Department of Homeland Security February 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2014-04419
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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; The SalesForce Customer Relationship Management System Webform Allowing an Individual To Submit Correspondence to FEMA
Document Number: 2014-04418
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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, Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Program Effectiveness and Recovery Surveys
Document Number: 2014-04415
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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 collection of Individual Assistance Program Effectiveness & Recovery Survey responses and information for assessment and improvement of the delivery of disaster assistance to individuals and households.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Follow-Up Program Effectiveness and Recovery Surveys
Document Number: 2014-04413
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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 collection of Individual Assistance Follow-Up Program Effectiveness & Recovery Survey responses and information for assessment and improvement of the delivery of disaster assistance to individuals and households.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills and Their Tributaries, New York City, NY
Document Number: 2014-04373
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge, across Newtown Creek, mile 1.3, at New York City, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge painting operations at the bridge. This temporary deviation authorizes the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to remain in the closed position for up to six consecutive days followed by four consecutive days of full operation at various times during the effective period of this deviation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Hempstead, NY
Document Number: 2014-04357
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Jones Beach, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during the annual Jones Beach Air Show over Memorial Day weekend. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for an hour and a half on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: 2014-04354
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Route 23 (SR 23) vertical lift span bridge, also known as the Judge Perez Bridge, across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to provide for the safe movement of vehicular traffic during major plant reconstruction on one side of the waterway and the resulting change in work schedule and increase in workforce transiting the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for an additional one hour in the evening during weekdays for two months.
Regulated Navigation Area; Southern Oahu Tsunami Vessel Evacuation Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2014-04352
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent regulated navigation area (RNA) in the waters off Southern Oahu, Hawaii, enforcement of which will take place 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.
Amendment to the Public Assistance Program's Simplified Procedures Project Thresholds
Document Number: 2014-04220
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is revising two dollar figures in its regulations governing the Public Assistance Program's project thresholds. FEMA is revising the monetary thresholds for when FEMA will process an application using ``simplified procedures.''
Policy Implementing the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Final Rule; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 2014-04177
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of nine Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs), which are the first set of a series of NVICs to implement the final rule that aligned Coast Guard regulations with amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, and made changes to national endorsements. These NVICs will provide guidance to mariners concerning new regulations governing merchant mariner certificates and endorsements to Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC).
Regulated Navigation Area: Buzzard's Bay, MA; Navigable Waterways Within the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2014-04176
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing this notice to advise the public that we have prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for the amendments to the Buzzards Bay Regulated Navigation Area that were implemented in 2007. The Coast Guard prepared the Final EA, dated December 2013, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Coast Guard's Agency procedures for implementing NEPA.
Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations; Request for Public Input
Document Number: 2014-04116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (Department or DHS) is seeking comments from the public on specific existing significant DHS rules that the Department should consider as candidates for modification, streamlining, expansion, or repeal. These efforts will help DHS ensure that its regulations contain necessary, properly tailored, and up-to-date requirements that effectively achieve regulatory objectives without imposing unwarranted costs. DHS is seeking this input pursuant to the process identified in DHS's Final Plan for the Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations. According to the Final Plan, DHS will initiate its retrospective review process, on a three-year cycle, by seeking input from the public. The most helpful input will identify specific regulations and include actionable data supporting the nomination of specific regulations for retrospective review.
Anchorage Regulations: Anchorage Grounds, Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, California
Document Number: 2014-03469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to disestablish Commercial Anchorage ``A'' and to revise the permit and notification requirements for the anchorage grounds of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, California. Commercial Anchorage ``A'' has become the location of a Submerged Material Storage Site and is no longer usable. Revised permit and notification requirements will affect the six commercial anchorages within the breakwater of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that can accommodate vessels with lengths exceeding 800 feet overall and drafts greater than 40 feet. The proposed revision will require vessels using these deep draft anchorages for more than 48 hours to obtain an extended anchorage permit from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Los Angeles-Long Beach. This action will assist the COTP and the Pilots for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to reduce congestion in the deep draft anchorage grounds within the harbor breakwater.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2014-03882
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge, also known as the St. Johns RR Bridge, across the Willamette River, mile 6.9, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to facilitate replacement of the frayed counterweight wire ropes for the lift mechanism of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2014-03881
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad Cities Heart Walk to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for two hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY
Document Number: 2014-03875
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Atlantic Beach Bridge, mile 0.4, across Reynolds Channel, at Lawrence, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs at the bridge. This temporary deviation authorizes the Atlantic Beach Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule to complete the structural repairs at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2014-03873
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois due to work scheduling issues and has been postponed to a later date.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Extension of an Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-03819
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2014-03762
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at http:// www.fema.gov/fema/csb.shtm.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program, (IHP)
Document Number: 2014-03757
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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 need to continue collecting information from individuals and States in order to provide and/or administer disaster assistance through the Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03756
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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; Debt Collection Financial Statement
Document Number: 2014-03504
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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 collection of information related to disaster program accounts and debts receivable.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Request for Federal Assistance Form-How to Process Mission Assignments in Federal Disaster Operations
Document Number: 2014-03497
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2014-03470
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in 33 CFR 100.1101 during the California Half Ironman Triathlon, held on March 29, 2014. This event occurs in Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the triathlon, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Fireworks Events
Document Number: 2014-03468
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending several permanent safety zones located in the Eleventh Coast Guard District that are established to protect public safety during annual firework displays. These amendments will standardize the safety zone language, update listed events, delete events that are no longer occurring, add new annual fireworks events, and establish a standardized format using a table to list these recurring annual fireworks events. When these safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule will limit the movement of vessels within the established firework display area.
Safety Zone; Sea Plane Landing; Bayou Grande; Pensacola, FL
Document Number: 2014-03467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for a portion of Bayou Grande, Pensacola, FL. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels, on navigable waters, during the landing of a large sea plane. Entry into, transiting in or anchoring in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zone: Maintenance Dredging 35-Foot Channel and Rock Removal; Portland Harbor, Portland, ME
Document Number: 2014-03464
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the blasting and dredging project taking place in Portland Harbor between Portland and South Portland, Maine. This safety zone is required to protect users of the waterway from the safety hazards associated with this blasting and dredging project, which is being undertaken to increase the water depth of the main channel to 35 feet. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Northern New England.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Exemption of State-Owned Properties Under Self-Insurance Plan
Document Number: 2014-03359
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the collection of information necessary to allow States to request an exemption from maintaining flood insurance on State-owned structures.
Agency Information Collection Activities: myE-Verify, Revision of a Currently Approved Collection; Extension.
Document Number: 2014-03357
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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 November 21, 2013, at 78 FR 69871, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received two public comment submissions in connection with the 60-day notice.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP)
Document Number: 2014-03355
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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 1652-0044, 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 September 3, 2013, 78 FR 54266. TSA has adjusted the number of respondents published in its September 3, 2013 notice from 21,670 to 15,000. The decrease in respondents is based on historical data collected over the past three years. The collection involves the submission of identifying and travel experience information by individuals requesting redress through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). The collection also involves a voluntary customer satisfaction survey to identify areas for program improvement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Information
Document Number: 2014-03334
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Request for Information. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 75576) on December 12, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit
Document Number: 2014-03333
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit (CBP Form I-68). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 73875) on December 9, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Arrival and Departure Record and Electronic System for Travel Authorization
Document Number: 2014-03327
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: CBP Form I-94W (Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival/Departure), and the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This is a proposed revision of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that the data elements on CBP Form I-94W and ESTA be revised. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies on the proposed revisions. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 70570) on November 26, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bush River, Perryman, MD
Document Number: 2014-03309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the interim rule that currently governs the Amtrak Bridge, at mile 6.8 over Bush River, at Perryman, MD. The proposed rule intends to update the language of the current regulation to reflect the intent of the original schedule and confirm the interim rule as final.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2014-03307
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to restrict the operation of the draw span to facilitate the biannual inspections.
Waiver of Citizenship Requirements for Crewmembers on Commercial Fishing Vessels
Document Number: 2014-03302
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends its regulations to include a description of the procedures for requesting and processing waivers of citizenship requirements on commercial fishing vessels. We seek to improve our efforts to inform the commercial fishing industry of this opportunity by codifying the application procedure policy into the Code of Federal Regulations.
National Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-03153
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply for appointment as identified in this notice. As provided for in the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA) (Pub. L. 109-295), the NAC shall advise the Administrator of FEMA on all aspects of emergency management. The NAC shall incorporate State, local and Tribal government, non-profit and private sector input in the development and revision of national emergency management doctrine, policy, and plans. The NAC consists of up to 35 members, all of whom are experts and leaders in their respective fields. FEMA seeks to appoint individuals to ten (10) positions on the NAC that are open due to vacancy or term expiration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; Information Collection Request for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology, National Capital Region Secure Delivery Technology Program
Document Number: 2014-03172
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) invites the general public to comment on data collection forms for the National Capital Region (NCR) Secure Delivery Technology program. This is a new Paper Reduction Act collection without an OMB control number. Secure Delivery Technology is responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of deliveries to General Services Administration (GSA) facilities in the NCR. Information collected by Federal Protective Service (FPS) personnel to ensure secured deliveries in the NCR includes the delivery driver's name and license number. The information collected is used by FPS personnel to verify the identity of the driver at the delivery central screening facility and final destination locations, along with providing an auditable trail for post-delivery analysis should an event occur that requires forensics. DHS invites interested persons to comment on the ``National Capital Region Secure Delivery Technology Driver Log'' form and instructions (hereinafter ``Forms Package'') for the S&T NCR Secure Delivery Technology. Interested persons may receive a copy of the Forms Package by contacting the DHS S&T PRA Coordinator. This notice and request for comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-03154
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2014-03097
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draw of the Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad Bridge, across the Elizabeth River Eastern Branch, mile 1.1, at Norfolk, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of 189 bridge ties and the reworking of the moveable rail joints on the Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad drawbridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA
Document Number: 2014-03094
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Highway 4 Drawbridge across Old River, mile 14.8, between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make critical repairs to the bridge gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Terrebonne Bayou, LA
Document Number: 2014-03088
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the St. Ann swing bridge across Terrebonne Bayou, mile 28.8, at Bourg, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The change will allow the bridge to operate on signal if at least 24 hours advanced notice is given. This change increases the efficiency of operations allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge while recognizing the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2014-03087
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying 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 change allows for the safe navigation of vessels while reflecting the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridges thereby increasing efficiency of operations. The changes allow the bridges to operate in a manner that aligns the two operating schedules so the bridge owner will be able to use the same bridge crew personnel to operate both bridges with little to no effect on navigation through the bridges.
Agency Information Collection Activities: E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, Form G-1145; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2014-03075
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of this currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Cordless Headsets
Document Number: 2014-03029
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain cordless headsets with included dongles. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded that the non-TAA country where the headsets and dongles are assembled is the country where the last substantial transformation occurs. Therefore, for purposes of U.S. Government procurement, the country of origin of the headsets with included dongles is the non-TAA country where they were assembled.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Inter-Agency Alien Witness and Informant Record, Form I-854A; Agency Alien Witness and Informant Adjustment of Status, Form I-854B; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2014-03003
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Sector Outreach and Programs Division Online Meeting Registration Tool
Document Number: 2014-02845
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office Of Infrastructure Protection (IP), Sector Outreach and Programs Division (SOPD), will submit 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 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bishop Cut, Near Stockton, CA
Document Number: 2014-02815
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County highway bridge, across Bishop Cut, mile 1.0 near Stockton, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow PG&E Company to temporarily interrupt electric service to the area while installing new overhead equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Approval of AmSpec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2014-02806
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec Services, LLC, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of May 30, 2013.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt, LP as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2014-02804
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Saybolt, LP, has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 25, 2013.