Coast Guard May 23, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Portland Rose Festival Fireworks Display
Document Number: E8-11549
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the ``Portland Rose Festival Fireworks Display safety zone on the Willamette River''; from 8:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2008. This action is necessary to provide a safe display for the public and to keep them clear of the fall out area of the fireworks. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes
Document Number: E8-11343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations in accordance with a congressionally approved policy that allows the discharge of non-toxic and non-hazardous bulk dry cargo residues like limestone, iron ore, and coal in limited areas of the Great Lakes. New requirements for recordkeeping would be added and carriers would be encouraged to adopt voluntary control measures for reducing discharges. Discharges would be prohibited in certain special areas where they are now allowed. In addition, the Coast Guard announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement prepared in support of the proposed rule.