Department of Homeland Security April 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Customs Financial and Accounting Procedure
Document Number: 2016-07560
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Air Commerce Regulations
Document Number: 2016-07559
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Special Classes of Merchandise
Document Number: 2016-07558
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Articles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.
Document Number: 2016-07555
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Document Number: 2016-07554
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury
Vessels in Foreign and Domestic Trades
Document Number: 2016-07553
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Recovery Policy: Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures
Document Number: 2016-07453
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice of the availability of the final policy FP 205-081-2, Stafford Act Section 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a notice of availability and request for comment for the proposed policy on September 30, 2015 at 80 FR 58751.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL
Document Number: 2016-07439
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, Alabama. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform repairs and maintenance essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open to vessel traffic with a two-hour advance notice.
Oregon; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-07396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Oregon (FEMA-4258-DR), dated February 17, 2016, and related determinations.
Texas; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-07393
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA-4255-DR), dated February 9, 2016, and related determinations.
Delaware; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2016-07392
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
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 Delaware (FEMA-4265-DR), dated March 16, 2016, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-07391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Termination of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Establishment of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-07388
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces the termination of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the establishment of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. Background: Section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, Pub.L. 100-203, Title IX, Subtitle F, Sec. 9503(c), 101 Stat. 1330, 1330-381 (1987) (codified at 19 U.S.C. 2071 note), which established what is now the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was repealed by section 109 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (Pub.L. 114- 125). Accordingly, the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection is terminated. Section 109 also provides for the establishment of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. Establishment of a Commerical Customs Operations Advisory Committee: Section 109 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (the Act) states, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall jointly establish a Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC). The COAC shall be comprised of 20 members, the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy of the Department of the Treasury and the Commissioner, who shall jointly co- chair meetings of the COAC, and the Assistant Secretary for Policy of the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who shall serve as deputy co- chairs of meetings of the COAC. The COAC members shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security. The membership is representative of individuals and firms affected by the commercial operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and without regard to political affiliation. Each individual appointed to the COAC shall be appointed for a term of not more than 3 years, and may be reappointed to subsequent terms, but may not serve more than 2 terms sequentially. The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security may transfer members serving on what is now the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations, established under section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (19 U.S.C. 2071 note) on the day before the date of the enactment of the Act to the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee. The COAC shall advise the Secretaries of the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security on all matters involving the commercial operations of CBP, including advising with respect to significant changes that are proposed with respect to regulations, policies, or practices of CBP. The COAC will provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security on improvements to the commercial operations of CBP. The COAC shall meet at the call of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Homeland Security, or at the call of not less than \2/3\ of the membership of the COAC. The COAC shall meet at least 4 times each calendar year. Not later than December 31, 2016, and annually thereafter, the COAC shall submit to the Committee on Finance of the Senate and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives a report that describes the activities of the COAC during the preceding fiscal year, and sets forth any recommendations of the COAC regarding the commercial operations of CBP. Effective on the date on which the Advisory Committee is established, section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (19 U.S.C. 2071 note) is repealed. Any reference in law to the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the United States Customs Service established under section 9503(c) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (19 U.S.C. 2071 note) made on or after the date on which the Advisory Committee is established, shall be deemed a reference to the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Information
Document Number: 2016-07386
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
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: Request for Information. 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; Shark River (South Channel), Avon, NJ
Document Number: 2016-07357
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Railroad Bridge (NJT) across the Shark River (South Channel), mile 0.9, at Avon, NJ. This deviation is necessary to perform urgent bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Committee name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-06644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) will meet on April 20, 2016 in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.