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Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-26485
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
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: 2020-26482
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-26481
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
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.
Harmonization of the Fees and Application Procedures for the Global Entry and SENTRI Programs and Other Changes
Document Number: 2020-26275
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register of September 9, 2020, concerning harmonization of the fees for the Global Entry and SENTRI trusted traveler programs as well as other changes to those programs. An incorrect Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) was inadvertently listed in the heading of that document. This document corrects the September 9, 2020 document to reflect that the correct RIN is 1651-AB34 as set forth above. Additionally, CBP included a summary of the CBP Trusted Traveler Programs Fee Study (Fee Study) in the NPRM and stated that the full Fee Study was included in the docket of the rulemaking. CBP inadvertently failed to post the Fee Study on the docket when the NPRM was published. Therefore, CBP is notifying the public that the Fee Study has now been posted in the docket and that CBP is re-opening the comment period and requesting comments on the stand-alone Fee Study.
Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Ponce, PR
Document Number: 2020-24821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanment safety zone for certain waters of the Bahia de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during ship-to-ship liquefied natural gas transfer operations between liquefied gas carriers. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone when activated unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa (DHS Form I-193)
Document Number: 2020-26315
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
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.
Certificates of Alternative Compliance for the Eighth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2020-26293
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Eighth Coast Guard District's Prevention Division has issued certificates of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), to vessels of special construction or purpose that cannot fully comply with the light, shape, and sound signal provisions of 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and construction. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. This notification of issuance of certificates of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts, 700-24, 700-25
Document Number: 2020-26284
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, 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.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern California
Document Number: 2020-26176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) at the harbor bar entrance to Crescent City Harbor. This document proposes to update coordinates. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Neuse River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2020-25688
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Neuse River in New Bern, North Carolina. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable water near New Bern, NC, during an aerobatic airshow on December 05, 2020. This rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation: Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
Document Number: 2020-25751
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on December 5, 2020 to provide for the safety and security of certain navigable waters along the Intracoastal Waterway during the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade. During the enforcement period, all non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with instructions from the Coast Guard or designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Sparkman Channel, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2020-25654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to remove an existing regulated navigation area in Sparkman Channel, located in Tampa, FL. The regulated navigation area is no longer needed to protect vessels navigating in the area. This proposed action would remove the existing regulations related to restricting vessel draft in the channel due to an underwater pipeline that is no longer a navigational concern. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Electronic Submission of Facility Operations and Emergency Manuals
Document Number: 2020-25192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this proposed rule is to enable electronic submission of Operations Manuals and Emergency Manuals and electronic communication between the operators of regulated facilities and the Coast Guard, reducing the time and cost associated with mailing and processing printed manuals. Current regulations stipulate that these facilities send the Coast Guard two copies of their Operations Manual, their Emergency Manual, if applicable, and any amendments to the manuals. This proposed rule would allow facility operators to submit one electronic or printed copy of the manuals and amendments to the manuals. This proposed rule would also require these facilities to maintain either an electronic or a printed copy of each required manual in the marine transfer area of the facility during transfer operations.
Ratification of Department Actions
Document Number: 2020-26060
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, through its Acting Secretary, is publishing a notice of two ratification documents regarding a number of previous actions by the Department. The ratifications provide the public with certainty, by resolving any potential defect in the validity of those actions.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-26057
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-26056
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2020-26055
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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: 2020-26054
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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: 2020-26053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Consolidated FEMA-National Training and Education Division (NTED) Level 3 Training Evaluation Forms
Document Number: 2020-26052
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. The reinstatement includes minor changes to survey questions in order for the agency to better assess changes to students' behaviors on the job. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the use of the three separate Kirkpatrick Training Program Evaluation Level 3 instruments by three geographically separated National Training and Education (NTED) Training Organizations: The Training Partners Program Branch (TPP) located at FEMA Headquarters, Washington, DC, the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) located in Anniston, AL, and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) located in Emmitsburg, MD.
Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)
Document Number: 2020-26039
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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, December 16, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public via webinar only. There is no on- site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-26021
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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.
Notice of the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25940
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
CISA announces a public meeting of the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). To facilitate public participation, CISA invites public comments on the agenda items and any associated briefing materials to be considered by the council at the meeting.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2020-25866
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
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: 2020-25865
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
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: Declaration of Person Who Performed Repairs or Alterations
Document Number: 2020-25819
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 January 22, 2021 to be assured of consideration.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Advance Permission To Enter as Nonimmigrant
Document Number: 2020-25789
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Collection of Qualitative Feedback Through Focus Groups
Document Number: 2020-25788
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Customer Profile Management System-IDENTity Verification Tool (CPMS-IVT)
Document Number: 2020-25787
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
Document Number: 2020-25786
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant
Document Number: 2020-25785
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service
Document Number: 2020-25784
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Document Number: 2020-25779
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Interagency Record of Request A, G, or North Atlantic Treaty Organization Dependent Employment Authorization or Change/Adjustment To/From A, G, or North Atlantic Treaty Organization Status
Document Number: 2020-25778
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Alien Change of Address Card
Document Number: 2020-25777
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act; Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-25775
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act that requires a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2020, as of September 30, 2020.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard-061 Maritime Analytic Support System (MASS) System of Records
Document Number: 2020-25541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a modified and reissued system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-061 Maritime Analytic Support System (MASS) System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department and the United States Coast Guard propose to exempt portions of the system of records from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-25540
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify and reissue a current DHS system of records titled, ``DHS/United States Coast Guard (USCG)-061 Maritime Awareness Global Network (MAGNET) System of Records.'' The modified system of records is to be reissued and renamed as ``DHS/USCG- 061 Maritime Analytic Support System (MASS) System of Records.'' This system of records allows the DHS/USCG to collect and maintain records in a centralized location that relate to the U.S. Coast Guard's missions that are found within the maritime domain. The information covered by this system of records is relevant to the eleven U.S. Coast Guard statutory missions (Port, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS); Drug Interdiction; Aid to Maritime Navigation; Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations; Protection of Living Marine Resources; Ensuring Marine Safety, Defense Readiness; Migrant Interdiction; Marine Environmental Protection; Ice Operations; and Law Enforcement). DHS/USCG is updating this system of records notice to include and update additional data sources, system security and auditing protocols, routine uses, and user interfaces. Additionally, DHS/USCG is concurrently issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and subsequent Final Rule, to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act due to criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements. Furthermore, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This modified system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems.
Safety Zone; Breton Sound, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2020-25293
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of Breton Sound, LA. The safety zone encompasses all navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of the LOBO Durango platform riser in Breton Sound Block 49 at 29 27.000 N, 089 17.682 W. The temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by emergency repair operations to the damaged structure. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or an authorized representative.
Safety Zone; Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, CNMI
Document Number: 2020-25766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a recurring safety zone for navigable waters within Tanapag Harbor, Saipan. This safety zone will encompass the designated swim course for the Escape from Managaha swim event in the waters of Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This action is necessary to protect all persons and vessels participating in this marine event from potential safety hazards associated with vessel traffic in the area. Race participants, chase boats, and organizers of the event will be exempt from the safety zone. Entry of persons or vessels into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Guam. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2020-25748
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) in the Atlantic Ocean east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in connection with the Ft Lauderdale Air Show. The Ft Lauderdale Air Show is listed as typically occurring annually over one weekend in May. This year, however, the sponsor changed the event's date to the weekend of November 20, 2020. The SLR extends north of the Port Everglades Inlet approximately six miles and is necessary to ensure the safety of the public, spectators, participating vessels, and marine environment during aerobatic maneuvers by low-flying airplanes and high-speed surface demonstrations during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. This SLR prohibits persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami or a designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Post-Award Contract, DHS Form 700-23, 700-26
Document Number: 2020-25621
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-25619
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to modify and reissue a current system of records titled, ``DHS/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-009 External Investigations System of Records.'' This system of records allows the DHS/ICE to collect and maintain records by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). This system of records covers information related to external audits, inquiries, and investigations pertaining to suspected violations of laws regulating the movement of people and goods into and out of the United States. DHS/ICE is updating this system of records to revise the purpose, update and expand the category of individuals, add new categories of records, modify and add to routine uses, update the records retention policies, and make non-substantive formatting changes.
Monitoring of Certain High Frequency, Voice-Distress Frequencies
Document Number: 2020-25605
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to cease monitoring four, High Frequency (HF) voice distress frequencies within the contiguous United States and Hawaii because they are rarely used. We would continue to monitor HF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) distress alerting for all existing regions and voice distress and hailing from Kodiak, Alaska and Guam. We invite your comments on this proposed action.
Agency Information Collection Activities: DHS Civil Rights Evaluation Tool 1601-0024, DHS Form 3095
Document Number: 2020-25543
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, 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.
Employment Authorization for Certain Classes of Aliens With Final Orders of Removal
Document Number: 2020-25473
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to eliminate employment authorization eligibility for aliens who have final orders of removal but are temporarily released from custody on an order of supervision with one narrow exception. DHS proposes to continue to allow employment authorization for aliens for whom DHS has determined that their removal is impracticable because all countries from whom travel documents have been requested have affirmatively declined to issue a travel document and who establish economic necessity. DHS intends for this rule to reduce the incentive for aliens to remain in the United States after receiving a final order of removal and to strengthen protections for U.S. workers. DHS is also proposing to clarify that aliens who have been granted a deferral of removal based on the United States' obligations under the United Nations (U.N.) Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) are similarly situated to aliens granted withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and regulations implementing CAT, in that they cannot be removed to the country in question while the order deferring their removal is in place. As such, DHS is proposing to treat aliens granted CAT deferral of removal as employment authorized based upon the grant of deferral of removal.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2020-25396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify the operating schedules that govern the new Route 7 Bridge, mile 3.1, crossing the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, NJ. The bridge owner, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), submitted a request to allow the bridge to require four hours advance notice for bridge openings. 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.
Collection of Biometric Data From Aliens Upon Entry to and Departure From the United States
Document Number: 2020-24707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is required by statute to develop and implement an integrated, automated entry and exit data system to match records, including biographic data and biometrics, of aliens entering and departing the United States. Although the current regulations provide that DHS may require certain aliens to provide biometrics when entering and departing the United States, they only authorize DHS to require certain aliens to provide biometrics upon departure under pilot programs at land ports and at up to 15 airports and seaports. To advance the legal framework for DHS to begin a comprehensive biometric entry-exit system, DHS is proposing to amend the regulations to remove the references to pilot programs and the port limitation to permit collection of biometrics from aliens departing from airports, land ports, seaports, or any other authorized point of departure. In addition, to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to make the process for verifying the identity of aliens more efficient, accurate, and secure by using facial recognition technology, DHS is proposing to amend the regulations to provide that all aliens may be required to be photographed upon entry and/or departure. U.S. citizens may voluntarily opt out of participating in CBP's biometric verification program. This proposed rule also makes other minor conforming and editorial changes to the regulations.
Collection of Alien Biometric Data Upon Exit From the United States at Air and Sea Ports of Departure; United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (“US-VISIT”)
Document Number: 2020-24706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces that DHS is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2008 which proposed to require commercial air and vessel carriers to collect biometric information from certain aliens departing the United States and submit this information to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) within a certain timeframe.
Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy
Document Number: 2020-25463
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet virtually on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public.