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Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-565; Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-26999
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0057, 1625-0065, 1625-0104, and 1625-0105
Document Number: E9-26994
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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 four 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) 1625-0057, Small Passenger VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapters K and T; (2) 1625-0065, Offshore Supply VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter L; (3) 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials; and (4) 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Sea World December Fireworks, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-26992
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable waters of Mission Bay near San Diego, California in support of the Sea World December Fireworks. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; East Rockaway Inlet to Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, Long Island, NY
Document Number: E9-26991
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area extending from the entrance of East Rockaway Inlet to the Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, New York. This regulated navigation area will affect commercial vessels carrying petroleum products in excess of 250 barrels by requiring them to plan all transits of the regulated navigation area so that they maintain a minimum of two feet under keel clearance at all times. Additionally, they may not transit the regulated navigation area if a small craft advisory, or more severe weather warning, has been issued, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound. This action is necessary because significant shoaling in this area has reduced the depths of the navigable channel and has increased the risk of vessels grounding in the channel and the potential for a significant oil spill.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E9-26990
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0080, Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0012
Document Number: E9-26989
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0012, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariners. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lower Grand River, Iberville Parish, LA
Document Number: E9-26988
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the LA 75 pontoon bridge and the LA 77 swing bridge across the Lower Grand River, mile 38.4 and 47.0 respectively, in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to both drawbridge's operating schedules to determine whether permanent changes to the schedules are needed. The deviation will allow an additional 30 minutes to the end of each scheduled closure period to provide more time for school buses to transit across the bridges.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lower Grand River, Iberville Parish, LA
Document Number: E9-26985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the operation of the LA 75 pontoon bridge and the LA 77 swing bridge across the Lower Grand River, mile 38.4 and 47.0 respectively, in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The Iberville Parish School Board has requested that the operating regulations of these bridges be changed to allow an additional 30 minutes to the end of each scheduled closure period to provide more time for school buses to transit across the bridge.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX
Document Number: E9-26984
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
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 Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. The deviation is necessary to allow for one phase of an on-going maintenance project to replace the lift span motors and brakes.
Recordation of Trade Name “Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB”
Document Number: E9-26982
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
Application has been filed pursuant to Sec. 133.12, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations (19 CFR 133.12), for recordation under section 42 of the Act of July 5, 1946, as amended (15 U.S.C. 1124), of the trade name ``Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB,'' used by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, incorporated in Sweden.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard-060 Homeport System of Records
Document Number: E9-26911
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue a system of records notice titled, Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Coast Guard060 Homeport System of Records. The updated system of records, Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Coast Guard060 Homeport System of Records contains a secure collection of information from and about individuals and entities that are subject to the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. As a result of the biennial review of this system, the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard is proposing changes to (1) the categories of individuals covered to include Federal, State and local government agency members involved in maritime safety, security and environmental protection missions; categories of records to include government service grade or military rate/rank, and for Transportation Worker Identification Credential new hire query, the addition of full name and optional social security number (last four; not required); (2) the purpose to state that the Homeport system will no longer be used to collect information from and about individuals for whom background screening will be conducted for purposes of establishing U.S. Coast Guard approved identification credentials for access to maritime facilities (records associated with this function have been deleted); and (3) the routine uses to conform with Department's library of routine uses. No new routine uses have been added. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-013 Alien Medical Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-26910
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-09
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 Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement system of records notice titled, Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement013 Alien Medical Records System of Records. This system maintains records that document the medical screening, examination, and treatment of aliens arrested and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The records contain the medical information for aliens detained in facilities owned and operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or its contractors, or in facilities where medical care is provided by Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers. The system also supports the collection and maintenance of medical information about these individuals and its dissemination in the case of infectious diseases, especially in the event of a public health emergency, such as an epidemic or pandemic. The information described in this notice was previously covered by a Department of Health and Human Services Patients Medical Record system of records. This newly established system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Disaster Assistance Directorate Policy Numbers 9100.1 and 9523.1 Snow Assistance and Severe Winter Storm Policy
Document Number: E9-26817
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has revised its Snow Assistance and Severe Winter Storm Policy. The Snow Assistance and Severe Winter Storm Policy provides the procedures and criteria FEMA uses to make its recommendations to the President after a State Governor requests a declaration following a snowstorm. The criteria in the Snow Assistance and Severe Winter Storm Policy are used by FEMA solely for consideration in making its recommendations to the President and do not limit the ability of the President, in his discretion, to declare emergencies or major disasters.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-NEW
Document Number: E9-26815
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 proposed new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning a collection of information that will occur after activation of a commercial nuclear power plant's alert and notification system. FEMA will conduct a telephone survey of a sample of residents within that plant's 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) following the alert.
Safety Zone; Coast Guard Use of Force Training Exercises, San Pablo Bay, CA
Document Number: E9-26792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone in San Pablo Bay for Coast Guard Use of Force Training exercises. This safety zone would be established to ensure the safety of the public and participating crews from potential hazards associated with fast-moving Coast Guard smallboats or helicopters taking part in the exercise. Unauthorized persons or vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; SR 90 Bridge, Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight and Ocean City, MD
Document Number: E9-26772
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Assawoman Bay in the vicinity of the SR 90 Bridge (Ocean City Expressway) that connects Isle of Wight and Ocean City, MD. This action will protect mariners and public property on Assawoman Bay from the hazards associated with possible falling debris from the channel span superstructure and facilitates expeditious repairs to the span by allowing the contracted company to maintain their position inside the main channel. Vessel traffic will be redirected to an alternative channel during the effective period.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E9-26709
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 230 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/ labs scientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Highway Corporate Security Review (CSR)
Document Number: E9-26729
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
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 1652-0036, abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of a reinstatement of a formerly 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 28264. TSA received two comments
Accreditation and Approval of Camin Cargo Control, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E9-26723
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Camin Cargo Control, Inc., 31 Fulton StreetUnit A, New Haven, CT 06513, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E9-26722
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., 5500 Business Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals, and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Accreditation and Approval of Camin Cargo Control, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E9-26720
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Camin Cargo Control, Inc., 471 Eastern Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Approval of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E9-26719
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 11441 Industriplex Blvd., Suite 190, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Accreditation and Approval of Camin Cargo Control, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E9-26717
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Camin Cargo Control, Inc., 218 Centaurus St., Corpus Christi, TX 78405, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Approval of Marine Technical Surveyors, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E9-26705
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Marine Technical Surveyors, Inc., 316 West San Augustine Street, Deer Park, TX 77536, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-26664
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Lined Paper Notebooks and Filler Paper
Document Number: E9-26410
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-05
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 lined paper notebooks and filler paper. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that Mexico is the country of origin of the lined paper notebooks and filler paper for purposes of U.S. government procurement.
Voluntary Private Sector Accreditation and Certification Preparedness Program
Document Number: E9-26599
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing the dates, times, locations, and discussion topics for a series of public meetings that will be held to discuss the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep). The purpose of these meetings is to provide the public with an opportunity to engage in dialogue with DHS leadership and program managers regarding PS-Prep. Additionally, this notice extends the comment period that was originally established in FEMA's October 16, 2009 Federal Register Notice announcing the intent to select standards for use in PS-Prep. The comment period will now end on January 15, 2010.
Safety Zone; Corporate Party on Hornblower Yacht, Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E9-26574
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters in San Francisco Bay proximate to Pier 30-32 in San Francisco, CA in support of a Corporate Party on Hornblower Yacht. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Tax
Document Number: E9-26268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document provides an additional 30 days for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude the filing of substitution drawback claims 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 excise tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, with comments due on or before November 16, 2009. A related proposed rulemaking prepared by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) within the Department of the Treasury was published in the same edition of the Federal Register, with comments due on or before December 14, 2009. In an effort to provide the public with equal opportunity to comment on these related proposals, CBP is extending the comment period to December 14, 2009.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2010 Annual Review and Adjustment
Document Number: E9-26212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update the rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes by 5.07% to generate sufficient revenue to cover allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and return on investment. The proposed update reflects an August 1, 2010 increase in benchmark contractual wages and benefits and an adjustment for inflation. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard strategic goal of maritime safety.
Technical Amendment; Federal Emergency Management Agency's Claims Appeals
Document Number: E9-26191
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
By this final rule, the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Suspension of Community Eligibility for Failure To Enforce
Document Number: E9-25863
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA is suspending one community because of its failure to enforce its floodplain management regulations under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If documentation is received from the community before the effective suspension date, indicating it has brought its floodplain management program into compliance with the NFIP requirements, FEMA will withdraw the suspension by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.
Application of Immigration Regulations to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: E9-26094
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are implementing conforming amendments to their respective regulations to comply with the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). The CNRA extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). This rule amends the regulations governing: asylum and credible fear of persecution determinations; references to the geographical ``United States'' and its territories and possessions; alien classifications authorized for employment; documentation acceptable for Employment Eligibility Verification; employment of unauthorized aliens; and adjustment of status of immediate relatives admitted under the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. Additionally, this rule makes a technical change to correct a citation error in the regulations governing the Visa Waiver Program and the regulations governing asylum and withholding of removal. The purpose of this rule is to ensure that the regulations apply to persons and entities arriving in or physically present in the CNMI to the extent authorized by the CNRA.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General-002 Investigative Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-25945
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 the Department of Homeland Security proposes to revise a system of records titled, Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General002 Investigative Records System of Records, previously titled, Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General002 Investigations Data Management System of Records. As a result of the biennial review of this system and changes to the application software, the Department of Homeland Security is proposing changes to the system name, system classification, categories of individuals and records in the system, authorities for maintenance of the system, routine uses, as well as storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, and notification procedures. There will be no change to the Privacy Act exemptions currently in place for this system of records, however, the Department is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concurrent with this system of records elsewhere in the Federal Register to reflect the system name change. This revised system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General-002 Investigative Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-25944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of an updated and reissued system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General002 Investigative Records System of Records and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, 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; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-001 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-25938
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue a Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled, Department of Homeland Security/ALL001 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Records System of Records. The updated system of records consists of information that is created and used by the Department's Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act staff to process requests as well as to manage the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act programs. As a result of the biennial review of this system, the Privacy Office has: Updated the system classification to include unclassified information; updated the categories of individuals and records to include individuals who are the subjects of requests, Department of Justice and other government litigators and/or DHS personnel assigned to handle such requests or appeals; revised the routine uses to conform with the needs of the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act program; and updated the Privacy Act exemptions for this system of records to include the addition of 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(3) and (k)(6) of the Privacy Act. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is published elsewhere in the Federal Register further exempting these records from 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(3) and (k)(6) of the Privacy Act. The initial Privacy Act exemptions published with this system of records (December 6, 2004), will remain in place until this rule is finalized with the addition of 5 U.S.C. 552a(k)(3) and (k)(6). This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-001 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act Records System of Records
Document Number: E9-25933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of an updated and reissued system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security/ALL-001 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Consolidation of Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General System of Records
Document Number: E9-25929
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 the Department of Homeland Security is giving notice that it proposes to consolidate the Privacy Act system of records notice titled, Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector001 General Audit Training Tracking System of Records into the existing Department of Homeland Security- wide system of records notice titled, Department of Homeland Security/ ALL003 General Training Records System of Records.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E9-25861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on the proposed Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and proposed BFE modifications for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the proposed regulatory flood elevations for the reach described by the downstream and upstream locations in the table below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, these elevations, once finalized, will be used by insurance agents, and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents in those buildings.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E9-25860
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
American Samoa; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: E9-25859
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Territory of American Samoa (FEMA-1859-DR), dated September 29, 2009, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: E9-25858
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: E9-25835
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
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.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker Classification
Document Number: E9-25808
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is creating a new, temporary, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-only transitional worker classification (CW classification) in accordance with title VII of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA). The transitional worker program is intended to provide for an orderly transition from the CNMI permit system to the U.S. federal immigration system under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA or Act). A CW transitional worker is an alien worker who is ineligible for another classification under the INA and who performs services or labor for an employer in the CNMI. The CNRA imposes a five-year transition period before the INA requirements become fully applicable in the CNMI. The new CW classification will be in effect for the duration of that transition period, unless extended by the Secretary of Labor. The rule also establishes employment authorization incident to CW status.
Notice of Availability of Proposed Guidance for Protecting Responders' Health During the First Week Following a Wide-Area Anthrax Attack
Document Number: E9-25770
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is accepting comments on ``Proposed Guidance for Protecting Responders' Health During the First Week Following a Wide-Area Anthrax Attack.''
Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) Handler Training Assessment Survey (Formerly Named: Graduate Training Feedback Form)
Document Number: E9-25759
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0041, abstracted below, that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the electronic submission of numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of training instruction from students who graduate from the NEDCTP Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course.
Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals; Security Awareness Training for Flight School Employees
Document Number: E9-25758
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on an existing information collection requirement abstracted below that will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The collection involves conducting background checks for all aliens and other designated individuals seeking flight instruction (``candidates'') from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certificated flight training providers. Through the information collected, TSA will determine whether a candidate is a threat to aviation or national security, and thus prohibited from receiving flight training or recurrent training. Additionally, flight training providers are required to conduct a security awareness program for their employees, and to maintain records associated with this training.
Safety Zone; Perdido Regional Host Outer Continental Shelf Platform, Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E9-25595
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the Perdido Regional Host (PRH), a high-production, manned oil and natural gas platform. The platform needs to be protected from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around the platform 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.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-25807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a correction to an earlier notice that published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 22, 2009, in order to correct the location of the Oakland, CA, public meeting listed in that earlier notice. The public meetings will be held by the Coast Guard (USCG) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters'' that published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 28, 2009. For the Oakland, CA meeting, our earlier notice incorrectly listed the Marriott Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607. The correct location for the Oakland public meeting is the Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621.
Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire
Document Number: E9-25684
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0032, abstracted below, that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves using a questionnaire to collect medical information from candidates for the job of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) to ensure their qualifications to perform TSO duties pursuant to sec. 111 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA).