Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Accounting of
For eight fiscal years starting in 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century has made $5 million available to the Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of Homeland Security for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. This notice satisfies a requirement of the Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. In this notice we have specified the amount of monies the Coast Guard has committed, obligated or expended during fiscal year 2007, as of September 30, 2007.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District
The Coast Guard proposes to create special local regulations to regulate recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations would apply to all permitted events listed in the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, and marine parades. These regulations are being proposed to reduce the Coast Guard's administrative workload and expedite public notification of events.
Safety Zone; Molokini Crater, Maui, HI
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around Molokini Crater, in waters south of the island of Maui, HI. This zone is necessary to protect rescue and security assets, air crews, and the general public from hazards associated with an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) process scheduled to take place on Molokini Crater. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Permanent Relocation of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC)
The Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC), which was previously located in Arlington, VA, and more in Kearneysville, WV, has moved into its new permanent location in Martinsburg, 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 MLD Program restructuring and how to address correspondence to the appropriate staff of the reorganized and relocated NMC.