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Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Law Enforcement Support Center Alien Criminal Response Information Management System
Document Number: E8-29058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
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) Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) Alien Criminal Response Information Management System (ACRIMe) 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-007 Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) Alien Criminal Response Information Management (ACRIMe) System of Records
Document Number: E8-29057
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
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 (DHS) is giving notice that it proposes to update and reissue the following legacy record system Justice/INS. 023 Law Enforcement Support Center Database as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) system of records titled Law Enforcement Support Center (LESC) Alien Criminal Response Information Management System (ACRIMe). The information in this system of records includes data collected and maintained by the ICE LESC to carry out its mission to respond to inquiries from law enforcement agencies concerning immigration status of an individual, and whether the individual is under investigation and/or wanted by ICE or other law enforcement agencies. Categories of individuals, categories of records, and the routine uses of this legacy system of records notice have been updated. 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 DHS inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-006 Intelligence Records System (IIRS) System of Records
Document Number: E8-29056
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to establish a new system of records titled the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Intelligence Records System (IIRS). IIRS contains information generated or received by the ICE Office of Intelligence, or other offices within ICE that support the law enforcement intelligence mission, that is analyzed and disseminated to ICE executive management and operational units for law enforcement, intelligence, counterterrorism, and other homeland security purposes. IIRS also contains data maintained in the Office of Intelligence's Intelligence Fusion System (IFS), a software application and data repository that facilitates research and analysis of information from a variety of sources within and outside of DHS to support law enforcement activities and investigations of violations of U.S. laws, administration of immigration laws and other laws administered or enforced by DHS, and production of DHS law enforcement intelligence products. Additionally, a Privacy Impact Assessment for IFS will be posted on the Department's privacy Web site. (See www.dhs.gov/privacy and follow the link to ``Privacy Impact Assessments.'') Due to urgent homeland security and law enforcement mission needs, IFS is currently in operation. Recognizing that ICE is publishing a notice of system of records for an existing system, ICE will carefully consider public comments, apply appropriate revisions, and republish the IIRS notice of system of records within 180 days of receipt of comments. A proposed rulemaking is also published in this issue of the Federal Register in which the Department proposes to exempt 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; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement-008 Search, Arrest, and Seizure Records System of Records
Document Number: E8-29055
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
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: Treasury/CS.212 Search/Arrest/Seizure Report and Treasury/CS.214 Seizure File into a Immigration and Customs Enforcement system of records notice titled Search, Arrest, and Seizure 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 Immigration and Custom Enforcement's search, arrest, and seizure records. 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; United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement-010 Confidential and Other Sources of Information System of Records
Document Number: E8-29054
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
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: Treasury/CS.053 Confidential Source Identification File, Treasury/CS.058 Cooperating Individual Files, and Treasury/CS.122 Information Received File into a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) system of records notice titled Confidential and Other Sources of Information (COSI). 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 ICE COSI record systems. 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 Confidential and Other Sources of Information
Document Number: E8-29053
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
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 United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Confidential and Other Sources of Information (COSI) 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.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Immigration and Customs Enforcement Search, Arrest, and Seizure Records
Document Number: E8-29047
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-09
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 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Search, Arrest, and Seizure 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 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.
Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements
Document Number: E8-28979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the period for public comment on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on regulations governing the stability of passenger vessels and the maximum number of passengers that may safely be permitted on board a vessel.
California; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E8-28880
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
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 California (FEMA-1810-DR), dated November 18, 2008, and related determinations.
Arkansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-28871
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-1804-DR), dated October 22, 2008, and related determinations.
California; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-28870
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Islais Creek, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E8-28809
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulation for the Illinois Street drawbridge, mile 0.3, and the 3rd Street drawbridge, mile 0.4, over Islais Creek to open on signal if at least 72 hours advance notice is given. This action is warranted due to the minimal amount of vessels requiring drawbridge openings on the waterway.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28764
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28751
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28689
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
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 revised information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the use of a form to collect data for the development and continuation of the National Fire Department Census database.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-28688
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-03
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.
Texas; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-28546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-28545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1791-DR), dated September 13, 2008, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E8-28544
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-1786-DR), dated September 2, 2008, and related determinations.
Designation of an Enhanced Driver's License and Identity Document Issued by the State of New York as a Travel Document Under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Document Number: E8-28535
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated enhanced driver's licenses and identity documents (EDLs) issued by the State of New York (New York) as acceptable documents to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry upon implementation of Section 7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. U.S. citizens possessing these EDLs will be permitted to present the EDLs as acceptable documents under Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) when entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E8-28518
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-02
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).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connection Slough, Bacon Island, CA
Document Number: E8-28476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has revised its proposal to amend the regulations governing the operation of the Connection Slough Drawbridge, originally published at 68 FR 183 (Sept. 22, 2003). The revised proposal reopens the comment period. The proposal is being revised at the request of the bridge owner to include drawbridge operator contact information, for waterway users to schedule drawspan openings during advance notice periods. The proposal would ensure a drawbridge operator can be contacted, is present at the drawbridge during identified increased navigation periods, and reduces the hours a drawbridge operator is required to be at the drawbridge and not gainfully employed.
Application for the Integrated Tug and Barge MOKU PAHU, Review for Inclusion in the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program; Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-28474
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that evaluated the potential environmental impacts resulting from accepting the integrated tug and barge MOKU PAHU into the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP). Under the STEP, the MOKU PAHU will be using, and testing, the Ecochlor\TM\ Inc. Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) as the vessel operates in U.S. waters.
Application for the Cruise Ship CORAL PRINCESS, Review for Inclusion in the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program; Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-28473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that evaluated the potential environmental impacts resulting from accepting the cruise ship CORAL PRINCESS into the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP). The CORAL PRINCESS runs four regular cruising routes that include Alaska, California, the Panama Canal, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida. Under the STEP, the CORAL PRINCESS will be using and testing the Hyde Marine, INC. Guardian Ballast Water Treatment System, when the vessel operates in U.S. waters.
Application for the Containerized Cargo Ship ATLANTIC COMPASS, Review for the Inclusion in the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program; Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-28470
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that evaluated the potential environmental impacts resulting from accepting the vessel the ATLANTIC COMPASS into the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP). Under the STEP, the ATLANTIC COMPASS will be using and testing the Ecochlor TM Inc. Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), as the vessel operates in U.S. waters.
Application for the Tank Ship S/R AMERICAN PROGRESS, Review for the Inclusion in the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program; Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E8-28463
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the tank ship S/R AMERICAN PROGRESS. The DEA describes the S/R AMERICAN PROGRESS' application for the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) demonstration initiative. The DEA for the S/R AMERICAN PROGRESS also addresses effects on the human and natural environments from installing, testing, and using the Severn Trent De Nora BalPure\TM\ ballast water treatment system as the vessel operates in U.S. waters.
Published Privacy Impact Assessments on the Web
Document Number: E8-28397
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Privacy Office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making available eighteen (18) Privacy Impact Assessments on various programs and systems in the Department. These assessments were approved and published on the Privacy Office's Web site between July 1 and September 30, 2008.
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.