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Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2017-15373
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Louis River (Duluth-Superior Harbor), Between the Towns of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI
Document Number: 2017-15371
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the regulations that govern the drawbridges over the St. Louis River at Duluth-Superior Harbor. This waterway borders Minnesota and Wisconsin and is listed under Minnesota as St. Louis River (Duluth-Superior Harbor) and under Wisconsin as Duluth-Superior Harbor (St. Louis River) in the CFR. This rule affects both regulations. The owner of the Burlington Northern Grassy Point Railroad Bridge at mile 5.44 requested the regulation be updated to include permanent winter operating schedule. This rule also aligns river mile numbers with the United States Coast Pilot and deletes bridges from the regulations that were removed from the waterway and makes the regulation easier to read and less confusing to the mariner.
Safety Zone; Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival/Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Fireworks, Wheeling, WV
Document Number: 2017-15370
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival/Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Fireworks on the Ohio River mile 90.0 to 90.5. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and to protect vessels from the hazards associated with the ``Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival/Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Fireworks'' land-based fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into the safety zone is prohibited for all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Marine City Maritime Festival Water Ski Show, St. Clair River, Marine City, MI
Document Number: 2017-15270
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 2000-foot portion of the St. Clair River in the vicinity of Marine City, MI. This zone is necessary to protect vessels from potential hazards associated with the Marine City Maritime Festival Water Ski Show.
Security Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2017-15265
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a United States Navy exercise. There will be a zone approximately 4 nautical miles wide extending from .75 nautical miles off the beach to 4 nautical miles offshore. The zone will begin approximately .4 nautical miles south of Port Everglades Inlet. The security zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the surrounding waterway from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chambers Creek, Steilacoom, WA
Document Number: 2017-15230
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Chambers Creek Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad vertical lift railroad bridge across Chambers Creek, mile 0.01, near Steilacoom in Pierce County, WA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule, for the second time within the past year, to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-15177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0084, Audit Reports under the International Safety Management Code. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2017-15162
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee. The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on a wide range of matters regarding all facets of navigation safety related to the Lower Mississippi River.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-15128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0087, U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol (IIP) Customer Survey. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2017-15127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0093, Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Materials in BulkLetter of Intent and Operations Manual. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-New
Document Number: 2017-15116
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
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 for the following collection of information: 1625New, GOCOASTGUARD.COM Prospect Questionnaire, Chat Questionnaire and The Officer Program Application. 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.
Equivalency Determination for “Marine Charts,” “Charts,” or “Maps,” “Publications,” and Navigation Functions-Notice of Availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-16 Change 1
Document Number: 2017-15056
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard (USCG) is announcing, the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16 change 1. The NVIC provides that display of certain electronic charts and publications will meetas an equivalencythe ``marine charts,'' ``charts,'' ``maps,'' or ``publications'' carriage requirements and provides for an equivalency for position fixing and plotting. USCG intends, by this policy, to provide a path for U.S. flagged vessels to replace paper charts and most hard copy publications if so desired.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Connecticut River, East Haddam, CT
Document Number: 2017-15055
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Route 82 Bridge (East Haddam Swing Bridge) across the Connecticut River, mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Transportation submitted a request to reduce scheduled openings of the span for recreational vessels during the boating season and to allow the bridge owner to require six hours notice for bridge openings at night during the winter season. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while still continuing to satisfy the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Shrewsbury River, Sea Bright, New Jersey
Document Number: 2017-15054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Monmouth County Highway Bridge (alternatively referred to as the ``Sea Bright Bridge'' or the ``S-32 Bridge'') across the Shrewsbury River, mile 4.0 at Sea Bright, New Jersey. The bridge owner submitted a request to reduce scheduled openings of the span and include Fridays within the seasonal weekend operating schedule for the bridge. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-15046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking NMSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 24, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider NMSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Lower Mississippi Waterway Safety Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Lower Mississippi Waterway Safety Advisory Committee (LMRWSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking LMRWSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 2, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider LMRWSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Safety Zone; Lake Michigan, Calumet Harbor, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-14904
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on Lake Michigan in Calumet Harbor, in Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a lakebed rock removal operation involving explosives. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; 28th Annual Lake Erie Open Water Swim; Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2017-14902
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Lake Erie. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the 28th Annual Lake Erie Open Water Swim. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers from vessels operating in the area. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Safety Zone; BASS Master Fireworks Display; Saint Lawrence River, Ogden Island, Waddington, NY
Document Number: 2017-14844
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Saint Lawrence River, Ogden Island, Waddington, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Saint Lawrence River during the BASS Master Fireworks Display on July 22, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Inside Thorofare, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-14799
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge which carries US 40 and US 322 across the NJICW (Inside Thorofare), mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 7th Annual Atlantic City Triathlon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking TSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 2, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider TSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14771
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking NOSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 3, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider NOSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking MERPAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 8, 2017 to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider MERPAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking MEDMAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 9, 2015, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider MEDMAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking CTAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on August 2, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CTAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Safety Zone; Milwaukee Air and Water Show, Milwaukee Harbor; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2017-14762
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within Milwaukee Harbor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from certain portions of Milwaukee Harbor due to an air and water show. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the air and water show.
Safety Zone; Oswego Harborfest Water Ski Show; Oswego Harbor, Oswego, NY
Document Number: 2017-14741
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Oswego Harbor, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Oswego Harbor during the Oswego Harborfest Water Ski Show on July 29, 2017 and July 30, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with high speed craft and water skiers. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Safety Zone; St. Ignace Fireworks Displays, St. Ignace, MI
Document Number: 2017-14740
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie zone. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from certain portions of Lake Huron during firework displays in East Moran Bay. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the potential hazards associated with the fallout from the aerial displays.
Marine Safety Manual, Volume III, Parts B and C, Change-2
Document Number: 2017-14738
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Change-2 to the Marine Safety Manual (MSM), Volume III, Marine Industry Personnel, and the corresponding Commandant Change Notice that highlights the changes made to that manual. MSM Volume III provides information and interpretations on international conventions and U.S. statutory and regulatory issues relating to marine industry personnel. This Commandant Change Notice discusses the substantive changes to Parts B and C of MSM Volume III. All changes are underlined in the final version and each changed page is annotated with CH-2 in the footer. The date of each change since 1999 is shown in parentheses at the end of the subsection/paragraph titles within the text of each Part as well as at the end of each NOTE. Part A will be reviewed and revised as part of a separate initiative.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Miesfeld's Lakeshore Weekend Fireworks; Sheboygan WI
Document Number: 2017-14729
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Miesfeld's Lakeshore Weekend fireworks display on Lake Michigan and Sheboygan Harbor, Wisconsin in the vicinity of the south pier, from 9 p.m. through 10 p.m. on July 28, 2017. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated on-scene representative.
Safety Zone; Cleveland Parade of Lights Boat Parade; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2017-14697
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a moving safety zone for certain waters of the Cuyahoga River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH during the Cleveland Parade of Lights on July 22, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards created by 60 vessels transiting in the river with lights not normally used for marine traffic navigation lights. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Buffalo.
Safety Zone; Oswego County Paddlefest; Oswego River, Oswego, NY
Document Number: 2017-14691
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Oswego River, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Oswego River during the Oswego County Paddlefest on July 22, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a large scale paddle event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club Evening on the Bay Fireworks
Document Number: 2017-14688
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club Evening on the Bay Fireworks on the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay, WI from 8:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. on August 12, 2017. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated on- scene representative.
Special Local Regulation; Wheeling Dragon Boat Race, Ohio River Miles 90.4-91.5
Document Number: 2017-14684
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation during the Wheeling Dragon Boat Race on the Ohio River, from miles 90.4 to 91.5, for all navigable waters of the river. This regulation is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Wheeling Dragon Boat Race. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the regulated area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee working group will meet via teleconference to work on Task Statement 25, review of the draft Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, to complete the discussions from its April 4-5, and May 8, 2017 meetings. The teleconference will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Cleveland Triathlon Swim Event; Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2017-14679
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Lake Erie at North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH during the Cleveland Triathlon swim event on July 23, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the navigational hazards associated with the large scale swimming event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Buffalo.
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17; Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities
Document Number: 2017-14616
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of draft Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17; Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities, and requests public comment on the draft. This NVIC proposes to clarify the existing requirements under MTSA to incorporate analysis of computer and cyber risks and guidance for addressing those risks. This NVIC would provide guidance on incorporating cybersecurity risks into an effective Facility Security Assessment (FSA), as well as additional recommendations for policies and procedures that may reduce cyber risk to operators of maritime facilities. Operators may use this document as a benchmark to develop and implement measures and activities for effective self-governance of cyber risks.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tombigbee River, Near Jackson, Alabama
Document Number: 2017-14606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) Vertical Lift Span Bridge across Tombigbee River, mile 44.90, near Jackson, between Washington and Clarke Counties, Alabama. This rule proposes to move the current on-site bridge tender control station to a geographically remote centralized control point located in Decatur, Alabama.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Events; Annual Bayview Mackinac Race
Document Number: 2017-14605
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the annual Bayview Mackinac Race, from 10 a.m. to noon on July 22, 2017. This special local regulation is necessary to safely control vessel movements in the vicinity of the race and provide for the safety of the general boating public and commercial shipping. During this period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-14531
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a bridge based pyrotechnics display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Special Local Regulations; Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events in Sector Columbia River
Document Number: 2017-14512
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone for recurring marine events. During the recurring events, these regulated areas would be activated and would restrict vessels from portions of the waterway. These events were previously published as safety zones, temporary safety zones or individual regulated areas and have been revised and consolidated into a single as special local regulation in order to expedite public notification of events and ensure the protection of the maritime public from hazards associated with the annual events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-14493
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs two Multnomah County bridges: Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, both crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Portland Providence Bridge Pedal event. The deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2017-14489
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate heavy pedestrian crossing the bridge during the Lake Union 10K Run event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking CFSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on July 27, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CFSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-14458
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Oregon Brewers' Parade event. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Safety Zone; Red Bull Flugtag, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2017-14424
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Allegheny River 200 yards from the right descending bank, from mile marker (MM) 0.0 to MM 0.2. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and protection of property from potential hazards associated with the Red Bull Flugtag event. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Potomac River, Montgomery County, MD
Document Number: 2017-14395
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule establishes a security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to prevent waterside threats and incidents immediately before, during and after events held at the Trump National Golf Club at Potomac Falls, VA. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or designated representative. The regulation will enhance the safety and security of persons and property, while minimizing, to the extent possible, the impact on commerce and legitimate waterway use. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2017-14366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located in Cambridge, MD, during a power boat racing event on August 19, 2017, and August 20, 2017. This proposed rule would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Annual Event in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone-Brewerton Fireworks
Document Number: 2017-14307
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Brewerton Fireworks, Oneida Lake, Brewerton, NY. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Safety Zone; Lake Michigan, Whiting, Indiana
Document Number: 2017-14304
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan, near Whiting, Indiana. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a high speed competition involving personal water craft. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.