Safety Zone, R/V POLARCUS ALIMA, Cook Inlet, Homer, Alaska
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100-yard radius surrounding the research vessel POLARCUS ALIMA. The safety zone is needed to protect the vessel and members of the public anticipated to exercise their First Amendment right to protest the vessel's activity. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Western Alaska.
COMDTINST M16721.48 Merchant Mariner Medical Manual
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, Commandant Instruction Manual (COMDTINST M16721.48). 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 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.
Removal of 30-Day Processing Provision for Asylum Applicant-Related Form I-765 Employment Authorization Applications
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to remove a regulatory provision stating that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has 30 days from the date an asylum applicant files the initial Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (EAD application) to grant or deny that initial employment authorization application. DHS also proposes to remove the provision requiring that the application for renewal must be received by USCIS 90 days prior to the expiration of the employment authorization.