Coast Guard April 13, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC
Document Number: E6-5522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone in certain waters of Washington Channel on the Potomac River off Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC during the May 25, 2006, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant's Change of Command ceremony. The security zone is necessary to provide for the security and safety of life and property of event participants, spectators and mariners on U.S. navigable waters during the event. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland, or designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague, VA
Document Number: E6-5521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the SR 175 Bridge, at mile 3.5, at Chincoteague, Virginia. The proposal would allow the bridge to open on demand from midnight to 6 a.m., and every hour and a half from 6 a.m. to midnight; except from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July, the draw need not be opened. The proposed change would reduce vehicular traffic congestion to increase public safety and to extend the structural and operational integrity of the movable span while still balancing the needs of marine and vehicular traffic.
Security Zone; High Capacity Passenger Vessels and Alaska Marine Highway System Vessels in Alaska
Document Number: 06-3564
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing permanent moving security zones around all escorted High Capacity Passenger Vessels (``HCPV'') and escorted Alaska Marine Highway System Vessels (``AMHS vessels'') during their transits in the navigable waters of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District. All commercial fishing vessels, as defined by applicable United States Code, are exempt from the provisions of this rule only while they are actively engaged in fishing.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Benicia and Martinez, CA
Document Number: 06-3562
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-13
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 Benicia-Martinez Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0, between Benicia and Martinez, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. This deviation is necessary for the bridge owner, Union Pacific Railroad Company, to perform essential cable replacement and repair work at the bridge.
Safety Zone; Maple-Oregon Bridge Boring Program, Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Document Number: 06-3512
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay, WI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal during the Maple-Oregon Bridge Boring Program. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect vessels from hazards associated with underwater drilling operations.