Department of Homeland Security November 18, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River-Eastern Branch, at Norfolk, VA, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27266
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS V2.8) Bridge, at mile 2.7, across the Elizabeth RiverEastern Branch at Norfolk, VA. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Customs and Border Protection Advanced Passenger Information System
Document Number: E8-27206
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of the system of records entitled the Advanced Passenger Information System from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the Advanced Passenger Information System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; Customs and Border Protection Advanced Passenger Information System Systems of Records
Document Number: E8-27205
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) gives notice that it is expanding its system of records for collecting certain biographical information on all passengers and crew members who arrive in or depart from, or transit through (and crew that over fly) the United States on a covered air or vessel carrier, and, in the case of crew members, those who continue domestically on a foreign air or vessel carrier, to additionally encompass private aircraft, rail, and bus travel. The system of records is the Advance Passenger Information System.
Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States
Document Number: E8-26621
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This rule finalizes, with modifications, amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to private aircraft arriving and departing the United States. This final rule requires private aircraft pilots or their designees arriving in the United States from a foreign port or location destined for a U.S. port or location, or departing the United States to a foreign port or location, to transmit electronically to CBP passenger manifest information for each individual traveling onboard the aircraft. This final rule requires private aircraft pilots or their designees to provide additional data elements when submitting a notice of arrival and requires private aircraft pilots or their designees to submit a notice of departure. Private aircraft pilots (or their designees) will be required to submit the notice of arrival and notice of departure information to CBP through an approved electronic data interchange system in the same transmission as the corresponding arrival or departure passenger manifest information. Under this rule, this data must be received by CBP no later than 60 minutes before an arriving private aircraft departs from a foreign location destined for the United States and no later than 60 minutes before a private aircraft departs a U.S. airport or location for a foreign port or place. This rule also expressly acknowledges CBP's authority to restrict aircraft from landing in the United States based on security and/or risk assessments, or, based on such assessments, to specifically designate and limit the airports where aircraft may land or depart.