Coast Guard November 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
Document Number: E8-28133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2009 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Safety Zone, Bayfront Park New Year's Eve Celebration, Biscayne Bay, FL
Document Number: E8-28150
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Safety Zone east of the Intracoastal Waterway at the Port of Miami, Florida for the Bayfront Park New Year's Eve Ceremony. This temporary zone is intended to restrict vessels from entering waters within the zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami, Florida, or a designated representative. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States, and protect participants, spectators, and mariner traffic from potential hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chehalis, Hoquiam, and Wishkah Rivers, Aberdeen and Hoquiam, WA, Schedule Change
Document Number: E8-28135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the drawbridge operation regulation for the Washington State drawbridges across the Chehalis, Hoquiam, and Wishkah Rivers at Grays Harbor, Washington. The change is necessary to reduce staffing requirements during the night when openings are infrequent. The rule will do so by modifying the number of hours of advance notice required for draw openings and establishing the telephone as the only means of contact for openings at night.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: E8-27983
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: E8-27982
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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 10 hours each day for a four-day period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27981
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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 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
Document Number: E8-27980
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-27847
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) will hold its inaugural meeting in Philadelphia, PA to discuss various issues to improve oil spill prevention and response strategies for the Delaware River and Bay. During the inaugural meeting, the items concerning the Committee's organization and administration will be discussed. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone: Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Dredge Project
Document Number: E8-27844
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the Dredge R.S. Weeks during dredging operations in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. This safety zone will enhance the safety of vessels transiting Oregon Inlet, North Carolina during periods of dredging operations. This project is being undertaken to increase the water depth in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina to 14 feet. Entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, North Carolina.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27843
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
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 two weekends in December. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, Old Lyme, CT, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27842
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
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 Amtrak Railroad Bridge, across the Connecticut River, mile 3.4, at Old Lyme, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for nine days in December and twelve days in January to facilitate required bridge maintenance.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: E8-27841
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon specified waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a discharge barge located at National Harbor, in Prince Georges County, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Potomac River.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: E8-27520
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the S.R. 44 Bridge, at mile 1.7, across Mantua Creek at Paulsboro, NJ. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River-Eastern Branch, at Norfolk, VA, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-27266
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
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 Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS V2.8) Bridge, at mile 2.7, across the Elizabeth RiverEastern Branch at Norfolk, VA. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: E8-27007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This action is a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to Coast Guard's April 15, 2008, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) which proposed the revision of the list of permanent safety zones established for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District (73 FR 20223). In the April 2008 NPRM, the Coast Guard proposed the addition of 22 new safety zones, and the modification 4 existing zones for fireworks display launch platforms and fallout areas. This supplemental proposal includes three additional safety zones and removes one previously proposed zone for a total of 24 new safety zones for fireworks displays. This action also proposes modification to one existing safety zone for a total of five modifications to preexisting zones established for fireworks displays. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within these proposed zones during the enforcement periods will be prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port.
Security Zones; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, AL, Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: E8-26900
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 500-yard moving security zone around any vessel being escorted by one or more Coast Guard or other Federal, State, or local law enforcement assets on the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Zone, Mobile, Alabama. This action is necessary to ensure the safe transit and mooring of escorted vessels as well as the safety and security of personnel and port facilities. No vessel or person is allowed inside the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. The Coast Guard seeks comments on this interim rule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, VA, Maintenance
Document Number: E8-26673
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
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 Norfolk Southern 7 Railroad Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch) in Chesapeake, VA. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate structural repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, Iowa, Activity Identifier; Repair and Maintenance
Document Number: E8-26671
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
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 Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow time for performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2008 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2009.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York, NY
Document Number: E8-26669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is issuing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to revise our notice of proposed rulemaking (73 FR 45922) published on August 7, 2008. The notice of proposed rulemaking did not include a provision to allow ten of the eleven moveable bridges across the Harlem River to remain closed during the morning and afternoon commuter rush hours. It also did not specify the maximum time railroad bridges may delay bridge openings for the passage of rail traffic.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-26668
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security is re-establishing the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) under the authority of 6 U.S.C. Section 451, as a discretionary committee in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), Mile 49.8, Near Houma, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: E8-26525
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the operation of the SR 316 Blue Bayou Pontoon Bridge across the GIWW, mile 49.8, near Houma, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. The notice of proposed rulemaking proposed to allow the bridge to stay closed for school buses to pass when carrying children, but due to mechanical improvements of the bridge, the requester, Lafourche Parish Council, has withdrawn their request.
Safety Zone; Christmas Holiday Boat Parade Fireworks Event, Appomattox River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: E8-26523
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 420-foot radius safety zone on the Appomattox River in the vicinity of Hopewell, VA in support of the Christmas Holiday Boat Parade Fireworks Event. This action will protect the maritime public on the Appomattox River from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E8-26438
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss various issues relating to the safety of navigation. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Shoreacres Country Club Fireworks, Lake Bluff, IL
Document Number: E8-26222
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan in Lake Bluff Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Sector Lake Michigan during the November 8, 2008 Shoreacres Country Club Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks events.