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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-22082
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
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: 2020-22081
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
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.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0078
Document Number: 2020-22066
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0078, Credentialing and Manning Requirements for Officers of Towing Vessels; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0019
Document Number: 2020-22065
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-038 Insider Threat Program System of Records
Document Number: 2020-18857
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a newly updated system of records titled, ``DHS/ALL-038 Insider Threat Program System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of this system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0002
Document Number: 2020-21871
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0002, Applications for Vessel Inspection, Waiver, and Continuous Synopsis Record; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0064
Document Number: 2020-21870
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0064, Plan Approval and Records for Subdivision and Stability Regulations; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0062
Document Number: 2020-21869
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0062, Approval of Alterations to Marine Portable Tanks; Approval of Non- Specification Portable Tanks; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Operational Risk Assessments for Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas as Fuel, and Updates to Industry Standards
Document Number: 2020-21071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations concerning waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied hazardous gas (LHG). The proposed rule would make the following three changes. First, the proposed rule would revise the Coast Guard's existing regulations to allow waterfront facilities handling LNG as fuel to conduct an operational risk assessment instead of a waterway suitability assessment (WSA) without first obtaining Captain of the Port approval. Second, the proposed rule would revise existing regulations to update incorporated technical standards to reflect the most recent published editions. Third, for waterfront facilities handling LNG that must comply with the WSA requirements, the proposed rule would require these facilities to provide information to the Coast Guard regarding the nation of registry for vessels transporting natural gas that are reasonably anticipated to be servicing the facilities, and the nationality or citizenship of officers and crew serving on board those vessels.
Survival Craft Equipment-Update to Type Approval Requirements
Document Number: 2020-21032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to update the type approval requirements for certain types of equipment that survival craft are required to carry on U.S.-flagged vessels. The proposed rule is deregulatory and would remove Coast Guard type approval requirements for nine of these types of survival craft equipment and replace them with the requirement that the manufacturer self-certify that the equipment complies with a consensus standard.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0057
Document Number: 2020-21867
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0057, Small Passenger Vessels; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0017
Document Number: 2020-21866
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0017, Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0030
Document Number: 2020-21864
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0030, Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Affidavit of Support on Behalf of Immigrants
Document Number: 2020-21504
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to amend its regulations governing the affidavit of support requirements under section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA or the Act). Certain immigrants are required to submit an Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA (Affidavit) executed by a sponsor who agrees to provide financial support to the sponsored immigrant and accepts liability for reimbursing the costs of any means-tested public benefits a sponsored immigrant receives while the Affidavit is in effect pursuant to section 213A(a)(2) of the INA. DHS proposes to clarify how a sponsor demonstrates the means to maintain income as required under section 213A(f)(6) of the Act such as revising the documentation that sponsors and household members must submit to meet the requirements under section 213A(f) of the Act. DHS proposes to modify when an applicant is required to submit an Affidavit from a joint sponsor, who may be a household member for purposes of executing a Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member (Contract), and who is considered as part of a sponsor's household size. DHS also proposes to update reporting and information sharing requirements between authorized parties and USCIS.
Chemical Drug Testing
Document Number: 2020-21805
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; October 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-21742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss Task 16-01, Subchapter M Implementation. The Committee is expected to receive the final report from the subcommittee tasked with identifying the parameters Coast Guard officials should use to determine whether a vessel inspected under subchapters other than Subchapter M performs occasional towing. Additional items to be discussed are also included as agenda items in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Commercial Invoice
Document Number: 2020-21587
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security 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 must be submitted no later than October 30, 2020 to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities:
Document Number: 2020-21586
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
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 must be submitted (no later than October 30, 2020) to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities: e-Allegations Submission
Document Number: 2020-21585
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-30
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 must be submitted (no later than October 30, 2020) to be assured of consideration.
Special Local Regulations; Swim Around Charleston, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2020-21380
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Swim Around Charleston on October 11, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The temporary moving safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Anchorage Regulations; Multiple Anchorages on the Mississippi River From MM 12 AHP to MM 85 AHP
Document Number: 2020-21056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
We are requesting your comments regarding potential changes to multiple anchorages along the Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 12 ahead of passes (AHP), to MM 85 AHP. Pilot associations have requested the Coast Guard to consider these potential changes because they believe there are currently not enough anchorage grounds along the river system to facilitate the safe anchorage of shallow and deep draft vessels. In this document we identify anchorage grounds locations that we have been requested to establish, expand or revise. We seek your comments on whether we should consider modifying our anchorage grounds regulations covering MM 12 AHP to MM 85 AHP, and if so, how.
Safety Zone; Neponset River, Boston/Milton, MA
Document Number: 2020-20625
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of Granite Avenue Bridge over the Neponset River; construction vessels and machinery will restrict the center span of the bascule bridge preventing openings to conduct structural steel repairs. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by repair work on the bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston.
Safety Zone; I-5 Bridge Construction Project, Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2020-21614
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Columbia River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters around the Northbound I-5 Interstate Bridge at Columbia River Mile 106.5. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition
Document Number: 2020-21480
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (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: Application for Free Training for Civics and Citizenship Teachers of Adults and Civics and Citizenship Toolkit
Document Number: 2020-21475
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjustment of Status
Document Number: 2020-21447
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Declaration of Financial Support
Document Number: 2020-21443
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision 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.
Connecting Waters From Lake Huron to Lake Erie; Traffic Rules
Document Number: 2020-19238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the navigation regulations between the Great Lakes. Specifically, this proposed amendment would allow a vessel to overtake another vessel that has slowed its speed to await berth availability or to make the turn for Rouge River and the overtaking vessel has so advised the Canadian Coast Guard Marine communications and Traffic Services Centre located in Sarnia, Ontario. Currently, the regulation only permits vessels to overtake vessels engaged in towing between the west end of Belle Isle and Peche Island Light. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-21305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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: 2020-21300
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
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.
SAFECOM Membership Questionnaire
Document Number: 2020-21188
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS CISA Emergency Communications Division (ECD) 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.
Modification of Test Program Regarding Electronic Foreign Trade Zone Admission Applications
Document Number: 2020-21151
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection
This document announces modifications to U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) test program for submitting electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) admission applications. Specifically, this notice announces that the zone identification number is being expanded from seven to nine digits and that test participants will now have the ability to submit ``replace'' requests to modify parts of an admission while retaining the original filing date, submit post-admission correction requests, and cancel permit to transfer transactions. Further, for ease of reference, this notice also reproduces the current test requirements in full.
2020 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Special Local Regulations
Document Number: 2020-20945
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, and special local regulations, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media
Document Number: 2020-20845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In fiscal year 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or the Department) admitted over 2 million foreign nationals into the United States in the F academic student, J exchange visitor, and I representatives of foreign information media nonimmigrant categories. This is a testament to the United States' exceptional academic institutions, cutting-edge technology, and environment that promotes the exchange of ideas, research, and mutual enrichment. Currently, aliens in the F, J, and I categories are admitted into the United States for the period of time that they are complying with the terms and conditions of their nonimmigrant category (``duration of status''), rather than an admission for a fixed time period. This duration of status framework generally lacks predetermined points in time for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) immigration officers to directly evaluate whether F, J, and I nonimmigrants are maintaining their status and poses a challenge to the Department's ability to effectively monitor and oversee these categories of nonimmigrants. Specifically, because nonimmigrants admitted in the F, J, and I classifications generally do not currently begin to accrue unlawful presence until the day after there is a formal finding of a status violation by USCIS or an immigration judge, they are often are able to avoid accrual of unlawful presence for purposes of statutory inadmissibility grounds of unlawful presence, in part, because they do not file applications or petitions, such as extension of stay, that would result in a formal finding. The Department accordingly is concerned about the integrity of the programs and a potential for increased risk to national security. To address these issues, DHS proposes to amend its regulations by changing the admission period of F, J, and I aliens from duration of status to an admission for a fixed time period. Admitting individuals in the F, J, and I categories for a fixed period of time will require all F, J, and I nonimmigrants who wish to remain in the United States beyond their specifically authorized admission period to apply for an extension of stay directly with USCIS or to depart the country and apply for admission with CBP at a port of entry (POE). This change would provide the Department with additional protections and mechanisms to exercise the oversight necessary to vigorously enforce our nation's immigration laws, protect the integrity of these nonimmigrant programs, and promptly detect national security concerns.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, New Richmond, OH
Document Number: 2020-19852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 452.0 to MM 454.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Richmond, OH, during a demolition project. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Asylum Interview Interpreter Requirement Modification Due to COVID-19
Document Number: 2020-21073
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This rule temporarily (for 180 days) amends existing Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to provide that asylum applicants who cannot proceed with the interview in English are no longer required to provide interpreters at the asylum interview but rather must ordinarily proceed with DHS-provided telephonic interpreters.
Ratification of Department Actions
Document Number: 2020-21055
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, through its Acting Secretary, is publishing notification of the ratification of a number of previous actions by the Department. The attached ratification provides the public with certainty, by resolving any potential defect in the validity of those actions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Create/Update Importer Identity Form (CBP Form 5106)
Document Number: 2020-21026
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
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 must be submitted (no later than November 23, 2020) to be assured of consideration.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2020-21020
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited 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: 2020-21019
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to ``essential travel,'' as further defined in this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Detention
Document Number: 2020-20896
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
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 must be submitted (no later than November 23, 2020) to be assured of consideration.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-20795
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Letter of Attestation Regarding Export of Certain Scarce or Threatened Medical Resources
Document Number: 2020-20774
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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.
Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC); Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20747
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
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, October 7, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public via webinar only. There is no on- site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting.
Safety Zones; Marine Events Held in the Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-20097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Sandy Beach, Cohasset, MA, during a fireworks display on November 28, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Generic Clearance for Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)
Document Number: 2020-20404
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a new proposed collection of information by the Agency. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Monday, May 18, 2020 for a 60-day public comment period. One (1) comment was received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30-days for public comments.
Termination of the U.S. Coast Guard Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-20375
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, effective September 30, 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard gives notice that is it terminating the Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee.
Notice of President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20372
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is publishing this notice to announce the following President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) meeting. This meeting is open to the public.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-20349
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
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: 2020-20347
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
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.