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Agency Information Collection Activities: Small Vessel Reporting System
Document Number: 2011-33609
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS). CBP is proposing that the SVRS be established as a new collection of information. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (76 FR 65206) on October 20, 2011, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Prior Disclosure
Document Number: 2011-33606
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Prior Disclosure. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (76 FR 66741) on September 27, 2011, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry/Immediate Delivery Application and Simplified Entry
Document Number: 2011-33604
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Entry/Immediate Delivery Application (Forms 3461 and 3461 ALT) and Simplified Entry. This is a proposed revision and extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be revised and extended with a change to the burden hours and to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (76 FR 66740) on October 27, 2011, 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.
Final Determination Regarding Petition To Reconcile Inconsistent Customs Decisions Concerning the Tariff Classification of CN-9 Solution
Document Number: 2011-33603
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document publishes a summary of a decision issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') in response to a petition filed pursuant to section 177.13 of the CBP regulations requesting the reconciliation of inconsistent classification decisions issued by CBP under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') of a certain CN-9 solution, a hydrated ammonium calcium nitrate double salt that is primarily used as a fertilizer but is also used for waste water treatment. In the decision, CBP informed the party filing the petition that the correct classification of the subject CN-9 Solution is under subheading 3102.60.00, HTSUS.
Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire
Document Number: 2011-33520
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-30
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 49 U.S.C 44965. In certain cases, TSO candidates' health care providers may be asked to complete supplemental forms.
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Guidance Policy
Document Number: 2011-33501
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft policy letter entitled, ``Dynamically Positioned Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Critical Systems, Personnel and Training.'' We request your comments on this draft guidance.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening Database System of Records
Document Number: 2011-33428
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a newly established system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening Database System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL-030 Use of the Terrorist Screening Database System of Records'' from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology, Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP)
Document Number: 2011-33426
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public to comment on the renewal of existing data collection forms for the DHS Science and Technology Directorate's Project 25 (P25) Compliance Assessment Program (CAP): Supplier's Declaration of Compliance (SDoC) (DHS Form 10044 (6/08)) and Summary Test Report (DHS Form 10056 (9/08)). The attacks of September 11, 2001, and the destruction of Hurricane Katrina made apparent the need for emergency response radio systems that can interoperate, regardless of which organization manufactured the equipment. In response, and per congressional direction, DHS and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the P25 CAP to improve the emergency response community's confidence in purchasing land mobile radio (LMR) equipment built to P25 LMR standards. The P25 CAP establishes a process for ensuring that equipment complies with P25 standards and is capable of interoperating across manufacturers. The Department of Homeland Security needs to be able to collect essential information from manufacturers on their products that have met P25 standards as demonstrated through the P25 CAP. Equipment suppliers will provide information to publicly attest to their products' compliance with a specific set of P25 standards. Accompanied by a Summary Test Report that substantiates this declaration, the SDoC constitutes a company's formal, public attestation of compliance with the standards for the equipment. In providing this information, companies will consent to making this information public. In turn, the emergency response community will use this information to identify P25-compliant communications systems. The P25 CAP Program Manager will perform a simple administrative review to ensure the documentation is complete and accurate in accordance with the current P25 CAP processes. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Assessment Questionnaire-IP Sector Specific Agency Risk Self Assessment Tool (IP-SSARSAT)
Document Number: 2011-33422
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), Sector Specific Agency Executive Management Office (SSA EMO) will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-33419
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the National Press Club, Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20045. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Sacramento New Years Eve Fireworks Display, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2011-33372
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the 1,000 foot safety zones during the Sacramento New Years Eve Fireworks Display in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA
Document Number: 2011-33369
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Burlington-Bristol (Route 413) Bridge, across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between the townships of Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span in order to facilitate the replacement of the lift cables.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pocomoke River, Pocomoke City, MD
Document Number: 2011-33368
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Route 675 Bridge across Pocomoke River, mile 15.6, at Pocomoke City, MD. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate an electrical outage for testing purposes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2011-33367
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-29
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 Hanover Street S2 bridge across the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River, mile 12.0, at Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to accommodate repairs to the bridge and will allow the bridge to open on signal if at least four hours of notice is given except that the drawbridge need not open during the morning and evening rush hours.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-131, Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-33264
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Safety Zone; San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2011-33234
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the annual San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Submission for Review and Comment: “The Menlo Report: Ethical Principles Guiding Information and Communication Technology Research” (“Menlo Report”) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology, Cyber Security Division (CSD), Protected Repository for the Defense of Infrastructure Against Cyber Threats (PREDICT)
Document Number: 2011-33231
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS invites the public to comment on the Menlo Report in support of PREDICT, DHS S&T sponsored work on ethics in Information and Communication Technology Research (ICTR). This notice is to elicit feedback from the public.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Laser-Based Multi-Function Office Machines
Document Number: 2011-33213
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
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 laser-based multi-function office machines. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the assembly and programming operations together convey the essential character of the laser-based multi-function office machine, and it is at their assembly and programming where the last substantial transformation occurs. Therefore, when the laser-based multi-function office machines are assembled and programmed in Mexico, the country of origin for purposes of U.S. government procurement is Mexico.
Homeland Security Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-33196
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on January 9, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will be closed to the public. A notice of the meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council is being published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011, 14 days prior to the meeting due to holiday scheduling conflicts. Although the meeting notice will be published in the Federal Register late, we've extended public comment until one day prior to the meeting.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-33039
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
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-4013-DR), dated August 12, 2011, and related determinations.
New Jersey; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-33038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Jersey (FEMA-4048-DR), dated November 30, 2011, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-33036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-1999-DR), dated July 1, 2011, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-33035
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Texas (FEMA-1999-DR), dated July 1, 2011, and related determinations.
New Mexico; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-33034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New Mexico (FEMA-4047-DR), dated November 23, 2011, and related determinations.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0011
Document Number: 2011-33033
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2011-33032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update recurring special local regulations and safety zones in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Northern New England Zone for annual recurring marine events. When these special local regulations or safety zones are subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The revised special local regulations and safety zones would expedite public notification of events, and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2011-32860
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the contact information for Security Zones in Sector Lake Michigan. This action is necessary because the telephone number is incorrect as well as the frequency of VHF Channel 16. These corrections will ensure the ability of persons or vessels that wish to request permission to transit these areas.
Processing of Merchant Mariner Credentials for Those Mariners Not Requiring a Transportation Worker Identification Credential
Document Number: 2011-32852
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Policy Letter 11-15, which describes steps the Coast Guard is taking to implement a statutory change in mariner credentialing requirements. This policy letter details how the Coast Guard is relaxing its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) enforcement posture for mariners who serve on board vessels that are not required to have a vessel security plan. It also describes policy changes to allow these mariners to acquire and renew a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) without holding a valid TWIC.
Special Local Regulations; Patriot Challenge Kayak Race, Ashley River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2011-32850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations on the Ashley River in Charleston, South Carolina during the Patriot Challenge Kayak Race on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Approximately 150 paddle boats are anticipated to participate in the Patriot Challenge Kayak Race. Participant paddle boats will include: kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the race. The special local regulations consist of a series of moving buffer zones around participant vessels as they transit the Ashley River from Brittlebank Park to Tidewater Reach and back to Brittlebank Park. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the race are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the buffer zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-32735
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operations of two New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) bridges: The Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2 and the US 40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The change will alter the dates that these bridges are allowed to have delayed openings or remain in the closed position to accommodate heavy volumes of vehicular traffic due to the annual July 4th fireworks shows and the annual Air Show at Bader Field.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Inspection of Insured Structures by Communities
Document Number: 2011-32519
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning extension of the Inspection of Insured Structures by Communities. The community inspection report requires that FEMA consult with local officials and others in Monroe County, Village of Islamorada, and the City of Marathon following any hurricane that may hit the Florida Keys, concerning compliance of insured buildings with the community's floodplain management ordinance.
Virginia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-32518
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA-4042-DR), dated November 4, 2011, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2011-32514
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
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 New Hampshire (FEMA-4049-DR), dated December 5, 2011, and related determinations.
New Jersey; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2011-32508
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
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 New Jersey (FEMA-4048-DR), dated November 30, 2011, and related determinations.
Safety Zone; City of Beaufort's Tricentennial New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, Beaufort River, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: 2011-32485
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Beaufort River, in Beaufort, South Carolina, during the City of Beaufort's Tricentennial New Year's Eve Fireworks Display. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Published Privacy Impact Assessments on the Web
Document Number: 2011-32483
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Privacy Office of DHS is making available seven PIAs on various programs and systems in DHS. These assessments were approved and published on the Privacy Office's web site between September 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011.
New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Exercise Information System (EXIS)
Document Number: 2011-32360
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 January 6, 2011 (76 FR 792). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS). EXIS is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation industry by providing transportation stakeholders with an online tool to generate security exercises based on the unique needs of their specific transportation mode or method of operation. It provides stakeholders with exercise information tailored to the transportation industry, best practices, and lessons learned based on experience for use in future exercises. Utilizing and inputting information into EXIS is completely voluntary.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-470, Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-32358
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Safety Zones; New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Miami Zone, FL
Document Number: 2011-32352
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones during New Year's Eve fireworks displays on certain navigable waterways in Miami Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the three safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2011-32335
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oakland Inner Harbor, Oakland, CA
Document Number: 2011-32260
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
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 Fruitvale Avenue Drawbridge across Oakland Inner Harbor, mile 5.6, between the cities of Alameda and Oakland, Alameda County, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the County of Alameda Public Works Agency to perform seismic retrofitting on the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge owner to secure the drawspan in the closed- to-navigation position during the project.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-32258
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at various times from December 21, 2011 until December 22, 2011. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance operations of dispersal barrier IIB. During these operations, dispersal barriers IIA and IIB will be running simultaneously at 2.3 volts per inch necessitating the restriction to reduce potential safety hazards. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative.
Reconsideration of Letters of Recommendation for Waterfront Facilities Handling LNG and LHG
Document Number: 2011-32257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rule would clarify the role and purpose of the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) issued by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port regarding the suitability of a waterway for liquefied natural gas (LNG) or liquefied hazardous gas (LHG) marine traffic. It also proposes a separate process for reconsideration of LORs by the Coast Guard. The proposed process, if finalized, would apply only to LORs issued after the effective date of the rule.
Special Local Regulations; Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade, Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Raton, FL
Document Number: 2011-32255
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Boca Raton, Florida during the Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 17, 2011. The marine parade will consist of approximately 60 vessels. The marine parade will begin at C-15 Canal then head south on the Intracoastal Waterway to the Hillsborough Bridge, where the marine parade will conclude. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the marine parade. The special local regulations consist of a series of moving buffer zones around participant vessels as they transit from C- 15 Canal to the Hillsborough Bridge. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the marine parade are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the buffer zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Anchorage Regulations: Subpart A-Special Anchorage Regulations, Newport Bay Harbor, CA
Document Number: 2011-32253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to expand the boundaries of the special anchorage areas in Newport Bay Harbor, California, to encompass and replace temporary anchorage grounds C-1 and C-2, and anchorage ground C-3. This proposal would realign anchorage boundaries in order to reflect the way the harbor currently is used. This proposed rule also would update the description of the existing special anchorage areas to use geographic coordinates.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-32233
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0034, Ships' Stores Certification for Hazardous Materials Aboard Ships; and 1625-0043, Ports and Waterways SafetyTitle 33 CFR Subchapter P. Our ICRs describe 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
Document Number: 2011-32232
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0015, Bridge Permit Application Guide. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-32231
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0004, United States Coast Guard Academy Application and Supplemental Forms. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Usage of Biodiesel Fuel Blends Within Marine Inboard Engines
Document Number: 2011-32230
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Cummins, Inc., to identify and investigate the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with using biodiesel fuel blends in marine inboard engines, with the overarching goal of reducing their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions (i.e., lower carbon footprints). The Coast Guard invites public comment on the proposed CRADA and also invites other non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider entry into similar CRADAs.
Safety Zone; Submarine Cable Installation Project; Chicago River South Branch, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-32229
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Chicago River South Branch near Chicago, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Chicago River South Branch due to the installation of submarine cables in the vicinity of the Madison Street Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the installation of submarine cables in the vicinity of the Madison Street Bridge. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan or a designated representative.