Department of Homeland Security July 17, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: General Declaration
Document Number: 2018-15250
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Transfer of Cargo to a Container Station
Document Number: 2018-15249
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted (no later than September 17, 2018) to be assured of consideration.
Special Local Regulations; Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show; Hessel, MI
Document Number: 2018-15248
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding a special local regulation to increase safety in the navigable waters of Marquette Bay, Hessel, MI during the annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show held annually in mid-August. The regulation will add a no wake zone to be enforced in the area around the show from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Special Local Regulation; Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival Waterski Show, Grand Haven, MI
Document Number: 2018-15239
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending a special local regulation for certain waters of the Grand River at Waterfront Stadium in Grand Haven, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a waterski show. This action will prohibit persons or vessels from entering certain waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the marine event. This special local regulation is needed to protect spectators, personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Grand Haven Waterski Show.
Special Local Regulations: Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2018-15235
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce five special local regulations for marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the dates and times listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Massachusetts; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-15223
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (FEMA-4372-DR), dated June 25, 2018, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)-Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Reporting Tool
Document Number: 2018-15219
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Alaska; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-15218
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
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-4369-DR), dated June 8, 2018, and related determinations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status
Document Number: 2018-15215
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
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; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition To Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition; Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household; Supplement 2, Consent To Disclose Information
Document Number: 2018-15214
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
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 revision of a currently approved collection of information or new 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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-15213
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
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 Federal Regulations. 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: 2018-15211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
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.
Safety Zone, S99 Alford Street Bridge-Emergency Grid Replacement Project, Mystic River, Charlestown and Everett, MA
Document Number: 2018-15183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 150-yards of the S99 Alford Street Bridge, at mile 1.4 on the Mystic River between Charlestown and Everett, Massachusetts from October 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards created during the emergency replacement of the steel grid deck on all four bascule spans of the S99 Alford Street Bridge. This proposed rule would prohibit vessels and persons from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Yankee Air Museum's Fundraiser Air Demonstration, Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Document Number: 2018-15182
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters in the vicinity of Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Yankee Air Museum's Fundraiser Air Demonstration.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2018-15179
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public that the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties will remain the same from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2018, the interest rates for overpayments will be 4 percent for corporations and 5 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 5 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Case Assistance Form (Ombudsman Form DHS-7001, and Instructions)
Document Number: 2018-15172
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The DHS Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman 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. The information collected on this form will allow the CIS Ombudsman to identify the problem such as: (1) A case problem which is a request for information about a case that was filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (``case problem''); or (2) the identification of a systemic issue that may or may not pertain to an individual case which the individual, attorney or employer is seeking to bring to the attention of the CIS Ombudsman (``trend''). DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 for a 60-day public comment period. One comment was received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2018-15170
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS 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. The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration's commitment to improving service delivery. DHS previously published this ICR in the Federal Register on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Special Local Regulation; 2018 Detroit Hydrofest, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-15159
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Detroit River, Detroit, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the 2018 Detroit Hydrofest boat races.
Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Document Number: 2018-15140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to adjust fees charged by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to individuals and organizations. DHS proposes to raise the fee for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-901, Fee Remittance for Certain F, J, and M Nonimmigrants, for nonimmigrants seeking to become academic (F visa) or vocational (M visa) students from $200 to $350. For most categories of individuals seeking to become exchange (J visa) visitors, DHS proposes to increase the fee from $180 to $220. For those seeking admission as J exchange visitors in the au pair, camp counselor, and summer work or travel program participant categories, DHS proposes to maintain the fee at $35. In addition to raising the student and exchange visitor fees, DHS proposes to increase the fee for submitting a school certification petition from $1,700 to $3,000. DHS proposes to maintain the fee for an initial school site visit at the current level of $655, but clarify that, with the effective date of the rule, DHS would exercise its current regulatory authority to charge the site visit fee not only when a certified school changes its physical location, but also when it adds a new physical location or campus. DHS proposes to establish and clarify two new fees: a $1,250 fee to submit a school recertification petition and a $675 fee to submit an appeal or motion following a denial or withdrawal of a school petition. Adjusting fees would ensure fee levels are sufficient to recover the full cost of activities of the program and would establish a fairer balance of the recovery of SEVP operational costs between beneficiary classes.