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

Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 255.0 to 256.5, Florence, AL
Document Number: 2013-24473
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 255.0 and ending at mile marker 256.5, extending bank to bank. This zone is necessary to protect participants of the Shoals Dragonboat Race. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Safety Zone, Oyster Festival 30th Anniversary Fireworks Display, Oyster Bay; Oyster Bay, NY
Document Number: 2013-24323
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oyster Bay near Oyster Bay, NY for the Oyster Festival 30th Anniversary fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Oyster Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zone; Port of Galveston, Pelican Island Bridge Repair
Document Number: 2013-24321
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Galveston to maintain public safety during the Pelican Island Bridge Repair Project. This action is necessary to protect public boaters and their vessels from potential safety hazards. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port of Houston-Galveston or a designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Small Vessel Reporting System
Document Number: 2013-24265
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Small Vessel Reporting System (SVRS). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Christina River, Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2013-24154
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Walnut Street Bridge at mile 2.8, and the Market Street Bridge at mile 3.0, both located on the Christina River in Wilmington, DE. Originally it was also proposed that the Third Street Drawbridge at mile 2.3 be included in this rule change but that request was withdrawn. Since the two other drawbridges are located near one another and the few vessels that do transit this waterway usually go through all three bridges, the Walnut Street and Market Street bridges will now open on the same eight hour advance notice. This rule will change the current regulations by allowing the Third Street and Walnut Street drawbridges to be opened in sequence with the same eight hour advance notice presently given to the Market Street drawbridge. This schedule clarifies the sequencing of these drawbridge openings, and provides for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Ninth Coast Guard District; Stay (Suspension)
Document Number: 2013-24153
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District is staying (suspending) reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) established for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes (CDC barges) in the inland rivers of the Ninth Coast Guard District. This stay (suspension) extension is necessary because the Coast Guard continues to analyze future reporting needs and evaluate possible changes in CDC reporting requirements. This stay (suspension) of the CDC reporting requirements in no way relieves towing vessel operators and fleeting area managers responsible for CDC barges in the RNA from their dangerous cargo or vessel arrival and movement reporting obligations currently in effect under other regulations or placed into effect under appropriate Coast Guard authority.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL; Correction
Document Number: 2013-24152
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting the docket number in a notice of enforcement that appeared in the Federal Register on September 26, 2013 (78 FR 59240). The correct docket number is USCG-2012-0309.
Regulated Navigation Area; Southern Oahu Tsunami Vessel Evacuation, Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2013-24150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent regulated navigation area (RNA) and to enforce this proposed regulation only when a tsunami warning is issued for the Hawaiian Islands by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Tsunami warnings require the evacuation of a large number of vessels from their respective harbors. Following the evacuation, these vessels must remain offshore until the emergency situation has passed and the harbors have been deemed safe for reentry. Past tsunami warnings have created potentially dangerous offshore traffic congestion between commercial and recreational vessel traffic. Because of this, designated vessel traffic staging areas are necessary for a safe and orderly evacuation of Southern Oahu ports.
Public Assistance Cost Estimating Format for Large Projects
Document Number: 2013-23258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
In this rule the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes the implementation of the Cost Estimating Format (CEF) as the standard estimating procedure for large permanent work projects authorized under the Public Assistance program. Under the Public Assistance Program, FEMA awards grants to State and local governments, Indian tribes, and certain private nonprofit organizations to assist them in responding to and recovering from Presidentially-declared emergencies and other disasters. The CEF provides a uniform method of estimating costs for large projects. In this rule, FEMA also proposes to establish reimbursement thresholds to govern situations in which the actual cost of a work project is higher or lower than the CEF estimate.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-23996
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Applicants selected for service on TSAC via this solicitation will not begin their respective terms until September 30, 2014.
Safety Zone, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series; Thompson Bay, Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Document Number: 2013-23995
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu, AZ for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide safety for the racers, crew, spectators, vessels and other 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-036 Board for Correction of Military Records System of Records
Document Number: 2013-23991
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update, reissue, and combine two legacy system of records notices titled, ``Department of Transportation/Office of the Secretary of Transportation004 Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR) System of Records'' and ``Department of Transportation/Office of the Secretary of Transportation059 Files of the Board for Correction of Military Records, BCMR, for the Coast Guard System of Records.'' This updated system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security to collect and maintain records submitted by individuals who have filed applications for relief before the Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR), records used by the Chair, the BCMR staff, the Board, and, in some cases, the General Counsel in determining whether to grant relief to applicants, and the final decisions or documentation of other actions taken in individual BCMR cases. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notices. This newly updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Chemical Defense Demonstration Projects
Document Number: 2013-23984
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Defense Program (CDP), under the Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs (OHA), is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government agencies to participate in a chemical defense demonstration project relative to a specific venue (e.g., indoor sports stadium, outdoor port facility, convention center). These projects will assist communities in enhancing their preparedness to respond effectively and quickly to a catastrophic chemical event. Using the DHS Form 10088 (9/12) posted on https://www.dhs.gov/publication/ eoi-form-cdp-demonstration-project, interested SLTT governmental agencies must submit the completed and signed form to the DHS OHA CDP.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Online Survey of Web Services Employers; New Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-23992
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
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 July 16, 2013, at 78 FR 42537, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received one comment for this information collection. A discussion of the comments and USCIS' responses are addressed in item 8 of the supporting statement that can be viewed at: http://www.regulations.gov.
Safety Zone; Motion Picture Stunt Work and Filming; Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-23861
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing five temporary safety zones on waterways near Chicago, IL. These safety zones are intended to restrict vessels from portions of Chicago waterways due to the filming of a motion picture. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the stunt work, pyrotechnics, low-flying helicopter, and other hazards involved in the filming of a motion picture.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Willamette River, Oregon City, OR
Document Number: 2013-23860
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in Oregon City, OR. This safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public during a fireworks display and will do so by prohibiting unauthorized persons and vessels from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port or his designated representatives.
Safety Zone; Old Mormon Slough, Stockton, CA
Document Number: 2013-23859
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone at: McCormick & Baxter superfund site, Old Mormon Slough, Stockton, CA. This safety zone supports ongoing efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to decontaminate soil, groundwater, and sediment in Old Mormon Slough and the surrounding basin. This safety zone restricts vessels from entering Old Mormon Slough and disturbing the existing sediment cap needed for site decontamination. This safety zone reduces human health and environmental risks associated with clean up efforts at McCormick & Baxter superfund site.
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District; Extension of Stay (Suspension)
Document Number: 2013-23858
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District is extending the previously published stay (suspension) of reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) established by 33 CFR 165.830 for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes (CDC barges) in the inland rivers of the Eighth Coast Guard District. This extension is necessary because the Coast Guard continues to analyze future reporting needs and evaluate possible changes in CDC reporting requirements. This extension of the suspension of the CDC reporting requirements in no way relieves towing vessel operators and fleeting area managers responsible for CDC barges in the RNA from their dangerous cargo or vessel arrival and movement reporting obligations currently in effect under other regulations or placed into effect under appropriate Coast Guard authority.
Colorado; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2013-23855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Colorado (FEMA-4145-DR), dated September 14, 2013, and related determinations.
Colorado; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2013-23854
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Colorado (FEMA-4145-DR), dated September 14, 2013, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)
Document Number: 2013-23851
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA's Grants Reporting Tool (GRT)
Document Number: 2013-23842
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-23841
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the data collection activity required to prepare the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP).
National Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-23840
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet in person on October 16, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will be open to the public.
United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
Document Number: 2013-23837
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Customs and Border Protection
This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2012, as CBP Dec. 12-16, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.