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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Quinnipiac River, New Haven, CT
Document Number: E8-6631
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the Ferry Street Bridge, mile 0.7, across the Quinnipiac River at New Haven, Connecticut. The Coast Guard published a temporary final rule on September 27, 2007, which allowed single leaf bridge openings through April 30, 2008, to facilitate bridge repairs. The Coast Guard was notified by the bridge owner that an eight day complete bridge closure would be necessary in order to complete the bridge repairs. As a result, a second temporary final rule is now necessary to allow the Ferry Street Bridge to remain completely closed for eight days in order to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-6624
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC) will meet in New Orleans, LA, to discuss various issues relating to commercial vessel safety in the fishing industry. This meeting will be open to the public.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-6618
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC); its Subcommittees on Outreach, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard, Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS), and International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code; as well as its Working Group on Barge Emissions and Hazard Communication will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME
Document Number: E8-6616
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-01
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. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Bradenton Beach, FL, Schedule Change
Document Number: E8-6483
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations governing the Cortez bridge mile 87.4 and the Anna Maria bridge mile 89.2 across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to allow for the rehabilitation of the Anna Maria Bridge. This rule will allow each bridge to open on a twice an hour schedule, except that they will be closed to navigation in the evening; also each bridge will open once every hour during the 45 day vehicle closure period on the Anna Maria Bridge. This action is necessary for worker safety and will assist in expediting the rehabilitation of the Anna Maria Bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 113, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
Document Number: E8-6481
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations governing the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``E'' (SR 679 Bridge), Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 113, St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. This rule will provide vehicular traffic relief during heavy vehicular traffic periods flowing into a nearby county park and will meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels
Document Number: E8-6477
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is developing a set of proposed amendments to its commercial fishing industry vessel regulations. The proposed changes would enhance maritime safety by adding new requirements for vessel stability and watertight integrity, stability training and assessments, vessel maintenance and self-examinations, immersion suits, crew preparedness, safety training, emergency preparation, safety and training personnel, safety equipment, and documentation. Miscellaneous conforming, clarifying, and other administrative changes are also contemplated.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Atlantic City, NJ, Air Show Event
Document Number: E8-6475
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
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 US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge, at ICW mile 70.0, across Inside Thorofare at Atlantic City, NJ. This deviation is necessary to facilitate traffic control during the Atlantic City Air Show. This deviation will cause the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone: Stars and Stripes Fourth of July Fireworks Event, Nansemond River, Suffolk, VA
Document Number: E8-6474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the Nansemond River in the vicinity of Suffolk, VA in support of the Stars and Stripes Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Nansemond River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA, Drawbridge Maintenance
Document Number: E8-6473
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
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.
Safety Zone: Thames River, New London, CT
Document Number: E8-6472
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the federal channel of the Thames River surrounding the Amtrak Railroad Bridge in the Town of New London, Connecticut. This safety zone is necessary to protect vessels transiting in the area from hazards imposed by construction barges and equipment. The barges and equipment are being utilized to remove the old bascule bridge and install a new vertical lift span bridge over the Thames River. Entry into this zone will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Western Branch, Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA
Document Number: E8-6154
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Virginia State Hydroplane Championship'' power boat races, a marine event to be held on the waters of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River at Portsmouth, Virginia on April 19 and 20, 2008. 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 the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; State Boat Channel, Babylon, NY
Document Number: E8-6153
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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 Robert Moses Causeway Bridge across the State Boat Channel at mile 30.7, at Babylon, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge may remain in the closed position from March 31, 2008 through June 15, 2008. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ
Document Number: E8-6152
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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 NJTRO Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position on March 29 and 30, 2008, with a rain date of April 5 and 6, 2008, in the event of inclement weather. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York City, NY
Document Number: E8-6151
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
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 TBTA Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 1.3, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the TBTA Bridge may remain in the closed position from May 1, 2008 through August 31, 2008. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Safety Zone; Longwood Events Wedding Fireworks Display, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: E8-6149
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Longwood Events Wedding Fireworks display to be held on March 29, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. The zone temporarily closes all waters of Boston Harbor within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located in Boston Harbor at approximate position 42[deg]21'42'' N, 071[deg]2'36'' 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, Massachusetts.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0004
Document Number: E8-6146
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
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 a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired for the following collection of information: 1625-0004, United States Coast Guard Academy Application and Supplemental Forms. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E8-6145
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet in Portsmouth, VA to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Voyage Data Recorder Study; Report to Congress
Document Number: E8-6142
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a report to Congress on the use of voyage data recorders on ferries. This report details the findings of the Coast Guard's study on the costs and benefits of requiring voyage data recorders on ferries of over 100 gross regulatory tons and carrying more than 399 passengers between two points not more than 300 miles apart.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for Tug LAURA K. MORAN
Document Number: E8-6122
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) the Coast Guard is providing notice that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the Tug Laura K. Moran.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Severn River, College Creek, Weems Creek and Carr Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: E8-5776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for the ``William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup'', a sailboat 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 sailboat regatta.
Sector Anchorage Western Alaska Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zones; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E8-5775
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes a technical change in the boundary description of the Western Alaska Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zones, within the Seventeenth Coast Guard District's Sector Anchorage. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
2008 Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: 08-1063
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
As required by statute, the Coast Guard has reviewed and is updating the rates for pilotage service on the Great Lakes for the 2008 navigation season. We are increasing pilotage rates an average 8.17% over the last ratemaking that was completed in September 2007. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard strategic goals of maritime safety, protection of natural resources, maritime security, and maritime mobility.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessel Arriving to the United States, Iran
Document Number: 08-1060
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that effective anti-terrorism measures are not in place in the ports of Iran and that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from that country.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-5563
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to offshore safety and security. The meeting will be open to the public.
Regulated Navigation Area: Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, Oregon Inlet, NC
Document Number: E8-5327
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the waters of Oregon Inlet, NC. The regulated navigation area (RNA) is needed to minimize the risk of potential structural damage to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge during fender repair work. This rule will enhance the safety of vessels transiting the area and vehicles crossing over the bridge during periods of reduced horizontal clearance in the main navigation channel.
Hull Identification Numbers for Recreational Vessels
Document Number: E8-5326
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces it is again requesting comments on the costs and benefits of expanding the existing 12-character Hull Identification Number (HIN) in order to provide additional information identifying vessels. The Coast Guard requests public comments on this issue and on the specific questions in this Notice.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E8-5322
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) to apply for appointment/reappointment. NMSAC provides advice and makes recommendations on national maritime security matters to the Secretary of Homeland Security via the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, Both in Wilmington, NC
Document Number: E8-5127
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
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 three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) drawbridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge at mile 26.8, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Northeast Cape Fear River both in Wilmington, NC, to accommodate distance races.
Regulated Navigation Areas: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: E8-5126
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the waters of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC. This action is necessary to minimize the potential risk of allision to the USS NORTH CAROLINA, a United States Navy submarine, while moored at the North Carolina State Port, Wilmington, NC. This rule will enhance the safety of vessels transiting this area of the Cape Fear River during the period of reduced horizontal clearance.
Security Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: E8-5125
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone on the waters of the Cape Fear River off the North Carolina State Port Authority facilities, Wilmington, North Carolina during the USS NORTH CAROLINA Commissioning ceremony. The security zone is necessary to provide for the security of the USS NORTH CAROLINA 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.
Proposed Expansion of the Cove Point Facility, Cove Point, MD: Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment
Document Number: E8-4922
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for 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. The Coast Guard requests public comments on the draft supplemental EA.
Security Zone; Waters Surrounding U.S. Forces Vessel SBX-1, HI
Document Number: E8-4946
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone around the U.S. Forces vessel SBX-1 during transits 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 is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), mile 49.8, near Houma, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: E8-4943
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-12
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 SR 316 Blue Bayou Pontoon Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 49.8, near Houma, Lafourche Parish, LA. 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 the draw of the bridge to open on signal except during the regular school year on Monday through Friday except Federal holidays from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), mile 49.8, near Houma, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: E8-4940
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the SR 316 Blue Bayou Pontoon Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 49.8, near Houma, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Currently the bridge opens on signal, but due to high vehicular traffic and school bus traffic Lafourche Parish requested this change. The proposed rule will require the draw of the bridge to open on signal except during the regular school year on Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: E8-4937
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-12
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 Niantic River, mile 0.0, at Niantic, Connecticut. Under this temporary deviation a two-hour advance notice will be required for bridge openings between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the following time periods: March 21, 2008 to March 24, 2008 and March 28, 2008 to March 31, 2008. Notice may be given by calling the bridge on marine radio channel VHF 13, or by telephone at (860) 510-5628. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary immediately to facilitate required bridge maintenance in order to prevent further disruption in train service and navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia
Document Number: E8-4932
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved an additional 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. While construction continues, this added deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning March 2, 2008 until and including May 30, 2008.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, Old Lyme, CT
Document Number: E8-4926
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-12
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 a two-hour advance notice will be required for bridge openings between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the following time periods: February 29, 2008 to March 5, 2008; March 7, 2008 to March 10, 2008; and March 14, 2008 to March 17, 2008. Notice may be given by calling the bridge on marine radio channel VHF 13, or by telephone at (860) 510-5622. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary immediately to facilitate required bridge maintenance in order to prevent further disruption in train service and navigation.
Anchorage Regulations; Yarmouth, ME, Casco Bay
Document Number: E8-4821
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard hereby establishes three special anchorage areas in Yarmouth, Maine, Casco Bay. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels not more than 65 feet in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in Yarmouth, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Final Rule: Special Local Regulations Concerning Fireworks Displays in Norwich and Middletown, CT
Document Number: E8-4830
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this final rule, the Coast Guard is amending the coordinates given for two previously established special local regulations. The listed coordinates for the Taste of Italy Fireworks in Norwich, CT; and for the Middletown Fireworks on the Connecticut River in Middletown Harbor, Middletown, CT are being amended to properly reflect the geographic location where the events have been held in the past and will be held in the future.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal.
Document Number: E8-4820
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tchefuncta River, Madisonville, LA
Document Number: E8-4818
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 22 (S22) Bridge across the Tchefuncta River, mile 2.5, at Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and cancelling the test deviation presently in effect for this bridge. This change is being made in order to enhance the flow of vehicles across the bridge during peak traffic hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Liberty Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E8-4816
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (S433) Bridge across Liberty Bayou, mile 2.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and cancelling the test deviation presently in effect for this bridge. This change is being made in order to reduce the hours of manned operation of the bridge to make more efficient use of personnel and operating resources.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E8-4815
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (S433) Bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and cancelling the test deviation presently in effect for this bridge. This change is being made in order to reduce the hours that the bridge must be manned during the period between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., making more efficient use of operating resources.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Beach Thorofare, NJ
Document Number: E8-4813
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
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 74.0, across Beach Thorofare at Margate, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to make emergency structural steel repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC
Document Number: E8-4812
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
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 Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. From February 29, 2008 at 6 p.m. until March 11, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., this deviation is necessary to complete sandblasting and painting operations along with mechanical repairs. The drawbridge will remain closed-to- navigation each day from 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
Document Number: E8-4800
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2008 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: E8-4799
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a 300 foot radius safety zone around a fireworks display for the Roanoke Bible College occurring on April 4, 2008 on the Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Pasquotank River. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with firework displays.
Seventh Coast Guard District, Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, Temporary Restricted Anchorage
Document Number: E8-4757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of three, multi- purpose, temporary restricted anchorages with associated safety/ security zones to service vessels intending to call on the ports of Jacksonville or Fernandina within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville as defined by 33 CFR 3.35-20. The temporary restricted anchorages and safety/security zones identify clearly to all mariners the pre-established area of the Captain of the Port Zone for geographic separation and/or restriction of certain vessels that may pose a safety, public health, environmental, or security threat to the port. The proposed temporary restricted anchorages are necessary to protect the public, port infrastructure, maritime environment, and viability of the Marine Transportation System from hazards associated with safety, public health, environmental, and security threats.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Accounting of
Document Number: E8-4755
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
For eight fiscal years starting in 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century has made $5 million available to the Secretary of Transportation or the Secretary of Homeland Security for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. This notice satisfies a requirement of the Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. In this notice we have specified the amount of monies the Coast Guard has committed, obligated or expended during fiscal year 2007, as of September 30, 2007.