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

Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Maryland-Three Airports: Enhanced Security Procedures at Certain Airports in the Washington, DC, Area
Document Number: E8-28394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0029, abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on September 2, 2008, 73 FR 51313. This collection requires individuals to successfully complete a security threat assessment in order to operate an aircraft to or from one of the three Maryland airports that are located within the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone (Maryland-Three airports), or to serve as an airport security coordinator at one of these three airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28339
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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 the Emergency Management Institute Residential Course Evaluation Form, which is used to evaluate the quality of course deliveries, facilities, and instructors at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28338
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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 the collection of information regarding the existence of smoke detectors and sprinkler systems within hotels and motels.
Missouri; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-28324
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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-1809-DR), dated November 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Kansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-28295
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Kansas (FEMA-1808-DR), dated October 31, 2008, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; JADE Act
Document Number: E8-28259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the JADE Act. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Andean Trade Preferences
Document Number: E8-28258
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Andean Trade Preferences. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Declaration of a Person Abroad Who Receives and Is Returning Merchandise to the United States
Document Number: E8-28257
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Declaration of a Person Abroad Who Receives and Is Returning Merchandise to the U.S. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores for Fishing Vessels and Certification of Use
Document Number: E8-28255
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, U.S. Customs and Border (CBP) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores For Fishing Vessels and Certification of Use. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
Document Number: E8-28133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2009 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Special Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Religious Workers
Document Number: E8-28225
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This final rule amends U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations to improve the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) ability to detect and deter fraud and other abuses in the religious worker program. This rule addresses concerns about the integrity of the religious worker program by requiring religious organizations seeking the admission to the United States of nonimmigrant religious workers to file formal petitions with USCIS on behalf of such workers. This rule also implements the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act requiring DHS to issue this final rule to eliminate or reduce fraud in regard to the granting of special immigrant status to nonminister religious workers. The rule emphasizes that USCIS will conduct inspections, evaluations, verifications, and compliance reviews of religious organizations to ensure the legitimacy of the petitioner and statements made in the petitions. This rule adds and amends definitions and evidentiary requirements for both religious organizations and religious workers. Finally, this rule amends how USCIS regulations reference the sunset date by which special immigrant religious workers, other than ministers, must immigrate or adjust status to permanent residence.
Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act
Document Number: E8-28224
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
As required by the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act, Public Law 110-391, this notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security has issued final regulations to eliminate or reduce fraud related to the granting of special immigrant status for nonminister religious workers. Those regulations became effective upon publication in today's issue of the Federal Register.
Safety Zone, Bayfront Park New Year's Eve Celebration, Biscayne Bay, FL
Document Number: E8-28150
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Safety Zone east of the Intracoastal Waterway at the Port of Miami, Florida for the Bayfront Park New Year's Eve Ceremony. This temporary zone is intended to restrict vessels from entering waters within the zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami, Florida, or a designated representative. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States, and protect participants, spectators, and mariner traffic from potential hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chehalis, Hoquiam, and Wishkah Rivers, Aberdeen and Hoquiam, WA, Schedule Change
Document Number: E8-28135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the drawbridge operation regulation for the Washington State drawbridges across the Chehalis, Hoquiam, and Wishkah Rivers at Grays Harbor, Washington. The change is necessary to reduce staffing requirements during the night when openings are infrequent. The rule will do so by modifying the number of hours of advance notice required for draw openings and establishing the telephone as the only means of contact for openings at night.
Rail Transportation Security
Document Number: E8-27287
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this final rule to enhance the security of our Nation's rail transportation system. This rule establishes security requirements for freight railroad carriers; intercity, commuter, and short-haul passenger train service providers; rail transit systems; and rail operations at certain, fixed-site facilities that ship or receive specified hazardous materials by rail. This rule codifies the scope of TSA's existing inspection program and requires regulated parties to allow TSA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to enter, inspect, and test property, facilities, conveyances, and records relevant to rail security. This rule also requires that regulated parties designate rail security coordinators and report significant security concerns. This rule further requires that freight rail carriers and certain facilities handling specified hazardous materials be able to report location and shipping information to TSA upon request and implement chain of custody requirements to ensure a positive and secure exchange of specified hazardous materials. TSA also clarifies and amends the sensitive security information (SSI) protections to cover certain information associated with rail transportation.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Accident Records
Document Number: E8-28061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security 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 Accident 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 in connection with providing protective services to the President of the United States and other individuals Section 3056 and 3056A of Title 18.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Accident Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-28057
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 is giving notice that it proposes to consolidate two legacy record systems: Treasury/CS.002-Accident Reports (October 18, 2001), Treasury/ CS.151-Motor Vehicle Accident Reports (October 18, 2001), and is no longer depending upon the DOE-38, Occupational and Industrial Accident Records (June 28, 1995) system of records. The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a Department-wide system of records to cover accident records. This system will allow the Department of Homeland Security to collect and maintain records that concern individuals, both Department employees and non-employees, who have been injured on Department property, or while performing their official duties. Categories of individuals, categories of records, routine uses and exemptions of these legacy system of records notices have been consolidated and updated to better reflect the Department's accident record systems. Additionally, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published elsewhere in the Federal Register concurrent with this System of Records. This consolidated system, titled Accident Records, will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Mailing and Other Lists System of Records
Document Number: E8-28053
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 update one record system titled, DHS/ALL-002 Department of Homeland Security Mailing and Other Lists System. Categories of records have been changed to reflect the removal of emergency contact information which has been moved to the Emergency Personnel Location System of Records (October 17, 2008). The routine uses of this system of records have been updated to include the ability to share information for audits; for breach mitigation; with Federal, State and local agencies; with the Department of Justice; and with the news media. This updated system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security General Training Records
Document Number: E8-28039
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
At this time, the Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security General Training Records system of records.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security General Training Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-28037
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 update one record system titled, DHS/ALL-003 Department of Homeland Security General Training Records. Categories of individuals, categories of records, routine uses, and exemptions of this system of records notice have been updated to better reflect the Department's updated general training record systems. Additionally, the Department will be issuing a Final Rule on the exemptions elsewhere in the Federal Register concurrent with the publishing of this updated System of Records Notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Welcome to the DHS Enterprise e-Recruitment System
Document Number: E8-28036
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer has submitted the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Multifunctional Machines
Document Number: E8-28014
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 multifunctional machines 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 Japan is the country of origin of the multifunctional machines for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Large Aircraft Security Program, Other Aircraft Operator Security Program, and Airport Operator Security Program
Document Number: E8-28011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) published on October 30, 2008. TSA has received and decided to grant the request for an extension of the comment period for an additional sixty (60) days. The comment period will now end on February 27, 2009, instead of December 29, 2008.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: E8-27983
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). The purpose of this teleconference is for TSAC to discuss and vote on three documents/issues: (1) Task Statement 08-02 regarding clarification of the Apprentice Mate (Steersman) license; (2) the revised report of the Economic Analysis sub-group of the Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group; and (3) a revised Resolution from the Commercial/Recreational Boating Interface Working Group.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
Document Number: E8-27982
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Louisville and Nashville (CSX) Railroad Drawbridge, across the Cumberland River, Mile 190.4, at Nashville, Tennessee. The deviation is necessary to retrofit the bridge with an upgraded rail lift system. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in a closed-to-navigation position for 10 hours each day for a four-day period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27981
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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 Hamilton Avenue Bridge across the Gowanus Canal, mile 1.2, at Brooklyn, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for ten days to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Clinton, PA
Document Number: E8-27980
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone extending the entire width of the Allegheny River from mile marker 36.1 to mile marker 36.5. This safety zone is established to protect the general public, marinas, and commercial vessel operators from the hazards associated with the active failure of Lock & Dam 6 (mile marker 36.3). Entry into this zone is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-27966
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-3295-EM), dated September 11, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-27964
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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-1792-DR), dated September 13, 2008 and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-27913
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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.
Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-27912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
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 Missouri (FEMA-1809-DR), dated November 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements
Document Number: E8-27048
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
To help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States, vessel carriers bringing cargo to the United States are required to transmit certain information to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the cargo they are transporting prior to lading that cargo at foreign ports of entry. This interim final rule requires both importers and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo to CBP before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel. This information must be submitted to CBP by way of a CBP- approved electronic data interchange system. The required information is reasonably necessary to improve CBP's ability to identify high-risk shipments so as to prevent smuggling and ensure cargo safety and security. These regulations specifically fulfill the requirements of section 203 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 and section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-27847
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) will hold its inaugural meeting in Philadelphia, PA to discuss various issues to improve oil spill prevention and response strategies for the Delaware River and Bay. During the inaugural meeting, the items concerning the Committee's organization and administration will be discussed. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone: Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Dredge Project
Document Number: E8-27844
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the Dredge R.S. Weeks during dredging operations in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. This safety zone will enhance the safety of vessels transiting Oregon Inlet, North Carolina during periods of dredging operations. This project is being undertaken to increase the water depth in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina to 14 feet. Entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, North Carolina.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27843
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
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 two weekends in December. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, Old Lyme, CT, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27842
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Amtrak Railroad Bridge, across the Connecticut River, mile 3.4, at Old Lyme, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for nine days in December and twelve days in January to facilitate required bridge maintenance.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: E8-27841
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Management Costs
Document Number: E8-27839
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing the date, time, and location for a meeting regarding the Management Costs Interim Rule (1660-AA21). This meeting will be open to the public. FEMA also announces the reopening of the comment period for the Management Costs Interim Rule.
Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2009
Document Number: E8-27823
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by January 23, 2009. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces this date of payment for 2009 in accordance with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-27811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
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.
Extension of the Re-Registration Period and Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Nicaraguan Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries
Document Number: E8-27703
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On October 1, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Notice in the Federal Register extending the designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through July 5, 2010. USCIS has decided to extend the re-registration period through December 30, 2008. Beneficiaries of TPS for Nicaragua are required to re- register and obtain new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), when an EAD is requested by the beneficiary. Since, USCIS will not be able to process and re-issue new EADs for all such beneficiaries by the January 5, 2009, expiration date, USCIS has decided to automatically extend the validity of EADs issued to Nicaraguan nationals (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) until July 5, 2009. This Notice announces that extension and also explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended.
Extension of the Re-Registration Period and Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Honduran Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries
Document Number: E8-27702
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On October 1, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Notice in the Federal Register extending the designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through July 5, 2010. USCIS has decided to extend the re-registration period through December 30, 2008. Beneficiaries of TPS for Honduras are required to re-register and obtain new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), when an EAD is requested by the beneficiary. Since USCIS will not be able to process and re-issue new EADs for all such beneficiaries by the January 5, 2009 expiration date, USCIS has decided to automatically extend the validity of EADs issued to Honduran nationals (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) until July 5, 2009. This Notice announces that extension and also explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended.
California; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: E8-27574
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of California (FEMA-3279-EM), dated October 23, 2007, and related determinations.
Indiana; Amendment No. 8 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-27573
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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.
Indiana; Amendment No. 19 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-27572
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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-1766-DR), dated June 8, 2008, and related determinations.
Illinois; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-27571
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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.
Virgin Islands; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-27560
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands (FEMA-1807-DR), dated October 29, 2008, and related determinations.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Security Program for Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers & Shippers
Document Number: E8-27526
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The collection involves the submission of security training program evaluation forms by hazardous materials (hazmat) motor carriers and shippers after participants have received the training.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: E8-27520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the S.R. 44 Bridge, at mile 1.7, across Mantua Creek at Paulsboro, NJ. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation to facilitate mechanical repairs.