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Mississippi; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-23250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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 Mississippi (FEMA-1794-DR), dated September 22, 2008, and related determinations.
Anchorage Regulations; Yarmouth, ME, Casco Bay; Correction
Document Number: E8-23200
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on March 12, 2008 (73 FR 13125), creating three special anchorage areas in Yarmouth, Maine. That rule contained imprecise coordinates. With this document the Coast Guard is correcting the coordinates of the boundaries to the three Yarmouth special anchorages listed in 33 CFR 110.5, in response to more detailed information received from the National Ocean Service (NOS). These changes will not affect the locations or the size of the anchorages.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E8-23188
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing Temporary special local regulations for the swim portions of ``Beach 2 Battleship Full and Half Iron Distance Triathlon'', to be held on the waters of Banks Channel, adjacent to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. These 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 Wrightsville Channel during the swimming portion of this event.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-23034
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet on November 1, 2, and 3, 2008, in Arlington, VA. The meetings will be open to the public.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-23033
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public the Coast Guard has recertified the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (CIRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This certification allows the CIRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by statute.
Extension of the Designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: E8-22979
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security has extended the designation of El Salvador for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months, from its current expiration date of March 9, 2009 through September 9, 2010. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of El Salvador (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) with TPS to re- register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Unlike the prior extension of TPS for El Salvador, this Notice does not automatically extend previously-issued employment authorization documents (EADs). Eligible TPS beneficiaries must apply to USCIS for extensions of their EADs, and pay the required application fee for such extensions, during the 90-day registration period. Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered with USCIS for TPS under the designation of El Salvador and whose applications have been granted by or remain pending with USCIS. Certain nationals of El Salvador (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) who have not previously applied to USCIS for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions.
Extension of the Designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: E8-22978
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security has extended the designation of Nicaragua for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of January 5, 2009 through July 5, 2010. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Nicaragua (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) with TPS to re-register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Unlike the prior extension of TPS for Nicaragua, this Notice does not automatically extend previously-issued employment authorization documents (EADs). Eligible TPS beneficiaries must apply to USCIS for extensions of their EADs, and pay the required application fee for such extensions, during the 60-day registration period. Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered with USCIS for TPS under the designation of Nicaragua and whose applications have been granted by or remain pending with USCIS. Certain nationals of Nicaragua (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) who have not previously applied for TPS with USCIS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions.
Extension of the Designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: E8-22972
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security has extended the designation of Honduras for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months, from its current expiration date of January 5, 2009 through July 5, 2010. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Honduras (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) with TPS to re-register with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Unlike the prior extension of TPS for Honduras, this Notice does not automatically extend previously issued employment authorization documents (EADs). Eligible TPS beneficiaries must apply to USCIS for extensions of their EADs, and pay the required application fee for such extensions, during the 60-day registration period. Re-registration is limited to persons who have previously registered with USCIS for TPS under the designation of Honduras and whose applications have been granted by or remain pending with USCIS. Certain nationals of Honduras (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) who have not previously applied to USCIS for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions.
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.