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

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Texas; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-21673
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Texas (FEMA-3290-EM), dated August 29, 2008, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-21671
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-3291-EM), dated August 30, 2008, and related determinations.
Alabama; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-21670
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Alabama (FEMA-3292-EM), dated August 30, 2008, and related determinations.
Iowa; Amendment No. 20 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21668
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
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.
Missouri; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21667
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Missouri (FEMA-1773-DR), dated June 25, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21665
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
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), datedSeptember 2, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21663
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
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.
Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-21662
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Florida (FEMA-3293-EM), dated September 7, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-21661
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-3290-EM), dated August 29, 2008, and related determinations.
Iowa; Amendment No. 21 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21659
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Iowa (FEMA-1763-DR), dated May 27, 2008, and related determinations.
Missouri; Amendment No. 11 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21657
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
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.
Florida; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21648
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), datedAugust 24, 2008, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-21647
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
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-1787-DR), dated September 5, 2008, and related determinations.
Michigan; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-21646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Michigan (FEMA-1777-DR), dated July 14, 2008, and related determinations.
Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) and OPA 90 Limits of Liability (Vessels and Deepwater Ports)
Document Number: E8-21554
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the regulatory requirements, under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, for vessel operators (as defined in the rule) to establish and maintain evidence of financial responsibility. The amendments ensure that the amounts of financial responsibility that must be demonstrated by vessel operators are consistent with recent statutory increases, and future mandated increases, to the limits of liability under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The amendments also implement changes in the Coast Guard's administration of the certificate of financial responsibility program, and clarify the current rule.
Safety Zone; St. Croix Coral Reef Swim, Buck Island Channel, USVI
Document Number: E8-21555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the navigable waters of Buck Island Channel, St. Croix, USVI. This proposed regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of participants, marine spectators, and recreational and professional mariner traffic during the St. Croix Coral Reef Swim event. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within the waters where the event will be held unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: E8-21551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone upon specified waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a discharge barge located at National Harbor, in Prince Georges County, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Potomac River.
Safety Zone; Agat Bay and Outer Apra Harbor, GU
Document Number: E8-21549
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of Agat Bay and Outer Apra Harbor, Guam. The zone will encompass two distinct areas, each area bounded by a circle with a 300-meter radius on the surface and a 2750-meter radius underwater, centered at 13[deg]23[min]00[sec] N and 144[deg]35[min]00[sec] E (NAD 1983) and 13[deg]27[min]42[sec] N and 144[deg]38[min]30[sec] E (NAD 1983) respectively. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners who would otherwise transit or be within the affected area from possible safety hazards associated with an underwater detonation operation. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Hempstead, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-21361
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
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 Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel at mile 15.4, at Jones Beach, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may operate on a limited operating schedule for three months to facilitate the completion of bridge construction.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR, Schedule Change
Document Number: E8-21360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the drawbridge operation regulation for the Broadway and Burnside Bridges across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, in Portland, Oregon so that one-hour notice would be required from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and two-hour notice at all other times. The Broadway Bridge would be deleted as a point of contact for upstream vessels, leaving the Hawthorne Bridge as the point of contact for both upstream and downstream travel directions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Harlem River, New York City, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-21358
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
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 Triborough (125 Street) Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 1.3, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for four months to facilitate bridge maintenance. A three-week advance notice for openings will be available to allow vessel traffic that can not pass under the closed draw to transit.
Security of Aircraft and Safety of Passengers Departing From Airports From Venezuela to the United States
Document Number: E8-21224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This document informs the public that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is unable to determine whether international airports in Venezuela that serve as the last point of departure for non-stop flights to the United States maintain and carry out effective aviation security measures. Since the Government of Venezuela has refused multiple requests to allow assessments of its airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS can no longer verify the security of its airports. As authorized by statute, DHS is directing all U.S. and foreign air carriers (and their agents) providing service between the United States and Venezuelan airports, to provide notice to any passenger purchasing a ticket for transportation between the United States and these airports that DHS is unable to determine whether such airports maintain and carry out effective security measures. DHS is also requiring that similar notices be posted at U.S. airports.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-21218
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Hampton Roads, Morgan City, New Orleans, Upper Mississippi River, Miami, Key West, and St. Petersburg that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than January 13, 2009.
Revision to Direct Mail Program for Submitting Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
Document Number: E8-21083
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising its Direct Mail Program so that certain filings of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, will now be filed at a designated lockbox facility instead of a USCIS Service Center. However, if you are the spouse of an active member of the Armed Forces, this notice instructs you now to file your Form N-400 at the Nebraska Service Center (NSC), whether you are filing from within the U.S. or abroad. This notice does not change the filing location for Forms N-400 filed by active members or certain veterans of the Armed Forces who are eligible to apply for naturalization under sections 328 or 329 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act).
Safety Zone; Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E8-21223
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Milwaukee Harbor Safety Zone in Milwaukee Harbor from 8:30 p.m. through 8:45 p.m. on September 29, 2008. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from portions of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-21136
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
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 respondents forecasted to respond to this information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-21133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning FEMA's request for information from the licensee of a nuclear power plant that is needed in order to form a decision as to whether or not a condition of ``decline or fail'' exists at the state and local government level in the preparation of emergency planning responses.
National Fire Academy Board of Visitors
Document Number: E8-21127
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet on October 2-4, 2008.
Training and Service Requirements for Merchant Marine Officers
Document Number: E8-21118
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends certain regulations relating to mariner training and service. These regulatory changes remove the expiration date of the radar-observer endorsement from the merchant mariner's license, allow for an apprentice mate of towing vessels to reduce sea- service time for mate (pilot) of towing vessels by completing additional approved training, and provide an alternate path to mate (pilot) of towing vessels for master of steam or motor vessels of any tonnage that is 200 GRT or less. These changes are intended and expected to eliminate confusion and provide alternate training and service requirements for mate (pilot) of towing vessels.
Privacy Act of 1974; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bond Management Information System (BMIS) System of Records
Document Number: E8-21075
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and as part of the Department of Homeland Security's ongoing effort to review and update legacy system of record notices, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) proposes to republish a legacy record system titled Justice/INS.008, Bond Management Information System (63 FR 70159, Dec. 18, 1998) as an ICE system of records titled Bond Management Information System. Categories of individuals, categories of records, and the routine uses of this legacy system of records notice has been consolidated and updated to better reflect the agency's immigration bond administration and financial management records. This system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems. ICE is not claiming any Privacy Act exemptions for this system of records.
Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Valley International Airport, Harlingen, TX
Document Number: E8-20990
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-20825
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
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.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-20824
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
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).
New Mexico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20833
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Mexico (FEMA-1783-DR), dated August 14, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20832
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), dated August 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20831
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), dated August 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Iowa; Amendment No. 19 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20830
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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.
Florida; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-20829
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Florida (FEMA-3288-EM), dated August 21, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-20828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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 Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), dated August 24, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20827
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), dated August 24, 2008, and related determinations.
New Mexico; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20826
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Mexico (FEMA-1783-DR), dated August 14, 2008, and related determinations.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-20823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On June 20, 2008, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 73 FR 35114. The table provided here represents the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation, and communities affected for Plymouth County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses flooding source ``Atlantic Ocean.''
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-20822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-20821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On June 20, 2008, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 73 FR 35114. The table provided here represents the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation, and communities affected for Bristol County, Massachusetts (All Jurisdictions). Specifically, it addresses flooding source ``Buzzards Bay.''
California; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-20820
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of California (FEMA-3287-EM), dated June 28, 2008, and related determinations.
Michigan; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20819
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Michigan (FEMA-1777-DR), dated July 14, 2008, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20818
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
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.
Florida; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-20817
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-1785-DR), dated August 24, 2008, and related determinations.