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Safety Zone; Eisenhower Expressway Bridge Rehabilitation Project; Chicago River South Branch, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-32227
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 rehabilitation of the Eisenhower Expressway Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the rehabilitation of the Eisenhower Expressway Bridge. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 389.4 to 403.1
Document Number: 2011-32137
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, from Mile 389.4 to 403.1, extending the entire width of the river located on the Iowa and Illinois border. This safety zone is needed to protect bridge span movement operations 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.
Revised Analysis and Mapping Procedures for Non-Accredited Levees
Document Number: 2011-32128
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the proposed solution for Revised Analysis and Mapping Procedures for Non-Accredited Levees. This document proposes a revised procedure for the analysis and mapping of non-accredited levees on FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps. FEMA seeks input on this policy in terms of its feasibility, flexibility, and collaborative nature.
Seagoing Barges
Document Number: 2011-32007
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this direct final rule, the Coast Guard is revising regulations for the inspection and certification of seagoing barges to align with the language of the applicable statutes. The statutory language exempts certain seagoing barges from inspection. Through this rule, we seek to make the language of the regulation consistent with the language of the statute.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program
Document Number: 2011-31945
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: 2011-31869
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. This Committee provides advice to the Coast Guard on matters related to medical certification determinations for issuance of merchant mariner credentials; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31724
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
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.
Alternate Tonnage Threshold for Oil Spill Response Vessels
Document Number: 2011-31708
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an alternate size threshold based on the measurement system established under the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969, for Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRVs), which are properly certificated under 46 CFR subchapter L. The present size threshold of 500 gross registered tons is based on the U.S. regulatory measurement system. This rule provides an alternative for owners and operators of offshore supply vessels (OSVs) that may result in an increase in oil spill response capacity and capability.
Safety Zone; Sausalito Yacht Club's Annual Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks Display, Sausalito, CA
Document Number: 2011-31707
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Sausalito, California in support of the Sausalito Yacht Club's Annual Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks Display. This temporary safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with 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 their designated representative.
Safety Zone and Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: 2011-31706
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing both a safety zone and a Regulated Navigation Area on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This final rule places navigational, environmental, and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters located adjacent to and over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' electrical dispersal fish barrier system.
New York Fun Factory Fireworks Display, Western Long Island Sound; Mamaroneck, NY
Document Number: 2011-31702
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of western Long Island Sound in the vicinity of Mamaroneck, NY in support of the New York Fun Factory Fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters and to protect mariners and spectators from the hazards associated with fireworks display. Vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting, mooring or anchoring within the proposed zone during the enforcement period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York or the designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0010
Document Number: 2011-31699
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
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 approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0010, Defect/ Noncompliance Report and Campaign Update Report. 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; Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade, Intracoastal Waterway, Pompano Beach, FL
Document Number: 2011-31593
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Pompano Beach, Florida during the Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Sunday, December 11, 2011. The marine parade will consist of approximately 50 vessels. The marine parade will begin at Lake Santa Barbara, transit north on the Intracoastal Waterway, and end at the Hillsborough Bridge. 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 Lake Santa Barbara 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin
Document Number: 2011-31668
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release
Document Number: 2011-31617
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
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 and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier's Certificate and Release (CBP Form 7523). 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. 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 62086) on October 6, 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.
Request for Public Comments Concerning U.S.-Canada Action Plan for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness
Document Number: 2011-31598
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The United States and Canada are staunch allies, vital economic partners, neighbors, and steadfast friends. We share common values, communities, and deep links among our citizens. The extensive mobility of people, goods, capital, and information between our two countries has helped ensure that our societies remain open, democratic, prosperous, and secure. On February 4, 2011, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. This declaration describes a perimeter approach to security in which the United States and Canada share responsibility for the security and resilience of our nations. Our countries will seek to jointly address threats at the earliest point possible, while working together to facilitate the flows of legitimate travel and trade. Beyond the Border identifies four key areas of cooperation: Addressing Threats Early; Trade Facilitation, Economic Growth, and Jobs; Integrated Cross-Border Law Enforcement; and Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity. Progress in these areas will be underpinned by a respect for the sovereignty, civil rights and civil liberties, privacy protections, and legal frameworks of both countries. On December 7, 2011, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action Plan, which describes specific initiatives our countries intend to undertake to achieve Beyond the Border's goals of perimeter security and economic competitiveness. With this notice, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on behalf of the Administration, is seeking public input on the Beyond the Border Action Plan.
International Anti-Fouling System Certificate
Document Number: 2011-31595
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its vessel inspection regulations to add the International Anti-fouling System (IAFS) Certificate to the list of certificates a recognized classification society may issue on behalf of the Coast Guard. This action is being taken in response to recently enacted legislation implementing the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships, 2001. This final rule will enable recognized classification societies to apply to the Coast Guard for authorization to issue IAFS Certificates to vessel owners on behalf of the Coast Guard.
Port Access Route Study: The Atlantic Coast From Maine to Florida
Document Number: 2011-31594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to further its outreach efforts and solicit additional comments concerning its Port Access Route Study being conducted along the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Florida.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-130, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31582
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saginaw River, Bay City, MI
Document Number: 2011-31456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the drawbridge opening schedule for the Lake State Railway Bridge at mile 3.10, the Independence Bridge at mile 3.88, the Central Michigan Railroad Bridge at mile 4.94, the Liberty Street Bridge at mile 4.99, the Veterans Memorial Bridge at mile 5.60, and the Lafayette Street Bridge at mile 6.78, all over the Saginaw River at Bay City, MI. The current regulation is confusing, outdated, and unnecessarily restrictive for both commercial and recreational vessels. The proposed regulation will simplify the regulatory language, increase access through the drawbridges for all vessels, and provide for the reasonable needs of all traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Blackwater River, South Quay, VA
Document Number: 2011-31455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the S189 Bridge over Blackwater River, mile 9.2, at South Quay, VA. The proposed rule would change the current regulation requiring a 24-hour advance notice and allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for the passage of vessels. There have been no requests for openings in 11 years.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: 2011-31454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In the Federal Register published on December 2, 2011, the Coast Guard placed the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA. That publication contained an error in the ``Discussion of Proposed Rule'' section stating an incorrect date of the Test Deviation issued in conjunction with the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Test Deviation is scheduled to commence on December 15, 2011 vice the December 19, 2011 date published in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking should reflect the correct date of December 15, 2011. This error does not impact the Test Deviation.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft
Document Number: 2011-31352
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-07
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: Documents Required Aboard Private Aircraft. 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. 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 60853) on September 30, 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.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2011-31333
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Rochelle Harbor, New Rochelle, NY
Document Number: 2011-31332
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-07
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 Glen Island Bridge, mile 0.8, across New Rochelle Harbor at New Rochelle, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate bridge rehabilitation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old Brazos River, Freeport, Brazoria County, TX
Document Number: 2011-31331
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-07
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 Swing Span Bridge across the Old Brazos River, mile 4.4, at Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for four days to replace lift cables.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2011-31330
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-07
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 I64 Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary for bridge rehabilitation and maintenance work. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hutchinson River, Bronx, NY
Document Number: 2011-31329
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-07
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 Amtrak Pelham Bay Railroad Bridge at mile 0.5, across the Hutchinson River at the Bronx, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled maintenance at the bridge, pinion shaft bushing replacement. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for four days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2011-31328
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Morrison Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.8, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to complete major rehabilitation of the bridge. This deviation allows single leaf operations during rehabilitation and requires a two hour advance notification for a single leaf opening.
Anchorage Regulations; Wells, ME
Document Number: 2011-31226
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three special anchorage areas in Wells Harbor, Wells, Maine. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels not more than 20 meters in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in Wells Harbor, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Higher Volume Port Area-State of Washington
Document Number: 2011-31218
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it intends to comply with recent legislation that would expand an existing higher volume port area (HVPA) for Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The expansion would add Pacific Ocean waters, under U.S. jurisdiction and within a 50-mile arc measured from Cape Flattery, Washington, to the HVPA. Higher volume port areas require certain tankers to plan for faster response times following a spill of the tanker's cargo. The expansion could require a tanker's owner or operator to review and modify the tanker's existing vessel response plan (VRP) accordingly, and to receive Coast Guard approval for the modified VRP by October 15, 2015.
Connecticut; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31283
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
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 Connecticut (FEMA-406-DR), dated November 17, 2011, and related determinations.
Virginia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31282
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
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 Virginia (FEMA-4045-DR), dated November 17, 2011, and related determinations.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31280
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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).
Nebraska; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-31279
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
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.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31276
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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).
Virginia; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-31275
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
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 Mexico; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31274
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
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 Mexico (FEMA-4047-DR), dated November 23, 2011, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31272
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
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 Louisiana (FEMA-4041-DR), dated October 28, 2011, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-31271
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-06
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.
Safety Zone; Power Line Replacement, West Bay, Panama City, FL
Document Number: 2011-31265
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a portion of West Bay Creek and West Bay, to include all waters between the Highway 79 Fixed Bridge and the mouth of West Bay Creek out to buoy markers 27 and 28 of the Intracoastal Waterway. This action is necessary for the protection of vessels and persons on navigable waters during the replacement of overhead power lines. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this zone is prohibited to all vessels and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry Is Made by an Agent
Document Number: 2011-31194
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry is made by an Agent (Forms 3347 and 3347A). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
Document Number: 2011-31181
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-690; Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-31114
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts
Document Number: 2011-31062
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, 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 (P.L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on August 31, 2011 at 76 FR 54243, for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments.
Completion of the Broker Self-Assessment Outreach Pilot
Document Number: 2011-31009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the completion of the Broker Self- Assessment (BSA) Outreach Pilot (BSA Pilot), a voluntary partnership with the customs brokerage community, which began in July 2009. CBP has decided to end the BSA pilot without a plan to proceed with another Importer Self-Assessment type model. CBP and the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) have agreed to pursue other avenues to collaborate pertaining to trade modernization efforts.
Safety Zone; Container Crane Relocation, Cooper and Wando Rivers, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2011-30984
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 100 yard temporary moving safety zone around a barge transporting two container cranes on the Cooper and Wando Rivers during their relocation from berth 3 at Columbus Street Terminal to berth 1 at Wando Welch Terminal in Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, December 5, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with transporting the large cranes by barge. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: 2011-30637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the SR 23 bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Due to increased vehicular traffic, the State of Louisiana requested a change to the operation schedule, allowing the bridge to open only on the hour during the day from Monday through Friday, while maintaining morning and afternoon maritime restrictions.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2011-30909
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-01
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.
Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Material From Greece
Document Number: 2011-30905
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Hellenic Republic (Greece). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Greece that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The final rule amends CBP regulations by adding Greece to the list of countries for which a bilateral agreement has been entered into for imposing cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the designated list that describes the types of archaeological and ethnological articles to which the restrictions apply.