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

Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Walkers
Document Number: E8-25979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 walkers which may be offered to the United States Government under a government procurement contract. Based upon the facts presented, in the final determination CBP concluded that Hong Kong is the country of origin of the walkers for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Trade Transparency Analysis and Research (TTAR) System of Records
Document Number: E8-25972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving concurrent notice of a new system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Trade Transparency Analysis and Research (TTAR) system and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Drug Free Workplace System of Records
Document Number: E8-25971
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 the Department of Homeland Security is issuing a system of records notice for the Department's Drug Free Workplace Records. This record system will allow the Department of Homeland Security to collect maintain information gathered by and in the possession of Department of Homeland Security Drug Free Workplace Program Officials, used in the course of their duties in verifying positive test results for illegal use of controlled substance, and possession, distribution, or trafficking of controlled substances. This new system will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Employee Assistance Program Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-25969
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue one legacy record system: Justice/INS- 019 INS Employment Assistance Program Treatment Referral Records. This system will allow the Department of Homeland Security to collect and maintain records on the Department's Employee Assistance Program. Categories of individuals, categories of records, and the routine uses of this legacy system of records notice has been reviewed and updated to better reflect the Department's Employee Assistance Program record systems. This reclassified system, titled Employee Assistance Program Records, will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Trade Transparency Analysis and Research (TTAR) System of Records
Document Number: E8-25968
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to establish a new system of records titled U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Trade Transparency Analysis and Research (TTAR). TTAR contains trade and financial data that is analyzed to generate leads for and otherwise support ICE investigations of trade-based money laundering, contraband smuggling, trade fraud and other financial crimes. The data in TTAR is generally maintained in the ICE Data Analysis and Research Trade Transparency System (DARTTS), a software application and data repository that conducts analysis of trade and financial data to identify statistically anomalous transactions that may warrant investigation for money laundering or other import-export crimes. Additionally, a Privacy Impact Assessment for DARTTS will be posted on the Department's privacy Web site. (See http://www.dhs.gov/privacy and follow the link to ``Privacy Impact Assessments.'') Due to urgent homeland security and law enforcement mission needs, DARTTS is currently in operation. Recognizing that ICE is publishing a notice of system of records for an existing system, ICE will carefully consider public comments, apply appropriate revisions, and republish the TTAR notice of system of records within 180 days of receipt of comments. A proposed rulemaking is also published in this issue of the Federal Register in which 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; United States Coast Guard Employee Assistance Program Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-25967
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 records notices, the Department of Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to update and reissue DOT/CG 636 Personal Affairs Record System Coast Guard Military Personnel. This system will allow the United States Coast Guard to administer the United States Coast Guard Employee Assistance Program for military personnel. Categories of individuals, categories of records, and the routine uses of this legacy system of records notice has been updated to better reflect the United States Coast Guard's Employee Assistance Program record systems. This new system titled United States Coast Guard Employee Assistance Program, will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; United States Coast Guard Courts Martial Records
Document Number: E8-25966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving concurrent notice of a revised and updated system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard Courts Martial Records System of Records and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; United States Coast Guard Courts Martial Case Files System of Records
Document Number: E8-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 ongoing effort to review and update legacy system of record notices the Department of Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to consolidate two legacy record systems: DOT/CG 507 Coast Guard Supplement to the Manual of Courts Martial Investigations and DOT/CG 510 Records of Trial: Special, General and Summary Courts Martial into a Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled, United States Coast Guard Courts Martial Case Files. This system will be used by the United States Coast Guard to collect and maintain records on military and civilian employees of the United States Coast Guard who are tried by, or involved with, court martial in the United States Coast Guard. 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 of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard's courts martial record systems. Concurrent with this publication, the Department of Homeland Security is publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking to exempt this system from certain aspects of the Privacy Act. This system will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Published Privacy Impact Assessments on the Web
Document Number: E8-25962
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Privacy Office of the Department of Homeland Security is making available eleven (11) Privacy Impact Assessments on various programs and systems in the Department. These assessments were approved and published on the Privacy Office's Web site between April 1, 2008 and June 30, 2008.
Review and Update of Standards for Marine Equipment
Document Number: E8-22723
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends its rules relating to standards for marine equipment and updates the incorporation in those rules of references to national and international safety standards. This rule is part of an ongoing effort for regulatory review and reform that increases the focus on results, decreases the focus on process, and expands compliance options for the regulated public.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E8-25879
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
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 that 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 of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Kentucky; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-1802-DR), dated October 9, 2008, and related determinations.
Indiana; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25876
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA-1795-DR), dated September 23, 2008, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Texas; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25874
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25873
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-1798-DR), dated October 1, 2008, and related determinations.
Kentucky; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-25872
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-1802-DR), dated October 9, 2008, and related determinations.
Oklahoma; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-25871
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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 Oklahoma (FEMA-1803-DR), dated October 9, 2008, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25870
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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-1800-DR), dated October 3, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25869
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-25868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-1794-DR), dated September 22, 2008, and related determinations.
Technical Corrections Relating to the Rules of Origin for Goods Imported Under the NAFTA and for Textile and Apparel Products
Document Number: E8-25734
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document sets forth technical corrections to part 102 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The affected provisions in part 102, which are based in part on specified changes in tariff classification, comprise a codified system used for determining the country of origin of goods imported under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and for the country of origin of textile and apparel products (other than those of Israel).
Uniform Rules of Origin for Imported Merchandise
Document Number: E8-25731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This document re-opens the period within which comments may be submitted in response to the proposed rule to amend the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43385) with comments due on or before September 23, 2008. The comment period was extended by a notice published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2008 (73 FR 51962), to October 23, 2008. This notice re-opens the comment period to afford interested parties an opportunity to consider the impact, if any, of the proposed rule on the country of origin of their goods in view of the publication of a final rule document in today's Federal Register which sets forth technical corrections to Sec. Sec. 102.20 and 102.21 of the CBP regulations (19 CFR 102.20 and 102.21).
Large Aircraft Security Program, Other Aircraft Operator Security Program, and Airport Operator Security Program
Document Number: E8-23685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposes to amend current aviation transportation security regulations to enhance the security of general aviation by expanding the scope of current requirements and by adding new requirements for certain large aircraft operators and airports serving those aircraft. TSA is proposing to require that all aircraft operations, including corporate and private operations, with aircraft with a maximum certificated takeoff weight (MTOW) above 12,500 pounds (``large aircraft'') adopt a large aircraft security program (LASP). This security program would be based on the current security program that applies to operators providing scheduled or charter services. TSA also proposes to require large aircraft operators to contract with TSA-approved auditors to conduct audits of the operators' compliance with their security programs and with TSA-approved watch- list service providers to verify that their passengers are not on the No Fly and/or Selectee portions of the consolidated terrorist watch- list maintained by the Federal Government. This proposed rule describes the process and criteria under which auditors and companies that perform watch-list matching would obtain TSA approval. TSA also proposes further security measures for large aircraft operators in all-cargo operations and for operators of passenger aircraft with a MTOW of over 45,500 kilograms (100,309.3 pounds), operated for compensation or hire. TSA also proposes to require that certain airports that serve large aircraft adopt security programs and amend the security program for full program and full all-cargo operators.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-25933
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Buffalo, Duluth, Detroit, Lake Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie that the date by which they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC has been extended to no later than December 1, 2008. This extension is due to a building- wide loss of power that occurred on October 21, 2008, at the government facility that houses the TWIC system, which affected the system's ability to activate TWICs.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-25832
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On October 1, 2008, The United States Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 57126) announcing a meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. A scheduling conflict has required changes to the subcommittees' meeting times as follows: The Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee will meet on Saturday afternoon, November 1, 2008; the Prevention through People Subcommittee will meet on Sunday morning, November 2, 2008; and the Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee will meet on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2008.
Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate Program
Document Number: E8-25821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeks comment on a recent amendment to the Homeland Security Act entitled the Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate. The amendment requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) to ``regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate by an ammonium nitrate facility * * * to prevent the misappropriation or use of ammonium nitrate in an act of terrorism.''
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E8-25812
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2008, the interest rates for overpayments will be 5 percent for corporations and 6 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 6 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Importer Self-Assessment Product Safety Pilot
Document Number: E8-25551
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the expansion of the Importer Self- Assessment Program (ISA) to include the Importer Self-Assessment- Product Safety Pilot (ISA-PS). The ISA-PS is a partnership that will be created among CBP, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and importers which will strive to maintain a high level of product safety compliance, and to achieve the goals of the Interagency Working Group on Import Safety by working collaboratively to prevent unsafe imports. The ISA-PS is a voluntary approach to product safety compliance, which will provide recognition and support to participating companies. Application to the ISA-PS is open to all importers who are participants in the ISA. CBP and CPSC staff will designate a limited number of importers from the initial applicants and determine their eligibility for participation in the pilot program. This document contains information on the application process, the benefits, and continued participation requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Claims Records
Document Number: E8-25613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving concurrent notice of a revised and updated system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security Claims Records system of records and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Claims Records; System of Records
Document Number: E8-25612
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-28
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, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to consolidate nine legacy record systems: DOT/CG 508 Claims and Litigation, Treasury/CS.045 Claims Act File, Treasury/CS.046 Claims Case File, Treasury/CS.144 Mail Protest File, Treasury/CS.148 Military Personnel and Civilian Employees' Claims Act File, Treasury/CS.232 Tort Claims Act File, Treasury/CS.234 Tort Claims Act File, Treasury/CS.268 Military Personnel and Civilian Employees' Claim Act File, and FEMA/GC- 1 Claims (litigation) into one Department of Homeland Security-wide system of records. The Department of Homeland Security also proposes to partially consolidate one legacy record system: Treasury/USSS.001 Administrative Information System, August 28, 2001, into this Department-wide system of records. This system will allow the Department of Homeland Security to respond to, and process, claims submitted to, or by, the Department of Homeland Security, including requests for waivers of claims. 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 claims record systems. Additionally, DHS is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concurrent with this SORN elsewhere in the Federal Register. The exemptions for the legacy system of records notices will continue to be applicable until the final rule for this SORN has been completed. This consolidated system, titled Claims Records, will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Safe Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter: Clarification; Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis
Document Number: E8-25544
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is finalizing the Supplemental Proposed Rule published on March 26, 2008 and reaffirming regulations providing a ``safe harbor'' from liability under section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act for employers that follow certain procedures after receiving a noticeeither a ``no-match letter'' from the Social Security Administration (SSA), or a ``notice of suspect document'' from DHSthat casts doubt on the employment eligibility of their employees. DHS is also correcting a typographical error in the rule text promulgated in August 2007.
Secure Flight Program
Document Number: E8-25432
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act 2004 (IRTPA) requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assume from aircraft operators the function of conducting pre-flight comparisons of airline passenger information to Federal government watch lists for domestic flights and international flights to, from, and overflying the United States. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is issuing this final rule to implement that congressional mandate. This final rule allows TSA to begin implementation of the Secure Flight program, under which TSA will receive passenger and certain non- traveler information, conduct watch list matching against the No Fly and Selectee portions of the Federal government's consolidated terrorist watch list, and transmit a boarding pass printing result back to aircraft operators. TSA will do so in a consistent and accurate manner while minimizing false matches and protecting personally identifiable information. On August 23, 2007, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule to implement pre-departure advance passenger and crew manifest requirements for international flights and voyages departing from or arriving in the United States using CBP's Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). These rules are related. After the compliance date of this Secure Flight final rule, aircraft operators will submit passenger information to DHS through a single DHS portal for both the Secure Flight and APIS programs. This will allow DHS to integrate the watch list matching component of APIS into Secure Flight, resulting in one DHS system responsible for watch list matching for aviation passengers.
National Protection and Programs Directorate; Notice of Availability of Risk-Based Performance Standards Guidance for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
Document Number: E8-25596
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accepting comments on the draft ``Risk-Based Performance Standards'' Guidance associated with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-25527
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
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 Beach Channel Railroad Bridge at mile 6.7, across Jamaica Bay, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge may remain in the closed position for three weekends in November. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Temporary Safety Zone: LST-1166 Safety Zone, Southeastern Tip of Lord Island, Columbia River, Rainier, OR
Document Number: E8-25521
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Columbia River encompassed in a 500 foot radius surrounding LST-1166, which is a vessel located near the southeastern tip of Lord Island at position 46[deg]07[min]18[sec] N 123[deg]00[min]51[sec] W adjacent to the Oregon shoreline. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon or his designated representatives. The Captain of the Port is taking this action to help ensure the safety of the maritime public as well as the individuals conducting oil and hazardous material clean-up operations on LST-1166.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-25520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
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 Witt Penn Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.1, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for one day to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E8-25518
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the dates and reinstating a temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0079 and 1625-0088
Document Number: E8-25516
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0079, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1995 and 1997 Amendments to the International Convention; and (2) 1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, DC, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, VA, and Prince Georges County, MD
Document Number: E8-25435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers in order to safeguard high-ranking government officials and the public-at- large before, during, and after scheduled activities associated with the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. This security zone will be in effect between January 14, 2009 and January 25, 2009.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25257
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
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).
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-25450
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zone Port Arthur that the date by which they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC has been extended to no later than April 14, 2009. This extension is due to the disruption in enrollment capacity caused by Hurricane Ike.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-25445
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), its Subcommittees on Outreach, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard, Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS), and International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code; as well as its Working Groups on Barge Emission and Hazard Communication and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex; will meet to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. These meetings will be open to the public.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States; Cambodia
Document Number: E8-25436
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of Cambodia.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-25434
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Guam, Houston-Galveston, Los Angeles-Long Beach, and San Juan that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than April 14, 2009.
Availability of Flood Hazard Maps and Data
Document Number: E8-25269
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is completing the update and conversion to digital of the National Flood Insurance Program flood hazard map inventory. As part of the Flood Map Modernization Program, FEMA will discontinue the public distribution of paper Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Flood Insurance Study reports, and related flood hazard map products. FEMA will provide communities where the flood hazard information is updated with an updated paper map to satisfy local regulatory requirements for a paper map product. For all other requests, FEMA will distribute digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, Flood Insurance Study reports, and related flood hazard map products in place of the paper versions. Over the past several years, FEMA has transitioned from paper maps to digital map images and digital flood hazard data as the primary flood hazard information products. These products will still be available through the FEMA Map Service Center. This change will reduce duplication of effort and reduce the cost for updating flood hazard maps.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25265
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-25264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
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: E8-25263
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
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.