Protection for Whistleblowers in the Coast Guard
On December 21, 2010, the Coast Guard published a direct final rule that notified the public of the Coast Guard's intent to amend its ``Coast Guard Whistleblower Protection'' regulations to conform to statutory protections for all members of the Armed Forces. We have not received an adverse comment, or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment, on this rule. Therefore, the rule will go into effect as scheduled.
Security Zone: Passenger Vessels, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for temporary fixed and moving security zones around certain passenger vessels in the Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone through October 1, 2011. Temporary section 33 CFR 165.T01-0864, which established these temporary security zones, was set to expire on April 1, 2011. Extending the effective period for these security zones provides continued and uninterrupted protection of passengers, vessels, and the public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature.