Coast Guard June 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Sausalito, Sausalito, CA
Document Number: E8-14804
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Sausalito, safety zone from 9 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2008. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Vallejo Fourth of July Fireworks, Vallejo, CA
Document Number: E8-14803
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Vallejo Fourth of July Fireworks Display safety zone for the city of Vallejo, from 8 p.m. through 10 p.m. on July 4, 2008. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices on Single-Hull Tank Ships and Single-Hull Tank Barges Carrying Oil or Oil Residue as Cargo
Document Number: E8-14800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to remove its regulations for tank level or pressure monitoring (TLPM) devices because compliant devices remain unavailable. In July 2005, we published a final rule suspending Coast Guard regulations for TLPM devices with a request for public comments on the status of TLPM technology development and other means of detecting leaks from oil cargo tanks into the water. We received two comments supporting our suspension of the regulations for TLPM devices. We received no new information on TLPM devices or alternatives for detecting leaks into the water from single-hull tank vessels carrying oil or oil residue as cargo. Based on the public response to the suspension, the absence of new information regarding TLPM devices or alternatives, and the results of a Congressionally-mandated study, the Coast Guard revisited the feasibility and practicality of retaining regulations for TLPM devices on single-hull tank vessels and concluded that it is appropriate to remove these regulations.
Temporary Safety Zone; Wreckage of the M/V NEW CARISSA, Pacific Ocean 3 Nautical Miles North of the Entrance to Coos Bay, OR
Document Number: E8-14616
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Pacific Ocean encompassed in the 1000 yard radius surrounding the wreckage of the M/V NEW CARISSA located 3 NM north of the entrance to Coos Bay, Oregon. The Captain of the Port Portland is taking this action to safeguard individuals and vessels involved in a salvage operation involving the M/V NEW CARISSA. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Erie Summer Festival of the Arts, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA
Document Number: E8-14615
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay during the June 28, 2008, Erie Summer Festival of the Arts fireworks event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Security Zone; Waters Adjacent 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-14613
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in the waters adjacent to the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. This action is needed to protect the U.S. Naval vessels, their crews and the public during a military out load evolution from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, criminal actions or other causes of a similar nature. Entry, transit or anchoring in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E8-14601
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor and Inner Harbor during the movements of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during two tows of the vessel in Baltimore, Maryland; one from its berth at Baltimore's Inner Harbor to a berth at the South Locust Point Marine Terminal, and the other from the South Locust Point Marine Terminal to its berth at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during these events.
Safety Zone; Festival of Sail 2008 Ship's Parade; San Diego Harbor, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-14512
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the Festival of Sail 2008 Ship's Parade. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Main Street Oceanside, Fireworks Display; Oceanside, CA
Document Number: E8-14509
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oceanside Harbor in support of the Main Street Oceanside fireworks display. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the spectators, participants of the event, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Red Bull Flugtag, Seddon Channel Turning Basin, Tampa, FL
Document Number: E8-14506
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Seddon Channel Turning Basin, Tampa, Florida. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict non participant vessels from entering the waters in the vicinity of the Flugtag event ramp unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. This rule is necessary to protect participants and spectators from the hazards associated with the launching of human powered flying craft over the navigable waters of the United States.
Safety Zone; Washington Township Summerfest, Ottawa River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: E8-14349
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone at Fred C. Young Bridge, Ottawa River, Toledo, Ohio. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Ottawa River during the Washington Township Summerfest fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Citron Energy Drink Offshore Challenge, Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, MI
Document Number: E8-14372
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, Michigan. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake St. Clair during the Citron Energy Drink Offshore Challenge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with powerboat races.
Safety Zone; Mission Bay Yacht Club 4th of July Display; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-14370
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Mission Bay Yacht Club 4th of July Display near the navigation channel in the vicinity of Santa Clara Point. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, and participants of the event, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-14368
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will have a web based meeting to discuss various issues relating to Maritime Security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; LaLoutre Bayou, Yscloskey, LA
Document Number: E8-14367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change 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. Due to Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) has experienced a shortage of bridge tender personnel in the area where the bridge is located. This proposed rule change allows for more efficient use of personnel by requiring a two hour notice for night time openings.
Safety Zone: 31st Annual Virginia Lakes Festival Fireworks Event, John H. Kerr Lake, Clarksville, VA
Document Number: E8-14366
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 700-foot radius safety zone on John H. Kerr Lake in the vicinity of the Highway 58 Business Bridge in Clarksville, VA in support of the 31st Annual Virginia Lakes Festival Fireworks Display. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the fireworks display.
Safety Zone: Fourth of July Fireworks Event, Pagan River, Smithfield, VA
Document Number: E8-14365
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 420 foot radius safety zone on the Pagan River in Smithfield, VA in support of the Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Paradise Point Resort 4th of July Display; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA.
Document Number: E8-14364
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Paradise Point Resort 4th of July Display. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, participants of the event, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Big Bay July 4th Fireworks Show; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-14353
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing four (4) temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the North San Diego Bay July 4th Fireworks Show. These safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of the crews, spectators, participants of the event, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within these safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Marine Events in San Diego Harbor
Document Number: E8-14351
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in 33 CFR 100.1101 during the Coronado 4th of July Fireworks Display, to be held 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2008, on the waters of San Diego Bay, San Diego, California. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone: Founder's Day Fireworks Event, Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, VA
Document Number: E8-14350
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 350-foot radius safety zone on the Chesapeake Bay in Hampton, VA, to support the Founder's Day Fireworks Event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone: Stars and Stripes Fourth of July Fireworks Event, Nansemond River, Suffolk, VA
Document Number: E8-14348
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the Nansemond River in Suffolk, VA in support of the Stars and Stripes Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Nansemond River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Shipping; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E8-14293
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes to Title 46, part 31 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard shipping regulations. Specifically, this final rule updates 46 CFR 31.10-16 concerning inspection and certification of shipboard cargo gear. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Proposed Expansion of the Cove Point Facility, Cove Point, MD: Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-14288
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that evaluated the potential environmental impacts resulting from the proposed issuance of a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) on the suitability of the waterway for the expansion of the Cove Point LNG facility for Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP, in Cove Point, MD.
Regulated Navigation Area; Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City Anchorage Basin, MD
Document Number: E8-14387
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) in certain waters of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C & D) Canal, within the anchorage basin at Chesapeake City, Maryland, on June 28, 2008. This RNA is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property and the environment. This RNA restricts the movement of vessels throughout the anchorage basin during the Town of Chesapeake City's Canal Day 2008 event.
Security Zone; Patapsco River, Middle Branch, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E8-14130
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on certain waters of the Patapsco River, Middle Branch, in Baltimore Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, during the USS STERETT Commissioning ceremony. The security zone is necessary to provide for the security of the USS STERETT and the safety of life of event participants, spectators and mariners on U.S. navigable waters during the event. Entry into the zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone: Central Massachusetts Swim Events
Document Number: E8-14128
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for four swimming events in the Captain of the Port Boston zone. This rule is intended to restrict vessels from portions of water during events that pose a hazard to public safety. The safety zone is necessary to protect participants and vessels from the hazards associated with a swim event.
Nontank Vessel Response Plan Enforcement
Document Number: E8-14115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing this notice to inform U.S. and foreign flag nontank vessel owners and operators that effective August 22, 2008, we will begin enforcing the requirement to prepare and submit a nontank vessel response plan (NTVRP) for certain nontank vessels, as required by the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC), Boston, MA
Document Number: E8-14051
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Boston, MA submit their applications for membership to the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston, MA.
Safety Zone; Sigma Financial Fireworks, Lake Huron, Mackinac Island, MI
Document Number: E8-14049
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Huron during the Sigma Financial Fireworks, June 28, 2008, fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Special Local Regulation; Thunderboat Regatta; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-14047
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Thunderboat Regatta special local regulation in Fiesta Bay of Mission Bay, San Diego from 7:30 a.m. on September 19, 2008 through 5:30 p.m. on September 21, 2008. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the special local regulation without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; San Diego, CA
Document Number: E8-14045
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego Symphony Opera fireworks display series. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0004
Document Number: E8-13692
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0004, United States Coast Guard Academy Application and Supplemental Forms. Our ICR describes 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.
Implementation of Vessel Security Officer Training and Certification Requirements-International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended
Document Number: E8-13552
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On May 20, 2008, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register an interim rule with request for comments to amend its regulations to implement the vessel security officer training and certification amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, and the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code. In the interim rule a clerical error was made stating as an option that to qualify for a VSO endorsement, a person must ``have approved sea service of not less than 90 days on any vessel subject to section 104.215 of this part * * *.'' Instead, the option should have stated that a person must have not less than six months to qualify for a VSO endorsement, not 90 days. This document corrects that error.
Safety Zone; New River, Jacksonville, NC
Document Number: E8-13551
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone on the navigable waters of the New River near Camp Lejeune during a military exercise being conducted by the United States Marine Corps.
Safety Zone; Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E8-13107
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Milwaukee Harbor Safety Zone in Milwaukee Harbor during June 2008. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from portions of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Regulated Navigation Areas, Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Deepwater Port Facilities; Navigable Waters of the Boston Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 08-1364
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing regulated navigation areas around a recently constructed deepwater port facility in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean near the entrance to Boston Harbor as well as safety and security zones around liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs) calling on these deepwater port facilities. The purpose of these regulated navigation areas, as well as safety and security zones, is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with deepwater port operations and to protect the LNGCs and deepwater port infrastructure from security threats or other subversive acts. All vessels, with the exception of LNGCs and deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from anchoring or otherwise deploying equipment which could become entangled in submerged infrastructure within 1000 meters of the submerged turret loading (STL) buoys associated with the deepwater port, and are prohibited from entering waters within 500 meters of the deepwater port STL buoys or the LNGCs using them. Additionally, this rule makes minor amendments to the existing LNG security regulations for the Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone to reflect multi-agency enforcement of those regulations.
Marine Events Regattas; Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District
Document Number: E8-13272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update the list of marine events and regattas that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District and to change patrol requirements for these events. This update is needed to provide effective control over regattas and marine events to insure safety of life in each regatta or marine event area.
Safety Zones: Festival of Sail San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E8-13268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary safety zones in support of the scheduled Festival of Sail Events from July 23, 2008, through July 27, 2008. The event will include a parade and mock cannon battles. The temporary safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of spectators, participating vessels and crews.