Department of Homeland Security May 16, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory System of Records
Document Number: 2013-11727
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory System of Records
Document Number: 2013-11722
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to establish a new Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to collect and maintain records by the Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory (HSI-FL). The HSI-FL is a U.S. crime laboratory specializing in scientific authentication; forensic examination; research, analysis, and training related to travel and identity documents; latent and patent finger and palm prints; and audio and video files in support of law enforcement investigations and activities by DHS and other agencies. To facilitate forensic examinations and for use in forensic document training, research, and analysis, the HSI-FL maintains case files, a case management system, an electronic library of travel and identity documents (Imaged Documents and Exemplars Library), and a hard copy library referred to as the HSI-FL Library. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking elsewhere in the Federal Register to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. This newly established system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Hazardous Fire Risk Reduction, East Bay Hills, CA
Document Number: 2013-11707
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared an environmental impact statement (EIS) evaluating the environmental impacts of funding a combination of hazardous fuels reduction projects within the East Bay Hills area in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California. The projects may be funded through Federal assistance grants under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Pre- Disaster Mitigation (PDM). The National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Fisheries Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Emergency Management Agency, the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), the City of Oakland (Oakland), and the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) have participated in the preparation of the EIS as cooperating agencies. Public meetings will be held during the public comment period on the draft EIS. The draft EIS is available on the project Web site at http://ebheis.cdmims.com.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Opportunity With the Department of Homeland Security for the Development of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease 3ABC ELISA Diagnostic Kit
Document Number: 2013-11693
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), through its Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC), is seeking industry collaborators to aid DHS S&T in developing an ELISA diagnostic test that it capable of obtaining a U.S. regulatory license to detect antibodies to at least one of the Foot and Mouth Disease virus (FMDV) non-structural proteins (NSP): 3A, 3B, or 3C. This new FMDV 3ABC ELISA may be used in the event of a real or suspected outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in order to differentiate infected from vaccinated, non-infected animals (DIVA). The role of the industry collaborator(s) in this CRADA will be to develop and validate the FMDV 3ABC ELISA assay in collaboration with DHS S&T and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (USDA APHIS FADDL) at PIADC, and with other U.S. laboratories that are associated with USDA, such as the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN). Components of a prototype assay, developed by USDA, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, and a 3rd party fee-for-service contractor, will be made available to the industry collaborator(s). The goal of the CRADA is to submit a data package to USDA APHIS Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) in order to obtain a U.S. regulatory license for use under the direction of USDA administrators of the FMDV 3ABC ELISA in the U.S. (See CVB Veterinary Services Memorandum No. 800.73 for ``General Requirements for Immunodiagnostic Test Kits for the Detection of Antibody or Antigen.'') The assay must also successfully identify and test a reference panel of sera provided by OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) as tested in a U.S. Reference Laboratory, e.g., USDA APHIS FADDL. DHS S&T is seeking CRADA collaborators that own or have access to the technological components for, have the technological expertise in, and have proven track records of success in the fields of diagnostic test kit research, development, and the obtaining of USDA licensure for the detection of antibodies to viral antigen(s). CRADA collaborators must indicate if they are currently or may be funded by the Federal government, and, if yes, they must include a discussion of how proposed CRADA work and Federal government-funded work would not be duplicative. The proposed term of the CRADA can be up to thirty (30) months.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, Without Change, of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-11639
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Modification of the Bayonne Bridge Across the Kill Van Kull Between Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey and Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
Document Number: 2013-11627
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces the availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) which examines the reasonably foreseeable environmental impacts and socio-economic impacts of the proposed modification of the historic Bayonne Bridge across the Kill Van Kull between Bayonne, New Jersey and Staten Island, New York. This notice also announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). Because the Bayonne Bridge is a structure over navigable waters of the United States, the proposed bridge modification requires a Coast Guard Bridge Permit Amendment. This notice provides information on where to view the Final EA and FONSI, which consider an application by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) for Coast Guard approval of the modification to the Bayonne Bridge across the Kill Van Kull.
Safety Zone; Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2013-11626
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the 2013 Pridefest fireworks on June 8, 2013, from 9:15 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. If the fireworks display is cancelled due to inclement weather, then the zone will be enforced on June 9, 2013, from 9:15 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks display. During the aforementioned periods, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone Columbia River Zone
Document Number: 2013-11613
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones listed in this notice for fireworks displays in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone from May 2013 until October 2013. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the crews onboard the vessels displaying the fireworks, the maritime public, and all other observers. During the enforcement period for each specific safety zone, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission of the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port or his designated representatives.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11606
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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: 2013-11596
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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: 2013-11595
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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 Greene County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Document Number: 2013-11594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
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 Greene County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11592
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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.
Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations for Beaver County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Document Number: 2013-11591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
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 Beaver County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions).
Texas; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2013-11590
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-3363-EM), dated April 19, 2013, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11589
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions)
Document Number: 2013-11588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
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 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (All Jurisdictions).
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11587
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2013-11586
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
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.