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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.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E8-13145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This proposed regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA.
Safety Zone: Patchogue Bay, Patchogue, NY
Document Number: E8-13143
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for the Patchogue Grand Prix, a power boat race on Patchogue Bay off of Patchogue, New York on August 22, 23, and 24, 2008, and each year thereafter on dates and times specified in a Federal Register notice. The safety zone would provide for safety of navigation of the maritime public viewing and transiting near the power boat race in order to protect the maritime community from the hazards inherent with a power boat race, namely, a collision and loss of control of the vessels participating in this event. Entry into this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone: Parexel Fireworks Display
Document Number: E8-13137
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is creating a temporary safety zone for the Parexel Fireworks display to be held on June 23, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. The zone temporarily closes all waters of Boston Harbor within a three hundred (300) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located in Boston Harbor at approximate position 42[deg]21[min]26[sec] N., 071[deg]2[min]38[sec] W. The safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. Entry into this zone is prohibited during the closure period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Boston.
Safety Zone; BWRC ‘300’ Enduro; Lake Moolvalya, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-13146
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes 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.
Safety zone; BWRC Annual Thanksgiving Regatta; Lake Moolvalya, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-13142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes 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; IJSBA World Finals; Colorado River, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: E8-13123
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone, on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu on the lower Colorado River in support of the IJSBA World Finals. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-New
Document Number: E8-13117
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
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 one 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-New, Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council, the Coast Guard Journal of Safety and Security at Sea; online subscription request form. 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.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0109
Document Number: E8-13104
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-11
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 one 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 its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0109, Drawbridge Operation Regulations. 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.
Temporary Safety Zone: Richland Regatta Hydroplane Races, Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA
Document Number: E8-13092
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Richland Regatta Hydroplane Race to be held on the waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA. The safety zone will limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the race area. This temporary rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Drawbridge Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA; Repair and Maintenance
Document Number: E8-13085
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-11
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, Mile 518.0, Clinton, Iowa, across the Upper Mississippi River. The deviation is necessary for the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for intermittent periods of up to 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration, allowing the bridge owner time to perform necessary repairs to the bridge approaches and adjacent rail bed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Raton, FL
Document Number: E8-12804
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Spanish River Boulevard bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1044.9, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to perform rehabilitation work on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to operate with a five feet reduced vertical clearance, operate with single leaf openings, and/or operate with full double leaf opening pending a three hour advance notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E8-12802
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, California. The deviation is necessary to allow the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to conduct major roadwork on Interstate 5 through downtown Sacramento. This deviation allows the drawspan to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during rush hour time periods.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation: New River (South Fork), Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: E8-12800
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Davie Boulevard (SW Twelfth Street) Bridge, New River (South Fork), mile 0.9, at Fort Lauderdale, FL. The deviation is necessary to provide for the safety of workers in conducting maintenance on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed during limited hours of the day.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-12651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that public meetings for the May 23, 2008 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on dry cargo residue discharges in the Great Lakes and its supporting Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) will be held in Duluth, Minnesota, and Cleveland, Ohio, in July 2008. The proposed rule would allow the continued discharge of certain non-toxic and non-hazardous bulk dry cargo residues in the Great Lakes. Existing prohibitions on discharges in certain areas would be continued, and additional sensitive and protected areas would be defined as no-discharge zones. Recordkeeping and reporting requirements would be imposed, and the voluntary use of measures to control residues would be encouraged.
Safety Zones; Fireworks, Central and Northern Massachusetts
Document Number: E8-12479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the temporary creation of safety zones for fireworks events being held on several waterways of Massachusetts this summer. These safety zones will last for the limited duration of the six fireworks events occurring near the water along the central and northern portions of Massachusetts' Atlantic Coast. The zones are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington Harbor, DC
Document Number: E8-12475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone upon specified waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located within Washington Channel, in Washington Harbor, DC. This action will restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Washington Channel.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arthur Kill, Staten Island, NY and Elizabeth, NJ
Document Number: E8-12396
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a new temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Arthur Kill (AK) Railroad Bridge across Arthur Kill at mile 11.6 between Staten Island, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to test a new operating rule for the bridge that will help determine the most equitable and safe solution to facilitate the present and anticipated needs of navigation and rail traffic. This deviation requires the AK Railroad Bridge to remain in the open position but allows the bridge owner/operator to schedule bridge closure periods after consultation with the marine community.
Security Zone; Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers, Massachusetts Bay, MA
Document Number: E8-12361
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone around Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGCs) approaching, engaging, regasifying, disengaging, mooring or otherwise conducting operations at the deepwater port facility in Massachusetts Bay, the Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port. The zone temporarily closes all waters of Massachusetts Bay within a five hundred (500) meter radius of LNCG vessels in the vicinity of the position 42[deg]23' N, 070[deg]36' W. The security zone is necessary to protect LNGCs calling on the deepwater port from security threats or other subversive acts. Entry into this zone is prohibited during the closure period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston, Massachusetts.
``McCormick & Baxter'' Regulated Navigation Area, Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: E8-12147
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area on the Willamette River, Portland Oregon Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to preserve the integrity of the engineered pilot cap placed over contaminated sediments as part of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund cleanup action at the McCormick & Baxter Creosoting Company Superfund Site. This proposed rule is needed to prohibit activities that would cause disturbance of pilot cap material, which was placed to isolate and contain underlying contaminated sediment.
Safety Zone; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME; Frontier Sentinel 2008
Document Number: E8-12175
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary moving safety zones around Coast Guard and Navy vessels as well as five fixed safety zones off to the west and south of Gerrish Island, south of Kittery Point, east of Jaffrey Point, and east of Odiornes Point during the Frontier Sentinel Exercise on the Piscataqua River, a homeland security exercise that will involve underwater equipment and operations. This rule will establish multiple fixed and moving safety zones that will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on June 9, 2008 through June 12, 2008 from the General Sullivan Bridge, U.S. Route 16 to one mile seaward of the Red ``2KR'' buoy at the mouth of the river. This action is necessary to protect federal, state, and local assets (including unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV)) and others in the maritime community from the safety hazards that may arise from this large scale exercise.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: E8-12154
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for the ``Carolina Cup Regatta'', a powerboat race to be held on the waters of the Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, 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 portions of the Pasquotank River adjacent to Elizabeth City, North Carolina during the powerboat races.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E8-12151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Pride of Baltimore Recycled Regatta'', a marine event to be held August 2, 2008 on the waters of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Baltimore Inner Harbor during the event.
``Gasco'' Regulated Navigation Area, Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: E8-12149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area on the Willamette River Portland Oregon Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to preserve the integrity of the clean engineered pilot cap placed over a portion of the NW Natural ``Gasco'' site (Site) remediation area as part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund clean up action. This proposed rule is needed to prohibit activities that would cause disturbance of pilot cap material which was placed to isolate and contain underlying contaminated sediment.