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Commercial Diving Operations-Equivalent Levels of Safety Policy Letter
Document Number: 2020-23855
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing the availability of CG-OES Policy Letter 02-20, Commercial Diving OperationsEquivalent Levels of Safety. This policy letter provides guidance on Coast Guard acceptance of certain industry-recognized standards for commercial diving operations as providing a level of safety that is equivalent to the requirements contained in Coast Guard regulations.
Safety Zone; Vessel Launch, Menominee River, Marinette, WI and Menominee, MI
Document Number: 2020-23227
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Menominee River in Marinette, WI and Menominee, MI between the Highway 41 bridge and Ogden Street Bridge. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the launching of a vessel at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Boat Parade; San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2020-23181
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) on the waters of San Diego Bay, California to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway during a boat parade. This SLR temporarily encompasses all navigable waters, from surface to bottom, on a pre-determined course in the northern portion of the San Diego Main Ship Channel from Shelter Island Basin, past the Embarcadero, crossing the federal navigable channel and ending off of Coronado Island. This SLR also establishes a designated section of the commercial anchorage area as a First Amendment area to be used at the discretion of the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative, as a spectator area.
Safety Zone; Electrical Cable Removal, Menominee River, Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2020-23650
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within 200 yards of a worksite removing overhead electrical cables along a line crossing the Menominee River in Menominee, MI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the removal of overhead electrical cables across the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2021 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2020-23407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2021 shipping season. This proposed rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. Additionally, this proposed rule would make one change to the ratemaking methodology to account for actual inflation, in step 4, and two policy changes. The first policy change would be to always round up numbers, as opposed to rounding to the nearest whole integer, in the staffing model. The second policy change would be to exclude litigation fees incurred in litigation against the Coast Guard regarding ratemaking from necessary and reasonable pilot association operating expenses. The Coast Guard estimates that this proposed rule would result in a 4-percent net increase in pilotage costs compared to the 2020 season. Finally, the Coast Guard is requesting comments on how apprentice pilots (a mariner with a limited registration) should be compensated in future rulemakings.
Safety Zone; Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida
Document Number: 2020-23065
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of Tampa Bay, in the vicinity of the St. Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin, St. Petersburg, Florida during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect the safety of race participants, spectators, and vessels on the surrounding waterway during the race. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; River Rouge, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2020-22993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify 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. 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, and one bridge upon signal if a 4-hour advance notice is received.
Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2020-22339
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) for certain navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) and Beaufort Inlet in Morehead City, North Carolina. This SLR restricts vessel traffic on the AICW and Beaufort Inlet during high-speed boat races. The restriction of vessel traffic movement in the SLR protects participants and spectators from the hazards posed by these events. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Environmental Response, Breton Sound, LA
Document Number: 2020-22262
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of Breton Sound, LA. The safety zone encompasses all navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of environmental response activity taking place at 29 27.000N, 089 17.682W while response operations are being conducted. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by response operations to repair a damaged platform. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans.
Anchorage Grounds; Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2020-22059
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a dedicated offshore anchorage approximately seven nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation for all vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0040
Document Number: 2020-23204
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
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: 1625-0040, Applications for Merchant Mariner Credentials and Medical Certificates; 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: 1625-0119
Document Number: 2020-23203
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
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: 1625-0119, Coast Guard Exchange System Scholarship 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: 1625-0109
Document Number: 2020-23202
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-20
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: 1625-0109, Drawbridge Operation Regulations; 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; Little Manatee River, Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL
Document Number: 2020-22607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Seaboard Systems Railroad Bridge across the Little Manatee River, mile 2.4, at Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL. This proposed rule would allow the swing bridge to be remotely operated and provide an opening when a three hour notice is given. The proposed rule would also change the name of the bridge to reflect current ownership.
Safety Zones; Vieques Unexploded Ordnance Operations, East Vieques; Vieques, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2020-22973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish 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 proposed rulemaking would prohibit mariners from anchoring, dredging, or trawling in the designated areas. It would 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Regulated Navigation Area; NW Natural PGM Site, Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2020-22277
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a regulated naviagation area (RNA) at the NW Natural PGM Site on the Willamette River in Portland, OR. This action is necessary to preserve the integrity of an engineered sediment cap as part of an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) required remedial action. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit activities in the RNA that could disturb or damage the engineered sediment cap. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-NEW
Document Number: 2020-22727
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-15
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: 1625NEW, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card Readers: Updated Risk Analysis. 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.
National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: 2020-22571
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is re-soliciting applications from persons interested in membership on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). This recently established Committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to national commercial fishing safety. Please read this notice for a description of the 18 Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
Safety Zone; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2020-22562
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters within Market Slip (Ego Alley), Annapolis, MD, during a film project on October 22, 2020 (alternate date October 23, 2020). This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware
Document Number: 2020-22540
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing two public meetings to discuss our notice of study entitled ``Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey including the offshore approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware'' that was published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020, (USCG-2020-0172) and our notice of inquiry entitled ``Anchorage Grounds; Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Delaware'' that was published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2019, (USCG-2019-0822). Because the public may have similar comments on both topics we have decided to hold joint public meetings to discuss both notices. To ensure adequate opportunity to address concerns raised at the meetings and any subsequent questions, the Coast Guard is reopening the comment period.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0084
Document Number: 2020-22469
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
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: 1625-0084, Audit Reports under the International Safety Management Code; 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: 1625-0081
Document Number: 2020-22468
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
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: 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program; 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.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Nov 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-22304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its subcommittees will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2020-20790
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and South Branch of the Chicago River between mile marker 296 and mile marker 296.7 during specified times from September 25, 2020 through October 29, 2020. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after planned US Army Corps of Engineers work at the Electric Barrier. During the enforcement period listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0078
Document Number: 2020-22066
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
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: 1625-0078, Credentialing and Manning Requirements for Officers of Towing Vessels; 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0019
Document Number: 2020-22065
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-06
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: 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules; 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0002
Document Number: 2020-21871
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
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: 1625-0002, Applications for Vessel Inspection, Waiver, and Continuous Synopsis Record; 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.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0064
Document Number: 2020-21870
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
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: 1625-0064, Plan Approval and Records for Subdivision and Stability Regulations; 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0062
Document Number: 2020-21869
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
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: 1625-0062, Approval of Alterations to Marine Portable Tanks; Approval of Non- Specification Portable Tanks; 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.
Operational Risk Assessments for Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas as Fuel, and Updates to Industry Standards
Document Number: 2020-21071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations concerning waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied hazardous gas (LHG). The proposed rule would make the following three changes. First, the proposed rule would revise the Coast Guard's existing regulations to allow waterfront facilities handling LNG as fuel to conduct an operational risk assessment instead of a waterway suitability assessment (WSA) without first obtaining Captain of the Port approval. Second, the proposed rule would revise existing regulations to update incorporated technical standards to reflect the most recent published editions. Third, for waterfront facilities handling LNG that must comply with the WSA requirements, the proposed rule would require these facilities to provide information to the Coast Guard regarding the nation of registry for vessels transporting natural gas that are reasonably anticipated to be servicing the facilities, and the nationality or citizenship of officers and crew serving on board those vessels.
Survival Craft Equipment-Update to Type Approval Requirements
Document Number: 2020-21032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to update the type approval requirements for certain types of equipment that survival craft are required to carry on U.S.-flagged vessels. The proposed rule is deregulatory and would remove Coast Guard type approval requirements for nine of these types of survival craft equipment and replace them with the requirement that the manufacturer self-certify that the equipment complies with a consensus standard.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0057
Document Number: 2020-21867
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
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: 1625-0057, Small Passenger Vessels; 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: 1625-0017
Document Number: 2020-21866
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
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: 1625-0017, Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents; 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: 1625-0030
Document Number: 2020-21864
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
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: 1625-0030, Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures; 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.
Chemical Drug Testing
Document Number: 2020-21805
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; October 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-21742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss Task 16-01, Subchapter M Implementation. The Committee is expected to receive the final report from the subcommittee tasked with identifying the parameters Coast Guard officials should use to determine whether a vessel inspected under subchapters other than Subchapter M performs occasional towing. Additional items to be discussed are also included as agenda items in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Special Local Regulations; Swim Around Charleston, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2020-21380
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Swim Around Charleston on October 11, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The temporary moving safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Anchorage Regulations; Multiple Anchorages on the Mississippi River From MM 12 AHP to MM 85 AHP
Document Number: 2020-21056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
We are requesting your comments regarding potential changes to multiple anchorages along the Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 12 ahead of passes (AHP), to MM 85 AHP. Pilot associations have requested the Coast Guard to consider these potential changes because they believe there are currently not enough anchorage grounds along the river system to facilitate the safe anchorage of shallow and deep draft vessels. In this document we identify anchorage grounds locations that we have been requested to establish, expand or revise. We seek your comments on whether we should consider modifying our anchorage grounds regulations covering MM 12 AHP to MM 85 AHP, and if so, how.
Safety Zone; Neponset River, Boston/Milton, MA
Document Number: 2020-20625
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of Granite Avenue Bridge over the Neponset River; construction vessels and machinery will restrict the center span of the bascule bridge preventing openings to conduct structural steel repairs. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by repair work on the bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston.
Safety Zone; I-5 Bridge Construction Project, Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2020-21614
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Columbia River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters around the Northbound I-5 Interstate Bridge at Columbia River Mile 106.5. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River.
Connecting Waters From Lake Huron to Lake Erie; Traffic Rules
Document Number: 2020-19238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the navigation regulations between the Great Lakes. Specifically, this proposed amendment would allow a vessel to overtake another vessel that has slowed its speed to await berth availability or to make the turn for Rouge River and the overtaking vessel has so advised the Canadian Coast Guard Marine communications and Traffic Services Centre located in Sarnia, Ontario. Currently, the regulation only permits vessels to overtake vessels engaged in towing between the west end of Belle Isle and Peche Island Light. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
2020 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Special Local Regulations
Document Number: 2020-20945
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
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.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, New Richmond, OH
Document Number: 2020-19852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 452.0 to MM 454.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Richmond, OH, during a demolition project. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Marine Events Held in the Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-20097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Sandy Beach, Cohasset, MA, during a fireworks display on November 28, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Termination of the U.S. Coast Guard Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-20375
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, effective September 30, 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard gives notice that is it terminating the Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2020-20269
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is altering the operating schedule that governs the US 70 (Alfred C. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, in New Bern, North Carolina. This modification will allow the drawbridge to be maintained in the closed position during peak traffic hours and provide daily scheduled openings to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2020-20064
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 30 (Absecon Boulevard) Bridge across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Beach Thorofare, mile 67.2, at Atlantic City, NJ. This proposed temporary modification will allow the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to accommodate critical bridge maintenance.
Crediting Recent Sea Service of Personnel Serving on Vessels of the Uniformed Services
Document Number: 2020-18298
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the period, from 3 years to 7 years, in which sea service aboard vessels of the uniformed services can be used to satisfy the requirement for recent sea service to qualify for a Merchant Mariner Credential with a national officer endorsement.
Safety Zone; Ocean Cup, Pacific Rum Run, Catalina Island, California
Document Number: 2020-20282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard proposes to establish a one-time, temporary safety zone near Ship Rock, Catalina Island, in support of the Ocean Cup Pacific Rum Run. This action is necessary to protect the area near Ship Rock, Catalina Island, public vessels, and the high speed vessels participating in the event. This regulation would prohibit vessels from entering into, transiting through, or remaining within the designated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Los AngelesLong Beach, or her designated representative.
Safety Zone; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2020-19854
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel within the Inner Harbor from position 27[deg]49'7.80'' N, 097[deg]28'28.69'' W to position 27[deg]49'0.12'' N, 097[deg]27'54.09'' W. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the salvage of the Dredge WAYMON BOYD adjacent to the channel. Entry of vessels into this zone is permitted with restrictions: Vessels shall not over take or pass other vessels within the zone, and vessels must operate at a slowbell only.