Department of Homeland Security 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-06411
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
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.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-06409
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
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 Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers, Notice of FY 2021 Arrangement
Document Number: 2020-06394
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announces the Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement for private property insurers interested in participating in the National Flood Insurance Program's Write Your Own Program.
Postponement of the April 2020 Customs Broker's License Examination
Document Number: 2020-06407
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has postponed the customs broker's license examination scheduled for April 1, 2020. The examination is postponed due to the unprecedented situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), which is having a nationwide impact on CBP's ability to conduct the examination.
Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
Document Number: 2020-06261
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public via webinar only. There is no on-site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 23.8 to Mile 26.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2020-06243
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 23.8 to mile 26.0. This action is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with power line work across the river near Elrama Power Plant, Pittsburgh, PA, during an electrical conductor pull from March 23, 2020 through April 6, 2020. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile Marker .5 on the Main Channel of the Lake of the Ozarks Near Bagnel Dam, Lake Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2020-06177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters, during fireworks displays scheduled for May 23, June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2020-06253
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border to ``essential travel'' as further defined in this document.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2020-06217
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border to ``essential travel'' as further defined in this document.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-06158
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public via an Adobe Connect link and conference line.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Hilo Harbor, HI-Lightering Operations
Document Number: 2020-05739
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of Hilo Harbor, Hawaii. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with ongoing lightering operations of the vessel MIDWAY ISLAND grounded along the northwest side of Hilo Harbor, particularly through helicopter to shore hoisting ops and swimmers in the water. The USCG is overseeing contractor lightering ops to mitigate the pollution threat from the vessel in this area. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2020-05501
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees
Document Number: 2020-05126
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is requiring owner/operators of higher-risk freight railroad carriers, public transportation agencies (including rail mass transit and bus systems), passenger railroad carriers, and over-the-road bus companies, to provide TSA-approved security training to employees performing security-sensitive functions. The training curriculum must teach employees how to observe, assess, and respond to terrorist-related threats and/or incidents. Additionally, TSA is expanding its requirements for security coordinators and reporting of significant security concerns (currently limited to rail operations) to include bus operations within the scope of the regulation's applicability. TSA is amending other provisions of its regulations, as necessary, to implement these requirements.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Certification of Identity Form (TSA Form 415)
Document Number: 2020-06011
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden on an individual traveler providing his or her name; address; and information that would help TSA verify the identity of the passenger.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Surplus Federal Real Property Public Benefit Conveyance and BRAC Program for Emergency Management Use
Document Number: 2020-05940
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
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.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Canine Training Center Adoption Application
Document Number: 2020-05927
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0067, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves gathering information from individuals who wish to adopt a TSA canine through the TSA Canine Training Center (CTC) Adoption Program.
Explosives Detection Canine Recommended Standards
Document Number: 2020-05926
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is publishing this notice to provide recommended technical, medical, and behavioral standards for explosives detection canines. TSA is recommending these standards to assist transportation stakeholders in evaluating canines to be purchased for purposes of an explosive detection canine team to screen individuals and property in the public areas of airports in the United States. The recommended standards provided through this notice are consistent with the standards TSA requires for canines to be purchased for purposes of TSA's explosive detection canine programs.
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20; Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities
Document Number: 2020-05823
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20, titled Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities. This NVIC clarifies the existing MTSA requirements related to computer system and network vulnerabilities of MTSA-regulated facilities. It also provides owners and operators of the facilities with guidance on how to analyze these vulnerabilities in their required Facility Security Assessment (FSA) and address them in the Facility Security Plan (FSP).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-05770
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
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.
Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland
Document Number: 2020-05783
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe, or the Republic of Ireland to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources. This document updates the previous decisions of the Secretary of DHS: To direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the People's Republic of China (excluding the Special Regions of Hong Kong and Macau) to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective February 2, 2020); to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Islamic Republic of Iran to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective March 2, 2020); and to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the countries of the Schengen Area, to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective March 13, 2020).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
Document Number: 2020-05769
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-19
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, this notice seeks comments concerning the HSGP.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2020-05730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the rules that regulate vessel traffic and control navigation on portions of waterways in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone during events that will introduce safety concerns to life and property on the navigable waters of the United States. This proposed rulemaking will reorganize the table listing these safety zones into four separate tables organized by the State in which the safety zone occurs, make minor formatting changes for consistency, update the dates listed for some events, consolidate one safety zone, and remove six safety zones that are no longer necessary. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-05729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the rules that regulate vessel traffic and control navigation on portions of waterways in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone during events that will introduce extra or unusual hazards to the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States. This proposed rulemaking will reorganize five separate regulations of a similar nature currently listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) into a single regulation, make minor formatting changes for consistency, move six existing events into this regulation, update the dates listed for events, and list these regulations in table form. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2020-05693
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adjusting an existing moving safety zone for San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of San Juan Harbor. This regulation would continue to prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2020-05651
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Cumberland River extending from mile marker (MM) 182 to MM 194 near Nashville, TN. This emergency safety zone is needed to protect life, vessels, and the marine environment due to damage caused by a tornado near Nashville, TN. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; COVID-19 NorCal Maritime 2020, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: 2020-05590
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding the cruise ship GRAND PRINCESS due to the presence of at least 21 people onboard reportedly testing positive for COVID-19. Federal, state, and local health officials have determined that the vessel presents a risk of spreading communicable disease within the United States. Based on this information, this safety zone is necessary to protect personnel from potential safety hazards onboard the cruise ship GRAND PRINCESS. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a Captain of the Port San Francisco's designated representative.
Extension of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material and Imposition of Import Restrictions on Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material From El Salvador
Document Number: 2020-05694
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador). The document further amends the Designated List contained in T.D. 95-20, which describes the types of articles to which the import restrictions apply, to reflect the addition of certain ecclesiastical ethnological material. The import restrictions, which were last extended by CBP Dec. 15-05, were due to expire on March 8, 2020, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions on archeological material from El Salvador. Additionally, the Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determinations for adding import restrictions on certain categories of ecclesiastical ethnological material from the Colonial period through the first half of the twentieth century. On March 2, 2020, the Government of the United States and the Government of El Salvador entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that supersedes the existing agreement that first became effective on March 8, 1995. Pursuant to the new MOU, the import restrictions for archaeological material will remain in effect for an additional five years until March 2, 2025. The new MOU further covers import restrictions on ecclesiastical ethnological material until March 2, 2025.
Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of North Carolina Including Offshore Approaches to the Cape Fear River and Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina
Document Number: 2020-05653
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to determine whether existing or additional vessel routing measures are necessary along the seacoast of North Carolina and in the approaches to the Cape Fear River and Beaufort Inlet (hereinafter, ``NCPARS''). The study is focused on routes between port approaches and international entry and departure transit areas affecting North Carolina ports. The NCPARS will consider whether existing or additional routing measures are necessary to improve navigation safety due to factors such as planned or potential offshore development, current port capabilities and planned improvements, increased vessel traffic, existing and potential anchorage areas, changing vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. The aim of vessel routing measures are to reduce the risk of casualties. Examples of potential measures include traffic separation schemes, two-way routes, recommended tracks, deep-water routes, precautionary areas, and areas to be avoided. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemakings or appropriate international agreements.
Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-05652
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the recertification of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under an alternative composition, other than prescribed, Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 2020-05599
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On February 6, 2020 (85 FR 25, Page 6962), the U.S. Coast Guard published a notice that announced a meeting of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, which was scheduled to take place on March 24th and March 25th 2020. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to announce that this federal advisory committee meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. The rescheduled meetings will be announced in the Federal Register.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Camp Lejeune, NC
Document Number: 2020-05533
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in support of military training exercises. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between Mile Hammock Bay and Onslow Beach Swing Bridge during military training operations. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to protect mariners and training exercise participants from the hazards associated with military training operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Gulfport Grand Prix, Boca Ciego Bay, Gulfport, FL
Document Number: 2020-05453
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Boca Ciego Bay in the vicinity of Gulfport, Florida, during the Gulfport Grand Prix High Speed Boat Race. Approximately 75 boats, 14-30 feet in length, traveling at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour are expected to participate. Additionally, it is anticipated that 100 spectator vessels will be present along the race course. The special local regulation is necessary to protect the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on navigable waters of the Gulf of Mexico during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following regulated areas: A race area where all non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative; and a buffer zone where designated representatives may control vessel traffic as deemed necessary by the COTP St. Petersburg or a designated representative based upon prevailing weather conditions.
Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the Countries of the Schengen Area
Document Number: 2020-05606
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the countries of the Schengen Area to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources. There are twenty-six countries in the Schengen Area: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. This document also modifies two notifications regarding decisions of the Secretary of DHS: To direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the People's Republic of China (excluding the Special Regions of Hong Kong and Macau) to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective February 2, 2020); and to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Islamic Republic of Iran to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective March 2, 2020). This document also adds two additional airports to the list of airports where flights subject to the arrival restrictions are permitted to landBoston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Miami International Airport (MIA).
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-05520
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-05519
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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: 2020-05518
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Notice of Appeal or Motion
Document Number: 2020-05384
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
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 purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Initial Solicitation for Members
Document Number: 2020-05382
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is requesting applications from persons interested in serving as a member of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (``Committee''). This recently established Committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to activities directly involved with, or in support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources, to the extent that such matters are within the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. Please read this notice for a description of the 15 Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
Safety Zones; Northern California and Lake Tahoe Area Annual Fireworks Events, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2020-05174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend and establish several permanent safety zones in the Captain of the Port San Francisco zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, Carquinez Strait, Mare Island Strait, Sacramento River, Lake Tahoe, and Monterrey Bay during annual fireworks displays. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; Limetree Bay Terminals, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2020-05158
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the name and locating of an existing security zone in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This rule adjusts the coordinates of the security zone and updates the facility name from HOVENSA Refinery to Limetree Bay Terminals. The rule continues to prohibit persons and vessels from entering the security zone, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of Limetree Bay Terminals in St. Croix, USVI.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Creek, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2020-05140
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary test deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Loop Parkway Bridge across Long Creek, mile 0.7 at Nassau, New York. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine if the proposed operating schedule changes will meet the reasonable needs of maritime traffic and vehicular traffic. Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public about the impact to both train and vessel traffic generated by this change.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chelsea River, Chelsea, MA
Document Number: 2020-04965
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 1.3, at Chelsea, Massachusetts. The bridge owner, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), submitted a request to allow the bridge to open to 139 feet above mean high water instead of the full open position of 175 feet unless a full bridge opening is requested. It is expected that this change to the regulations will create efficiency in drawbridge operations and better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-05366
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in San Diego County, California.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-05365
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Imperial County, California.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-05364
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Yuma County, Arizona, and Imperial County, California.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-05349
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Pima County, Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, and Cochise County, Arizona.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-05348
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Luna County, New Mexico, Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico, and El Paso County, Texas.
Determination Pursuant to Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as Amended
Document Number: 2020-05347
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has determined, pursuant to law, that it is necessary to waive certain laws, regulations, and other legal requirements in order to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads in the vicinity of the international land border in Val Verde County, Texas, and Maverick County, Texas.
Safety Zone; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2020-05230
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone between mile marker (MM) 95.7 and MM 96.7 above Head of Passes, Lower Mississippi River, LA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on April 7, 2020. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Safety Zone; Highway 99 Partial Bridge Replacement, Stanislaus River, Ripon, CA
Document Number: 2020-05176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Stanislaus River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the Stanislaus River near the Highway 99 Bridge in Ripon, CA, during partial bridge replacement scheduled to occur between June 15, 2020 and November 7, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.