Coast Guard November 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Double Hull Standards for Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk; U.S. Position on International Standards for Tank Vessel Design
Document Number: E6-20286
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
This notice is to inform the public that on January 25, 2005, the U.S. Embassy in London deposited a declaration with the International Maritime Organization stating that the express approval of the U.S. Government will be necessary before Regulations 19, 20, and 21 of the revised Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) would enter into force for the U.S.
Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, Motts Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E6-19909
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 1000 foot safety zone around a fireworks display for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla occurring on November 25, 2006, on Motts Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Motts Channel. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Regulated Navigation Area; San Carlos Bay, FL
Document Number: E6-19680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the waters of San Carlos Bay, Florida. The regulated navigation area (RNA) is needed to minimize the risk of potential bridge allisions by vessels utilizing the main channel under span ``A'' (bascule portion) of the Sanibel Island Causeway Bridge and enhance the safety of vessels transiting the area and vehicles crossing over the bridge. This proposed rule would apply vessel traffic regulations to vessels in the RNA.
Safety Zone; Sanibel Island Bridge Span C, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
Document Number: E6-19679
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
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 ``C'' 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 Zone; Potomac River, Alexandria Channel, DC
Document Number: E6-19676
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone covering certain waters of the Potomac River within a 500-foot radius of an explosives demolition site at the Virginia approach of the old Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, located near Alexandria, Virginia, in position latitude 38[deg]47'36'' N, longitude 077[deg]02'19'' W. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property during the fracturing of the west counterweight box by the use of explosives. This safety zone is intended to restrict maritime traffic in order to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the demolition.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Little Potato Slough, Terminous, CA
Document Number: E6-19675
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
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 Highway 12 Drawbridge across Little Potato Slough, mile 0.1, at Terminous, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. The deviation is necessary for the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to perform submarine power and control cable testing.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Manasquan River, NJ
Document Number: E6-19673
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the Route 35 Bridge, at New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW) mile 1.1, across Manasquan River, at Brielle, New Jersey. The final rule will allow the drawbridge to provide vessel openings upon four hours advance notice from December 1 to March 31. This change will eliminate the continual attendance of draw tender services during the non-peak boating season while still providing the reasonable needs of navigation.
Safety Zone; Cocheco River Dredging Project, Cocheco River, NH
Document Number: E6-19561
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around a blasting project between the Upper and Lower Narrows of the Cocheco River near Dover, NH. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of persons and vessels in the maritime community from the hazards associated with a blasting project. Entry into this zone by any vessel is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Northern New England.
Safety Zone; Kealakekua Bay, HI
Document Number: E6-19557
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Kealakekua Bay on the Island of Hawaii. This zone is established at the request of the Hawaii County Civil Defense due to mudslides and falling rocks. These falling rocks present a hazard to users of Kealakekua Bay. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Final Report on Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices
Document Number: E6-19459
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Report on Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices. This report details the findings of the Coast Guard's study on costs and benefits of alternatives to tank level or pressure monitoring devices.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Outer Clam Bay Boardwalk Bridge, Mile 0.3, Near North Naples, Collier County, FL
Document Number: E6-19457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating regulations of the Outer Clam Bay boardwalk bridge, mile 0.3, near North Naples in Collier County, Florida. This proposed rule would require the draw to open on signal, with at least 30 minutes advance notice. This proposed action will allow the unrestricted movement of pedestrian traffic while not unreasonably interfering with the movement of vessel traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Prescott, WI
Document Number: E6-19456
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the Prescott Highway Bridge, across the St. Croix River at Mile 0.3, at Prescott, Wisconsin. Under the rule, the drawbridge need not open for river traffic and may remain in the closed-to-navigation position from November 1, 2006 to April 1, 2007. This rule allows the bridge owners to make necessary repairs to the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Missouri River, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri
Document Number: E6-19455
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the Missouri River drawbridge regulations covering Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. The revisions will have the bridges open on signal except during the winter season which will require 24 hours advanced notice. These revisions to the regulations will reduce delays of the vessels transiting through these States on the Missouri River.
Use of Akers Breath Alcohol .02 Detection System Test Device for Serious Marine Incident Testing
Document Number: E6-19317
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the use of a Breath Alcohol .02 Detection System manufactured by Akers Bioscience, Inc., may be used by the maritime industry to conduct alcohol tests in compliance with Coast Guard regulations.
Anchorage Regulations; Falmouth Maine, Casco Bay
Document Number: E6-19315
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard hereby amends the special anchorage area in Falmouth, Maine, Casco Bay. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation and provide mariners a safe and secure anchorage for vessels of not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property on Casco Bay, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: E6-19314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the duration vessels are authorized to anchor in specific anchorage grounds within the Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ). This proposed action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of waterborne commerce. This proposed action is intended to better facilitate the efficient use of the limited deep water anchorage grounds available in PONYNJ.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Jones Beach, NY
Document Number: E6-19313
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Loop Parkway Bridge across Long Creek at mile 0.7, at Jones Beach, New York. Under this temporary deviation, the Loop Parkway Bridge need not open for the passage of vessel traffic from 8:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. through 4:30 p.m., daily, from November 5, 2006 through December 20, 2006. A single bridge opening for all inbound commercial fishing vessels shall be provided, if a request to open the bridge is given, during the 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. bridge closure period. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mississippi River, Iowa and Illinois
Document Number: E6-19311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to change the regulation governing the operation of the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 579.9, Upper Mississippi River at Dubuque, Iowa. Under the proposed rule, the drawbridge would open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., on December 15, 2006 until 8 a.m., on March 15, 2007. This would allow time for making upgrades to critical mechanical components and performing scheduled annual maintenance/repairs to the bridge and pier protection.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Illinois
Document Number: E6-19310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has revised its proposal to change the operation of the Pekin Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 151.2, at Pekin, Illinois and the Chessie Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 254.1 at Seneca, Illinois across Illinois Waterway. The present regulation requires revision to reflect the actual procedures that have always been followed. The current regulation was intended to be temporary, for test purposes only, and was inadvertently permanently included. The revision would eliminate the ``Specific Requirements'' for remote operation and the bridge would continue to operate, as required by the Coast Guard, under the ``General Requirements''. In addition the Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the Chessie Railroad Drawbridge across the Illinois Waterway, Mile 254.1, at Seneca, Illinois. The existing regulation requires the drawspan to open on signal. This change is necessary to reflect a change in operating procedure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Thames River, New London, CT
Document Number: 06-9244
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the Amtrak Bridge across the Thames River, mile 0.8, at New London, Connecticut. This temporary final rule allows the bridge owner to open the bridge on a temporary opening schedule from November 15, 2006 through May 15, 2007. This temporary final rule is necessary to facilitate bridge pier repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague, VA
Document Number: 06-9237
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the SR 175 Bridge, at mile 3.5, across Chincoteague Channel at Chincoteague Island, Virginia. This change is necessary to help relieve vehicular traffic congestion and reduce traffic delays while still balancing the needs of marine and vehicular traffic.
Safety Zone; St. Louis River/Duluth/Interlake Tar Remediation Site, Duluth, MN
Document Number: E6-19105
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the St. Louis River in Duluth, Minnesota. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the boating public from dangers associated with the cleanup operation in and around Stryker Bay. Entry into this zone will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his duly appointed representative.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-18900
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee (LMRWSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways. The meeting will be open to the public.
Potential Revision of Mandatory Ballast Water Management Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E6-18903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard requests public comments on our current ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping requirements. To provide additional opportunity for public comment, public meetings will be held in the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico regions. All stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to the docket and to attend a public meeting in or near their region.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; S.E. Third Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Marshall/Seventh Avenue and Davie Boulevard/S.W. Twelfth Street bridges, New River and New River South Fork, Miles 1.4, 2.3, 2.7, and 0.9 at Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: E6-18801
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulation governing the operation of the SE. Third Avenue, Andrews Avenue and Marshal (Seventh Avenue) bridges across the New River, miles 1.4, 2.3, and 2.7 and the regulations governing the operation of the Davie Boulevard (SW. Twelfth Street) bridge across the New River, South Fork, mile 0.9, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Anna Maria, FL
Document Number: E6-18799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a supplemental change to its notice of proposed rulemaking for modifying the Cortez and Anna Maria drawbridge operating regulations. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking is necessary to address written concerns from the public regarding the original notice of proposed rulemaking and oral comments received during a public meeting. Additionally, city officials from Anna Maria, Brandenton Beach and Longboat Key contributed their input to this rulemaking in an effort to relieve vehicular congestion on the above bridges.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-18681
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will hold a meeting to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This notice announces the date, time, and location for the meeting of the NMSAC.
Nationwide Automatic Identification System, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision
Document Number: E6-18653
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). The NAIS is being implemented pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, and will include installation of Automatic Identification System (AIS) equipment and related support systems on and around communications towers or other structures along 95,000 miles of coastline and inland rivers. The project will enable detection and identification of vessels carrying (AIS) equipment to enhance maritime domain awareness.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cerritos Channel, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: E6-18602
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-06
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 Henry Ford Drawbridge across the Cerritos Channel, mile 4.8 at Los Angeles, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period. The deviation is necessary for the bridge owner, the Port of Los Angeles, to perform critical repairs which involve modifications to allow for the inspection of the bridge's counterweight wire ropes.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: E6-18516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the list of permanent safety zones established for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within these proposed zones during the enforcement periods is prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: E6-18515
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a 1000 foot safety zone around a fireworks display for the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Conference occurring on November 12, 2006, on the Trent River, New Bern, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Trent River. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Domestic Vessel Passenger Weights-Voluntary Interim Measures
Document Number: E6-18334
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces supplemental guidance for owners and operators of small passenger vessels to avoid operation in environmental conditions that are inappropriate for their vessels. The Coast Guard is requesting public comments on this notice.
Safety Zone; Sanibel Island Bridge Span A, Ft. Myers Beach, FL
Document Number: E6-18392
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
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 Zone; Caloosahatchee River, FL
Document Number: E6-18333
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Caloosahatchee River, Florida in the vicinity of the Cape Coral Bridge while repair operations are being conducted. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of the construction workers and mariners on the navigable waters of the United States.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: E6-18332
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-11-01
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 October 25, 2006 until and including December 24, 2006, to facilitate completion of the Outer Loop portion for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project.