Ship Security Alert System Notices
The Coast Guard announces a change in the e-mail address that U.S. vessels equipped with a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) can use to send emergency notices to the Coast Guard when their security is threatened. In these emergencies, a vessel notifies the Coast Guard of the incident directly or through a third party. The SSAS notice may be communicated through various media. If it is sent as an e-mail, it must be sent to the new address: email@example.com.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0056
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 a revision for the following currently-approved collection of information: 1625-0056, Labeling Requirements in 33 CFR parts 181 and 183 and 46 CFR 25.10-3. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on them as described below.
Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary 500-yard moving security zone around the U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1 during transit within the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. This security zone is necessary to protect the SBX-1 from hazards associated with vessels and persons approaching too close during transit. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Security Zone; Georgetown Channel, Potomac River, Washington, DC
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone on the waters of the upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of visitors to the annual July 4th celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The security zone will allow for control of a designated area of the river and safeguard spectators and high-ranking officials.
Security Zone; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent security zone on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, within 250 yards north of the north span and 250 yards south of the south span of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, located between Sandy Point and Kent Island, Maryland. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of participants during the annual Bay Bridge Walk across the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge, held annually on the first Sunday in May. The security zone will allow for control of vessels or persons within a specified area of the Chesapeake Bay and safeguard the public at large.