Department of Homeland Security October 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-24832
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees will meet on October 31 and November 1 and 2, 2009, in Arlington, VA. The meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: E9-24831
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the California Route 160 Drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, near Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow Caltrans to conduct drawbridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the maintenance period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, VA
Document Number: E9-24830
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Jordan (S337) Bridge, at AIWW mile 2.8, across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch) in Chesapeake, VA, because the vertical-lift span has been removed.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Tax
Document Number: E9-24789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude situations where imported merchandise subject to Federal excise tax is allowed into the United States, in effect, 99 percent free of that tax through application of a drawback claim. Specifically, the proposed amendments would preclude the filing of a substitution drawback claim for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. This document also proposes to amend title 19 by adding a basic importation and entry bond condition to foster compliance with the amended drawback provision. These proposed amendments are necessary to protect the revenue by clarifying the relationship between drawback claims and Federal excise tax liability.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-24745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the periods for public comment on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the rulemaking entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water'' (Docket No. USCG-2001-10486).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; East River, New York City, NY
Document Number: E9-24744
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, mile 6.4, across the East River at New York City, New York. This temporary final rule allows the Roosevelt Island Bridge to remain in the closed position for eleven months to facilitate a major rehabilitation of the bridge.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0014, 1625-0038, and 1625-0069
Document Number: E9-24742
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding three Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0014, Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic Research Vessels; (2) 1625- 0038, Plan Approval and Records for Tank, Passenger, Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Nautical School Vessels and Oceanographic Research Vessels46 CFR Subchapters D, H, I, I-A, R and U; and (3) 1625-0069, Ballast Water Management for Vessels with Ballast Tanks Entering U.S. Waters. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Published Privacy Impact Assessments on the Web
Document Number: E9-24712
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Privacy Office of the Department of Homeland Security is making available twelve 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 April 1, 2009, and June 30, 2009.
Technical Correction To Remove Obsolete Compliance Date Provisions From Electronic Cargo Information Regulations
Document Number: E9-24668
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This final rule removes the compliance date provisions of various sections of the CBP regulations pertaining to mandatory advance electronic transmission of in-bound and out-bound cargo information. As all the provisions requiring advance electronic transmission of cargo information are now in effect because the various dates or events described in the compliance date paragraphs triggering the compliance date have occurred, the compliance date paragraphs are now obsolete.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E9-24657
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from October 2, 2009, through October 31, 2009. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. This rule will establish restrictions upon and control movement of vessels in the specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Pollution Prevention Equipment
Document Number: E9-24670
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing its January 16, 2009, interim rule establishing oil pollution prevention equipment requirements with one minor amendment to the rule's effective date for vessels with equipment installed on or after January 1, 2005. The rule harmonizes Coast Guard regulations with new International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines and specifications issued under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex I. It implements these MARPOL Annex I regulations and, ultimately, is intended to reduce the amount of oil discharged from vessels and eliminate the use of ozone-depleting solvents in equipment tests. All vessels replacing or installing oily-water separators and bilge alarms must install equipment that meets these revised standards. Newly constructed vessels carrying oil in bulk must install monitoring systems that meet the revised standards.
Electronic Baggage Screening Program
Document Number: E9-24608
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted a limited nationwide waiver of the buy American provision contained in sec. 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) Public Law 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, 303 (2009) under the authority of sec. 1605(b)(1) (public interest exception) provided that at least 95 percent of the costs of each Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Electronic Baggage Screening Program (EBSP) project will comply with sec. 1605(a).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24563
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Customs Broker License Examination Appeals
Document Number: E9-24489
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, which govern the licensing and conduct of customs brokers. The rule specifies the proper CBP official who is authorized to decide the final administrative appeal of a failing grade on the customs broker written examination. The current regulations provide that the final administrative appeal on a failing grade on the broker's exam should be sent in writing to the Secretary of Homeland Security, or her designee. This final rule amends the CBP regulations to specify that examinees should submit final administrative appeals to the Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA
Document Number: E9-24486
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Berkley Bridge across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 0.4, at Norfolk, Virginia. This deviation will test a change in the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a schedule change is needed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: E9-24485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the regulations that govern the operation of the Berkley Bridge, mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. Due to the temporary closure of two area bridges, the Berkley Bridge has experienced an increase in traffic volume. The proposed change would provide set opening periods for the bridge during the day, relieving vehicular traffic congestion during the weekday daytime hours while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-24441
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) will meet from October 19, 2009 to October 21, 2009, in Potomac, MD. This meeting is open to the public during the times listed in this notice.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Drawbridge Operation Regulations
Document Number: E9-24135
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between February 2006 and January 2008, that expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, regulated navigation areas and drawbridge operation regulations, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Notice of Enforcement of Regulation
Document Number: E9-24319
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the annual U.S. Navy and City of San Francisco sponsored Fleet Week Parade of Navy Ships, Blue Angels Flight Demonstrations, and Ship Tours to be held from October 8, 2009 through October 12, 2009. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: E9-24318
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document confirms that the direct final rule entitled ``Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York,'' published July 1, 2009, in the Federal Register (74 FR 31354), became effective September 29, 2009.
Anchorages; New and Revised Anchorages in the Captain of the Port Portland, OR, Area of Responsibility
Document Number: E9-24317
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a new anchorage, modifying existing anchorages, and revising the regulations governing anchorages in the Captain of the Port Portland, Oregon, area of responsibility. These changes are necessary to ensure that there are sufficient anchorage opportunities in that area, and to clarify the locations of those anchorage opportunities. In addition, the changes will help prevent conflicts with navigable channels and other uses of anchorage waters.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Declaration (Form 6059B)
Document Number: E9-24294
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-08
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 Customs Declaration. 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)).
Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter: Rescission
Document Number: E9-24200
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations by rescinding the amendments promulgated on August 15, 2007, and October 28, 2008, relating to procedures that employers may take to acquire a safe harbor from receipt of No-Match letters. DHS is amending its regulations as proposed on August 19, 2009, without change. Implementation of the 2007 final rule was preliminarily enjoined by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on October 10, 2007. After further review, DHS has determined to focus its enforcement efforts relating to the employment of aliens not authorized to work in the United States on increased compliance through improved verification, including participation in E- Verify, ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers (IMAGE), and other programs.
Safety Zone; Beachfest Fireworks, Pacific Ocean, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-24176
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego in support of the Beachfest Fireworks Display. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Nebraska Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-24152
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Nebraska (FEMA-1853-DR), dated July 31, 2009, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-24151
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1858-DR), dated September 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Kansas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-24150
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
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-1849-DR), dated June 25, 2009, and related determinations.
Kansas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-24149
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
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-1848-DR), dated June 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-730; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24092
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: File No. OMB-5; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24091
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-602; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24090
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
New York; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-24075
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-1857-DR), dated September 1, 2009, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-24073
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1858-DR), dated September 24, 2009, and related determinations.
American Samoa; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E9-24072
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Territory of American Samoa (FEMA-1859-DR), dated September 29, 2009, and related determinations.
Notice of Adjustment of Countywide Per Capita Impact Indicator
Document Number: E9-24071
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice that the countywide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2009, will be decreased.
Notice of Maximum Amount of Assistance Under the Individuals and Households Program
Document Number: E9-24070
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice of the maximum amount for assistance under the Individuals and Households Program for emergencies and major disasters declared on or after October 1, 2009.
Notice of Adjustment of Disaster Grant Amounts
Document Number: E9-24069
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA gives notice of a decrease of the maximum amount for Small Project Grants to State and local governments and private nonprofit facilities for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2009.
Notice of Adjustment of Statewide Per Capita Impact Indicator
Document Number: E9-24068
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA gives notice that the statewide per capita impact indicator under the Public Assistance program for disasters declared on or after October 1, 2009, will be decreased.
Form I-129S, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24065
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Form I-854; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-24064
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States Duty Free
Document Number: E9-24010
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
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 Holders or Containers which Enter the United States Duty Free. 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)).
Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Vessel Response Plan Requirements
Document Number: E9-24008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a correction to an earlier document that published on September 25, 2009, in order to correct the date of the Washington, DC, public meeting. Our earlier notice listed 2 different dates for the same meeting; the correct date is October 28, 2009.
Special Local Regulation, Fran Schnarr Open Water Championships, Huntington Bay, NY
Document Number: E9-24007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent Special Local Regulation within the waters of Huntington Bay, New York for the annual Fran Schnarr Open Water Championships. This proposed Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of Huntington Bay by protecting swimmers from the hazards imposed by vessel traffic. This action is intended to increase the safety of the swimmers by limiting vessel access to a portion of Huntington Bay, New York during the swim event held on a single day each July. Entry into this area will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound or the designated on-scene patrol personnel.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E9-23960
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-05
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.
Georgia; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-23959
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1858-DR), dated September 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-23958
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1858-DR), dated September 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Georgia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E9-23957
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
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 Georgia (FEMA-1858-DR), dated September 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-23956
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1858-DR), dated September 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-23955
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1858-DR), dated September 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Public Meeting on Ports and Waterways Assessment
Document Number: E9-23876
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting in order to receive public comments on the results of the U.S. Coast Guard sponsored Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment conducted July 14-15, 2009. Specific comments should target any risk areas within the waterways and