Coast Guard May 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Coughlin Wedding Fireworks, Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, MI
Document Number: 2011-11484
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake St. Clair, Harrison Township, MI. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake St. Clair during the Coughlin Wedding Fireworks.
Port Access Route Study: The Atlantic Coast From Maine to Florida
Document Number: 2011-11483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In order to provide safe access routes for the movement of vessel traffic proceeding to or from ports or places along the eastern seaboard of the United States, the Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the continued applicability of, and the need for modifications to, current vessel routing measures. The data gathered during this Atlantic Coast PARS may result in establishment of one or more new vessel routing measures, modification of existing routing measures, or disestablishment of existing routing measures off the Atlantic Coast between Maine and Florida. The goal of the Atlantic Coast PARS is to enhance navigational safety by examining existing shipping routes and waterway uses, and, to the extent practicable, reconciling the paramount right of navigation within designated port access routes with other reasonable waterway uses such as the leasing of outer continental shelf blocks for the construction and operation of offshore renewable energy facilities. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
Safety Zone; Second Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL
Document Number: 2011-11341
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Cocoa Beach, Florida during the Second Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix. The Second Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix will consist of a series of high- speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011 and Sunday, May 22, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0109
Document Number: 2011-11273
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0109, Drawbridge Operation Regulations. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0106
Document Number: 2011-11270
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
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: 1625-0106, Unauthorized Entry into Cuban Territorial Waters. The sixty day notice was previously published as an extension. Due to the addition of new form CG-3300, this Notice is being submitted as a revision. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0003
Document Number: 2011-11268
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
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: 1625-0003, Coast Guard Boating Accident Form (CG-3865). The sixty day notice was previously published as an extension. Due to a change to form CG-3865, this Notice is being submitted as a revision. 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.
Safety Zone; Air Power Over Hampton Roads, Back River, Hampton, VA
Document Number: 2011-11276
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Back River in the vicinity of Hampton, VA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Air Power Over Hampton Roads Air Show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the vicinity of Willoughby Point, VA to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0077, 1625-0085 and 1625-0112
Document Number: 2011-11271
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: 1625-0077, Security Plans for Ports, Vessels, Facilities, and Outer Continental Shelf Facilities and Other Security-Related Requirements; 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program; and 1625-0112, Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness via Electronic Transmission of Vessel Transit Data. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neches River, Beaumont, TX
Document Number: 2011-11269
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
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 KCS vertical lift span bridge across the Neches River, mile 19.5, at Beaumont, Texas. The deviation is necessary to replace four haul cables on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 72 consecutive hours.
Reorganization of Sector North Carolina; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2011-11261
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive amendments to reflect the Coast Guard's reorganization of Sector North Carolina. The amendments describe the boundaries of Sector North Carolina's Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone, and provide updated contact information.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Near Morris, IL
Document Number: 2011-11060
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-09
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 Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern Railroad Drawbridge across the Illinois Waterway, mile 270.6, near Morris, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow removal of the existing lift span and installation of the replacement lift span. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for eighty-four hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2011-11059
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Hood Canal floating drawbridge near Port Gamble, Washington to test an operational change and seek public comment regarding that change in order to evaluate the need for a permanent change. The deviation establishes a restricted period from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week from 3 p.m. May 27, 2011 through 6 p.m. on September 30, 2011.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2011-11058
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Tower Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Hope Foundation walk event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Safety Zone; Repair of High Voltage Transmission Lines to Logan International Airport, Saugus River, Saugus, MA
Document Number: 2011-11057
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2011-10993
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet by teleconference to discuss the results of the Seafarer Access to Shore Leave Working Group. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Coast Guard Use of Force Training Exercises, San Pablo Bay, CA
Document Number: 2011-10930
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone in San Pablo Bay for Coast Guard Use of Force Training exercises. This safety zone will be established to ensure the safety of the public and participating crews from potential hazards associated with fast-moving Coast Guard small boats and/or helicopters taking part in the exercise. Unauthorized persons or vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; Blue Crab Festival Fireworks Display, Little River, Little River, SC
Document Number: 2011-10929
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Little River in Little River, South Carolina during the Blue Crab Festival Fireworks Display on Friday, May 13, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are 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.
Safety Zone; TriMet Bridge Project, Willamette River; Portland, OR
Document Number: 2011-10802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing the establishment of a safety zone during the construction of the TriMet Bridge on the Willamette River, in Portland, OR. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of recreational vessels and commercial vessels transiting in close proximity to cranes and overhead work associated with this construction project. During the enforcement period, all vessels will be required to transit through the area at a no wake speed and at a safe distance from the work being conducted.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Butanol Fuel Blend Usage With Marine Outboard Engines
Document Number: 2011-10801
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to identify and investigate the use of butanol fuel blends within marine outboard engines, with the overarching goal of reducing the engines' Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Honda R&D Americas, Inc, we are soliciting public comment on the nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential participants to submit proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2011-10665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent regulated navigation area (RNA) on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The RNA would be enforced annually on the Saturday and Sunday of the second week in October (Columbus Day weekend). It would include all waters within one nautical mile of the center of the Intracoastal Waterway between Featherbed Bank and the Rickenbacker Causeway Bridge. All vessels within the RNA would be: Required to transit the regulated navigation area at no more than 15 knots; subject to control by the Coast Guard; and required to follow the instructions of all law enforcement vessels in the area. This RNA is necessary to ensure the safe transit of vessels and to protect the marine environment.
Safety Zone; Rudey/Braga Wedding Fireworks Display, Cos Cob Harbor, Greenwich, CT
Document Number: 2011-10664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone around a fireworks display in Cos Cob Harbor, Greenwich, CT, located within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. Entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2011-10663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on Biscayne Bay, east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida during the 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the 1.2 mile swim portion of this competition. 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 Miami or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Offshore Challenge, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Document Number: 2011-10662
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Atlantic Ocean east of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida for the Fourth Annual Offshore Challenge. The Fourth Annual Offshore Challenge will consist of a series of high-speed boat races. The boat races are scheduled to take place from Friday, June 17, 2011 through Sunday, June 19, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the races. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mispillion River, Milford, DE
Document Number: 2011-10514
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, District Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 1/Rehoboth Blvd Bascule Bridge across the Mispillion River, mile 11.0, at Milford, DE. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two months to accommodate the necessary bridge cleaning and painting of the bridge.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2011-10513
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-10512
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) will meet on May 20, 2011, in Washington, District of Columbia. The meeting will be open to the public.