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Special Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2021-07814
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on May 7, 8, and 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day to provide for the safety of life on certain navigable waters during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. During the enforcement period, all non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with instructions from the Coast Guard or designated representative.
Safety Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-07753
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of the USS BONHOMME RICHARD while being towed through San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the dead ship tow of the USS BONHOMME RICHARD as it is transiting from Pier 2 Naval Base San Diego to the San Diego Bay Channel Entrance. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; River Rouge, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2021-07649
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the National Steel Corporation Railroad Bridge, mile 0.40, the Delray Connecting Railroad Bridge, mile 0.34, and the Delray Connecting Railroad Bridge, mile 0.80, over the River Rouge. Delray Connecting Railroad Company, the owner and operator of these three bridges, has requested to stop continual drawtender service and to operate the two bridges only while trains are crossing the bridge, leaving them in the open position at all other times, while the third bridge would open upon signal if a 4-hour advance notice is received.
Regulated Navigation Area; Biscayne Bay Causeway Island Slip, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2021-07606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Regulated Navigation Area over certain navigable waters of the Biscayne Bay Causeway Island Slip, immediately west of the Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and federal property on this navigable water. This proposed rulemaking would require all persons and vessels to transit the Regulated Navigation Area at a speed that creates minimum wake, seven miles per hour or less, to safeguard damage to Coast Guard assets, disrupting operations, and/or injuring Coast Guard personnel. Additionally, this proposed rulemaking would prohibit vessels from passing other vessels making way within the regulated area. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone: Electric Boat Shipyard, Groton, CT
Document Number: 2021-07651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify the security zone boundaries surrounding the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut. The proposed amendment to the Security Zone is due to the expanding operations at Electric Boat Shipyard. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Mystic Sharkfest Swim, Mystic River, Mystic, CT
Document Number: 2021-07650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to issue special local regulations for an annual Mystic Sharkfest Swim event on the Mystic River. This proposed rule is intended to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this marine event. When enforced, these special local regulations would restrict vessels from transiting the regulated area during this annually recurring events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight
Document Number: 2021-07469
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking additional information related to the notice of study that was published on June 29, 2020, regarding the Northern New York Bight Port Access Route Study (NNYBPARS). Following a review of the comments and materials received, we identified several areas of additional inquiry related to the study. We invite your comments and responses to the proposed questions and information requests.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0018
Document Number: 2021-07440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0018, Official Logbook; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2021-07439
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising an existing, moving security zone for the Port of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The revision expands the existing moving security zone to a 200-yard radius around all cruise ships entering, departing, or anchored in the Port of San Juan. While the cruise ships are moored at the Port of San Juan, the security zone remains a 50-yard radius around the cruise ships. This action continues to prohibit persons and vessels from entering, anchoring, mooring or transiting in the security zone, unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of San Juan or a designated representative. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of the Port of San Juan.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Fox River, Oshkosh, WI
Document Number: 2021-07437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to authorize the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 55.72, across the Fox River to operate remotely. The request was made by the bridge owner. This proposed rule will re- establish remote operations of the bridge and will not change the operating schedule of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Okeechobee Waterway, Indiantown, FL
Document Number: 2021-07434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Seaboard System Railroad Bridge, across the Okeechobee Waterway, mile 28.2, at Indiantown, Florida. This proposed change would allow the swing bridge to be remotely operated, change the start and end times for advance notification for an opening during the overnight hours and update the name of the bridge. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding the proposed changes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2021-07430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the 63rd Street Bridge, across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, Florida. A request was made to place the drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to alleviate vehicle congestion due to on-demand bridge openings. This proposed change would place the bridge on an operating schedule during the weekend at specified times. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding this proposed change.
Safety Zone; Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, USVI
Document Number: 2021-07300
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone for certain waters of the Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands when liquefied gas carriers are in transit to, moored, or are departing from the Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) dock. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the WAPA dock. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of the Port of San Juan.
Safety Zone; Southwest Shelter Island Channel Entrance Closure, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-07297
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone covering the channel closure for the Southwest Shelter Island Channel Entrance. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) Sensitive Site Strategy Evaluation Program (SSSEP) boom deployment exercise. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector San Diego.
Anchorage Regulations; Special Anchorages Areas Within the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-06487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the notes for its First Coast Guard District special anchorage area regulations and to remove language from the text of four of these regulations because those provisions are inconsistent with simply designating the location of a special anchorage area. These existing notes and regulatory text provisions, which contain obsolete and duplicative language, would be replaced with a note in a new section we are adding that would apply to all special anchorage area regulations in the First Coast Guard District. The note would advise interested persons that state and local regulations may apply and that they should contact other authorities, such as the local harbormaster, to ensure compliance with any such applicable regulations. These changes are primarily editorial in nature and are intended to clarify and update First Coast Guard District special anchorage area regulations. This proposed rule would not create, remove, or change any previously established special anchorage areas in the First Coast Guard District.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the USNS HARVEY MILK and USNS EARL WARREN
Document Number: 2021-07038
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Eleventh Coast Guard District's Prevention Division has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the USNS HARVEY MILK (O.N. CG1473700) and USNS EARL WARREN (O.N. CG1473701). We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the design and operation of the ship's whistles, USNS HARVEY MILK and USNS EARL WARREN cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the design and construction of each vessel. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: 2021-06398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River, extending the entire width of the river, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high-speed boat race competition in Orange, TX. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Consolidation of Redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations-Decision; Correction
Document Number: 2021-06876
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register on March 30, 2021, concerning a notice of a decision on a consolidation of Coast Guard boat stations. The document contained an incorrect docket number.
Security Zone; Christina River, Newport, DE
Document Number: 2021-06637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a security zone for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIPs) as they transit by vehicle on the route 141 bridge over the Christina River near Newport, Delaware. The security zone will be enforced intermittently and only during times of a protected VIP transit over the bridge and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering or remaining within the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Vieques Unexploded Ordnance Operations, East Vieques; Vieques, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2021-06750
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing permanent safety zones for certain waters of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico due to unexploded ordnances. This rulemaking will prohibit mariners from anchoring, dredging, or trawling in the designated areas. It will also prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zones during clearance operations, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2021-06728
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for navigable waters surrounding the Port of Cleveland, First Energy Stadium, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Voinovich Bicentennial Park from east of the Cuyahoga River entrance to west of the Voinovich Bicentennial Park and outward from shore, including inlets, to the navigation channel as marked by navigation buoys, but not including the channel. The security zone is needed to protect the public, participants, and spectators of the 2021 NFL Draft from terrorist and similar criminal acts, accidents, or other incidents detrimental to public safety. Entry of persons, vessels or objects into this zone when under enforcement is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or her representative.
Anchorage Ground; Approaches to New York, Ambrose, Long Beach, NY
Document Number: 2021-06521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
We are requesting public comments regarding the potential establishment of an anchorage ground in an area referred to by mariners as the ``Ambrose anchorage,'' which is an offshore area that has been used by ships awaiting inshore anchorages or berths. The area is located in the approaches to New York, approximately 3 nautical miles south of Long Beach, New York, and just north of the Nantucket to Ambrose Traffic Lane. The Coast Guard is considering formally establishing an anchorage ground at this location, possibly with regulations governing its use, if doing so will improve navigation safety and enhance safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce. We are seeking your comments on the benefits and impacts of establishing a regulated anchorage ground, and if so, what types of requirements we should consider for the Coast Guard oversight of the anchorage ground.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mobile River, Hurricane, AL
Document Number: 2021-06483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating requirements for the CSX Transportation Railroad drawbridge across the Mobile River, mile 13.3 near Hurricane, Mobile County, Alabama. This proposed rule allows the bridge owner to operate the bridge remotely from the CSX remote control center in Mobile, AL.
Safety Management Systems for Domestic Passenger Vessels
Document Number: 2021-06145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking published January 15, 2021, that seeks comments on the potential use of Safety Management Systems to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. We are extending the comment period an additional 45 days, to June 1, 2021.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Sara, Saraland, AL
Document Number: 2021-06482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating requirements for the CSX Transportation Railroad drawbridge across Bayou Sara, mile 0.1 near Saraland, Mobile County, Alabama. This proposed rule allows the bridge owner to operate the bridge remotely from the CSX remote control center in Mobile, AL.
Annual Fireworks Displays and Other Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District Requiring Safety Zones
Document Number: 2021-06453
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Riverfest fireworks display on the Neches River in Port Neches, TX from 8:30 p.m. through 10 p.m. on May 1, 2021 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for fireworks displays and other events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Port Neches, TX. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or designated representative.
Consolidation of Redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations-Decision
Document Number: 2021-06461
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On February 14, 2020, the Coast Guard announced the potential consolidation of several redundant Coast Guard boat stations and solicited public comments to inform the decision making process. After reading the public comments, the Coast Guard has decided to consolidate four (4) Coast Guard boat stations to increase staffing and capacity levels at nearby boat stations that are better equipped to respond to calls for rescue.
Safety Zone; Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington
Document Number: 2021-06467
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones surrounding vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA, from May 24, 2021, through May 28, 2021. This enforcement is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and vessels near training exercises. During the enforcement period, entry into the safety zones is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or their Designated Representative.
Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-06452
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulation for the Riverfest boat races on the Neches River in Port Neches, TX from April 30, 2021 through May 2, 2021 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Port Neches, TX. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or designated representative.
National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; April 2021 Teleconference
Document Number: 2021-06426
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation; Dutch Shoe Marathon, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-06146
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Dutch Shoe Marathon special local regulation on the waters of San Diego Bay, California on July 23, 2021. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0120
Document Number: 2021-06316
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0120, U.S. Coast Guard Exchange Non-Appropriated Fund Employment Application; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Point Pleasant, NJ
Document Number: 2021-05154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 88 (Veterans Memorial) Bridge and Route 13 (Lovelandtown) Bridge across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW) at Point Pleasant Canal, mile 3.0 and 3.9, respectively at Point Pleasant, NJ. This proposed modification will allow the drawbridges to be maintained in the closed position overnight.
Safety Zone; Apra Outer Harbor, Naval Base Guam
Document Number: 2021-06079
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a recurring safety zone for certain waters of Apra Outer Harbor. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Apra Harbor, Guam, during fireworks displays. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Motus Myrtle Beach Triathlon, Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2021-05882
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Motus Myrtle Beach Triathlon on April 11, 2021 for 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Motus Myrtle Beach Triathlon Swim event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Myrtle Beach, SC. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Charleston Race Week, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2021-05881
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Charleston Race Week from April 8, 2021 through April 11, 2021. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Charleston Race Week event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Charleston, SC. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston (COTP) or a designated representative.
2020 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Special Local Regulations
Document Number: 2021-05902
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, and special local regulations, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Little Manatee River, Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL
Document Number: 2021-05770
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Seaboard Systems Railroad Bridge across the Little Manatee River, mile 2.4, in Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL. This rule updates the name of the swing bridge and allow the swing bridge to be operated remotely. The draw is maintained in the closed position and will open with a three hour notice to the remote bridge tender.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Between Charles County, MD and King George County, VA
Document Number: 2021-05964
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters in the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, property, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with construction operations at the new Governor Harry W. Nice/Senator Thomas ``Mac'' Middleton Memorial (US-301) Bridge, which will occur from 7 a.m. on March 22, 2021, through 9 p.m. on March 26, 2021. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port MarylandNational Capital Region or a designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2021-05844
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is requesting nominations for persons interested in serving as a member of the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (Committee). The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies.
Special Local Regulation; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2021-05595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Ocean City, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on May 2, 2021. This proposed 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 Event Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Between Trappe and Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2021-05594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Trappe, Talbot County, MD, and Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD, during a swim event on May 16, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; North Atlantic Ocean, Approaches to Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2021-05391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. The security zone is necessary to prevent waterside threats before, during and after National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency equipment testing conducted offshore near Ocean City, MD, from April 25, 2021, through May 8, 2021. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or his designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2021-05283
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the recertification of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under an alternative composition, other than prescribed, the Prince William Sound Program established by the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0128
Document Number: 2021-05265
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0128, Prospect Questionnaire, Chat Now Questionnaire, and the Officer Program Application; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0093
Document Number: 2021-05260
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0093, Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Materials in BulkLetter of Intent and Operations Manual; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0020
Document Number: 2021-05259
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0020, Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulation; Bay Guardian Exercise, Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2021-05258
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, near Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA in support of the Bay Guardian 2021 exercise. This special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of Treasure Island and prohibit vessels and persons not participating in the exercise from entering the regulated area. The purpose of the exercise it to use radioactive detection equipment in a mock scenario. The exercise will be interrupted, as necessary, to permit the passage of commercial vessel traffic. Exercise participants and non-participants operating within the SLR area shall comply with all instructions given by the on-scene Patrol Commander monitoring the event. This regulation is necessary to provide safety of life on the navigable waters during the exercise, which will be held on March 17, 2021.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2021 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2021-05050
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is establishing new base pilotage rates for the 2021 shipping season. This final rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. The rule makes one change to the ratemaking methodology to account for actual inflation in step 4. Additionally, the rule excludes legal fees incurred in litigation against the Coast Guard regarding ratemaking from necessary and reasonable pilot association operating expenses. When combined with the changes above, this results in a 7-percent net increase in pilotage costs compared to the 2020 season.
Security Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-05079
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for all navigable waters within a 200-yard radius of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) BERTHOLF while berthed at 10th Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego, CA. The security zone is needed to protect the military vessel, personnel in and around the military vessel, navigable waterways, and waterfront facilities. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego.