Coast Guard 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program
Document Number: E6-22442
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Minerals Management Service, in concert with representatives from various State governments, industry, environmental interest groups, and the general public, developed the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines to reflect the consensus agreement of the entire oil spill response community. This notice announces the PREP triennial exercise cycle for 2007 through 2009, requests comments from the public, and requests industry participants to volunteer for scheduled PREP Area exercises.
Security Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: E6-22441
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents during the U.S. House Republican Issues Conference, being held during January 24-26, 2007. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.
Safety Zone: Transit of Industrial Cranes, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: E6-22440
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone from the mouth of the Cape Fear River to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to provide for the safety of the public during the transit and mooring of a vessel carrying four (4) large industrial cranes. The cranes are of such size and dimension that they will create a significant obstruction to safe navigation for other vessels operating in the vicinity. Restricting vessel traffic is necessary to ensure the safety of the public. Vessel traffic will only be restricted during the transit of the vessel.
Security Zones; Escorted Vessels in the Captain of the Port Jacksonville Zone
Document Number: E6-22439
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing security zones around any vessel escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL. No vessel or person is allowed within 100 yards of an escorted vessel, while within the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Zone, Jacksonville, FL, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, FL or designated representative. Additionally, all vessels within 500 yards of an escorted vessel in the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL will be required to operate at a minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature while we undertake a separate, notice-and-comment rulemaking to establish a permanent security zone for escorted vessels in the COTP Jacksonville Zone.
Area Maritime Security Committee, Southeastern New England; Vacancies
Document Number: E6-22424
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, Southeastern New England. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Southeastern New England, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Regulated Navigation Area; Atchafalaya River, Berwick Bay, Berwick Bay, LA
Document Number: E6-22153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to remove both paragraph (f)(4) and the note located at the end of the section from 33 CFR 165.811. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Berwick Bay has determined that the Southern Pacific Railroad (SPRR) Bridge visual displays are no longer necessary due to updated VTS technologies and procedures that actively inform towing vessels that the rules of 33 CFR 165.811 are in effect at the time of entry into the VTS. This action will relieve the owner of the SPRR Bridge and the Coast Guard from maintaining antiquated visual displays and related equipment.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Scotts Hill, NC
Document Number: E6-22152
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Figure Eight Swing Bridge across the AICW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, North Carolina to perform needed mechanical and structural repairs.
Houston / Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-22150
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston / Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Darby Creek, Essington, PA
Document Number: E6-22149
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulation that governs the Consolidated Rail Corporation (CONRAIL) Railroad Bridge, at mile 0.3, across Darby Creek in Essington, Pennsylvania. This change will allow the bridge to be left in the open- to-navigation position from April 1 through October 31 of every year. The bridge will only close for the passage of trains and to perform periodic maintenance. From November 1 to March 31, the bridge will open on signal, if at least 24 hours notice is given by calling (856) 231- 7088 or (856) 662-8201.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Alexandria, VA and Oxon Hill, MD
Document Number: E6-22148
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I-95) Bridge, mile 103.8, across Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill, Maryland. This deviation allows the new drawbridge to remain closed to navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on December 25, 2006 until and including February 22, 2007, to facilitate completion of the Outer Loop portion for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0086
Document Number: E6-21835
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-21
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 is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request a revision of a currently approved collection of information. The ICR is 1625-0086, Great Lakes Pilotage. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensures that we impose only paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Lafourche, LA
Document Number: E6-21834
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-21
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 (GIWW), and one bridge across Bayou Lafourche, north of the GIWW, in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. The Lafourche Parish Council has requested that the six bridges below the GIWW remain closed to navigation at various times on weekdays during the school year and the one bridge north of the GIWW open on four hours advanced notification at night. These closures will facilitate the safe, efficient movement of staff, students and other residents within the parish.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
Document Number: E6-21649
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2007 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Gasparilla Marine Parade, Hillsborough Bay, Tampa, FL
Document Number: E6-21645
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the permanent special local regulation for the Annual Gasparilla Marine Parade, Hillsborough Bay, and Tampa Bay, FL. This rule will change the date of the event from the first weekend in February to the last weekend in January. Additionally, this regulation will create a parade staging area and a 50 foot safety zone around officially entered parade boats during the parade. This action is necessary because the date on which the parade is held annually has changed. Restricting access to the parade staging area box is necessary to ensure the official parade boats are properly lined up to begin the parade. A 50 foot safety zone around officially entered parade boats is necessary to ensure the safety of the parade participants due to safety concerns caused by an increasing number of spectator vessels that gather to watch the parade.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0003
Document Number: E6-21644
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-20
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 is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request an extension of their approval of the following collection of information. The ICR is 1625-0003, Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Form (CG-3865). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensures that we impose only paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone Regulations, New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project, Construction Vessels and Equipment Under and in Immediate Vicinity of West Span
Document Number: E6-21459
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around construction vessels and mooring lines under the West Span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during the deck erection phase of construction. This safety zone will be in effect regardless of whether construction vessels are present or not. This zone approximately encompasses all waters from the Gig Harbor shoreline to just east of the west bridge caissons, extending 1500 feet north and south. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the public from possible collision with the vessels or their mooring lines, chains, or cables. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Safety Zone Regulations, New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project, Bridge Deck Lifting Beams
Document Number: E6-21457
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the lifting beams of the cranes being used to lift deck sections into place on the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The zone will encompass all waters within 500 feet of the area directly below the lifting beams for the duration of the lowering, hookup, raising, and securing evolutions, and will only apply to the beams on the cranes that are in use. The beams being used for the day's evolutions will be clearly marked on each end with a white flashing light. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the public from the hazards associated with navigating in the vicinity of moving construction equipment and heavy loads. These hazards may include risk of collision with the lifting beams and risks associated with falling loads, should there be an equipment failure. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Safety Zone Regulations, New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project, Construction Barge “MARMACK 12”
Document Number: E6-21456
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the Barge ``MARMACK 12'', Official Number 1024657, while it is being used for the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge Construction Project. The zone will extend 500 feet in all directions from the barge, and will be in effect at all times during the duration of this rule. This zone is only in effect while the barge is on the navigable waters of the United States, in the Tacoma Narrows. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the public from possible collision with the barge and the deck sections it is carrying, and from hazards associated with navigating in the vicinity of the barge during construction operations. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Revised MARPOL Annex II and IBC Code Implementation: Publication of Guidelines
Document Number: E6-21335
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 03-06, titled ``Guidance on Implementation of Revisions to MARPOL Annex II and the IBC Code.'' This NVIC provides guidelines on how the revisions to Annex II of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL), and the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code) will be implemented in the U.S. These revisions come into force internationally on January 1, 2007.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0008
Document Number: E6-21297
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
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 is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request an extension of their approval of the following collection of information. The ICR is 1625-0008, Regattas and Marine Parades. 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 Numbers: 1625-0012
Document Number: E6-21284
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
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 is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request an extension of their approval of the following collections of information. The ICR is 1625-0012, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariners. 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.
Houston-Galveston Area Maritime Security Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E6-21134
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, the Secretary of Homeland Security has established an Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committee under the direction of the Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port (COTP)/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC). The Houston-Galveston COTP/FMSC hereby requests qualified individuals interested in serving on this committee to apply for AMS Committee membership.
Exercise of Authority To Require Pilots To Submit Results of Annual Chemical Test for Dangerous Drugs and Extension of Deadline for Pilots To Submit Most Recent Annual Physical Examination
Document Number: E6-21017
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this notice, the Coast Guard is exercising authority currently set forth in Coast Guard regulations to require all first class pilots on vessels greater than 1600 gross registered tons (GRT), and other individuals who ``serve as'' pilots on certain types of vessels greater than 1600 GRT, to provide the passing results of their annual chemical test for dangerous drugs to the Coast Guard, subject to certain exceptions. In addition, the Coast Guard is extending the deadline for pilots to submit the most recent copy of their annual physical examination.
Regulated Navigation Area; East Rockaway Inlet to Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, Long Island, NY
Document Number: E6-20921
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing another temporary final rule to continue a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) from the entrance of East Rockaway Inlet to the Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, New York. 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 5 feet carrying petroleum products as cargo grounding in the channel, and the potential for a significant oil spill. This rule will continue to restrict passage of commercial vessels carrying petroleum products with a loaded draft in excess of 5 feet.
Homeporting of Four National Security Cutters at Alameda, CA; Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E6-20935
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the homeporting of four National Security Cutters (NSCs) at Coast Guard Island (CGI), Alameda, California, and requests public comments. The draft EA tiers from the USCG's 2002 Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) program. The purpose of the proposed action is to replace the four existing 378-foot High Endurance Cutters (WHECs) currently homeported at CGI with the NSCs. The USCG proposes to replace the WHECs on a one for one replacement schedule starting in 2007/2008 and continuing one per year until 2010/2011.
Voyage Data Recorder Study
Document Number: E6-20801
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice solicits public input as part of a study on the feasibility, cost and associated concerns or benefits with the installation of voyage data recorders on passenger vessels. In the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006, the Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to conduct a study of the carriage of voyage data recorders (VDR) by certain passenger vessels. As part of this study, the Coast Guard is to look at the standards, the methods for approval of models, and the procedures for the annual testing of the VDR.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Arkansas Waterway, Arkansas
Document Number: E6-20706
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the drawbridge operations for the Rob Roy Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 67.4 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the Baring Cross Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 119.6 at Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 300.8 at Van Buren, Arkansas, to reflect the actual procedures currently being followed. In addition, the following three bridges will be removed from 33 CFR 117.123 as they are locked in the open-to- navigation position and are no longer considered to be drawbridges: Missouri Pacific Railroad Drawbridge (Benzal Railroad Drawbridge) across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 7.6 at Benzal, Arkansas, the Rock Island Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 118.2 at Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Junction Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 118.7 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Section 117.139 is being revised as paragraph (a) is no longer needed since the Missouri Pacific Railroad Drawbridge (Benzal Railroad Drawbridge) is locked in the open-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Berwick Bay, (Atchafalaya River) Morgan City, LA
Document Number: E6-20486
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-05
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 BNSF Railway Company Vertical Lift Span Bridge across Berwick Bay, mile 0.4, (Atchafalaya River, mile 17.5) at Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: E6-20485
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-05
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 SR 46 (St. Claude Avenue) bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock) in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for approximately 11 consecutive hours to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Amendment
Document Number: 06-9517
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard revises its drawbridge regulations by lengthening the period for which a deviation from published bridge opening requirements is authorized, and by reorganizing and clarifying some provisions. These changes promote intermodal mobility, safety, and security while balancing the reasonable needs of land and marine traffic.
Ship Security Alert System Notices
Document Number: E6-20357
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a change in the e-mail address that U.S. vessels equipped with a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) can use to send emergency notices to the Coast Guard when their security is threatened. In these emergencies, a vessel notifies the Coast Guard of the incident directly or through a third party. The SSAS notice may be communicated through various media. If it is sent as an e-mail, it must be sent to the new address: ssas@uscg.mil.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0056
Document Number: E6-20356
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
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) to request a revision for the following currently-approved collection of information: 1625-0056, Labeling Requirements in 33 CFR parts 181 and 183 and 46 CFR 25.10-3. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI
Document Number: E6-20355
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary 500-yard moving security zone around the U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1 during transit within the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. This security zone is necessary to protect the SBX-1 from hazards associated with vessels and persons approaching too close during transit. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Security Zone; Georgetown Channel, Potomac River, Washington, DC
Document Number: E6-19678
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone on the waters of the upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of visitors to the annual July 4th celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The security zone will allow for control of a designated area of the river and safeguard spectators and high-ranking officials.
Security Zone; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: E6-19677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent security zone on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, within 250 yards north of the north span and 250 yards south of the south span of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, located between Sandy Point and Kent Island, Maryland. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of participants during the annual Bay Bridge Walk across the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, held annually on the first Sunday in May. The security zone will allow for control of vessels or persons within a specified area of the Chesapeake Bay and safeguard the public at large.
Double Hull Standards for Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk; U.S. Position on International Standards for Tank Vessel Design
Document Number: E6-20286
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
This notice is to inform the public that on January 25, 2005, the U.S. Embassy in London deposited a declaration with the International Maritime Organization stating that the express approval of the U.S. Government will be necessary before Regulations 19, 20, and 21 of the revised Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) would enter into force for the U.S.
Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, Motts Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E6-19909
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 1000 foot safety zone around a fireworks display for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla occurring on November 25, 2006, on Motts Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Motts Channel. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Regulated Navigation Area; San Carlos Bay, FL
Document Number: E6-19680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the waters of San Carlos Bay, Florida. The regulated navigation area (RNA) is needed to minimize the risk of potential bridge allisions by vessels utilizing the main channel under span ``A'' (bascule portion) of the Sanibel Island Causeway Bridge and enhance the safety of vessels transiting the area and vehicles crossing over the bridge. This proposed rule would apply vessel traffic regulations to vessels in the RNA.
Safety Zone; Sanibel Island Bridge Span C, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
Document Number: E6-19679
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of San Carlos Bay, Florida in the vicinity of the Sanibel Island Bridge span ``C'' while bridge construction is conducted. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of the construction workers and mariners on the navigable waters of the United States.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Alexandria Channel, DC
Document Number: E6-19676
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone covering certain waters of the Potomac River within a 500-foot radius of an explosives demolition site at the Virginia approach of the old Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, located near Alexandria, Virginia, in position latitude 38[deg]47'36'' N, longitude 077[deg]02'19'' W. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property during the fracturing of the west counterweight box by the use of explosives. This safety zone is intended to restrict maritime traffic in order to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the demolition.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Little Potato Slough, Terminous, CA
Document Number: E6-19675
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
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 Highway 12 Drawbridge across Little Potato Slough, mile 0.1, at Terminous, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. The deviation is necessary for the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to perform submarine power and control cable testing.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Manasquan River, NJ
Document Number: E6-19673
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the Route 35 Bridge, at New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW) mile 1.1, across Manasquan River, at Brielle, New Jersey. The final rule will allow the drawbridge to provide vessel openings upon four hours advance notice from December 1 to March 31. This change will eliminate the continual attendance of draw tender services during the non-peak boating season while still providing the reasonable needs of navigation.
Safety Zone; Cocheco River Dredging Project, Cocheco River, NH
Document Number: E6-19561
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around a blasting project between the Upper and Lower Narrows of the Cocheco River near Dover, NH. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of persons and vessels in the maritime community from the hazards associated with a blasting project. Entry into this zone by any vessel is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Northern New England.
Safety Zone; Kealakekua Bay, HI
Document Number: E6-19557
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Kealakekua Bay on the Island of Hawaii. This zone is established at the request of the Hawaii County Civil Defense due to mudslides and falling rocks. These falling rocks present a hazard to users of Kealakekua Bay. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Final Report on Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices
Document Number: E6-19459
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Report on Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices. This report details the findings of the Coast Guard's study on costs and benefits of alternatives to tank level or pressure monitoring devices.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Outer Clam Bay Boardwalk Bridge, Mile 0.3, Near North Naples, Collier County, FL
Document Number: E6-19457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating regulations of the Outer Clam Bay boardwalk bridge, mile 0.3, near North Naples in Collier County, Florida. This proposed rule would require the draw to open on signal, with at least 30 minutes advance notice. This proposed action will allow the unrestricted movement of pedestrian traffic while not unreasonably interfering with the movement of vessel traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Prescott, WI
Document Number: E6-19456
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the Prescott Highway Bridge, across the St. Croix River at Mile 0.3, at Prescott, Wisconsin. Under the rule, the drawbridge need not open for river traffic and may remain in the closed-to-navigation position from November 1, 2006 to April 1, 2007. This rule allows the bridge owners to make necessary repairs to the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Missouri River, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
Document Number: E6-19455
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the Missouri River drawbridge regulations covering Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. The revisions will have the bridges open on signal except during the winter season which will require 24 hours advanced notice. These revisions to the regulations will reduce delays of the vessels transiting through these States on the Missouri River.
Use of Akers Breath Alcohol .02 Detection System Test Device for Serious Marine Incident Testing
Document Number: E6-19317
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the use of a Breath Alcohol .02 Detection System manufactured by Akers Bioscience, Inc., may be used by the maritime industry to conduct alcohol tests in compliance with Coast Guard regulations.
Anchorage Regulations; Falmouth Maine, Casco Bay
Document Number: E6-19315
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard hereby amends the special anchorage area in Falmouth, Maine, Casco Bay. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation and provide mariners a safe and secure anchorage for vessels of not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property on Casco Bay, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.