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Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-23470
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-23465
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
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.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2016-23459
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies a community where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that is scheduled for suspension on the effective date 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/national-flood-program-community-status-book.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-23455
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-29
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.
Accreditation and Approval of Viswa Lab as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-23468
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Viswa Lab has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 26, 2015.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-23467
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc., has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of January 14, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2016-23466
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of February 3, 2016.
Legal Interpretation of “Field of Transportation”
Document Number: 2016-23370
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is providing notice that it has issued a legal interpretation of the phrase ``field of transportation'' that is referenced in the statute requiring TSA to charge fees to recover the cost of its vetting services. By defining this term, TSA clarifies the individuals from whom we may collect and retain fees to recover vetting costs. This interpretation does not address the term ``field of transportation'' as it is used in other laws or contexts.
Safety Zone; Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2016-23318
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after the filming of a motion picture from a low flying helicopter. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Six-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status Benefits for Orderly Transition Before Termination of Liberia's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-23250
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 21, 2016. After reviewing relevant country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government (Government) agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has determined that conditions in Liberia no longer support its designation for TPS and is therefore extending TPS benefits for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the TPS designation of Liberia terminates. This termination will be effective May 21, 2017, 6 months following the end of the current designation. To provide for an orderly transition, nationals of Liberia (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who have been granted TPS under the Liberia designation will automatically retain their TPS and have their current TPS-based Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) extended through May 20, 2017. However, an individual's TPS may still be withdrawn because of ineligibility for TPS. On May 21, 2017, nationals of Liberia (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Liberia) who have been granted TPS under the Liberia designation will no longer have TPS.
Six-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status Benefits for Orderly Transition Before Termination of Sierra Leone's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-23249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The designation of Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 21, 2016. After reviewing relevant country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government (Government) agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) has determined that conditions in Sierra Leone no longer support its designation for TPS and is therefore extending TPS benefits for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the TPS designation of Sierra Leone terminates. This termination will be effective May 21, 2017, 6 months following the end of the current designation. To provide for an orderly transition, nationals of Sierra Leone (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sierra Leone) who have been granted TPS under the Sierra Leone designation will automatically retain their TPS and have their current TPS-based Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) extended through May 20, 2017. However, an individual's TPS may still be withdrawn because of ineligibility for TPS. On May 21, 2017, nationals of Sierra Leone (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Sierra Leone) who have been granted TPS under the Sierra Leone designation will no longer have TPS.
Six-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status Benefits for Orderly Transition Before Termination of Guinea's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2016-23244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The designation of Guinea for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on November 21, 2016. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with the appropriate U.S. Government (Government) agencies, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (Secretary) has determined that conditions in Guinea no longer support its designation for TPS and is therefore extending TPS benefits for 6 months for the purpose of orderly transition before the TPS designation of Guinea terminates. This termination will be effective May 21, 2017, 6 months following the end of the current designation. To provide for an orderly transition, nationals of Guinea (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Guinea) who have been granted TPS under the Guinea designation will automatically retain their TPS and have their current tps-based Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) extended through May 20, 2017. However, an individual's TPS may still be withdrawn because of ineligibility for TPS. On May 21, 2017, nationals of Guinea (and aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in Guinea) who have been granted TPS under the Guinea designation will no longer have TPS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-23211
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
Document Number: 2016-23191
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
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).
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC)
Document Number: 2016-23163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) will meet on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, in Miami, FL. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Arkansas River, Little Rock, AR
Document Number: 2016-23122
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Arkansas River beginning at mile marker 118.6 and ending at mile marker 119.6. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with the demolition of the Broadway Bridge. This rulemaking would impose a speed restriction and prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area during certain operations unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Memphis or a designated representative.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23110
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet on October 20, 21 and 22, 2016, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rancocas Creek, Burlington, NJ
Document Number: 2016-23090
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Riverside-Delanco/S.R. 543 Bridge across the Rancocas Creek, mile 1.3, at Burlington, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate repairs to the bridge fender system. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, Form I-526; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-23064
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
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 11, 2016, at 81 FR 44890, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-23015
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) will meet Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington Ballroom, Salon IV, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; South Branch of the Chicago River and Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2016-22919
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the South Branch of the Chicago River and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. This action is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with the Tough Cup event on these navigable waters in Chicago, IL, on September 24, 2016. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; North Landing River, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2016-22916
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S165 (North Landing Road) Bridge across the North Landing River, mile 20.2, at Chesapeake, VA. This modified deviation is necessary to perform emergency bridge repairs and provide for safe navigation. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2016-22915
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the New River, mile 2.5, at Fort Lauderdale, FL. This rule implements requirements for the operator to ensure that adequate notice of bridge closure times are available to the waterway traffic. It also changes the schedule from requiring openings ``on demand'' to an operating regulation requiring the bridge to be open no fewer than 60 minutes in every 2 hour period. Changing the bridge operating schedule will allow the bridge owner to operate the Bridge remotely with assistance from the onsite bridge tender.
Revisions to the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide
Document Number: 2016-22859
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on proposed revisions to the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22895
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22894
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
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.
National Protection and Programs Directorate
Document Number: 2016-22884
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Departmenet of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) are engaging critical infrastructure sector owners and operators in a study to define and validate current and future positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) requirements for critical infrastructure. This study will be coordinated with the Department of Transportation, which is establishing PNT requirements for the transportation sector. The requirements defined and validated by the study will support key decisions in the development of complementary PNT solution(s). Accurate PNT is essential for critical infrastructures across the country. Currently, the Global Positioning System (GPS) is the primary source of PNT information. However, GPS signals are susceptible to both unintentional and intentional disruption leaving critical infrastructure vulnerable to operational impacts from disruptions. Due to the essential need for precise timing within many of the critical infrastructure sectors, DHS will initially focus the study on timing requirements within the electricity and wireless communications sectors. Subsequently, DHS will engage additional sectors and expand the study to include positioning and navigation requirements.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22850
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
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: 2016-22848
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
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.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-22839
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittee will hold meetings in Houston, TX to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Red River, Alexandria, LA
Document Number: 2016-22822
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 165 (Jackson Street) Drawbridge across the Red River, mile 88.6, at Alexandria, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to adjust the new pinion bearings that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Columbia River, Sand Island, WA
Document Number: 2016-22821
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Columbia River within a 500-yard radius of the small boat ``Nessy,'' while in the area of Sand Island, near Chinook, WA, and all involved associated vessels in support of the Double-Crested Cormorant removal operations conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River, or a designated representative.
Individual Assistance Declarations Factors Guidance
Document Number: 2016-22796
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting comments on the Individual Assistance Declarations Factors Guidance.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22794
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22787
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
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.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2016-22786
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces the appointment of the members of the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Boards for the Department of Homeland Security. The purpose of the Performance Review Board (PRB) is to view and make recommendations concerning proposed performance appraisals, ratings, bonuses, pay adjustments, and other appropriate personnel actions for incumbents of Senior Executive Service, Senior Level and Senior Professional positions of the Department.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22784
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: DHS Civil Rights Compliance Form
Document Number: 2016-22782
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-22781
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4277-DR), dated August 14, 2016, and related determinations.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-22779
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4277-DR), dated August 14, 2016, and related determinations.
Special Local Regulation; International Jet Sports Boating Association; Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2016-22611
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement date of the special local regulation for the annual International Jet Sports Boating Association event held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River near Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The change of enforcement date for the special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action will restrict vessel traffic in the waters of the Colorado River near Lake Havasu, Arizona, from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from October 1, 2016, to October 9, 2016. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2016-22548
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three Multnomah County, Oregon bridges: the Broadway Bridge; the Burnside Bridge; and the Hawthorne Bridge; all crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Portland Marathon foot race event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, Form I-693; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-22532
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
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 May 10, 2016, at 81 FR 28884, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive 17 comments from 6 commenters in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions, Form N-648; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2016-22519
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Pay Off or Discharge an Alien Crewman
Document Number: 2016-22514
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
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: Application to Pay Off or Discharge an Alien Crewman (Form I-408). 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.
Updates to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands Regulations To Implement Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
Document Number: 2016-22496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is issuing this Notice of Data Availability (NODA) in connection with the proposed rule titled, ``Updates to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands Regulations to Implement Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard'' that was published on August 22, 2016. Through this NODA, FEMA is making available to the public, and soliciting comment on, a draft report, 2016 Evaluation of the Benefits of Freeboard for Public and Nonresidential Buildings in Coastal Areas. The draft report has been added to the docket for the proposed rule.
Louisiana; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2016-22495
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4277-DR), dated August 14, 2016, and related determinations.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22478
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22477
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On July 13, 2016, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 81 FR 45295. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Maricopa County, Arizona and Incorporated Areas.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2016-22476
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On June 13, 2016, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 81 FR 38199. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Humboldt County, Iowa and Incorporated Areas.