Coast Guard February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-3328
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
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.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Martin Lagoon, Middle River, MD
Document Number: E7-3211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary special local regulations for the ``Baltimore County Community Waterfront Festival'', an event to be held May 12, 2007 at Martin Lagoon, Middle River, 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 temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Middle River waterfront to accommodate watercraft static displays, fire-rescue demonstrations and a fireworks display.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT
Document Number: E7-3206
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
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 Metro North Devon Bridge, across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position from 8 a.m. through 11 p.m. on March 3, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, New York, NY
Document Number: E7-3202
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
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 Long Island Railroad Bridge, across Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position for 24-hours on both March 3, 2007 and March 10, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1012.6, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, FL
Document Number: E7-3201
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the PGA Boulevard Drawbridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1012.6, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain on single-leaf operations with a double-leaf opening available with a two-hour notice to the bridge tender. This deviation allows for several drawbridge closures in order to complete bridge repairs. The exact dates of the drawbridge closures will be published in the Local Notice to Mariners. The deviation is necessary to provide for worker and mariner safety during repairs to the drawbridge.
Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: E7-3061
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating the rates for pilotage service on the Great Lakes for the 2007 navigation season. This increases pilotage rates an average of 22.62% across all three pilotage districts over the last ratemaking that was completed in April of 2006. Annual reviews of pilotage rates are required by law to ensure that sufficient revenues are generated to cover the annual projected allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and returns on investment of the pilot associations. The Coast Guard requests public comment on its calculation of these rate increases.
Safety Zone; Upper Chesapeake Bay and Its Tributaries and the C & D Canal, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC
Document Number: E7-3056
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in all navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Baltimore zone. The temporary safety zone restricts vessels from transiting the zone during ice season, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore, Maryland or designated representative through the issuance of broadcast notice to mariners and marine safety information bulletins. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with ice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ
Document Number: 07-860
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-23
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 Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for two 24-hour time periods between February 20, 2007 and February 24, 2007. The exact two 24-hour closure dates will be determined based upon favorable weather necessary to perform the scheduled repairs. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Mariner Licensing and Documentation Program Restructuring and Centralization; Correction
Document Number: E7-2899
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a technical amendment that appeared in the Federal Register on August 21, 2006. That technical amendment authorized the Commanding Officer of the National Maritime Center (NMC) to perform certain mariner credentialing functions in addition to Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection, who currently perform those functions. At the end of a transitional period, most credentialing functions will be consolidated at a centralized location. The technical amendment also made technical changes to the mariner credentialing appellate process.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: E7-2824
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight Act of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis, an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of a regional citizens' advisory council for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by the statute. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: E7-2796
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, Mile 482.9, Rock Island, Illinois across the Upper Mississippi River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., September 23, 2007. The deviation is necessary as the drawbridge is part of the annual route for the Quad City Marathon.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: E7-2795
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, Mile 482.9, Rock Island, Illinois across the Upper Mississippi River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., May 19, 2007. The deviation is necessary as the drawbridge is part of the annual route for the Quad Cities Heart Walk.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Amendments
Document Number: E7-2589
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document contains corrections to the operating schedules of the SE. Third Avenue, Andrews Avenue and Marshal (Seventh Avenue) bridges across the New River, miles 1.4, 2.3, and 2.7 respectfully and the operating schedule of the Davie Boulevard (SW. Twelfth Street) bridge across the New River, South Fork, mile 0.9, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida published on December 4, 2006 in the Federal Register (71 FR 70305) under docket number USCG-2001-10881.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-2541
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
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.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: E7-2454
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the duration vessels are authorized to anchor in specific anchorage grounds within the Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ). This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of waterborne commerce. This action is intended to better facilitate the efficient use of the limited deep water anchorage grounds available in PONYNJ.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; 63rd Street Bridge, Indian Creek, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: E7-2345
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating regulations governing the 63rd Street Drawbridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. This rule will allow the Drawbridge to open a single-leaf on the top of the hour from 8 a.m. to 5:59 p.m. and a double-leaf on the top of the hour between 6 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. At all other times this bridge will be closed to navigation.
Security Zone; Severn River and College Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E7-2334
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent security zone on certain waters of the Severn River and College Creek in Maryland. This action is necessary in order to ensure the security of high-ranking public officials and safeguard the public at large against terrorist acts or incidents during the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremony, held annually on the Friday before the Memorial Day holiday in May. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Baltimore.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; St. Mary's River, St. Mary's City, MD
Document Number: E7-2231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period for the ``St. Mary's Seahawk Sprint'' held annually on the waters of the St. Mary's River, near St. Mary's City, Maryland. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the St. Mary's River and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Salvage and Marine Firefighting Requirements; Vessel Response Plans for Oil
Document Number: 07-572
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Current vessel response plan regulations require the owners or operators of vessels carrying Groups I through V petroleum oil as a primary cargo to identify in their response plans a salvage company with expertise and equipment, and a company with firefighting capability that can be deployed to a port nearest to the vessel's operating area within 24 hours of notification (Groups I-IV) or a discovery of a discharge (Group V). On January 23, 2004, a notice of suspension was published in the Federal Register, suspending the 24- hour requirement scheduled to become effective on February 12, 2004, until February 12, 2007 (69 FR 3236). The Coast Guard has decided to extend this suspension period for another two years to allow us to complete the rulemaking that will revise the salvage and marine firefighting requirements.
Technical Amendments; Marine Safety Center Address Change
Document Number: E7-2100
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this final rule, the Coast Guard is making non-substantive changes to the address of delivery for all private mail to the United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Center as it appears in Coast Guard regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Safety Zone; Wantagh Parkway 3 Bridge Over the Sloop Channel, Town of Hempstead, NY
Document Number: E7-1978
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
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 associated with construction barges and equipment 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lewes and Rehoboth Canal, Lewes, DE and Rehoboth, DE; Mispillion River, Milford, DE
Document Number: E7-1976
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations of three Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) bridges: the Savannah Road/SR 18 Bridge, at mile 1.7, in Lewes, the SR 14A Bridge, at mile 6.7, in Rehoboth, and the S14 Bridge, at mile 11.0, across Mispillion River at Milford, DE. This final rule will allow the Savannah Road/SR 18 Bridge to open on signal if 4 hours advance notice is given and allow the SR 14A and S14 Bridges to open on signal if 24 hours advance notice is given. This change will provide longer advance notification for vessel openings from 4 hours to 24 hours while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-1975
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC) to apply for appointment to those seats vacated. The CFIVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard for improving commercial fishing industry safety practices.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York and Vicinity
Document Number: E7-1882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to expand the boundary of a Special Anchorage Area on the Hudson River at Nyack, NY. This proposed action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels not more than 20 meters in length. This proposed action is intended to increase the safety of life and property on the Hudson River, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of recreational vessel traffic and commerce.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-1879
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet on February 28, 2007, in Arlington, Virginia to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations and Drawbridge Operation Regulations
Document Number: 07-495
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between January 1, 2006 and September 30, 2006 that were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary local regulations, temporary drawbridge operation regulations, security zones, and safety zones, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: E7-1615
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operations for the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River at Mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. Under the rule, the drawbridge shall open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., on February 2, 2007 until 8 a.m., on March 15, 2007. This rule allows time for making upgrades to critical mechanical components and perform scheduled annual maintenance/repairs to the bridge and pier protection.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Severn River, College Creek, Weems Creek and Carr Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E7-1613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.518. This rulemaking is intended to accommodate changes in event dates for recurring marine events specified in this regulation. The marine events included in this proposed rule include the Safety at Sea Seminar, U.S. Naval Academy Crew Races and the Blue Angels Air Show. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Severn River during the period of these marine events and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-1612
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Security Zone; Waters Surrounding M/V TONG CHENG, HI
Document Number: E7-1611
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary 500-yard moving security zone around the M/V TONG CHENG during its transit within the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. This security zone is necessary to protect the M/V TONG CHENG 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).