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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Ft. Madison, Burlington, and Dubuque, IA, and Rock Island Arsenal, IL
Document Number: 05-22101
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily revising the operating regulations for the Ft. Madison Drawbridge, mile 383.9, the Burlington RR Drawbridge, mile 403.1, the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, mile 579.9, and the Rock Island Arsenal Drawbridge, mile 482.9, all located along the Upper Mississippi River. The temporary revision established the winter operating schedules for these four drawbridges while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Pollution Prevention Equipment
Document Number: 05-21573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise its 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. These revisions should effectively implement MARPOL Annex I regulations, reduce the amount of oil discharged from vessels, and eliminate the use of ozone-depleting solvents in equipment tests. The proposed rule would require newly constructed vessels carrying oil in bulk to install cargo monitors that meet revised standards and require all vessels replacing or installing oil separators and bilge alarms to install equipment that meets revised standards. Tests for approval of this equipment would also be revised both to deal with common bilge contaminants and to eliminate the use of ozone-depleting solvents.
Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Decommissioning and Excessing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter MACKINAW (WAGB-83)
Document Number: 05-21875
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Decommissioning and excessing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter USCGC MACKINAW (WAGB-83) in Cheboygan, Michigan and invites comments as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The EA evaluates the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the Proposed Action. The Draft FONSI records the USCG's determination that the Proposed Action would have no significant impact on the environment. The U.S. Coast Guard also announces the development of a Memorandum of Agreement to resolve potential adverse effects to a historic property and invites comments as part of the public involvement process under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
National Boating Safety Activities: Funding for National Nonprofit Public Service Organizations
Document Number: 05-21857
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for fiscal year 2006 grants and cooperative agreements from national, nongovernmental, nonprofit public service organizations. The Boating Safety Financial Assistance Program is listed in section 97.012 of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. These grants and cooperative agreements would be used to fund projects on various subjects promoting recreational boating safety on the national level. This notice provides information about the grant and cooperative agreement application process and some of the subjects of particular interest to the Coast Guard.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, NY
Document Number: 05-21856
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary 90-day deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to test an alternate drawbridge operation regulation for the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge mile 6.7, across Jamaica Bay, New York. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from December 1, 2005 through February 28, 2006, the bridge may remain closed during the commuter rail rush hours in the morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The purpose of this temporary deviation is to test an alternate drawbridge operation schedule for 90 days and solicit comment from the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Taunton River, MA
Document Number: 05-21855
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation for the Brightman Street Bridge, at mile 1.8, across the Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain closed from 9 p.m. on December 2, 2005 through 5 a.m. on December 12, 2005. The purpose of this temporary deviation is to facilitate scheduled bridge repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN
Document Number: 05-21851
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the Chief John Ross Drawbridge, mile 464.1, across the Tennessee River at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Under the temporary change, the drawbridge need not open for river traffic and may remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 8 a.m., December 1, 2005 until 8 a.m., July 1, 2006. This temporary change will allow the drawbridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position to allow major repair work to be performed on the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills, and Their Tributaries, NY
Document Number: 05-21850
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-02
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 Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English Kills at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position from November 14, 2005 through November 20, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum
Document Number: 05-21732
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum will hold a meeting to discuss various waterways management issues. Potential agenda items will include navigation, ballast water regulations, Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), waterways management, and discussions about the agenda for the next meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Remedial Action Project for Petroleum and Metals Impacted Soil at Passage Island Light Station, Keweenaw County, MI; Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 05-21726
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for remedial action associated with petroleum and metals impacted soil at the Passage Island Light Station, Keweenaw County, Michigan. This letter shall serve as notification for a thirty-day scoping period for the Draft EA. This scoping announcement provides interested parties with information on the USCG Passage Island Light Station, existing environment, and proposed action in advance of issuance of the Draft EA for this project. The Draft EA will assess the alternatives to address impacted soil at the light station. The USCG seeks public and agency input on the scope of the Draft EA. Specifically, the USCG requests input on any environmental concerns that the public may have related to the existing impacted soil, the remedial action alternatives, or sources of relevant data or information for inclusion in the Draft EA.
Security Zone; Sea Buoy at the Entrance of St. Mary's River to Kings Bay, GA
Document Number: 05-21721
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
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.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 05-21720
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port Puget Sound will begin enforcing the Budd Inlet security zone in West Bay, Olympia, Washington on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at 8 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The security zone provides for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo in the navigable waters of Puget Sound and adjacent waters. The security zone will be enforced until Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific standard time.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): OMB Control Numbers 1625-0035 and 1625-0051
Document Number: 05-21719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard has forwarded two Information Collection Requests (ICRs)(1) 1625-0035, Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, and Engineering Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices, and (2) 1625- 0051, (A) Reports of MARPOL 73/78 Oil, Noxious Liquid Substances (NLS) and Garbage Discharge; (B) Application for Equivalents, Exemptions and Alternatives; and (C) Voluntary Reports of Pollution Sightings abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comment by OIRA ensures that we impose only paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Security Zone; High Capacity Passenger Vessels and Alaska Marine Highway System Vessels in Alaska
Document Number: 05-21576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising its proposed rule published March 9, 2005, to establish permanent moving security zones around all escorted High Capacity Passenger Vessels (``HCPV'') and escorted Alaska Marine Highway System Vessels (``AMHS vessels'') during their transit in the navigable waters of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District. The 250-yard speed restriction zone, the 25-yard security zone around moored and anchored vessels, and the waiver request process in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) have been eliminated. The Coast Guard has revised the proposed security zones prohibiting any vessel from entering within 100 yards of an escorted HCPV or escorted AMHS vessel while in transit. These security zones are necessary to mitigate potential terrorist acts and enhance public and maritime safety and security. Permission to enter these security zones may be granted by the designated on-scene representative.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-21575
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 53, ``Medical Certification Standards and Disqualifying Medical Conditions for Merchant Mariners.'' MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Saugus River, MA
Document Number: 05-21574
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the General Edwards SR1A Bridge, at mile 1.7, across the Saugus River between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts. This temporary change to the drawbridge operation regulations allows the bridge to remain in the closed position from November 1, 2005 through April 30, 2006. This action is necessary to facilitate structural maintenance at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Shark River (South Channel), NJ
Document Number: 05-21501
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
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 Route 71 Bridge, at mile 0.8, across Shark River (South Channel), at Belmar, New Jersey. This deviation allows the drawbridge to provide vessel openings upon two hours advance notice each day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning on Monday, October 31 until Thursday, November 3, 2005, to facilitate emergency mechanical repairs.
Impact Study: Increasing Passenger Weight and Size on Passenger Vessels
Document Number: 05-21560
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a study of the potential impacts that would result from increasing the passenger weight and size regulatory standards used when calculating the intact stability of domestic passenger vessels. The study will include an assessment of the potential impact on industry, identify the regulations potentially requiring change, develop a regulatory implementation strategy and other work associated with the implementation of new passenger weight and size standards.
Safety Zone Regulation; Tampa Bay, FL
Document Number: 05-21396
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay, Florida, in the vicinity of the Clearwater Memorial bascule bridge. This safety zone is being established to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the blasting demolition of the concrete portions of the Clearwater Memorial bascule bridge. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Knapps Narrows, MD
Document Number: 05-21322
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
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 Route 33/Knapps Narrows Bridge, at mile 0.4, across Knapps Narrows, at Tilghman, Maryland. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning on Monday, October 24 until Friday, October 28, 2005, to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): 1625-0089
Document Number: 05-21235
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard has forwarded one Information Collection Request (ICR)(1) 1625-0089, The National Recreational Boating Surveyabstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comment by OIRA ensures that we impose only paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-21142
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 52, ``Recommendations on the Coast Guard's Draft Proposals on Issues That Will Be Affected by the Revisions to the 1997 Interim Rule Implementing the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended.'' MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal; Sturgeon Bay, WI
Document Number: 05-21146
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the operating regulations for the Michigan Street and Bayview drawbridges, both in Sturgeon Bay, WI, by establishing a permanent winter operating schedule while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 05-21018
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On September 1, 2005, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register requesting public comments regarding establishment of permanent special local regulations for ``Tug-of-War'', a marine event conducted over the waters of Spa Creek between Eastport and 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 portions of Spa Creek during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Willoughby Bay, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 05-21017
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for ``Hampton Roads Sailboard Classic'', a marine event to be held on the waters of Willoughby Bay, Norfolk, Virginia. 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 portions of Willoughby Bay during the event.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-21008
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees on boats and associated equipment, aftermarket marine equipment, and prevention through people will meet to discuss various issues relating to recreational boating safety. All meetings will be open to the public.
Neptune LNG, L.L.C., Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-21007
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce that the Coast Guard intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of the environmental review of this license application. The application describes a project that would be located in the Federal waters of the Outer Continental Shelf in Blocks NK 19-04 6525 and NK 19-04 6575, approximately 22 miles northeast of Boston, Massachusetts, and approximately 7 miles south-southeast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Publication of this notice begins a scoping process that will help identify and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-20886
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee (LMRWSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways. The meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zones; Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, AK
Document Number: 05-20636
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is continuing temporary security zones encompassing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex, Valdez, Alaska and TAPS Tank Vessels and Valdez Narrows, Port Valdez, Alaska, and is reducing the size of one of these zones. These temporary security zones will remain effective until January 12, 2006, while we complete a separate rulemaking to create permanent security zones in these locations.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-20634
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will hold a meeting to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This notice announces the date, time, and location for the meeting of the NMSAC.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-20469
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its Subcommittees on Outreach and Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS) will meet to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Fox River, Green Bay, WI and DePere, WI
Document Number: 05-20468
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the operating regulations for highway drawbridges to establish permanent winter operating hours, and to establish operating regulations for two Canadian National Railway drawbridges, all located over the Fox River in Green Bay and DePere, WI. The revised regulation establishes permanent winter operating schedules for all drawbridges during winter months while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Merchant Mariner Credentials: Temporary Procedures
Document Number: 05-20349
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The Regional Examination Center (REC) at New Orleans, which serves 14% of mariners nation-wide including approximately 29,000 mariners in those three states, was flooded, destroying vital records and equipment, and rendering the facility temporarily inoperable. The Coast Guard is opening temporary offices in Morgan City, LA and Memphis, TN to provide services to mariners that have been affected by the closure of the REC in New Orleans.
Safety Zone Regulations, Downed Aircraft, Browns Bay, WA
Document Number: 05-20342
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Puget Sound around the body and debris of a helicopter. The Coast Guard is establishing this zone to ensure unencumbered access for rescuers and investigators, and protect the public from numerous dangers associated with recovery of this submerged aircraft. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Neptune LNG, L.L.C., Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application
Document Number: 05-20278
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce that they have received an application for the licensing of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port, and that the application appears to contain the required information. This notice summarizes the applicant's plans and the procedures that will be followed in considering the application.
Security Zones; Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, AK
Document Number: 05-20276
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish permanent security zones encompassing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex, Valdez, Alaska and TAPS Tank Vessels and a security zone in the Valdez Narrows, Port Valdez, Alaska. These security zones are necessary to protect the TAPS Terminal and vessels from damage or injury from sabotage, destruction or other subversive acts. Entry of vessels into these security zones would be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Passaic River, NJ
Document Number: 05-19950
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the drawbridge operation regulations for the operation of the Route 280 Bridge, mile 5.8, across the Passaic River, at Harrison, New Jersey. Under this temporary rule the Route 280 Bridge may remain in the closed position for the passage of vessel traffic from March 1, 2006 through November 30, 2007. This temporary rulemaking is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation repairs at the bridge.
Special Local Regulations; Strait Thunder Performance, Port Angeles, WA
Document Number: 05-20021
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for the Strait Thunder Race held on the waters of Port Angeles Harbor, Port Angeles, Washington. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area and provide for a viewing area for spectator craft. This rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 05-19953
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. This deviation allows the drawbridge to not open for vessel traffic and remain in the closed-to-navigation position. The deviation is necessary to rehabilitate the bridge deck.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Hackensack River, NJ
Document Number: 05-19952
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the Amtrak Portal Bridge at mile 5.0, across the Hackensack River at Little Snake Hill, New Jersey. This final rule allows the bridge owner to expand the two time periods in the morning and in the afternoon, Monday through Friday, when the bridge may remain closed to vessel traffic.
Northeast Gateway Energy Bridge, L.L.C., Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-19951
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce that the Coast Guard intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of the environmental review of this license application. The application describes a project that would be located in Massachusetts Bay, in Block 125, approximately 13 miles south-southeast of Gloucester, MA. Publication of this notice begins a scoping process that will help identify and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate in the process.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Dorchester Bay, MA
Document Number: 05-19949
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the William T. Morrisey Boulevard Bridge, at mile 0.0, across Dorchester Bay at Boston, Massachusetts. This change to the drawbridge operation regulations allows the bridge to remain in the closed position from November 1, 2005 through May 10, 2006. This action is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills, and Their Tributaries, NY
Document Number: 05-19948
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
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 Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English Kills at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position from 11 p.m. on October 21, 2005 through 6 a.m. on October 24, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Chelsea River, MA
Document Number: 05-19947
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
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 P.J. McArdle Bridge, mile 0.3, across the Chelsea River between East Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., on October 24, 2005 and October 27, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Merchant Mariner Credentials: Temporary Procedures; Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-19988
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The Regional Examination Center (REC) at New Orleans, which serves 14% of mariners nation-wide and reflects about 29,000 mariners in those three states, was completely flooded, destroying vital records and equipment, and rendering the facility temporarily inoperable. Since mariners in the area may also have lost their credentials in the storm and subsequent flooding, the Coast Guard is hereby implementing temporary measures to relieve some hardship on mariners in the Gulf coast area who need replacement credentials.
Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port License Application; Fabrication Site Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 05-19854
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the cancellation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) that they previously planned as a follow-up to MARAD's approval of the license application for the Port Pelican LLC Deepwater Port in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. The EA would have assessed the environmental impact of related shoreside fabrication site activities in Texas. The Coast Guard and MARAD are canceling the EA, due to Port Pelican LLC's decision to defer these fabrication site activities indefinitely.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Cape Fear River, and Northeast Cape Fear River, NC
Document Number: 05-19664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) bridges: the S.R. 74 Bridge, across the AICW mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach; the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, mile 26.8, at Wilmington; and the Isabel S. Holmes (US 117) Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Northeast Cape Fear River at Wilmington, North Carolina. This proposal will allow the bridges to remain in the closed position at particular dates and times to accommodate road races, marathons and triathlons. Vessels that can pass under the bridges without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Meeting of the Office of Boating Safety's Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Panel
Document Number: 05-19663
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard's Office of Boating Safety is sponsoring a panel of representatives of the recreational boating community to discuss strategic planning goals, objectives and strategies that the Coast Guard may use to improve recreational boating safety. This meeting is open to the public.
Integrated Anti-Swimmer System; Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 05-19662
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) of the Integrated Anti- Swimmer System (IAS). The Coast Guard is proposing to deploy and operate the IAS for temporary periods at various U.S. ports throughout the U.S. Maritime Domain, when necessary. The purpose of the Proposed Action is to increase the Coast Guard's ability to detect, track, classify, and interdict, if necessary, potential underwater threats and as a result, protect personnel, ships, and property from sabotage and/ or other subversive acts. Potential threats targeted by the IAS include combat divers and unmanned vehicles. The IAS will be co-located with, and used by, the Coast Guard's newly established Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSSTs). The IAS is proposed to be used at a range necessary to maintain situational awareness and allow the MSSTs sufficient time to react and counter a detected threat. Extensive research and analysis of alternatives has led to the conclusion that an active sonar system is the only currently available technology that affords this capability.
Shipping; Technical, Organizational and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 05-19723
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard shipping and transportation regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.