Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Western Branch, Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Virginia State Hydroplane Championship'' power boat races, a marine event to be held on the waters of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River at Portsmouth, Virginia on April 19 and 20, 2008. 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 Western Branch of the Elizabeth River during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; State Boat Channel, Babylon, NY
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge across the State Boat Channel at mile 30.7, at Babylon, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge may remain in the closed position from March 31, 2008 through June 15, 2008. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the NJTRO Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position on March 29 and 30, 2008, with a rain date of April 5 and 6, 2008, in the event of inclement weather. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York City, NY
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the TBTA Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 1.3, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the TBTA Bridge may remain in the closed position from May 1, 2008 through August 31, 2008. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Safety Zone; Longwood Events Wedding Fireworks Display, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Longwood Events Wedding Fireworks display to be held on March 29, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. The zone temporarily closes all waters of Boston Harbor within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located in Boston Harbor at approximate position 42[deg]21'42'' N, 071[deg]2'36'' W. The safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. Entry into this zone is prohibited during the closure period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston, Massachusetts.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0004
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 a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired for the following collection of information: 1625-0004, United States Coast Guard Academy Application and Supplemental Forms. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet in Portsmouth, VA to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Voyage Data Recorder Study; Report to Congress
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a report to Congress on the use of voyage data recorders on ferries. This report details the findings of the Coast Guard's study on the costs and benefits of requiring voyage data recorders on ferries of over 100 gross regulatory tons and carrying more than 399 passengers between two points not more than 300 miles apart.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for Tug LAURA K. MORAN
In accordance with 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) the Coast Guard is providing notice that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the Tug Laura K. Moran.