Special Local Regulation for Marine Event; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period of special local regulations for a recurring marine event 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.
TWIC/MTSA Policy Advisory Council; Voluntary Use of TWIC Readers
The Coast Guard announces the release of and seeks comments on Policy Advisory Council (PAC) Decision 01-11, ``Voluntary Use of TWIC Readers.'' This PAC Decision provides guidance for using Transportation Security Identification Credential (TWIC) readers as part of a Vessel Security Plan or Facility Security Plan. This PAC Decision is directed at owners and operators of vessels and facilities regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act, for the purpose of purchasing and installing TWIC readers and systems.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet on April 1-2, 2011, in Arlington, Virginia. NBSAC discusses issues relating to recreational boating safety. The meetings will be open to the public.