Coast Guard May 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act of 2010, Available Technology
Document Number: 2011-13437
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In the Federal Register published on May 25, 2011, the United States Coast Guard solicited public comment on the availability of technology to meet certain provisions of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010(CVSSA), specifically related to video recording and overboard detection technologies. The Notice of request for comments published with errors in the preamble, specifically, the addresses for submitting comments was incorrect and should have directed commenters to http://www.regulations.gov for online comment submissions, and to the ``Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001'' for mailing comments.
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River; Correction
Document Number: 2011-13332
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on October 28, 2010 (75 FR 66309) establishing a mandatory participation Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) on the Lower Mississippi River and transferring certain vessel traffic management provisions of the Mississippi River, LouisianaRegulated Navigation Area to the VTS. That document inadvertently transposed the coordinates for two of the reporting points for the Algiers Point Special Area.
Safety Zone; Ocean City Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2011-13329
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Ocean City, MD to support the Ocean City Air Show. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Ocean City Air Show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Atlantic Ocean to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Safety Zone; Underwater Hazard, Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2011-13325
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone within the waters of Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, New York. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the protection of the maritime public and safety of navigation from recently discovered underwater explosive hazards in Gravesend Bay. This action will 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. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York or the designated on-scene representative.
Safety Zone; M.I.T.'s 150th Birthday Celebration Fireworks, Charles River, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2011-13322
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for the M.I.T.'s 150th Birthday Celebration Fireworks display. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the fireworks event. Entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the designated on-scene representative.
Safety Requirements and Manning Exemption Eligibility on Distant Water Tuna Fleet Vessels
Document Number: 2011-13319
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Office of Vessel Activities Policy Letter 11-05 regarding Distant Water Tuna Fleet vessels manning exemption eligibility and safety requirements. This final policy clarifies the requirements to allow a distant water tuna fleet vessel to engage foreign citizens under a temporary manning exemption.
Special Local Regulation; Kelley's Island Swim, Lake Erie; Kelley's Island, Lakeside, OH
Document Number: 2011-13181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a permanent Special Local Regulation on Lake Erie, Lakeside, Ohio. This regulation is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Erie during the annual Kelley's Island Swim, which takes place in the second half of July. This special local regulated area is necessary to protect swimmers from vessel traffic.
Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District; Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2011-13180
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will temporarily change the enforcement period of special local regulations for recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation apply to only one recurring marine event that conducts various river boat races and a parade during the ``35th Annual Norfolk Harborfest Celebration.'' Special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Southern Branch, Elizabeth River, VA during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2011-13178
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD on June 25, 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 Patapsco River during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Bogue Sound; Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2011-13177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing of Special Local Regulations for ``The Crystal Coast Grand Prix'' powerboat race, to be held on the waters of Bogue Sound, adjacent to the Morehead City, North Carolina on August 20-21, 2011. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from hazards associated with powerboat races. This proposed regulation would close a portion of the waters of Bogue Sound to vessel traffic not participating in the powerboat race while the race is ongoing.
Special Local Regulations; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: 2011-13175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary Special Local Regulation in the Port Arthur Captain of the Port Zone on the Sabine River, Orange, Texas on September 24-25, 2011. This Special Local Regulation is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Sabine River during the annual S.P.O.R.T boat races. This Special Local Regulations is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with powerboat races.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Union of the Comoros and the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Document Number: 2011-13174
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the countries of the Union of the Comoros and the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire.
Special Local Regulation; Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA
Document Number: 2011-13172
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Wrightsville Beach, NC; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2011-13169
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operations of three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) bridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the AIWW, mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8; and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, both at Wilmington, NC. This change will alter the dates these bridges are allowed to remain in the closed position to accommodate the annual Beach2Battleship Iron and \1/ 2\ Iron Triathlon and the Battleship North Carolina Half Marathon and 5K.
Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2011-13037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to clarify the verbiage in the list of marine events occurring annually within the Eleventh Coast Guard District. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking changes the proposed regulation by changing the dates of two of the proposed special local regulations and adds clarifying language to the proposed regulation within San Diego Captain of the Port zone. When these special local regulations are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would enable vessel movement restrictions in the regulated area.
Safety Zones; Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Fireworks Events
Document Number: 2011-13036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the verbiage in listing of permanent safety zones during annual firework displays within the Eleventh Coast Guard District. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking changes the proposed regulation by adding clarifying language to the proposed regulation for San Diego Captain of the Port zone.
Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act of 2010, Available Technology
Document Number: 2011-12988
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is soliciting public comment on the availability of technology to meet certain provisions of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010(CVSSA), specifically related to video recording and overboard detection technologies. Public comment is necessary in order to assist the Coast Guard with assessing which requirements should be addressed in guidance and regulations implementing the CVSSA.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2011-12847
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing specific dates and times for Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones occurring in the Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to protect marine traffic and spectators from the hazards associated with powerboat races, regattas, boat parades, rowing and paddling boat races, swim events, and fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the Special Local Regulation area or Safety Zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; Wicomico Community Fireworks, Great Wicomico River, Mila, VA
Document Number: 2011-12677
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Great Wicomico River in the vicinity of Mila, VA in support of the Wicomico Community Fireworks event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Wicomico Community Fireworks. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Great Wicomico River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Marysville Days Fireworks, St. Clair River, Marysville, MI
Document Number: 2011-12676
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on St. Clair River, Marysville, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of St. Clair River during the Marysville Days Fireworks.
Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2011-12675
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone extending 100 yards from Pier 66, Elliott Bay, WA to ensure adequate safety during the annual parade of ships and aerial demonstration for Fleet Week. This safety zone is necessary to promote safety on navigable waters and will do so by enforcing vessel movement restrictions in the immediate vicinity of Pier 66, Elliott Bay, WA, immediately prior to, during and immediately following this annual event. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Inside Thorofare, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-12674
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge, at NJICW mile 70.0, across Inside Thorofare in Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span in order to facilitate the free movement of vehicles over the bridge during the Dave Matthews Band three-day series of concerts and fireworks display.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Lake Gaston, Enterprise, NC
Document Number: 2011-12545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of Special Local Regulations for ``The Crossing'' swim event, to be held on the waters of Lake Gaston, adjacent to the Eaton Ferry Bridge in Enterprise, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Lake Gaston under the Eaton Ferry Bridge and within 100 yards east of the bridge during the swim event.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2011-12374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR Part 165.929 Safety Zones; Annual Events requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This proposed rule is intended to amend, establish, or delete the rules that restrict vessels from portions of water areas during events that pose a hazard to public safety. The safety zones amended or established by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with various maritime events.
Safety Zone, Newport River; Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2011-12378
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Newport River under the main span US 70/Morehead CityNewport River high rise bridge in Carteret County, NC. This safety zone is necessary to provide for safety of life on navigable waters during the establishment of staging for bridge maintenance. This rule will enhance the safety of the contractors performing maintenance as well as the safety of vessels that plan to transit this area.
Safety Zone; Big Rock Blue Marlin Air Show; Bogue Sound, Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2011-12377
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone for the ``Big Rock Blue Marlin Air Show,'' an aerial demonstration to be held over the waters of Bogue Sound, adjacent to Morehead City, North Carolina. This Safety Zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway and Bogue Sound adjacent to Morehead City, North Carolina.
Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2011-12376
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida during the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The Miami Super Boat Grand Prix will consist of a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 5, 2011. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the high-speed boat races. The special local regulations will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in an area east of Miami Beach. The special local regulations will establish the following two areas: A race area, where all persons and vessels except those persons and vessels participating in or conducting the race are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 2011-12373
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the reenactment portion of the ``Chestertown Tea Party Festival,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of the Chester River, Chestertown, MD on May 28, 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 Chester River during the event.
Implementation of Revised Passenger Weight Standards for Existing Passenger Vessels
Document Number: 2011-12282
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the publication of Officer of Vessel Activities (CG-543) Policy Letter 11-03: ``Implementation of Revised Passenger Weight Standards for Existing Passenger Vessels.'' This policy letter provides guidance on how the Coast Guard will amend Certificates of Inspection prior to a change in the assumed average weight per person standard that will become effective in December 2011.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Sewickley, PA
Document Number: 2011-12281
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on specified waters of the Ohio River in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. The safety zone is needed to protect the public from the hazards associated with the Borough of Sewickley fireworks display. Entry into, movement within, and departure from this Coast Guard safety zone, while it is activated and enforced, is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburg or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Calcasieu River, Westlake, LA
Document Number: 2011-12246
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-18
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 bridge across the Calcasieu River, mile 36.4, at Westlake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to upgrade the electrical and mechanical systems of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation on five different dates in June.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2011-12151
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The CFSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the safe operation of commercial fishing industry vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Document Number: 2011-12011
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Michigan Street and Maple-Oregon Street Bridges across the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, at miles 4.3 and 4.17, respectively, both in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedules during the peak tourist and navigation seasons to provide for the efficient movement of vehicular traffic and the safety of navigation on the waterway. This deviation will allow scheduled openings for recreational vessels and openings on signal for commercial vessels.
Security Zone; Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
Document Number: 2011-12010
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Portland Rose Festival Security Zone in 33 CFR 165.1312 from 11 a.m. on June 8, 2011 until 11 a.m. on June 13, 2011. This action is necessary to ensure the security of maritime traffic, including the public vessels present, on the Willamette River during the Portland Rose festival. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Columbia River, Oregon.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Display Kanawha River, WV
Document Number: 2011-12007
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three permanent safety zones in the Ohio Valley Captain of the Port Zone on specified waters of the Kanawha River in Charleston and St. Albans, West Virginia. These safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with annual firework displays. When these safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would limit the movement of vessels within the established fireworks display areas. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within the zones during time of enforcement is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Safety Zone: Ohio River Mile 355.5 to 356.5 Portsmouth, OH
Document Number: 2011-12005
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in the Ohio Valley Captain of the Port Zone on the Ohio River in Portsmouth, OH. This safety zone is proposed to begin at mile 355.5 and end at mile 356.5, extending the entire width of the river. This Safety Zone is intended to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the Civic Forum Fireworks Display, which occurs annually. This safety zone is proposed to become a permanent final rule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bayou Liberty, Mile 2.0, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2011-12003
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
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 S433 Bridge over Bayou Liberty, mile 2.0, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, LA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. It will allow the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a one-hour notice for an opening of the draw from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and a two-hour notice from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. seven days a week. The Coast Guard may publish a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to make this deviation permanent.
Security Zone; Vessels Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2011-11799
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 500 yard security zone around vessels carrying hazardous cargo, as determined by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Columbia River, when such vessels are located in the Sector Columbia River COTP Zone as defined in 33 CFR 3.65-15 and the COTP Columbia River determines that a security zone is necessary and enforcement of that security zone is practicable. The security zones will help ensure the security of the vessels themselves as well as the maritime public due to the hazardous nature of the cargo on board.
Safety Zone; Cape Charles Fireworks, Cape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, VA.
Document Number: 2011-11808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Cape Charles City Harbor in Cape Charles, VA in support of the Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Cape Charles Fireworks show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners and spectators from the hazards associated with aerial fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; 2011 Memorial Day Tribute Fireworks, Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, MI
Document Number: 2011-11807
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Charlevoix near Boyne City, Michigan. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Charlevoix due to a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Shore Thing and Independence Day Fireworks, Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2011-11805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Ocean View Beach Park, Norfolk, VA in support of the Shore Thing and Independence Day Fireworks event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Shore Thing and Independence Day Fireworks show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Chesapeake Bay to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Security and Safety Zone Regulations, Large Passenger Vessel Protection, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone
Document Number: 2011-11800
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the security and safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1318 for large passenger vessels operating in the Captain of the Port, Columbia River Zone intermittently between the months of May and September 2011. This action is necessary to ensure the security and safety of the large passenger vessels, including their crew and passengers, as well as the maritime public. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the security and safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port Columbia River.
Special Local Regulation; Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2011-11785
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation from the Point State Park (mile marker 0.0) to the River Rescue station (mile marker 0.5) on the Allegheny River, extending 200 feet out from the right descending bank. The special local regulation is being established to safeguard participants of the Venture Outdoors Festival from the hazards of marine traffic. Entry into, movement within, and departure from this Coast Guard regulated area, while it is activated and enforced, is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Severn River, Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2011-11729
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the swim segment of the ``TriRock Annapolis'' triathlon, a marine event to be held on the waters of Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor on May 14, 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 Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2011-11546
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the SR170 Centerville Turnpike Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 15.2, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate urgent mechanical structural repairs to the swing span. Under this deviation, the drawbridge will be allowed to operate on a limited schedule for the extent of the effective period, specifically affecting four specific dates during the effective time-period: May 14, 2011; May 15, 2011; June 4, 2011; and June 5, 2011.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-11545
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
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 Lower Hack Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.4, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to repair structural steel members on the lift span. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate the above repairs.
Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2011-11544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On November 8, 2010, USCG published a Notice of Study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait. In this action, USCG is providing notice that the public comment period is extended until September 6, 2011. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait.
Special Local Regulation; Partnership in Education, Dragon Boat Race; Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2011-11543
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a permanent Special Local Regulation on the Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio. This regulation is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Maumee River during the Dragon Boat Races which take place during the third or fourth weekend in July each year. This special local regulated area is necessary to protect race participants from other vessel traffic.
Safety Zone; Catawba Island Club Fireworks, Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, OH
Document Number: 2011-11487
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on Lake Erie, Port Clinton, Ohio. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Erie for the Catawba Island Club Memorial Day Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks display.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-11486
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee postponed its originally scheduled February 3, 2011, meeting due to inclement weather. The new meeting date is June 21, 2011, in Texas City, 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. The meeting will be open to the public.