Coast Guard 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Security Zones; Moored Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2010-32914
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone regulation from December 21, 2010, through June 20, 2011. The security zones created by this rule will encompass all navigable waters extending from the surface to the sea floor, within a 100 yard radius around any cruise ship that is moored at any berth within the San Diego port area inside the sea buoys bounding the Port of San Diego. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of the cruise ship, vessels, and users of the waterway. Entry into these security zones will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Diego, or his or her designated representative. This rule will also suspend paragraph (b)(2) of 33 CFR 165.1108, a related regulation.
Safety Zone; New Year's Celebration for the City of San Francisco, Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2010-32802
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in support of the New Year's Eve Celebration for the City of San Francisco Fireworks Display. The temporary safety zone will extend 100 feet from the nearest point of the barge during the loading, transit, and arrival of the pyrotechnics, and will extend 1,000 feet from the nearest point of the barge during the fireworks display. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or her designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0058, 1625-0072 and 1625-0092
Document Number: 2010-32799
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
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) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0058, Application for Permit to Transport Municipal and Commercial Waste, 1625-0072, Waste Management Plans, Refuse Discharge Logs, Letters of Instruction for Certain Persons-in-Charge (PIC) and Great Lakes Dry Cargo Residue Recordkeeping, and 1625-0092 Sewage and Graywater Discharge Records for Certain Cruise Vessels Operating on Alaskan Waters. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Notice of Public Meeting on the International Maritime Organization Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for Marine Engines To Comply with Annex VI to MARPOL 73/78
Document Number: 2010-32796
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard will conduct a public meeting on the International Maritime Organization guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems for marine engines in Washington, DC. The purpose of this meeting will be to collect information for updates to CG-543 policy letter 09-01 that provide guidance for exhaust gas cleaning systems under MARPOL Annex VI regulation 4.
Security Zone, Michoud Slip Position 30°0′34.2″ N, 89°55′40.7″ W to Position 30°0′29.5″ N, 89°55′52.6″ W
Document Number: 2010-32720
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port of New Orleans, under the authority of the Magnuson Act, 33 CFR sections 165.30 and 165.33, has established a security zone for the Michoud Slip encompassing the entire slip from position 30[deg]0'34.2'' N, 89[deg]55'40.7'' W to position 30[deg]0'29.5'' N, 89[deg]55'52.6'' W across the mouth of the slip. Vessels will not be allowed to enter this security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port, New Orleans. This security zone is necessary to protect the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer and adjacent piers and infrastructure from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-32717
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Columbia River, The Dalles Lock and Dam
Document Number: 2010-32544
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of The Dalles Lock and Dam while the Army Corps of Engineers completes repairs to the lock. The safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of workers conducting the repairs as well as the maritime public and will do so by prohibiting all persons and vessels from entering the construction zone.
Safety Zone; Potential Unexploded Ordnance, Pier 91, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-32543
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing all waters within 100 yards of Pier 90/91 between terminal 89 and the Elliott Bay Marina Breakwater on Elliott Bay in Seattle, Washington. The safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public due to discarded military munitions discovered in close proximity to Pier 91 and will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2010-32511
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone extending the entire width of the river between mile markers 0.6 and 0.8 on the Allegheny River. The safety zone is needed to protect the public from the hazards associated with the First Night Pittsburgh fireworks display. Entry into, movement within, and departure from this Coast Guard safety zone, while it is activated and enforced, is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Nationwide Use of High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency Active SONAR Technology; Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2010-32465
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Nationwide Use of High Frequency (HF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) Technology and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The USCG is proposing the nationwide use of active SONAR technologies that operate at frequencies of 50 kiloHertz (kHz) and greater from mobile platforms. Active SONAR technology would be used in support of USCG missions to locate, image, and classify submerged/underwater targets of interest (TOI). The PEA is a program- level document that will provide the USCG with management-level analysis of the potential impacts of each alternative on the human and natural environments.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rainey River, Rainer, MN
Document Number: 2010-32381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish drawbridge operating procedures for the Canadian National Railway Bridge across the Rainey River at Mile 85.0 at Rainer, Minnesota. This proposed rule is intended to establish standard bridge operating conditions for the drawbridge, including dates of operation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sassafras River, Georgetown, MD
Document Number: 2010-32380
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Sassafras River (Route 213) Bridge, mile 10.0, in Georgetown, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs and gate replacement. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2010-32379
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-27
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 Crescent Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 481.4, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter and when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.
Shipboard Air Emission Reduction Technology Report
Document Number: 2010-32193
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In Section 305 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, Congress directs the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to conduct a study, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, on Ship Emission Reduction Technology for cargo and passenger vessels that operate in United States waters and ports. For this study, the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency will survey new technology and new applications of existing technology for reducing air emissions from cargo and passenger vessels regulated under the Clean Air Act and the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, and identify the impediments, including any laws or regulations, to the implementation of this technology. Through this notice, the Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency invite the public to provide information on the state of current and future air emission reduction technology, including specific comments on any impediments to this technology.
Safety Zone; Sacramento New Year's Eve, Fireworks Display, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2010-32192
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in support of the Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display. From 8:45 p.m. on December 31, 2010 until 12:25 a.m. on January 1, 2011, pyrotechnics will be launched from shore over the Sacramento River and from the center of the Tower Lift Bridge on the Sacramento River. The fireworks displays will occur from 8:45 p.m. to 9:25 p.m. on December 31, 2010 and from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2010 until 12:25 a.m. on January 1, 2011. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or her designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0002, 1625-0017, 1625-0019, and 1625-0030
Document Number: 2010-32060
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding four Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0002, Applications for Vessel Inspection, Waiver, and Continuous Synopsis Record; (2) 1625-0017, Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents; (3) 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules33 CFR Parts 81 and 89; (4) and 1625-0030, Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0062, 1625-0078, and 1625-0082
Document Number: 2010-32059
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
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), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0062, Approval of Alterations to Marine Portable Tanks; Approval of Non-Specification Portable Tanks; (2) 1625-0078, Licensing and Manning Requirements for Officers of Towing Vessels; and (3) 1625-0082, Navigation Safety Information and Emergency Instructions for Certain Towing Vessels. 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.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-32058
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees will meet on January 14-16, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. NBSAC discusses issues relating to recreational boating safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Temporary Suspension of Certain Oil Spill Response Time Requirements To Support Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of National Significance (SONS) Response
Document Number: 2010-32018
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency
The Coast Guard and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announce that we have considered the comments, materials, and evidence received in response to the joint emergency temporary interim rule issued on June 30, 2010, and do not intend to take further regulatory action regarding the rule. As such, the rule will expire as scheduled on December 31, 2010. The Coast Guard and EPA also provide notice of the alternative arrangements under the National Environmental Policy Act used for the joint emergency temporary interim rule.
Protection for Whistleblowers in the Coast Guard
Document Number: 2010-32017
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this direct final rule, the Coast Guard is amending its ``Coast Guard Whistleblower Protection'' regulations to conform to statutory protections for all members of the Armed Forces. The revised regulations broaden the protection already afforded uniformed members of the Coast Guard by: Providing that uniformed Coast Guard members may make protected communications to other persons and organizations in additiPn to Members of Congress or an Inspector General, and expanding the subject matter of protected communications to include information that the member reasonably believes constitutes evidence of sexual harassment and discrimination, among other subjects. Additionally, changes to the regulations update the responsibilities of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security to conform to relevant statutory provisions.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-31946
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet by teleconference to discuss items related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss reports and recommendations received from the two NOSAC subcommittees and to address two new tasks for the Committee. This meeting will be open to the public.
Limited Service Domestic Voyage Load Lines for River Barges on Lake Michigan, Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2010-31699
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is delaying the effective date of certain revisions in 46 CFR part 45 as amended by the final rule published in the November 18, 2010, Federal Register (75 FR 70595), and soliciting comments on those amendments.
Intent To Prepare Programmatic Environmental Assessment Statement for the Nationwide Implementation of the Interagency Operations Centers
Document Number: 2010-31639
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the proposed nationwide implementation of the Interagency Operations Centers (IOC) Project and requests public comments on the scope of the PEA.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Accounting of
Document Number: 2010-31558
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made $5 million available to the Secretary of Homeland Security for payment per year 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. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy 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 2010, as of September 30, 2010.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, New Orleans Harbor, Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
Document Number: 2010-31557
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
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 39 (Judge Seeber/Claiborne Avenue) vertical lift bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, mile 0.9, (Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 6.7 East of Harvey Lock), at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to adjust the counterweight wire ropes on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two (2) 72-hour time periods within a two-week period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: 2010-31556
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-16
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 Witt Penn Bridge at mile 3.1, across the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation a two-hour advance notice for bridge opening will be required to facilitate bridge repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Mystic, CT
Document Number: 2010-31409
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-15
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 Route 1 Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 2.8, at Mystic, CT. The deviation is necessary to facilitate painting operations at the bridge. Under this deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position during the winter months December through April.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
Document Number: 2010-31408
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter and when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA
Document Number: 2010-31407
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-15
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 Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Bridge at mile 0.7 across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency structural repair. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; San Diego Parade of Lights Fireworks, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2010-31305
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable water of the San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA in support of the two San Diego Parade of Lights Fireworks Displays on December 12 and December 19, 2010. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, participants and others in the vicinity of the fireworks displays. 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.
Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements
Document Number: 2010-30391
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends its regulations governing the maximum weight and number of passengers that may safely be permitted on board a vessel and other stability regulations, including increasing the Assumed Average Weight per Person (AAWPP) to 185 lb. The Coast Guard determines the maximum number of persons permitted on a vessel by several factors, including an assumed average weight for each passenger, which is in need of an update because the average American weighs significantly more than the assumed weight per person utilized in current regulations. Updating regulations to more accurately reflect today's average weight per person will maintain intended safety levels by accounting for this weight increase. The Coast Guard is also taking this opportunity to improve and update intact stability and subdivision and damage stability regulations.
Traffic Separation Schemes: In the Approaches to Portland, ME; Boston, MA; Narragansett Bay, RI and Buzzards Bay, MA; Chesapeake Bay, VA, and Cape Fear River, NC
Document Number: 2010-31113
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In this rule, the Coast Guard codifies traffic separation schemes in the approaches to Portland, ME; in the approaches to Boston, MA; in the approaches to Narragansett Bay, RI and Buzzards Bay, MA; and in the approaches to the Cape Fear River, NC. In addition, the Coast Guard updates the current regulations for the traffic separation scheme in the approaches to Chesapeake Bay, VA. The Coast Guard established these traffic separation schemes between 1978 and 2004 under authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act. The International Maritime Organization adopted these traffic separation schemes and describes them in their publication, ``Ships Routeing,'' Ninth Edition, 2008. In addition, these traffic separation schemes are already shown on nautical charts and in the United States Coast Pilot published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Regulated Navigation Area; Hudson River South of the Troy Locks, NY
Document Number: 2010-31118
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Hudson River in New York, south of the Troy Locks. This action is necessary to promote navigational safety, provide for the safety of life and property, and facilitate the reasonable demands of commerce. This action would impose restrictions on vessels operating within the waters of the Hudson River south of the Troy Locks when ice is a threat to navigation.
Detecting Oil Leaks From Vessels Into the Water
Document Number: 2010-30929
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In section 707 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, Congress directs the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating to report on the availability, feasibility, and potential cost of technology to detect the loss of oil carried as cargo or as fuel on tank and non-tank vessels greater than 400 gross tons. Through this Notice, the Coast Guard seeks information about the current state of technology to detect loss of oil into the water.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Hannibal, MO
Document Number: 2010-30928
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-09
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 Hannibal Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 309.9, at Hannibal, Missouri. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace critical control components that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. The work is scheduled in the winter, when the impact on navigation is minimal, instead of scheduling the work at other times in the year, when river traffic is prevalent. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during work performance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2010-30918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the US 50 Bridge over Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. This proposed rule will require any mariner requesting an opening in the evening hours during the off- season, to do so before the tender office has vacated for the night. The proposed change will ensure draw tender availability for every scheduled opening. The Coast Guard also proposes to change the waterway location from Isle of Wight Bay to Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay. This waterway is known locally as both Isle of Wight Bay and Sinepuxent Bay.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; James River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: 2010-30745
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the SR 156 Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge, across the James River, mile 65.0, at Hopewell, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs to the vertical lift span. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Burlington, IA
Document Number: 2010-30744
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
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 Burlington Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 403.1, at Burlington, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace the swing span with a lift span and to construct the right descending tower. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for sixty-two days.
Regulated Navigation Area; Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways EPA Superfund Cleanup Site, Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2010-30742
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent regulated navigation area (RNA) on portions of the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington. The RNA will protect the seabed in portions of those waterways that are subject to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Commencement Bay Nearshore/ Tideflats superfund cleanup remediation efforts. This RNA will prohibit activities that would disturb the seabed, such as anchoring, dragging, trawling, spudding or other activities that involve disrupting the integrity of the cap. It would not affect transit or navigation of the area.
Anchorage Regulations; Long Island Sound
Document Number: 2010-30741
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In this rule the Coast Guard establishes seven anchorage grounds in Long Island Sound. These anchorages are located in Connecticut and New York State waters. This action is necessary to aid in facilitating the safe and secure anchoring and transiting of vessels, particularly deep draft vessels, transiting Long Island Sound or awaiting entry to a port or facility in New York and Connecticut.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Fox River, Oshkosh, WI
Document Number: 2010-30740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish remote drawbridge operating procedures for the Canadian National Railway Bridge across the Fox River at Mile 55.72 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This proposed rule is intended to establish standard bridge operating conditions for both vessel and train traffic while allowing the bridge to be remotely operated.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duluth Ship Canal, Duluth-Superior Harbor, MN
Document Number: 2010-30739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a drawbridge opening schedule for the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge for vessels under 300 gross tons. Scheduled drawbridge openings were requested by various local entities to help reduce traffic congestion near the drawbridge during the peak navigation and tourist season. The scheduled drawbridge openings are expected to improve traffic congestion in the area and enhance safety for all modes of transportation.
Security Zone; Vessels Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2010-30738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a 500 yard security zone around vessels carrying hazardous cargo, as determined by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Columbia River, when such vessels are located in the Sector Columbia River COTP Zone as defined in 33 CFR 3.65-15 and the COTP Columbia River determines that a security zone is necessary and enforcement of that security zone is practicable. The security zones will help ensure the security of the vessels themselves as well as the maritime public due to the hazardous nature of the cargo on board.
Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev. 4); Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
Document Number: 2010-30314
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the release of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6 (Rev. 4). This Directive only applies to U.S. flagged vessels subject to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) on international voyages through or in designated high risk waters, and provides additional counter-piracy guidance and mandatory measures for these vessels operating in these areas where acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships are prevalent. MARSEC Directive 104-6 (Rev. 4) also includes an annex that provides specific direction for vessels operating around the Horn of Africa. MARSEC Directives are designated Sensitive Security Information (SSI) and are not subject to public release.
Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL; Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: 2010-30289
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing both a safety zone and a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Romeoville, IL. This temporary interim rule places navigational, environmental 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.
Updates to Vessel Inspection Fees
Document Number: 2010-30151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks public comment on updating vessel inspection fees. The Coast Guard, by regulation, establishes inspection fees for U.S. commercial vessels required to maintain a Certificate of Inspection and foreign tankships and mobile offshore drilling units required to maintain a Certificate of Compliance. This includes overseas inspection and examination fees. The Coast Guard is considering options for updating and/or restructuring these inspection fees to ensure their adequacy and equity, and for adapting to changes that have occurred since they were last modified in 1998. The Coast Guard seeks information on factors to consider when updating these fees.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-30148
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 6, 2010 through December 11, 2010 and from December 13, 2010 through December 18, 2010. This enforcement action will then occur again from 7 a.m. on December 20, 2010 through 5 p.m. on December 23, 2010. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' startup testing of the new dispersal barrier IIB, which will help control the spread of aquatic nuisance species that have the potential of devastating the waters of the Great Lakes. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative.
Safety Zone; “Contagion” Movie Filming, Calumet River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-30146
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Calumet River near Chicago, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Calumet River due to the filming of a movie involving high speed boat chases and other dangerous stunts on the water. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the stunts that will be performed on the river during the filming of this movie.
Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition; Illinois River, Seneca, IL
Document Number: 2010-30142
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Illinois River near Seneca, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Illinois River due to the demolition of the Seneca Highway Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition of the Seneca Highway Bridge.
Safety Zone; USS Fort Worth Launch, Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2010-30137
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Menominee River during the launching of the USS Fort Worth on December 4, 2010. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with the launching of this extremely large ship.