Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Teleconference Meeting
This notice announces a teleconference of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). The purpose of this teleconference is for TSAC to discuss and vote on three documents/issues: (1) Task Statement 08-02 regarding clarification of the Apprentice Mate (Steersman) license; (2) the revised report of the Economic Analysis sub-group of the Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group; and (3) a revised Resolution from the Commercial/Recreational Boating Interface Working Group.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
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 10 hours each day for a four-day period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY, Maintenance
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Hamilton Avenue Bridge across the Gowanus Canal, mile 1.2, at Brooklyn, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for ten days to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Clinton, PA
The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone extending the entire width of the Allegheny River from mile marker 36.1 to mile marker 36.5. This safety zone is established to protect the general public, marinas, and commercial vessel operators from the hazards associated with the active failure of Lock & Dam 6 (mile marker 36.3). Entry into this zone is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative.