Anchorage Regulation; San Francisco Bay, CA
The Coast Guard is establishing 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. Anchorage 8A may also be utilized during any emergency situation. This rule defines its use and location, and establishes procedures for activating the anchorage area and notifying the maritime public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River-Eastern Branch, at Norfolk, VA
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, at mile 2.7, across the Elizabeth RiverEastern Branch at Norfolk, VA. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2008 until and including 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, to facilitate rehabilitation of the operating machinery of the swing span.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
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 will allow the contractor to complete commissioning and final testing for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project. This deviation allows the new drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on January 26, 2008 until and including March 1, 2008.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
The Coast Guard is creating special local regulations to regulate recurring marine events in the Seventh Coast Guard District. These regulations will apply to all permitted events listed on the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, parades, and fireworks displays. These regulations are being created to reduce the Coast Guard's administrative workload and expedite public notification of events.