Department of Homeland Security March 15, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Towing Safety Advisory Committee; April 2017 Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05179
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet in Memphis, Tennessee, to review and discuss recommendations from its Subcommittees and to receive briefs on items listed in the agenda under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All meetings will be open to the public.
Kansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2017-05169
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
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 Kansas (FEMA-4304-DR), dated February 24, 2017, and related determinations.
Nevada; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2017-05168
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
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 Nevada (FEMA-4303-DR), dated February 17, 2017, and related determinations.
Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy
Document Number: 2017-05158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The National Fire Academy (Academy) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) to apply for appointment as identified in this notice. Pursuant to the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, the Board shall review annually the programs of the Academy and shall make recommendations to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator, through the United States Fire Administrator, regarding the operation of the Academy and any improvements that the Board deems appropriate. The Board is composed of eight (8) members, all of whom are experts and leaders in the fields of fire safety, fire prevention, fire control, research and development in fire protection, treatment and rehabilitation of fire victims, or local government services management, which includes emergency medical services. The Academy seeks to appoint individuals to four (4) positions on the Board that will be open due to term expiration. If other positions are vacated during the application process, candidates may be selected from the pool of applicants to fill the vacated positions.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-05152
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-05150
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-05076
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Portland Race for the Roses event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the safe movement of event participants across the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-05075
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and equipment upgrades. This deviation allows the bridge to operate the double bascule span one side at a time, single leaf, to install and test new equipment.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, FL
Document Number: 2017-05071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking comments and information concerning a proposal to change the operating schedule for the Bridge of Lions across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, Florida. The City of St. Augustine is concerned that vehicle traffic is becoming exponentially worse with each passing season and that on-demand bridge openings are contributing to vehicle traffic backups. The proposed modification would extend the twice an hour draw opening period from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and preclude the bridge draw from opening at 3:30 p.m. on weekends and Federal holidays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CT
Document Number: 2017-05069
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0 at Greenwich, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary in order to complete required maintenance including installation of new timber ties, miter rails, and steel repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Smith Point County Park, NY
Document Number: 2017-05068
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, at Smith Point Park, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate the Smith Point Triathlon Road Race and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2017-04970
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Berkley (U.S. 460/S.R. 337) Bridge across the Elizabeth River, mile 0.4, at Norfolk, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate testing of the emergency drive motors. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.