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Security Zone; Tampa Bay, Port of Tampa, Port of St. Petersburg, Rattlesnake, Old Port Tampa, Big Bend, Weedon Island, and Crystal River, FL
Document Number: E7-21760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise certain security zones within the Captain of the Port Sector St. Petersburg Zone (formerly the Captain of the Port Tampa Zone). The purpose of these revisions is to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding areas within these zones. Entry into the area encompassed by these revised security zones would be prohibited without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone: Holiday Flotilla Fireworks Display, Motts Channel/ Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E7-21589
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a 1,000 foot safety zone around a fireworks display for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla occurring on November 24, 2007, on Motts Channel/ Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Motts Channel. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E7-21588
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to the safety of navigation. The meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zone; Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, HI
Document Number: 07-5413
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is creating a temporary security zone in the waters of Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, and on the land of the jetty south of Nawiliwili Park, including the jetty access road commonly known as Jetty Road. This zone is intended to enable the Coast Guard and its law enforcement partners to better protect people, vessels, and facilities in and around Nawiliwili Harbor in the face of non-compliant obstructers who have impeded, and threaten to continue impeding, the safe passage of the Hawaii Superferry in Nawiliwili Harbor. This rule complements, but does not replace or supersede, existing regulations that establish a moving 100-yard security zone around large passenger vessels like the Hawaii Superferry.
Security Zone; Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, HI
Document Number: 07-5412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking published October 3, 2007, to create a security zone in the waters of Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, and on the land of the jetty south of Nawiliwili Park, including the jetty access road commonly known as Jetty Road. The proposed security zone is intended to enable the Coast Guard and its law enforcement partners to better protect people, vessels, and facilities in and around Nawiliwili Harbor in the face of non-compliant obstructers who have impeded, and threaten to continue impeding, the safe passage of the Hawaii Superferry in Nawiliwili Harbor. The proposed rule complements, but does not replace or supersede, existing regulations that establish a moving 100-yard security zone around large passenger vessels like the Hawaii Superferry.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-21305
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
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. This meeting will be open to the public.
Lower Mississippi River Waterways Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-21304
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee. The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to navigation safety on the Lower Mississippi River.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kennebec River, Bath and Woolwich, ME
Document Number: E7-21244
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
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 Carlton Bridge across the Kennebec River at mile 14.0, between Bath and Woolwich, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the Carlton Bridge may remain in the closed position to facilitate bridge painting operations from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2007. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge painting.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rigolets Pass, Mile 6.2, Between Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, LA
Document Number: E7-21242
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the U.S. 90 Swing Bridge across Rigolets Pass, mile 6.2, between Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana. This deviation will allow the draw of the U.S. 90 Swing Bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position until January 15, 2007.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: E7-21239
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
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 during nighttime.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: E7-21237
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Hamilton Avenue Bridge, mile 1.2, across the Gowanus Canal at Brooklyn, New York. This final rule allows the bridge owner to require a four-hour notice for bridge openings from November 5, 2007 to January 15, 2009. This rule is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route, Lower Grand River, Bayou Sorrel, LA
Document Number: E7-21216
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 75 (SR 75) pontoon span bridge across the Lower Grand River at mile 38.4, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route at Bayou Sorrel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 24 consecutive hours to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.
Safety Zone; Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route, Mile Marker 0.5 to Mile Marker 1.0, Bank to Bank
Document Number: 07-5354
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone on the Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route, from Mile Marker 0.5 to Mile Marker 1.0, bank to bank. This Safety Zone is needed to protect divers, vessels, and tows from destruction, loss, or injury from salvage operations to remove a crane from beneath the Long-Allen Fixed Bridge, and to facilitate compliance with a court approved Consent Judgment whereby the crane must be removed prior to December 1, 2007.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
Document Number: E7-20979
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463), the Secretary of Homeland Security has renewed the charter for the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) for a 2-year period, from August 30, 2007 until August 30, 2009. This Committee advises the Coast Guard on matters related to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Safety Zone; Gulf of Alaska, Narrow Cape, Kodiak Island, AK
Document Number: E7-20978
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Gulf of Alaska, encompassing the navigable waters in the vicinity of Narrow Cape and Ugak Island. The zone is needed to protect persons and vessels operating in the vicinity of the safety zone during a rocket launch from the Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation, Narrow Cape, Kodiak Island facility. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Commander, Seventeenth Coast Guard District, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Western Alaska, or their on-scene representative. The intended effect of this safety zone is to ensure the safety of human life and property during the rocket launch.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-20977
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet in Galveston, TX, to discuss various issues relating to offshore safety and security. The meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Approaches to Annapolis Harbor, Spa Creek and Severn River, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E7-20976
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations during the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade on the waters of Spa Creek, Annapolis Harbor and the Severn River at Annapolis, Maryland; from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., December 8, 2007. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and expected vessel congestion during the event. During the enforcement period, 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.
Safety Zone: Army Corps of Engineers Blasting and Dredging Operation, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: E7-20780
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, for the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) blasting and dredging operation, to include the underwater blasting locations and the vessel transporting blasting material to and from the work sites, between October 5, 2007 and December 31, 2007. The zone temporarily closes all navigable waters of Boston Harbor within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the four underwater demolition sites located at approximate positions 42[deg]20'05.5'' N, 070[deg]59'53.9'' W, east-southeast of Castle Island; 42[deg]20'19.0'' N, 070[deg]58'46.5'' W, President Roads Anchorage; 42[deg]21'15.80'' N, 070[deg]55'51.95'' W, North Channel; 42[deg]22'03.70'' N, 070[deg]55'18.83'' W, North Channel, while blasting operations are occurring and a moving safety zone of one hundred yards around the M/V EMILY ROSE. The operations will only occur during daylight hours. The safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by the blasting and dredging. Entry into this zone is prohibited during the closure period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston, Massachusetts.
Anchorage Regulation; Port Everglades, FL
Document Number: E7-20608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the anchorage regulations for Port Everglades, Florida. The amendment would modify the current anchorage area by eliminating that portion of the anchorage closest to sensitive coral reef areas, expand that portion of the anchorage area that poses less risk to these areas, and limit the amount of time a vessel may remain in the anchorage area. These changes would ensure all vessels have fair access to the anchorage area, and provide a higher degree of vessel and environmental safety by reducing the possibility of vessels grounding in sensitive coral reef areas.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-20660
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC) will meet in Seattle, WA, to discuss various issues relating to commercial vessel safety in the fishing industry. The meetings are open to the public.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0003
Document Number: E7-20607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
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 a revision of their approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0003, Coast Guard Boating Accident Report Form (CG-3865). Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0106
Document Number: E7-20606
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
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 an extension of their approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0106, Unauthorized Entry into Cuban Territorial Waters. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Federal Requirements for Propeller Injury Avoidance Measures
Document Number: E7-20604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking that would require owners of non-planing recreational houseboats with propeller-driven propulsion located aft of the transom to either install a propeller guard or use a combination of other devices to avoid propeller injuries. The rulemaking is being withdrawn after reconsideration of which vessels would be subject to the proposed rule, the nature of the safety measures to be required, and the costs that would likely result.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Ouachita River, LA
Document Number: E7-20602
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the draw of the U.S. 165 bridge, mile 110.1, on the Ouachita River at Columbia, Louisiana. The drawbridge has been removed from the waterway. Therefore, the regulation controlling the operation of the drawbridge is no longer necessary.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-5170
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) will meet in Arlington, VA to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Taunton River, Fall River and Somerset, MA
Document Number: 07-5155
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-18
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 old Brightman Street bascule bridge across the Taunton River at mile 1.8, between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from 6 a.m. on October 13, 2007 through 5 p.m. on October 27, 2007, the bridge shall open on signal after a one-hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: E7-20497
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee to submit their application for a potential opening on the committee to the Corpus Christi Captain of the Port/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
Document Number: E7-20494
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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 Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 518.0, Clinton, Iowa across the Upper Mississippi River. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m. December 15, 2007 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2008. The deviation is necessary to allow time for performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge.
Temporary Relocation of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC)
Document Number: E7-20493
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC), which was located in Arlington, VA, has temporarily relocated to Kearneysville, WV, as part of a planned effort to restructure and centralize the Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MLD) Program. This notice provides information regarding both the NMC consolidation and the relocated NMC offices.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lake Champlain, North Hero and Grand Isle, VT
Document Number: E7-20482
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
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 US2 Bridge across Lake Champlain, mile 91.8, between North Hero Island and Grande Isle (South Hero Island), Vermont. Under this temporary deviation the US2 Bridge may remain in the closed position from October 22, 2007 through February 1, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation construction.
Vessel Documentation; Recording of Instruments
Document Number: E7-20434
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On August 2, 2007, we published a direct final rule. The direct final rule notified the public of our intent to amend 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 have not received an adverse comment, or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment, on the rule. Therefore, the rule will go into effect as scheduled.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-20321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On September 11, 2007, the United States Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 51828) announcing a meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees on boats and associated equipment, prevention through people, and recreational boating safety strategic planning will meet to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. A scheduling conflict has required moving the Boats and Associated Equipment subcommittee meeting to the afternoon of Saturday, October 20, 2007 and the Prevention through People subcommittee meeting to the afternoon of Sunday, October 21, 2007.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E7-20309
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor on October 15, 2007. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from a portion of Chicago Harbor.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal, Baldwin, LA
Document Number: E7-20207
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the BNSF Railway Company Swing Bridge across the Charenton Drainage and Navigational Canal, mile 0.4, at Baldwin, St. Mary Parish, LA. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 5 days with three hour openings each day to conduct maintenance repairs to the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY
Document Number: E7-20009
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
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 Beach Channel Railroad Bridge across Jamaica Bay, mile 6.7, at New York, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge may remain in the closed position on Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., on October 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Security Zones; Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI
Document Number: E7-20008
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 9, 2007, that revised security regulations in Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, HI (72 FR 44775). While the notice of proposed rulemaking preceding that final rule stated that the Kahe Point, Oahu security zone would be enforced only upon the occurrence of certain events, we did not reflect that provision in the regulatory text. This document corrects that error.
Anchorage Regulation; San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-19995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is submitting for public consideration this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking. We propose to create in San Francisco Bay a temporary anchorage area, designated Anchorage 8A, adjacent to existing anchorage 8 that can be activated by Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) when the number of vessels requesting to anchor in Anchorages 8 and 9 exceeds the capacity of these two anchorages. Promulgating a permanent rule to establish the temporary anchorage area allows the Coast Guard to define its use and location, and to establish procedures for activating the anchorage area and notifying the maritime public.
Safety Zone; Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza, Aptos, CA
Document Number: E7-19953
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Monte Foundation Fireworks Extravaganza to be held at Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, California, on October 13, 2007. The fireworks display will be launched from the Seacliff State Beach Pier. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. 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.
Safety Zone; Blue Island Regatta, Calumet Sag Channel, Blue Island, IL
Document Number: E7-19952
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Calumet Sag Channel and Little Calumet River, Blue Island, IL. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Calumet Sag Channel during the Blue Island Regatta November 3 and November 4, 2007. This temporary safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control the movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the regatta.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Corson Inlet, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Townsend Inlet, NJ
Document Number: E7-19949
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of four Cape May County Bridge Commission (the Commission) bridges: The Corson Inlet Bridge, at mile 0.9, at Strathmere; the Stone Harbor Boulevard Bridge, at NJICW mile 102.0, across Great Channel at Stone Harbor; the Two-Mile Bridge, at NJICW mile 112.2, across Middle Thorofare in Wildwood Crest; and the Townsend Inlet Bridge, at mile 0.3 in Avalon, NJ. This proposal would allow the drawbridges to operate on an advance notice basis on particular dates at particular times during holidays in December of every year. This proposal would allow the draw tenders to spend the holiday with their families while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kennebec River, Bath and Woolwich, ME
Document Number: 07-4998
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-10
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 Carlton Bridge across the Kennebec River at mile 14.0, between Bath and Woolwich, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the Carlton Bridge may remain in the closed position from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for seven days; October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, and 22, 2007, to facilitate bridge painting operations. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge painting.
Safety Zone; Monthly Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association Cruising Races, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: E7-19744
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Monthly Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association (BBYRA) Cruising Races, which will temporarily limit the movement of non-participant vessels in Biscayne Bay near 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 his designated representative. This regulation is needed to protect the safety of participants, marine spectators and recreational and professional mariner traffic.
Safety Zone: Christmas Holiday Boat Parade and Fireworks, Appomattox River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: E7-19676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a 600 foot radius safety zone in the vicinity of Hopewell, VA centered on position 37-19.18' N/ 077-16.93' W (NAD 1983) in support of the Christmas Holiday Boat Parade and Fireworks Event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Appomattox River as necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Queensway Bay, Long Beach, CA
Document Number: E7-19675
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Long Beach Harbor to encompass the waters between Queensway Bay to Island White at Long Beach harbor for the Annual Los Angeles and Long Beach Tug Boat Race. This safety zone is needed to prevent vessels from transiting the area during the race in order to protect vessels and personnel from potential damage and injury. Entry into this safety zone will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Los Angeles-Long Beach, or his on-scene representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0024, 1625-0036, 1625-0061, and 1625-0100
Document Number: E7-19674
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; (2) 1625-0036, Plan Approval and Records for U.S. and Foreign Tank Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk; (3) 1625-0061, Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Regulations; and (4) 1625-0100, Advance Notice of Vessel Arrival. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Milhomme Bayou, Stephensville, LA
Document Number: 07-4860
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Stephensville Bridge across Milhomme Bayou, mile 12.2, at Stephensville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The deviation will allow the draw of the Stephensville Bridge to open on signal if at least one hour of advance notice is given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less than one hour notice for an emergency and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships
Document Number: 07-4895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rule would require, consistent with international law, certain ships to report identifying and position data electronically. This proposed rule is intended to implement an amendment to chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), regulation 19-1, and would better enable the Coast Guard to correlate Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) data with data from other sources, detect anomalies, and heighten our overall Maritime Domain Awareness. This proposed rule is consistent with the Coast Guard's strategic goals of maritime security and maritime safety, and the Department's strategic goals of awareness, prevention, protection, and response.
Security Zone; Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, HI
Document Number: 07-4893
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to create a security zone in the waters of Nawiliwili Harbor, Kaui, and on the land of the jetty south of Nawiliwili Park, including the jetty access road commonly known as Jetty Road. This zone is intended to enable the Coast Guard and its law enforcement partners to better protect people, vessels, and facilities in and around Nawiliwili Harbor in the face of non-compliant obstructers who have impeded, and threaten to continue impeding, the safe passage of the Hawaii Superferry in Nawiliwili Harbor. This rule would complement, but not replace or supersede, existing regulations that establish a moving 100-yard security zone around large passenger vessels like the Hawaii Superferry.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Milhomme Bayou, Stephensville, LA
Document Number: E7-19422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the Stephensville Bridge across Milhomme Bayou, mile 12.2, at Stephensville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Currently the bridge opens on signal, but due to the minimal waterway traffic, the bridge owner requested this change. The proposed rule will require the draw of the bridge to open on signal if at least one hour of advance notice is given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less than one hour notice for an emergency, and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC
Document Number: E7-19414
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
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 Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. Beginning November 1, 2007, until January 31, 2008, this deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., to facilitate sandblasting and painting operations. In addition, commercial vessel openings will be provided at night if at least three hours notice is given by calling (910) 686-0635 or via marine radio on Channel 13.