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

Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor (East Channel); Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2014-09500
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located adjacent to the East Channel of Northwest Harbor at Baltimore, MD on May 8, 2014. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Patapsco River.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2014-09496
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). CTAC provides advice and makes recommendations on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials activities insofar as they relate to matters within the United States Coast Guard's jurisdiction.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-024 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Database (AUXDATA) System of Records
Document Number: 2014-09476
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
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 and reissue a current Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-024 United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Database System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard to track and report contact, activity, performance, and achievement information about members of its volunteer workforce element, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. As a result of a biennial review of this system, the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard is updating this system of records notice to: (1) Update categories of individuals covered by the system; (2) modify the categories of records in the system; and (3) update the system manager and address. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Change in Submission Requirements for State Mitigation Plans
Document Number: 2014-09461
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This Final Rule revises the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations by changing submission requirements for State Mitigation Plans. This Final Rule reduces the frequency by which States must submit updates to FEMA on their State Mitigation Plans. Previously, these entities prepared and submitted updates with FEMA for review and approval every 3 years. Now, these entities will prepare and submit updates with FEMA for review and approval every 5 years.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Emergency Notification System (ENS).
Document Number: 2014-09451
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2014-09450
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
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.
Revisions to Maritime Security Directive 104-6; Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
Document Number: 2014-09385
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Revision 7 to Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6, which provides guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters (HRW) where acts of terrorism, piracy, and armed robbery against ships are prevalent, as well as specific guidance for offshore supply vessels and liftboats operating in the Gulf of Guinea. The directive contains security- sensitive information and therefore cannot be made available to the general public. U.S. vessel owners and operators who have needed to take action under previous versions of MARSEC Directive 104-6, or whose vessels operate in waters off the coast of Africa, should immediately contact their local Coast Guard Captain of the Port or District Commander for a copy of Revision 7, which contains important updates to the locations of HRW and to the guidelines for addressing security risks in those waters. The Coast Guard advises such owners and operators that, under Revision 7, they may need to take specific actions in accordance with MARSEC Directive 104-6 before their vessel enters HRW. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugus River, Revere and Lynn, MA
Document Number: 2014-09384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the General Edwards SR1A Bridge across the Saugus River at mile 1.7, between Revere and Lynn, Massachusetts. The bridge owner, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, submitted a request to require a two-hour advance notice for bridge openings at all times based upon infrequent requests to open the draw during past years. It is expected that this change to the regulation will create efficiency in drawbridge operations while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Safety Zone; Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival and Head of the Cuyahoga, Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2014-09383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish regulations for annual, combined marine events that require the establishment of a temporary safety zone within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo on the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH. This proposed safety zone regulation is necessary to protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with the rowing regatta in the narrow waterway of the Cuyahoga River. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels annually from a portion of the Cuyahoga River for up to 10 hours during the combined Dragon Boat Festival and the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Mile 803.5 to 804.5 Henderson, KY
Document Number: 2014-09382
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Ohio River, beginning at mile marker 803.5 and ending at mile marker 804.5. This safety zone is necessary to provide safety for recreational boaters that will be spectators at the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club Tri Fest fireworks. Commercial vessels are prohibited from entering into this area and all vessels are prohibited from entering into the area between mile markers 803.5 and 804.5 unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Safety Zone: Belle Haven Club Fireworks Display, Byram Harbor; Greenwich, CT
Document Number: 2014-09381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Byram Harbor near Greenwich, CT for the Belle Haven Club fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone: Smith Point Triathlon, Narrow Bay; Mastic Beach, NY
Document Number: 2014-09380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Narrow Bay near Smith Point Park in Mastic Beach, NY for the swim event associated with the Smith Point Triathlon. The safety zone will provide protective measures for the event participants and the maritime public from the hazards associated with vessels operating in close proximity to the swim event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; Celebrate the Amboys Fireworks; Raritan Bay, Perth Amboy, NJ
Document Number: 2014-09369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Raritan Bay in the vicinity of Perth Amboy, NJ for a 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 Raritan Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zone: Lady Liberty Sharkfest Swim; Upper New York Bay, Liberty Island, NY
Document Number: 2014-09366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Upper New York Bay in the vicinity of Liberty Island, New York for a swim event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with swim events taking place in a high vessel traffic area. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Upper New York Bay before and during the swim event.
Safety Zone: Freeport Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display, South Oyster Bay; Freeport, NY
Document Number: 2014-09364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of South Oyster Bay near the Guy Lombardo Marina in Freeport, NY for the Freeport Chamber of Commerce fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; Arts Project Cherry Grove Pride Week Fireworks Display, Great South Bay; Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
Document Number: 2014-09358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Great South Bay near Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY for the Arts Project Cherry Grove Pride Week fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.