Coast Guard February 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW); Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E8-3834
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the S.R. 74 Bridge, across the AIWW mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC, to accommodate the annual race.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Severn River, College Creek, Weems Creek and Carr Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E8-3718
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is suspending the special local regulations for an event in our regulation for Severn River, College Creek, Weems Creek and Carr Creek, Annapolis, Maryland and establishing a new temporary date for that event. This rulemaking is intended to accommodate a change in event date for the year 2008. The marine event set out in this temporary rule includes the Safety at Sea Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy. This rule is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Severn River during the period of this marine event and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB; Control Number: 1625-0077
Document Number: E8-3717
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
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) and Analysis to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0077, Security Plans for Ports, Vessels, Facilities, and Outer Continental Shelf Facilities and Other Security-Related Requirements. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-3412
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). CTAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States; Indonesia
Document Number: 08-842
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that effective anti-terrorism measures are not in place in certain ports of Indonesia and that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from that country.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-3080
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). NAVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on a wide range of issues related to the prevention of collisions, rammings, and groundings. This includes, but is not limited to: Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-3078
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC). GLPAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on a wide range of issues related to pilotage on the Great Lakes, including the rules and regulations that govern the registration, operating requirements, and training policies for all U.S. registered pilots. The Committee also advises on matters related to ratemaking to determine the appropriate charge for pilot services on the Great Lakes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Taunton River, Fall River and Somerset, MA
Document Number: 08-781
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-20
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 February 16, 2008 through 5 p.m. on March 2, 2008, the bridge shall open on signal after a one- hour advance notice is given by calling (508) 672-5111, or VHF channel 13 and 16. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E8-2857
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-15
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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the owner, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct electrical maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the maintenance period.
Anchorage Regulations; Stonington, ME, Deer Island Thorofare, Penobscot Bay, ME
Document Number: E8-2693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish Crotch Island Special Anchorage in Stonington, Maine, on Deer Island Thorofare, Penobscot Bay. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and to provide safe and secure anchorage for vessels of not more than 65 feet. This proposal is intended to increase the safety for life and property on Deer Island Thorofare, improve the safety of anchored vessels, create workable boundaries for future mooring expansion, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of recreational vessels and commerce.
Anchorage Regulations; Boston Harbor, MA, Weymouth Fore River
Document Number: E8-2692
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish Gull Point(PT) Special Anchorage area in the Weymouth Fore River, Weymouth, Massachusetts. This proposed action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation and provide a safe and secure anchorage for vessels of not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in the Weymouth Fore River, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0106
Document Number: E8-2691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0106, Unauthorized Entry into Cuban Territorial Waters. Our ICR describes 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; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E8-2690
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-13
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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled Shamrock Half Marathon Footrace, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the race.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E8-2689
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-13
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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled Tour of California Bicycle Race, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the race.
Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) and OPA 90 Limits of Liability (Vessels and Deepwater Ports); Correction
Document Number: E8-2685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of February 5, 2008, a notice of proposed rulemaking which, among other things, would amend the regulatory requirements for vessel operators to establish and maintain evidence of financial responsibility. That document contained an incorrect effective date and was also unclear. This document corrects the preamble and regulatory text to the proposed rule to clarify the effective date and the distinction between the financial responsibility applicable amounts and limits of liability.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-2680
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC). The CFIVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard for improving commercial fishing industry safety practices.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 08-656
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference of the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for CFIVSAC to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard concerning the work of the Communications Subcommittee and the Risk Management Subcommittee and to discuss other CFIVSAC actions resulting from its last public meeting on November 13 and 14, 2007.
Safety Zone; Colorado River, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-2212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary safety zone in the Lake Moolvalya region on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Bluewater Resort and Casino `Spring Classic' Boat Race. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-2208
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet in New Orleans to discuss various issues relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Colorado River, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-2205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Bluewater Resort and Casino American Powerboat Association (APBA) National Tour/Regional Championship. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designation representative.
Safety Zone; Oceanside Harbor, California
Document Number: E8-2167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean in Oceanside Harbor, California for the Ford Ironman 70.3 California Triathlon. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants (swimmers), crew, spectators, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0003
Document Number: E8-2166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of 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). Our ICR describes 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.
Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: E8-2165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rule proposes restrictions on vessel movement in portions of the Calumet Sag Channel and the Little Calumet River during the annual Southland Regatta. The Southland Regatta is a university rowing race that will be held annually during the first weekend of November. This proposed rule is intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades.
Security Zone; MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa Bay, FL
Document Number: E8-1765
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone that is concurrent with the Army Corps of Engineers restricted area adjacent to MacDill Air Force Base. The security zone is necessary to facilitate security operations conducted at the Air Force Base. All persons, vessels, or other craft are prohibited from anchoring, mooring, drifting, or transiting within this zone, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Anchorage Regulation; Port Everglades, FL
Document Number: E8-1757
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends the anchorage regulations for Port Everglades, Florida. The amendment modifies the current anchorage area by eliminating that portion of the anchorage closest to sensitive coral reef areas, expands that portion of the anchorage area that poses less risk to these areas, and limits the amount of time a vessel may remain in the anchorage area. These changes 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.
Financial Responsibility for Water Pollution (Vessels) and OPA 90 Limits of Liability (Vessels and Deepwater Ports)
Document Number: E8-1516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulatory requirements, under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, for vessel operators to establish and maintain evidence of financial responsibility. The amendments would ensure the amounts of financial responsibility demonstrated are consistent with recent statutory increases, and future mandated increases, in the limits of liability under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. The amendments would also implement changes in the Coast Guard's administration of the certificate of financial responsibility program, and would clarify the current rule.
2008 Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: 08-474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to update the rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes. Based on our review, we propose to adjust the pilotage rates an average of 8.17% for the 2008 shipping season to generate sufficient revenue to cover allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and returns on investment. We also are proposing a clarification of the duty of pilots and pilot associations to cooperate with lawful authority. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard strategic goal of maritime safety.