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Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Severn River, College Creek, Weems Creek and Carr Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E8-11938
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for the ``William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup'', a sail boat regatta to be held on the waters of the Severn River, Annapolis, Maryland. 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 Severn River adjacent to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland during the sail boat regatta.
Safety Zone: Hatteras Boat Parade and Firework Display, Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: E8-11937
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will implement a safety zone during the Hatteras Boat Parade and Firework Display, a motor yacht parade to be held on the waters of the Trent River, New Bern, North Carolina. Access to portions of the Trent River adjacent to New Bern, North Carolina will be restricted during the fireworks display.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0077
Document Number: E8-11917
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-29
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: 1625-0077, Security Plans for Ports, Vessels, Facilities, and Outer Continental Shelf Facilities and Other Security-Related Requirements. 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.
Safety Zone; Gulf of Mexico-Johns Pass, FL
Document Number: E8-11866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of Johns Pass, Florida while construction operations are being conducted. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of the workers and mariners on the navigable waters of the United States. No person or vessel may anchor, moor, or transit the Regulated Area without permission of the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg, Florida.
Safety Zone: Ambrose Light, Offshore Sandy Hook, NJ, Atlantic Ocean
Document Number: E8-11868
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 250 yard radius of Ambrose Light (LLNR 720) located at position 40[deg]27[min]00[sec] N, 073[deg]48[min]00[sec] W, approximately 8.35 nautical miles east of Sandy Hook, NJ. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property and the environment on navigable waters of the United States from the hazards associated with the damaged structure and during survey and debris removal at the charted location of Ambrose Light that was recently damaged. This safety zone is intended to keep vessels a safe distance from Ambrose Light during the survey and debris removal operations.
Safety Zone: Edenton 4th of July Celebration Firework Display, Edenton Bay, Edenton, NC
Document Number: E8-11867
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will implement a safety zone during the Edenton 4th of July Celebration Firework Display, a fireworks display to be held over the waters of the Edenton Bay, Edenton, North Carolina, Vessel traffic in portions on the Edenton Bay adjacent to Edenton, North Carolina, will be restricted during the fireworks display.
Safety Zone: Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico
Document Number: E8-11864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish moving and fixed safety zones around all vessels carrying Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargo in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and Bahia de Ponce, Puerto Rico. This action will protect the public from the inherent dangers of this highly volatile material by requiring vessel traffic to maintain a safe distance from LNG vessels operating near shore.
Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, SC, Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: E8-11863
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone around any vessel being escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets on the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Zone, Charleston, South Carolina. This action is necessary to ensure the safe transit 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA, Drawbridge Maintenance
Document Number: E8-11862
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-28
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 Rio Vista Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct required maintenance of the drawspan. This deviation allows for a 4-hour notice for openings during nighttime.
Definition of Marine Debris for Purposes of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Pollution Act
Document Number: E8-11700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA and the Coast Guard propose to define marine debris for purposes of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act. NOAA and the Coast Guard propose a joint definition of marine debris. Interested parties may submit comments on this proposed rule.
Portland Rose Festival Fireworks Display
Document Number: E8-11549
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the ``Portland Rose Festival Fireworks Display safety zone on the Willamette River''; from 8:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. on May 30, 2008. This action is necessary to provide a safe display for the public and to keep them clear of the fall out area of the fireworks. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes
Document Number: E8-11343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations in accordance with a congressionally approved policy that allows the discharge of non-toxic and non-hazardous bulk dry cargo residues like limestone, iron ore, and coal in limited areas of the Great Lakes. New requirements for recordkeeping would be added and carriers would be encouraged to adopt voluntary control measures for reducing discharges. Discharges would be prohibited in certain special areas where they are now allowed. In addition, the Coast Guard announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement prepared in support of the proposed rule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mill Neck Creek, Oyster Bay, NY
Document Number: E8-11443
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Bayville Bridge, mile 0.1, across Mill Neck Creek at Oyster Bay, New York. This final rule will allow the bridge to open on signal between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. from May 1 through October 31 and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from November 1 through April 30. At all other times the bridge will open after a two-hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. The purpose of this rule is to help relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridge during time periods that the bridge receives few requests to open.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Lockport, IL; Repair and Maintenance
Document Number: E8-11441
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
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 Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railroad Drawbridge, across the Illinois Waterway, Mile 290.1, at Lockport, Illinois. The deviation is necessary for the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation unless 1 hour advance notice is given. This deviation allows the bridge owner time to perform necessary repairs to the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA, Schedule Change
Document Number: E8-11439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the drawbridge operation regulation for the Spokane Street Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 0.3, in Seattle, Washington, by establishing two daily closed draw periods Monday through Friday. The change is necessary to help alleviate roadway traffic and will do so by preventing traffic stoppages on either side of the bridge during high volume traffic periods. Large vessels would be exempted from the closed draw periods.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Thames River, New London, CT
Document Number: E8-11437
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
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 Bridge, mile 3.0, across the Thames River at New London, Connecticut. While this temporary deviation is in effect, the bridge may remain in the closed position for sixteen days and operate on a temporary operating schedule for ten days.
Safety Zones: Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: E8-11408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of safety zones for annual events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone. This proposed rule consolidates current regulations establishing safety zones for annual fireworks events in the former Captain of the Port Toledo Zone and the former Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. In addition, it adds events not previously published in Coast Guard regulations. These safety zones are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays or other events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: E8-11405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the proposed change to the regulations that govern the operation of the Centerville Turnpike (SR 170) Bridge, at AIWW mile 15.2, across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake, Virginia. The requested change would have allowed the bridge to open on signal every hour on the half hour from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., year round. The withdrawal is based on further investigation indicating that this change would not improve the schedule for both roadway and waterway users.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0001, 1625-0013, and 1625-0096
Document Number: E8-11361
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
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 three 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) 1625-0001, 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. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0028, 1625-0034, and 1625-0043
Document Number: E8-11231
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-20
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) 1625-0028, Course Approvals for Merchant Marine Training Schools; (2) 1625-0034, Ships' Stores Certification for Hazardous Materials Aboard Ships, and (3) 1625-0043, Ports and Waterways SafetyTitle 33 CFR Subchapter P. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
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: E8-11225
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending 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. These amendments incorporate the training and qualification requirements for vessel security officers into the requirements for the credentialing of United States merchant mariners. The vessel security officer requirements would apply to all vessels subject to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, under current regulations. This includes all seagoing vessels, as defined in 46 CFR 15.1101, to mean self-propelled vessels engaged in commercial service that operate beyond the Boundary Line established by 46 CFR Part 7, except those vessels which have been determined to be otherwise exempt from STCW as per 46 CFR 15.103(e) and (f).
Security Zone; Escorted Vessels in Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: E8-11141
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone around any vessel being escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL. This action is necessary to ensure the safe transit 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 Jacksonville, FL or a designated representative.
Firework Events; Great Lake Annual Firework Events
Document Number: E8-11139
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for various fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This rule consolidates current regulations establishing safety zones for annual fireworks events in the former Captain of the Port Cleveland Zone and the former Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. In addition, it adds events not previously published in Coast Guard regulations. These safety zones are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays or other events.
Security Zone; Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
Document Number: E8-10921
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Portland Rose Festival Security Zone on the Willamette River from 1 a.m. on June 4, 2008 until 10 a.m. June 10, 2008. This action is necessary for the security of public vessels on a portion of the Willamette River during the fleet week of the Rose Festival. This security zone provides for the regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of the moored public vessels. During the enforcement period, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designee.
Notice of Enforcement of Regulation
Document Number: E8-10804
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Weymouth 4th of July fireworks event. This action is to ensure the safety of life and protection of property during the fireworks event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Boston.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Smith Creek at Wilmington, NC
Document Number: E8-10801
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of the S117-S133 Bridge, at mile 1.5, across Smith Creek at Wilmington, NC. This proposal would allow that the draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels.
Safety Zones: Northeast Gateway, Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA
Document Number: 08-1267
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is re-establishing two temporary safety zones of 500 meter radii 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Charles River, Boston, MA, Larry Kessler 5K Run
Document Number: E8-10709
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
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 Craigie Bridge across the Charles River at mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for one hour during a public event, the 2008 Larry Kessler 5K Run. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Charles River, Boston, MA, Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration
Document Number: E8-10708
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
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 Craigie Bridge across the Charles River at mile 1.0, at Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for two hours to facilitate a public event, the Boston Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event.
Crewmember Identification Documents
Document Number: E8-10707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to require each crewmember on a foreign commercial vessel en route to a U.S. port or place of destination or at a U.S. port or place, or on a U.S. commercial vessel coming from a foreign port or place of departure to a U.S. port or place of destination, to carry and present upon demand an acceptable identification when in U.S. navigable waters. The vessel operator would also be required to ensure that crewmembers comply with this requirement. This proposed rule would implement a Maritime Transportation Security Act mandate and help ensure that we can authoritatively identify crewmembers on vessels in U.S. waters.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: E8-10706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the boundaries of three anchorage grounds in Upper New York Bay adjacent to Ellis and Liberty Islands. This proposed action is necessary due to the proposed increase in size of the Safety and Security Zones surrounding Ellis and Liberty Islands.
Security Zone: HOVENSA Refinery, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: E8-10697
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule for a security zone in the vicinity of the HOVENSA refinery facility on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, which makes a slight change to the current boundary established by an interim rule. The security zone is needed for national security reasons to protect the public and the HOVENSA facility from potential subversive acts. This rule excludes entry into the security zone by all vessels without permission of the U.S. Coast Guard Captain San Juan (COTP) or a scheduled arrival in accordance with the Notice of Arrival requirements of 33 CFR part 160, subpart C.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Displays, Anacostia River, Washington, DC
Document Number: E8-10536
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon specified waters of the Anacostia River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during scheduled fireworks displays launched along the shoreline near the newly- constructed Washington Nationals Ballpark, in Washington, DC. This action will restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Anacostia River.
Special Local Regulation: Harvard-Yale Regatta, New London, CT
Document Number: E8-10535
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the regulation for Regattas and Marine Parades found at 33 CFR 100.101 for the annual Harvard-Yale Regatta, Thames River, New London, CT from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 14, 2008. This action is necessary to control the anticipated heavy recreational vessel traffic of both event participants and observers, and other waterways users within the immediate vicinity of the event, thus providing for the safety of life and property of the maritime community on the affected navigable waters. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit, or remain in the regulated area within the Thames River, as detailed in 33 CFR 100.101, unless participating in the event or unless authorized by the Coast Guard patrol commander.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Monterey, Monterey, CA
Document Number: E8-10276
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Fourth of July Fireworks Display safety zone for the city of Monterey from 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on July 4, 2008. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone: Hatteras Boat Parade and Firework Display, Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: E8-10272
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will implement a safety zone during the Hatteras Boat Parade and Firework Display, a motor yacht parade to be held on the waters of the Trent River, New Bern, North Carolina. Vessel traffic in portions on the Trent River adjacent to New Bern, North Carolina, will be restricted during the fireworks display.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0010
Document Number: E8-10268
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
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 its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0010, Defect/Noncompliance Report and Campaign Update Report. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0081, and 1625-0083
Document Number: E8-10267
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
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) 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program and; (2) 1625-0083, Operational Measures for Existing Tank Vessels without Double Hulls. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0011
Document Number: E8-10265
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
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 its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands/Fixed Structures. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-10260
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet in New Orleans to discuss various issues relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways. This meeting will be open to the public.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York and Vicinity
Document Number: E8-10259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the existing special anchorage area at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, at the junction of the Raritan River and Arthur Kill. This proposed action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation and provide for a safe and secure anchorage for vessels of not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property on the Raritan River and Arthur Kill, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: E8-10229
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations to regulate recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to all permitted events listed in the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, and marine parades. These regulations reduce the Coast Guard's administrative workload and expedite public notification of events.
Special Local Regulations; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: E8-10228
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``First Annual Safe Boating Day'', a water safety demonstration to be held on the waters of the Delaware River adjacent to Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA. 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 between the Walt Whitman and Benjamin Franklin bridges in the Delaware River during the event.
Special Local Regulations; Delaware River, Big Timber Creek, Westville, NJ
Document Number: E8-10227
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Westville Parade of Lights'', a marine parade to be held on the waters of the Delaware River and Big Timber Creek, Westville, NJ. 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 a small portion of the Delaware River and Big Timber Creek during the event.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-10244
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This Notice informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Boston, Northern New England, and Southeastern New England that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than October 15, 2008.
National Maritime Week Tugboat Races
Document Number: E8-10240
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the National Maritime Week Tugboat Races Special Local Regulations in Elliott Bay from 12 p.m. through 4:30 p.m. on May 10, 2008. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of participants and spectators during the National Maritime Week Tugboat Races. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within the regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
Document Number: E8-10239
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in Arlington, VA. This public workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, governments, and interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange on topics ranging from technological impacts to the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and existing government regulations.
Safety Zone; Red Bull Air Race, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: E8-10238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Detroit River during the Red Bull Air Race. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with air races.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: E8-10232
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issues this final rule to realign the compliance date set forth in the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) final rule. Under the new final compliance date mariners must obtain a TWIC no later than April 15, 2009. This final rule also extends to April 15, 2009, the final date by which owners and operators of vessels, facilities, and outer continental shelf facilities, who have not otherwise been required to implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC on an earlier date, must implement those procedures.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Arkansas Waterway, Little Rock, AR, Operation Change
Document Number: E8-9818
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the drawbridge operations for the Baring Cross Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 119.6 at Little Rock, Arkansas, to reflect the actual procedures currently being followed. The revised regulation accurately depicts where the drawbridge operator is located and that the bridge, which is remotely operated, is equipped with a Photoelectric Boat Detection System.