Coast Guard 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0073
Document Number: E5-8085
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of an Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is 1625-0073, Alteration of Unreasonably Obstructive Bridges Under the Truman-Hobbs (T-H) Act. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
Document Number: E5-7897
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2006 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. Based upon an evaluation of the 2004 Management Information System (MIS) data collection forms submitted by marine employers, we will maintain the minimum random drug testing at 50 percent of covered crewmembers for the calendar year 2006. The purpose of setting a minimum random drug testing rate is to establish a measure of deterrence for the illegal use of controlled substances.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Lafourche, LA
Document Number: 05-24539
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations governing six bridges across Bayou Lafourche, south of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. The Lafourche Parish Council has requested that the bridges remain closed to navigation at various times on weekdays during the school year. These closures will facilitate the safe, efficient movement of staff, students and other residents within the parish.
Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: 05-24538
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a permanent regulated navigation area on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on the Illinois Waterway near Romeoville, IL. This permanent regulated navigation area places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the demonstration electrical dispersal barrier located on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. This regulated navigation area is necessary to protect vessels and their crews from harm as a result of electrical discharges emitting from the electrical dispersal barrier as vessels transit over it.
Anchorage Regulations; Mississippi River Below Baton Rouge, LA, Including South and Southwest Passes
Document Number: E5-7794
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard will meet to discuss the comments received relating to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Kenner Bend Anchorage as published in the Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 80 on Wednesday, April 27, 2005.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0048
Document Number: E5-7793
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of an Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is 1625-0048, Vessel Reporting Requirements. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Marine Casualties and Investigations; Chemical Testing Following Serious Marine Incidents
Document Number: 05-24375
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule revises Coast Guard requirements for alcohol testing after a serious marine incident to ensure that mariners or their employees involved in a serious marine incident are tested for alcohol use within 2 hours of the occurrence of the incident as required under the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1998. This final rule also requires that most commercial vessels have alcohol testing devices on board, and authorizes the use of saliva as an acceptable specimen for alcohol testing. This rule also makes some minor procedural changes, including a 32-hour time limit for collecting specimens for drug testing following a serious marine incident.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Mianus River, CT
Document Number: 05-24337
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations for the Metro-North Bridge, at mile 1.0, across the Mianus River at Greenwich, Connecticut. This final rule requires the bridge to open on signal from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., after an advance notice is given. The bridge previously did not open for vessel traffic between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., daily. This action is expected to better meet the present needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Connecticut River, CT
Document Number: 05-24336
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Amtrak Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge (Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge), mile 3.4, across the Connecticut River, Connecticut. This deviation from the regulations allows the bridge to operate on a fixed schedule for bridge openings and two three-day closures from January 3, 2006 through February 1, 2006. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate necessary scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Manasquan River, NJ
Document Number: E5-7632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the Route 35 Bridge, at New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW) mile 1.1, across the Manasquan River, at Brielle, New Jersey. The proposal will allow the drawbridge to provide vessel openings upon four hours advance notice from December 1 to March 31. This proposal will reduce draw tender services during the non-peak boating season while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Stickney Point (SR 72) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Mile 68.6, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota County, FL
Document Number: E5-7631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule of the Stickney Point (SR 72) bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 68.6 in Sarasota County, Florida. This proposed rule would require the drawbridge to open on a 30-minute schedule from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. This proposed action may improve the movement of vehicular traffic while not unreasonably interfering with the movement of vessel traffic.
Marine Safety Center Address Change
Document Number: 05-24319
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This technical amendment makes non-substantive changes throughout chapters I of title 33 and title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this amendment is to change the address of the United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Center as it appears in Coast Guard regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Implementation of Sector Houston-Galveston
Document Number: E5-7509
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the stand-up of Sector Houston- Galveston. Sector Houston-Galveston is an internal reorganization to combine Group Galveston, Base Galveston, Vessel Traffic Service Houston-Galveston, Marine Safety Office Houston-Galveston including Marine Safety Unit Galveston and Marine Safety Office Port Arthur including Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles into one command. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations order whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official and/or document.
Natural Working Group on Small Passenger Vessel Access
Document Number: E5-7508
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On November 14, 2005, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) signed a charter establishing a Natural Working Group (NWG). The purpose of this NWG is to determine the acceptability and usefulness of a proposed risk matrix that was developed, by the Volpe Center, to assist small passenger vessel designers in meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) without compromising vessel safety. The USCG is seeking comments on this initiative and the draft risk matrix to assist the NWG in meeting its objective.
Security Zones; Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI
Document Number: 05-24195
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing existing permanent security zones in designated waters adjacent to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, Hawaii. These revised security zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from acts of sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature and will extend from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. Some of the revised security zones are continuously activated and enforced at all times, while others are activated and enforced only during heightened threat conditions. Entry into these Coast Guard security zones while they are activated and enforced is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Regulated Navigation Area; East Rockaway Inlet to Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, Long Island, NY
Document Number: 05-24135
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area from the entrance of East Rockaway Inlet to the Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, New York. This regulated navigation area restricts passage of commercial vessels carrying petroleum products with a loaded draft in excess of five feet. Significant shoaling in this area has reduced the depths of the navigable channel and has increased the risk of vessels with drafts of greater than five feet carrying petroleum products as cargo grounding in the channel, and the potential for a significant oil spill.
Notification of Arrival in U.S. Ports; Certain Dangerous Cargoes; Electronic Submission
Document Number: 05-24126
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On August 18, 2004, the Coast Guard published a temporary rule entitled ``Notification of Arrival in U.S. Ports; Certain Dangerous Cargoes; Electronic Submission.'' 69 FR 51176. This temporary rule, which expires March 20, 2006, added ammonium nitrate and ammonium nitrate based fertilizers, in bulk, and propylene oxide, alone or mixed with ethylene oxide, in bulk, to the list of Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDCs) for which a notice of arrival (NOA) is required. The Coast Guard is now permanently changing the definition of ``certain dangerous cargo'' to include (1) ammonium nitrate, in bulk; (2) ammonium nitrate based fertilizers, in bulk; and (3) propylene oxide, alone or mixed with ethylene oxide, in bulk. This rule also adds an option for vessels to submit notices of arrival electronically. These changes are necessary to promote maritime safety and security and to facilitate the uninterrupted flow of commerce by providing the Coast Guard with information on these cargoes.
Reporting Marine Casualties
Document Number: 05-24125
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations governing marine casualty reporting requirements by adding ``significant harm to the environment'' as a reportable marine casualty, and by requiring certain foreign flag vessels, such as oil tankers, to report marine casualties that occur in waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction, but beyond U.S. navigable waters, when those casualties involve material damage affecting the seaworthiness or efficiency of the vessel, or significant harm to the environment. These changes are required by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Safety Zone; Chicago New Year's Celebration, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 05-24068
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Chicago New Year's Celebration fireworks display. This safety zone is necessary to protect vessels and spectators from potential airborne hazards during a planned fireworks display over Lake Michigan. The safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan off Chicago, Illinois.
Pollution Prevention Equipment
Document Number: 05-24067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document contains corrections to the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2005. The proposed rule would revise Coast Guard pollution prevention equipment regulations to make them consistent with new International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines and specifications issued under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex I.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 05-24003
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the drawbridge operation regulations for bridges on the Willamette River, Oregon. The modification will reorganize the text into a more understandable format with minor editing of the regulations and change the operating regulations for the draw of the Burnside Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.4, at Portland, Oregon. The change will enable the bridge owner to provide single-leaf operation of the Burnside Bridge, except during the Rose Festival, to facilitate major structural and mechanical rehabilitation of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Isleton, CA
Document Number: 05-23889
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the CA-160 Highway Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 18.7, at Isleton, CA. This deviation allows Caltrans to perform single leaf operation of the drawbridge with a 12-hour advance notification to the Rio Vista drawbridge. The temporary deviation is necessary to repair essential operating machinery.
Pearl Crossing LNG Terminal LLC, Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application
Document Number: E5-7029
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the cancellation of all actions related to the processing of a license application for the proposed Pearl Crossing LNG Terminal LLC deepwater port. The action announced here includes cancellation of all activities related to the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that was announced on Monday, August 16, 2004, in Federal Register Volume 69 Number 157 (Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement). The action is taken in response to the applicant's decision to withdraw the application.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers 1625-0097, 1625-0103, and 1625-0104
Document Number: E5-7020
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of three Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs are: (1) 1625- 0097, Plan Approval and Records for Marine Engineering Systems46 CFR Subchapter F; (2) 1625-0103, Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the United States; and (3) 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay
Document Number: 05-23753
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation during the ``Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006'', sailboat races to be held on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity east of Gibson Island, Maryland and near the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Chesapeake Bay) Bridge near Annapolis, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in segments of the Chesapeake Bay during the sailboat races.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, CT
Document Number: 05-23752
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the U.S. 1 Bridge, mile 3.5, across the Housatonic River at Stratford, Connecticut. This notice of proposed rulemaking would allow the bridge owner to open only one of the two moveable spans for bridge openings at various times from January 2, 2006 through September 1, 2006, to facilitate bridge rehabilitation. Full bridge openings would be available at various times during the above time period after a seven-day notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Wishkah River, WA
Document Number: 05-23637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the drawbridge operation regulations for the Heron Street Bridge across the Wishkah River, mile 0.2, at Aberdeen, Washington. The proposed temporary change will enable the bridge owner to delay and plan for openings of the bridge from February 2006 through March 2007. This will facilitate major structural and mechanical rehabilitation of the bridge.
Security Zone; St. John's River, Jacksonville, FL to Ribault Bay
Document Number: 05-23236
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving security zone around foreign naval submarines in transit within the area between 12 nautical miles seaward from the baseline at the mouth of the St. John's River to Ribault Bay. The security zone includes all waters within 500 yards in any direction of the submarine. This rule prohibits entry into the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or his designated representative. Persons or vessels that receive permission to enter the security zone must proceed at a minimum safe speed, must comply with all orders issued by the COTP or his designated representative, and must not proceed any closer than 100 yards, in any direction, to the submarine. This security zone is needed to ensure public safety and to prevent sabotage or terrorist acts against the submarine.
Safety Zone; Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, Unalaska Island, AK
Document Number: 05-23235
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period of the safety zone in the Bering Sea, Unalaska Island, Alaska. The zone is needed to facilitate safe salvage operations related to the grounding of the merchant vessel (M/V) SELENDANG AYU. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Western Alaska, or their on-scene representative. The intended effect of the proposed safety zone is to mitigate safety risks to salvage personnel.
International Code for the Construction & Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk-December 2005 Deadline for Manufacturers of Affected Products
Document Number: 05-23234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard notifies manufacturers that there is a December 31, 2005 deadline to supply missing safety or pollution data for the revised International Code for the Construction & Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, which will affect the bulk shipment of certain products on most international voyages.
Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS); Preparation of Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-23233
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it intends to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) as part of the environmental planning process for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) project. The NAIS project, a USCG and DHS Level 1 investment and major systems acquisition, was initiated as a component of implementing the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. Implementation of the NAIS, in part, involves installing Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment and related support systems on and around communications towers or other structures along 95,000 miles of coastline and inland rivers. The NAIS project is being conducted to provide the USCG with the capability to receive and distribute information from shipboard Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment in order to enhance Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The project will provide detection and identification of vessels carrying AIS equipment approaching or operating in the maritime domain where little or no vessel tracking currently exists. AIS is an international standard, approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), for ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore and shore- to-ship communication of information, including vessel position, speed, course, destination, and other data of critical interest for maritime safety and security. The information provided by this system will support national maritime interestsfrom the safety of ports through collision avoidance, to the safety of the nation through detection and classification of vessels when they are still thousands of miles offshore. Publication of this notice begins a scoping process that identifies and determines the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the PEIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate.
Security Zone; Sea Buoy at the Entrance of St. Mary's River to Kings Bay, GA
Document Number: 05-23097
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving security zone around foreign naval submarines in transit within the area between 12 nautical miles offshore from the baseline, also known as the shoreline, at the mouth of the St. Mary's River to the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA. The security zone includes all waters within 500 yards in any direction of the submarine. The rule prohibits entry into the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or his designated representative. Persons or vessels that receive permission to enter the security zone must proceed at a minimum safe speed, must comply with all orders issued by the COTP or his designated representative, and must not proceed any closer than 100 yards, in any direction, to the submarine. This security zone is needed to ensure public safety and to prevent sabotage or terrorist acts against the submarine.
Regulated Navigation Area; San Diego Bay, Mission Bay and Their Approaches, CA
Document Number: 05-23030
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) within San Diego Bay, Mission Bay, and their approaches out to the 12 nautical mile limit of the territorial sea. This action is necessary to provide the COTP a greater situational awareness of vessels intending to enter San Diego Bay or Mission Bay, to allow the COTP to enforce safety and security zones associated with naval vessel movements and exercises, and increase awareness of potential threats to national security assets within the area. This RNA will ensure the safe movement of vessels in the vicinity of San Diego Bay and Mission Bay.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA
Document Number: 05-23029
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Berkley Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. To facilitate electrical and mechanical repairs, this deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to- navigation each day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on four two-day closure periods: November 29 & 30, 2005; December 28 & 29, 2005; January 24 & 25, 2006; and February 21 & 22, 2006.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, NJ
Document Number: 05-23028
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Route 35 Bridge, mile 0.0, across Cheesequake Creek at South Amboy, New Jersey. This proposed rule would allow the bridge owner to require a two hour notice from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., year round and all day from December 1 through March 31. This rule is expected to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Navigation and Waterways Management Improvements, Providence River Regulated Navigation Area; Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and Mt. Hope Bay, MA
Document Number: 05-22951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The First Coast Guard District announces that it is considering changing, rescinding, or maintaining certain navigation regulations currently in effect for the Providence River, and is also considering what, if any, navigation safety measures should be implemented within Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island and Mt. Hope Bay, Massachusetts [hereafter ``Bays''].
Implementation of Sector Guam
Document Number: 05-22825
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the establishment of Sector Guam. Sector Guam is an internal reorganization that combines Marianas Section and Marine Safety Office Guam into a single command. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official or document.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0095, 1625-0099, 1625-0101, and 1625-0102
Document Number: 05-22824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of four Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs are: (1) 1625- 0095, Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions; (2) 1625-0099, Requirements for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Compressed Natural Gas as Cooking Fuel on Passenger Vessels; (3) 1625-0101, Periodic Gauging and Engineering Analyses for Certain Tank Vessels Over 30 Years Old; and (4) 1625-0102, National Response Resource Inventory. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Implementation of Sector Honolulu
Document Number: 05-22823
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the establishment of Sector Honolulu. Sector Honolulu is an internal reorganization that combines Group Honolulu and Marine Safety Office Honolulu into a single command. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official or document.
Notice, Request for Comments; Letter of Recommendation, Gulf LNG Clean Energy Marine Terminal Project, Jackson County, MS
Document Number: 05-22828
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the requirements in 33 CFR 127.009, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile, AL is preparing a letter of recommendation as to the suitability of the Pascagoula Bar, Horn Island Pass, Lower Pascagoula, and Bayou Casotte Channels for liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine traffic. The letter of recommendation is in response to a letter of intent submitted by Gulf LNG Clean Energy Marine Terminal Project to operate a LNG facility in Jackson County, MS. The COTP Mobile, AL is soliciting written comments and related material, and will hold a public meeting seeking comments, pertaining specifically to maritime safety and security aspects of the proposed LNG facilities. In preparation for issuance of a letter of recommendation and the completion of certain other regulatory mandates, the COTP Mobile, AL will consider comments received from the public as input into a formalized risk assessment process. This process will assess the safety and security aspects of the facility, adjacent port areas, and navigable waterways.
Notice, Request for Comments; Letter of Recommendation, LNG Bayou Casotte Energy LLC Terminal Project, Jackson County, MS
Document Number: 05-22826
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the requirements in 33 CFR 127.009, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile, AL is preparing a letter of recommendation as to the suitability of the Pascagoula Bar, Horn Island Pass, Lower Pascagoula, and Bayou Casotte Channels for liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine traffic. The letter of recommendation is in response to a letter of intent submitted by Bayou Casotte Energy LLC to operate a LNG facility in Jackson County, MS. The COTP Mobile, AL is soliciting written comments and related material, and will hold a public meeting seeking comments, pertaining specifically to maritime safety and security aspects of the proposed LNG facilities. In preparation for issuance of a letter of recommendation and the completion of certain other regulatory mandates, the COTP Mobile, AL will consider comments received from the public as input into a formalized risk assessment process. This process will assess the safety and security aspects of the facility, adjacent port areas, and navigable waterways.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Connecticut River, CT
Document Number: 05-22647
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Amtrak Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge, mile 3.4, across the Connecticut River, Connecticut. This deviation from the regulations allows the bridge to operate on a fixed schedule for bridge openings from November 21, 2005 through December 22, 2005. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate necessary scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Berwick Bay, Morgan City, LA
Document Number: 05-22646
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Burlington Northern Railway Vertical Lift Span Railroad Bridge across Berwick Bay, mile 17.5 [Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.4], at Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for two (2) four-hour bridge closures to conduct scheduled maintenance to the railroad on the drawbridge.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-22596
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Licensing Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to specific issues of towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Security Zone; Cape Fear River, Eagle Island, North Carolina State Port Authority Terminal, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 05-22576
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone at the North Carolina State Port Authority (NCSPA), Wilmington to include the Cape Fear River and Eagle Island. Entry into or movement within the security zone will be prohibited without authorization from the Captain of the Port (COTP), Wilmingon, NC. This action is necessary to safeguard the vessels and the facility from sabotage, subversive acts, or other threats.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0022, 1625-0079, 1625-0088, 1625-0093, and 1625-0094.
Document Number: 05-22575
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of five Information Collection Requests (ICRs). The ICRs are: (1) 1625- 0022, Application for Tonnage Measurement of Vessels; (2) 1625-0079, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1995 and 1997 Amendments to the International Convention; (3)1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States; (4) 1625-0093, Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Materials in BulkLetter of Intent and Operations Manual; and (5) 1625-0094, Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Approaches to Annapolis Harbor, Spa Creek and Severn River, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 05-22574
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.511 during the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, a marine event to be held December 10, 2005, on the waters of Spa Creek and the Severn River at Annapolis, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and expected vessel congestion during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of event participants, spectators and vessels transiting the event area.
Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: 05-22497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent regulated navigation area on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal on the Illinois Waterway near Romeoville, IL. This permanent regulated navigation area will place navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the demonstration electrical dispersal barrier located on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. This regulated navigation area is necessary to protect vessels and their crews from harm as a result of electrical discharges emitting from the electrical dispersal barrier as vessels transit over it.
Special Local Regulations: Offshore Super Series Boat Race, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
Document Number: 05-22390
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the Offshore Super Series Boat Race in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, in the vicinity of the Don Cesar Hotel. This event will be held November 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th, 2005 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Historically, there have been approximately 400 participant and spectator craft. The nature of high speed boats traveling at speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour creates an extra or unusual hazard in the navigable waters of the United States. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of life for the participating vessels, spectators, and mariners in the area on the navigable waters of the United States.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA
Document Number: 05-22388
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the Berkley Bridge across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 0.4, in Norfolk, Virginia. The final rule will extend the morning and evening rush hour closure periods so that the morning rush hour period starts at 5 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m., and the evening rush hour starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The rule will also reduce the deep- draft commercial vessel requirement to 18 feet and the advance notice period to 6 hours. This change will relieve vehicular traffic congestion during the weekday rush hours while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.