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

Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09184
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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.
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program; Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
Document Number: 2014-09179
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This Notice provides guidelines that describe the application process for grants and the criteria for awarding Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants in the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program year. It explains the differences, if any, between these guidelines and those recommended by representatives of the Nation's fire service leadership during the annual Criteria Development meeting, which was held December 13-14, 2012. The application period for the FY 2013 FP&S Grant Program year was held February 18-March 21, 2014, and was announced on www.grants.gov. Approximately 1,200 applications for FP&S Grant Program funding were submitted electronically, using the application submission form and process available at https://portal.fema.gov. The ``FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Program Funding Opportunity Announcement'' was published on the AFG Web site (www.fema.gov/firegrants). Additional information to assist applicants was provided on the AFG Web site, including an applicant tutorial, list of frequently asked questions, a ``Get Ready Guide, and a Quick Reference Guide.'' The FP&S Grant Program is composed of two eligible activities; the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Activity and Firefighter Research and Development (R&D) Activity. FP&S Grants are made available directly to fire departments; national, regional, state, and local organizations; native American tribal organizations, and nonprofit organizations that are recognized for their experience in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. The grant program's authorizing statute requires that a minimum of 10 percent of available grant funds for AFG be expended for the FP&S Grant Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Person Who Performed Repairs
Document Number: 2014-09169
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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: Declaration of a Person Who Performed Repairs. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry Summary
Document Number: 2014-09167
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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: Entry Summary. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Bonded Warehouse Regulations
Document Number: 2014-09166
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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: Bonded Warehouse Regulations. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application to Pay Off or Discharge an Alien Crewman
Document Number: 2014-09164
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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: Application to Pay Off or Discharge an Alien Crewman. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2014-09163
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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 April 1, 2014, 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett and Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2014-09067
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA, and the SR 529 Bridges across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1, near Marysville, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Total Health Events Heroes Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2014-09066
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule governing the ``I'' Street Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.4 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capitol City Classic 10K run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Merrimack River, Groveland and Haverhill, MA
Document Number: 2014-09065
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Groveland Drawbridge across the Merrimack River at mile 16.5 between Groveland and Haverhill, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate completion of a bridge replacement project. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to require a twenty-four hour advance notice for bridge openings for three months.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2014-09064
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Gil Hodges (Marine Parkway) Bridge across the Jamaica Bay, mile 3.0 at Queens, New York. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed position for three days to facilitate mechanical repairs at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2014-09063
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capitol City Classic 10K run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Special Local Regulations; Eighth Coast Guard District Annual and Recurring Marine Events Update
Document Number: 2014-09062
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its special local regulations relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR). This interim rule informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, and other recurring events that require additional safety measures through establishing a special local regulation. Through this interim rule the current list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. Additionally, this one rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring event and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation throughout the year.
Safety Zones; Eighth Coast Guard District Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2014-09061
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its current list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR). This interim rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing a safety zone. Through this interim rule the current list of recurring safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, vessel traffic is restricted from specified areas. Additionally, this one rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring safety zone and serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year.
Safety Zone; Xterra Swim, Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2014-09060
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone during the Xterra swim, a swimming race occurring on waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Xterra Swim is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2014-09058
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone within the Chicago Harbor during specified periods from May 24, 2014, through January 1, 2015. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various firework events. During the enforcement periods listed below, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Safety Zones, Swim Around Charleston; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-09057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary moving safety zones during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Swim Around Charleston is scheduled on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The temporary moving safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, NJ
Document Number: 2014-09054
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the bascule span of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Route 73), across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, between the townships of Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the bridge deck. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position during the rehabilitation project.
Safety Zones, Charleston Sharkfest Swim; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-09050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
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, August 31, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The Charleston Sharkfest Swim is a 1850 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; Slip 4 Early Action Area Superfund Site, Lower Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2014-07834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on a portion of the Lower Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington. The RNA will protect the riverbed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Slip 4 Early Action Area (EAA). This RNA would prohibit activities that could disrupt the integrity of the engineered sediment and slope caps that have been placed within the Slip 4 EAA. These activities include vessel grounding, anchoring, dragging, trawling, spudding or other such activities that would disturb the riverbed. It will not affect transit or navigation of this area.