Coast Guard October 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Review and Update of Standards for Marine Equipment
Document Number: E8-22723
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends its rules relating to standards for marine equipment and updates the incorporation in those rules of references to national and international safety standards. This rule is part of an ongoing effort for regulatory review and reform that increases the focus on results, decreases the focus on process, and expands compliance options for the regulated public.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-25933
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Buffalo, Duluth, Detroit, Lake Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie that the date by which they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC has been extended to no later than December 1, 2008. This extension is due to a building- wide loss of power that occurred on October 21, 2008, at the government facility that houses the TWIC system, which affected the system's ability to activate TWICs.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-25832
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On October 1, 2008, The United States Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 57126) announcing a meeting of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. A scheduling conflict has required changes to the subcommittees' meeting times as follows: The Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee will meet on Saturday afternoon, November 1, 2008; the Prevention through People Subcommittee will meet on Sunday morning, November 2, 2008; and the Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee will meet on Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2008.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-25527
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
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 Beach Channel Railroad Bridge at mile 6.7, across Jamaica Bay, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge may remain in the closed position for three weekends in November. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Temporary Safety Zone: LST-1166 Safety Zone, Southeastern Tip of Lord Island, Columbia River, Rainier, OR
Document Number: E8-25521
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Columbia River encompassed in a 500 foot radius surrounding LST-1166, which is a vessel located near the southeastern tip of Lord Island at position 46[deg]07[min]18[sec] N 123[deg]00[min]51[sec] W adjacent to the Oregon shoreline. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon or his designated representatives. The Captain of the Port is taking this action to help ensure the safety of the maritime public as well as the individuals conducting oil and hazardous material clean-up operations on LST-1166.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-25520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
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 Witt Penn Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.1, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for one day to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E8-25518
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the dates and reinstating a temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0079 and 1625-0088
Document Number: E8-25516
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0079, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1995 and 1997 Amendments to the International Convention; and (2) 1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, DC, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, VA, and Prince Georges County, MD
Document Number: E8-25435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers in order to safeguard high-ranking government officials and the public-at- large before, during, and after scheduled activities associated with the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. This security zone will be in effect between January 14, 2009 and January 25, 2009.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-25450
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zone Port Arthur that the date by which they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC has been extended to no later than April 14, 2009. This extension is due to the disruption in enrollment capacity caused by Hurricane Ike.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-25445
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), its Subcommittees on Outreach, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard, Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS), and International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code; as well as its Working Groups on Barge Emission and Hazard Communication and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex; will meet to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. These meetings will be open to the public.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States; Cambodia
Document Number: E8-25436
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of Cambodia.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-25434
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Guam, Houston-Galveston, Los Angeles-Long Beach, and San Juan that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than April 14, 2009.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA, Schedule Change
Document Number: E8-24985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning drawbridge operations for the Spokane Street Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 0.3, in Seattle, Washington. The proposed rule would have established two daily closed draw periods Monday through Friday to help alleviate road traffic, with the proviso that openings would be provided at any time for vessels of 5000 gross tons or more. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because Spokane Street Bridge draw records along with road traffic counts conducted after the notice of proposed rulemaking was published indicate that the number of draw openings and the amount of traffic using the Spokane Street Bridge are not sufficient to warrant the negative impact that the proposed rule would have on commercial maritime traffic using the waterway under the bridge.
Security Zone; West Basin, Port Canaveral Harbor, Cape Canaveral, FL
Document Number: E8-24808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a security zone encompassing the navigable waters of the West Basin, Port Canaveral Harbor, Cape Canaveral, Florida. This security zone would be activated 4 hours prior to the scheduled arrival of a cruise ship at the West Basin. It is only enforceable during Maritime Security (MARSEC) Levels 2 and 3 or when there is a specific credible threat during MARSEC Level 1. This security zone would remain activated until the departure of all cruise ships from the West Basin.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-24526
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Portland (OR), Puget Sound, and San Francisco Bay that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than February 28, 2009.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-24525
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zone New York that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than March 23, 2009.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
Document Number: E8-24522
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
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 Louisville and Nashville (CSX) Railroad Drawbridge, across the Cumberland River, Mile 190.4, at Nashville, Tennessee. The deviation is necessary to retrofit the bridge with an upgraded rail lift system. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in a closed-to-navigation position for a four-day period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-24521
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
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 Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge across the Piscataqua River at mile 4.0, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugus River, MA, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-24520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
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 Fox Hill (SR107) Bridge across the Saugus River at mile 2.5, between Lynn and Saugus, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may open on a limited operating schedule for several months to facilitate the reliability of the bridge until it can be repaired during the winter months.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Harlem River, New York City, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-24518
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
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 145 Street Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 2.8, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for five days to facilitate bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ
Document Number: E8-24513
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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 for one weekend to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum
Document Number: E8-24330
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum will hold a meeting in Cleveland, OH, to discuss various waterways management issues. Potential agenda items may include agency updates from the Canadian Coast Guard Central and Arctic Region, Army Corps of Engineers, Transport Canada Marine Safety and the U.S. Coast Guard, Ballast Water Program Updates, Dry Cargo Residue Rulemaking Updates, Overview of the Ice Conference and Optimizing our Aids to Navigation systems. The meeting will be open to the public. The specific agenda is still under development. Additional topics of discussion are solicited from the public. Comments must be submitted on or before October 10, 2008, to be considered at the meeting.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0035
Document Number: E8-24329
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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 extension of their approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0035, Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, and Engineering Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices (33 CFR part 159). Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Quarterly Listings; Anchorages, Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Drawbridge Operation Regulations
Document Number: E8-23956
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by Coast Guard field units and temporarily effective between April 2007 and June 2008, that were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary special local regulations, temporary drawbridge operation regulations, regulated navigation areas, security zones, and safety zones, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Safety Zone; BWRC Annual Thanksgiving Regatta; Lake Moolvalya, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-23906
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Lake Moolvalya region on the lower Colorado River in support of the Bluewater Resort and Casino Annual Thanksgiving Regatta. This 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; BWRC ‘300' Enduro; Lake Moolvalya, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-23903
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard establishes a safety zone, on the navigable waters of Lake Moolvalya region on the lower Colorado River, in support of the Bluewater Resort and Casino `300' Enduro. This 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.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-23772
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet, in New Orleans, LA, to discuss various issues relating to offshore safety and security. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Okeechobee Waterway, Mile 126.3, Olga, FL
Document Number: E8-23602
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations governing the Wilson Pigott Bridge, Okeechobee Waterway mile 126.3, Olga, Lee County, Florida. This action is necessary for worker safety and will assist in expediting the repairs to this bridge. During the period of this rule, the bridge will open a single-leaf on signal; a double-leaf opening is available with a three-hour advance notice to the bridge tender.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Beach Thorofare, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: E8-23604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of the Route 30 Bridge, at ICW mile 67.2, across Beach Thorofare at Atlantic City, NJ. This proposal would allow for the drawbridge to open on signal every hour during high transit periods in the summer months and to operate on an advance notice basis at all other times. The proposed changes would result in more efficient use of the bridge.
Anchorage Regulations; Yarmouth, ME, Casco Bay; Correction
Document Number: E8-23200
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on March 12, 2008 (73 FR 13125), creating three special anchorage areas in Yarmouth, Maine. That rule contained imprecise coordinates. With this document the Coast Guard is correcting the coordinates of the boundaries to the three Yarmouth special anchorages listed in 33 CFR 110.5, in response to more detailed information received from the National Ocean Service (NOS). These changes will not affect the locations or the size of the anchorages.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E8-23188
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing Temporary special local regulations for the swim portions of ``Beach 2 Battleship Full and Half Iron Distance Triathlon'', to be held on the waters of Banks Channel, adjacent to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. 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 Wrightsville Channel during the swimming portion of this event.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-23034
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet on November 1, 2, and 3, 2008, in Arlington, VA. The meetings will be open to the public.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Charter Renewal
Document Number: E8-23033
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public the Coast Guard has recertified the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (CIRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This certification allows the CIRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by statute.