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Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, USACE Revetment, Mile Marker 869 to 303
Document Number: E9-21022
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 869.0 to 303.0, extending the entire width of the river, 0.5 mile downriver and 0.5 mile upriver from the 2009 US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revetment work throughout the Lower Mississippi River. This moving safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards created by the 2009 USACE revetment project. Entry into this zone is prohibited to all vessels and mariners unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E9-21021
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Martinsburg, WV, to discuss various issues relating to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting is open to the public.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States, Republic of the Congo
Document Number: E9-21020
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from the Republic of the Congo, with the exception of vessels arriving from the Djeno Oil Terminal, a single buoy mooring off-shore.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0008.
Document Number: E9-20863
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
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 its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0008, Regattas and Marine Parades. 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; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 427.2 to 427.6, Keithsburg, IL
Document Number: E9-20861
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, mile 427.2 to 427.6, extending the entire width of the river near Keithsburg, Illinois. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from safety hazards associated with a fireworks display occurring over a portion of the Upper Mississippi River. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions
Document Number: E9-20311
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating its requirements for oil-spill removal equipment associated with vessel response plans and marine transportation-related facility response plans. This update is based on an ongoing review of these requirements conducted by the Coast Guard pursuant to our regulations. These changes will add requirements for new response technologies and revise methods and procedures for responding to oil spills upon the navigable waters of the United States, adjoining shorelines, and the exclusive economic zone. The Coast Guard is also revising the compliance date for updates of vessel response plans (VRPs) required by the Salvage and Marine Firefighting final rule. This extension of the compliance date will ensure that plan holders are not required to update their VRPs twice within a 12-month period.
Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Vessel Response Plan Requirements
Document Number: E9-20310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, proposes this nontank vessel response plan rulemaking to further protect the Nation from the threat of oil spills in the maritime domain. The rule proposes regulations requiring owners or operators of nontank vessels to prepare and submit oil spill response plans. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act defines nontank vessels as self- propelled vessels of 400 gross tons or greater that operate on the navigable waters of the United States, carry oil of any kind as fuel for main propulsion, and are not tank vessels. The proposed rule would
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters; Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E9-20313
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the rulemaking entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water'' (Docket No. USCG-2001-10486), published elsewhere in today's issue of the Federal Register. This DPEIS provides an assessment of the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed establishment of ballast water discharge standards. The standards would be used to approve alternative ballast water management methods that are effective in preventing or reducing the introduction of nonindigenous species via discharged ballast water into United States waters. We request your comments on this DPEIS.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-20312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations on ballast water management by establishing standards for the allowable concentration of living organisms in ships' ballast water discharged in U.S. waters. The Coast Guard also proposes to amend its regulations for approving engineering equipment by establishing an approval process for ballast water management systems. These new regulations would aid in controlling the introduction and spread of nonindigenous species from ships discharging ballast water in U.S. waters.
Safety Zone and Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E9-20619
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone and regulated navigation area on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This temporary final rule places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters located adjacent to and over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) electrical dispersal fish barrier system.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Red River Waterway, Torras, LA
Document Number: E9-20514
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
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 LA 15 Highway Drawbridge across the Red River Waterway, mile 1.0, near Torras, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow time for conducting needed maintenance to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for a two week period.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: E9-20512
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, adjacent to the Naval Reserve Center and the Orange public boat ramps located in Orange, Texas. With the exception of participating vessels and patrol craft, entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur, or a designated representative. This safety zone is needed to protect spectators and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a high speed boat race.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-20510
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) 2009 annual meeting and seeks applications to fill one vacancy on the GLPAC. GLPAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on issues related to pilotage on the Great Lakes. GLPAC's meeting will be open to the public.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones and Special Local Regulations
Document Number: E9-20508
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between January 2007 and January 2008, that expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, and local regulations, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Safety Zone; BW PIONEER at Walker Ridge 249, Outer Continental Shelf FPSO, Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E9-20246
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone around the BW PIONEER, a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) system, at Walker Ridge 249 on the Outer Continental Shelf. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the FPSO from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around the FPSO will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment.
Safety Zone; Private Fireworks Show, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: E9-20245
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of the Virginia Beach Resort and Conference Center in Virginia Beach, VA in support of a private fireworks show. This action is intended to restrict access to the specified portion of Chesapeake Bay to protect the public from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel CHARLES M CALLAIS II
Document Number: E9-20244
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel CHARLES M CALLAIS II as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Tug Boat LA FORCE
Document Number: E9-20243
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the tug boat LA FORCE as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Safety Zone; Ocean City Beachfront Air Show, Ocean City, NJ
Document Number: E9-20095
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the Ocean City Beachfront Air Show, an aerial demonstration to be held over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, New Jersey. This Safety Zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This proposed action would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, New Jersey during the aerial demonstration.
Security and Safety Zone; Cruise Ship Protection, Elliott Bay and Pier-91, Seattle, WA
Document Number: E9-19958
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security and safety zone in the waters of Elliot Bay. Due to the physical location of Pier 91, Large Passenger Cruise Vessels are required to maneuver near a prominent marina frequented by a large recreational vessel community and near other numerous large commercial fishing vessels located at adjacent piers, posing a high safety and security risk when Large Passenger Cruise Vessels are entering and departing the cruise terminal. Due to the inherent safety and security risks associated with the movement of a cruise ship into or out of this especially tight berth at Pier 91, coupled with the large recreational boating community and commercial traffic in the area, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Puget Sound finds it necessary to enact these safety and security zones.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: E9-19957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the operation of the SR 23 bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The notice of proposed rulemaking proposed to allow the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for an additional 90 minutes during weekday afternoons to facilitate the movement of vehicular traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA
Document Number: E9-19825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the Chatsworth Road swing span bridge across the Franklin Canal, mile 4.8, at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The St. Mary Parish Government has requested that the operating regulation of the Chatsworth Road swing span bridge be changed in order for the bridge not to have to be continuously manned by a draw tender. This change would allow the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a one-hour notice for an opening of the draw between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily. Currently the bridge opens on signal during this time period.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Franklin Canal, Franklin, LA
Document Number: E9-19824
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
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 Chatsworth Road Bridge across the Franklin Canal, mile 4.8, at Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the operating schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. It will allow the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a one-hour notice for an opening of the draw.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sargent, TX
Document Number: E9-19823
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
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 FM 457 pontoon drawbridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 418.0, west of Harvey Locks, near Sargent, Matagorda County, Texas. The deviation is necessary for continued maintenance of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-19817
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-19
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 Hamilton Avenue Bridge across the Gowanus Canal, mile 1.2, at Brooklyn, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge shall require a four-hour advance notice for bridge openings for three months to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Escort Vessels in Certain U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-19705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning the extension of escort vessel requirements in place for single hulled oil tankers in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and Puget Sound, Washington, to other U.S. waters and to other types of vessels. The Coast Guard has concluded that a rulemaking of national scope, such as this, is neither necessary nor advisable given the existence of more locally oriented options for considering escort vessel requirements.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sabine River, Echo, TX
Document Number: E9-19703
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Swing Span Bridge across the Sabine River, mile 19.3, at Echo, Orange County, TX. The bridge currently opens on signal with 24 hours advance notice but because of the limited number of requests for openings, the bridge owner requested an increase in the length of notification time required to open the bridge.
Safety Zones; Neptune Deep Water Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA
Document Number: E9-19547
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones extending 500 meters in all directions from each of the two submerged turret-loading buoys and accompanying systems that are part of GDF Suez Energy's Neptune Deepwater Port located in the Atlantic Ocean off of Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of these temporary safety zones is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with construction of the deepwater port facilities and the large sub-surface turret buoys, and to protect the deepwater port infrastructure. All vessels, with the exception of deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from entering into, remaining or moving within either of the safety zones.
Safety Zone; Missouri River, Mile 366.3 to 369.8
Document Number: E9-19551
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Missouri River, Mile 366.3 to 369.8, extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from safety hazards associated with an aerial display occurring over a portion of the Missouri River. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E9-19550
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) will meet in Lewes, DE to discuss various issues to improve oil spill prevention and response strategies for the Delaware River and Bay. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; MS Harborfest Tugboat Races in Casco Bay, ME
Document Number: E9-19549
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the MS Harborfest Tugboat Races in Casco Bay, Maine. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters by prohibiting spectators, vessels, and other users of the waterway from entering the area surrounding the tugboat races due to the hazards associated with the tugboat races.
Safety Zones: Swim Events in Lake Champlain, NY, and VT; Casco Bay, Rockland Harbor, Linekin Bay, ME
Document Number: E9-19548
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 5 temporary safety zones for various swim events within the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England area, including: the ``Tri for a Cure Triathlon'' in South Portland, Maine; the ``Y-Tri for a Cure Triathlon'' in Plattsburg, New York; the ``Greater Burlington YMCA Lake Swim'' in Burlington, Vermont; the ``Rockland Breakwater Swim'' in Rockland, Maine and the ``Cabbage Island Swim'' in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. These temporary safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters by prohibiting spectators, vessels, and other users of the waterway from entering an area surrounding the participants of the swim events due to the hazards associated with multiple swimmers in close proximity to operating vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; East River, New York City, NY
Document Number: E9-19435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, mile 6.4, across the East River at New York City, New York. This proposed rule would allow the Roosevelt Island Bridge to remain in the closed position for eleven months to facilitate a major rehabilitation of the bridge.
Safety Zone; Hood Canal Bridge Cable Laying Operation, Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: E9-19434
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of the Hood Canal Bridge due to the ongoing Hood Canal Bridge Construction Project. The safety zone is necessary to help protect construction personnel and the maritime public from the numerous dangers associated with the Hood Canal Bridge Construction Project. All persons and vessel are prohibited from entering the zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or her Designated Representative.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Mattaponi River, Wakema, VA
Document Number: E9-19431
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the Mattaponi Madness Drag Boat Races, a series of power boat races to be held on the waters of the Mattaponi River, near Wakema, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic during the power boat races in a segment of the Mattaponi River that flows along the border of King William County and King and Queen County near Wakema, Virginia.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel CALLAIS NAVIGATOR
Document Number: E9-19403
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel CALLAIS NAVIGATOR as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel HOS SWEET WATER
Document Number: E9-19402
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel HOS SWEET WATER as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Oceanographic Research Vessel FAIRFIELD CHALLENGER
Document Number: E9-19401
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the oceanographic research vessel FAIRFIELD CHALLENGER as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel BJ BLUE DOLPHIN
Document Number: E9-19400
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel BJ BLUE DOLPHIN as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel PAO DE ACUCAR
Document Number: E9-19399
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel PAO DE ACUCAR as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel HOS SILVER ARROW
Document Number: E9-19398
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel HOS SILVER ARROW as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Lift Boat CAITLIN
Document Number: E9-19397
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the lift boat CAITLIN as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Maritime Labour Convention, 2006; Informational Meeting
Document Number: E9-19395
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration will host an informational meeting to discuss the content of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). The purpose of this meeting is to provide the industry with an overview of the MLC, 2006, and to help clarify areas that may require additional interpretation. This meeting is strictly informational and it is not meant to discuss the merits of ratification of the MLC, 2006. The meeting will be on Monday, August 24, 2009, and open to the public.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Lift Boat PAUL
Document Number: E9-19394
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the lift boat PAUL as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Safety Zone; San Clemente Island, CA
Document Number: E9-18760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone around San Clemente Island in support of potentially hazardous military training and testing exercises. The existing zones do not sufficiently overlap potential danger zones and testing areas used by the Navy during live- fire and ocean research operations resulting in a delay or cancellation of these operations. The proposed safety zone would protect the public from hazardous, live-fire and testing operations and ensure operations proceed as scheduled.
Safety Zone; Sea World December Fireworks, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-18755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone upon the navigable waters of Mission Bay near San Diego, California in support of the Sea World December Fireworks. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other 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.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E9-18750
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest 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 Patapsco River during the event.
Consolidation of Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials; Corrections
Document Number: E9-18747
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register on March 16, 2009 (74 FR 11196), consolidating regulations concerning the issuance of merchant mariner credentials. That document contained several non-substantive errors, including an improperly worded amendatory instruction. This document corrects those errors.
Comment Request on MARPOL Annex V Wider Caribbean Region Special Area
Document Number: E9-18741
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks comments from the public on the effects of implementing the special area discharge standards on vessel and reception facility operations when the Wider Caribbean region (WCR) special area comes into effect. The Coast Guard also seeks recommendations from the public on how to efficiently transition from the current standards regulating garbage discharges to the special area discharge standards in the WCR when the WCR special area comes into effect.
Safety Zone; Festivus, Lower Colorado River, Bullhead City, AZ
Document Number: E9-18739
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the lower Colorado River at Bullhead City, AZ in support of Festivus. 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.