Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District; Stay (Suspension)
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District is temporarily staying (suspending) reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) established by 33 CFR 165.830 for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes (CDC barges) in the inland rivers area, Eighth Coast Guard District. During this suspension, the Coast Guard will analyze future reporting needs and evaluate possible changes in CDC reporting requirements. A final rule will either lift the suspension and restore the obligation of the affected public to comply with the existing reporting requirements, modify those requirements, or repeal the RNA. This suspension of the CDC reporting requirements in no way relieves towing vessel operators and fleeting area managers responsible for CDC barges in the RNA from their dangerous cargo or vessel arrival and movement reporting obligations currently in effect under other regulations or placed into effect under appropriate Coast Guard authority.
Special Local Regulation; Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation to enable vessel movement restrictions within the navigation channel and an area extending north of the channel in Budd Inlet, WA during the annual Olympia Harbor Days tug boat races. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement within the specified race area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after racing activity in order to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and the maritime public. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within the specified race area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representatives.
Safety Zone; Centennial of Naval Aviation Kickoff, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA in support of the Centennial of Naval Aviation Kickoff. This temporary 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 would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this temporary safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, Charles County, MD
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Potomac River Sharkfest Swim'' amateur swim, a marine event to be held on the waters of the Potomac River on May 22, 2011. 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 Potomac River during the event.
Safety Zone; Ice Conditions for the Baltimore Captain of Port Zone
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in all navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Baltimore zone. The temporary safety zone restricts vessels from transiting the zone during the effective period, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore, or his designated representative. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with ice in the navigable waterways.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2011 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Vermillion River, Lafayette Parish, LA
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Milton (LA 92) bridge across the Vermillion River, mile 37.6, in Milton, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to allow timely bridge rehabilitation to improve overall traffic, boat and pedestrian safety. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The deviation is necessary because participants in the 2011 Wrightsville Beach/Quintiles Marathon will be transiting across the bridge during the race. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours to accommodate the 2011 Wrightsville Beach/Quintiles Marathon.