Department of Homeland Security November 13, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Next Generation First Responder (NGFR)
Document Number: 2018-24707
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Next Generation First Responder (NGFR) program seeks to develop and integrate next-generation technologies by testing and evaluating first responder technologies during integration demonstration events. During these events, first responder participants use prototype technologies in a fictional scenariosuch as a missing person case, an active shooter event, or a chemical spilland are asked to share their feedback on how the technology worked in the context of their emergency response to the scenario, including whether the technologies made them more effective, efficient or safe. The information collected during these events will help provide insight about how to improve technologies for first responders and will help DHS define whether or not the event was successful. Additionally, the feedback and evaluation DHS receives will be used in knowledge products that will then be distributed to other state and local first responder organizations.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24693
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4390-DR), dated September 5, 2018, and related determinations.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2018-24692
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates 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 https:// www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-statu s-book.
Minnesota; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24691
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Minnesota (FEMA-4390-DR), dated September 5, 2018, and related determinations.
Virginia; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24678
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA-4401-DR), dated October 15, 2018, and related determinations.
Virginia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24677
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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 Virginia (FEMA-4401-DR), dated October 15, 2018, and related determinations.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24676
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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 the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA- 4404-DR), dated October 26, 2018, and related determinations.
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Emergency and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24675
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (FEMA- 3408-EM), dated October 23, 2018, and related determinations.
Wisconsin; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24674
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA-4402-DR), dated October 18, 2018, and related determinations.
North Carolina; Amendment No. 9 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24630
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-4393-DR), dated September 14, 2018, and related determinations.
Florida; Amendment No. 6 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2018-24629
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA-4399-DR), dated October 11, 2018, and related determinations.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24628
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2018-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
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.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Miles 0.0-1.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2018-24624
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up Night Fireworks to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Allegheny River, miles 0.0 to 1.0, extending the entire width of the river. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Pittsburgh, PA. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Tankers-Automatic Pilot Systems; Correction
Document Number: 2018-24619
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Fedreal Register on November 5, 2018. The document issued a final rule that permited tankers with automatic pilot systems that meet certain international standards to operate using those systems in shipping safety fairways and traffic separation schemes specified in 33 CFR parts 166 and 167, respectively.
Draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual
Document Number: 2018-24502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding the draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual. The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating a mariner applicant's physical and medical status to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate. This draft Commandant Instruction Manual incorporates and consolidates prior guidance on the medical evaluation of merchant mariners contained in several Coast Guard documents. The Manual includes guidance on the medical certificate and related processes, including procedures for application, issuance, and cancellation of the medical certificate.