Coast Guard August 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-17340
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the annual U.S. Navy and City of San Francisco sponsored Fleet Week Parade of Navy Ships and Blue Angels Flight Demonstration to be held on October 4, 2007, through October 7, 2007. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: E7-17337
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Cambridge Offshore Challenge,'' a marine event to be held on 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: E7-17146
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-30
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 Rio Vista Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct required maintenance of the drawspan. This deviation allows for a 4-hour notice for openings.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: E7-17145
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has recertified the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council for the period covering September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2008. Under the Oil Terminal and Oil 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 Cook Inlet, Alaska. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by the statute.
Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzards Bay, MA; Navigable Waterways Within the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: E7-16844
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard revises 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 pilots operating under a properly endorsed Federal pilot's license. The Coast Guard establishes a Vessel Movement Reporting System (VMRS) for Buzzards Bay, and requires mandatory participation in the VMRS by vessels subject to the Vessel Bridge-to-Bridge VHF Radiotelephone regulations, including tug/barge combinations. The purpose of this rule 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.
Vessel Documentation: Lease Financing for Vessels Engaged in the Coastwise Trade
Document Number: E7-17075
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In the final rule with this same title published October 18, 2006, we noted that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had not approved a collection-of-information associated with the amendments by Sec. Sec. 68.65, 68.70, 68.75, 68.100, 68.107, and 68.109, to the collection-of-information requirements for vessel owners and charterers applying to engage in the coastwise trade under the lease financing provisions of 46 U.S.C. 12119 (formerly 46 U.S.C. 12106(e)). OMB has since approved that collection-of-information and the portions of the rule with these requirements are effective August 29, 2007.
Safety Zone: Labor Day Celebration Fireworks, Village Beach Fishing Pier, Hog Island Channel, Island Park, NY
Document Number: E7-16933
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Labor Day Celebration Fireworks off Village Beach Fishing Pier, Island Park, NY. The safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime community from the hazards posed by the fireworks display. Entry into or movement within this safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound.
New MARPOL Annex I Pollution Prevention Regulations; Information and Compliance Policy
Document Number: E7-16725
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public about new requirements of revised Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78), their associated entry into force dates, and compliance requirements for U.S. vessels that are subject to the Convention.
Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI
Document Number: E7-16731
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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. The 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).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), NC
Document Number: E7-16727
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-24
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 Onslow Beach Swing Bridge, at AICW mile 240.7, in Camp Lejeune, NC. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 8 a.m. on September 11, 2007 until and including 8 a.m. on September 13, 2007, and from 8 a.m. on September 25, 2007 until and including 8 a.m. on September 27, 2007, to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E7-16630
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the tow of the vessel from its berth at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, to a point on the Patapsco River near the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and return. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the event.
Special Local Regulation; Head of the Connecticut Regatta
Document Number: E7-16627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to change the special local regulations for the Head of the Connecticut Regatta by moving the regulated area of the race from the southern tip of Gildersleeve Island and Light Number 87 to the northern tip of Gildersleeve Island and Light Number 87. This regulation is needed to better protect race participants from recreational and commercial vessel traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ouachita River, LA
Document Number: E7-16493
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
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 U.S. 165 Bridge, Mile 110.1, Columbia, Louisiana across the Ouachita River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 8 a.m., August 6, 2007 until its removal from the waterway on August 31, 2007. The deviation is necessary in order to prepare the bridge for demolition.
Security Zone; M/V Odyssey III, Global Air Chiefs Conference, Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC
Document Number: E7-16479
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in certain waters of the Upper Potomac River surrounding the motor vessel Odyssey III, a 230-foot passenger vessel. 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 activities associated with a dinner cruise held in conjunction with the Global Air Chiefs Conference, in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2007. 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 Baltimore, Maryland, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Quinnipiac River, New Haven, CT
Document Number: E7-16399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Ferry Street Bridge, across the Quinnipiac River, mile 0.7, at New Haven, Connecticut. This notice of proposed rulemaking allows the bridge owner to keep one of the two moveable bascule spans in the closed position at all times from September 28, 2007 through April 30, 2008. This temporary rule is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Spa Creek and Severn River, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E7-16263
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Annapolis Triathlon'', an event to be held September 9, 2007 on the waters of Spa Creek and the Severn River at Annapolis, MD. 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 Severn River and Spa Creek during the Annapolis Triathlon swimming event.
Security Zone: Captain of the Port Sault Ste. Marie Zone
Document Number: E7-16205
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is enforcing a security zone approximately one quarter mile on each side of the Mackinac Bridge in the Straits of Mackinac near Mackinaw City, MI. The purpose of this security zone is to protect pedestrians and vessels during the event from vessel to bridge collision. The security zone will place navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the Straits area, under and around the Mackinac Bridge, located between Mackinaw City, MI, and St. Ignace, MI.
Security Zone; Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: E7-16203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change a permanent security zone in waters adjacent to the island of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Review of this established zone indicates that its scope is overly-broad and that it imposes an unnecessary and unsustainable enforcement burden on the Coast Guard. This proposed change is intended to narrow the zone's scope so it more accurately reflects current enforcement needs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ouachita River, Louisiana
Document Number: E7-16193
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-17
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 Kansas City Southern Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 167.1, Monroe, Louisiana across the Ouachita River. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation from 8 a.m., beginning November 1, 2007 for up to 18 consecutive days. The deviation is necessary in order to finish repairs on the pivot pier and connect the navigation span to the pivot pier.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E7-15957
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard navigation and navigable water regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Safety Zone; Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E7-16018
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Milwaukee Harbor Safety Zone in Milwaukee Harbor during August 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.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E7-16016
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during August 2007 through January 2008. 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.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Susquehanna River, Port Deposit, MD
Document Number: E7-15971
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations during the ``Ragin' on the River'' power boat race to be held Labor Day weekend, September 1 and 2, 2007, on the waters of the Susquehanna River, adjacent to Port Deposit, Maryland. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of participants and vessels transiting the event area.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E7-15956
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations during the ``Wilmington YMCA Triathlon'' swim to be held September 29, 2007, on the waters of Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of participants and vessels transiting the event area.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Event, Bogue Sound, Morehead City, NC
Document Number: E7-15925
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the ``Crystal Coast Super Boat Grand Prix'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of Bogue Banks adjacent to Morehead City, NC. 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 Morehead City Turning Basin including sections of the Intra-Coastal Waterways and Morehead City Channel during the power boat race.
Security Zone; Tampa Bay, Port of Tampa, Rattlesnake, Big Bend, FL
Document Number: E7-15827
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily revising the security zones in the Port of Tampa, East Bay, Rattlesnake, Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Big Bend for the purpose of providing counter-surveillance, intrusion detection and response measures. Entry into these zones will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Petoskey Fireworks Display, Lake Michigan, Petoskey, MI
Document Number: E7-15826
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan near Petoskey, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan during the Petoskey August 17, 2007 Fireworks Display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-15513
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) and its working groups will meet to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public.
Security Zones; Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI
Document Number: E7-15508
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the permanent security zones in waters adjacent to the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, Hawaii. Review of the established zones indicated the need for some adjustment to better suit vessel and facility security in and around Hawaiian ports. The changes are intended to enhance the protection of personnel, vessels, and facilities from acts of sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancy
Document Number: E7-15505
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). NBSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters related to recreational boating safety.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0002, 1625-0017, 1625-0030, 1625-0072, and 1625-0078
Document Number: E7-15482
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
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 five 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) 1625-0002, Application for Vessel Inspection, Waiver, and Continuous Synopsis Record; (2) 1625-0017, Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents; (3) 1625-0030, Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures; (4) 1625-0072, Waste Management Plans, Refuse Discharge Logs, and Letters of Instruction for Certain Persons-in- Charge (PIC); and (5) 1625-0078, Licensing and Manning Requirements for Officers on Towing Vessels. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: E7-15163
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
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 NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, in effect for four weekends, July 28 and 29, August 4 and 5, August 11 and 12, and August 18 and 19, 2007, the NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge may remain in the closed position, each Saturday morning from 7 a.m. through each Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate aerial cable installation at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Charlestown and Boston, MA
Document Number: E7-15162
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
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 S99 Alford Street Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 1.4, between Charlestown and Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the S99 Alford Street Bridge may remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on July 27, 2007. In addition, the bridge may remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. on August 28, 2007 through 11:59 p.m. on August 30, 2007. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency mechanical repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Beaufort (Gallants) Channel, Beaufort, NC
Document Number: E7-15161
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
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 U.S. 70 Bridge across Beaufort (Gallants) Channel, mile 0.1, at Beaufort, NC, to accommodate the running portion of the annual triathlon.
Security Zone: HOVENSA Refinery, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: E7-15160
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone in the vicinity of the HOVENSA refinery facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The security zone is needed for national security reasons to protect the public and the HOVENSA facility from potential subversive acts. This interim rule excludes entry into the security zone by all vessels without permission of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan or a scheduled arrival in accordance with the Notice of Arrival requirements of 33 CFR part 160, subpart C.
Special Local Regulations, Seattle Seafair, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: E7-15141
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations (SLR) for the Seattle Seafair, Lake Washington, Washington. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area and provide for a viewing area for spectator craft. This rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during Seafair. The rule adds four hours to the effective time period each day of enforcement of the existing SLR to accommodate the addition of a fireworks display in this year's Seafair and to promote safety for spectators and participants through consistency in enforcement periods.
Safety Zone for Marine Events; New River, Jacksonville, NC
Document Number: E7-14939
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone during the ``National Night Out'', an event to be held August 7, 2007 on the New River, Jacksonville, North Carolina. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in the New River to accommodate a Helicopter Search and Rescue demonstration and a fireworks display.
Vessel Documentation; Recording of Instruments
Document Number: E7-14938
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this direct final rule, the Coast Guard is amending the vessel documentation regulations to eliminate the requirement to provide certain original documents to the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) for recording, and to eliminate the additional fee for filing by facsimile. We are undertaking this rulemaking to conform our business practices with similar functions provided by other governmental entities and to allow our customers to avail themselves of better service through electronic filing. This rulemaking is expected to improve efficiency at the NVDC and permit the use of improved information collection technology.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Wicomico River (North Prong), Salisbury, MD
Document Number: E7-14936
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations of two Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridges: The Main Street and U.S. 50 Bridges, at mile 22.4, across Wicomico River (North Prong) in Salisbury, MD. This final rule will allow the bridges to open on signal if four hours advance notice is given and eliminate the continual attendance of draw tender services while still providing the reasonable needs of navigation.