Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement (CBP Form 1300). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L.104-13).
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 856.0 to 855.0, Minneapolis, MN
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, from Mile 856.0 to 855.0, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect participants and event personnel during the U.S. Wakeboard Nationals occurring on the Upper Mississippi River. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative during the period of enforcement.
Arkansas; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-1975-DR), dated May 2, 2011, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
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 proposed rule 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 to 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.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks Event, Pagan River, Smithfield, VA
The Coast Guard is establishing a 420-foot radius safety zone on the navigable waters of the Pagan River in Smithfield, VA in support of the Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners and spectators from the hazards associated with aerial fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Swim Around Charleston, Charleston, SC
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on waters of the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Swim Around Charleston is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 23, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels would be 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.
Qualification for an STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW)
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Office of Vessel Activities (CG-543) Policy Letter 11-07 amending its policy concerning qualification for a STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW). The policy is currently found in National Maritime Center (NMC) Policy Letters 01-02 and 16-02.
Safety Zone; Bullhead City Regatta, Bullhead City, AZ
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City, Arizona for the Bullhead City Regatta on August 13, 2011. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.