Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet on March 1, 2, and 3, 2016, in Houston, TX, to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the public.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Opportunity With the Department of Homeland Security for the International Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine and Diagnostics Field Trial
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), through its Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA), Chemical Biological Defense Division (CBD) is implementing and executing an international foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine and diagnostics field trial. The objective of the project is to evaluate a newly developed FMD vaccine(s) and companion diagnostic(s) in an FMDV endemic country. The specific goals of this project are to establish the efficacy of the newly developed replication-deficient adenovirus-vectored FMD (AdFMD) vaccine; the effectiveness, sensitivity, specificity, and ruggedness of a new companion diagnostic test (``3B ELISA'') under field conditions, and to provide data on the usage of a DIVA vaccine and companion diagnostic in an endemic disease situation which may be used to inform the U.S. response to an FMD outbreak. DHS anticipates that this project may lead to the development and fostering of partnerships and collaborations with industry, countries and national and international organizations that will result in a solid foundation that will facilitate the future development and testing of additional transboundary animal disease (TAD) vaccines and diagnostics. CBD is seeking industry partners to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). It is envisioned that the primary role of the selected industry collaborator(s) will be to provide subject matter experts to inform the vaccine and diagnostic field trial design(s), country selection and regulatory processes, in addition to potentially developing, manufacturing and distributing or providing, the AdFMD experimental vaccines and companion ELISA diagnostic kits for the field trial.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; James River, Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the James River Bridge (US17) across the James River, mile 5.0, at Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities.
Special Local Regulation, Daytona Beach Grand Prix of the Seas; Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach, FL
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Daytona Beach, Florida during the Daytona Beach Grand Prix of the Seas, a series of high-speed personal watercraft boat races. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters surrounding the event. This special local regulation will be enforced daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from April 22 through April 24, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Washington; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Washington (FEMA-4249-DR), dated January 15, 2016, and related determinations.
Office of the Chief Information Officer; Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee Meeting Notice
The Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Council (HSINAC) calls a virtual meeting of its membership to receive all relevant information and facilitate development of recommendations to the HSIN Program Management Office (PMO) regarding the following major issue areas: (1) Programmatic business process enhancements for achieving enhanced requirements management and governance for HSIN's users, (2) continuous system protection through advanced security testing; and (3) HSIN's infrastructure and support model enhancements through hosting and application services.
Michigan; Emergency and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Michigan (FEMA-3375-EM), dated January 16, 2016, and related determinations.
Mississippi; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA-4248-DR), dated January 4, 2016, and related determinations.
Missouri; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Missouri (FEMA-4250-DR), dated January 21, 2016, and related determinations.
Idaho; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for State of Idaho (FEMA-4246-DR), dated December 23, 2015, and related determinations.
Alabama; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Alabama (FEMA-4251-DR), dated January 21, 2016, and related determinations.