Department of Homeland Security September 27, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2012-23822
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2012, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)
Document Number: 2012-23821
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security announced in the Federal Register at FRN 77, Number 178, 56662-56663 that the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) would meet on September 27-28, 2012 in Washington, DC. This notice supplements that original meeting notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485 and Supplements A, C, and E, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-23814
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2012, at 76 FR 43608, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments on the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: National Interest Waivers, Supplemental Evidence to I-140 and I-485, Form Number No Form; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2012-23813
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2012, at 77 FR 32660, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive one comment in connection with the 60-day notice. The comment received was the writer's statement that the USCIS Form I-140 should be discontinued and that USCIS Form I-145 should have the associated fee raised. USCIS will not be discontinuing the form I-130 and a fee study was done to determine the appropriate fee amount for the I-145; no change will be made based upon the comment received.
Finding of Equivalence; Alternate Pressure Relief Valve Settings on Certain Vessels Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk
Document Number: 2012-23772
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of CG-ENG Policy Letter 04-12, ``Alternative Pressure Relief Valve Settings on Vessels Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk in Independent Type B and Type C Tanks.'' Existing Coast Guard regulations regarding the allowable stress factors for type B and type C independent cargo tanks are more stringent than the International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards for such cargo tanks. Materials, manufacturing, and inspections have advanced since the Coast Guard first promulgated regulations on allowable stress factors on May 3, 1979. CG-ENG Policy Letter 04-12 establishes that for certain type B and type C independent cargo tanks that are designed and manufactured using advanced techniques, the IMO standards for allowable stress factors provide a level of safety protection equivalent to the standards in 46 CFR 154.447 and 46 CFR 154.450.