Department of Homeland Security 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Special Local Regulation; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-24514
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) for the San Diego Fleet Week Veterans Day Boat Parade marine event that will be held on the waters of San Diego Bay, California. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway during the event on November 11, 2021. This SLR temporarily encompasses all navigable waters, from surface to bottom, on a pre-determined course in the northern portion of the San Diego Main Ship Channel from Shelter Island Basin, past the Embarcadero, crossing the Federal navigable channel and ending off of Coronado Island.
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: 2021-24489
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-09
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 document provides corrections to information provided in a table.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers
Document Number: 2021-24482
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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.
Special Local Regulation; San Juan Bay for El Morro Downwind Challenge, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2021-24461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of Bah[iacute]a de San Juan. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters east of Anegado Channel and San Antonio Channel, San Juan, PR, during a paddle board race on January 8, 2022. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-24408
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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 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: 2021-24405
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-24404
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
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.
Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; U.S. Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement-018 Analytical Records System of Records
Document Number: 2021-24328
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
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 established system of records titled, ``DHS/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (IC)-018 Analytical Records System of Records'' from certain provisions of the Privacy Act. Specifically, the Department exempts portions of the system of records'' from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act because of criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement requirements.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-24066
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations established for recurring marine events that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. The Coast Guard has periodically updated this regulation to account for changes in these marine events. Through this final rule, the current list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and the removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas to promote safety on the water around marine events.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Disaster Assistance Registration
Document Number: 2021-24286
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning Disaster Assistance Registration, COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Registration, and Disaster Assistance Individuals and Households Program (IHP) Occupancy & Ownership Documentation.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Between Charles County, MD and King George County, VA
Document Number: 2021-24271
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising a temporary safety zone that was established 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 November 2, 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.
Notice of the Establishment of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Cybersecurity Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-24254
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Per Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) regulations and guidelines, DHS is announcing the establishment of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, a new Federal Advisory Committee, for public awareness.
Public Perceptions of Emerging Technology
Document Number: 2021-24247
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS S&T 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. The survey will collect information from the public regarding applications of artificial intelligence (AI), including facial recognition. DHS has already used or piloted AI-based technologies in several of its key functions, including customs and border protection, transportation security, and investigations. However, AI in general and facial recognition in particular are not without public controversy, including concerns about bias, security, and privacy. Therefore, understanding how the public perceives these technologies, and then designing and deploying them in a manner responsive to the public's concerns, is critical in gaining public support for DHS's use of these technologies.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ogeechee River, Richmond Hill, GA
Document Number: 2021-24087
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Ogeechee River. The District Bridge Manager has determined that the waterway at mile 30.7, is an Advance Approved Waterway per the regulation. The railroad bridge at mile, 30.7 is being converted to a fixed bridge and the highway bridge at mile, 37.8 was removed from the waterway. The drawbridge operating regulation for the Ogeechee River is no longer applicable or necessary.
Special Local Regulations; Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks, Savannah River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2021-24076
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port Savannah will enforce the special local regulation for the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on November 27, 2021. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the Savannah River during the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer; Alameda, CA
Document Number: 2021-23895
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary in the Brooklyn Basin South Channel near Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA in support of a munitions transfer on November 14, 2021, and November 21, 2021. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with live munitions. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2021-23865
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for power boat races. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance in Key West, FL. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; 2021 Barge Based Fireworks, Hudson River, Manhattan, NY
Document Number: 2021-23786
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters within a 600 foot radius of the fireworks launch site which is located on the Hudson River, Manhattan, NY, in the vicinity of the Hudson River Park and Pier 76. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards during a fireworks display on November 18, 2021. Entry of vessels or persons into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone are prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.
Meetings To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act
Document Number: 2021-23974
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding two meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic.
Accreditation and Approval of Bureau Veritas Commodities and Trade, Inc. (Savannah, GA) as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2021-23941
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Bureau Veritas Commodities and Trade, Inc. (Savannah, GA), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of February 25, 2020.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc. (Deer Park, TX) as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2021-23939
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc. (Deer Park, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of October 04, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form
Document Number: 2021-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FEMA, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on an extension without change of a currently approved information collection. This notice seeks comments concerning a list of hotels, motels, and similar places of public accommodations meeting minimum fire-safety requirements. The information collected is voluntary and if approved for listing, the lodging establishment may be used by Federal employees on government related travel and for Federal agency conferences. As the list is open to use by the public, non-government travelers may use the list to identify lodging meeting minimum life- safety criteria from fire.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23751
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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).
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23750
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23749
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Suspicious/Criminal Activity Tip Reporting
Document Number: 2021-23708
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 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, this 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.
Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23668
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold a public meeting of the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC) on November 18, 2021. The meeting agenda and information on public participation is provided below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. In light of the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the public meeting will be virtual.
Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-23651
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the re- establishment of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate's performance of its duties. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Significant Public Benefit Entrepreneur Parole and Instructions for Biographic Information for Entrepreneur Parole Dependents
Document Number: 2021-23642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse
Document Number: 2021-23635
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on this proposed extension, without change, 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.
Special Local Regulation; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-23616
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) in the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, California during the Baja Ha-Ha XXVII Pre-Rally Parade marine event. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the parade, and general users of the waterway during the event, which will be held on November 1, 2021. This special local regulation will temporarily prohibit persons and vessels from entering into, transiting through, anchoring, blocking, or loitering within the event area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego or a designated representative.
National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23448
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) and its Working Groups will meet in Piney Point, MD, to discuss issues relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.
Request for Information on the National Flood Insurance Program Floodplain Management Standards for Land Management and Use, and an Assessment of the Program's Impact on Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitats; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2021-23440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold two public meetings remotely via web conference to solicit feedback on the agency's request for information on the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Floodplain Management Standards for Land Management and Use, and an Assessment of the Program's Impact on Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitat, published October 12, 2021. The request for information seeks input from the public on the floodplain management standards that communities should adopt to result in safer, stronger, and more resilient communities. Additionally, the request for information seeks input on how the NFIP can better promote protection of and minimize any adverse impact to threatened and endangered species, and their habitats.
Special Local Regulation; Crown Bay, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2021-23255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for the St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade marine event for certain navigable waters of Crown Bay, Haulover Cut, and Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the lighted boat parade. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan.
Fire Protection for Recreational Vessels
Document Number: 2021-23403
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on October 22, 2021. The document issued a final rule that amended fire extinguishing equipment regulations for recreational vessels that are propelled or controlled by propulsion machinery.
Guarantee of Payment
Document Number: 2021-23402
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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.
Declaration of Free Entry for Returned American Products (CBP Form 3311)
Document Number: 2021-23400
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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.
Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-23389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast. The comment period is reopened until March 31, 2022.
Privacy Act of 1974 System of Records
Document Number: 2021-23342
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-27
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 the current DHS system of records notice titled, ``DHS/Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CISOMB)-001 Virtual Ombudsman System'' and rename it as, ``DHS/CISOMB-001 Case Assistance Analytics and Data Integration (CAADI) System.'' This system of records enables the DHS Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) to perform its statutory mission, which is to: (1) Assist individuals and employers who are experiencing difficulty resolving immigration benefit-related matters with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); (2) identify systemic problems and challenges with the delivery of immigration benefits; and (3) propose changes in the administrative practices of USCIS to mitigate those problems and challenges. This updated system will be included in the DHS inventory of records systems.
Remote Document Examination for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification: Request for Public Input
Document Number: 2021-23260
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking input from the public regarding document examination practices associated with the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. DHS solicits this input to better understand employers' and employees' experiences with this process and to examine the impacts of remote document examination conducted during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. DHS especially seeks to understand the potential costs and benefits of allowing for future remote document examination flexibilities.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
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.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-23240
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
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 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: 2021-23239
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
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 currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Friendly, WV
Document Number: 2021-23333
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker 145-151 for safety concerns regarding an unknown, possibly explosive device found on a barge. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the reported device. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley.
Safety Zone; Piscataqua River Turning Basin Dredge Project, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2021-23324
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones for the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth Harbor. The first safety zone will be a 100-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in dredging operations. The second safety zone will be a 500-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in blasting operations and any blasting worksites. The safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with dredging, drilling, and blasting operations for overall widening of the uppermost turning basin of the Piscataqua River.
Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23300
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet virtually on Monday, December 6, 2021. The meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation; Swim Around Charleston, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2021-23288
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and Ashley River in Charleston, SC. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Swim Around Charleston. This rulemaking would restrict persons and vessels from entering certain waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and Ashley River, unless authorized by Sector Charleston Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum Test Area, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: 2021-23238
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within 4000 yards of a line drawn from Stan Sayres Memorial Hydroplane Pits downward to the Adams Street Boat Ramp on Lake Washington. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards in the vicinity of the Stan Sayres Memorial Park and Boat Launch and Adams Street Boat Ramp associated with test trials of a hydroplane race boat. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound or their Designated Representative.
Meetings To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act
Document Number: 2021-23226
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding a series of meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation: New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2021-23201
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the New River, mile 2.5, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This change will allow the drawbridge to operate on a more predictable schedule. This action should better serve the reasonable needs of both vessel and rail traffic.