Department of Homeland Security September 30, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement Acts of 2006 and 2008
Document Number: E8-23008
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which were published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-43 to implement the duty-free provisions of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (``HOPE I'') Act of 2006. The regulatory amendments adopted as a final rule in this document include changes necessitated by enactment of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (``HOPE II'') Act of 2008.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of System of Records
Document Number: E8-23006
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act system of records notice, Treasury/CS.054 Confidential Statements of Employment and Financial Interests (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), from its inventory of record systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the Office of Government Ethics, OGE/GOVT-2 Executive Branch Confidential Financial Disclosure Reports (68 FR 24722 May 8, 2003), which is written to cover all confidential statements of employment and financial interests record systems submitted by Federal Government employees.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-23005
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act system of records notices, Treasury/CS.001 Acceptable Level of Competence, Negative Determination (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001) and Treasury/CS.286 Electronic Job Application Processing System (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), from its inventory of records systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the Office of Personnel Management, OPM/GOVT-5 Recruiting, Examining, and Placement Records (71 FR 35351 June 19, 2006) which is written to cover all Federal recruiting, examining, and placement activities.
Privacy Act of 1974; Consolidation of Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-23004
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 consolidate the following Privacy Act system of records notices, FEMA/IG-1 General Investigative Files (55 FR 37182 September 7, 1990), into the existing Department of Homeland Security-wide system of records notice titled DHS/OIG-002 Office of Inspector General (OIG) Investigations Data Management System (IDMS) (70 FR 58448 October 6, 2005).
Privacy Act of 1974; Consolidation of Department of Homeland Security Training Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-23003
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 consolidate the following Privacy Act system of records notices, Treasury/CS.238 Training and Career Individual Development Plans (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.239 Training Records (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), FEMA/NETC-1 Student Application and Registration Records (55 FR 37182 September 7, 1990), FEMA/NETC-2 Emergency Management Training Program Home Study Courses (55 FR 37182 September 7, 1990), FEMA/NETC-4 Associate Faculty Tracking System (55 FR 37182 September 7, 1990), Treasury/FLETC. 002 FLETC Trainee Records (66 FR 43955 August 21, 2001), and USSS.009 Training Information System (66 FR 45362 August 28, 2001), into the existing Department of Homeland Security-wide system of records notice titled DHS/ALL-003 Department of Homeland Security General Training Records (71 FR 26767 May 8, 2006). Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to add a routine use to the existing Department of Homeland Security-wide system of records notice titled DHS/ALL-003 Department of Homeland Security General Training Records (71 FR 26767 May 8, 2006). The routine use is to providing training records to employers to the extent necessary to obtain information pertinent to the individual's fitness and qualifications for training and to provide training status.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of System of Records
Document Number: E8-23002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act system of records notice Treasury/CS.190 Personnel Case File (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001) and partially retire sections of USSS.002 Chief Counsel Record System (66 FR 45362 August 28, 2001) relating to equal employment opportunities from its inventory of record systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC/ GOVT-1 (67 FR 49338 July 30, 2002), which is written to cover all Federal equal employment opportunity programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of System of Records
Document Number: E8-23001
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act system of records notice Treasury/CS.190 Personnel Case File (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001) and partially retire sections of USSS.002 Chief Counsel Record System (66 FR 45362 August 28, 2001) relating to equal employment opportunities from its inventory of record systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC/ GOVT-1 (67 FR 49338 July 30, 2002), which is written to cover all Federal equal employment opportunity programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of System of Records
Document Number: E8-23000
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act systems of records notice, FEMA/OC-1 Travel and Transportation Accounting (55 FR 37182 September 7, 1990), from its inventory of record systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the General Services Administration, GSA/GOVT- 4 (Contracted Travel Service Program (50 FR 20294 April 15, 1985), which is written to cover all Federal travel service programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of System of Records
Document Number: E8-22999
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act system of records notice, DOE-33 Personnel Medical Records System (60 FR 33510 June 28, 1995), from its inventory of record systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the Office of Personnel Management, OPM/GOV-10 Employee Medical File System Records (71 FR 35360 June 19, 2006), which is written to cover all Federal employee medical file records.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-22998
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act system of records notices Justice/INS-026 Hiring Tracking Systems (HITS) (66 FR 46816 September 7, 2001), Justice/INS- 034 Human Resources File Manager System (67 FR 56585 September 4, 2002), Treasury/CS.009 Acting Customs Inspector (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.083 Employee Relations Case Files (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.105 Former Employees (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.109 Handicapped Employee File (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.162 Organization (Customs) and Automated Position Management System (COAPMS) (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.163 Outside Employment Requests (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.193 Operating Personnel Folder Files (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), Treasury/CS.196 Preclearance Costs (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), and Treasury/CS.208 Restoration of Forfeited Annual Leave Cases (66 FR 52984 October 18, 2001), from its inventory of record systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the Office of Personnel Management, OPM/GOVT-1 General Personnel Records (71 FR 35342 June 19, 2006), which is written to cover all general Federal Government personnel records.
State and Local Training Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-22997
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
The State and Local Training Advisory Committee (SALTAC) will meet on October 16, 2008, on St. Simons Island, GA. The meeting will be open to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of System of Records
Document Number: E8-22996
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 retire the following Privacy Act system of records notice, Treasury/CS.123 Injury Notice (66 FR 52984, October 18, 2001), from its inventory of record systems and rely upon the Government-wide system of records notice issued by the Department of Labor, DOL/GOVT-1 ESA, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Federal Employees Compensation Act File (67 FR 49338, July 30, 2002), which is written to cover all Federal workers' compensation programs.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-22981
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
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.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E8-22953
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
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.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-22951
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
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.
Arkansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-22950
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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 Arkansas (FEMA-1793-DR), dated September 18, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-22949
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1792-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-22948
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1786-DR), dated September 2, 2008, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-22947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
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-1787-DR), dated September 5, 2008, and related determinations.
Proposed Modernization of the Coast Guard; Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E8-22934
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for Coast Guard modernization. Based on the PEA's analysis and the mitigation plan committed to in the PEA, the Coast Guard determined that an environmental impact statement is not required, and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued for the proposed action. Availability: Electronic copies of the Final PEA and FONSI, as well as comments received on the Draft PEA and FONSI, are available from the Federal Docket Management Facility at Internet Web site address: http:/ /www.regulations.gov using the docket number USCG-2008-0991.
Security Zone; Coast Guard Base San Juan, San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico
Document Number: E8-22890
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone in the vicinity of the Coast Guard Base in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The security zone is needed for national security reasons to protect the public and the Coast Guard base from potential subversive acts. The proposed rule would exclude entry into the security zone by all vessels and personnel without permission of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-22836
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Honolulu, Prince William Sound, Southeast Alaska, and Western Alaska that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than February 12, 2009.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Information Database (LEIDB)/Pathfinder
Document Number: E8-22613
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
On May 15, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security originally published the SORN and associated proposed rulemaking for the United States Coast Guard Law Enforcement Information Data Base (LEIDB/Pathfinder) (DHS/USCG-062) in the Federal Register. The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of an existing system of records entitled the USCG LEIDB/Pathfinder from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the LEIDB/Pathfinder system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: E8-22612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security is re-publishing this system of records notice (SORN) entitled the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Information Data Base (LEIDB)/Pathfinder. On May 15, 2008, DHS originally published the SORN and associated proposed rulemaking (DHS/USCG-062) in the Federal Register. DHS received no comments on the system of records notice and proposed rulemaking. Accordingly, DHS is republishing this SORN as final. A final rulemaking is also published in this issue of the Federal Register in which the Department exempts portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET)
Document Number: E8-22606
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
On May 15, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security originally published the SORN and associated proposed rulemaking for the Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET) (DHS/USCG-061) in the Federal Register. The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a new system of records entitled the ``United States Coast Guard's Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET)'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the MAGNET system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Privacy Act; Office of Intelligence and Analysis Enterprise Records System
Document Number: E8-22603
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a new system of records entitled the ``Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Enterprise Records System (ERS)'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the ERS system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.