which are not subject to the softwood lumber importer declaration program of section 803 of the Act. These interim amendments set forth the procedural and documentation requirements necessary to implement the entry requirements specified in the statute.
First Sale Declaration Requirement
Document Number: E8-19640
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document establishes an importer declaration requirement pursuant to section 15422(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to assist Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in gathering information for all goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on the transaction valuation of goods imported into the United States. Effective for a one-year period beginning August 20, 2008, all importers will be required to provide a declaration to CBP at the time of filing a consumption entry when, in a series of sequential sales, the transaction value of the imported merchandise is determined on the basis of the ``first or earlier sale'' of goodsthe first sale in which the goods are ``sold for exportation to the United States'' or any other sale earlier than the last sale prior to the introduction of the merchandise into the United States. CBP will then report the frequency of the use of the ``first sale'' rule and other associated data to the International Trade Commission (ITC) on a monthly basis.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19606
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-19605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. FEMA is revising this collection to include the increase in public assistance requests anticipated due to the increase in number and scope of disaster declarations.
Homeland Security Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-19557
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet via teleconference for purposes of reviewing and reporting to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security the ten most pressing strategic- level challenges that will confront the next Secretary of Homeland Security.
Safety Zone; American Music Festival; Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: E8-19533
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 420-foot radius safety zone on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA in support of the American Music Festival Fireworks event. This action is intended to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays by restricting vessel traffic movement in the vicinity of the event.
Special Local Regulation; U.S. Nationals Waterski Racing Championship; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-19532
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the U.S. Nationals Waterski Racing Championship special local regulation on Mission Bay from 8 a.m. on October 10, 2008 through 5 p.m. on October 12, 2008. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the special local regulation without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Oregon Symphony Celebration Fireworks Display, Portland, OR
Document Number: E8-19531
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the ``Oregon Symphony Celebration Fireworks Display safety zone on the Willamette River''; from 8:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. on August 28, 2008. This action is necessary to provide a safe display for the public and to keep them clear of the fall out area of the fireworks. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Portland or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Barnegat Bay, Seaside Heights, NJ
Document Number: E8-19530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of the S37 Bridge, at ICW mile 14.1, across Barnegat Bay at Seaside Heights, NJ. This proposal would allow the drawbridge to operate on an advance notice basis during specific times of the year. The proposed change would result in more efficient use of the bridge during months of infrequent transit.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-19527
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet in New Orleans to discuss various issues relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways. This meeting will be open to the public.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes
Document Number: E8-19525
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) which provides an assessment of the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed regulation of residue resulting from the shipping of dry cargo on the Great Lakes. We request your comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: E8-19524
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Nashville, TN, to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings will be open to the public.
Petitions for Aliens To Perform Nonagricultural Temporary Services or Labor (H-2B): Withdrawal of Proposed Rule
Document Number: E8-19322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is withdrawing the proposed rule, Petitions for Aliens to Perform Nonagricultural Temporary Services or Labor (H-2B), published on January 27, 2005, in the Federal Register at 70 FR 3984. The rule proposed significant changes to USCIS' regulations that were designed to increase the effectiveness of the H-2B nonimmigrant visa classification while providing protections for U.S. workers. The H-2B nonimmigrant visa classification applies to foreign workers to perform nonagricultural temporary labor or services. The proposed rule would have established a one-step petition process for U.S. employers seeking H-2B temporary workers eliminating the need for U.S. employers to apply for a labor certification from the Department of Labor (DOL); required electronic filing of the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I- 129, within 60 days in advance of the requested employment start date; eliminated the use of agents as H-2B petitioners; and, established new management mechanisms allowing USCIS to maintain the integrity of the program. In light of the public's comments, USCIS is no longer moving forward with the proposed rule as designed and will publish a new proposed rule for public comments.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: E8-19317
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Gilmerton (U.S. 13/460) Lift Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch) in Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs and allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation during the specified dates and times to facilitate structural repairs.
Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships
Document Number: E8-19307
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On April 29, 2008, we published a final rule entitled ``Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships'' (LRIT). In it we noted that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had not yet approved a collection of information, ``Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness via Electronic Transmission of Vessel Transit Data,'' associated with the LRIT rule. This document provides notice that on August 12, 2008, OMB approved the referenced collection of information associated with the LRIT final rule.
Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2B Nonimmigrants and Their Employers
Document Number: E8-19306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to amend its regulations affecting temporary non-agricultural workers within the H- 2B nonimmigrant classification and their U.S. employers. This proposed rule would modify current limitations with respect to petitions for unnamed H-2B workers and the period of time that an H-2B worker must remain outside the United States before he or she would be eligible to seek certain nonimmigrant status again. In addition, to better ensure the integrity of the H-2B program, this rule proposes to: Require employer attestations; preclude the imposition of fees by employers on prospective H-2B workers; require reimbursement of fees paid by H-2B workers to recruiters; preclude the change of the employment start date after the grant of the temporary labor certification; eliminate the process whereby H-2B petitions may be approved notwithstanding the absence of a valid temporary labor certification; require employer notifications when H-2B workers fail to show up for work, are terminated, or abscond from the worksite; require certain H-2B workers departing the United States to participate in a temporary worker visa exit pilot program; delegate authority to enforce the terms of the H-2B petition to the Secretary of Labor (in the event the Department and the Department of Labor (DOL) work out a mutually agreeable delegation of enforcement authority from the Department to DOL); and bar nationals of countries consistently refusing or unreasonably delaying repatriation of their nationals from obtaining H-2B status. This rule also proposes to change the definition of ``temporary employment'' to recognize that such employment could last up to three years. This proposed rule would encourage and facilitate the lawful employment of eligible foreign temporary non-agricultural workers, while continuing to safeguard the rights of workers.
Special Anchorage Area “A”, Boston Harbor, MA
Document Number: E8-19267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to increase the size of the Boston Inner Harbor Special Anchorage Area ``A'' at the entrance to Fort Point Channel in Boston Harbor, Boston, MA at the request of the Boston Harbormaster and the Boston Harbor Yacht Club. This action will provide additional anchorage space and provide a safe and secure anchorage for vessels of not more than 65 feet in length.
Regulated Navigation Area; Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterway EPA Superfund Cleanup Site, Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: E8-19211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to create a permanent regulated navigation area on a portion of the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways, Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington. This regulated navigation area would be used to preserve the integrity of a clean sediment cap placed over certain areas of the Thea Foss and Wheeler- Osgood Waterways as part of the remediation process of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Commencement Bay Nearshore/ Tideflats superfund cleanup site. This regulated navigation area would prohibit activities that would disturb the seabed, such as anchoring, dragging, trawling, spudding, or other activities that involve disrupting the integrity of the cap. It would not affect transit or navigation of the area.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-19179
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). NOSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters affecting the offshore industry.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-730, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-18954
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements
Document Number: E8-18791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations governing the stability of passenger vessels and the maximum number of passengers that may safely be permitted on board a vessel. The average American weighs significantly more than the assumed average weight per person utilized in current regulations, and the maximum number of persons permitted on a vessel is determined by several factors, including an assumed average weight for each passenger. Updating regulations to more accurately reflect today's average weight per person will maintain intended safety levels by taking this weight increase into account. The Coast Guard is also taking this opportunity to clarify and update intact stability and subdivision and damage stability regulations.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Fraud Detection and National Security Data System (FDNS-DS) System of Records
Document Number: E8-19034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is concurrently establishing a new system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 entitled the Technical Fraud Detection and National Security Data System (FDNS-DS). The USCIS has developed the Fraud Detection and National Security Data System (FDNS-DS), a case management system used to record, track, and manage immigration inquiries, investigative referrals, law enforcement requests, and case determinations involving benefit fraud, criminal activity, public safety and national security concerns. In this proposed rulemaking, 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.