Department of Homeland Security October 23, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-24887
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The meeting will be open to the public.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2013-24858
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
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, 2013, 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Extension of the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) Pilot Program and Reopening of Application Period for Participation
Document Number: 2013-24856
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
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 that would run for six months. On April 23, 2013, CBP published a notice in the Federal Register extending the pilot period for another six months. This document announces that CBP is extending the pilot period for an additional nine months and reopening the application period for new participants for 60 days. The ACAS pilot is a voluntary test in which participants submit a subset of 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Replace Permanent Resident Card, Form Number I-90; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection.
Document Number: 2013-24835
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
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 May 7, 2013, at 78 FR 26647, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments in connection with the 60-day notice. A discussion of the comments and USCIS' responses are addressed in item 8 of the supporting statement that can be viewed at: https://www.regulations.gov. USCIS has incorporated the ability to file Form I-90 electronically within USCIS' Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS) in this information collection activity and has provided the ELIS online screenshots for viewing and comment in e-Docket ID number USCIS-USCIS- 2009-0002.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-24747
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on November 14, 2013 via teleconference, to discuss Task Statement 85, Review of Draft Update to Marine Safety Manual (Volume III), Chapters 20 through 26. This meeting will be open to the public.
Tank Vessel Oil Transfers
Document Number: 2013-24746
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is considering new measures to reduce the risks of oil spills in oil transfer operations from or to a tank vessel, and requests public input on measures that can be implemented to reduce these risks. The Coast Guard may use that input to inform future rulemaking efforts.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet on November 13 and 14, 2013, in Houston, TX, 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2013-24319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedules that govern the US 90 (Danzinger) Bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC), mile 3.1 and the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bridge across the IHNC, mile 4.6, both at New Orleans, LA. This proposed change would allow for the safe navigation of vessels while reflecting the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridges thereby increasing efficiency of operations. The proposed change would allow the bridges to operate in a manner that would align the two operating schedules so the bridge owner would be able to use the same bridge crew personnel to operate both bridges with little to no effect on navigation through the bridges.
United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
Document Number: 2013-23897
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Panama Trade Promotion Agreement entered into by the United States and the Republic of Panama.