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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Calcasieu River, Westlake, LA
Document Number: 2011-29043
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
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 bridge across the Calcasieu River, mile 36.4, at Westlake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to upgrade the electrical and mechanical systems of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation on three different dates in November.
Modification of the Port Limits of Green Bay, WI
Document Number: 2011-29028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographic limits of the port of Green Bay, Wisconsin, to update and change the description of the port boundaries to refer to identifiable roadways and waterways rather than townships and to include the entire Austin Straubel Airport. Due to an error, a portion of the airport is located outside the current port limits. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone
Document Number: 2011-29015
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending special local regulations (SLR) and establishing permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for annually recurring marine events. The revised SLRs and safety zones are implemented to reduce administrative overhead, expedite public notification of events, and to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with firework displays, boat races, and other marine events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2011-29013
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
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 Norfolk Southern 7 Railroad Bridge across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch), AIWW mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate laying new rail.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neuse River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2011-29012
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
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 Neuse River Railroad Bridge across the Neuse River, mile 34.2, at New Bern, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate repairs to the main mechanism of the bridge.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form
Document Number: 2011-28978
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
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 information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the collection of information regarding the existence of smoke detectors and sprinkler systems within hotels and motels.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Write Your Own (WYO) Company Participation Criteria; New Applicant
Document Number: 2011-28977
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
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 information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collected from new applicants to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Write-Your-Own (WYO) Program.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard-029 Notice of Arrival and Departure System of Records
Document Number: 2011-28975
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue an existing system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard-029 Notice of Arrival and Departure System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard to facilitate the effective and efficient entry and departure of vessels into and from the United States and assist with assigning priorities for conducting maritime safety and security missions in accordance with international and United States regulations. As a result of the biennial review of this system, records have been updated to include cargo within the purpose and record source categories. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems. The Privacy Act exemptions for this system remain unchanged.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-28974
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
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).
National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF)
Document Number: 2011-28970
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice of the availability of the final National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). The NDRF is intended to work in concert with the National Response Framework (NRF) to provide organizing constructs and principles solely focused on disaster recovery. Recognizing the continuum between preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, the NDRF transitions with and continues beyond the scope of the National Response Framework.
Safety Zone; Temporary Change for Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2011-28850
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period and location of safety zone regulations for a recurring fireworks display within the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to only one recurring fireworks display event that takes place at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Safety zone regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Motts Channel and Banks Channel near Wrightsville Beach, NC, during the event.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2011-28847
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing, adding, and consolidating special local regulations and establishing permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone for annual recurring swim events, fireworks displays, and marine events (annual recurring events). When these special local regulations or safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this will restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The special local regulations and safety zones will facilitate public notification of events and help protect the public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker Classification: Correction
Document Number: 2011-28985
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing a final rule to restore text that was inadvertently deleted in a September 7, 2011, final rule entitled Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Transitional Worker Classification. In that rule, we had sought to modify the title of a paragraph, but inadvertently removed the body of the paragraph. This correction restores the text of the paragraph.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-192, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-28953
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form N-400, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-28946
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Record Keeping Requirement
Document Number: 2011-28937
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
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: Foreign Trade Zone Annual Reconciliation Certification and Record Keeping Requirement. 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 54780) on September 2, 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.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-28885
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from December 3, 2011 through January 1, 2012. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the aforementioned period, restrictions will be enforced upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry Summary
Document Number: 2011-28883
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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 Entry Summary (CBP Form 7501). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2011-28846
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 0.1, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate replacement of a counterweight trunnion bearing. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the down or closed position during the maintenance period.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-28717
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: 1625-0028, Course Approval and Records for Merchant Marine Training Schools and 1625-0069, Ballast Water Management for Vessels with Ballast Tanks Entering U.S. Waters. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Pennsylvania; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-28605
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (FEMA-4030-DR), dated September 12, 2011, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-28600
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4031-DR), dated September 13, 2011, and related determinations.
New York; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-28599
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of New York (FEMA-4031-DR), dated September 13, 2011, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2011-28598
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
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-4029-DR), dated September 9, 2011, and related determinations.
Special Local Regulations; Key West World Championship, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL
Document Number: 2011-28587
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Key West, Florida during the Key West World Championship, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2011; Friday, November 11, 2011; and Sunday, November 13, 2011. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The special local regulations will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in certain waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The special local regulations will establish the following four areas: A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and two spectator areas, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology, External S&T Collaboration Site (E-STCS)
Document Number: 2011-28583
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate invites the general public to comment on data collection forms for the External S&T Collaboration Site (E-STCS) program. E-STCS is responsible for providing a collaborative environment for practitioners from first responders, academia, organizations, law enforcement, and the private sector. This clearinghouse will enable its users to share information, best practices and lessons learned within a secure collaborative environment. Registration information will be collected only when needed for users who require further access beyond the E-STCS landing page. In order for a user to access this clearinghouse, he/she must complete a Registration Form to establish a user account. Initially, this will be accomplished by the sponsor contacting the user for their information. As the site matures, the information will be collected via an online Web form. The information collected is used by the DHS S&T E- STCS program to determine the authenticity and suitability of the practitioner requesting access. Once approved, users will utilize the collaborative environment to exchange information, network with other users, as well as post blogs and comments. The DHS invites interested persons to comment on the following form and instructions (hereinafter ``Forms Package'') for the S&T E-STCS: Request an E-STCS Account (DHS Form 10074). Interested persons may receive a copy of the Forms Package by contacting the DHS S&T PRA Coordinator. 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).
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-28565
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-28562
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-04
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.
Extension of the Designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status and Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Honduran TPS Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2011-28321
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has extended the designation of Honduras for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of January 5, 2012 through July 5, 2013. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because the conditions in Honduras that prompted the TPS designation continue to be met. There continues to be a substantial, but temporary, disruption of living conditions in Honduras resulting from Hurricane Mitch, and Honduras remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Honduras (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) with TPS to re-register and to apply for an extension of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) (Forms I-766) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Re-registration is limited to persons who previously registered for TPS under the designation of Honduras and whose applications have been granted or remain pending. Certain nationals of Honduras (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Honduras) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions. USCIS will issue new EADs with a July 5, 2013 expiration date to eligible Honduran TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that all re-registrants may not receive new EADs until after their current EADs expire on January 5, 2012. Accordingly, this Notice automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Honduras for 6 months, through July 5, 2012, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on Form I-9 and E-Verify processes.
Extension of the Designation of Nicaragua for Temporary Protected Status and Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Nicaraguan TPS Beneficiaries
Document Number: 2011-28316
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
This Notice announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has extended the designation of Nicaragua for temporary protected status (TPS) for 18 months from its current expiration date of January 5, 2012 through July 5, 2013. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because the conditions in Nicaragua that prompted the TPS designation continue to be met. There continues to be a substantial, but temporary, disruption of living conditions in Nicaragua resulting from Hurricane Mitch, and Nicaragua remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals. This Notice also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of Nicaragua (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) with TPS to re-register and to apply for an extension of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) (Forms I-766) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Re-registration is limited to persons who previously registered for TPS under the designation of Nicaragua and whose applications have been granted or remain pending. Certain nationals of Nicaragua (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Nicaragua) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late initial registration provisions. USCIS will issue new EADs with a July 5, 2013 expiration date to eligible Nicaraguan TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that all re-registrants may not receive new EADs until after their current EADs expire on January 5, 2012. Accordingly, this Notice automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of Nicaragua for 6 months, through July 5, 2012, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on Form I-9 and E-Verify processes.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2011-28538
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
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).
National Protection and Programs Directorate; Models To Advance Voluntary Corporate Notification to Consumers Regarding the Illicit Use of Computer Equipment by Botnets and Related Malware; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-28528
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology announces that the closing deadline for submission of comments responsive to the September 21, 2011, request for information on the requirements of, and possible approaches to, creating a voluntary industry code of conduct to address the detection, notification and mitigation of botnets, has been extended until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on November 14, 2011. Comments received between November 4, 2011, the due date for comments announced in the September 21, 2011 notice, and publication of this notice in the Federal Register, are deemed to be timely.
Addition of the Cook Islands to the List of Nations Entitled to Special Tonnage Tax Exemption
Document Number: 2011-28472
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of State has informed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that discriminating or countervailing duties are not imposed by the government of the Cook Islands on vessels owned by citizens of the United States. Accordingly, vessels of the Cook Islands are exempt from special tonnage taxes and light money in ports of the United States. This document amends the CBP regulations by adding the Cook Islands to the list of nations whose vessels are exempt from payment of any higher tonnage duties than are applicable to vessels of the United States and from the payment of light money.
United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
Document Number: 2011-28471
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury, Department of Treasury
This rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Safety Zone; Art Gallery Party St. Pete 2011 Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2011-28448
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay in the vicinity of Spa Beach in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Art Gallery Party St. Pete 2011 Fireworks Display on Friday, November 11, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over the 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 St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Mechanisms of Compliance with United States Citizenship Requirements for the Ownership of Vessels Eligible To Engage in Restricted Trades by Publicly Traded Companies
Document Number: 2011-28447
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under existing statutes, at least 75% of the ownership of vessels eligible to engage in the coastwise or fisheries trades must be vested in United States citizens. The Coast Guard is seeking comments and information on the various mechanisms that publicly traded companies have chosen to employ in order to assure compliance with those citizenship requirements. Although the Coast Guard may use information obtained in response to this notice to inform future rulemakings, we are not presently developing a new or revised regulation on this subject.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY
Document Number: 2011-28446
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
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 Captree State Parkway Bridge at mile 30.7, across the State Boat Channel at Captree Island, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency bridge repairs as a result of a recent fire at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on a limited opening schedule to help facilitate necessary repairs.
Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2011-28445
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display on Saturday, November 19, 2011. 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 St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
MERPAC and MMMAC Recommendations on the STCW SNPRM
Document Number: 2011-28440
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of recommendations from the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee in response to Task Statement 75, in which the Coast Guard requested review of the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled, ``Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to Domestic Endorsements'' (STCW SNPRM). The Coast Guard also announces the availability of recommendations from the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee after its review of the STCW SNPRM.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs and Border Protection DHS/CBP-003 Credit/Debit Card Data System of Records
Document Number: 2011-28406
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
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 system of records notice titled ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S Customs and Border Protection003 Credit/Debit Card Data System of Records.'' This system allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect, use, and maintain records related to any credit and debit card transactions with it has with individuals. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, concurrent with this system of records elsewhere in the Federal Register. This newly established 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. Customs and Border Protection, DHS/CBP-009-Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) System of Records
Document Number: 2011-28405
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
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 an existing Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection-009 Electronic System for Travel Authorization System of Records.'' This system collects and maintains a record of nonimmigrant aliens who want to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, and is used to determine whether the applicant is eligible to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program by screening his or her information against various security and law enforcement databases. DHS/CBP is updating this system of records notice to reflect: (1) Updated categories of records to include payment information, including credit card number, Pay.gov tracking number, billing name, billing address, and the applicant's country of birth (to reduce the number of false matches); (2) updated routine uses to allow DHS/CBP to share payment information with Department of Treasury's Pay.gov for processing; and (3) updated routine uses to allow sharing of the ESTA application data (which excludes payment information) with federal, state, local, tribal, foreign, or international government agencies (including intelligence agencies) once they have established that they will use the information for a purpose which is compatible with the purpose of the original collection. This newly 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection DHS/CBP-003 Credit/Debit Care Data System of Records
Document Number: 2011-28400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection-003 Credit/Debit Care Data 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.
Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-28399
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the renewal of the Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties of the Department of Homeland Security. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. Qualified individuals interested in serving on this committee are invited to apply for appointment.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees
Document Number: 2011-28380
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0001, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection 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 May 12, 2011, 76 FR 27655. The collection involves air carriers and foreign air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for a three-year rolling period.
Port Access Route Study: In the Approaches to Los Angeles-Long Beach and in the Santa Barbara Channel
Document Number: 2011-28270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a Port Access Route Study (PARS) which evaluated the continued applicability of and the potential need for modifications to the traffic separation schemes in the approaches to Los Angeles-Long Beach and in the Santa Barbara Channel. The study was completed in June 2011. This notice summarizes the study and final recommendation.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2011-28217
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-01
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.
Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
Document Number: 2011-28189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is developing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to finalize a 1992 interim rule that set forth the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA'90) claims procedures and removed certain conflicting and superseded regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations. Before publishing the SNPRM, the Coast Guard is inviting members of the public to respond to questions and offer comments on their experience to date with the OPA'90 claims procedures and on whether additional pre-OPA'90 rules should be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations. The Coast Guard is also inviting the public to provide background information and cost data that will better inform the regulatory assessment for this rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I-914; Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-27981
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services