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

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Safety Zone and Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E9-20619
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone and regulated navigation area on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This temporary final rule places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters located adjacent to and over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) electrical dispersal fish barrier system.
Reporting of Security Issues
Document Number: E9-20551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposes to add new procedures by which members of the public could report to TSA a problem, deficiency, or vulnerability regarding transportation security, including the security of aviation, maritime, railroad, motor carrier vehicle, or pipeline transportation, or any mode of public transportation, such as mass transit, in accordance with the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Red River Waterway, Torras, LA
Document Number: E9-20514
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the LA 15 Highway Drawbridge across the Red River Waterway, mile 1.0, near Torras, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow time for conducting needed maintenance to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for a two week period.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: E9-20512
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, adjacent to the Naval Reserve Center and the Orange public boat ramps located in Orange, Texas. With the exception of participating vessels and patrol craft, entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur, or a designated representative. This safety zone is needed to protect spectators and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a high speed boat race.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-20510
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) 2009 annual meeting and seeks applications to fill one vacancy on the GLPAC. GLPAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on issues related to pilotage on the Great Lakes. GLPAC's meeting will be open to the public.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones and Special Local Regulations
Document Number: E9-20508
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between January 2007 and January 2008, that expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, and local regulations, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Crew Member's Declaration
Document Number: E9-20425
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
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: Crew Member's Declaration. This is a proposed extension and revision of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (74 FR 30103) on June 24, 2009, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Notice of Postponement of H-2A and H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot
Document Number: E9-20424
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces the postponement of the commencement date of the H-2A and H-2B Temporary Worker Visa Exit Program Pilot, originally set for August 1, 2009. The pilot program will require temporary workers within H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant classifications that enter the United States at either the port of San Luis, Arizona or the port of Douglas, Arizona, to depart from one of those ports and to submit certain biographical and biometric information at one of the kiosks established for this purpose. A delay of the commencement date is necessary to ensure that the kiosks are fully operational.
Iowa; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E9-20420
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Iowa (FEMA-1854-DR), dated August 13, 2009, and related determinations.
Kentucky; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: E9-20417
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-1855-DR), dated August 14, 2009, and related determinations.
Maine; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-20338
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine (FEMA-1852-DR), dated July 30, 2009, and related determinations.
DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-20265
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee will meet on September 10, 2009, in Detroit, Michigan. The meeting will be open to the public.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-018 Grievances, Appeals and Disciplinary Action Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-20264
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a Department-wide system of records entitled the ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL018 Grievances, Appeals and Disciplinary Action Records System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the Department of Homeland Security/ ALL018 Grievances, Appeals and Disciplinary Action Records system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: File No. OMB-53, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-20255
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Safety Zone; BW PIONEER at Walker Ridge 249, Outer Continental Shelf FPSO, Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E9-20246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone around the BW PIONEER, a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) system, at Walker Ridge 249 on the Outer Continental Shelf. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the FPSO from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around the FPSO will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment.
Safety Zone; Private Fireworks Show, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: E9-20245
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of the Virginia Beach Resort and Conference Center in Virginia Beach, VA in support of a private fireworks show. This action is intended to restrict access to the specified portion of Chesapeake Bay to protect the public from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel CHARLES M CALLAIS II
Document Number: E9-20244
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel CHARLES M CALLAIS II as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Tug Boat LA FORCE
Document Number: E9-20243
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the tug boat LA FORCE as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-020 Internal Affairs Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-20159
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a Department-wide system of records entitled the ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL020 Internal Affairs Records System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the Department of Homeland Security/ALL020 Internal Affairs Records system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-024 Facility and Perimeter Access Control and Visitor Management System of Records
Document Number: E9-20155
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a Department-wide system of records entitled the ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL024 Facility and Perimeter Access Control and Visitor Management System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the Department of Homeland Security/ ALL024 Facility and Perimeter Access Control and Visitor Management system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-013 Claims Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-20154
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a Department-wide system of records entitled the ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL013 Claims Records System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the Department of Homeland Security/ALL013 Claims Records system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-006 Accident Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-20151
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a Department-wide system of records entitled the ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL006 Accident Records System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the Department of Homeland Security/ALL006 Accident Records system from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Safety Zone; Ocean City Beachfront Air Show, Ocean City, NJ
Document Number: E9-20095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the Ocean City Beachfront Air Show, an aerial demonstration to be held over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, New Jersey. This Safety Zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This proposed action would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, New Jersey during the aerial demonstration.
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-20079
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the J.W. Marriott's Salons I and II, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20004.
Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the DHS S&T SAFETY Act Program
Document Number: E9-20077
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Science and Technology (s&t) Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on the following data collection forms for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate's Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act Program: Registration of a Seller of an Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 10010), Request for a Pre-Application Consultation (DHS Form 10009), Notice of License of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 10003), Application for Modification of SAFETY Act Benefits (DHS Form 10002), Request for Transfer of SAFETY Act Benefits (DHS Form 10001), Application for SAFETY Act Renewal (DHS FORM 10057), Application for SAFETY Act Developmental Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) Designation (DHS Form 10006), Application for SAFETY Act Designation (DHS Form 10008), Application for SAFETY Act Certification (DHS Form 10007), Application for SAFETY Act Block Designation (DHS Form 10005), and Application for SAFETY Act Block Certification (DHS Form 10004).
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Employment Standards
Document Number: E9-20043
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
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 1652-0006, 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 June 15, 2009, 74 FR 28267. The collection involves airport operator maintenance of records in compliance with 49 CFR part 1542 for employees with access privileges to secure areas of the airport and aircraft operator maintenance of records in compliance with 49 CFR part 1544 for selected crew and security employees. TSA Transportation Security Inspectors (TSI) review these records to ensure that the safety and security of the public is not compromised, to include using this information to take corrective action when necessary.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: E9-20036
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker licenses and all associated permits are cancelled without prejudice.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses Due to Death of the License Holder
Document Number: E9-20035
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations at section 111.51(a), the following individual Customs broker license and any and all permits have been cancelled due to the death of the broker:
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Pipeline Corporate Security Review
Document Number: E9-19959
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on an information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The collection will assess the current security practices in the pipeline industry by way of its Pipeline Corporate Security Review (PCSR) program, which encompasses site visits and interviews, and is part of the larger domain awareness, prevention, and protection program supporting TSA's and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS') missions.
Security and Safety Zone; Cruise Ship Protection, Elliott Bay and Pier-91, Seattle, WA
Document Number: E9-19958
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security and safety zone in the waters of Elliot Bay. Due to the physical location of Pier 91, Large Passenger Cruise Vessels are required to maneuver near a prominent marina frequented by a large recreational vessel community and near other numerous large commercial fishing vessels located at adjacent piers, posing a high safety and security risk when Large Passenger Cruise Vessels are entering and departing the cruise terminal. Due to the inherent safety and security risks associated with the movement of a cruise ship into or out of this especially tight berth at Pier 91, coupled with the large recreational boating community and commercial traffic in the area, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Puget Sound finds it necessary to enact these safety and security zones.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: E9-19957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the operation of the SR 23 bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The notice of proposed rulemaking proposed to allow the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for an additional 90 minutes during weekday afternoons to facilitate the movement of vehicular traffic.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Multifunctional Machines
Document Number: E9-19953
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-1054, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19918
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-243, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19916
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form G-884, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19913
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: File No. OMB-27, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19910
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-363, Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-19909
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers, Availability of FY2010 Arrangement
Document Number: E9-19835
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Each year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by the Write-Your-Own (WYO) program Financial Assistance/ Subsidy Arrangement (Arrangement) to notify the private insurance companies (Companies) and to make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement.
Safe-Harbor Procedures for Employers Who Receive a No-Match Letter: Rescission
Document Number: E9-19826
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend 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. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA
Document Number: E9-19825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the Chatsworth Road swing span bridge across the Franklin Canal, mile 4.8, at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The St. Mary Parish Government has requested that the operating regulation of the Chatsworth Road swing span bridge be changed in order for the bridge not to have to be continuously manned by a draw tender. This change would allow the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a one-hour notice for an opening of the draw between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. Currently the bridge opens on signal during this time period.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA
Document Number: E9-19824
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Chatsworth Road Bridge across the Franklin Canal, mile 4.8, at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the operating schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. It will allow the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a one-hour notice for an opening of the draw.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sargent, TX
Document Number: E9-19823
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the FM 457 pontoon drawbridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 418.0, west of Harvey Locks, near Sargent, Matagorda County, Texas. The deviation is necessary for continued maintenance of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation.
Privacy Act of 1974; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-003 General Counsel Electronic Management System, System of Records
Document Number: E9-19818
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is updating an existing system of records titled General Counsel Electronic Management System (March 31, 2006) to reflect changes in the system that provide Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorneys and other Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel with additional information regarding immigration cases and with additional means of accessing the information. General Counsel Electronic Management System is a case management system used primarily by attorneys in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of the Principal Legal Advisor to litigate cases before U.S. immigration courts. In conjunction with the next release of General Counsel Electronic Management System, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is modifying the General Counsel Electronic Management System system of records notice to describe the collection of additional information on immigration cases and the aliens involved in them. This General Counsel Electronic Management System system of records notice updates the system of records number; categories of individuals; categories of records; purpose of the system; routine
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-19817
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
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 Hamilton Avenue Bridge across the Gowanus Canal, mile 1.2, at Brooklyn, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge shall require a four-hour advance notice for bridge openings for three months to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Escort Vessels in Certain U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-19705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning the extension of escort vessel requirements in place for single hulled oil tankers in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and Puget Sound, Washington, to other U.S. waters and to other types of vessels. The Coast Guard has concluded that a rulemaking of national scope, such as this, is neither necessary nor advisable given the existence of more locally oriented options for considering escort vessel requirements.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sabine River, Echo, TX
Document Number: E9-19703
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Swing Span Bridge across the Sabine River, mile 19.3, at Echo, Orange County, TX. The bridge currently opens on signal with 24 hours advance notice but because of the limited number of requests for openings, the bridge owner requested an increase in the length of notification time required to open the bridge.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-19696
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
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.
North Dakota; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-19695
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Dakota (FEMA-1829-DR), dated March 24, 2009, and related determinations.
Availability of Draft “Planning Guidance for Recovery Following Biological Incidents”
Document Number: E9-19688
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Environmental Protection Agency
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-296 Section 301) directs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with other federal agencies, to develop and implement countermeasures to prepare for and respond to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are issuing a draft guidance document entitled ``Planning Guidance for Recovery Following Biological Incidents'' for federal, state, local, and tribal decision makers who may find it useful in planning and responding to a biological incident.
Notice of Video Quality in Public Safety Conference
Document Number: E9-19649
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC), in partnership with the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program within the U.S Department of Commerce, will host the second Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) conference in September 2009. The conference will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss their successes and the challenges related to video quality and interoperability. Information will be presented by field experts regarding video technology, standards development, and video system integration. The conference will also review the work of the VQiPS Working Group, which is comprised of volunteers from each public safety disciplinelocal, state, and Federal law, fire, and emergency medical services practitioners; Federal partners; representatives from academia and non- profit entities; and manufacturers. The Working Group coordinates efforts among organizations and agencies that are developing video standards for their own use.