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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
Document Number: 2021-10713
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on an extension, with change, of a currently approved information collection. Three new forms are added to the collection FEMA TSGP Public Transit Risk Assessment Methodology (PT-RAM), TSGP PT- RAM Gap Analysis, and TSGP PT-RAM Implementation Plan, as these are new forms to the FEMA 089-4 Collection. TSGP is adding these forms to the collection for project risk analysis connected to the purpose of the grant program. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) which is a FEMA grant program that focuses on transportation infrastructure protection activities.
DHS Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination, DHS Form 3090-1
Document Number: 2021-10712
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts, 700-24, 700-25
Document Number: 2021-10555
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, will submit the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Monday, November 30, 2020 for a 60-day public comment period. No comment was received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments.
Safety Zone; FKCC Swim Around Key West, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2021-10534
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the FKCC Swim Around Key West, Key West, Florida from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 12, 2021. Our regulation for recurring safety zones within the Captain of the Port Key West Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Annual Swim Around Key West, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2021-10532
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the 45th Annual Swim Around Key West, Key West, Florida from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 26, 2021. Our regulation for recurring safety zones within the Captain of the Port Key West Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program, Implementation of Vacatur
Document Number: 2021-10489
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
This final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations an interim final rule (IFR) issued in October 2020, which has since been vacated by a federal district court.
Termination of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the Republic of Guinea
Document Number: 2021-10470
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security to terminate arrival restrictions applicable to flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Republic of Guinea. These arrival restrictions were initiated due to outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in the Republic of Guinea. These restrictions directed such flights to land only at a limited set of United States airports where the United States government had focused public health resources to implement enhanced public health measures.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2021-10464
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its safety zone regulations for annual events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area. This action is necessary to update the current list of recurring safety zones with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Sector Ohio Valley. When these safety zones are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
Ratification of Security Directives and Emergency Amendment
Document Number: 2021-10433
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
DHS is publishing official notification that the Transportation Security Oversight Board (TSOB) has ratified Transportation Security Administration (TSA) aviation security directives (SDs) applicable to airport and aircraft operators and an emergency amendment (EA) applicable to foreign air carriers requiring mask wearing at airports and onboard commercial aircraft to protect the safety and security of the traveling public, transportation workers, and the transportation system from the threat of COVID-19.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Certificate of Citizenship
Document Number: 2021-10431
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-18
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 upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 365, Natchez, MS
Document Number: 2021-10256
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR), Mile Markers 364.5 through 365.5. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display in the vicinity of Natchez, MS. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Security Programs for Foreign Air Carriers
Document Number: 2021-10185
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
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 1652-0005, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This information collection is mandatory for foreign air carriers and must be submitted prior to entry into the United States.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Screening Partnership Program
Document Number: 2021-10182
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
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 1652-0064, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves an application completed by airports to initiate a request to participate in TSA's Screening Partnership Program (SPP).
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certified Cargo Screening Standard Security Program
Document Number: 2021-10131
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
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 1652-0053, abstracted below to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves: (1) Applications from entities that wish to become Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSFs) or Third-Party Canine-Cargo (3PK9-C) Certifiers; (2) personally identifiable information to allow TSA to conduct security threat assessments (STA) on certain individuals employed by the CCSFs or 3PK9-C Certifiers and those authorized to conduct 3PK9-C Program activities; (3) standard security programs or submission of a proposed modified security program or amendment to a security program by CCSFs, or standards provided by TSA or submission of a proposed modified standard by 3PK9-C Certifiers; (4) recordkeeping requirements for CCSFs and 3PK9-C Certifiers; (5) designation of a Security Coordinator (SC) by CCSFs and 3PK9-C Certifiers; and (6) significant security concerns detailing information of incidents, suspicious activities, and/or threat information by CCSFs and 3PK9-C Certifiers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Petition by Entrepreneur To Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status
Document Number: 2021-10108
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Public Perceptions of Emerging Technologies
Document Number: 2021-10076
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
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, 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.
Safety Zone; Pierce County Ferry Steilacoom II, Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2021-10085
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone for navigable waters within a 1,000-yard radius around the Pierce County ferry Steilacoom II. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the on-the-water military exercise. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound or a designated representative.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-09937
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
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/Science & Technology Directorate (S&T)- 003 National Bioforensic Analysis Center Laboratory Elimination Database System of Records.'' This system of records describes DHS/ S&T's collection, use, and maintenance of records on individuals who come into contact with or are in proximity to the National Bioforensic Analysis Center (NBFAC), a center within one of DHS's National Laboratories, or NBFAC biological samples or material. This newly established system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems.
Safety Zone; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone
Document Number: 2021-09731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend its recurring safety zone regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update one safety zone location and dates. This proposed amendment action is necessary to provide for the safety of life associated with annual marine events and firework displays on these navigable waters near Mackinaw City, MI. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Removal of International Entrepreneur Parole Program
Document Number: 2021-09609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withdrawing a proposed rule that published on May 29, 2018. The NPRM had proposed removing DHS regulations pertaining to the international entrepreneur parole program. Those regulations guide the adjudication of significant public benefit parole requests made by certain noncitizen entrepreneurs of start-up entities in the United States.
Safety Zones; July 4th Holiday Fireworks in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region Zone
Document Number: 2021-09947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish three temporary safety zones for navigable waters within the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Severn River in Anne Arundel County, MD, on July 3, 2021, (with alternate date of July 5, 2021), Kent Island Narrows (North Approach) in Queen Anne's County, MD, on July 4, 2021, (with alternate date of July 5, 2021), and Susquehanna River in Harford County, MD, on July 4, 2021, (with alternate date of July 5, 2021), during fireworks displays to commemorate the July 4th holiday. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in these safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 770, Randolph Bluff, TN
Document Number: 2021-09865
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR), Mile Marker 762 through 782. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with a rock replacement project in the vicinity of Randolph Bluff, TN. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2021-09860
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur. Information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's CSB available at www.fema.gov/ flood-insurance/work-with-nfip/community-status-book. Please note that per Revisions to Publication Requirements for Community Eligibility Status Information Under the National Flood Insurance Program, notices such as this one for scheduled suspension will no longer be published in the Federal Register as of June 2021 but will be available at National Flood Insurance Community Status and Public Notification [verbar] FEMA.gov. Individuals without internet access will be able to contact their local floodplain management official and/or State NFIP Coordinating Office directly for assistance.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Reimbursement Request
Document Number: 2021-09804
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
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 1652-0063, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the reimbursement of expenses incurred by airport operators for the provision of law enforcement officers to support airport checkpoint screening.
Collection and Use of Biometrics by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2021-09671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withdrawing a proposed rule that published on September 11, 2020. The notice of proposed rulemaking proposed to amend DHS regulations concerning the use and collection of biometrics in the enforcement and administration of immigration laws by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Employment Authorization for Certain Classes of Aliens With Final Orders of Removal; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2021-09670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published on November 19, 2020. The NPRM proposed to revise DHS regulations governing employment authorization for individuals who have a final order of removal and are released from DHS custody on an order of supervision. The NPRM also proposed to amend DHS regulations to clearly indicate the employment eligibility of individuals who have been granted deferral of removal based on the United States' obligations under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-09632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
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.
Special Local Regulation; Clinch River, Oak Ridge, TN
Document Number: 2021-09725
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard establishes a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters on the Clinch River from mile marker (MM) 48.5 to MM 52.0 during the U.S. Rowing Southeast Youth Championship. This special local regulation prohibits non-participant persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area and prohibits vessels from transiting at speeds that cause wake within the spectator area unless authorized by Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-09633
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
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. 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: 2021-09631
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
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.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2021-09630
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
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: 2021-09629
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
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: 2021-09628
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
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: 2021-09627
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
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.
Modernization of Coast Guard Base Seattle; Preparation of Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2021-09523
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard, as the lead agency, announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). The PEIS will evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the Coast Guard's Proposed Action to expand and modernize Coast Guard Base Seattle in Seattle, Washington. Notice is hereby given that the public scoping process has begun for the preparation of a PEIS for the Proposed Action. The purpose of the scoping process is to solicit public comments regarding the range of issues, information, and analyses relevant to the Proposed Action, including potential environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to address in the PEIS. This PEIS is being prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality. The Coast Guard has determined that a PEIS is the most appropriate type of NEPA document for this action because the Proposed Action is anticipated to occur over several years, and many of the site-specific project details are not known. This notice also notifies the public that the Coast Guard intends to host a web-based, web-based project site to provide additional information to the public and to solicit comments on potential issues, concerns, and reasonable alternatives that should be considered in the PEIS. Following the scoping period, a Draft PEIS will be prepared and ultimately circulated for public comment.
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Between Trappe and Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2021-09564
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Trappe, Talbot County, MD, and Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD, during a swim event on May 16, 2021. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Safety Zone; Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2021-09501
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Tacoma Freedom Fair Air Show on Commencement Bay from 2 p.m. on July 3 through 12:30 a.m. on July 4, 2021. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the public from inherent dangers associated with the annual aerial displays. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter or transit this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound (COTP) or their designated representative.
Special Local Regulations: Miami Beach Air and Sea Show, Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2021-09469
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show from Friday May 28, 2021 to Sunday May 30, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Rainy River, Rainy Lake and Their Tributaries, Rainier, MN
Document Number: 2021-09003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to authorize the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 85.0, across the Rainy River to operate remotely. The request was made by the bridge owner. The bridge will continue to open on signal.
Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees; Extension of Compliance Dates; Correcting Amendments
Document Number: 2021-09394
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This action amends the ``Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees'' (Security Training) final rule (published March 23, 2020, and amended May 1, 2020, and October 26, 2020) to extend the compliance date by which a security training program must be submitted to TSA, and make minor technical corrections. TSA is aware that many owner/operators within the scope of this rule's applicability may be unable to meet the compliance deadline for submission of the required security training programs to TSA for approval because of the impact of COVID-19 as well as actions taken at various levels of government to address this public health crisis. In response, TSA is extending the compliance deadline for submission of the required security training program from March 22, 2021, to no later than June 21, 2021. Should TSA determine that an additional extension of time is necessary based upon the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, TSA will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing an updated compliance date for this requirement.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Lawrenceburg, IN
Document Number: 2021-09386
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 490 to MM 492. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Lawrenceburg, IN during the Tanners Creek Wire Crossing. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2021-09306
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Route 7 Bridge, across the Hackensack River, mile 3.1, at Jersey City, NJ. The bridge owner, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), submitted a request to allow the bridge to require four hours advance notice for bridge openings. This final rule would create efficiency in drawbridge operations and better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show, Hessel, MI
Document Number: 2021-09266
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Annual Les Cheneaux Island Antique Wooden Boat Show special local regulation on the U.S. navigable waters of Hessel Marina, Hessel, MI on August 14, 2021. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after the boat show. During the enforcement period listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone are prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events Beginning in May 2021
Document Number: 2021-09265
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce established safety zones for maritime events starting in May 2021 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for these safety zones. During the enforcement periods, vessels must stay out of the established safety zone and may only enter with permission from the designated representative of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone for Events Beginning in June 2021
Document Number: 2021-09264
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce established safety zones for maritime events starting in June 2021 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways. Our regulation for safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone identifies the regulated area for these safety zones. During the enforcement periods, vessels must stay out of the established safety zone and may only enter with permission from the designated representative of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2021-09002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to authorize the Amtrak Railroad Bridge, mile 3.77, across the South Branch of the Chicago River, to be operated remotely and establish an intermediate opening position. The request was made by the bridge owner. This proposed rule will improve vessel flow through the river. This proposed rule will not change the operating schedule of the bridge.
Termination of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Document Number: 2021-09326
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security to terminate arrival restrictions applicable to flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). These arrival restrictions were initiated due to outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the DRC and in the Republic of Guinea. These restrictions directed such flights to only land at a limited set of United States airports where the United States Government had focused public health resources to implement enhanced public health measures. Arrival restrictions applicable to flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Republic of Guinea remain in effect.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Public Collection of Information: Exercise Information System
Document Number: 2021-09234
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
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 1652-0057, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS). EXIS is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation industry in regard to security training exercises. EXIS 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. Using and inputting information into EXIS is completely voluntary.
Safety Zone; Gulf of Mexico, Port Fourchon, LA
Document Number: 2021-09233
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a one nautical mile radius around a capsized vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, near Port Fourchon, LA. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect life and property during emergency salvage operations surrounding the capsized vessel. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone and movement of vessels within this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Houma or a designated representative.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Flight Crew Self-Defense Training-Registration and Evaluation
Document Number: 2021-09227
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
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 1652-0028, abstracted below, that we will submit to OMB for extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves requesting information from flight and cabin crew members of air carriers to verify employment status to confirm eligibility to participate in voluntary advanced self-defense training provided by TSA. Each crew member will also be required to complete an electronic Injury Waiver Form. Additionally, each participant is asked to complete an anonymous course evaluation at the conclusion of the training.