Coast Guard July 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulated Navigation Area; Mississippi River, Eighty-One Mile Point
Document Number: E7-14697
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
The Coast Guard has amended the regulated navigation area (RNA) for the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) mile marker (MM) 233.9 through South and South West Passes by establishing mandatory check-in procedures for vessels transiting on the waters of the Mississippi River between (MM) 167.5 LMR and 187.9 LMR. This rule is needed to minimize the risk of collisions, allisions, and groundings occurring as a result of vessels meeting unanticipated traffic in the vicinity of Eighty-One Mile Point, MM 178 LMR. This rule requires vessels, subject to the Bridge to Bridge Radiotelephone Act (33 U.S.C. 26), to notify Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans (VTC New Orleans) prior to entering or getting underway in this section of the RNA.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0019, 1625-0062, 1625-0082, and 1625-0092
Document Number: E7-14696
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
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 is forwarding four Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules 33 CFR Parts 81 and 89; (2) 1625-0062, Approval of Alterations to Marine Portable Tanks; Approval of Non-Specification Portable Tanks; (3) 1625-0082, Navigation Safety Information and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels; and (4) 1625-0092, Sewage and Graywater Discharge Records for Certain Cruise Vessels Operating on Alaskan Waters. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: E7-14401
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``East Coast Boat Racing Club power boat race'', a marine event to be held over the waters of the Chesapeake Bay adjacent to Cape Charles, Virginia. 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 on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Cape Charles Beach, Cape Charles, Virginia during the event.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-14297
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Easton, MD, 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. Both meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association Full Moon Races, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: E7-14265
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association (BBYRA) Full Moon Races, which will temporarily limit the movement of non-participant vessels in Biscayne Bay in Miami, FL. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from entering the waters where the event will be held unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or designated representative. This regulation is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event to participants, marine spectators and recreational and professional mariner traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: E7-14261
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
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 July 23, 2007 until and including January 25, 2008, to facilitate testing and commissioning for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project.
Security Zones; Escorted Vessels in the Captain of the Port Jacksonville Zone
Document Number: E7-14207
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing security zones around any vessel escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL. No vessel or person is allowed within 100-yards of an escorted vessel, while within the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Zone, Jacksonville, FL, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, FL or designated representative. Additionally, all vessels within 500 yards of an escorted vessel in the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL will be required to operate at a minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E7-14203
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
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 Third Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled San Francisco Marathon, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the marathon.
Homeporting of Four National Security Cutters at Alameda, CA; Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E7-14125
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Commissioning and Homeporting of four National Security Cutters (NSCs) at Coast Guard Island (CGI), Alameda, California. The EA tiers from the USCG's Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Integrated Deepwater System (IDS) Program. The purpose of the proposed action is to replace the four existing 378-foot High Endurance Cutters (WHECs), currently homeported at CGI, with the NSCs. The USCG proposes to replace the WHECs on a one-for-one replacement schedule starting in 2007/2008 and continuing one per year until 2010/ 2011. Availability: Electronic copies of the Final EA and FONSI are available from the Docket Management Facility at the U.S. Department of Transportation's Web site at http://dms.dot.gov using the Coast Guard's docket number USCG-2006-26298.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-14123
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the loading, transport, and launching of fireworks used during a San Francisco Giants baseball game fireworks display to be held on July 27, 2007. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Increase in Rates Payable Under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve and Other Miscellaneous Issues
Document Number: 07-3466
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs
This document amends Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to increase the monthly rates of basic educational assistance payable under the Montgomery GI BillSelected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program for fiscal years 2005 and 2006 in accordance with statutory requirements, increase the percentage of basic educational assistance payable to reservists pursuing apprenticeship or other on- the-job training in accordance with the Veterans Benefits Act of 2004, and remove obsolete education break-pay provisions.
Safety Zone; Oswego Harborfest 2007, Oswego, NY
Document Number: E7-13844
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Ontario during the Oswego Harborfest Fireworks display on July 28, 2007. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN-C) Program; Preparation of Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 07-3475
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces that it intends to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) on the Future of the Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN) Program. The current system (LORAN-C) is a low frequency hyperbolic radionavigation system approved for use in the U.S. Coastal Confluence Zone (CCZ) and as a supplemental air navigation aid. LORAN-C provides navigation, location, and timing services for both civil and military air, land, and marine users in the CONUS and Alaska. The PEIS will evaluate the environmental effects of alternative futures for the LORAN-C Program, and aid the USCG in its decision on whether to terminate or continue to operate and invest in the LORAN-C system. Publication of this notice begins a scoping process that will identify and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the PEIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process, establishes a public comment period, and provides information on how to participate.
Safety Zone; Charlevoix Venetian Night Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Charlevoix, MI
Document Number: E7-13732
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan near Charlevoix, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan during the Charlevoix Venetian Night Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0089
Document Number: E7-13731
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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) requesting re- instatement, with change, of a previously-approved collection of information: 1625-0089, National Recreational Boating Survey. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; John H. Kerr Reservoir, Clarksville, VA
Document Number: E7-13725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary special local regulations for the ``Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the John H. Kerr Reservoir adjacent to Clarksville, Virginia. 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 John H. Kerr Reservoir adjacent to Clarksville, Virginia, during the power boat race.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Back River, Poquoson, VA
Document Number: E7-13724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races'', a marine event to be held October 14, 2007 on the waters of the Back River, Poquoson, Virginia. 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 Back River during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Pamlico River, Washington, NC
Document Number: E7-13715
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-16
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 3 and August 5, 2007, 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.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: E7-13706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary special local regulations during the ``Cambridge Offshore Challenge'', a marine event to be held over the waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, 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 Choptank River during the event.
Safety Zone; Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E7-13575
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Milwaukee Harbor Safety Zone in Milwaukee Harbor during June through September 2007. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: 07-3447
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard), issues this final rule to extend compliance dates for the redesignation of secure areas. The Coast Guard is delaying the date by which facilities wishing to redefine their secure areas must submit an amendment to their facility security plan. Amendments to facility security plans are now due by September 4, 2007.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-3424
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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.
Safety Zone; Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration, Lake Huron, St. Ignace, MI
Document Number: E7-13504
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Huron, St. Ignace, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Huron during the Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration July 28, 2007 fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration, Lake Huron, Mackinaw City, MI
Document Number: E7-13503
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Huron, Mackinaw City, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Huron during the Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration July 28, 2007 fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; USA Wakeboard Nationals, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool, NY
Document Number: E7-13501
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of Onondaga Lake, Liverpool, NY. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a Power Boat Race. This safety zone restricts vessel traffic from a portion of Onondaga Lake, Liverpool, NY.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC)
Document Number: E7-13368
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 03-07 ``Guidance for the Implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program in the Maritime Sector''.
Special Local Regulations: Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: E7-13367
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is implementing special local regulations for annual Marine Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone during June and July, 2007. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during these events. These special local regulations will restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone.
Security Zones; Major League Baseball All-Star Game, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: 07-3315
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising a temporary regulation published June 15, 2007, that establishes security zones in the vicinity of San Francisco Pier 30/32 and McCovey Cove on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay for the 2007 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and related events. The purpose of this revision is to clarify the location of the two security zones and the process for seeking permission to enter these zones. These regulated areas are necessary to provide security for participants, spectators, and the general public during this high profile event. The security zones will prohibit all persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, or anchoring within portions of the San Francisco Bay surrounding Pier 30/32 and McCovey Cove, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race
Document Number: E7-13020
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race. This action is necessary to safely control vessel movements in the vicinity of the race and provide for the safety of the general boating public and commercial shipping. During this period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-12689
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for TSAC to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard concerning its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Requirements.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-12685
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for MERPAC to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard concerning its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Biometric Reader Requirements.
Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-12684
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee (GOMAMSC). The Committee assists the Captain of the Port/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District) for the portion of the Gulf of Mexico that is within the Eighth Coast Guard District and outside of state waters in developing, reviewing, exercising, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan.
Coast Guard Sector, Marine Inspection Zone, and Captain of the Port Zone Structure; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 07-3189
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive amendments throughout titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations, in order to align with changes in the Coast Guard's internal organization that resulted from the Coast Guard's recent sector realignment. The amendments typically describe the boundaries of sectors, marine inspection zones, and Captain of the Port zones; describe the reporting relationship between various field units; or reflect a change in the identity of the field unit that is responsible for a particular matter. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.