Department of Homeland Security October 29, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
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
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
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
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
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.