Coast Guard August 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Missouri River From the Border Between Montana and North Dakota
Document Number: 2011-22198
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the 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. Temporary section 33 CFR 165.T11-0511, which established the temporary safety zone, was set to expire August 30, 2011. Extending the effective period for this safety zone provides continued and uninterrupted protection of levees and personnel involved in ongoing high water response. Continuing the safety zone will significantly reduce the threat of destruction to levees and vessels and tows.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-22197
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MMMAC) will hold its inaugural meeting starting Monday, September 19, and ending Wednesday September 21, 2011. The meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2011-22076
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Biscayne Bay, east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida during the 2011 Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the 1.2 mile swim portion of this competition. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta Triathlon, Savannah River, Augusta, GA
Document Number: 2011-22074
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia during the ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta Triathlon on Sunday, September 25, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the 1.1 mile swim portion of the competition. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Labor Day at the Landing Santa Rosa Sound, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Document Number: 2011-22073
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a portion of the Santa Rosa Sound in Fort Walton Beach, Florida extending 150 yards around a fireworks barge that will be positioned between Fort Walton Beach Landing and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during Fort Walton Beach's Labor Day at the Landing fireworks display. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile 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: 2011-22072
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the 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. Temporary section 33 CFR 165.T11-0511, which established the temporary safety zone, was set to expire August 30, 2011. Extending the effective period for this safety zone provides continued and uninterrupted protection of levees and personnel involved in ongoing high water response. Continuing the safety zone will significantly reduce the threat of destruction to levees. Additionally, to avoid duplicative temporary section numbers, section 33 CFR 165.T11-0511 is redesignated as 33 CFR 165.T11-0528.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2011-21869
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
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 Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, at mile 26.8, over Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the structure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2011-21867
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
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 US 70 (Alfred C. Cunningham) Bridge across Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC, to accommodate a bike race. This deviation allows the drawbridge to be maintained in the closed position to vessels at specific dates and times.
Recreational Vessel Propeller Strike and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Casualty Prevention
Document Number: 2011-21866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks public input on how best to prevent recreational boating casualties caused by propeller strikes and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. The Coast Guard, in particular, seeks comments on specific measures to protect recreational boaters in the water near the stern of a recreational vessel. The Coast Guard also seeks additional ideas, specific data, and other facts relating to propeller strike and CO poisoning-related casualties to help guide the Coast Guard in selecting the best course of action to address these issues.
Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2011-21865
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating and consolidating the list of marine events occurring annually within the Eleventh Coast Guard District. These amendments standardize the special local regulations language, update listed events, delete events that are no longer occurring, add new unlisted annual events to the regulation, and standardize the format for all tables in these four sections. When these special local regulations are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would enable vessel movement restrictions in the regulated area.
Special Local Regulation and Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2011-21864
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations and safety zones for marine events within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Long Island Sound Zone for regattas, 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 this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; TriMet Bridge Project, Willamette River; Portland, OR
Document Number: 2011-21700
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard will establish a safety zone during the construction of the TriMet Bridge on the Willamette River, in Portland, OR. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of recreational vessels and commercial vessels transiting in close proximity to cranes and overhead work associated with this construction project. During the enforcement period, all vessels will be required to transit through the area at a no wake speed and at a safe distance from the work being conducted.
Safety Zone; ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final Fireworks Display, Sheboygan, WI
Document Number: 2011-21699
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Lake Michigan in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Sheboygan Harbor during a fireworks display on September 13, 2011. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with this fireworks display.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD
Document Number: 2011-21598
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Special Local Regulations; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: 2011-21461
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local Regulation on the Sabine River within the Port Arthur, TX Captain of the Port Zone. 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; Arthur Kill, NY and NJ
Document Number: 2011-21460
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Arthur Kill in New York and New Jersey. This temporary interim rule is necessary to enhance navigation, vessel safety, marine environmental protection, and provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during drilling, blasting and dredging operations in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers channel deepening project. We seek comments regarding this rule and will consider those comments before issuing a final rule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2011-21459
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route (SR) 433 Swing Span Bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) requested that the operating regulation of the SR 433 swing span bridge be changed in order to allow for signaled openings to begin later in the mornings and later in the evenings during the months of daylight savings time.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Anacostia River, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2011-21458
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
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 CSX Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Anacostia River, mile 3.4, at Washington, DC. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is necessary. This deviation will change the current eight hour advance notice requirement for a bridge opening to a 48 hour advance notice requirement for a bridge opening.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Anacostia River, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2011-21457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the operation of the CSX Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Anacostia River, mile 3.4 at Washington, DC. The proposed change will alter the eight hour advance notice requirement for a bridge opening to a 48 hour advance notice requirement for a bridge opening. The operating regulation change will give more notice for trains and vessels to adjust their schedules accordingly to ensure safe and efficient transits across and through the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL
Document Number: 2011-21456
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
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 290.1, at Joliet, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the replacement of the existing bridge miter rail joints and installation of lift span alignment guides to ensure precise seating. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to- navigation position for ten hours.
Anchorage Regulations; Wells, ME
Document Number: 2011-21335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish three special anchorage areas in Wells Harbor, Wells, Maine. This proposed action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels not more than 20 meters in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in Wells Harbor, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-21342
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0006, Shipping Articles. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Safety Zone; Port Huron Float Down, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2011-21341
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
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 the St. Clair River, Port Huron, Michigan. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the St. Clair River during the Port Huron Float Down. Though this is an unsanctioned, non-permitted event, this temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with river tubing and float-down events.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-21334
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from August 12, 2011 through August 14, 2011 and again from September 28, 2011 through October 1, 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 match race events. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after match race events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; Coast Guard Exercise, Detroit River, Ambassador Bridge to the Western Tip of Belle Isle
Document Number: 2011-21331
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
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 the Detroit River, from the Ambassador Bridge to the western tip of Belle Isle. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Detroit River during the Coast Guard Exercise. This safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with this Coast Guard exercise.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-21330
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0032, Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements Under Title 46 U.S. Code; 1625-0094, Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids; and 1625-0096, Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge; and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activity. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Mattaponi Madness Drag Boat Race, Mattaponi River, Wakema, VA
Document Number: 2011-21327
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish special local regulations during the Mattaponi Madness Drag Boat Event, a series of power boat races to be held on the waters of the Mattaponi River, near Wakema, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic during the drag boat races on the Mattaponi River immediately adjacent to the Rainbow Acres Campground, located in King and Queen County, near Wakema, Virginia.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
Document Number: 2011-21187
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-19
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 Grassy Sound/Ocean Drive Bascule Bridge across the Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate racers in ``The Wild Half'' half marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to ensure safe passage for the half marathon racers.
Safety Zone; Thunder on Niagara, Niagara River, North Tonawanda, NY
Document Number: 2011-21186
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Niagara River, North Tonawanda, NY. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Niagara River during the Thunder on Niagara powerboat races. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with powerboat races.
Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD
Document Number: 2011-21185
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 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.
Security Zone; Potomac River, Georgetown Channel, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2011-21027
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River, Georgetown Channel, in Washington, DC, in order to safeguard high-ranking public officials from terrorist acts and incidents. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.
Waiver of Citizenship Requirements for Crewmembers on Commercial Fishing Vessels
Document Number: 2011-21024
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add to its regulations a description of the procedures for requesting and processing waivers of citizenship requirements on commercial fishing vessels. The Coast Guard aims to improve its efforts to inform the commercial fishing industry of this opportunity by publishing the application procedure policy into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2011-20769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the US 50 Bridge over Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. The proposed change will alter the dates the bridge is allowed to remain in the closed position to accommodate heavy volumes of vehicular traffic due to the annual July 4th fireworks show.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2011-20826
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on October 6, 2011 and October 7, 2011 in Washington, DC to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2011-20804
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will conduct an intercessional meeting so that a working group may discuss Task Statement 75, entitled ``Review of the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning the Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to Domestic Endorsements.'' This meeting will be open to the public.
Regulated Navigation Area; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2011-20770
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area on the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, NH. This temporary final rule places speed restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters on the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard between Henderson Point Light on Seavey Island and Badgers Island Buoy 14. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during ongoing ship construction.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2011-20768
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
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 9:15 p.m. on September 9, 2011 through 10:30 p.m. on September 10, 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 the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Security Zones; Cruise Ships, San Pedro Bay, CA
Document Number: 2011-20764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.1154, Security Zones; Cruise Ships, San Pedro Bay, California, by providing a common description of all security zones created by this section to encompass only navigable waters within a 100-yard radius around any cruise ship that is located within the San Pedro Bay port area landward of the sea buoys bounding the Port of Los Angeles or Port of Long Beach or at designated anchorages within 3 nautical miles of the Federal breakwater. This notice of proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of the cruise ship, vessels, and users of the waterway. Entry into these security zones would be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Los AngelesLong Beach, or his designated representative.
2012 Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2011-20763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of August 4, 2011, concerning rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes. This correction provides four rows that were missing from Table 36 in the earlier document and corrects a misspelled column heading in Table 37 of that document.
Safety Zones; Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Fireworks Events
Document Number: 2011-20761
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending multiple permanent safety zones to ensure public safety during annual firework displays at various locations in the Eleventh Coast Guard District. These amendments will standardize the safety zone language, update listed events, delete events that are no longer occurring, add new unlisted annual fireworks events to the regulations, and standardize the format for all tables in these four sections. When these safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would limit the movement of vessels within the established firework display area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2011-20503
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
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 bridge to be part of the race course for the scheduled AT&T Giant Race event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zones; August and September Fireworks and Swimming Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone
Document Number: 2011-20501
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones for marine events within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston Zone. 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 Boston.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-20500
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Hack Freight Bridge, mile 3.1, across the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to facilitate timber replacement at the bridge. This deviation will allow the bridge owner to require a one-hour advance notice for bridge openings between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on seven Mondays in September and October 2011.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-20499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of two New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) bridges: The Route 30/Abescon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2 and the US 40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The proposed changes will alter the dates that these bridges are allowed to have delayed openings or remain in the closed position to accommodate heavy volumes of vehicular traffic due to the annual July 4th fireworks shows and the annual Air Show at Bader Field.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW); Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2011-20378
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-11
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 and the US 40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation allows the bridges to limit the number of openings to accommodate heavy volumes of vehicular traffic due to the annual Air Show at Bader Field.
Safety Zone; East Coast Drag Boat Bucksport Blowout Boat Race, Waccamaw River, Bucksport, SC
Document Number: 2011-20377
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Waccamaw River during the East Coast Drag Boat Bucksport Blowout in Bucksport, South Carolina. The East Coast Drag Boat Bucksport Blowout will consist of a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011 and Sunday, September 18, 2011. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; M/V DAVY CROCKETT, Columbia River
Document Number: 2011-20375
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is extending the enforcement of a safety zone established on the waters of the Columbia River surrounding the M/ V DAVY CROCKETT at approximate river mile 117. The original safety zone was established on January 28, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the response workers and maritime public from the hazards associated with ongoing salvage operations involving the M/ V DAVY CROCKETT. All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Columbia River or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
Document Number: 2011-20374
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-11
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 Grassy Sound/Ocean Drive Bascule Bridge across the Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate racers in ``The Wild Half'' half marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to ensure safe passage for the half marathon racers.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Beaufort Channel, Beaufort, NC
Document Number: 2011-20373
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-08-11
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 Grayden Paul Bridge across the Beaufort (Gallants) Channel, mile 0.1 at Beaufort, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate racing participants for the ``Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Sprint Triathlon''. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the race to ensure the safe and efficient passage of participants.
Inspection of Towing Vessels
Document Number: 2011-18989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels. The proposal includes provisions covering: Specific electrical and machinery requirements for new and existing towing vessels, the use and approval of third-party auditors and surveyors, and procedures for obtaining Certificates of Inspection. Without making a specific proposal at this time, the Coast Guard also seeks additional data, information and public comment on potential requirements for hours of service or crew endurance management for mariners aboard towing vessels. The Coast Guard would later request public comment on specific hours of service or crew endurance management regulatory text if it seeks to implement such requirements. The intent of the proposed rulemaking is to promote safer work practices and reduce casualties on towing vessels by requiring that towing vessels adhere to prescribed safety standards and safety management systems or to an alternative, annual Coast Guard inspection regime. The Coast Guard promulgates this proposal in cooperation with the Towing Vessel Safety Advisory Committee and pursuant to the authority granted in section 415 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004.