Coast Guard May 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Portland Zone
Document Number: E6-8218
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its current regulations establishing additional safety zones on the waters of the Suislaw, Willamette, Columbia, Coos, and Chehalis Rivers, located in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon, during annual fireworks displays. The Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon, is taking this action to safeguard watercraft and their occupants from safety hazards associated with these displays. Entry into these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: E6-8300
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). NBSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters related to recreational boating safety.
Houston-Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-8299
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
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.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York and Vicinity
Document Number: E6-8298
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Special Anchorage Area in Haverstraw Bay on the Hudson River adjacent to Haverstraw, NY. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels not more than 20 meters in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property on the Hudson River, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of recreational vessel traffic and commerce.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Rappahannock River, Essex County, Westmoreland County, Layton, VA
Document Number: E6-8297
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the ``2006 Rappahannock River Boaters Association Spring and Fall Radar Shootout'', power boat races to be held on the waters of the Rappahannock River near Layton, VA. 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 the Rappahannock River during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: E6-8296
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. 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 the Pasquotank River adjacent to Elizabeth City, North Carolina during the power boat race.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Chesapeake Bay, Tred Avon River, Oxford, MD
Document Number: E6-8294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Tred Avon River during a fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge, located between Bellevue, Maryland and Oxford, Maryland. This action will restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Tred Avon River.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers 1625-0066 and 1625-0069
Document Number: E6-8220
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
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 their approval of a revision of the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0066, Vessel and Facility Response Plans (Domestic and Int'l), and Additional Response Requirements for Prince William Sound, Alaska; and (2) 1625-0069, Ballast Water Management for Vessels with Ballast Tanks Entering U.S. Waters. Before submitting the ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Nanticoke River, Sharptown, MD
Document Number: E6-8219
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Bo Bowman MemorialSharptown Regatta'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Nanticoke River near Sharptown, 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 the Nanticoke River during the event.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0105
Document Number: E6-8217
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
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 an extension of their approval of the following collection of information: 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on our ICR described below.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License; Consolidation of Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials
Document Number: 06-4900
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice provides the times and locations of the public meetings which will be held by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Coast Guard (USCG) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License'' and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled ``Consolidation of Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials'', both of which were published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2006.
Regulated Navigation Area: Narragansett Bay, RI and Mount Hope Bay, MA, Including the Providence River and Taunton River
Document Number: E6-8075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise some provisions of the existing Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) in the Providence River, Narragansett Bay, RI and Mount Hope Bay, MA. Specifically, the purposes of this proposed rulemaking are to: First, modify provisions in the current RNA that were originally implemented to address severe shoaling in the Providence River; second, address navigational challenges associated with the two Brightman Street bridges; and third, introduce new measures to improve navigation safety in all of Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay, including the Providence and Taunton Rivers, respectively.
Safety Zone; Cooper River, Hog Island Channel, Charleston, SC
Document Number: E6-8073
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Hog Island Reach on the Cooper River, for demolition of the Grace Memorial and Silas Pearman Bridges and associated recovery operations. The temporary safety zone includes all waters within the area bounded by the following coordinates: 32[deg]48.566' N, 079[deg]55.211' W to 32[deg]48.389' N, 079[deg]54.256' W to 32[deg]47.824' N, 079[deg]54.401' W thence to 32[deg]47.994' N, 079[deg]55.359' W. This rule prohibits entry, anchoring, mooring, or transiting within the temporary safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Charleston or his designated representative. This regulation is necessary to protect life and property on the navigable waters of the Cooper River from the dangers associated with the demolition and recovery of these bridges.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Massalina Bayou, Panama City, FL
Document Number: E6-8072
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has temporarily changed the regulation governing the operation of the Tarpon Dock bascule span drawbridge across Massalina Bayou, mile 0.0, at Panama City, Bay County, Florida. The regulation will allow the draw of the bridge to remain closed to navigation for one hour to facilitate the American Heart Walk.
Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E6-8068
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing the waters of the Severn River and College Creek in order to safeguard high-ranking public officials from terrorist acts and incidents during the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony on May 26, 2006. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents. 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; Thunder on the Niagara, the Niagara River at Gratwick Riverside Park, North Tonowanda, NY
Document Number: E6-8067
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of the upper Niagara River by Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda, NY. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a boat race. This safety zone restricts vessel traffic from a portion of the Niagara River at Gratwick Riverside Park, North Tonawanda, NY.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Missouri River, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
Document Number: 06-4877
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to make revisions in Missouri River drawbridge regulations covering Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. Under the proposed revisions, the bridges will open on signal, except during the winter season when 24 hours advance notice will be required. These proposed revisions to the regulations will reduce delays to the vessels transiting through these States on the Missouri River.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: E6-7868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the operating regulations for the First Avenue South dual drawbridges across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 2.5, at Seattle, Washington. The proposed change would enable the bridge owner to keep the bridges closed during night hours for a period longer than 60 days. This would facilitate painting the structure while properly containing debris and paint.
Proposed Decommissioning and Excessing of the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) and USCGC ACUSHNET (WMEC-167); Preparation of Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E6-7864
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces its intent to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) on the proposed decommissioning and excessing of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) STORIS (WMEC-38), homeported in Kodiak, AK, and USCGC ACUSHNET (WMEC-167), homeported in Ketchikan, AK. This notice provides information on the proposed action, requests public comments on environmental impacts that might occur from the proposed action, and provides instructions on how to submit comments to the USCG.
Security Zone, Mackinac Bridge and Straits of Mackinac, Mackinaw City, MI
Document Number: E6-7862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent security zone approximately one quarter mile on each side of the Mackinac Bridge in the Straits of Mackinac near Mackinaw City, MI. This security zone will place navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the Straits area, under and around the Mackinac Bridge, located between Mackinaw City, MI. and St. Ignace, MI. This rule will be in effect Labor Day of each year; 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, NY
Document Number: E6-7861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations governing the operation of the Beach Channel railroad bridge across Jamaica Bay, at mile 6.7, New York. This proposed rule would allow the Beach Channel Bridge to remain in the closed position during the morning and afternoon commuter rush hours from 6:45 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. This rule is expected to help facilitate commuter rail traffic while continuing to meet the present and anticipated needs of navigation.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-7860
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to these specific issues of towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Port Access Routes Study of Potential Vessel Routing Measures to Reduce Vessel Strikes of North Atlantic Right Whales
Document Number: E6-7859
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the completion of a Port Access Route Study that analyzed potential vessel routing measures and considered adjusting existing vessel routing measures in order to help reduce the risk of vessel strikes of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale. The study focused on the northern region off the Atlantic Coast which included Cape Cod Bay, the area off Race Point at the northern end of Cape Cod (Race Point) and the Great South Channel; and in the southern region which included areas along the seacoast in the approaches to the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Brunswick, Georgia. This notice summarizes the study's recommendations. Comments on these recommendations are requested.
Consolidation of Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials
Document Number: 06-4509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to streamline the existing merchant mariner credentialing process to minimize redundant requirements and simplify the credentialing program. This proposed rule works in tandem with the joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published by the Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) entitled ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License'' published elsewhere in the Federal Register today. It proposes to combine the individual Merchant Mariner's Document, License, Certificate of Registry, and STCW Endorsement into a single certificate termed the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), which will be endorsed to reflect a mariner's qualifications. The Coast Guard also proposes to streamline the application process for the MMC by removing the requirement that all mariners appear at least once at one of 17 Regional Exam Centers (RECs). Instead, the information previously submitted by the applicant at the REC would be submitted to TSA through the TWIC enrollment process and shared with the Coast Guard by TSA.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: 06-4508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This is a notice of proposed rulemaking by the Department of Homeland Security, specifically by the Transportation Security Administration and the United States Coast Guard. If promulgated, this rule would implement the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program in the maritime sector. Under this program, merchant mariners holding an active License, Merchant Mariner Document, or Certificate of Registry and workers who require unescorted access to secure areas at maritime facilities or on vessels must undergo a security threat assessment, and, if found to not pose a security threat, obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential. Persons without Transportation Worker Identification Credentials will not be granted unescorted access to secure areas at affected maritime facilities or on vessels. Under this proposed rule, the Coast Guard seeks to amend its regulations on vessel and facility security to require the use of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential as an access control measure. It is also proposing to amend its regulations covering merchant mariners to incorporate the requirement to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential. In a separate rulemaking action published elsewhere in this edition of the Federal Register, the Coast Guard also is proposing to consolidate existing licensing and documentation regulations to minimize duplicative or redundant identification or background check requirements. The Transportation Security Administration proposes amending its security threat assessment standards that currently apply to commercial drivers authorized to transport hazardous materials in commerce to also apply to merchant mariners and workers who require unescorted access to secure areas on vessels and at port facilities. These proposed amendments also relate to the notification an employer receives when an employee who holds a hazardous materials endorsement or a Transportation Worker Identification Credential is determined to pose a security threat. The Transportation Security Administration also is proposing regulations dealing with the enrollment of port workers into the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program. In addition, the Transportation Security Administration is proposing a fee, as authorized under the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2004, to pay for the costs related to the issuance of the Transportation Worker Identification Credentials under this rule. This rulemaking would enhance the security of ports by requiring background checks on persons and establishing a biometric access control system to prevent those who pose a security threat from gaining unescorted access to secure areas of ports. This rulemaking implements the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, which requires that credentialed merchant mariners and workers with unescorted access to secured areas of vessels and facilities be subject to a security threat assessment and receive a biometric credential needed to access secured areas.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: E6-7618
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``East Coast Boat Racing Club power boat race'', a marine event to be held over the waters of the Chesapeake Bay adjacent to Cape Charles, 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 on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Cape Charles Beach, Cape Charles, Virginia during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Event; Sacramento River Bridge-to-Bridge Waterfront Festival, San Francisco Bay and Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: E6-7610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River for a waterfront festival to be held on July 21 through July 23, 2006. The event includes boat racing, speed trials, water-skiing, and wakeboard competitions. The proposed special local regulations are intended to prohibit vessels and people from entering into or remaining within a regulated area in order to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea, MA
Document Number: 06-4668
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the P.J. McArdle Bridge, across the Chelsea River at mile 0.3, between East Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts. This temporary final rule allows the bridge to remain closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 17, 2006, to facilitate the Third Annual Chelsea River Revel Festival and the running of the Chelsea River Revel 5K Road Race. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Safety Zone: Mathews County Fireworks Event, East River, Mathews, VA
Document Number: E6-7532
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a 1200 foot safety zone in the vicinity of Mathews, VA centered on position 37-23-56N/076-20- 42W on July 1, 2006 in support of the Mathews County Fireworks Event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the East River as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone: Stars in the Sky Fireworks Celebration, James River, Newport News, VA
Document Number: E6-7531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a 1000 foot safety zone in the vicinity of Newport News, VA centered on position 37-58-30N/076- 26-19W on July 4, 2006 in support of the Stars in the Sky Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on James River as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E6-7518
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). CTAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways.
Safety Zone; Lowcountry Splash, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 06-4628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to create a temporary safety zone in the Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor from Hobcaw Yacht Club to Charleston Harbor Marina along the coast of Mount Pleasant, SC, to approximately 150 yards offshore, during the Lowcountry Splash swimming event on June 24, 2006. A safety zone is necessary to prevent commercial or recreational boating traffic from interfering with swimmers on the racecourse. This rule provides for the safety of swimmers and vessels transiting the area.
Safety Zone; Tarague Basin and Adjacent Waters, GU
Document Number: 06-4627
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of the North Pacific Ocean bounded by a circle with a 2077-yard radius, centered at 13[deg]35'35'' North Latitude and 144[deg]56'29'' East Longitude (NAD 1983) in the vicinity of Pati Point, Guam. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners who would otherwise transit or be within this area from possible safety hazards associated with U.S. Air Force detonation range operations. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Amendment
Document Number: 06-4631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a supplemental change to its notice of proposed rulemaking for modifying drawbridge operating regulations. This proposed supplemental change will consolidate all temporary changes to a drawbridge operating schedule into either a deviation or a rulemaking based on the length of time of the temporary change. This new proposed change is intended to provide more easily understood regulatory requirements. This proposed change will not affect the requirements for emergency closures or permanent changes to an operating schedule.
Safety Zone; Rockets for Schools, Sheboygan, WI
Document Number: 06-4473
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Sheboygan, WI, for the Rockets for Schools model rocket launch. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel and property from hazards associated with the storage, preparation, launching and recovery of model rockets, as well as for protection of the general public and vessels near where the rockets are being launched. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his duly appointed representative.
Safety Zone; Live-Fire Gun Exercise, Southeast of Ocean City, MD, Atlantic Ocean
Document Number: E6-7205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on June 19, 20 and 21, 2006 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a live-fire gun exercise approximately 9 nautical miles southeast of Ocean City, MD. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Ocean as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with gunnery exercise. Entry into this Coast Guard safety zone would be prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; TCF Bank Milwaukee Air Expo, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 06-4393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to implement a temporary safety zone for the TCF Bank Milwaukee Air Expo. This safety zone is necessary to safeguard vessels and spectators from hazards associated with air shows. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of Lake Michigan and Milwaukee Harbor.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Iowa and Illinois
Document Number: 06-4324
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, Mile 482.9, Rock Island, Illinois across the Upper Mississippi River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on June 3, 2006. The deviation is necessary to allow time for repairs to mechanical components essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Iowa and Illinois
Document Number: 06-4323
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, Mile 482.9, Rock Island, Illinois across the Upper Mississippi River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on September 24, 2006. The deviation is necessary to allow time for repairs to mechanical components essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lake Washington Ship Canal, WA
Document Number: 06-4322
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily revising the drawbridge operation regulations for the Ballard Bridge, mile 1.1, and the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, Washington. The temporary change will increase the two daily closed draw periods by one hour each from May 30, 2006 through March 30, 2007. This will facilitate road traffic, which will be severely limited by lane closures during the rebuilding of the approaches to the Fremont Bridge.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0073
Document Number: E6-6917
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-08
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), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR is 1625- 0073, Alteration of Unreasonably Obstructive Bridges under the Truman- Hobbs (T-H) Act. The ICR describes 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.
Finding of No Significant Impact for the Installation and Operation of the Integrated Anti-Swimmer System
Document Number: E6-6874
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Installation and Operation of the Integrated Anti- Swimmer System, effective 4 April 2006, for the Final Environmental Assessment that evaluated the proposed action. This notice is issued in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) and its implementing regulations 40 CFR 1500 through 1508.
Security and Safety Zone: Protection of Large Passenger Vessels, Portland, OR
Document Number: 06-4275
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port Portland, Oregon will begin, on April 23, 2006, enforcing a small area of the greater Large Passenger Vessel Security and Safety Zones that were published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2003. The zones provide for the security and safety of large passenger vessels in the navigable waters of Captain of the Port Portland, Oregon zone and adjacent waters. These security and safety zones will be enforced for passenger cruise ships only and only from the mouth of the Columbia River at buoy 14 upriver to, and including, Astoria, Oregon until October 31, 2006.
Security Zone: Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
Document Number: 06-4266
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port Portland, Oregon will begin enforcing on June 7, 2006 the Portland Rose Festival Security Zone established by 33 CFR 165.1312 until June 12, 2006. This zone provides for the security of public vessels on a portion of the Willamette River during the fleet week of the 2006 Rose Festival.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Back Bay of Biloxi, Biloxi, MS
Document Number: 06-4261
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the draw of the U.S. 90 bascule bridge across the Back Bay of Biloxi, mile 0.4, between Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and will be replaced with a fixed bridge. Since the movable span of the bridge has been removed, the regulation controlling the opening and closing of the bridge is no longer necessary.
Security Zones; Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 06-4260
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-05-05
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.
Safety Zone; City of Lynn, Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Nahant Bay, MA
Document Number: E6-6740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the City of Lynn ``Fourth of July Fireworks'' occurring in Nahant Bay, Massachusetts. This safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. The safety zone would temporarily prohibit entry into or movement within this portion of Nahant Bay during the closure period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Liberty Bayou, LA
Document Number: E6-6738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the State Route 433 (S433) pontoon span bridge across Liberty Bayou, mile 2.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation and Development, has requested that the notice required for an opening of the draw be changed from 12 hours to 4 hours.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E6-6733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races'', a marine event to be held September 9, 2006 on the waters of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Baltimore Inner Harbor during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Susquehanna River, Port Deposit, MD
Document Number: E6-6732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish permanent special local regulations for ``Ragin' on the River'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Susquehanna River adjacent to Port Deposit, 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 the Susquehanna River adjacent to Port Deposit, Maryland during the power boat race.