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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY & Elizabeth, NJ
Document Number: 2017-08316
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Arthur Kill (AK) Railroad Bridge across the Arthur Kill, mile 11.6, at Staten Island, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate structural inspections.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL
Document Number: 2017-08260
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. This deviation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of the roadways while passengers are transiting to and from Cruise Terminal 10, which is used by Norwegian Cruise Line at Port Canaveral. Since the arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Epic to the Port of Canaveral, massive traffic back-ups have been caused by the drawbridge openings. This deviation allows the bridge to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Indian Creek, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2017-08257
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the West 79th Street Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1084.6, Miami, FL and the operating schedule that governs the East 79th Street Bridge across Miami Beach Channel, Miami, FL. This action will place the East and West 79th Street Bridges across Miami Beach Channel and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami, FL on a twice an hour opening schedule between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic caused by these bridges opening on demand.
Safety Zone; Chapel Street Over Mill River Bridge Rehabilitation-New Haven, CT
Document Number: 2017-08219
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Mill River in New Haven, CT around the Chapel Street Bridge. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Mohawk Northeast, Inc. Chapel Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project. When enforced, this regulation prohibits entry of vessels or people into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound.
Special Local Regulation; Hebda Cup Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2017-08214
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event. This regulation requires vessels to maintain a minimum speed for safe navigation and maneuvering.
Special Local Regulation; Bush River, Harford County, MD
Document Number: 2017-08204
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the Bush River, including Otter Point Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located near Flying Point Park in Harford County, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on May 6, 2017, and May 7, 2017. This rulemaking would prohibit 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ashley River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-08142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Ashley River Bridges across the Ashley River, miles 2.4 and 2.5 at Charleston, SC. This proposed rule would require a bridge tender to be present during the daytime hours only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for on signal openings. All other times would require 12 hours advance notification. This modification would provide some relief to vehicle traffic congestion and would have little to no effect on navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Banana River, Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Document Number: 2017-08141
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Inconsistent bridge openings for vessels passing through the bridge have been causing vehicle traffic backups on the roads in and around the vicinity of the bridge. This action is necessary to help reduce vehicle traffic congestion in this area. The proposed rulemaking would only allow the bridge to open for vessels at specific periods.
Great Lakes-Regulated Navigation Areas and Safety Zones
Document Number: 2017-08132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its Great Lakes Regulated Navigation Areas to include one additional regulated navigation area in Green Bay, Wisconsin and safety zones in the Lake Erie Islands and Saginaw Bay, MI. These zones will apply during the winter months and are necessary to protect waterway users, vessels, and mariners from hazards associated with winter conditions and navigation.
Safety Zone; Navy UNDET, Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, GU
Document Number: 2017-08125
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for underwater detonation operations in the waters of Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, Guam. This rule is effective from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 27th through April 28th, 2017. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone regulation is necessary to protect all persons and vessels that would otherwise transit or be within the affected areas from possible safety hazards associated with underwater detonation operations. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam.
Special Local Regulations; Conch Republic Navy Parade and Battle, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2017-08036
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the Conch Republic Navy Parade and Battle in Key West, Florida, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on April 28, 2017. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Key West Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period no person or vessel may enter into, 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 Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch
Document Number: 2017-07982
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on the Sheboygan Harbor, near the Sheboygan South Pier in Sheboygan, WI for the Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch on May 13, 2017. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the rocket launch. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Tred Avon River, Between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MD
Document Number: 2017-07957
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MD, during a swim event on June 10, 2017. This rulemaking will 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Louis River (Duluth-Superior Harbor), Between the Towns of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI
Document Number: 2017-07907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify 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 proposed rule would affect 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 proposed rule would also align river mile numbers with the United States Coast Pilot and delete bridges from the regulations that have been removed from the waterway and make the regulation easier to read and less confusing to the mariner.
Safety Zone; Unexploded Ordnance Detonation; Naval Base Kitsap, Elwood Point; Bremerton, WA
Document Number: 2017-07883
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 500-yard temporary safety zone on in vicinity of Naval Base Kitsap, Elwood Point; Bremerton, WA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the unexploded ordnance detonation being conducted by the U.S. Navy. The safety zone will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a Designated Representative.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River MM 598-602.7, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2017-07882
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Ohio River miles 598-602.7. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Louisville, KY, during the Thunder over Louisville Air Show and Fireworks Display. This regulation prohibits vessels from anchoring within the navigation channel and along the left descending bank of the Ohio River from mile 598 to 602.7 as well as establishes a buffer area restricting transit to slowest safe speed creating minimum wake from mile 598 to 602.7.
Special Local Regulation; Lake Ferguson; Greenville, MS
Document Number: 2017-07834
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation controlling movement of vessels for certain waters of Lake Ferguson, Greenville, MS. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a paddling event on April 22, 2017. This regulation prohibits entry by all vessels, mariners, and persons into the event area, an approximate 300-yard stretch of Lake Ferguson extending approximately 150-yards west from the Greenville boat launch. All vessels transiting Lake Ferguson west-northwest of the regulated area will be limited to slowest speed for safe navigation to minimize wake unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Memphis or an on-scene representative.
Safety Zone; 2017 Key West Paddle Classic, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2017-07822
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone on the waters surrounding Key West, Florida, during the 2017 Key West Paddle Classic, a paddle board race event. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Key West or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2017-07765
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I695 Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD. This modified deviation is necessary to remove, repair and replace the inner and outer loop locking bar and couplings. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2017-07721
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad City Heart Walk to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for two and one half hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mill River, New Haven, CT
Document Number: 2017-07668
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Chapel Street Bridge across the Mill River, mile 0.4 at New Haven, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to complete mortar and fender repairs as well as structural steel work. This deviation allows the bridge to open for the passage of vessels upon 2 hours of advance notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague Island, VA
Document Number: 2017-07599
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 175 Bridge across the Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 3.9), at Chincoteague Island, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Ohio River Miles 803.5 to 804.5, Henderson, KY
Document Number: 2017-07518
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, surface to bottom, extending from miles 803.5 to 804.5. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Henderson, KY, during the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club Tri-Fest fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Red Bull Air Race-San Diego 2017; San Diego Bay, CA
Document Number: 2017-07517
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing special local regulations for the Red Bull Air RaceSan Diego 2017 event held on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, California. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action will restrict vessel traffic in specific waters of San Diego Bay from April 14, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., from April 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and from April 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Monongahela 4th of July Celebration, Monongahela River Miles 32.0 to 33.0, Monongahela, PA
Document Number: 2017-07516
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the Monongahela Area Chamber of Commerce's Monongahela 4th of July Celebration on the Monongahela River, from mile marker (MM) 32.0 to MM 33.0, extending the entire width of the river. The zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Celebration's land-based firework display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone 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 Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-07514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to update the special local regulations and permanent safety zones in Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone for annual recurring marine events. When enforced, these proposed special local regulations and safety zones would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events. The proposed special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain maritime events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Coos Bay, North Bend, OR
Document Number: 2017-07513
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated area during the inbound and outbound transit of the tall ships participating in the Festival of Sail to be held on the waters of Coos Bay. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators from the hazards associated with the limited maneuverability of tall ships and to ensure public safety during their transit. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Document Number: 2017-07383
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Route 23 Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to facilitate movement of vehicular traffic for the 2017 New Orleans Air Show to be held at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base at Belle Chasse, Louisiana. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for several hours on two afternoons to accommodate the additional volume of vehicular traffic following the event.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2017-07376
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during a paddling event on April 29, 2017. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ
Document Number: 2017-07287
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. This deviation will test the remote operation capability of the drawbridge to determine whether the bridge can be safely operated from a remote location. This deviation will allow the bridge to be remotely operated from the Conrail South Jersey dispatch center in Mount Laurel, NJ, instead of being operated by an on-site bridge tender.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Fiscal Year 2016
Document Number: 2017-07265
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2016, as of September 30, 2016. In 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made $5 million per year available for the payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended, and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. In 2015, the law was amended again which resulted in the consolidation of the $5.5 million and the two percent amount made available under 46 U.S.C. Chapter 131, Section 13107(2). For Fiscal Year 2016 the amount allocated to the Coast Guard under Public Law 114-94, Section 10001(2) was $7.7 million.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-07215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittee will hold meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.
Safety Zone; Columbia River, Sand Island, WA
Document Number: C1-2017-04196
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2017-07115
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad City Marathon to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for ninety minutes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA
Document Number: 2017-06993
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Henry Ford Avenue railroad bridge across Cerritos Channel, mile 4.8 at Long Beach, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace the operating machinery of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Displays Within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-06942
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish five new fireworks display safety zones at various locations in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port zone. In addition to adding new fireworks display safety zones, this proposed rulemaking would consolidate existing safety zones into one regulation and eliminate one safety zone listed in two regulations. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Yellow Mill Channel, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2017-06818
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stratford Avenue Bridge across Yellow Mill Channel, mile 0.3 at Bridgeport, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to complete electrical repairs, install new rebar and concrete, repair/replace structural steel, and retrofit navigation lighting. This deviation allows the bridge to remain fully closed for two weeks followed by a two-week period during which the bridge will open for vessels upon 72 hours of advance notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Beach Bridge, Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY
Document Number: 2017-06817
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Atlantic Beach Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile 0.4 at Lawrence, New York. This action is necessary to recoat the superstructure and reconstruct the double-leaf bascule spans in three sequential two month stages within six months. The deviation will allow the bridge to open only one bascule span at a time in order to provide passage for vessels that require an opening.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-06728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulations established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. This proposed rule would revise the listing of events that informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, other organized water events, and fireworks displays that require additional safety measures provided by regulations. Through this rulemaking, the list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations or safety zones would be updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District. When these regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. This rulemaking project promotes efficiency by eliminating the need to produce a separate rule for each individual recurring event, and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation or safety zone throughout the year. This proposed rule would also remove regulations that are no longer effective or required. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Port Access Route Study: The Atlantic Coast From Maine to Florida
Document Number: 2017-06738
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document on March 14, 2016, that announced the availability of the final report issued by the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) workgroup. In addition, the Coast Guard requested comments concerning the final report. After a review of the comments received, the Coast Guard has determined that it is not necessary to revise the final report, and therefore considers it to be complete as published.
Recreational Boat Flotation Standards-Update of Outboard Engine Weight Test Requirements
Document Number: 2017-06733
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing this interim rule to update the table of outboard engine weights used in calculating safe loading capacities and required amounts of flotation material. The engine weight table was last updated in 1984, and the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 requires that we update the table to reflect a specific standard.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-06696
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the National Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks display taking place over the Washington Channel, Washington, DC, on April 15, 2017. The safety zone will include all waters within a 100 yard radius of the fireworks barge in approximate position latitude 38[deg]52'43.67'' N., longitude 077[deg]01'28.39'' W. This date and location is a change to those listed for the annually scheduled event, as indicated in U.S. Coast Guard regulations, because the event sponsor changed the scheduled date and location of this annual fireworks display. During the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review
Document Number: 2017-06662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify its calculations for hourly pilotage rates on the Great Lakes by accounting for the ``weighting factor,'' which is a multiplier that can increase the pilotage costs for larger vessels traversing areas in the Great Lakes by a factor of up to 1.45. While the weighting factor has existed for decades, it has never been included in any of the previous ratemaking calculations. We propose to add steps to our rate-setting methodology to adjust hourly rates downwards by an amount equal to the average weighting factor, so that when the weighting factor is applied, the cost to the shippers and the corresponding revenue generated for the pilot associations will adjust to what was originally intended. We note that until a final rule is produced, the 2016 rates will stay in effect, even if a final rule is not published by the start of the 2017 season.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06656
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Norfolk, Virginia, to review and discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. All meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Displays, Sector Key West, Florida
Document Number: 2017-06595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish safety zones for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This action would establish safety zones around firework platforms, structures, or barges during the storage, preparation, and launching of fireworks. The proposed rule is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the fireworks displays. This proposed rule would allow the Coast Guard to restrict persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the COTP Key West or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-06529
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, SC, during the Charleston Race Week from April 20, 2017, through April 23, 2017. Charleston Race Week is a series of sail boat races in the Charleston Harbor. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Start of the Chicago to Mackinac Race
Document Number: 2017-06496
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Start of the Chicago to Mackinac Race on a portion of Lake Michigan on July 15, 2017. This action is intended to ensure the safety of life on the navigable waterway immediately before, during, and after this event. During the enforcement period listed below, no vessel may transit this safety zone without approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Kilauea Lava Flow Ocean Entry on Southeast Side of Island of Hawaii, HI
Document Number: 2017-06474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the entry of lava from Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around all entry points of lava flow into the ocean. The entry points of the lava vary, and the safety zone will vary accordingly. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential hazards associated with molten lava entering the ocean resulting in explosions of large chunks of hot rock and debris upon impact, collapses of the sea cliff into the ocean, hot lava arching out and falling into the ocean, and the release of toxic gases. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or his designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Kilauea Lava Flow Ocean Entry on Southeast Side of Island of Hawaii, HI
Document Number: 2017-06473
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the entry of lava from Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around all entry points of lava flow into the ocean. The entry points of the lava vary, and the safety zone will vary accordingly. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential hazards associated with molten lava entering the ocean resulting in explosions of large chunks of hot rock and debris upon impact, collapses of the sea cliff into the ocean, hot lava arching out and falling into the ocean, and the release of toxic gases. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2017-06472
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Brooks Trailhead 10K & 15K foot race event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.