Safety and Security Zones; Tall Ships Celebration 2006, Great Lakes, Cleveland, OH, Bay City, MI, Green Bay, WI, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard proposes to establish safety and security zones around Tall Ships visiting the Great Lakes during Tall Ships Celebration 2006. These safety and security zones will provide for the regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of Tall Ships in the navigable waters of the United States. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard participants and spectators from the safety hazards associated with the limited maneuverability of these tall ships and to ensure public safety during Tall Ships events.
Safety Zone: Fireworks on the Bay Celebration, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA
The Coast Guard is proposing the establishment of a 500-foot safety zone on the Chesapeake Bay in support of the Fireworks on the Bay Celebration. This event is will be held at First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, VA on July 04, 2006, and if warranted due to inclement weather, July 5, 2006. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Chesapeake Bay as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone: Norfolk Harbor Entrance Reach, Chesapeake Bay, VA
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the vicinity of Norfolk Harbor Entrance Reach in support of diving operations being conducted to upgrade the Magnetic Silencing Facility at the U.S. Navy Degaussing Range. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic from transiting within 200 yards of position 36-58-55 N/076-19-17 W in Norfolk Harbor Entrance Reach. The safety zone is necessary to protect divers from the hazards associated with the upgrade operations.
Security Zones; Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, AK
The Coast Guard proposes to revise its regulation entitled Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, Alaska security zones. This change would include more accurate position information for the boundaries of tank vessels navigating on the Valdez Narrows Optimum Track Line, and establish when the Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track line is activated and subject to enforcement.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0046
On March 7, 2006, the Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on our intent to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB to seek their renewal of an approval of a collection of information under OMB control number 1625- 0046, Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels). In that notice we stated that the complete ICR would be available through both our online docket and at a Coast Guard facility in Washington, DC. Because the complete ICR was not made available online during the stated comment period we are reopening the comment period until July 3, 2006.