Coast Guard June 19, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Definition of Marine Debris for Purposes of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Pollution Act
Document Number: Z8-11700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Beach Thorofare, NJ
Document Number: E8-13879
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Margate Bridge, at ICW mile 74, across Beach Thorofare at Margate, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to sandblast, paint and make repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to provide partial vessel openings.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Sabine Lake, Port Arthur, TX
Document Number: E8-13865
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 82 (SR 82) swing span bridge across Sabine Lake at mile 9.5 between Cameron Parish, Louisiana and Jefferson County, Texas. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 19 consecutive days to reverse the direction of the swing span to facilitate construction of a new replacement bridge adjacent to the existing swing span bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; LaLoutre Bayou, Yscloskey, LA
Document Number: E8-13864
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 46 (LA 46) Bridge across LaLoutre Bayou, mile 22.9, at Yscloskey, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow more efficient use of personnel by requiring a 2 hour notice for night time openings.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Hempstead, NY, Public Event
Document Number: E8-13863
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
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 Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel at mile 12.8, at Hempstead, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for 2\1/2\ hours to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Veterans Fireworks Display.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME, Public Event
Document Number: E8-13862
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
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 Memorial (US 1) Bridge across the Piscataqua River at mile 3.5, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for one-hour during the Fourth of July fireworks display. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-13860
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
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 NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO Lower Hack Bridge may remain in the closed position for ten hours on two weekend days to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times and vessels that need a bridge opening can do so by providing a two-hour advance notice. This deviation is necessary to facilitate upgrades to the control system at the bridge.
Safety Zone; World War II Beach Invasion Re-enactment, Lake Michigan, St. Joseph, MI
Document Number: E8-13836
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan, St. Joseph, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan during a re-enactment of a World War II beach invasion. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect event participants and spectator vessels and restrict spectators and other vessels from the re-enactment site.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone
Document Number: E8-13835
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing safety zones on the waters of the Puget Sound located in the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone during fireworks displays. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life during these displays. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Temporary Safety Zone: Arlington Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display, Arlington, OR
Document Number: E8-13834
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display to be held on the waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Arlington's waterfront in Arlington, Oregon. The safety zone will restrict vessels from entering the designated area during the fireworks display. This temporary rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E8-12643
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard navigation and navigable water regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public. These changes are provided to coincide with the annual recodification of Title 33 in July.