Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mill Neck Creek, Oyster Bay, NY
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Bayville Bridge, mile 0.1, across Mill Neck creek at Oyster Bay, New York. This proposed rule would allow the bridge to open on signal between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. from May 1 through October 31 and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from November 1 through April 30. At all other times the bridge would open after a two-hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. The purpose of this rule is to help relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridge during time periods that the bridge receives few requests to open while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Security Zone; Anacostia River, Washington, DC
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Anacostia River in order to safeguard the public and high-ranking public officials attending a papal Mass on April 17, 2008, from terrorist acts and incidents. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents. This rule would prohibit vessels and people from entering the security zone and would require vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB; Control Number: 1625-NEW
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-NEW, Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council, the Coast Guard Journal of Safety and Security at Sea; online subscription request form. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States; Syria
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of Syria.
Safety Zone; Bass Wedding Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, CA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for loading, transport, and launching of fireworks used to celebrate the Bass Wedding Ceremony. The fireworks displays will be held on March 8, 2008, on San Francisco Bay. 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.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meetings
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Dania Beach, FL, to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings will be open to the public.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0005, 1625-0020, 1625-0029, 1625-0031, and 1625-0085
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding five Information Collection Requests (ICRs), 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 collections of information: (1) 1625-0005, Application and Permit to Handle Hazardous Materials; (2) 1625-0020, Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones; (3) 1625- 0029, Self-propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels; (4) 1625-0031, Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering RegulationsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter J; and (5) 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program. Our ICRs describe 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.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working groups on the Medical Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) and on the Inspection of Towing Vessels will meet in Jeffersonville, IN. The committee will also discuss various issues relating to shallow- draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. All meetings will be open to the public.