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Safety Zone; Potomac River, Between Charles County, MD and King George County, VA
Document Number: 2021-20587
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with construction operations at the new Governor Harry W. Nice/Senator Thomas ``Mac'' Middleton Memorial (US-301) Bridge, which will occur from 7 a.m. on September 20, 2021, through 8 p.m. on December 31, 2021. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. Due to the lengthy duration of the safety zone, the Coast Guard is accepting and reviewing public comments until October 15, 2021. While the rule is being enforced, beginning September 20, 2021, the Coast Guard reserves the right to modify the safety zone if an issue is raised by the public comments that requires a modification.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Collection: Request for a Certificate of Non-Existence
Document Number: 2021-20564
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed new 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: Application for Family Unity Benefits
Document Number: 2021-20563
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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.
Technical Amendment To List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Three Airports, Removal of Two Airports
Document Number: 2021-20518
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports. User fee airports are airports that have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the customs services of CBP officers for processing aircraft, passengers, and cargo entering the United States, but that do not qualify for designation as international or landing rights airports. Specifically, this technical amendment reflects the designation of user fee status for three additional airports: Witham Field Airport in Stuart, Florida; Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, New York; and Fort Worth Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. This document also amends CBP regulations by removing the designation of user fee status for two airports: Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, and Cobb County International Airport in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Request for Information on the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-20543
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the public comment period for its request for information published August 23, 2021 on the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). The request for information seeks public input on transforming the CRS program to better align with the current understanding of flood risk and flood risk approaches, and to incentivize communities not only to manage but also lower their flood risk through floodplain management initiatives.
Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
Document Number: 2021-20481
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is making a correction to the notice titled ``Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal'' that published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2021, at 86 FR 50725. USCIS is correcting an omission in the Additional Notes section of the notice to clarify that the previously announced determination to terminate the 2011 designation of TPS for Haiti will not be implemented or enforced unless and until the district court's orders in Saget, et al., v. Trump, et al., No. 18-cv-1599 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 11, 2019) (``Saget'') and Ramos, et al. v. Nielsen, et al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018) (``Ramos'') are reversed and the reversal becomes final.
Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico
Document Number: 2021-20344
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-22
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: 2021-20343
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-22
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.
Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels
Document Number: 2021-20095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes changes to its regulations for certifying a State's titling system for undocumented vessels to increase States' participation in the Vessel Identification System (VIS). The proposed changes would allow States that have adopted the recommendations of the model Uniform Certificate of Title Act for Vessels to certify their titling provisions with the Coast Guard. Once certified and participating in the VIS, a State is able to confer preferred mortgage status on financial instruments that apply to undocumented vessels, which benefits the owners of those vessels. While many of the proposed changes to the certification guidelines relate to the technical requirements of recording and maintaining titling documentation, the most significant change would be to implement a system of ``branding'' (permanently marking) titles for vessels that have sustained structural damage. This would help prevent a process known as ``title washing,'' where severe vessel damage is concealed by transferring the title to a different State.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Corn Festival Fireworks, Morris, IL
Document Number: 2021-20360
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Corn Festival Fireworks event on a portion of the Illinois River in Morris, IL. This action is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities
Document Number: 2021-20338
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-20302
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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: 2021-20301
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-20300
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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: 2021-20299
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
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.
Offshore Patrol Cutter Acquisition Program; Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2021-20298
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States (U.S.) Coast Guard (Coast Guard), as the lead agency, announces the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (POEIS) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Program's Stage 2 acquisition of up to 21 OPCs and for the operation of up to 25 total OPCs. The complete OPC Program of Record comprises 25 OPCs. OPC Stage 1 is already under contract to provide the first 4 OPCs. OPC Stage 2 is the focus of this PEIS/POEIS and will provide the remaining 21 OPCs. This PEIS/POEIS is being prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Executive order titled ``Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions.'' The Coast Guard has determined that a PEIS/POEIS is the most appropriate type of NEPA document for this action because of the scope and complexity of the proposed acquisition and operation of up to 25 OPCs. This Notice of Availability (NOA) announces the start of the public review and comment period on this PEIS/POEIS. After the Coast Guard addresses comments provided, Coast Guard will publish a final PEIS/POEIS.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: TSA Airspace Waiver Program
Document Number: 2021-20293
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0033, that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection of information allows TSA to conduct security threat assessments on individuals on board aircraft operating in restricted airspace pursuant to an airspace waiver or flight authorization.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: H-2 Petitioner's Employment Related or Fee Related Notification
Document Number: 2021-20202
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on 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.
Crewman's Landing Permit (CBP Form I-95)
Document Number: 2021-20169
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
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.
Harbor Maintenance Fee
Document Number: 2021-20166
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
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.
Asylum Interview Interpreter Requirement Modification Due to COVID-19
Document Number: 2021-20161
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending for a second time the effective date (for 180 days) of its temporary final rule that modified certain regulatory requirements to help ensure that USCIS may continue with affirmative asylum adjudications during the COVID-19 pandemic. This rule also provides that if a USCIS interpreter is unavailable, USCIS will either reschedule the interview and attribute the interview delay to USCIS for the purposes of the asylum employment authorization regulation, or USCIS may, in its discretion, allow the applicant to provide an interpreter.
Regulated Navigation Area; Offshore, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Document Number: 2021-20105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to replace the existing safety zone in Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, Offshore Cape Canaveral, Florida with a regulated navigation area (RNA). The existing safety zone is composed of four large regulated areas and was established in 2009 with the intent of protecting vessels from risks posed from rockets launching from facilities on Cape Canaveral. Changes in the type and size of launch vehicles, rocket component recovery methods, and the increased frequency of launches pose variable risks to marine traffic and require a more flexible regulatory tool. The proposed RNA would encompass all waters within typical rocket flight trajectories originating from launch complexes on and around Cape Canaveral, FL and out to 12 nautical miles. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Eleventh Coast Guard District-Swim for Special Operations Forces
Document Number: 2021-20098
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the waters of San Diego Bay, San Diego, California during the Honor Foundation Swim for Special Operations Forces (SOF) on September 18, 2021. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, sponsor vessels of the swim event, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Eleventh Coast Guard District-San Diego Bayfair
Document Number: 2021-20097
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Bayfair special local regulation on the waters of Mission Bay, California from September 17, 2021, through September 19, 2021. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Mitigation Planning Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2021-20090
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On September 10, 2021, FEMA published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Assistance and mitigation planning regulations to reflect current statutory authority and agency practice. This final rule corrects the effective date of this rule to read October 1, 2021.
Special Local Regulations; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2021-20007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule to establish temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. The rulemaking was initiated to establish a special local regulation during the ``Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta,'' a marine event to be held on certain waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, MD. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because it is no longer necessary, as the event sponsor has cancelled the power boat racing event.
Safety Zones; Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project, Hampton/Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2021-20006
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for certain waters of the Hampton Flats, Willoughby Bay, a defined area between Phoebus Channel and the North Trestle Bridge, and 3 zones around the North Trestle Bridge including the North Island, the South Trestle Bridge including the South Island, and the north and south side of the Willoughby Bay Bridge. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in support of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project that will take place from 2021 through 2025. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Virginia or a designated representative or under conditions specified in this rule.
Notification of Document Availability and Reopening of Comment Period on Request for Information: Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Mobile Driver's Licenses
Document Number: 2021-19812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Request for Information (RFI) entitled, ``Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Mobile Driver's Licenses'' in April 2021 that referenced a draft industry standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO/IEC 18013-5. Through this document, DHS is announcing that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is making a view-only version of the draft industry standard available to the public. DHS is also announcing the reopening of the public comment period for the RFI for an additional 30 days to provide additional time for commenters to consider the draft industry standard. DHS will consider all comments received from April 19, 2021, through October 18, 2021.
Safety Zone; Explosives arc at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Suisun Bay, Concord, CA
Document Number: 2021-19901
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Suisun Bay, off Concord, CA, in support of explosive off and on-loading to Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO). This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential explosion within the explosive arc. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Prince William County, VA
Document Number: 2021-19763
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near Cherry Hill, in Prince William County, VA, on September 18, 2021, (with alternate date of September 19, 2021) from potential hazards during a fireworks display to commemorate the the permanent closing of the Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse of Dumfries, VA, after operating for many years. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Roar on the River, Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2021-19757
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary to protect safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the Roar on the River power boat race. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0058
Document Number: 2021-19756
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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 approval of an extension for the following collection of information: 1625-0058, Application for Permit to Transport Municipal and Commercial Waste; 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: 1625-0029
Document Number: 2021-19755
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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 approval of an extension for the following collection of information: 1625-0029, Self- propelled Liquefied Gas 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans
Document Number: 2021-19750
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, efforts and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and actual data collection instruments FEMA will use regarding the state, local, and tribal hazard mitigation plan creation process.
Meetings To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act
Document Number: 2021-19748
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held two meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-19734
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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: 2021-19733
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)-Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Unified Reporting Tool
Document Number: 2021-19732
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning this annual requirement for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA to identify current capability levels for all States, Tribes, territories, and urban areas receiving non-disaster preparedness grant funds administered by DHS.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2021-19570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season. This proposed rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. In addition, this proposed rule would make a policy change to always round up in the staffing model. The Coast Guard is also proposing methodology changes to factor in an apprentice pilot's compensation benchmark for the estimated number of apprentice pilots with a limited registration. The Coast Guard estimates that this proposed rule would result in a 12-percent increase in pilotage operating costs compared to the 2021 season.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
Document Number: 2021-19711
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Clearwater Offshore Nationals on September 26, 2021, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for recurring marine events within Sector St. Petersburg identifies the regulated area for this event in Clearwater, FL. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any designated representative.
International Entrepreneur Program: Automatic Increase of Investment and Revenue Amount Requirements
Document Number: 2021-19603
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
On January 17, 2017, DHS published a final rule with new regulatory provisions guiding the use of parole on a case-by-case basis with respect to entrepreneurs of start-up entities who can demonstrate through evidence of substantial and demonstrated potential for rapid business growth and job creation that they would provide a significant public benefit to the United States. The 2017 regulation provided that the investment and revenue amount requirements would automatically adjust every three years by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). DHS is issuing this rule to inform the public of the increased amounts that will take effect at the start of Fiscal Year 2022 and to revise the regulations to accurately reflect the updated investment amounts.
Continuation of Documentation for Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status Designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal
Document Number: 2021-19617
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Through this notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces actions to ensure its continued compliance with the preliminary injunction orders of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Ramos, et al. v. Nielsen, et. al., No. 18-cv-01554 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2018) (``Ramos'') and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Saget, et. al., v. Trump, et. al., No. 18-cv-1599 (E.D.N.Y. Apr. 11, 2019) (``Saget''), and with the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to stay proceedings in Bhattarai v. Nielsen, No. 19-cv- 00731 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 12, 2019) (``Bhattarai''). Beneficiaries under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal will retain their TPS while the preliminary injunction in Ramos and the Bhattarai orders remain in effect, provided that their TPS is not withdrawn because of individual ineligibility. Beneficiaries under the TPS designation for Haiti will retain their TPS while either of the preliminary injunctions in Ramos or Saget remain in effect, provided that their TPS is not withdrawn because of individual ineligibility. However, on August 3, 2021, DHS issued a new designation for Haiti TPS, and in order to secure TPS pursuant to the new Haiti designation, eligible individuals must apply before the close of the registration period on Feb. 3, 2023. Eligible individuals are strongly encouraged to apply at the earliest practicable date, to ensure that their TPS continues beyond the court- ordered extensions and without any gaps in status. See Designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status. In addition, eligible individuals who do not register for the new TPS designation during the registration period, may be prohibited from filing a late initial registration during any subsequent extension of the designation if they do not meet certain conditions. This notice further provides information on the automatic extension of the validity of TPS-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs); Notices of Action (Forms I-797); and Arrival/Departure Records (Forms I-94), (collectively ``TPS-related documentation''); for those beneficiaries under the TPS designations for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and Nepal.
Determination That Maintenance of Finding of March 29, 2021, Pertaining to Certain Disposable Gloves Produced in Malaysia, Is No Longer Necessary
Document Number: 2021-19535
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On March 29, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with the approval of the Secretary of Homeland Security, issued a Finding that certain disposable gloves, were mined, produced, or manufactured in Malaysia by Top Glove Corporation Bhd with the use of convict, forced, or indentured labor, and were being, or were likely to be, imported into the United States. CBP has now determined, based upon additional information, that such merchandise is no longer being, or is likely to be, imported into the United States in violation of section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Certain Calcitriol Soft-Shell Capsules
Document Number: 2021-19515
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain Calcitriol soft-shell capsules. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the Calcitriol capsules would be products of a foreign country or instrumentality designated pursuant to CBP regulations for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection-002 Trusted and Registered Traveler Programs System of Records
Document Number: 2021-19472
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing a final rule to amend its regulations to exempt portions of a newly updated and reissued system of records titled, ``DHS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection-002 Trusted and Registered Traveler Programs (TRTP) 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.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Mitigation Planning Regulations
Document Number: 2021-19186
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule revises the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Assistance and mitigation planning regulations to reflect current statutory authority and agency practice.
Continuing Education for Licensed Customs Brokers
Document Number: 2021-19013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to require continuing education for individual customs broker license holders (individual brokers) and to create a framework for administering this requirement. By requiring individual brokers to remain knowledgeable about recent developments in customs and related laws as well as international trade and supply chains, CBP's proposed framework would enhance professionalism and competency within the customs broker community. CBP has determined that the proposed framework would contribute to increased trade compliance and better protection of the revenue of the United States.
Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight
Document Number: 2021-19464
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to further its outreach efforts and solicit additional comments concerning its Northern New York Bight Port Access Route Study (NNYBPARS) draft version of the study report.
Safety Zone; Anacostia River, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2021-19426
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Anacostia River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near Washington, DC, on September 4, 2021, and September 17, 2021, from potential hazards during fireworks displays occuring after Washington Nationals baseball games. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Guidance: Change 3 to NVIC 24-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Electro-Technical Rating on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 KW/1,000 HP or More
Document Number: 2021-19411
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Change 3 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 24-14: Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Electro-Technical Rating (ETR) on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP or More. This NVIC provides guidance to mariners concerning STCW endorsements for ETR, including training and qualifications. This change notice revises NVIC 24-14 to indicate that the Coast Guard will allow mariners to qualify for an STCW endorsement as ETR without completing approved training for high voltage systems or computer systems and maintenance.