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Special Local Regulations; Conch Republic Navy Parade and Battle, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2024-07825
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the Conch Republic Navy Parade and Battle, in Key West, Florida. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Key West Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Northern California and Lake Tahoe Area Annual Marine Events; Blessing of the Fleet, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2024-07785
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the annual Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade on April 28, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways in the San Francisco Bay during this event. Our regulation for marine events in Northern California identifies the regulated area for this event in San Francisco, CA. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or loitering or anchoring in the regulated area, unless authorized by the designated Patrol Commander (PATCOM) or other law enforcement agencies on scene.
Special Local Regulations; Northern California and Lake Tahoe Area Annual Marine Events; Opening Day on San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2024-07784
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the annual Opening Day on the San Francisco Bay Boat Parade on April 28, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways in the San Francisco Bay during this event. Our regulation for marine events in Northern California identifies the regulated area for this event in San Francisco, CA. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or loitering or anchoring in the regulated area, unless authorized by the designated Patrol Commander (PATCOM) or other law enforcement agencies on scene.
Safety Zone, Calcasieu River Ship Channel, Lake Charles, LA
Document Number: 2024-07781
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters between Mile Marker 30 and 31 on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by partially blocking the federally maintained channel to unload a ship loader at a waterfront facility. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur.
Safety Zone; Annual Fireworks Displays Within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2024-07779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulations establishing safety zones for annual fireworks displays in the Captain of the Port Zone Columbia River. This action would include updating 12 existing safety zones, adding 2 safety zones for fireworks displays that were previously published under temporary regulations, and reordering the table alphabetically. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee Sector Honolulu
Document Number: 2024-07794
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard requests individuals interested in serving on the Hawaii and American Samoa Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) submit their applications for membership to the Captain of the Port Sector Honolulu (COTP). The Committee assists the COTP as the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), Honolulu, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan (AMSP) for their area of responsibility.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2024-07786
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks in the Captain of the Port San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM), or any Official Patrol defined as other law enforcement agencies on scene.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Captain of the Port Charleston
Document Number: 2024-07628
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Charleston Race Week in Charleston, SC, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Captain of the Port Charleston 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.
National Towing Safety Advisory Committee; April and May 2024 Meetings
Document Number: 2024-07697
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) and its subcommittees will conduct a series of meetings over 2 days in Annapolis, MD, to review and discuss matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, coastal waterway navigation, and towing safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
National Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2024-07696
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting applications to fill eighteen vacancies on the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, coastal waterway navigation, and towing safety.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0019
Document Number: 2024-07740
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-11
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: 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules; 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; Port of Miami, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2024-07704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking information and comments on a potential regulated navigation area for certain waters surrounding the Port of Miami. The current proposal in consideration would establish a slow speed zone throughout Fisherman's Channel and the Main Ship Channel for vessels less than 150 meters in length. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Fixed and Moving Safety Zone; Vicinity of the M/V HAPPY DIAMOND, Houston Ship Channel and Seabrook, TX
Document Number: 2024-07571
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones, a moving safety zone and a fixed safety zone, around the M/V HAPPY DIAMOND in the navigable waters of the Houston Ship Channel and its vicinity. The temporary safety zones are necessary to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the transfer of large gantry cranes. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zones unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston or a designated representative.
Establish Anchorage Ground; Crims Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2024-07579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled "Establish Anchorage Ground; Crims Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington," published on December 28, 2023. Reopening the comment period will allow additional time for the public to review and submit comments on the proposed rule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Umpqua River, Reedsport, OR
Document Number: 2024-07578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the name and operating schedule that governs the Central Oregon and Pacific railroad bridge across the Umpqua River, mile 11.5, at Reedsport, OR. Coos Bay Rail Line, the bridge owner, requested to change the name of the bridge to a locally recognized name and to change the current operating schedule due to reduced marine traffic using the waterway. The modified rule would change the name of the bridge, allow the bridge to be maintained in the closed to navigation position and remove the requirement for fog signals at the bridge. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Desert Storm Poker Run Shootout, Lake Havasu, AZ
Document Number: 2024-07537
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Desert Storm Poker Run Shootout special local regulations on the waters of Lake Havasu, Arizona on April 26, 2024, through April 28, 2024. 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.
Special Local Regulations; Blue Water Resort and Casino Spring Classic; Parker, Arizona
Document Number: 2024-07536
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Blue Water Resort and Casino Spring Classic special local regulations on the waters of Parker, AZ from April 13, 2024, to April 14, 2024. 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.
Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System
Document Number: 2024-07512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On February 22, 2024, the Coast Guard published a proposed rule in the Federal Register proposing to update maritime security regulations by adding regulations specifically focused on establishing minimum cybersecurity requirements for U.S.-flagged vessels, facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf, and U.S. facilities subject to regulations under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the proposed rulemaking for an additional 30 days through May 22, 2024, in response to requests for additional time. We invite comments on our proposed rulemaking.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0024
Document Number: 2024-07434
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2024-07369
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Cape Fear River. This action is necessary for the safety of life on these navigable waters, in Wilmington, NC, during a fireworks display to be executed by Zambelli Fireworks. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessel from being in the safety zone (which is near downtown Wilmington, adjacent to the USS North Carolina) unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector North Carolina, or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, Lorain, OH
Document Number: 2024-07368
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is altering the operating schedule that governs the Charles Berry Bridge, mile 0.6, and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, mile 1.2, both over the Black River. The regulation has remained primarily unchanged since 1986 and needs to be updated to ensure the needs of all modes of transportation are being met.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2024-07367
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the CSX Railroad Bridge, mile 1.07, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Bridge, mile 1.80, the Craig Memorial Bridge, mile 3.30, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge, mile 4.30, and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, mile 5.76, all over the Maumee River at Toledo, Ohio. The original regulation was published in 1986 and was amended over the years. The new operating schedule simplifies and clarifies operations and will reduce confusion for recreational vessels and drawtenders.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnikinnic Rivers, and South Menomonee and Burnham Canals
Document Number: 2024-07366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the Cherry Street Bridge, mile 2.29, over the Milwaukee River. The City of Milwaukee has requested this temporary deviation to allow contractors to complete an extensive rehabilitation of the bridge. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Chesapeake Bay, Approaches to Baltimore Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2024-07454
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 2000-yard radius of the center span of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, in Baltimore, MD. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with salvage work on the bridge, which partially collapsed when it was hit by the M/V DALI, and on the M/V DALI itself. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Maryland-National Capital Region.
Safety Zone; Heavy Weather and Natural or Other Disasters in San Juan Captain of the Port Zone, Sector San Juan
Document Number: 2024-07228
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone to be enforced in the event of hurricanes, tropical storms, and other disasters in the San Juan Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the waters of the San Juan COTP zone. This regulation establishes actions to be completed by parties operating on and around the navigable waterways of the San Juan COTP zone. This may include the owners and operators, and those in management and control positions of regulated facilities, waterfront facilities, and vessels, prior to landfall of hurricanes, tropical storms, and other disasters threatening the San Juan COTP Zone.
National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancy; Correction
Document Number: 2024-07259
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a notice on April 1, 2024, regarding a vacancy on the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to national recreational boating safety. The April 1 notice contained typographical errors that listed multiple vacancies rather than one vacancy. This document corrects those errors.
Security Zone; Cooper River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2024-07235
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for navigable waters of the Cooper River, in the vicinity of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, in Mount Pleasant, SC. This security zone is necessary to provide for the security and protection of life of participants and spectators during the Cooper River Bridge Run event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; May 2024 Virtual Meeting
Document Number: 2024-07097
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (Committee) will conduct a virtual meeting to discuss a new Committee task to provide Comment on the U.S. Coast Guard's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System. The virtual meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Kokosing ROV Survey Operation, Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2024-07079
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of Tug Nancy Anne, Tug Champion, Tug General, Tug WM Boyd, Tug Shirley Ann and crew boat Timmy V. The safety zone is needed to protect the remotely operated vehicle survey operations from other vessels. Entry of vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Northern Great Lakes.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0106
Document Number: 2024-07126
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-04
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: 1625-0106, Unauthorized Entry into Cuban Territorial Waters; 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: 1625-0073
Document Number: 2024-07125
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-04
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: 1625-0073, Alteration of Unreasonable Obstructive Bridges; 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.
Navigation and Navigable Waters, and Shipping; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2024-06922
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule makes non-substantive, technical, organizational, and conforming amendments to existing Coast Guard regulations. This final rule is a continuation of our practice of periodically issuing rules to keep our regulations up-to-date and accurate. This final rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2024-07050
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting applications to fill six vacancies on the National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials.
Security Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 94 to 97 Above Head of Passes, New Orleans LA
Document Number: 2024-06932
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a security zone for all navigable waters within 400 yards of the Left Descending Bank (LDB) of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Mile Marker (MM) 94.4 to MM 95.1, Above Head of Passes (AHP), New Orleans, LA. This security zone is necessary to provide security and protection for visiting personnel during the events related to the French Quarter Festival. No person or vessel may enter this security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI
Document Number: 2024-06930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI, during a sailboat race. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Southeastern New England or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; April 2024 Meetings
Document Number: 2024-06910
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a notice on March 22, 2024, regarding meetings of the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). The meetings will take place on April 9, 10 and 11, 2024. The March 22 notice contained typographical errors listing the wrong year for two of these dates. This document corrects those errors.
National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2024-06797
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting applications to fill four vacancies on the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to national recreational boating safety.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0102
Document Number: 2024-06543
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-28
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: 1625-0102, National Response Resource Inventory; 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: 1625-0011
Document Number: 2024-06542
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-28
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: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures; 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.
Safety Zone; Anclote River, Tarpon Springs, FL
Document Number: 2024-06436
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs, FL for the removal of a dredging pipe. The safety zone will encompass all waters within a 200-yard radius of the dredge vessel DIAMOND 6 and the tug vessel LADY LAFON. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by dredge work and removal of a dredging pipe. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port St Petersburg.
National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; April 2024 Meetings
Document Number: 2024-06503
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will conduct meetings over three days in Austin, Texas to discuss matters relating to national boating safety. The meetings will be open to the public and will include in-person and virtual attendance options.
Safety Zone; Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind-Commercial Wind Farm Project Area, Outer Continental Shelf, Lease OCS-A 0483, Offshore Virginia, Atlantic Ocean
Document Number: 2024-06409
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 179 temporary 500-meter safety zones around the construction of 176 wind turbine generators and three offshore substations in Federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, east-northeast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. This action is necessary to protect life, property, and the environment during construction of their foundations and their subsequent installation, from May 1, 2024, to May 1, 2027. When enforced, only attending vessels and those vessels specifically authorized by the Fifth Coast Guard District Commander, or a designated representative, are permitted to enter or remain in the temporary safety zones.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2024-06384
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting applications to fill seven vacancies on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (Committee). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to national maritime security, including on enhancing the sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks that may cause a transportation security incident, between relevant Federal agencies and State, local, and tribal governments; relevant public safety and emergency response agencies; relevant law enforcement and security organizations; maritime industry; port owners and operators; and terminal owners and operators.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the DELTA MARINE INDUSTRIES SHIPYARD HULL #090049
Document Number: 2024-06402
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Chief, Prevention Division, Thirteenth District has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the DELTA MARINE INDUSTRIES SHIPYARD HULL #090049. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the masthead light, DELTA MARINE INDUSTRIES SHIPYARD HULL #090049 cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and construction. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-06225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has decided to host a public meeting regarding the proposed establishment of shipping safety fairways along the Atlantic coast. In addition, the Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the proposed rule in order to allow participants in the public meeting sufficient time to prepare their comment submissions.
Regulated Navigation Area; NW Natural Gasco Sediment Site Field Pilot Study, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon
Document Number: 2024-06224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Regulated Navigation Area for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to preserve the integrity of sampling ports at the NW Natural Gasco Sediments Site Project Area on these navigable waters near Portland, Oregon. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels in the designated area from activities that could disturb or damage the sampling ports unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Red River, Shreveport, LA
Document Number: 2024-06244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation (SLR) for certain navigable waters of the Red River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Shreveport, Louisiana, during high-speed powerboat races from May 24, 2024 through May 26, 2024. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; April 2024 Meetings
Document Number: 2024-06106
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will conduct a series of meetings over three days to review, discuss, and make recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to marine investigation cases and other relevant initiatives pertaining to commercial fishing vessels (CFVs). For more detailed information see section VII below.
Safety Zone; Gulf of Mexico, Marathon, FL
Document Number: 2024-05904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters in the Gulf of Mexico offshore Marathon, Florida. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of Marathon, FL, during the 2024 Race World Offshore 7 Mile Grand Prix. The proposed rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Revolution Wind Farm Project Area, Outer Continental Shelf, Lease OCS-A 0486, Offshore Rhode Island, Atlantic Ocean
Document Number: 2024-05992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish 67 temporary safety zones around the construction of each facility during the development of the Revolution Wind Farm project area within Federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, specifically in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Renewable Energy Lease Area OCS-A 0486, approximately 15 nautical miles offshore southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island. This action protects life, property, and the environment during construction of each facility from June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2027. When enforced, only attending vessels and vessels with authorization are permitted to enter or remain in the temporary safety zones.
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