Coast Guard 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, Broad Bay, Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: E6-4610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a 420 foot safety zone in support of the Cavalier 4th of July Fireworks Display occurring on July 04, 2006, on the banks of Broad Bay, Virginia Beach, VA. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Broad Bay as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hutchinson River (Eastchester Creek), New York City, NY
Document Number: 06-3043
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-30
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 AMTRAK Pelham Bay railroad bridge, across the Hutchinson River at mile 0.5, at New York City, New York. This deviation allows the bridge to open on a limited daily schedule from March 27, 2006 through April 25, 2006. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzards Bay, MA; Navigable Waterways With the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: 06-3014
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Subsequent to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the October 26, 2004, edition of the Federal Register, the Coast Guard proposes to revise the regulations governing the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) in First Coast Guard District waters to require that certain tank vessels and tug/barge combinations transiting Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts be accompanied by escort tugs and federally licensed pilots. The Coast Guard also proposes to establish a Vessel Movement Reporting System (VMRS) for Buzzards Bay and to require mandatory participation in the VMRS by vessels subject to the Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge VHF Radiotelephone regulations, including tug/barge combinations. Participation in the Buzzards Bay VMRS could be accomplished either automatically through a vessel's Automatic Identification System (AIS) or via VHF radiotelephone. The purpose of this proposed rulemaking is to reduce the likelihood of an incident that might result in a collision, allision, or grounding and the aftermath discharge or release of oil or hazardous material into the navigable waters of the United States.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Portland Zone
Document Number: E6-4380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend and revise 33 CFR 165.1315 to establish 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.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Nanticoke River, Sharptown, MD
Document Number: E6-4377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes 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.
Security Zones; San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, CA
Document Number: 06-2911
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary fixed security zones in the waters extending approximately 100 yards around six separate oil refinery piers in the San Francisco Bay area. These security zones are an integral part of the Coast Guard's efforts to protect these facilities and the surrounding areas from destruction or damage due to accidents, subversive acts, or other causes of a similar nature. Entry into the zones is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Francisco Bay, or his designated representative. These zones will be subject to discretionary and random patrol and monitoring by Coast Guard, Federal, state and local law enforcement assets.
Special Local Regulations: St. Petersburg Grand Prix Air Show; St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 06-2910
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the St. Petersburg Grand Prix Air Show, St. Petersburg, Florida (Air Show). The Air Show's aeronautic displays will be held daily from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on March 31, 2006 through April 3, 2006. This regulation is needed to restrict persons and vessels from entering, anchoring, mooring, or transiting the regulated area. This regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of Air Show participants, spectators, and mariners in the area.
Special Anchorage Regulations; Long Beach, CA
Document Number: 06-2876
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three special anchorage areas in Long Beach, California where vessels less than 20 meters (approximately 65 feet) in length, and barges, canal boats, scows, or other nondescript craft, would not be required to sound signals required by Rule 35 of the Inland Navigation Rules. The effect of these special anchorages is to reduce the risk of vessel collisions within the harbors of Los Angeles and Long Beach by grouping unmanned barges, which typically do not sound signals in reduced visibility, within specified areas and indicating these designated areas on charts. Vessels moored in these areas will not have to sound signals in restricted visibility.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
Document Number: 06-2874
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations governing the operation of the Boot Key Harbor Bridge, mile 0.13, between Marathon and Boot Key, Monroe County, Florida. Due to the amount of vehicle traffic and the lack of openings during the proposed time period, this action will improve the movement of vehicular traffic while not unreasonably interfering with the movement of vessel traffic. This rule will allow the bridge to open as necessary on the hour between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At all other times, the bridge will open on demand following a one-hour notification to the bridge tender. The draw shall open as soon as practicable for the passage of tugs with tows, public vessels of the United States and vessels in a situation where a delay would endanger life or property.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Manasquan River; Correction
Document Number: 06-2873
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of March 1, 2006, a temporary final rule amending bridge regulations. That rule contained the wrong effective date. This document corrects that error.
Security Zone; San Francisco Bay-Brooklyn Basin, CA
Document Number: 06-2783
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary fixed security zone surrounding a portion of Coast Guard Island within the navigable waters of the Brooklyn Basin during an official change of command ceremony. This security zone is needed for national security reasons to protect the ceremony participants and guests from potential subversive acts. Entry into this security zone is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Greater Cleveland Area Triathlon
Document Number: E6-4098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a safety zone for the annual Greater Cleveland area Triathlon located in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life during the swimming portion of this event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic within the immediate vicinity of the event from 6 a.m. (local) until noon (local) on the 12th and 13th of August 2006.
Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, Morehead City Harbor, Morehead City, NC
Document Number: E6-4097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
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 Pepsi Americas' Sail 2006 occurring on July 4, 2006, on the Morehead City Harbor, Morehead City, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Morehead City Harbor. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Implementation of Sector Southeastern New England
Document Number: E6-4096
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice explains the details associated with the establishment of Sector Southeastern New England. The date on which the boundaries of the areas of responsibility discussed herein shifted was February 28, 2006, the date of the official stand-up of Sector Southeastern New England. The Sector Commander has the authority, responsibility, and missions of Group Woods Hole, Captain of the Port (COTP) and Marine Safety Office Providence in the zone identified in this notice. The Coast Guard has established continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official or document.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Onslow Bay, Beaufort Inlet, Morehead City State Port, Beaufort Harbor and Taylor Creek, NC
Document Number: E6-4089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Pepsi Americas' Sail 2006'', tall ships parade and race to be held on Onslow Bay, Beaufort Inlet, inland waters of the Morehead City State Port and Beaufort Waterfront. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This proposed action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in segments of coastal North Carolina in the vicinity of Onslow Bay, Beaufort Inlet, inland waters of Morehead City State Port and Beaufort Harbor during the parade of sail and tall ship race.
Safety Zone for St Petersburg; Tampa Bay, FL
Document Number: 06-2748
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters within Tampa Bay, Florida in the vicinity of the St Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin. The safety zone is needed to ensure the safety of all mariners during the St Petersburg Grand Prix. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States.
Safety Zone: Camp Rilea Offshore Small Arms Firing Range; Warrenton, OR
Document Number: 06-2747
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone offshore of Camp Rilea, Warrenton, Oregon. Small arms training and fire will be conducted within this zone, and a safety zone is needed to ensure the safety of persons and vessels operating in this area during the specified periods. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his/her designated representative.
National Environmental Policy Act; Environmental Impact Statement on U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Operations
Document Number: E6-4021
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to review possible changes to the Coast Guard's operations in the areas of responsibility for Coast Guard Districts 11 and 13 (California, Oregon and Washington) and requests public comments. The EIS will analyze the environmental impacts of Coast Guard vessel and air operations when engaged in the following missions and activities: law enforcement, national security, search and rescue, aids to navigation, and oil pollution and vessel grounding response. Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and refine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process for this Coast Guard action, provides information on how to participate, and identifies a set of preliminary alternatives to serve as a starting point for discussion.
Special Local Regulation: Annual Dragon Boat Races, Portland, OR
Document Number: E6-4017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent special local regulation for the Dragon Boat Races held annually the second Saturday and Sunday of June on the waters of the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area. This proposed rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0080
Document Number: E6-3940
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of one Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is 1625-0080, Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on it as described below.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0071
Document Number: E6-3939
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of one Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is 1625-0071, Boat Owner's ReportPossible Safety Defect. Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on it as described below.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-3643
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, and certification of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. All meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, Old Lyme, CT
Document Number: 06-2445
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-15
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 AMTRAK Old Saybrook-Old Lyme Bridge across the Connecticut River at mile 3.4, between Old Saybrook and Old Lyme, Connecticut. This temporary deviation requires the bridge to operate on a fixed opening schedule from March 8, 2006 through April 15, 2006, and also allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 72 hours, from 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2006 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. The draw shall open on signal for commercial vessels, except during the 72 hour bridge closure period, after at least a four- hour advance notice is given. This deviation is necessary to facilitate urgent bridge maintenance.
Regulated Navigation Area; Middle Waterway EPA Superfund Cleanup Site, Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: E6-3534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to create a permanent regulated navigation area on a portion of Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington. This regulated navigation area would be used to preserve the integrity of a clean sediment cap placed over certain areas of the Middle Waterway as part of the remediation process at the Commencement Bay, Nearshore/Tideflats Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) superfund cleanup site. This regulated navigation area would prohibit activities that would disturb the seabed, such as anchoring, dragging, trawling, or other activities that involve disrupting the integrity of the cap. It would not affect transit or navigation of the area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, New York City, NY
Document Number: 06-2393
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the regulation governing the operation of the New York City Highway Bridge (Belt Parkway), at mile 0.8, across Mill Basin, at New York City, New York. This temporary final rule allows the bridge owner to open only one of the two moveable spans for the passage of vessel traffic from March 8, 2006 through September 7, 2006. This rule is necessary to facilitate bridge deck replacement.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0003
Document Number: E6-3414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of one Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is 1625-0003, Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Form (CG-3865). Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on it as described below.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0048
Document Number: E6-3413
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
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- 0048, Vessel Reporting Requirements. 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.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E6-3408
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees on boats and associated equipment, aftermarket marine equipment, and prevention through people will meet to discuss various issues relating to recreational boating safety. All meetings will be open to the public.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-2259
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for CTAC to approve comments to be submitted on the Coast Guard's Notification of Arrival in U.S. Ports and Certain Dangerous Cargo interim rule. Less than 15 days notice of this teleconference is given in order to complete timely input on critical issues being studied by the Coast Guard before the end of the interim rule's comment period on March 16, 2006.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes; Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 06-2258
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with the development of proposed new regulations on the incidental discharge of dry cargo residue in the Great Lakes. Publication of this notice begins a public scoping process that will help determine the scope of issues to be addressed in the EIS and identify the significant environmental issues related to this EIS (40 CFR 1506.6). This notice also solicits public participation in the scoping process, and announces the availability of a study on current dry cargo residue discharge practices in the Great Lakes.
Security Zones; San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, CA
Document Number: 06-2257
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing permanent fixed security zones in the U.S. navigable waters extending approximately 100 yards around six separate oil refinery piers in the San Francisco Bay area. These security zones are an integral part of the Coast Guard's efforts to protect these facilities and the surrounding areas from destruction or damage due to accidents, subversive acts, or other causes of a similar nature. Entry into the zones is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Francisco Bay, or his designated representative. These zones will be subject to discretionary and random patrol and monitoring by Coast Guard, Federal, state and local law enforcement assets.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Oceanport Creek, Oceanport, NJ
Document Number: 06-2256
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-09
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 New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Bridge across Oceanport Creek at mile 8.4, at Oceanport, New Jersey. This temporary deviation allows the NJTRO Bridge to remain in the closed position for two weekends from 6 a.m. on Saturday through 6 p.m. on Sunday. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; St. Mary's River, St. Mary's City, MD
Document Number: 06-2205
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.527 for intercollegiate crew races, marine events to be held April 8, 2006, on the waters of the St. Mary's River at St. Mary's City, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and expected vessel congestion during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of event participants, spectators and vessels transiting the event area.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay
Document Number: 06-2204
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006'', sailboat races to be held on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity east of Gibson Island, Maryland, and near the William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial (Chesapeake Bay) Bridge near Annapolis, 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 segments of the Chesapeake Bay during the sailboat races.
Propeller Strike Injury Avoidance Workshop
Document Number: E6-3217
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety, at the recommendation of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) is convening a Propeller Strike Injury Avoidance Workshop to address propeller strike avoidance issues. The workshop will be open to the public.
Regulated Navigation Area; San Carlos Bay, FL
Document Number: 06-2160
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area on the waters of San Carlos Bay, Florida. The regulated navigation area 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.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E6-3148
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC). CFIVSAC advises and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard for improving commercial fishing industry safety practices.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0046
Document Number: 06-2114
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to seek the approval of OMB for the renewal of one Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is 1625-0046, Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels). Before submitting the ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments on it as described below.
Beacon Port Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 06-2110
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the availability of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for this license application. The application describes a project that would be located in the Gulf of Mexico, in lease block High Island Area 27, on the outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Main Terminal would be located approximately 45 miles South of High Island and 50 miles East-Southeast of Galveston, Texas, with a riser platform in lease block West Cameron 167, approximately 27 miles South of Holly Beach and 29 miles South-Southeast of Johnson's Bayou, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and MARAD request public comments on the DEIS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, East Haddam, CT
Document Number: 06-2105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Route 82 Bridge, mile 16.8, across the Connecticut River at East Haddam, Connecticut. This proposed rule would allow the Route 82 Bridge to operate on a fixed opening schedule from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006. The bridge would open at all times for commercial vessels after at least a 24-hour advance notice and a 2-hour confirmation is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. This rule is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E6-2886
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to offshore safety and security. The meeting will be open to the public.
Workshop: Approval for Experimental Shipboard Installation of Ballast Water Treatment System
Document Number: E6-2826
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing a workshop for interested and affected parties regarding changes to the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) for ballast water treatment systems. Our goal in this program is to facilitate the development of effective ballast water treatment (BWT) technologies, through rigorous evaluations of prototype systems under shipboard conditions. This will create more options for vessel owners seeking alternatives to ballast water exchange for use in meeting the ballast water management (BWM) requirements established by the Coast Guard. To aid in the development of applications to STEP, the Coast Guard will hold a workshop to expand public awareness of STEP and present recent changes to the guidance materials on applications. We encourage all interested and/or affected stakeholders to attend the workshop.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Manasquan River
Document Number: 06-1915
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating 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 bridge will be closed to navigation on three four-month closure periods from 8 a.m. November 1, 2006 until 5 p.m. March 1, 2007; from 8 a.m. on November 1, 2007 until 5 p.m. March 1, 2008; and from 8 a.m. on November 1, 2008 until 5 p.m. March 1, 2009. Extensive structural, mechanical, and electrical repairs and improvements necessitate these closures.
Safety Zone; Wantagh Parkway 3 Bridge over the Sloop Channel, Town of Hempstead, NY
Document Number: 06-1895
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters surrounding the Wantagh Parkway Number 3 Bridge across the Sloop Channel in Town of Hempstead, New York. This zone is necessary to protect vessels transiting in the area from hazards imposed by construction barges and equipment that are being utilized to construct a new bascule bridge over the Sloop Channel. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut.
Security Zone; High Capacity Passenger Vessels and Alaska Marine Highway System Vessels in Alaska
Document Number: E6-2614
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising its first supplemental notice of proposed rule rulemaking published October 31, 2005, establishing permanent moving security zones around all escorted High Capacity Passenger Vessels (``HCPV'') and escorted Alaska Marine Highway System Vessels (``AMHS vessels'') during their transit in the navigable waters of the Seventeenth Coast Guard District to exempt from the provisions of this rule all commercial fishing vessels, as defined by applicable United States Code, only while actively engaged in fishing.
Security Zone; Atlantic Ocean Five Miles South of Boca Chica, FL
Document Number: 06-1806
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone 5 miles south of Boca Chica, Florida, in support of aircraft recovery operations. This security zone is being implemented to ensure the security of the recovery site. All vessels will be excluded from the security zone until salvage operations are complete.
Security Zone; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: E6-2714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of participants during the 2006 Bay Bridge Walk across the William P. Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge between Sandy Point and Kent Island, Maryland. The security zone will allow for control of a designated area of the Chesapeake Bay and safeguard the public at large.
Nontank Vessel Response Plan Guidance
Document Number: E6-2546
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a document that provides revised interim guidelines for the development and review of plans for responding to a discharge, or threat of a discharge, of oil from nontank vessels. The document, in the form of a change to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular No. 01-05, is available as indicated in this notice. Federal law requires that these response plans be prepared and submitted to the Coast Guard.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; N.E. 14th Street, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Mile 1055.0 at Pompano, FL
Document Number: 06-1669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily amend the regulations governing the operation of the N.E. 14th Street Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1055.0, Pompano, Broward County, Florida. This proposed temporary rule provides for solely single-leaf bridge operations between May and June 2006. From July through September 2006, we propose this bridge operate on a single-leaf schedule unless four hour notice is provided for double-leaf openings.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hoquiam River, WA
Document Number: E6-2426
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the drawbridge operation regulations for the Simpson Avenue Bridge across the Hoquiam River, mile 0.5, at Hoquiam, Washington. The proposed temporary change will enable the bridge owner to delay openings of the bridge from May 1, 2006, through June 1, 2007. This will facilitate major structural and mechanical rehabilitation of the bascule bridge.