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Agency Information Collection Activities Screening Requirements for Carriers
Document Number: E8-29908
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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 Screening Requirements for Carriers. 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)).
Documents Acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification
Document Number: E8-29874
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations governing the types of acceptable identity and employment authorization documents and receipts that employees may present to their employers for completion of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Under this interim rule, employers will no longer be able to accept expired documents to verify employment authorization on the Form I-9. This rule also adds a new document to the list of acceptable documents that evidence both identity and employment authorization and makes several technical corrections and updates. The purpose of this rule is to improve the integrity of the employment verification process so that individuals who are unauthorized to work are prevented from obtaining employment in the United States. A copy of the amended Form I-9 reflecting these and other form-related changes is being published as an attachment to this rule.\1\
Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate; Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP)
Document Number: E8-29818
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on a new data collection form for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate's Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP): SUPPLIER'S DECLARATION OF COMPLIANCE (SDoC) (DHS Form 10044) and SUMMARY TEST REPORT (DHS Form 10056). The attacks of September 11, 2001, and the destruction of Hurricane Katrina made apparent the need for emergency response radio systems that can interoperate, regardless of which organization manufactured the equipment. In response, and per congressional direction, DHS and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the P25 CAP to improve the emergency response community's confidence in purchasing land mobile radio (LMR) equipment built to P25 LMR standards. The P25 CAP establishes a process for ensuring that equipment complies with P25 standards and is capable of interoperating across manufacturers. The Department of Homeland Security needs to be able to collect essential information from manufacturers on their products that have met P25 standards as demonstrated through the P25 CAP. Equipment suppliers will provide information to publicly attest to their products' compliance with a specific set of P25 standards. Accompanied by a Summary Test Report that substantiates this declaration, the SDoC constitutes a company's formal, public attestation of compliance with the standards for the equipment. In providing this information, companies will consent making this information public. In turn, the emergency response community will use this information to identify P25- compliant communications systems. The P25 CAP Program Manager will perform a simple administrative review to ensure the documentation is complete and accurate in accordance with the current P25 CAP processes. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Security Zone; Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, DC, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, VA, and Prince George's County, MD
Document Number: E8-29726
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. This action is necessary to ensure the security of persons and property, and to prevent terrorist acts or incidents before, during, and after scheduled activities associated with the 2009 U.S. Presidential Inauguration. This rule prohibits vessels and persons from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone during the effective time frame, and to immediately depart the security zone when requested to do so by government authorities.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-29779
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
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).
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-29777
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-29776
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
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: E8-29769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On July 23, 2008, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at FR Doc. E8-16811. The table provided here represents the flooding source, location of referenced elevation, effective and modified elevation, and communities affected for Surry County, North Carolina. Specifically, it addresses Ararat River.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-29768
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-29767
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
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 Loan Package for Community Disaster Loans and Special Community Disaster Loan Programs. This collection allows the government to make loans to communities that have suffered economic problems due to disasters.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-29765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
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: E8-29763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
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.
New Hampshire; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-29762
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
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-1799-DR), dated October 3, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-29760
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
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.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-29735
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Wabash River; Activity Identifier; Permanent Change to Operating Schedule
Document Number: E8-29733
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard moves that the procedures for Operation of Drawbridges across the Wabash River be revised to reflect the needs of navigation. There were no comments or related materials received from the public for the Notice of Final Rulemaking docket number USCG-2008-0100 that preceded this Final Rule.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Vacancies
Document Number: E8-29727
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). This committee advises and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe navigation of vessels to and from the Ports of Galveston, Houston, and Texas City, and throughout Galveston Bay, Texas.
Vessel Requirements for Notices of Arrival and Departure, and Automatic Identification System
Document Number: E8-29698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to expand the applicability of notice of arrival and departure (NOAD) and automatic identification system (AIS) requirements to more commercial vessels. This proposed rule would expand the applicability of notice of arrival (NOA) requirements to additional vessels, establish a separate requirement for certain vessels to submit notices of departure (NOD), set forth a mandatory method for electronic submission of NOA and NOD, and modify related reporting content, timeframes, and procedures. This proposed rule would also expand the applicability of AIS requirements, beyond Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) areas, to all U.S. navigable waters and require AIS carriage for additional commercial vessels. These proposed changes would improve navigation safety, enhance the Coast Guard's ability to identify and track vessels, heighten our overall maritime domain awareness, and thus help us address threats to maritime transportation safety and security and mitigate the possible harm from such threats.
Review and Update of Standards for Marine Equipment; Correction
Document Number: E8-29587
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register on October 31, 2008 (73 FR 65156), revising rules relating to standards for marine equipment. That document provided incorrect amendatory instruction for 46 CFR 56.30-10. This document corrects the final regulation by revising the amendatory instruction.
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-29644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet on Tuesday January 6, 2009 at the J.W. Marriott's Salons E and F, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004.
Safety Zone; Desert Storm Exhibition Run; Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: E8-29579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone within the Thompson Bay region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, Arizona in support of the Desert Storm Exhibition Run. This temporary safety zone is would provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-829, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-29562
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Salvadoran Temporary Protected Status Beneficiaries
Document Number: E8-29511
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
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 El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) through September 9, 2010. Beneficiaries of TPS for El Salvador are required to re-register and obtain new Employment Authorization Documents (EADs). Since USCIS will not be able to process and re-issue new EADs for all such beneficiaries by the March 9, 2009, expiration date, USCIS has decided to automatically extend the validity of EADs issued to Salvadoran nationals (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) until September 9, 2009. This Notice announces that extension and also explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended.
Special Anchorage Area “A”, Boston Harbor, MA
Document Number: E8-29365
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard hereby amends the Boston Inner Harbor Special Anchorage Area ``A'' at the entrance to Fort Point Channel in Boston Harbor, Boston, MA at the request of the Boston Harbormaster and the Boston Harbor Yacht Club. This action will provide additional anchorage space and provide a safe and secure anchorage for vessels of not more than 65 feet in length.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E8-29456
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
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.
Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)-Ike
Document Number: E8-29438
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) executed an Interagency Agreement (IAA) establishing a grant program called ``Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)- Ike'' for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. DHAP-Ike is a temporary housing rental assistance and case management program for identified individuals and families displaced by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. Under the IAA, HUD acts as the servicing agency of DHAP-Ike and will begin administration of the program effective November 1, 2008.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Complaint Management System
Document Number: E8-29424
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Complaint Management System. This is a new collection of information collection. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (73 FR 58253) on October 6, 2008, allowing for a 60-day comment period. One public comment was received. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities Arrival and Departure Record
Document Number: E8-29423
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
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 Form I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record), the Form I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure), and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). 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)).
Adjustment of Status to Lawful Permanent Resident for Aliens in T or U Nonimmigrant Status
Document Number: E8-29277
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is amending its regulations to permit aliens in lawful T or U nonimmigrant status to apply for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident. T nonimmigrant status is available to aliens who are victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who are assisting law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the acts of trafficking. U nonimmigrant status is available to aliens who are victims of certain crimes and are being helpful to the investigation or prosecution of those crimes. This rule provides that family members of a principal T or U nonimmigrant granted or seeking adjustment of status may also apply for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident. This rule also provides for adjustment of status or approval of an immigrant petition for certain family members of U applicants who were never admitted to the United States in U nonimmigrant status.
Science and Technology Directorate; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility
Document Number: E8-29142
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces the availability of its National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility Final Environmental Impact Statement (NBAF Final EIS). This announcement is pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. The Proposed Action to site, construct, and operate the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) would allow researchers to develop tests to detect foreign animal diseases and zoonotic diseases (transmitted from animals to humans) and develop vaccines (or other countermeasures such as antiviral therapies) to protect agriculture and food systems in the United States. The NBAF would enhance U.S. biodefense capabilities with modern and integrated high-security (biosafety levels 3 and 4) facilities that would ensure U.S. vulnerabilities and risks from agro-terrorism are safely addressed. DHS anticipates that the proposed NBAF would focus biosafety level 3 agricultural (BSL-3Ag) research on African swine fever, classical swine fever, contagious bovine pleuropneumonia, foot and mouth disease, Japanese encephalitis, and Rift Valley fever; BSL-4 research would address Hendra and Nipah viruses.
Privacy Act of 1974; Science & Technology Directorate-002 Personnel Radiation Exposure Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-29398
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
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 the following legacy record system as it related specifically to Department of Homeland Security/Directorate of Science & Technology activities, DOE- 35 Personnel Radiation Exposure Records as a Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled, Personnel Radiation Exposure Records. To the extent the Department of Energy continues to use this SORN, the Department of Homeland Security is not changing the SORN for the Department of Energy. Categories of individuals and categories of records have been reviewed and updated, and the routine uses of this legacy system of records notice have been updated to better reflect the Department of Homeland Security/Directorate of Science & Technology personnel radiation exposure record system. This new system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; United States Coast Guard-007 Exceptional Family Member Program Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-29397
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
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 Privacy Office's ongoing effort to review and update legacy system of record notices the Department of Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to update and reissue the following legacy record system, DOT/CG 641 Coast Guard Special Needs Program as a Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled, United States Coast Guard Exceptional Family Member Program. This system will allow the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard to collect and maintain records on civilian, active duty, reserve, retired active duty and retired reserve military personnel, and their eligible dependents identified as exceptional family members. Categories of individuals, categories of records, and the routine uses of this legacy system of records notice have been reviewed and updated to better reflect the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard's exceptional family member record system. This new system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; United States Coast Guard--015 Legal Assistance Case Files System of Records
Document Number: E8-29396
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
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 systems of record notices the Department of Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to update and reissue the following legacy record system, DOT/CG 511 Legal Assistance Case Files System, April 11, 2000, as a Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled, United States Coast Guard Legal Assistance Case Files. This system will permit the United States Coast Guard to facilitate the provision of legal assistance to eligible clients seeking personal legal assistance. Categories of individuals and categories of records have been reviewed, and the routine uses of this legacy system of records notice have been updated to better reflect the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Coast Guard's legal assistance case files record system. This new system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement-009 External Investigations System of Records
Document Number: E8-29395
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
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 two legacy record systems originally published by the legacy Customs Service: Treasury/CS.129 Investigations Record System, October 18, 2001, and Treasury/CS.285 Automated Index to Central Investigative Files, October 18, 2001, into a Immigration and Customs Enforcement system of records notice titled External Investigations. In addition, DHS will now cover those Immigration and Customs Enforcement records previously covered by the Treasury/CS.244 Treasury Enforcement Communications System with this new system of records. 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 law enforcement investigatory records maintained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 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 system will be included in the Department's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement External Investigations
Document Number: E8-29394
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
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 United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) External Investigations 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. The exemptions for the legacy system of records notices will continue to be applicable until the final rule for this SORN has been completed.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0048
Document Number: E8-29362
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) and Analysis to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0048, Vessel Reporting Requirements. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; United States Coast Guard Notice of Arrival and Departure System
Document Number: E8-29285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the United States Coast Guard Notice of Arrival and Departure System from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; USCIS-004 Verification Information System (VIS) System of Records Notice
Document Number: E8-29283
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is republishing the Privacy Act system of records notice (SORN) for the Verification and Information System (VIS) replacing the previously published SORN of February 28, 2008 in order to: (1) Cover the expansion of VIS to collect and verify United States (U.S.) Passports and Passport Cards from E-Verify users, (2) describe the expansion of the scope of the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) to include verification of citizenship and immigration status for any DHS lawful purpose, not just for government benefit granting purposes as described in previous PIAs, (3) cover the expansion of VIS to collect applications from victims of identity theft who would like to lock their Social Security Number (SSN) from further use in E-Verify, and (4) describe the expansion of the scope of E-Verify to indicate that it is no longer solely voluntary in some cases and no longer solely for new employees. These changes are more thoroughly spelled out in an accompanying Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) which can be found on the DHS Privacy Web site (http:/ /www.dhs.gov/privacy).
Privacy Act of 1974; United States Coast Guard-029 Notice of Arrival and Departure System of Records Notice
Document Number: E8-29279
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG) gives notice that it is establishing a system of records for retaining certain biographical information on all passenger and crew members on board U.S. and foreign vessels bound for or departing from ports or places in the United States. The system of records is for the collection and processing of Notice of Arrival and Departure (NOAD) information pursuant to 33 CFR part 160, subpart C. This information is maintained within the Ship Arrival Notification System (SANS) as well as other USCG systems used for screening and vetting of vessels, vessel crews and passengers. USCG is publishing a system of records notice (SORN) in order to permit the traveling public greater access to individual information and a more comprehensive understanding of how and where information pertaining to them is collected and maintained. Elsewhere in today's Federal Register, DHS has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to exempt this SORN from certain provisions of the Privacy Act.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: E8-29262
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
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 will remove one system of records notice from its inventory of record systems because the United States Coast Guard no longer requires the system. The obsolete system is DOT/CG 632 Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card Record System (April 11, 2000).
Privacy Act of 1974; Consolidation of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Background Check Service System of Records
Document Number: E8-29260
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
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 one Privacy Act system of records notice, Justice/INS-024 FD-258 Fingerprint Tracking System, July 31, 2000, into the existing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services system of records notice titled DHS-USCIS-002 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Background Check Service, January 5, 2007.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Hempstead, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-29237
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-10
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 Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel at mile 15.4, at Jones Beach, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may operate on a limited operating schedule for four months to facilitate the completion of bridge construction.
Missouri; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-29160
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
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.
California; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-29159
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California (FEMA-1810-DR), dated November 18, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 14 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-29158
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
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.
Special Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Religious Workers; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: E8-29085
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
With this amendment, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) corrects an error in the amendatory text from the Special Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Religious Workers final rule published in the Federal Register on November 26.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction
Document Number: E8-29069
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document corrects the table to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of November 5, 2008. This correction clarifies the table representing the flooding source(s), location of referenced elevation, the effective and modified elevation in feet and the communities affected for Marshall County, Illinois, and Incorporated Areas; specifically, for flooding source ``Sandy Creek Tributary,'' that was previously published.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-29068
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
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.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Intelligence Records System (IIRS)
Document Number: E8-29060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 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 Intelligence Records System (IIRS) 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; Science & Technology Directorate-001 Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-29059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to add a new system of records titled Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Records. This system maintains records collected in support of, or during the conduct of, Science & Technology-funded research, development, test, and evaluation activities. This new system will be added to the Department's inventory of record systems.