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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Champlain, North Hero Island, VT
Document Number: 2017-10899
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US2 Bridge across Lake Champlain, mile 91.8, between North Hero and South Hero Island, Vermont. This deviation is necessary to extend the operating life of the drawbridge until a replacement bridge is constructed. This deviation allows the bridge to open only on the hour during the day for the 2017 boating season.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neponset River, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2017-10856
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Granite Avenue Bridge across Neponset River, mile 2.5, at Boston, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate the McKeon Post Scholarship Road Race and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Charles River, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2017-10855
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Craigie) Bridge across the Charles River, mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate an annual fireworks display and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA
Document Number: 2017-10854
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-26
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 Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone-Bay Swim X
Document Number: 2017-10706
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
At various times throughout the month of June, the Coast Guard will enforce certain safety zones located in the Code of Federal Regulations. This notice of enforcement includes the Bay Swim X event. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Haystack Landing, CA
Document Number: 2017-10705
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (Haystack Landing) railroad bridge across Petaluma River, mile 12.4 at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform necessary bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2017-10701
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis, MO. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks display on and over the navigable waterway. During the period of enforcement, entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or other designated representative.
Special Local Regulation, Temporary Anchorages and Safety Zones: Sail Boston 2017; Port of Boston, MA
Document Number: 2017-10336
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adopting a temporary special local regulation, multiple safety zones, and temporary spectator anchorages before, during, and after Sail Boston 2017 in the Port of Boston, Massachusetts, to be held between June 16, 2017 and June 22, 2017. These regulations are necessary to promote the safe navigation of vessels and the safety of life and property during this event.
Safety Zone; Lower Niagara River at Niagara Falls, New York
Document Number: 2017-10469
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo on the Lower Niagara River, Niagara Falls, NY. This rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Lower Niagara River considered not navigable as listed in the United States Coast Pilot Book 6Great Lakes: Lake Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior and St. Lawrence River and more specifically as described below. The safety zone to be established by this rule is necessary to protect the public and vessels from the hazards associated with the heavy rapids in the narrow waterway of the Lower Niagara River.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2017-10422
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in a Girl Scouts Ceremony event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; United Illuminating Company Housatonic River Crossing Project; Housatonic River; Milford and Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2017-10389
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Housatonic River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Milford and Stratford, CT, during the United Illuminating Company Housatonic River Crossing. This regulation prohibits vessels or people from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound or a designated representative. The safety zone will only be enforced during cable pulling operations or other instances which may create a hazard to navigation.
Safety Zones; Fireworks and Swim Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2017-10388
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with fireworks displays and swim events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Annually Recurring Events in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-10387
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending a special local regulation to change the method of providing notice to the public when enforcing the safety zone associated with the biennial Newport/Bermuda Race. The Coast Guard is also establishing permanent safety zones in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for two recurring marine events. When the special local regulation or safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, vessels and people will be restricted from portions of water areas that may pose a hazard to public safety. The revised special local regulation and safety zones will expedite public notification of the applicable marine events, and help protect the maritime public and event participants from hazards associated with these recurring marine events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2017-10335
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the University Bridge, mile 4.3, and the Montlake Bridge, mile 5.2, both crossing Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``Beat the Bridge'' 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.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, Texas
Document Number: 2017-10213
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high speed boat race competition. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur.
Special Local Regulation; Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2017-10212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of Commencement Bay for the 2017 World Water Ski Racing Championships. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators from the hazards associated with race events and to ensure public safety during the duration of the events on Commencement Bay near Tacoma, WA, during the 2017 World Water Ski Racing Championships on July 29, 31, and August 2, 2017. 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 the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix; Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL
Document Number: 2017-10148
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean offshore from Cocoa Beach, FL during the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, a series of high-speed boat races. 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) Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Tennessee River 323.0-325.0, Huntsville, AL
Document Number: 2017-10000
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 323.0 and ending at mile marker 325.0 beginning at noon on May 15, 2017 through noon on May 22, 2017. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with a cargo transfer operation taking place at the Redstone Arsenal. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2017-09973
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 50 (Harry Kelly) Bridge across the Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2017 Ocean City Air Show. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2017-09970
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Rock and Roll Marathon event. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-09965
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Starlight Parade and Rose Parade events. This deviation allows the upper span of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe passage of participates and mass transit vehicles across the bridge.
Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA
Document Number: 2017-09884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding an additional 90 days to the comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking for ``Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA'' published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2017. We are changing the comment period to allow the public more time to comment on this proposed rule published in February. You now have through August 9, 2017, to submit comments.
Special Local Regulation, Stuart, FL
Document Number: 2017-09883
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the Indian River located northeast of Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, Florida during the Stuart Sailfish Regatta, a series of high-speed boat races. This special local regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the regulated area while high-speed boats are operating.
Safety Zone; Tall Ships Charleston, Cooper River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-09863
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of participant vessels and the general public during Tall Ships Charleston, an event allowing for public tours of tall ships (large sailing vessels) from various countries while at the docks of Veterans Terminal on the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. This rule is intended to prohibit persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Recurring Marine Events, Sector Key West, Florida.
Document Number: 2017-09779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish moving safety zones for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for five annually recurring marine events. This action 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 these events. When these safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would prohibit persons and vessels, other than 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 rule.
Security Zone; Delaware River, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2017-09763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River, and Schuylkill River, for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIP) who arrive and depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. This rule is necessary to expedite the establishment and enforcement of the security zones when short notice is received by the Coast Guard for VIP(s) traveling to the Philadelphia area. This rule will ensure safety and security for the visiting VIP. The permanent security zone will be enforced only during times of VIP transit and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. Only vessels or people specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or designated representative may enter or remain in the regulated area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-09724
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burnside Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.4, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade event. The deviation allows the bridge 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: 2017-09723
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Emerald City Bike Ride event. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NY
Document Number: 2017-09722
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Beach Lane Bridge across the Quantuck Canal, mile 1.1 at Westhampton Beach, New York. This action is necessary to complete rehabilitation of the bascule leaves of the drawbridge. The deviation will allow the bridge to open only one bascule span at a time in order to provide passage for vessels requiring an opening.
Safety Zone; Missouri River Miles 616-617, Council Bluffs, IA, and Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2017-09693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the Missouri River between miles 616 and 617. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE during high speed boat races on July 7, 8, and 9, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Main Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-09633
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
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.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2017-09604
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Upper Mississippi River from mile 179.2 to mile 180. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during a fireworks display on and over the navigable waterway. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL
Document Number: 2017-09598
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. This modified 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 modified deviation allows the bridge to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays and Sundays.
Safety Zone; Thunder on the Outer Harbor; Buffalo Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2017-09563
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Buffalo Outer Harbor during the Thunder on the Outer Harbor boat races. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Tuskegee Airmen River Days Air Show, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2017-09554
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Detroit River in the vicinity of Detroit, MI. This zone is intended to restrict and control movement of vessels in a portion of the Detroit River. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Tuskegee Airmen River Days Air Show.
Safety Zone; Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival, Buffalo River, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2017-09483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Buffalo River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Buffalo River Works, Buffalo, NY, during the Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival on June 17, 2017, which includes boat races. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from passing through the safety zone during race heats unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Hurricanes and Other Disasters in South Florida
Document Number: 2017-09476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone within the Sector Miami Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons and vessels in the event of reduced or restricted visibility due to hurricanes and other disasters. This action is intended to restrict port operations in the event of hurricanes and other disasters. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-09444
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone within the Chicago Harbor on June 27, 2017. This action is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of vessels that transit this regulated area with the approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Security Zone; Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
Document Number: 2017-09408
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the security zone for the Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, from 8 a.m. on June 7, 2017 through noon on June 12, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the security of vessels participating in the 2017 Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River during the event. Our regulation for the Security Zone Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River identifies the regulated area. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zone without permission from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations; Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events in Sector Columbia River
Document Number: 2017-09368
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Stampede TLP, Green Canyon 468, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2017-09239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone around the Stampede Tension Leg Platform facility located in Green Canyon Block 468 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the facility from all vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing services to or working with the facility. Placing a safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, oil spills, releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2017-09235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend and update its annual and recurring safety zones that take place in the Sector Upper Mississippi River Captain of the Port Zone (COTP Zone). This proposed rulemaking informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing of a safety zone. This proposed rulemaking also proposes to update the current list of recurring safety zones with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the COTP Zone. Additionally, this proposed rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing separate proposed rules for each individual recurring safety zone and serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mill River, New Haven, CT
Document Number: 2017-09212
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-08
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 as well as a four day closure of the draw to all vessel traffic.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review
Document Number: 2017-09177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding an additional 30 days to the comment period on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for ``Great Lakes Pilotage Rates2017 Annual Review'' published in the Federal Register on April 5, 2017. We are extending the comment period to allow the public more time to comment on the proposed rulemaking. The comment period is now open through June 5, 2017.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-09162
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race scheduled to take place on Hambrooks Bay and Choptank River, Cambridge, MD, during May 13-14, 2017. This date 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 of this annual power boat race. During the enforcement period, the Coast Guard patrol commander or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Newburg, MD
Document Number: 2017-09160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in Charles County near Newburg, MD, on June 17, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Harlem River, New York, NY
Document Number: 2017-09159
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the 125th Street (Triborough) Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 1.3, at New York, NY. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may remain in the closed-to- navigation position and is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation of the mechanical and electrical components of the bridge.
Anchorage Ground; Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2017-09036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its anchorage regulations to establish a new offshore anchorage area approximately 7 nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. Currently, there is not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean- going vessels arriving at the Port of Jacksonville. Establishing an adequate and dedicated offshore anchorage will alleviate hazardous conditions with vessels anchoring in the common approaches to the St. Johns River. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation for all vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-08827
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
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 across the NJICW (Inside Thorofare), mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2017 Atlantic City IRONMAN Triathlon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
Security Zone; Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2017-08819
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters of the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA. This temporary security zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Schuylkill River during the 2017 National Football League (NFL) Draft from April 27 through April 29, 2017. During the enforcement period, no unauthorized vessels or people will be permitted to enter or move within the security zone without permission from the Captain of the Port or designated representative. This security zone is necessary to provide security on navigable waters near the event.