Coast Guard January 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Beaufort River/Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: 2011-1980
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Beaufort River portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Carolina during construction and expansion of the J.E. McTeer Bridge, also referred to as the S.C. 802 Bridge. This regulation is necessary to protect life and property on the navigable waters of the Beaufort River during construction and expansion of the J.E. McTeer Bridge. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-1818
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
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 Upper Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 6.9, at Secaucus, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary for electrical rehabilitation. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Hempstead, NY
Document Number: 2011-1816
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
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 Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, New York. The deviation is necessary to perform structural repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Passaic River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-1808
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
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 & 9 Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary for bridge painting. This deviation allows the bridge owner to require a two-hour advance notice for bridge openings and several short duration bridge closures.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old Brazos River, Freeport, Brazoria County, TX
Document Number: 2011-1806
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
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 Union Pacific Railroad Swing Span Bridge across the Old Brazos River, mile 4.4, at Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six 13-hour periods between January 21 and January 30, 2011 and one 5-day period between February 10 and 16, 2011.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
Document Number: 2011-1805
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
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 P.J. McArdle Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 0.3, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a public event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2011-1804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.1108, Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California, by providing a common description of all security zones created by this section to encompass only navigable waters within a 100 yard radius around any cruise ship that is located within the San Diego port area landward of the sea buoys bounding the Port of San Diego. This notice of proposed rulemaking 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 designated representative.
Safety Zone; Underwater Hazard, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2011-1660
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, New York. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the navigable waters. This rule is intended to restrict unauthorized persons and vessels from traveling through or conducting underwater activities within a portion of Gravesend Bay until recently discovered military munitions are rendered safe and removed from the area.
Safety Zone; 500 Yards North and South, Bank to Bank, of Position 29°48.77′ N 091°33.02′ W, Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal, St. Mary Parish, LA
Document Number: 2011-1645
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone extending 500 yards North and South, bank to bank, of position 29[deg]48.77' N 091[deg]33.02' W, Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal, St. Mary Parish, LA. This Safety Zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to a sunken vessel and associated hazards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, Oakland/Alameda, CA, Schedule Change
Document Number: 2011-1574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), to change the operation of the Alameda County and the Army Corps of Engineers owned drawbridges crossing the Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, between Oakland and Alameda, California. The proposed change would have allowed the drawbridges to open for vessels upon four hours advance notice for openings between the hours 4:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. daily. With the exception of Federal Holidays, openings at all other times would have been on signal except during interstate rush hours, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, when the drawbridges need not be opened for vessels. The proposed change was requested by Alameda County to reduce the drawbridge staffing requirements during periods of reduced openings. The NPRM is being withdrawn because of the opposing comments received from the various sources including the primary waterway users that transit the drawbridges.
Safety Zone; Repair of High Voltage Transmission Lines to Logan International Airport, Saugus River, Saugus, MA
Document Number: 2011-1572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on the Saugus River, Lynn, Massachusetts, within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston Zone to allow for repair of high voltage transmission lines to Logan Airport. This safety zone is required to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the repair of high voltage transmission lines. Entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP.
Self-Defense of Vessels of the United States
Document Number: 2011-1571
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to Section 912 of the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, the Coast Guard is reviewing its policy regarding standard rules for the use of force for self-defense of vessels of the United States and is requesting comments on the current policy.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-1216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing this notice to reschedule the teleconference meeting of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). The teleconference meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 12, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST, was cancelled due to telephone dial-in technical difficulties. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chickasaw Creek, AL
Document Number: 2011-1200
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-21
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 CSX Railroad Swing Span Bridge across Chickasaw Creek, mile 0.0, in Mobile, Alabama. The deviation is necessary to replace railroad ties on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for nine hours with a one-hour mid-day opening on February 8 and 9, 2011.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: 2011-1197
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
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 23 bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to facilitate movement of vehicular traffic for the 2011 N'Awlins Air Show, to be held at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base at Belle Chasse, Louisiana. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for several hours on three afternoons to allow for the movement of vehicular traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Merrimack River, Newburyport and Salisbury, MA
Document Number: 2011-1196
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
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 Newburyport US1 Bridge across the Merrimack River, at mile 3.4, between Newburyport and Salisbury, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to paint the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York City, NY
Document Number: 2011-1194
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-20
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 103rd Street (Wards Island) Bridge at mile 0.0, across the Harlem River, New York City, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for one hundred nineteen days.
Safety Requirements and Manning Exemption Eligibility on Distant Water Tuna Fleet Vessels
Document Number: 2011-1191
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to Section 904 of the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, the Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft policy regarding distant water tuna fleet vessels manning exemption eligibility and safety requirements. We request your comments on the Safety Requirements and Manning Exemption Eligibility on Distant Water Tuna Fleet Vessels.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0080
Document Number: 2011-1189
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0080, Customer Satisfaction Surveys. 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.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2011-1068
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2011-1034
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Blair Waterway security zone in Commencement Bay, WA from 12:01 a.m. on January 6, 2011, through 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2011. This action is necessary for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo during loading and off- loading operations taking place within the Blair Waterway, Commencement Bay, WA. During periods of enforcement, no person or vessel operator may enter the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative.
Special Local Regulation; Hydroplane Races Within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2011-1022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulation to establish permanent safety zones for hydroplane races taking place on various dates within Puget Sound, WA. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking changes the proposed regulation from establishing safety zones under 33 CFR part 165 to establishing a special local regulation under 33 CFR part 100, removes the duplicative Port Angeles race area and adds a race area in Lake Sammamish to the designated hydroplane race areas within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility. When this proposed special local regulation is activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would limit the movement of non-participating vessels within the regulated race areas while hydroplane races are taking place. This rule is needed to provide effective control over these events while ensuring the safety of the maritime public.
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Illinois Waterway System Located Within the Ninth Coast Guard District; Stay (Suspension)
Document Number: 2011-852
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District is temporarily staying (suspending) reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) established by 33 CFR 165.921 for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes (CDC barges) in that portion of the Illinois Waterway System located in the Ninth 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.
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: 2011-851
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-18
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. through 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on January 18-22, 2011; January 24-26, 2011; January 31, 2011; February 1-5, 2011; February 7-12, 2011; and on February 14-19, 2011. This enforcement action will also occur from 7 a.m. on January 27, 2011 through 7 a.m. on January 29, 2011. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' operational and safety testing of the dispersal barrier IIB, which helps 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.
Notice of Cancellation 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: 2011-1024
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On December 29, 2010 (75 FR 82040), the United States Coast Guard announced that a public meeting on the International Maritime Organization guidelines for exhaust gas cleaning systems for marine engines would be held January 19 and 20, 2011 in Washington, DC. This meeting has been cancelled. A future meeting date on this topic may be scheduled and would be announced in the Federal Register.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: 2011-1023
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (``HOGANSAC'' or ``the Committee'') and its working groups will meet in Texas City, Texas and Houston, Texas to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. These meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Lake Mead Intake Construction, Lake Mead, Boulder City, NV
Document Number: 2011-692
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Lake Mead in support of the construction project for Lake Mead's Intake 3 during the first 6 months of 2011. Blasting will take place at regular intervals at the location and in the manner set forth herein. This safety zone is necessary to ensure unauthorized personnel and vessels remain safe by keeping clear of the hazardous area during blasting operations. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev 5); Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
Document Number: 2011-578
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the release of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6 (Rev 5). 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 5) 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.
Notice of Arrival on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2011-569
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard revises its regulations on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Activities to enhance maritime domain safety and security awareness on the OCS by issuing regulations which will require notice of arrival for floating facilities, mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), and vessels planning to engage in OCS activities. This final rule implements provisions of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 and increases overall maritime domain awareness by requiring owners or operators of United States and foreign flag floating facilities, MODUs, and vessels to submit notice of arrival information to the National Vessel Movement Center prior to engaging in OCS activities.
Security Zone: Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2011-309
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing a security zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. The existing zone is around the former Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier. The pier is no longer owned by the U.S. Navy and the existing security zone is no longer necessary to provide for the security of the U.S. Naval vessels, their crews, and the public from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, criminal actions, or other causes of a similar nature.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2011-173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend special local regulations and to establish permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone for annual recurring marine events. When these special local regulations or safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during annual events listed in TABLES 1 and 2 that pose a hazard to public safety. The revised special local regulations and safety zones are proposed to reduce administrative overhead, expedite public notification of events, and to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with firework displays, boat races, and other marine events.
Security Zones; Sabine Bank Channel, Sabine Pass Channel and Sabine-Neches Waterway, TX
Document Number: 2011-172
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing moving security zones for certain vessels for which the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur deems enhanced security measures necessary. In addition, it is establishing security zones encompassing the mooring basins of LNG carriers while they are moored at the Golden Pass LNG facility in Sabine, TX and/or the Sabine Pass LNG facility located in Cameron Parish, LA.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2011-169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement periods of special local regulations for recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to four recurring marine events that conduct a rescue at sea demonstration, an air show, a swimming competition, and power boat races. Special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Severn River at Annapolis, MD, the Chester River near Chestertown, MD, and Prospect Bay at Kent Island, MD during the events.
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District; Stay (Suspension)
Document Number: 2011-185
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2011-184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2011-175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2011-174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2011-171
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2011-170
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2011-168
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
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 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
Document Number: 2011-167
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
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 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.
Security Zone; 23rd Annual North American International Auto Show, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2011-89
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Detroit River in order to ensure the safety of participants, visitors and public officials at the 23rd Annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) being held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI.
Application for Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-88
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) for March 1, 2011, through February 29, 2012. Under the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight Act of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis, an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of a Regional Citizens' Advisory Council for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound program established by the statute. The current certification for PWSRCAC will expire February 28, 2011.
Security Zone; On the Waters in Kailua Bay, Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2010-33120
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters south of Kapoho Point and a nearby channel in Kailua Bay within the Honolulu Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States, members of his official party, and other senior government officials.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers, New Haven, CT
Document Number: 2010-33118
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-03
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 Ferry Street Bridge across the Quinnipiac River, mile 0.7, at New Haven, Connecticut. The deviation allows the bridge to keep one lift span closed to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.