Coast Guard March 25, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Raritan River, Arthur Kill and Their Tributaries, Staten Island, NY and Elizabeth, NJ
Document Number: 2011-7049
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations governing the operation of the Arthur Kill (AK) Railroad Bridge at mile 11.6, across Arthur Kill between Staten Island, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey. This proposed rule would provide relief to the bridge owner from crewing their bridge by allowing the bridge to be operated from a remote location while continuing to meet the present and future needs of navigation.
Passenger Weight and Inspected Vessel Stability Requirements; Correction
Document Number: 2011-7048
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on December 14, 2010. That rule amended Coast Guard 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 rule also improved and updated intact stability and subdivision and damage stability regulations.