Department of Homeland Security January 22, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: C1-2013-29033
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: 2014-01240
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On December 2, 2013, the Coast Guard issued a temporary deviation, lasting approximately 10 weeks, from the operating schedule that governs the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given. It is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter and when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. We are modifying that temporary deviation to allow for two three-day periods during the deviation when the bridge will remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
Document Number: 2014-01235
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive) across Grassy Sound, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``The Wild Half'' half marathon. This temporary deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed to navigation position for 3 \1/2\ hours during the event.
Security Zone, Potomac and Anacostia Rivers; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2014-01226
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River and Anacostia River. This action is necessary to safeguard persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.
Safety Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL
Document Number: 2014-01207
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Key West, Florida, during the Bone Island Triathlon on Saturday, January 25, 2014. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. 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 Key West or a designated representative.
Arkansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2014-01206
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-4160-DR), dated January 6, 2014, and related determinations.
West Virginia; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2014-01205
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-3366-EM), dated January 10, 2014, and related determinations.
Nebraska; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2014-01203
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Nebraska (FEMA-4156-DR), dated November 26, 2013, and related determinations.
Safety Zone, Vessel Movement, Christina River; Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2014-01201
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Christina River in Wilmington, DE, from January 18, 2014 to January 31, 2014, to be enforced for a period of 48 hours within this time frame. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic on the Christina River in the immediate area of the M/V OCEAN FORCE, which will be moored inside a boundary described as originating from 39[deg]43'14'' N, 075[deg]31'41'' W; northeasterly to 39[deg]43'17'' N, 75[deg]31'40'' W; then east to 39[deg]43'15'' N, 075[deg]31'47'' W; then southwesterly to the shoreline at 39[deg]43'10'' N; 075[deg]31'30'' W. The safety zone is intended to facilitate 24 hour cargo operations in which a 110 ft object will be offloaded from the vessel to the facility. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Christina River. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to ensure the safety of the vessels and personnel involved with the cargo operation.
West Virginia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2014-01200
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of West Virginia (FEMA-3366-EM), dated January 10, 2014, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Mitigation Grant Program/e-Grants.
Document Number: 2014-01198
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
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 proposed revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning this collection that is used by: (1) Applicants and sub-applicants to apply for and report on e-Grant awards; and (2) the Federal Emergency Management Agency to evaluate, award, and monitor expenditures and program/project performance for Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation program activities.
Application for Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-01179
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) for March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound program established by the statute. The current certification for PWSRCAC will expire February 28, 2014.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2014-01151
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Safety Zone; Amway China Fireworks, Upper New York Bay, Ellis Island, NY
Document Number: 2014-01149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Upper New York Bay in the vicinity of Ellis Island, New York for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rulemaking is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of The Upper New York Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-01146
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
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.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-01096
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet via teleconference to receive Task Statements and form Subcommittees on (1) Marine Casualty Reporting on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and (2) Recommendations for Offshore Supply Vessel Purpose and Offshore Workers. This meeting will be open to the public.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2014-01095
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
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. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2013, as of September 30, 2013.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2014-01093
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Third Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0 at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in events of the San Francisco Boat Show at AT&T Park and neighboring sites. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Listening Sessions; Correction and Update
Document Number: 2014-01076
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security published a document in the Federal Register on November 19, 2013 (78 FR 69433), concerning a series of public listening sessions and webinars to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on issues pertaining to Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (Executive Order [EO] 13650). The document contained incorrect information regarding the submission of comments and did not include all of the public listening session locations for January 2014.
Safety Zones, Charleston Sharkfest Swim; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-00909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary moving safety zone on the waters of Charleston Harbor, in Charleston, South Carolina during the Charleston Sharkfest Swim on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The Charleston Sharkfest Swim is a 1500 meter swimming race. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.