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Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Registration for Classification as a Refugee
Document Number: 2021-19391
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-08
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.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays, Air Shows and Swim Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2021-19148
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will add one safety zone for the Dolan Family Labor Day Fireworks event on Oyster Bay, NY, and remove six other annual recurring marine events in Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound's Captain of the Port Zone. This rule is intended to expedite public information and to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain marine events. When enforced, the safety zones would restrict vessels from transiting the regulated area during annually recurring events.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-19214
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Daviess County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas
Document Number: 2021-19212
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is withdrawing its proposed notice concerning proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include the addition or modification of any Base Flood Elevation, base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway (herein after referred to as proposed flood hazard determinations) on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps and, where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study reports for Daviess County, Kentucky and Incorporated Areas.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-19211
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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: 2021-19210
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
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.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays, Air Shows and Swim Events in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2021-19149
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for marine events in the Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone on the dates and times provided in the tables below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property along the navigable waterways. During the enforcement periods, all vessels that transit in the locations listed must adhere to the regulations unless specified by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Mile Markers 462.7-465.5, Chattanooga, TN
Document Number: 2021-19104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for navigable waters on the Tennessee River from mile 462.7 to mile 465.5. The special local regulation is needed to protect life and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Chattajack rowing event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN
Document Number: 2021-19103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile 452.0 to 454.5. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Chattanooga, TN, during a swimming event on October 9, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the special local regulation unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2021-19102
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD, and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during a paddling event on September 26, 2021. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Exercise Information System
Document Number: 2021-19021
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0057, abstracted below, to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS[supreg]). EXIS[supreg] is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation industry in regard to security training exercises. EXIS[supreg] provides stakeholders with transportation security exercise scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a repository of the user's own historical exercise data for use in future exercises. It also allows stakeholders to design and evaluate their own security exercises based on the unique needs of their specific transportation mode or method of operation. The use of, and submission of information into, EXIS[supreg] is completely voluntary.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-18798
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposes to establish a new DHS system of records titled, ``DHS/Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO)-001 Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman System of Records.'' This system of records allows DHS/OIDO to collect and maintain records related to cases brought forth by individuals or investigations regarding potential violations of law, individual rights, standards of professional conduct, contract terms, or policy related to immigration detention by any officer or employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or any contracted, subcontracted, or cooperating entity personnel. Additionally, DHS is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to exempt this system of records from certain provisions of the Privacy Act, elsewhere in the Federal Register. This newly established system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman-001 Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman System of Records
Document Number: 2021-18797
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``DHS/Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman (OIDO)-001 Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes 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.
Safety Zones; Delaware River Dredging, Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2021-19015
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones on the waters of the Delaware River in portions of Marcus Hook Range and Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook Range. The safety zones will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while maintenance dredging is being conducted within the Delaware River. The safety zones are needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from hazards created by dredging operations. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the COTP or his designated representatives.
Special Local Regulation; Lighthouse Musicfest, Huntington Bay, Long Island, NY
Document Number: 2021-19014
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation of certain navigable waters of Huntington Bay, Long Island, NY, for the Lighthouse Musicfest marine event. This action is necessary to provide the safety of life on these navigable waters during the event scheduled for Saturday, September 4, 2021. This rule will allow the Coast Guard to prohibit vessel traffic in the vicinity of the event and establishes mooring areas and a speed restriction in the designated zone.
Notice of the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18973
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
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.
National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Portsmouth, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; and aids to navigation systems. The meeting will be open to the public.
Guidance: Change 2 to NVIC 02-18 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT
Document Number: 2021-18956
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT. This NVIC provides guidance to mariners concerning regulations governing endorsements to Merchant Mariner Credentials for service on vessels of less than 500 Gross Tons (GT) (i.e., not limited to near-coastal waters). This change notice revises NVIC 02-18 to indicate that the Coast Guard will not enforce the 3 month maximum allowable substitution for credible sea service in a rating capacity.
Special Local Regulation; Swim for Special Operations Forces; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-18955
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone. This final rule will add one new recurring special local regulation. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event. This final rule will restrict vessel traffic in the designated areas during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Kanawha River, Charleston, WV
Document Number: 2021-18954
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Kanawha River from mile marker 58.1 to mile marker 59.1. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the Live on the Levee fireworks display. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Seagull Bridge, Quinnipiac River, Hamden, CT
Document Number: 2021-18926
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a 25-yard radius of any foundation, support, stanchion, pier or abutment of the Seagull Bridge located on the Quinnipiac River, Hamden, CT. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel and property from potential hazards created by falling debris. Vessels or persons are prohibited from entering the zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Camden Labor Day Fireworks, Camden Harbor; Camden, ME
Document Number: 2021-18875
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of Camden Harbor in Camden, Maine. The temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from hazards associated with a fireworks display. When enforced, this rule will prohibit persons and vessels from entering into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Northern New England or a Designated Representative.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: H-1B Registration Tool
Document Number: 2021-18850
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
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 on 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Tchefuncta River
Document Number: 2021-18640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes changing the operating schedule that governs the State Route 22 (SR 22) drawbridge across the Tchefuncta River mile 2.5, Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This action is necessary to relieve vehicular traffic congestion and enhance safety along SR 22 in Madisonville, LA.
Towing Vessel Firefighting Training
Document Number: 2021-17945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to revise the training requirements for national Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as master of towing vessels (limited) or mate (pilot) of towing vessels on inland waters or Western Rivers routes. The proposal would provide mariners seeking these endorsements the option to take a modified basic firefighting course that eliminates training on equipment that is not required to be carried on towing vessels operating on inland waters or Western Rivers. Applicants who take the modified basic firefighting course would reduce their costs due to the courses being shorter and less expensive than the longer basic firefighting courses.
National Flood Insurance Program: Conforming Changes To Reflect the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) and the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA), and Additional Clarifications for Plain Language; Correction
Document Number: 2021-18262
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On July 20, 2020, FEMA published in the Federal Register a final rule revising the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations to codify certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, and to clarify certain existing NFIP rules relating to NFIP operations and the Standard Flood Insurance Policy. This final rule provides corrections to those instructions, to be used in lieu of the information published July 20.
Extension of the Section 321 Data Pilot
Document Number: 2021-18655
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is extending the Section 321 Data Pilot through August 2023.
Safety Zone; Green River; Drakesboro, KY
Document Number: 2021-18643
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Green River at MM 99 to 101, on September 22, 2021 in conjunction with operations being conducted at the Paradise Fossil Plant. This safety zone is needed to protect the public, vessels, and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature from the hazards associated with explosive operations at the Paradise Fossil Plant. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Maumee River; Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2021-18642
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Maumee River near Promenade Park in Toledo, OH. The safety zone amendment is necessary to protect spectators, personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Promedica Health System Fireworks event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: 2021-18641
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone located in federal regulations for the Cleveland National Airshow. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Special Local Regulation; Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2021-18639
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on these navigable waters near the St. Petersburg Pier during the St. Pete Powerboat Grand Prix boat race. This rule will establish an enforcement area where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high speed boat race, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area without obtaining permission from the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Declaration Zone Test
Document Number: 2021-18584
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will conduct a Declaration Zone test at cruise terminal facilities at participating sea ports of entry (POEs) to fulfill a regulatory declaration requirement and allow for streamlined processing. Current CBP regulations require each traveler to provide an oral or written declaration of all articles brought into the United States to a CBP officer. The test will provide arriving travelers with an alternative method to meet this requirement by allowing a demonstrative initial declaration. During the test, CBP will establish two queues for travelers entering the country to choose from: Items to Declare or No Items to Declare. Known as Declaration Zones, these queues will allow travelers entering the country to make their initial declaration simply by choosing which queue to enter. This notice describes the test, while setting forth requirements for participating in the test, the duration of the test, and how CBP will evaluate the test. This notice also invites public comment on any aspect of the test.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB
Document Number: 2021-18580
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
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: 1625-0003, Recreational Boating Accident Report; 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.
Safety Zones; Oregon Symphony Concert Fireworks, Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2021-18571
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone regulation for the Oregon Symphony Concert Fireworks in Portland, OR on the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
Anchorage Regulations; Mississippi River, Mile Markers 12 to 85 Above Head of Passes
Document Number: 2021-18467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend anchorage regulations for the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) between mile markers (MM) 12 and 85 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This action would modify nine anchorages and establish one new anchorage grounds. The rule would increase the available anchorage areas necessary to accommodate vessel traffic, promote navigational safety, provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce, and bolster the economy through increased anchorage capacity. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Corpus Christi Bay; Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2021-18581
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a 500-foot radius of a fireworks display launched from a barge in position 27[deg]48'37.02'' N, 097[deg]23'27.60'' W in Corpus Christi, Texas. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this temporary zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi or a designated representative.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-18546
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-18545
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0088
Document Number: 2021-18537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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: 1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States; 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.
Intent To Request an Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Pipeline Corporate Security Review Program
Document Number: 2021-18533
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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 1652-0056, abstracted below, that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). On July 15, 2021, OMB approved TSA's request for an emergency revision of this collection to address the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems and associated infrastructure. TSA is now seeking to renew the collection, which expires on January 31, 2022, with incorporation of the subject of the emergency revision. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection allows TSA to assess the current security practices in the pipeline industry through TSA's Pipeline Corporate Security Review (PCSR) program. The PCSR program is part of the larger domain awareness, prevention, and protection program supporting TSA's and the Department of Homeland Security's missions.
Safety Zone; M/V ZHEN HUA 24, Crane Delivery Operation, Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Virginia
Document Number: 2021-18525
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone around M/V ZHEN HUA 24 during its transit through certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Virginia. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the movement of the M/V ZHEN HUA 24 while it is transporting four new Super-Post Panamax container cranes to the Port of Baltimore, anticipated to begin transit of the Chesapeake Bay on August 31, 2021. The Captain of the Port Virginia has determined that limited maneuverability and unique cargo of this vessel are potential hazardous to any person or vessel within the safety zone. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Virginia or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Sodus Point Labor Day Fireworks Display; Sodus Bay; Sodus Point, NY
Document Number: 2021-18524
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 840-feet radius of land launched fireworks in Sodus bay in Sodus Point, NY. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Ironman Triathlon, Augusta, GA
Document Number: 2021-18511
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah, Georgia will enforce a special local regulation for the Ironman Triathlon in Augusta, Georgia on September 26, 2021, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Augusta, GA. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander.
Notice of Public Meeting on the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System
Document Number: 2021-18456
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
FEMA will hold three public meetings remotely via web conference to solicit public feedback about the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) program. FEMA is issuing this public meeting notice to inform the public that it is seeking input on the NFIP's CRS program for the agency to consider ways to modify, streamline, and/or innovate to improve the program. These efforts aim to help FEMA ensure that the CRS program includes necessary, properly tailored, and up-to-date requirements that effectively achieve the goals of (1) reducing and avoiding flood damage to insurable property, (2) strengthening and supporting the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and (3) encouraging a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.
Pilots' Medical Certificate Validity Period
Document Number: 2021-17806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to extend the maximum period of validity of merchant mariner medical certificates issued to first-class pilots and masters or mates serving as pilot from 2 years to 5 years. This proposed rule would reduce the frequency of medical certification application submissions to the Coast Guard. First-class pilots and masters and mates who serve as pilot on vessels of 1,600 gross registered tons or more would be required to submit the results of their annual physical examinations to the Coast Guard between medical certificate applications if: The mariner does not meet the physical ability requirements; the mariner has a condition that does not meet the medical, vision, or hearing requirements; the mariner is deemed ``not recommended'' by a medical practitioner for a medical certificate; or upon request by the Coast Guard. The proposed rule will not compromise safety because it maintains the requirement for pilots to obtain annual physicals and because it provides the Coast Guard opportunity to review the medical examination of pilots who may become medically unqualified between medical certificate applications.
Security Zones; Lewes and Rehoboth Canal and Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth, DE
Document Number: 2021-18427
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two security zones for certain waters of Rehoboth Beach to prevent waterside threats and incidents for persons under the protection of the United States Secret Service (USSS) in the vicinity of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. These security zones will be enforced intermittently and only for the protection of persons protected by USSS when in the area and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the zones unless specifically exempt under the provisions of this rule or granted specific permission from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative. Any vessel requesting to transit the zones without pause or delay will typically be authorized to do so by on-scene enforcement vessels.
Revisions to Maritime Security Directive 104-6; Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
Document Number: 2021-18391
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Revision 8 to Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6, which provides guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high-risk waters (HRW) where acts of terrorism, piracy, and armed robbery against ships are prevalent. The directive contains security-sensitive information and, therefore, cannot be made available to the general public. U.S. vessel owners and operators who have needed to take action under previous versions of MARSEC Directive 104-6 should immediately contact their local Coast Guard Captain of the Port or District Commander for a copy of Revision 8. This revision contains important updates to HRW locations and organizational responsibilities regarding addressing security risks in those waters.
Safety Zone; Columbia River Outfall Project, Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2021-18388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Columbia River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Knapp, WA, at Columbia River Mile 95.8 from October 1, 2021, through March 15, 2022. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center (MSIJSOC) and Travel Protocol Office (TPO) Programs
Document Number: 2021-18362
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0069, abstracted below, 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 involves the submission of travel information to TSA to provide wounded warriors, severely injured military personnel, and certain other travelers with assistance through the airport security screening process.
Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program
Document Number: 2021-18358
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0062, abstracted below, to OMB for review and approval of a revision to the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection allows TSA to conduct transportation security-related assessments during site visits with surface transportation security and operating officials.