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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hoquiam River, Hoquiam, WA
Document Number: 2015-31388
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Simpson Avenue Bridge across the Hoquiam River, mile 0.5, at Hoquiam, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) extensive maintenance and restoration efforts on this bridge. This deviation allows WSDOT to open one leaf of the double leaf bascule bridge when at least two hours of notice is given. The vertical clearance will be reduced to approximately 25 feet at mean high tide, and the horizontal clearance will be reduced to 52 feet.
Recovery Policy, RP 9525.7, Labor Costs-Emergency Work
Document Number: 2015-31381
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice of the availability of the final policy, Recovery Policy 9525.7, Labor CostsEmergency Work. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a notice of availability and request for comment for the proposed policy on August 13, 2010 at 75 FR 49508.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31379
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
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.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31378
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31377
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31376
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2016
Document Number: 2015-31370
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by February 26, 2016.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, Des Allemands, LA
Document Number: 2015-31297
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-11
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 Railroad swing span drawbridge across Des Allemands Bayou, mile 14.0, at Des Allemands, St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform two extensive rest pier rehabilitations to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in its closed-to-navigation position for three eight-hour periods during three consecutive days on two separate occasions.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2015-31267
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Parade of Lights special local regulations on Sunday, December 13, 2015 and Sunday, December 20, 2015. This event occurs in north San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor safety vessels, 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.
Articles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.
Document Number: 2015-31129
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA
Document Number: 2015-31114
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington-Bristol Bridge on Route 413, across the Delaware River, at mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. This deviation restricts the operation of the draw span in order to facilitate the replacement of the tender control house. The drawbridge will not be able to open for three days during this project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request; Extension of an Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-31108
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31017
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31030
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31029
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
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.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2015-31016
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-09
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.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31011
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31010
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-31009
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Preserve Residence for Naturalization, Form N-470; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-30952
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
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 July 13, 2015, at 80 FR 40083, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did not receive any comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), Form N-336; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-30951
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
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 July 13, 2015, at 80 FR 40083, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive 2 comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: InfoPass, No Form; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2015-30950
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension 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.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2015-30908
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the regulation pertaining to the Charleston Parade of Boats from 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. on December 12, 2015. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Charleston Parade of Boats. During the enforcement period, the special local regulation establishes a regulated area which will prohibit all people and vessels from entering. Vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the area if authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Witt-Penn Bridge Construction, Hackensack River; Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2015-30907
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Hackensack River surrounding the Witt-Penn Bridge between Jersey City and Kearny, NJ. In response to a planned Witt-Penn Bridge construction project, this rule allows the Coast Guard to prohibit all vessel traffic through the safety zone during bridge replacement operations that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the vicinity of the construction of the Witt-Penn Bridge.
Safety Zone; Shore (Belt) Parkway Bridge Construction, Mill Basin; Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2015-30906
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mill Basin surrounding the Shore (Belt) Parkway Bridge. This rule allows the Coast Guard to prohibit all vessel traffic through the safety zone during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the vicinity of the construction of the new Shore (Belt) Parkway Bridge and demolition of the old Shore (Belt) Parkway Bridge.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2015-30884
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made $5 million per year available for the payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended, and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2015, as of September 30, 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; The Declaration Process: Requests for Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA), Requests for Supplemental Federal Disaster Assistance, Appeals, and Requests for Cost Share Adjustments
Document Number: 2015-30642
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
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 Declaration Process: Requests for Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA), Requests for Supplemental Federal Disaster Assistance, Appeals, and Requests for Cost Share Adjustments collection. This collection allows States and Tribes to request a major disaster or emergency declaration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
Document Number: 2015-30641
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
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 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: 2015-30637
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation, instead of scheduling work in the summer when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24-hours advance notice is given. It further allows the bridge to remain closed for up to 120 hours in duration occasionally to replace larger components as long as 72-hours notice is given to the USCG District Eight Western Rivers Bridge Branch.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
Document Number: 2015-30636
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across the Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventative maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24-hours advance notice is given. It further allows the bridge to remain closed for up to 120 hours in duration occasionally between January 4, 2016 and February 19, 2016 to replace larger bridge components as long as 72-hours notice is given to the USCG District Eight Western Rivers Bridge Branch.
Technical Amendment to List of Field Offices: Expansion of San Ysidro, California Port of Entry To Include the Cross Border Xpress User Fee Facility
Document Number: 2015-30616
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations by revising the list of field offices to expand the limits of the San Ysidro, California Class A port of entry to include the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) user fee facility. Class A ports of entry are designated ports that process all aliens applying for admission into the United States. The CBX facility includes a pedestrian walkway connecting the Tijuana A.L. Rodriguez International Airport (Tijuana Airport) in Mexico to San Diego, California and a passenger terminal located in San Diego that will be used exclusively to process Tijuana Airport passengers traveling to and from the United States via the pedestrian walkway.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Protest
Document Number: 2015-30614
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
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: Protest. 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: User Fees
Document Number: 2015-30612
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-03
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: User Fees. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; English Kills, New York City, NY
Document Number: 2015-30587
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge across the English Kills, mile 3.4, at New York City, New York. This deviation is necessary to perform operating machinery installation. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for approximately 3 days.
DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2015-30545
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security Privacy Office seeks applicants for appointment to the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.
Port of Miami Anchorage Area; Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2015-30406
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami received a study from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) concluding that the Miami Anchorage could be changed to reduce threats to protected coral and its habitat. The study indicated that the Miami Anchorage could be divided into two separate anchorage areas to reduce threats to protected coral while also facilitating the safe anchorage of shallow and deep draft vessels. The Coast Guard requests comments from interested persons regarding a possible modification of the Miami Anchorage based on the SEFCRI study.
Washington; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2015-30354
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Washington (FEMA-4242-DR), dated October 15, 2015, and related determinations.
South Carolina; Amendment No. 12 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2015-30353
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of South Carolina (FEMA-4241-DR), dated October 5, 2015, and related determinations.
Alaska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2015-30352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alaska (FEMA-4244-DR), dated October 30, 2015, and related determinations.
California; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2015-30350
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California (FEMA-4240-DR), dated September 22, 2015, and related determinations.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services-010 Asylum Information and Pre-Screening System of Records
Document Number: 2015-30270
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services-010 Asylum Information and Pre-Screening System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services to collect and maintain records pertaining to asylum applications, credible fear and reasonable fear screening processes, and applications for benefits provided by section 203 of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act. As a result of a biennial review of this system, Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is updating this system of records notice to: (1) Clarify that data originating from this system of records may be stored in a classified network; (2) provide an updated system location; (3) include follow-to-join (derivative) asylum information as a category of records; (4) expand the categories of records for benefit requestors, beneficiaries, derivatives, accredited representatives (including attorneys), form preparers, and interpreters; (5) remove routine use K because it was duplicative; (6) add two new routine uses K and L to permit the sharing of information with the Departments of State and Health and Human Services, respectively; (7) update the retention schedules to include additional systems; (8) add name and date of birth combination and receipt number to retrieve records; and (9) update record source categories to include accredited representatives (including attorneys), interpreters, preparers, and USCIS personnel. 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.
Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Certified Cargo Screening Program
Document Number: 2015-30261
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0053, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collections of information that make up this ICR include: (1) Applications from entities that wish to become Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSFs); (2) personally identifiable information to allow TSA to conduct security threat assessments on certain individuals employed by the CCSFs; (3) standard security program or submission of a proposed modified security program or amendment to a security program; and (4) recordkeeping requirements for CCSFs. TSA is seeking the renewal of the ICR for the continuation of the program in order to secure passenger aircraft carrying cargo.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-029 Notice of Arrival and Departure System of Records
Document Number: 2015-30304
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of an updated and reissued system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-029 Notice of Arrival and Departure System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-029 Notice of Arrival and Departure System of Records
Document Number: 2015-30303
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
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-029 Notice of Arrival and Departure System of Records.'' This system of records allows the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) to facilitate the effective and efficient entry and departure of vessels into and from the United States, and assist with assigning priorities for complying with maritime safety and security regulations. As part of the Department's ongoing effort to promote transparency regarding its collection of information, the Coast Guard is updating this system of records notice to update the (1) authority for maintenance of the system, (2) security classification, (3) system location, (4) purpose(s), (5) categories of individuals, (6) categories of records, (7) routine uses, (8) retention and disposal, (9) notification procedures, and (10) system manager and address. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. The Coast Guard is also issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to clarify the exemptions for this system concurrently with this notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision Notice; Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Forms I-20
Document Number: 2015-30127
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
This FR notice pertains to all schools certified to enroll F-1 and/or M-1 nonimmigrant students. DHS's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) performs and manages these certifications, as well as oversees the F-1 and M-1 students. SEVP uses the Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student StatusFor Academic and Language Students, and the Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student StatusFor Vocational Students, which are issued solely through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), as an instrument to facilitate the oversight process and to document student eligibility for nonimmigrant benefits. The Forms I-20 are being modified to reflect current DHS branding, remove obsolete information, and modernize the forms' layout to improve readability. The old Forms I-20 sunset on July 1, 2016; after that date, they will no longer be accepted at ports-of-entry, nor suffice for any other nonimmigrant benefit application by either F-1 and M-1 students or their F-2 and M-2 accompanying dependents. Authority: The authority for DHS/SEVP to manage the program comes from the following sources: Sections 101(a)(15)(F)(i) and (M)(i), of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA), as amended (Pub. L. 82-414, 66 Stat. 163, June 27, 1952), codified under Title 8 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) 1101(a)(15)(F) and (M), under which a foreign national may be admitted to the United States in nonimmigrant status as [cir] A student to attend an SEVP-certified academic school or language training program (F-1), [cir] A student to attend an SEVP-certified vocational or other recognized nonacademic institution (M-1), respectively, or [cir] An accompanying F-2 or M-2 dependent spouse or minor child, respectively. Section 641 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, Public Law 104-208, Div. C, 110 Stat. 3009-546, September 30, 1996, codified at 8 U.S.C. 1372, which authorized the following: [cir] Creation of a program to collect current and ongoing information provided by schools regarding F or M nonimmigrants during the courses of their stay in the United States. [cir] Use of electronic reporting technology where practicable. [cir] DHS certification of schools to participate in F-1 or M-1 student enrollment. Section 416(b) of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56, 115 Stat. 272, October 26, 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act), as amended, which provides for the collection of alien date of entry and port of entry information of aliens whose information is collected under 8 U.S.C. 1372. Homeland Security Presidential Directive No. 2 (HSPD-2), Combating Terrorism Through Immigration Policies, which requires DHS to ``conduct periodic reviews of all institutions certified to receive nonimmigrant students.'' ``These reviews shall include checks for compliance with record keeping and reporting requirements'' and authorize the termination of certification for institutions that fail to comply. 37 Weekly Comp. Pres. Docs. 1570, 1571-72 (Oct. 29, 2001). Section 502 of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002, Public Law 107-173, 116 Stat. 543, May 14, 2002, codified at 8 U.S.C. 1762, which directs DHS to review compliance with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under 8 U.S.C. 1372 and INA section 101(a)(15)(F) and (M), 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(F) and (M), of all schools approved to receive F or M nonimmigrants within two years of enactment, and every two years thereafter. Accordingly, as directed by DHS, SEVP certifies, reviews, recertifies and collects data from schools enrolling F-1 and M-1 students. The specific data collection requirements for SEVP-certified schools associated with these laws are identified comprehensively in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 8 CFR 214.3. Under the combined mandates of the USA PATRIOT Act and HSPD-2, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) received funding and accelerated the development of SEVIS. Soon after, the INS published rules in the FR implementing supporting modifications to 8 CFR 214, Nonimmigrant Classes. 67 FR 60107 (September 25, 2002); and 67 FR 76256, (December 11, 2002). The Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135 (codified at 6 U.S.C. Chapter 1) created DHS, which came into effect on March 1, 2003. DHS encompasses and replaces the INS. Simultaneously, DHS established ICE, now the second largest criminal investigations agency in the U.S. government. ICE subsequently created SEVP to administer SEVIS.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 2015-30122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Transportation, Social Security Administration, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Health and Human Services and the other Federal Departments and Agencies listed in this document are extending the comment period on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects notice of proposed rulemaking. The NPRM requests comment on proposed revisions to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015.
Homeland Security Advisory Council-New Tasking
Document Number: 2015-30064
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, tasked his Homeland Security Advisory Council to establish a subcommittee entitled Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Subcommittee on September 28, 2015. The CVE Subcommittee will provide findings and recommendations to the Homeland Security Advisory Council on best practices sourced from the technology and philanthropic sectors, education and mental health professionals, and community leaders. This notice informs the public of the establishment of the CVE Subcommittee and is not a notice for solicitation.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: 2015-30056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to disestablish 13 anchorage grounds and 1 special anchorage area that are now obsolete in Newark Bay, the East River, Western Long Island Sound, Raritan Bay, and Lower New York Bay. It also proposes to reduce the size of three anchorage grounds in Raritan, Sandy Hook, and Lower New York Bays. This proposed rulemaking is necessary due to the increased size and draft of current commercial vessels operating in the Captain of the Port New York zone, as the existing anchorages have insufficient water depths to accommodate these vessels; the exposure of these anchorages to winds, tides, and currents; and changes in recreational vessel usage patterns in Newark Bay. This proposed rulemaking would provide a higher degree of vessel and environmental safety by reducing the risk of vessels grounding in shallow water, and accurately reflect the anchorages currently in use.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2015-30049
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2015-30045
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-25
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.