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Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On May 25, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 75 FR 29219. The table provided here represents the flooding sources, location of referenced elevations, effective and modified elevations, and communities affected for Butler County, Kentucky, and Incorporated Areas. Specifically, it addresses the following flooding sources: Barren River (backwater effects from Green River), Big Bull Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Big Reedy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Deerlick Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Deerlick Creek Tributary 6 (backwater effects from Green River), East Prong Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Gary Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Grassy Lick Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Green River, Hickory Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Hickory Camp Creek Tributary 1 (backwater effects from Green River), Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Lindsey Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Little Bull Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Little Reedy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Meffords Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Meffords Branch Tributary 4 (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River Tributary 17 (backwater effects from Green River), Mud River Tributary 17.2 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 18 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 27 (backwater effects from Green River), Muddy Creek Tributary 39.1 (backwater effects from Green River), Panther Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Pipe Spring Hollow (backwater effects from Green River), Pitman Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Pitman Creek Tributary 3 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 6 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 7 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 8 (backwater effects from Green River), Renfrow Creek Tributary 9 (backwater effects from Green River), Rosy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Sandy Creek (backwater effects from Green River), Sandy Creek Tributary 5 (backwater effects from Green River), Tallow Branch (backwater effects from Green River), Welch Creek (backwater effects from Green River), West Prong Indian Camp Creek (backwater effects from Green River), and Wolfpen Hollow (backwater effects from Green River).
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31394
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
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).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31387
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31374
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31349
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
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).
Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31348
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
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 Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31345
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31344
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Nobles County, MN, and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2012-31340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning proposed flood elevation determinations for Nobles County, Minnesota, and Incorporated Areas.
Opening of Boquillas Border Crossing and Update to the Class B Port of Entry Description
Document Number: 2012-31328
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This rule establishes a border crossing in Big Bend National Park called Boquillas and designates it as a Customs station for customs purposes and a Class B port of entry (POE) for immigration purposes. The Boquillas crossing will be situated between Presidio and Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the National Park Service (NPS) are partnering on the construction of a joint use facility in Big Bend National Park where the border crossing will operate. This rule also updates the description of a Class B port of entry to reflect current border crossing documentation requirements.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31321
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31305
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis 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, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31303
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31300
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2012-31289
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
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).
Notice of Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
Document Number: 2012-31280
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will meet Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST via teleconference. The meeting will be open to the public.
Nonimmigrant Classes
Document Number: 2012-31272
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Adjustment of Status of Refugees and Aliens Granted Asylum
Document Number: 2012-31271
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Procedures for Asylum and Withholding of Removal
Document Number: 2012-31270
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Application for Community Disaster Loan Cancellation; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-31219
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
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 an extension of a currently approved collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning Community Disaster Loans (CDLs) offered to local governments that have suffered substantial losses of taxes or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency. FEMA shall cancel repayment of all or part of a Community Disaster Loan if, as a result of the disaster, the revenues of the local government during the full three fiscal year period following the disaster are insufficient to meet the local government's operating budget.
Security Zone; 25th Annual North American International Auto Show, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2012-31193
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This security zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Detroit River in order to ensure the safety and security of participants, visitors, and public officials at the 25th Annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is being held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI. Vessels in close proximity to the security zone will be subject to increased monitoring and boarding during the enforcement of the security zone.
Safety Zone, Upper Mississippi River MM 35.0 to MM 55.0; Thebes, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO, and MM 75.0 to MM 85.0; Grand Tower, IL
Document Number: 2012-31136
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, extending the entire width between miles 35.0 to 55.0, and miles 75.0 to 85.0 from December 15, 2012 until March 31, 2013. This safety zone is needed to protect persons, property and infrastructure from the potential damage and safety hazards associated with contractor operations for the US Army Corps of Engineers to remove underwater rock pinnacles from the Upper Mississippi River. Removal of the underwater rock pinnacles is vital to ensuring the safe navigation of vessels in these stretches of river in low water situations. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Extension of the Re-registration Period for Haiti Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2012-31032
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On October 1, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) extended the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months by notice in the Federal Register. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a 60- day re-registration period from October 1, 2012 through November 30, 2012. Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on many TPS beneficiaries' ability to timely file for re-registration, DHS is extending the re- registration period through January 29, 2013 through this Notice.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-31135
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet via teleconference to review and discuss draft recommendations from TSAC subcommittees on assigned tasks listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The committee will also discuss potential new tasks related to development of manning policy for towing vessels operating on international and domestic waters, information transfer between vessels using the automatic identification system (AIS), and plans to improve Coast Guard Form 2692 for reporting a marine accident, injury or death. This meeting will be open to the public.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2012-31106
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
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. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http:// www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
Closing of the Port of Whitetail, MT
Document Number: 2012-31105
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to the field organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to reflect the closure of the port of entry of Whitetail, Montana. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: E-Verify Program Data Collections. New Information Collection; Comment Request.
Document Number: 2012-31079
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles
Document Number: 2012-31071
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
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 for Free Entry of Unaccompanied Articles (Form 3299). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers, CT
Document Number: 2012-30985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published January 13, 2010, regarding the Ferry Street Bridge, mile 0.7, across the Quinnipiac River, the Grand Avenue Bridge, mile 1.3, across the Quinnipiac River, and the Chapel Street Bridge, mile 0.4, across the Mill River, at New Haven, Connecticut. This notice of proposed rulemaking is expected to relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridges during time periods when the bridges seldom receive requests to open.
Regulated Navigation Area; Upper Mississippi River MM 0.0 to MM 185.0; Cairo, IL to St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2012-30983
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River between miles 0.0 and 185.0. This RNA is needed to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with extreme low water conditions on the Upper Mississippi River. Any deviation from the conditions and requirements put into place are prohibited unless specifically authorized by the cognizant Captain of the Port (COTP) (COTP Ohio Valley for MM 0.0 to MM 109.9 or COTP Upper Mississippi River for MM 109.9 to MM 185.0) or their designated representatives.
Reopening of Application Period for Participation in the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2012-30922
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On October 24, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the formalization and expansion of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program and a 30 day application period (until November 23, 2012) for new participants. This document announces that CBP is reopening the application period for 15 days. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of the required advance air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States.
Safety Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL
Document Number: 2012-30913
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Key West, Florida, during the Bone Island Triathlon on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. 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 Key West or a designated representative.
Maryland; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2012-30882
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Maryland (FEMA-4091-DR), dated November 20, 2012, and related determinations.
New Hampshire; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2012-30881
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
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-4095-DR), dated November 28, 2012, and related determinations.
Virginia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2012-30877
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
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-4092-DR), dated November 26, 2012, and related determinations.
West Virginia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2012-30872
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
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 West Virginia (FEMA-4093-DR), dated November 27, 2012, and related determinations.
Alaska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2012-30867
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
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 Alaska (FEMA-4094-DR), dated November 27, 2012, and related determinations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Louisiana
Document Number: 2012-30845
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Lapalco Boulevard bascule span drawbridge across the Harvey Canal Route, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), mile 2.8 at New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow for the removal and replacement of the bridge's electrical components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for eight consecutive days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Biscayne Bay, and Miami River, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-30840
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued temporary deviations from the regulations governing the operation of the following four bridges in Miami, Florida: The Venetian Causeway Bridge (West), mile 1088.6, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East), across Biscayne Bay; the Miami Avenue Bridge, mile 0.3, across the Miami River; and the Brickell Avenue Bridge, mile 0.1, across the Miami River. The deviations are necessary to allow for race participants to traverse the bridges during the ING Marathon. This deviation will result in the bridges remaining in the closed position during the ING Marathon. Tugs and tugs with tows are not exempt from this deviation.
Special Local Regulations; 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-30768
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Biscayne Bay and the Miami River in Miami, FL during the 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship. The event will take place on January 13, 2013 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Approximately 300 kayaks and paddleboards will participate in the event. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. Non- participant vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Apalachicola River, FL
Document Number: 2012-30762
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation that governs the operating schedules for two bridges that cross the Apalachicola River in Florida. These changes are being made in response to two requests to the Coast Guard. First, the CSX Railroad requested to modify the operating schedule of their swing bridge at mile 105.9, at River Junction to require eight hours advanced notice at all times. Second, the Apalachicola and Northern Railroad (ANRR) requested to maintain the swing bridge at mile 4.5 (GIWW mile 347.0 East of Harvey Lock (EHL)), at Apalachicola, untended and in the open-to-navigation position at all times.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Event in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2012-30761
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Oak Island, NC
Document Number: 2012-30755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to extend the temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Oak Island, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the NC 133 Fixed Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 311.8, at Oak Island, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area starting on February 14, 2013 through June 15, 2013.
Safety Zone; Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-30754
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the 1,000 foot safety zones during the Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River on December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013. The fireworks displays will occur from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on December 31, 2011 and from 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2012 until 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2013 for the annual Sacramento New Year's Eve 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).
Safety Zones; New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Miami Zone, FL
Document Number: 2012-30752
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
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 Biscayne Bay and 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.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30747
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 1, ``Revision of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04-08.'' The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Naturalization, Form Number N-400; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2012-30673
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Security Zone; On the Waters in Kailua Bay, Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2012-30628
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters south of Kapoho Point and a nearby channel in Kailua Bay within the Honolulu Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States and his family members.
Safety Zone; Woldenburg Park, Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2012-30626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, intends to establish a temporary safety zone on the Mississippi River in the vicinity of Woldenburg Park, mile marker 94 to mile marker 96, extending out 300 feet from the East Bank of the Mississippi River during Super Bowl 2013 celebratory events. The Super Bowl is a large scale event that poses many public safety concerns due to the number of people that will attend. This safety zone would be established to protect the public from the hazards created by congested river traffic. This rule would be effective from 6:00 a.m. on January 29, 2013 through 6:00 a.m. on February 4, 2013. The zone will be enforced between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on each day of the effective period described above.
Accreditation and Approval of NMC Global Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-30623
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, NMC Global Corporation, 1107 Center St., Pasadena, TX 77506, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquires regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/basic_trade/labs_ scientific_svcs/commercial_gaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.