Safety Zone; Alaska, South Central, Cook Inlet, Kamishak Bay
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone near Augustine Island, located in Kamishak Bay in Cook Inlet, Alaska. The zone is needed to protect marine traffic from hazards associated with recent eruptions of the Augustine Volcano. 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 damage to vessels from hazards associated with the Augustine Volcano.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget (OMB): 1625-0095, 1625-0099, 1625-0101, and 1625-0102
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the Coast Guard has forwarded four Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs are as follows: (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. The ICRs describe 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Broward County, FL
On August 16, 2005, the Coast Guard proposed to change the regulations governing the operation of 10 drawbridges, and establish operating regulations for 2 drawbridges, all of which cross the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Broward County, FL. The proposed rule would require all of these drawbridges to open twice an hour. The proposed schedule is based on a request from Broward County officials, a test the Coast Guard conducted from December, 2004, until February, 2005, and comments received from the public based on the test. The proposed schedule meets the reasonable needs of navigation while accommodating increased vehicular traffic throughout the county. Due to the active hurricane season and lack of public comments to the previous Notice of Proposed Rulemaking we are reissuing the previous Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Announcement of Public Meeting Regarding the Proposed Drawbridge Schedule Change for the Anna Maria and Cortez Drawbridges, Anna Maria, FL
The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting at the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 to allow interested parties the opportunity to provide comments regarding whether the Anna Maria and Cortez Drawbridge schedules should be changed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Cape Fear River, and Northeast Cape Fear River, NC
The Coast Guard is changing 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 rule 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.