Coast Guard 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Safety Zone; Molokini Crater, Maui, HI
Document Number: 08-354
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around Molokini Crater, in waters south of the island of Maui, HI. This zone is necessary to protect rescue and security assets, air crews, and the general public from hazards associated with an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) process scheduled to take place on Molokini Crater. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Anchorage Regulation; San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E8-1250
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary anchorage area, designated Anchorage 8A, adjacent to existing Anchorage 8 that can be activated by Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) when the number of vessels requesting to anchor in Anchorages 8 and 9 exceeds the capacity of these two anchorages. Anchorage 8A may also be utilized during any emergency situation. This rule defines its use and location, and establishes procedures for activating the anchorage area and notifying the maritime public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River-Eastern Branch, at Norfolk, VA
Document Number: E8-1246
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-25
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 Bridge, at mile 2.7, across the Elizabeth RiverEastern Branch at Norfolk, VA. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2008 until and including 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, to facilitate rehabilitation of the operating machinery of the swing span.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: E8-1240
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-25
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 new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I-95) Bridge, mile 103.8, across Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill, Maryland. This deviation will allow the contractor to complete commissioning and final testing for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project. This deviation allows the new drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on January 26, 2008 until and including March 1, 2008.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: E8-1236
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is creating special local regulations to regulate recurring marine events in the Seventh Coast Guard District. These regulations will apply to all permitted events listed on the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, parades, and fireworks displays. These regulations are being created to reduce the Coast Guard's administrative workload and expedite public notification of events.
Safety Zone: Trent River Between New Bern and James City, NC
Document Number: E8-1133
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone on the waters of the Trent River between New Bern and James City, North Carolina in the vicinity of the U.S. Route 70 Highway Swing Bridge. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the movement of bridge construction equipment from the southern end of the bridge construction project to the northern end of the project.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0024, 1625-0036, 1625-0061, and 1625-0100
Document Number: E8-1132
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
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 four Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; (2) 1625-0036, Plan Approval and Records for U.S. and Foreign Tank Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk; (3) 1625-0061, Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Regulations; and (4) 1625-0100, Advance Notice of Vessel Arrival. Our ICRs describe 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.
Application for Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 08-284
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of and seeks comments on the application for recertification submitted by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) for March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009. Under the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight Act of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis, an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of a Regional Citizens' Advisory Council for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound program established by the statute. The current certification for PWSRCAC will expire February 29, 2008.
Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, FL
Document Number: E8-1013
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a new security zone in the Manbirtee Key area of Port Manatee, Florida. The purpose of this security zone is to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding area. Entry into the security zone is prohibited without the permission of the Captain of the Port.
Landowner Defenses to Liability Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990: Standards and Practices for Conducting All Appropriate Inquiries
Document Number: E8-329
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing standards and practices concerning the ``all appropriate inquiries'' element of a defense to liability of an owner or operator of a facility that is the source of a discharge or substantial threat of discharge of oil into the navigable waters or adjoining shorelines or the exclusive economic zone. To be entitled to the defense, those persons must show, among other elements not addressed in this rulemaking, that, before acquiring the real property on which the facility is located, they had made all appropriate inquiries into its previous ownership and uses to determine the presence or likely presence of oil. This rule is consistent with a final rule on this subject published by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number 1625-0108
Document Number: E8-212
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-10
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) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0108, Standard Numbering System for Undocumented Vessels. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 131.8, Clearwater, FL
Document Number: E8-191
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations governing the Belleair Beach Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 131.8, Clearwater, Florida. This rule will allow the bridge to open on signal, except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this bridge will open on the hour and half-hour. This action is necessary for workers' safety and will assist in expediting the construction of the new bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Arkansas Waterway, Little Rock, AR
Document Number: E8-160
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes an amendment to the regulation for the operation of the Baring Cross Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 119.6 at Little Rock, Arkansas. The revised regulation would accurately depict where the drawbridge operator is located and that the bridge, which is remotely operated, is equipped with a Photoelectric Boat Detection System.
Area Maritime Security Committee, Eastern Great Lakes; and Regional Sub-Committees; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-108
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, Eastern Great Lakes and five regional sub- committees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, Lake Ontario Region and St Lawrence Region. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee Detroit; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-107
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) Detroit. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Detroit, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
Document Number: E8-105
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-08
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 Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River at mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation, a two-hour advance notice shall be required between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., from January 2, 2008 through January 8, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Norwalk River, Norwalk, CT
Document Number: E8-104
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-08
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 Washington Street S136 Bridge, across the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, Connecticut. This deviation allows the bridge owner to open only one of the two moveable spans for bridge openings between January 2, 2008 and March 31, 2008. Vessels that require a full two-span bridge opening will be required to provide at least a twelve-hour advance notice by calling the bridge operator at (203) 866-7691. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Safety Zones: Northeast Gateway, Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA
Document Number: 08-35
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones 500 meters around the primary components, two independent submerged turret loading buoys, of Excelerate Energy's Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, and its accompanying systems. The purpose of these temporary safety zones is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with deepwater port facilities. All vessels, with the exception of deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from entering into or moving within either of the safety zones.
Security Zone; Tampa Bay, Port of Tampa, Rattlesnake, Big Bend, FL
Document Number: 08-21
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily revising the security zones in the Port of Tampa, East Bay, Rattlesnake, Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Big Bend for the purpose of providing counter-surveillance, intrusion detection and response measures. Entry into these zones will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Tampa Bay, Port of Tampa, Port of St. Petersburg, Rattlesnake, Old Port Tampa, Big Bend, Weedon Island, and Crystal River; FL
Document Number: 08-20
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing revisions to certain security zones within the Captain of the Port Sector St. Petersburg Zone (formerly the Captain of the Port Tampa Zone). The purpose of these revisions is to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding areas within these zones. Entry into the area encompassed by these revised security zones is prohibited without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI
Document Number: E8-19
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent 500-yard moving security zone around the U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1 during transit within the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. This zone is necessary to protect the SBX-1 from threats associated with vessels and persons approaching too close during transit. Entry of persons or vessels into this security zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Security Zone; Kahului Harbor, Maui, HI
Document Number: E7-25496
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On November 28, 2007, the Coast Guard published a temporary interim rule that created a security zone in the waters of Kahului Bay and Kahului Harbor, Maui, and on designated adjacent areas of land. This temporary final rule modifies the activation period of the security zone from the previous interim rule to allow the public greater access to Kahului Harbor and Kahului Bay during the transit of the Hawaii Superferry. This temporary final rule is intended to enable the Coast Guard and its law enforcement partners to better protect people, vessels, and facilities in and around Kahului Bay and Kahului Harbor during the transit of the Hawaii Superferry. This rule complements, but does not replace or supersede, existing regulations that establish a moving 100-yard security zone around large passenger vessels like the Superferry.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milhomme Bayou, Stephensville, LA
Document Number: E7-25495
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the Stephensville Bridge across Milhomme Bayou, mile 12.2, (Landside Route) at Stephensville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana and canceling the test deviation concerning this bridge. Currently the bridge opens on signal, but due to the minimal waterway traffic, the bridge owner requested this change. The rule will require the draw of the bridge to open on signal if at least one hour of advance notice is given. During the advance notice period, the draw shall open on less than one hour notice for an emergency, and shall open on demand should a temporary surge in waterway traffic occur.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control numbers: 1625-0001, 1625-0013, and 1625-0096
Document Number: E7-25491
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
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) 1625-0001, Marine Casualty Information & Periodic Chemical Drug and Alcohol Testing of Commercial Vessel Personnel; (2) 1625-0013, Plan Approval and Records for Load Lines, and (3) 1625-0096, Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge; and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activity. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.