Department of Homeland Security March 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Local Regulations; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2013-07287
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week, a series of sailboat races. From Thursday, April 18, 2013, until Sunday, April 21, 2013, approximately 300 sailboats are anticipated to participate in these races, and approximately 15 spectator vessels are expected to watch the event. A special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during the races. This special local regulation consists of three race areas. Except for those persons and vessels participating in the sailboat races, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the race areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07286
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet April 10-11, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, groundings; Inland and International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; diving safety; and aids to navigation systems. This notice corrects the previous notice to add an explanation for why 15-days advance notice was not given.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-07285
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a notice of meeting for the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) in the Federal Register on March 18, 2013. Based on budgetary constraints, NMSAC will no longer meet as previously reported. NMSAC will now meet on April 2, 2013 via web and teleconference to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zones; Captain of the Port Detroit
Document Number: 2013-07284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add a permanent security zone within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This proposed 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 Annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI. Vessels in close proximity to the proposed security zone will be subject to increased monitoring and boarding during the enforcement of the security zone.
Safety Zone; Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano Escort; Bahia de San Juan; San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2013-07283
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone on the waters of Bahia de San Juan during the transit of the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano, a public vessel, and during their 21 gun salute in accordance with the military tradition of vessel proving that it is unarmed upon entrance into a foreign country. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with the 21 gun salute near the Bar Channel entrance, and to protect the high ranking officials on board the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano. The inbound escort is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, and will entail an escort of the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano and 21 gun salute. The outbound escort is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of high ranking officials, commercial traffic, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the transit and salute. 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 San Juan or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-07282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Special Local Regulation for the ``Swim the Loop/Motts Channel Sprint'' swim event, to be held on the waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event.
Safety Zone; USA Triathlon, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2013-07281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone within Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Milwaukee Harbor due to the 2013 and 2014 Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships. This proposed safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the 2013 and 2014 Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugus River, Saugus and Lynn, MA
Document Number: 2013-07151
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 107 temporary bridge across the Saugus River, mile 2.5, between Saugus and Lynn, Massachusetts. The bridge will not open for vessel traffic during the installation of the moveable span. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for six days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC and Northeast Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2013-07148
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern two of North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) bridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 6th annual PPD Beach2Battleship iron and half iron distance triathlons. This deviation allows both drawbridges to remain in the closed position during the race.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2013-07145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad City Marathon to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for four hours.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-07077
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 30, 2012.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-07075
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of November 1, 2012.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-07173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on April 18, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013, under the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages members of the public to attend this meeting and provide oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-07155
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet April 10-11, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, groundings; Inland and International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; diving safety; and aids to navigation systems. The meeting will be open to the public.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-07094
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 1, 2012.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-07092
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet on April 17 and 18, 2013, in New Orleans, LA, to discuss various issues related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. These meetings are open to the public.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-07088
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment as members to the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). NOSAC advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources insofar as they relate to matters within Coast Guard jurisdiction.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2013-07086
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burnside Bridge across the Willamette River, miles 12.4, at Portland, Oregon. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, LA
Document Number: 2013-07084
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the US 90 (Danzinger) vertical lift span drawbridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 3.10 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to install monitoring devices on the gearbox that operates the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 24 hours.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) Handler Training Assessment Survey (Formerly Named: Graduate Training Feedback Form)
Document Number: 2013-07047
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
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 1652-0041 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 December 13, 2012, 77 FR 74201. No comments were received in response to the notice. The collection involves the electronic submission of numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of training instruction from students who graduate from the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)/Canine Training and Evaluation Section (CTES) Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course and the Supervisor/Trainer Seminars.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, Without Change, of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Snohomish River, Everett, WA
Document Number: 2013-07002
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate heavy maintenance and equipment upgrades on the bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities.
Special Local Regulations; Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Indian River; Stuart, FL
Document Number: 2013-07001
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the Indian River located northeast of the Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, Florida during the Stuart Sailfish Regatta, a series of high-speed boat races. The Stuart Sailfish Regatta will take place from Friday, April 19, 2013, until Sunday, April 21, 2013. Approximately 40-80 high-speed power boats will be participating in the event and it is anticipated that at least 100 spectator vessels will be. This special local regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation establishes the following three 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 through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2013-06989
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, miles 12.1, at Portland, Oregon. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Rose Parade, and Starlight Parade events. This deviation allows the bridge upper deck to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2013-06987
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Accounting of
Document Number: 2013-06986
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made $5 million per year available for the payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended, and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. In this notice, we have specified the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2012, as of September 30, 2012.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pass Manchac, LA
Document Number: 2013-06985
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Canadian National (CN) Railroad automated bascule span drawbridge across Pass Manchac, mile 6.7, at Manchac, between St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to upgrade the electrical drive system and replace the seals on the gear drive unit that operates the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six hours on two consecutive days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chef Menteur Pass, at Lake Catherine, LA
Document Number: 2013-06984
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the U.S. Highway 90 swing highway bridge across the Chef Menteur Pass, mile 2.8, at Lake Catherine, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians/bikers as they cross the bridge for the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position continuously during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2013-06983
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians as they run across the bridge for the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position continuously during the event.
Definition of Form I-94 To Include Electronic Format
Document Number: 2013-06974
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Form I-94 is issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to certain aliens and is used for various purposes such as documenting status in the United States, the approved length of stay, and departure. DHS generally issues the Form I-94 to aliens at the time they lawfully enter the United States. This rule adds a new definition of the term ``Form I-94'' that includes the collection of arrival/ departure and admission or parole information by DHS, whether in paper or electronic format. The definition also clarifies various terms that are associated with the use of the Form I-94 to accommodate an electronic version of the Form I-94. This rule also adds a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant DHS admission or parole stamp in a foreign passport to the list of documents designated as evidence of alien registration. These revisions to the regulations will enable DHS to transition to an automated process whereby DHS will create a Form I-94 in an electronic format based on passenger, passport and visa information DHS currently obtains electronically from air and sea carriers and the Department of State as well as through the inspection process.
Passenger Screening Using Advanced Imaging Technology
Document Number: 2013-07023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is proposing to revise its civil aviation security regulations to clarify that TSA may use advanced imaging technology (AIT) to screen individuals at security screening checkpoints. This proposed rule is issued to comply with a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which ordered TSA to engage in notice-and-comment rulemaking on the use of AIT for screening. The Court decided that TSA should provide notice and invite comments on the use of AIT technology for primary screening.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition; Form I-129S; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2013-06855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
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 January 8, 2013, at 78 FR 1218, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comment in connection with the 60-day notice.
Accreditation and Approval of Amspec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2013-06831
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec Services, LLC, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 21, 2012.
Safety Zone; SFPD Training Safety Zone; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2013-06813
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
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 Hunters Point in San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Police Department's maritime interdiction training exercises. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of the exercise participants and mariners transiting the area. 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.
Special Local Regulations; Red Bull Flugtag National Harbor Event, Potomac River; National Harbor Access Channel, MD
Document Number: 2013-06802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Red Bull Flugtag National Harbor event,'' to be held on the waters of the Potomac River on September 21, 2013. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. These special local regulations will establish an event area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the Flugtag event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in or remaining within, and a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from transiting in excess of wake speed, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Potomac River during the event.
Special Local Regulations; 2013 Lauderdale Air Show, Atlantic Ocean; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2013-06800
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance of Port Everglades in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the 2013 Lauderdale Air Show. The event is scheduled to take place from Thursday April 18, 2013, until Sunday, April 21, 2013. The regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following two areas: an exclusion area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a limited access area, where all vessels over 500 gross tons will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Low Country Splash, Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2013-06799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to issue a special local regulation on the waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor in Charleston, SC during the Low Country Splash in Charleston, SC, on June 1, 2013. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Wando River and Charleston Harbor, preventing non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Desert Storm Shootout; Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2013-06705
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, Arizona in support of the Desert Storm Shootout. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants With a History of Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2013-06704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding criteria for granting medical waivers to merchant mariners with a history of seizure disorders. Coast Guard regulations provide that convulsive disorders (also known as seizure disorders) are conditions that may lead to disqualification for a merchant mariner credential (MMC). Because a significant number of merchant mariner applicants have suffered from seizure disorders, it is important for the Coast Guard to develop and publish clear guidance regarding how such MMC applicants are evaluated. Prior to issuing a policy change on when waivers should be granted for seizure disorders, the Coast Guard will accept comments from the public on whether the proposed criteria adequately address safety concerns.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2013-06587
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the 2013 San Diego Crew Classic Special Local Regulation located in the regulated area encompasses that portion of Mission Bay, San Diego, California bounded by Enchanted Cove, Fiesta Island, Pacific Passage and DeAnza Point, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 6, 2013 and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 7, 2013. This action is necessary to provide to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated area during the effective dates and times, unless cleared for such entry by Coast Guard Patrol Commander or through an official supporting vessel.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2013-06586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update special local regulations and permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Northern New England Zone for annual recurring marine events. When these special local regulations or safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The revised special local regulations and safety zones would expedite public notification of events, and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Appeal or Motion, Form I-290B; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2013-06583
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 (PRA) 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition, Form I-824; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2013-06582
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
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 (PRA) 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.
Information Collection Request; Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Personnel Surety Program
Document Number: 2013-06184
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) 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 (PRA) of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This is a new information collection and follows the withdrawal of a previous ICR on the same topic.\1\ The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments during a 60-day public comment period prior to the submission of this ICR to OMB. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (in hours), and the estimated burden cost necessary to implement the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program pursuant to 6 CFR 27.230(a)(12)(iv).
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-06182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the Coast Guard proposes to require owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to use electronic readers designed to work with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as an access control measure. This NPRM also proposes additional requirements associated with electronic TWIC readers, including recordkeeping requirements for those owners and operators required to use an electronic TWIC reader, and security plan amendments to incorporate TWIC requirements. The TWIC program, including the proposed TWIC reader requirements in this rule, is an important component of the Coast Guard's multi-layered system of access control requirements and other measures designed to enhance maritime security. This rulemaking action, once final, would build upon existing Coast Guard regulations designed to ensure that only individuals who hold a TWIC are granted unescorted access to secure areas at those locations. The Coast Guard has already promulgated regulations pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) that require mariners and other individuals to obtain a TWIC and present it for inspection by security personnel prior to gaining access to such secure areas. By requiring certain vessels and facilities to perform TWIC inspections using electronic TWIC readers, this rulemaking would further enhance security at those locations. This rulemaking would also implement the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 electronic TWIC reader requirements.
Filing Procedures for Employment Authorization and Automatic Extension of Existing Employment Authorization Documents for Liberians Eligible for Deferred Enforced Departure
Document Number: 2013-06519
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On March 15, 2013, President Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano directing her to extend for an additional 18 months the deferred enforced departure (DED) of certain Liberians and to provide for work authorization during that period. The DED extension runs from April 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014. This notice provides instructions for eligible Liberians on how to apply for the full 18-month extension of employment authorization. Finally, this notice provides instructions for DED- eligible Liberians on how to apply for permission to travel outside the United States during the 18-month DED period. USCIS will issue new employment authorization documents (EADs) with a September 30, 2014 expiration date to Liberians whose DED has been extended under the Presidential Memorandum of March 15, 2013, and who apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing EAD applications, DHS recognizes that not all DED-eligible Liberians will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on March 31, 2013. Accordingly, this notice also automatically extends for 6 months (through September 30, 2013) the validity of DED-related EADs that have an expiration date of March 31, 2013 and explains how Liberians covered under DED and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) and E-Verify processes.
Navajo Nation; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2013-06485
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Navajo Nation (FEMA-4104-DR), dated March 5, 2013, and related determinations.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2013-06484
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (FEMA-4103-DR), dated March 1, 2013, and related determinations.
Special Local Regulation; New River Raft Race, New River; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2013-06451
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, 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.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-06450
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at various times on March 27 through March 29, 2013. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Electromagnetic Fields evaluation operations. During any of the below listed enforcement periods, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative.