Coast Guard June 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2011-16408
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce two safety zones for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone at various times from 10 p.m. on July 3, 2011 through 9 p.m. on July 5, 2011. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During an enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; Shore Thing and Independence Day Fireworks, Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2011-16357
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is 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.
Safety Zone; Cape Charles Fireworks, Cape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: 2011-16353
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 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; Marine Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone
Document Number: 2011-16339
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule will establish safety zones that will restrict vessels from certain portions of water areas within the Sector Sault Sainte Marie Captain of the Port zone. These safety zones are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with various maritime events.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Chronicle Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2011-16115
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Fireworks Display (Independence Day Celebration for the City of San Francisco Fireworks). This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone, Newport River; Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2011-16350
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
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 City-Newport 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; Labor Day Fireworks, Ancarrows Landing Park, James River, Richmond, VA
Document Number: 2011-16345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of James River in Richmond, VA in support of the Labor Day Fireworks event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Labor Day 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 Zones; July 4th Weekend Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg Zone, FL
Document Number: 2011-16324
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones during the Fourth of July weekend fireworks events on the navigable waterways of Anna Maria, Fort Myers Beach, Longboat Key, Madeira Beach, Naples, Palmetto, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Palm Harbor, Florida. These safety zones are 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 any of the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Big Sioux River From the Military Road Bridge North Sioux City to the Confluence of the Missouri River, SD
Document Number: 2011-16247
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone restricting navigation on the Big Sioux River from the Military Road Bridge in North Sioux City, South Dakota to the confluence of the Missouri River and extending the entire width of the river. During enforcement periods, vessels must obtain Captain of the Port authorization to enter the safety zone. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows, and the levee system from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water. Operation in this zone is restricted unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Bay Point Fireworks, Bay Point Marina; Marblehead, OH
Document Number: 2011-16246
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
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, Marblehead, Ohio. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Erie for the Bay Point Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Hylebos Bridge Restoration, Hylebos Waterway, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2011-16245
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone extending 50 yards to the north and south of the Hylebos Bridge, Tacoma, WA in both directions along the entire length of the Hylebos Bridge to ensure the safety of the boating public during the Hylebos Bridge restoration project. This safety zone is necessary to protect vessels transiting in the vicinity of the Hylebos Bridge from falling debris resulting from concrete removal performed as part of the bridge restoration.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2011-16111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to remove, add, and consolidate special local regulations and permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone for annual recurring swim events, fireworks displays, and marine events (annual recurring events). When these special local regulations or safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The revised listing of special local regulations and safety zones would facilitate public notification of events and help protect the public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Safety Zone; Northern California Annual Fireworks Events, Fourth of July Fireworks, Lake Tahoe, CA
Document Number: 2011-16107
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the annual safety zone for the Fourth of July Fireworks, Lake Tahoe, California, located off Incline Village in Crystal Bay. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Northern California Annual Fireworks Events, Independence Day Fireworks
Document Number: 2011-16106
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the annual Independence Day Fireworks (Kings Beach 4th of July Fireworks) safety zone. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Northern California Annual Fireworks Events, Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Sausalito, Sausalito, CA
Document Number: 2011-16105
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Sausalito annual safety zone. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Northern California Annual Fireworks Events, July 4th Fireworks Display
Document Number: 2011-16104
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zone for the annual July 4th Fireworks Display (Tahoe City 4th of July Fireworks Display). This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Delta Independence Day Foundation Celebration, Mandeville Island, CA
Document Number: 2011-16099
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters off the North Eastern shoreline of Mandeville Island, Mandeville Island, California in support of the Delta Independence Day Fireworks Foundation Celebration. This temporary safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are 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; Myrtle Beach Triathlon, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2011-16098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during the Myrtle Beach Triathlon. The Myrtle Beach Triathlon, which is comprised of a series of triathlon races, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 8, 2011 and Sunday, October 9, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim portions of the triathlon races. Persons and vessels would be 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; Northern California Annual Fireworks Events, Fourth of July Fireworks, South Lake Tahoe Gaming Alliance
Document Number: 2011-16097
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks, South Lake Tahoe Gaming Alliance (Lights on the Lake Fireworks Display). This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Missouri River From the Border Between Montana and North Dakota
Document Number: 2011-16096
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the specified waters of the Missouri River from the Montana and North Dakota border to the confluence with the Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river. During enforcement periods, vessels must obtain Captain of the Port authorization to enter the safety zone. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows from destruction, and the levee system from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water. Operation in this zone is restricted unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for the City of Martinez, Martinez, CA
Document Number: 2011-16095
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Carquinez Strait, off of Waterfront Park, Martinez, Califonia in support of the Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for the City of Martinez. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; 4th of July Festival Berkeley Marina Fireworks Display Berkeley, CA
Document Number: 2011-16093
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, off of the Berkeley Pier, Berkeley, CA in support of the 4th of July Festival Berkeley Marina Fireworks Display. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for the City of Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay, CA
Document Number: 2011-16092
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay, off of Pillar Point Harbor beach, Half Moon Bay, CA in support of the Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for the City of Half Moon Bay. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone
Document Number: 2011-15784
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend special local regulations (SLR) and to establish permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for annual recurring marine events. When these SLRs or safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict persons and vessels from portions of waterway during annual events listed in TABLES 1 and 2 that pose a hazard to public safety. The revised SLRs and safety zones are proposed to reduce administrative overhead, expedite public notification of events, and to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with firework displays, boat races, and other marine events.
Safety Zone; Charleston Sharkfest Swim, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2011-15973
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Charleston Harbor, in Charleston, South Carolina during the Charleston Sharkfest Swim on Sunday, September 4, 2011. The Charleston Sharkfest Swim is a 1.5-mile swimming race. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim. 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone, Pantego Creek; Belhaven, NC
Document Number: 2011-15972
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Pantego Creek, Belhaven, NC. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Pantego Creek during the Belhaven Fourth of July Fireworks.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District, John H. Kerr Reservoir, Clarksville VA
Document Number: 2011-15971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period of special local regulations for one recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District, specifically, the ``Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge,'' hydroplane races on the waters of the John H. Kerr Reservoir. Because this event will consist of approximately 80 hydroplane powerboats conducting high-speed competitive races in heats counter-clockwise around an oval racecourse on the water of the John H. Kerr Reservoir, this regulation is 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 John H. Kerr Reservoir in Clarksville, Virginia during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Apponagansett River, Dartmouth, MA
Document Number: 2011-15809
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Padanaram Bridge across the Apponagansett River, mile 1.0, at Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The owner of the bridge has requested relief from crewing the bridge in the early morning hours when there have been no requests to open the bridge. It is expected that this change to the regulations would provide relief to the bridge owner while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Harrison, NJ
Document Number: 2011-15807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Amtrak's Dock Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 5.0, at Harrison, New Jersey. The owner of the bridge has requested relief from crewing the bridge at all times because the bridge has received few requests to open during past years. It is expected that an advance notice requirement for bridge openings could provide relief to the bridge owner while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA
Document Number: 2011-15803
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
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 Burlington-Bristol Bridge on Route 413, across the Delaware River, at mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span in order to facilitate the replacement of the operating lift cables.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-15802
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 30/Abescon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to vessels requiring an opening to accommodate heavy volumes of vehicular traffic due to the Fourth of July fireworks show.
Safety Zone; Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for the City of Richmond, Richmond, CA
Document Number: 2011-15798
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Richmond Inner Harbor, off of the Lucretia Edwards Park in Richmond, CA in support of the Independence Day Fireworks Celebration for the City of Richmond. This temporary safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Jameson Beach Fourth of July Fireworks Display
Document Number: 2011-15795
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of South Lake Tahoe, for the Jameson Beach Fourth of July Fireworks Display. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Stockton Ports Baseball Club Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Stockton, CA
Document Number: 2011-15793
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters off of Weber Point in Stockton, California in support of a fourth of July fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race
Document Number: 2011-15791
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8:00 a.m. on August 4, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. on August 7, 2011 during hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port, on-scene Patrol Commander or Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Fan Pier Yacht Club Fireworks, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2011-15789
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
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 Fan Pier Yacht Club 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 Zone; Central Astoria Independence Celebration Fireworks Event, Wards Island, NY
Document Number: 2011-15788
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone New York on a portion of the navigable waters of the East River in the vicinity of Wards Island, New York for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the temporary safety zone unless authorized by the COTP New York or the designated on-scene representative.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 180.0 to 179.0
Document Number: 2011-15621
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, from Mile 180.0 to 179.0, extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect persons, spectators, and vessels from safety hazards associated with a demonstration of Marine Corps combat capabilities. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Temporary Change of dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District; Mill Creek, Hampton, VA
Document Number: 2011-15619
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will temporarily change the enforcement period of one special local regulation for recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies a hydroplane speed boat race which was originally scheduled for August 12-14, 2011 will be on August 6-7, 2011. This regulation will restrict vessel traffic in portions of Mill Creek in Hampton, Virginia during the rescheduled event to protect mariners and the boating public from the potential hazards associated with hydroplane speed boats that will reach speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour.
Special Local Regulations; Safety and Security Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2011-15589
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to remove, add, and consolidate special local regulations and establish permanent safety zones for annual recurring marine events as well as establish a permanent security zone in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When these special local regulations or safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The revised special local regulations and safety zones would expedite public notification of events, and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Safety Zone; Waterway Closure, Morgan City-Port Allen Route From Mile Marker 0 to Port Allen Lock
Document Number: 2011-15588
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on specified waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way, closing the Morgan City-Port Allen Route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock to all commercial traffic. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water.
Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD
Document Number: 2011-15586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone during the ``NAS Patuxent River Air Expo '11'', which consists of aerial practices, performance demonstrations and air shows, to be held over certain waters of the Patuxent River adjacent to Patuxent River, Maryland from September 1, 2011 through September 4, 2011. This proposed rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patuxent River during the event.
Special Local Regulation; Extreme Sailing Series Boston; Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2011-15584
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation in Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston Zone. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Extreme Sailing Series Boston regatta. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Boston Harbor, and prohibit vessels not participating in the Extreme Sailing Series event from entering the designated race area.
Safety Zone; Mile Marker 98.5 West of Harvey Lock Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to Mile Marker 108.5 West of Harvey Lock Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
Document Number: 2011-15583
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone imposing restrictions on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) between West Harvey Lock Gulf West (WHL) mile marker 98.5 to 108.5. All vessels are prohibited from transiting the zone except as specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Passenger Vessel CHICAGO'S LEADING LADY
Document Number: 2011-15353
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the passenger vessel CHICAGO'S LEADING LADY.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2011-15352
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
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 Long Beach Bridge at mile 4.7, across Reynolds Channel at Nassau, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety for a public event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, Old Lyme, CT
Document Number: 2011-15351
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
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 Amtrak Railroad Bridge at mile 3.4, across the Connecticut River at Old Lyme, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled maintenance at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the deviation period.
Port Access Route Study: The Approaches to San Francisco
Document Number: 2011-15167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a Port Access Route Study (PARS) evaluating the continued applicability of and the potential need for modifications to the current vessel routing in the approaches to San Francisco. The study was completed in February, 2011. This notice summarizes the study recommendations which include enhancements to existing vessel routing measures.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD
Document Number: 2011-15165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Chesapeake Challenge'' power boat races, a marine event to be held on the waters of the Patuxent River, near Solomons, MD on September 24 and 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 Patuxent River during the event.
Superfund Site, New Bedford Harbor, New Bedford, MA: Anchorage Ground and Regulated Navigation Area
Document Number: 2011-15164
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending an existing anchorage ground which currently overlaps a pilot underwater cap (``pilot cap'') in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site in New Bedford, MA. The Coast Guard is also establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) prohibiting activities that disturb the seabed around the site. The RNA would not affect transit or navigation of the area.