Coast Guard July 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2011-19187
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
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 Third Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled San Francisco Marathon, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA
Document Number: 2011-19186
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
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 Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2011 Gloucester Fisherman Triathlon. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during this public event.
Safety Zone; Houma Navigation Canal, From Waterway Mile Markers 19.0 to 20.0, Southwest of Bayou Plat, Bank to Bank, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Document Number: 2011-19185
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Houma Navigation Canal, from Waterway Mile Markers 19.0 to 20.0, Southwest of Bayou Plat, bank to bank, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to the installation of flood control structures/barriers. Vessels and tows transiting this zone transiting the specified water are required to proceed at slowest safe speed to minimize wake. If necessary, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone during time of enforcement may be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Morgan City or designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2011-19020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period of one special local regulation for a recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. The ``Wilmington YMCA Triathlon,'' conducted on the waters of Wrightsville Channel near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina normally would take place on September 24, 2011; this year, the sponsor would like to have the event on September 17, 2011. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event, which has been rescheduled from the last Saturday in September to the second-to-last Saturday in September. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Wrightsville Channel during the swimming portion of this event.
Security Zone; Escorted Vessels in Captain of the Port Ohio Valley Zone
Document Number: 2011-19017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to implement fixed and moving security zones around High Capacity Passenger Vessels (HCPVs) and vessels carrying Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) while they are being escorted in the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Ohio Valley Zone. As used in this section, HCPVs are defined as any commercial vessel carrying 500 or more passengers and CDC is defined in 33 CFR 160.204. The proposed security zones would control the movement of vessels within 50 yards of a HCPV or vessel carrying a CDC. These security zones would mitigate potential terrorist acts and would enhance public and maritime safety and security.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2011-18933
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between December 2008 and July 2010, that expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2011-18794
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. 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 St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Kathleen Whelan Wedding Fireworks, Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Document Number: 2011-18595
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake St. Clair during the Kathleen Whelan Wedding Fireworks.
Special Local Regulations; Port Huron to Mackinac Island Sail Race
Document Number: 2011-18483
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary special local regulation for the annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island Sail Race. This action is necessary to safely control vessel movements in the vicinity of the race's starting point and to provide for the safety of the general boating public and commercial shipping. No person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the permission of the Ninth District Commander or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race, New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2011-18482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the New River, from Esplanade Park to the Henry Kinney Tunnel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race. The race is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the 550-yard raft race. 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 Miami or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lower Grand River, LA
Document Number: 2011-18223
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation in 33 CFR 117.478(b) governing the operation of the LA 77 bridge across the Lower Grand River, mile 47.0 (Alternate Route) at Grosse Tete, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. This deviation allows the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to maintain the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. At all others times, the bridge will operate normally for the passage of vessels. This temporary deviation was issued to allow for the repairs to the main girder of the bridge.
Safety Zones; July Fireworks Displays and Swim Events in the Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2011-18284
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing nine temporary safety zones for marine events within the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone for fireworks displays and swim events. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP New York.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bayou Liberty, Mile 2.0, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2011-18225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to change the operating schedule for the State Route 433 (S433) bridge across Liberty Bayou, mile 2.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The proposed rule provides for an opening upon one-hour notice from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., allowing the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, owner of the bridge, to reduce the hours of manned operation of the bridge in order to make more efficient use of personnel and operating resources. This Supplemental Notice follows a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register [USCG-2010-0972] on November 22, 2010 (75 FR 71061).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ
Document Number: 2011-18224
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-20
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 Route 35 Bridge, mile 0.0, across Cheesequake Creek at Morgan, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a public event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for an hour and a half to facilitate a public event.
Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races; Kennewick, WA
Document Number: 2011-18045
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races. This regulation which restricts navigation and anchorage on the Columbia River for six days at the end of July. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the vessels involved in the Annual Kennewick, Washington, Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races (Water Follies). During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may operate their vessels in this area without permission from the on scene Patrol Commander.
Regulated Navigation Area; Chelsea Street Bridge Construction, Chelsea, MA
Document Number: 2011-18044
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Chelsea River under and surrounding the Chelsea Street Bridge (CSB) that crosses the Chelsea River between East Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts. This temporary interim rule allows the Coast Guard to suspend all vessel traffic within the RNA for construction operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the construction of the Chelsea Street Bridge.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Bogue Sound; Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2011-18043
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing Special Local Regulations for ``The Crystal Coast Grand Prix'' powerboat race, to be held on the waters of Bogue Sound, adjacent to Morehead City, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from hazards associated with powerboat races. This regulation will close a portion of the waters of Bogue Sound to vessel traffic during the boat race.
Safety Zones; Swimming Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone
Document Number: 2011-17983
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing eight temporary safety zones for marine events within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston Zone for swimming events. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. Entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Boston.
Application for Recertification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2011-17981
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC) for September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012. Under the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight Act of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis, an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of a Regional Citizens' Advisory Council for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet program established by the statute. The current certification for CIRCAC will expire August 31, 2011.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-17805
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), 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. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Truman-Hobbs Alteration of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railroad Drawbridge; Illinois River, Morris, IL
Document Number: 2011-17802
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Illinois River near Morris, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Illinois River due to the Truman-Hobbs alteration of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railroad Drawbridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the alteration of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railroad Drawbridge.
Safety Zone; BGSU Football Gridiron Classic Golf and Dinner Fireworks, Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, OH
Document Number: 2011-17800
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-15
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 during the BGSU Football Gridiron Classic Golf and Dinner Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2011-17798
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce this safety zone for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan zone at various times from 10 p.m. on July 21, 2011 through 11 p.m. on July 30, 2011 and then again from 10:15 p.m. through 11 p.m. on August 21, 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. During the aforementioned periods, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter these safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-17795
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from August 3, 2011 through August 31, 2011. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area in Chicago Harbor. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Cargo Security Risk Reduction; Public Listening Sessions
Document Number: 2011-17636
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard's Office of Port and Facility Activities (CG- 544) is sponsoring information and listening sessions in St. Louis, MO and Houston, TX to discuss the progress and development of a CDC Security National Strategy to reduce risks associated with the transport, transfer, and storage of Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) in bulk within the U.S. Marine Transportation System. These sessions will be open to the public.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2011-17635
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending 33 CFR 165.929 Safety Zones; Annual Events requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This rule will 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 rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with various maritime events.
Security Zones; Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2011-17536
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing security zones around cruise ships in the Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This final rule creates a 100-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around any cruise ship anchored or moored, and 200-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around any cruise ship underway that is being escorted by Coast Guard or law enforcement agencies assisting the Coast Guard. These zones are needed to protect cruise ships and the public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. Persons or vessels may not enter these security zones without permission of the COTP or a COTP designated representative.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Within the Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2011-17393
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones within the Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for various fireworks displays. These safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these fireworks events. Entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the designated on-scene representative.
Security Zone; 2011 Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, Washington
Document Number: 2011-17261
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones around the HMCS WHITEHORSE (NCSM 705), HMCS NANAIMO (NCSM 702), and the USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717) which include all waters within 500 yards from these vessels while each vessel is participating in the Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships and while moored following the parade until departing on August 8, 2011. These security zones are necessary to help ensure the security of the vessels from sabotage or other subversive acts during Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships and will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the security zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound or Designated Representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Near Hackberry, LA
Document Number: 2011-17259
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-11
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 SR 27 (Ellender Ferry) vertical lift bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 243.8 west of Harvey Lock, near Hackberry, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform electrical component upgrades and repair work on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for nine consecutive hours daily Monday through Friday for four weeks.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River Channel of the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2011-17257
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Willow Street Bridge at mile 1.02 across the Old River Channel of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, OH. The deviation is necessary to facilitate replacement of machinery that operates the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain secured to masted navigation during the maintenance period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York City, NY
Document Number: 2011-17115
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the 103rd Street (Wards Island) Pedestrian Bridge at mile 0.0, across the Harlem River at New York City, New York. This interim rule is necessary to facilitate the completion of a major bridge rehabilitation project at the 103rd Street (Wards Island) Pedestrian Bridge while soliciting comments from the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Near Morris, IL
Document Number: 2011-17111
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-08
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.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Lake Gaston, Enterprise, NC
Document Number: 2011-17114
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing Special Local Regulations for
Risk-Based Targeting of Foreign Flagged Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs)
Document Number: 2011-17112
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Office of Vessel
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lafourche Bayou, Lafourche, LA
Document Number: 2011-17108
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Demopolis, Marengo County, AL
Document Number: 2011-17106
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Christina River, Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2011-16953
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District has issued a
Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2011-16924
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a local regulation for the APBA Gold Cup, Detroit, MI annual high speed boat race in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 7 a.m. on July 7, 2011 through 7 p.m. on July 10, 2011. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in specified areas immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the regulated areas without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, and Northeast Cape Fear River, in Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2011-16915
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
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 Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across Northeast Cape Fear River, at mile 1.0, both in Wilmington, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw spans to accommodate the 29th Annual Wilmington Family YMCA Tri-Span race.
Special Local Regulation; Detroit APBA Gold Cup, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2011-16914
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the enforcement period of the permanent Special Local Regulation established in 33 CFR 100.918. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Detroit APBA Gold Cup boat race. This special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of vessels in a portion of the Detroit River. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated areas without permission of the Captain of the Port.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2011-16913
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources insofar as they relate to matters within Coast Guard jurisdiction.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Christina River, Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2011-16909
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
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 Walnut Street Bridge, across the Christina River, at mile 2.8, in Wilmington, DE. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span in order to facilitate the inspection of the operational equipment.
Special Local Regulations & Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2011-16892
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing fourteen temporary special local regulations and safety zones for marine events and fireworks displays within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Long Island Sound Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Long Island Sound.
Self-Defense of Vessels of the United States
Document Number: 2011-16890
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has completed a review of policy and public comments received regarding standard rules for the use of force for self-defense of vessels of the United States as described in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010. It has determined that the existing guidance regarding the use of force provides an adequate framework for standard rules for the use of force for self-defense against piracy.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 856.0 to 855.0, Minneapolis, MN
Document Number: 2011-16684
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-05
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 856.0 to 855.0, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect participants and event personnel during the U.S. Wakeboard Nationals occurring on the Upper Mississippi River. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative during the period of enforcement.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks Event, Pagan River, Smithfield, VA
Document Number: 2011-16618
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 420-foot radius safety zone on the navigable waters of the Pagan River in Smithfield, VA in support of the Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners and spectators from the hazards associated with aerial fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Swim Around Charleston, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2011-16541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on waters of the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Swim Around Charleston is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 23, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. 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.
Qualification for an STCW Endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW)
Document Number: 2011-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Office of Vessel Activities (CG-543) Policy Letter 11-07 amending its policy concerning qualification for a STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW). The policy is currently found in National Maritime Center (NMC) Policy Letters 01-02 and 16-02.
Safety Zone; Bullhead City Regatta, Bullhead City, AZ
Document Number: 2011-16539
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-07-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Bullhead City, Arizona for the Bullhead City Regatta on August 13, 2011. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.