Department of Homeland Security March 25, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Removal of Federal Advisory Committee Act Regulations
Document Number: 2014-06529
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document corrects the RIN that published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2014. This final rule removes the regulations that implement the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA's implementation of FACA is now governed by the rules promulgated by the General Services Administration (GSA) and by the policies issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
National Flood Insurance Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Meeting Dates
Document Number: 2014-06525
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was published in the May 16, 2012 Federal Register at 77 FR 28891, and requested public comments no later than July 16, 2012. Thirty-nine comments were received. Due to the extenuating circumstances caused by the passage of a 5- year NFIP reauthorization (See Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, Pub. L. 112-141, 126 Stat. 405), interested parties requested an extension of the initial comment period. FEMA reopened the comment period for submitting public comments to October 9, 2012, for Docket ID FEMA-2012-0012 through publication in the Federal Register at 77 FR 50706 on August 22, 2012. Two comments were received. The comments received as part of the NOI will be considered in the preparation of this PEIS. This notice sets forth the dates of public scoping meetings FEMA intends to hold online, as Webinars, to inform the public about FEMA's intended PEIS process and receive additional comments from the public. Information on the NFIP PEIS and instructions for online webinar registration is available on the project Web site at: https:// www.fema.gov/programmatic-environmental-impact-statement.
South Carolina; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2014-06521
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-3369-EM), dated February 12, 2014, and related determinations.
Georgia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration
Document Number: 2014-06517
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Georgia (FEMA-3368-EM), dated February 11, 2014, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-06514
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2014-06447
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times from March 21 to March 30, 2014. This action is necessary to protect the waterway, waterway users, and vessels from the hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fish Suppression and Dispersal Barriers testing operations. During any of the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2014-06445
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the FKCC Swim around Key West Special Local Regulation in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on June 14, 2014. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pearl River, LA/MS
Document Number: 2014-06443
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
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 US 90 highway bridge (East Pearl River Bridge), a swing span bridge across the Pearl River, mile 8.8, near Pearlington, Mississippi. The deviation is necessary in order to conduct electrical and structural repairs to the bridge. These repairs are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for ten hours on three separate dates to effect the repairs.