Coast Guard July 7, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Sanibel Island Bridge, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
Document Number: E6-10651
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
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 ``A'' 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 and Security Zones; Tall Ships Celebration 2006, Great Lakes, Cleveland, OH, Bay City, MI, Green Bay, WI, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E6-10650
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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; Grand Island, Stephens Passage
Document Number: E6-10649
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters south of Grand Island in Stephens Passage. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from entering within 2.5 nautical miles of a Coast Guard vessel that is conducting gunnery exercises. Entry into this safety zone, while it is activated and enforced, is prohibited unless authorized by the on-scene U.S. Coast Guard vessel. This safety zone and its periodic activations are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with the firing of weapons.
Safety Zone; Beaufort Water Festival Fireworks, Beaufort River, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: E6-10648
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Beaufort River for a fireworks display. The temporary safety zone extends 460 feet in all directions from the center of a barge located in Beaufort River, Beaufort, South Carolina in approximate position 32[deg]25.632' N, 080[deg]40.600' W. This rule prohibits entry, anchoring, mooring or transiting within the 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 Beaufort River due to the hazards associated with the launching of fireworks.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: E6-10595
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing temporary regulations that govern 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 temporary final rule establishes the same operating requirements for the new drawbridge that is currently in effect for the existing-to-be-removed drawbridge.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Pamlico River, Washington, NC
Document Number: E6-10593
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the ``SBIPFountain Powerboats Kilo Run and Super Boat Grand Prix'', a marine event to be held August 4 and August 6, 2006, on the waters of the Pamlico River, near Washington, 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 Pamlico River during the event.
Safety Zone; Fundacion Amistad Fireworks, Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY
Document Number: E6-10592
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Fundacion Amistad Fireworks in Three Mile Harbor off of East Hampton, NY. The safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime community from the hazards posed by the fireworks display. Entry into or movement within this safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: E6-10590
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations 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 June 26, 2006 until and including August 25, 2006, to facilitate completion of the Outer Loop portion for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: E6-10589
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for ``Thunder Over the Boardwalk Airshow'', an aerial demonstration to be held over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This proposed action would restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey during the aerial demonstration.
Special Local Regulations: Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL
Document Number: E6-10584
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule temporarily suspends the permanent special local regulations for the Suncoast Offshore Challenge and the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix in the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota, Florida. By existing permanent special local regulations, these two race events have nearly identical course and time characteristics, however one event is held annually on the first Saturday of July and the other event is held annually on the first Sunday of July. This year, the sponsor has decided to combine the events into a single day, reduce the length of the racecourse, and modify the times of the event. Therefore, this rule also adds new temporary special local regulations to account for the changes and provide for the safety of life for the participating vessels, spectators, and mariners on the navigable waters of the United States during the event.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Gasparilla Marine Parade, Hillsborough Bay, Tampa, FL
Document Number: E6-10583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the permanent special local regulation for the Annual Gasparilla Marine Parade, Hillsborough Bay, and Tampa Bay, FL. This proposed rule would change the date of the event by moving it up one week, 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.