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Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2017-05-22-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2017-05-22
Sunshine Act Meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board
Document Number: 2017-10574
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: National Foundation of the Arts and the Humanities
This notice sets forth the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of the National Museum and Library Services Board. This notice also describes the function of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required under the Sunshine in Government Act.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-10552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators Rule; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2017-10541
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
On January 4, 2017, EPA published a final rule revising the regulation concerning the certification of applicators of restricted use pesticides (RUPs). The original effective date of March 6, 2017 was extended to March 21, 2017 by rule issued January 26, 2017, and subsequently extended to May 22, 2017 by rule issued March 20, 2017. In accordance with the Presidential directives as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' and the principles identified in the April 25, 2017 Executive Order ``Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America,'' EPA solicited public comments on May 15, 2017 about a possible further delay of the effective date of the January 4, 2017 revisions to the Certification of Pesticide Applicators rule until May 22, 2018. With this action, EPA is making an interim extension of the effective date until June 5, 2017 in order to consider and respond to public comments received in regard to the proposed May 22, 2018 extension.
Sunshine Act: Notice of Agency Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10524
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: National Credit Union Administration, Agencies and Commissions
System Safety Program
Document Number: 2017-10519
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule's requirements until March 21, 2017, and on March 20, 2017, FRA extended the stay to May 22, 2017. This document extends that stay until June 5, 2017.
Cook Inlet Planning Area Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 244
Document Number: 2017-10509
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in the Cook Inlet Planning Area Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 244 (Cook Inlet Sale 244), in accordance with provisions of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the implementing regulations issued thereto. The Cook Inlet Sale 244 Final Notice of Sale (NOS) package contains information essential to potential bidders.
Alaska Outer Continental Shelf, Cook Inlet Planning Area, Oil and Gas Lease Sale 244
Document Number: 2017-10506
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is announcing the availability of the Record of Decision for the Cook Inlet Planning Area, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 244 (Lease Sale 244). This Record of Decision identifies the Bureau's selected alternative for holding Lease Sale 244, which is analyzed in the Alaska OCS: Cook Inlet Planning Area Oil and Gas Lease Sale 244 in the Cook Inlet, Alaska; Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) (OCS/EIS EA BOEM 2016-069). The Record of Decision and associated information are available on BOEM's Web site at https://www.boem.gov/Sale-244/.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-10505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to exporters and producers of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2017-10504
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action temporarily delays until June 5, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled ``Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles,'' initially scheduled to become effective on February 13, 2017.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Texas; El Paso Carbon Monoxide Limited Maintenance Plan
Document Number: 2017-10486
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a direct final rule published on March 21, 2017 because a relevant adverse comment was received. The rule pertained to EPA approval of the required second carbon monoxide (CO) maintenance plan for the El Paso, Texas CO maintenance area as a revision to the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). In a separate subsequent final rulemaking EPA will address the comment received.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Volatile Organic Compounds Rule Revision and Stage II Vapor Recovery
Document Number: 2017-10485
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing a direct final rule published on March 23, 2017 because relevant adverse comments were received. The rule pertained to EPA approval of Louisiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and changing the Stage II gasoline vapor recovery rule. In a separate subsequent final rulemaking EPA will address the comments received.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10482
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-10481
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2017-10474
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is delaying the effective date of the Agency's final rule that amends existing standards for examination of working places in metal and nonmetal mines. The effective date of that rule is extended to October 2, 2017. This extension offers additional time for MSHA to provide stakeholders training and compliance assistance.
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2017-10473
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2017-10468
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Applications for New Awards; Veterans Upward Bound Program
Document Number: 2017-10461
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Department is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Veterans Upward Bound Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.047V. Dates: Applications Available: May 22, 2017. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 21, 2017. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 21, 2017.
Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-National Center for the Development and Dissemination of Digital Open Educational Tools and Resources Supported by Evidence To Enhance Personnel Preparation and Professional Development for Educators of Students With Disabilities
Document Number: 2017-10450
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesNational Center for the Development and Dissemination of Digital Open Educational Tools and Resources Supported by Evidence to Enhance Personnel Preparation and Professional Development for Educators of Students with Disabilities, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.325E.
Division of Behavioral Health; National Urban Indian Behavioral Health Awareness
Document Number: 2017-10449
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Document Number: 2017-10430
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a director's decision with regard to a petition dated July 14, 2016, filed by Mr. David Lochbaum on behalf of the Union of Concerned Scientists (the petitioner), requesting that the NRC take action against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E, the licensee) with regard to Diablo Canyon Power Plant, Units 1 and 2 (DCPP). The petitioner's requests and director's decision are included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Scorpion Pier Replacement, Channel Islands National Park, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California
Document Number: 2017-10426
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Replacement of the Scorpion Pier on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park. The Final EIS identifies and analyzes the potential consequences of three alternatives: The No Action Alternative; Alternative 1, which would replace the existing pier in the current location and make extensive road improvements; and Alternative 2, which would construct a new replacement pier south of the existing location and make minor road improvements. It also proposes mitigation measures to minimize the adverse impacts from construction or operation of the alternatives where such impacts may occur.
Request for Public Comment 30 Day Proposed Information Collection: Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Health Service Unit Community Health Assessment
Document Number: 2017-10425
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the new information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-XXXX, titled, ``Mashpee Wampanoag Community Health Assessment.'' This proposed information collection project was recently published in the Federal Register (82 FR 11361) on February 22, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by law. The IHS received no comments regarding this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001-0293).
Office of Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement; Announcement Type: New-Limited Competition
Document Number: 2017-10424
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-National Center for Improving Teacher and Leader Performance To Better Serve Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2017-10423
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesNational Center for Improving Teacher and Leader Performance to Better Serve Children with Disabilities, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.325A.
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.
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Expedited Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-10421
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an expedited review of the countervailing duty order on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) with respect to Jiangsu Tiangong Tools Company Limited (Tiangong Tools).
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval and Merger of Collections: Statutory Licensing Authority
Document Number: 2017-10420
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the information collections required from those seeking licensing authority under 49 U.S.C. 10901-03 and consolidation authority under sections 11323-26. The Board is also seeking approval to merge into this collection (OMB Control Number: 2140-0023) the collection of information about interchange commitments (OMB Control Number: 2140-0016). The Board previously published a notice about this collection on January 26, 2017 in the Federal Register. That notice allowed for a 60- day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Notice of Partner Vetting System Pilot Program Meeting on May 31, 2017
Document Number: 2017-10418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of State
Notice is hereby given of a meeting on completion of the congressionally mandated Partner Vetting System (PVS) pilot program.
Incidental Take Permit Application Received To Participate in American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan in Oklahoma
Document Number: 2017-10417
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Under the Endangered Species Act, as amended (Act), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on federally listed American burying beetle incidental take permit applications. The applicants anticipate American burying beetle take as a result of impacts to habitat the species uses for breeding, feeding, and sheltering in Oklahoma. The take would be incidental to the applicants' activities associated with oil and gas well field and pipeline infrastructure (gathering, transmission, and distribution), including geophysical exploration (seismic), construction, maintenance, operation, repair, decommissioning, and reclamation. If approved, the permit would be issued under the approved American Burying Beetle Amended Oil and Gas Industry Conservation Plan (ICP) Endangered Species Act Section 10(a)(1)(B) Permit Issuance in Oklahoma.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Virginia Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10415
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Virginia Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, June 1, 2017. The purpose of the meeting is to plan the review of its civil rights project on hate crimes in Virginia.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Vermont Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10414
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Vermont Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Community College of Vermont, 660 Elm St., Montpelier, 05602. The purpose of the meeting is for planning future projects and to review and vote on a draft housing report.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Delaware Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10413
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Delaware State Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call, on Monday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. (EDT). The purpose of the meeting is to make preparations for a briefing meeting on Policing and Implicit Bias in Delaware.
Notice of Public Meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-10412
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Commission on Civil Rights
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the District of Columbia Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the offices of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20425. The purpose of the planning meeting is to discuss and select the topic for the committee's civil rights project.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-10411
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-10410
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2017-10405
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2016 judging process; and the 2017 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2017-10404
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) and the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet together in open session on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board of Overseers, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, reports the results of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) activities to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) each year, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. The Judges Panel, also appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, ensures the integrity of the Award selection process and recommends Award recipients to the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program Update, Baldrige Foundation Fundraising Update, Baldrige Judges Panel Update, Ethics Review, Applicants and Eligibility, and New Business/Public Comment.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2017-10401
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting and Agenda
Document Number: 2017-10400
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-10399
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Grantee Quarterly Progress Report.
Standard on Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-10398
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Standard on Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-10397
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-10396
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-10395
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection Requests Submitted for Public Comment
Document Number: 2017-10394
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
The Department of Labor (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the information collection requests (ICRs) contained in the documents described below. A copy of the ICRs may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. ICRs also are available at reginfo.gov (http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain).
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.