Department of Homeland Security November 4, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of a Public Meeting To Prepare for the Twenty-third Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization
Document Number: 2014-26187
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public meeting on subject matters that will be addressed at the Twenty-third Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization.
Anchorage Regulations: Special Anchorage Areas, Marina del Rey Harbor, California
Document Number: 2014-26185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a November 20, 2014 public meeting to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Anchorage Regulations: Subpart ASpecial Anchorage Areas, Marina del Rey Harbor, California '' that was published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2014. As stated in that document, the Coast Guard proposes to disestablish the special anchorage area at the north end of the main channel in Marina del Rey Harbor, California. This proposed action would remove the anchorage area from Coast Guard regulations. This proposed rule would not prevent vessels from anchoring in the harbor during storms, stress, or other emergency situations. We have reopened the comment period which will now end November 28, 2014.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection (DHS/CBP)-009 Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) System of Records
Document Number: 2014-26100
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to update a current DHS system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionDHS/CBP-009 Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) System of Records.'' This system of records allows the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at DHS to collect and maintain records on nonimmigrant aliens seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program and other persons, including U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, whose name is provided to DHS as part of a nonimmigrant alien's ESTA application. The system is used to determine whether the applicant is eligible to travel to and enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program by vetting the ESTA application information against selected security and law enforcement databases at DHS, including but not limited to the use of CBP's TECS (not an acronym) and the Automated Targeting System (ATS). In addition, ATS retains a copy of ESTA application data to identify ESTA applicants who may pose a security risk to the United States. ATS maintains copies of key elements of certain databases in order to minimize the impact of processing searches on the operational systems and to act as a backup for certain operational systems. DHS may also vet ESTA application information against security and law enforcement databases at other Federal agencies to enhance DHS's ability to determine whether the applicant poses a security risk to the United States and is eligible to travel to and enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. The results of this vetting may inform DHS's assessment of whether the applicant's travel poses a law enforcement or security risk and whether the application should be approved. As part of the Department's ongoing effort to promote transparency regarding its collection of information, DHS/CBP is updating: (1) The categories of individuals covered by the system, and (2) categories of records in the system to include revised eligibility questions and additional data elements collected on the ESTA application. DHS issued a Final Rule to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act on August 31, 2009 (74 FR 45070). These regulations remain in effect. Furthermore, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in DHS's inventory of systems of records, located on the DHS Web site at http://www.dhs.gov/system- records-notices-sorns.
President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-26097
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) will meet on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, in Washington DC The meeting will be partially closed to the public.
Safety Zone; Pier Removal, WI Central Railroad Bridge, Fox River, Green Bay, WI
Document Number: 2014-26094
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Fox River due to demolition work on a railroad bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition work on the railroad bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2014-26093
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro North (Devon) Bridge, across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs to the miter plates and headlocks at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 45 days to facilitate the repairs.