Department of Homeland Security September 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Benefits Information System
Document Number: E8-22802
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 three legacy record systems: Justice/INS-013 INS Computer Linked Application Information Management System (CLAIMS) (67 FR 64132 October 17, 2002), Justice/INS-031 Redesigned Naturalization Application Casework System (RNACS) (67 FR 20996 April 29, 2002), and Justice/INS- 033 I-551 Renewal Program Temporary Sticker Issuance I-90 Manifest System (SIIMS) (66 FR 6673 January 22, 2001) into one Department of Homeland Security/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services system of records notice titled, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Benefits Information System. Categories of individuals, categories of records, and the routine uses of these legacy system of records notices have been consolidated and updated to better reflect the Department's immigration petition and application information record systems. This system will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Medical and Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials
Document Number: E8-22724
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of the final version of a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular. This NVIC contains revised guidelines for evaluating the physical and medical conditions of applicants for merchant mariner's documents, licenses, certificates of registry and STCW endorsements, collectively referred to as ``credential(s).'' The new NVIC is numbered 04-08, and it is entitled ``Medical and Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials.'' It replaces NVIC 2-98, which is cancelled as of the effective date of NVIC 04-08.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes
Document Number: E8-22670
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations to allow the discharge of bulk dry cargo residue (DCR) in limited areas of the Great Lakes by self-propelled vessels and by any barge that is part of an integrated tug and barge unit. DCR is the residue of non-toxic and non- hazardous bulk dry cargo like limestone, iron ore, and coal. These regulations also add new recordkeeping and reporting requirements and encourage carriers to adopt voluntary control measures for reducing discharges. Discharges are now prohibited in certain protected and sensitive areas where, previously, they were allowed. The Coast Guard also requests public comments on the need for and feasibility of additional conditions that might be imposed on discharges in the future, such as mandatory use of control measures, or further adjustments to the areas where discharges are allowed or prohibited.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E8-22442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period for special local regulations during the ``Tug-of-War'', a marine event held annually on the waters of Spa Creek between Eastport and Annapolis, 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 Spa Creek during the event.
Shipping; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E8-21884
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard shipping regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public. These changes are provided to coincide with the annual recodification of Title 46 on October 1.
Adjusting Program Fees and Establishing Procedures for Out-of-Cycle Review and Recertification of Schools Certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program To Enroll F and/or M Nonimmigrant Students
Document Number: E8-22786
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
This rule adjusts the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) school certification petition fees and the application fees for nonimmigrants seeking to become academic (F visa) or vocational (M visa) students, or exchange visitors (J visa). The rule sets the following fees: $1,700 for a school certification petition and $655 for each site visit for certification; and $200 for each F or M student. This rule also sets a $180 fee for most J exchange visitors; however, the $35 fee for each J exchange visitor seeking admission as an au pair, camp counselor, or summer work/travel program participant will remain the same. All fee payments addressed in this final rule must be made in the amounts established by this rule beginning October 27, 2008. The rule also establishes procedures for the oversight and recertification of schools attended by F and/or M students, establishes procedures for schools to submit recertification petitions, adds a provision allowing a school to voluntarily withdraw from its certification, and clarifies procedures for school operation with regard to F and M students during recertification and following a denial of recertification or a withdrawal of certification. Finally, the rule removes obsolete provisions used prior to implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Mesh Dressing
Document Number: E8-22683
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain mesh dressing known as Tegaderm\TM\ Ag Mesh Dressing. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the United States is the country of origin of the Tegaderm\TM\ Ag Mesh Dressing for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
National Protection and Programs Directorate; Designation of the Sector-Specific Agency for the Critical Manufacturing Sector and Resulting Changes in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan
Document Number: E8-22609
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public that the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has designated the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) as the Sector-Specific Agency (SSA) for the Critical Manufacturing Sector under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). IP will now move forward with the organization and coordination processes identified in the NIPP for establishing a new critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) sector. These initial steps will include establishing Government and Sector Coordinating Councils, which will begin the process of full integration into the CIKR Sector Partnership, implementation of the NIPP Risk Management Framework and development of the Critical Manufacturing Sector Specific Plan. This designation also includes language changes to the NIPP identifying the new sector, which will take affect immediately and remain in effect until the NIPP is rewritten and published in 2009. These changes will include adding the Critical Manufacturing sector and its SSA to those sections of the NIPP where sectors and their SSAs are listed, referenced, or described, and amending the last sentence of the definition of ``Sector'' in the Glossary to read, ``The NIPP addresses the 17 CIKR sectors enumerated in HSPD-7 and any additional sectors created by the Secretary of Homeland Security pursuant to HSPD-7.''
Alabama; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-22562
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alabama (FEMA-1789-DR), dated September 10, 2008, and related determinations.
Vermont; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-22561
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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-1790-DR), dated September 12, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-22560
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-22559
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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.
California; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-22558
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-25
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.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-22524
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
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).
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-22523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-25
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.
Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels and Deepwater Ports
Document Number: E8-22444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to increase the limits of liability for vessels and deepwater ports under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) to account for inflation. This notice also sets forth the methodology the Coast Guard proposes to use for this and future adjustments to the OPA 90 limits of liability to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). These adjustments are required by OPA 90 to preserve the deterrent effect and polluter pays principle embodied in the OPA 90 liability provisions.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; St. Leonard Creek, Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD
Document Number: E8-22429
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Safety Zone: Robert Moses Causeway Bridge State Boat Channel, Captree, NY
Document Number: E8-22416
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the State Boat Channel surrounding the Robert Moses Causeway located in Captree, New York. This safety zone is necessary to protect vessels transiting the area from hazards imposed by construction barges and equipment. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound, New Haven, CT.
Safety Zone: Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Document Number: E8-22410
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established both moving and fixed safety zones around all vessels carrying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargo in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico. This rule is necessary to protect the public by minimizing the chance of collisions of vessels carrying this inherently dangerous and highly volatile material. This rule requires vessel traffic to maintain a safe distance from LNG vessels operating near or moored in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Agency Information Collection Activities: New Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-20971
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-22252
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0040
Document Number: E8-22247
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) and Analysis to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting a revision of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0040, Continuous Discharge Book, Application, Physical Exam Report, Sea Service Report, Chemical Testing, Entry Level Physical. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Document Number: E8-22242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish moving and fixed security zones around cruise ships entering, departing, mooring or anchoring at the Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. This proposed regulation is necessary to protect cruise ships operating in this port. All vessels, with the exception of servicing pilot boat and assisting tug boats, would be prohibited from entering the security zones without the express permission of the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; IJSBA World Finals; Colorado River, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: E8-22239
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu on the lower Colorado River in support of the IJSBA World Finals. 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.