Department of Homeland Security March 27, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.