Coast Guard November 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Guidance on Domestic Implementation of International Standards for Oceangoing Barges Carrying Noxious Liquid Substances
Document Number: 2011-30864
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to receive comments on new policy under consideration that would provide a domestic equivalency for international standards with respect to U.S. flagged oceangoing barges carrying noxious liquid substances (NLS).
Special Local Regulations; Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2011-30713
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida during the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, a series of sailboat races. The Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, December 27, 2011 through Friday, December 30, 2011. The regatta will be at four separate race courses. Approximately 50 to 200 participants will race on each race course. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the regatta. The special local regulations establish four race areas, one around each race course. All persons and vessels that are not participating in the regatta are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the race areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: 2011-30636
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-30
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 23 bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This test deviation will allow the bridge to open only on the hour during the day from Monday through Friday, while maintaining morning and afternoon maritime restrictions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugus River, Lynn and Revere, MA
Document Number: 2011-30720
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-29
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 General Edwards Bridge at mile 1.7, across the Saugus River between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge rehabilitation. This deviation allows the bridge to open upon a 48 hour advance notice during the rehabilitation period.
Safety Zone; M/V DAVY CROCKETT, Columbia River
Document Number: 2011-30697
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is extending the enforcement period of a safety zone established on the waters of the Columbia River surrounding the remaining cofferdam at the M/V DAVY CROCKETT removal sight at approximate river mile 117. The original safety zone was established on January 28, 2011. The safety zone continues to be necessary to help ensure the safety of the response workers and maritime public while they conduct the removal of the cofferdam. 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.
Safety Zone; Truman-Hobbs Alteration of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railroad Drawbridge; Illinois River, Morris, IL
Document Number: 2011-30519
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-28
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 removal of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railroad Drawbridge's old bridge piers and pier protection cells.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; City Waterway Also Known as Thea Foss Waterway, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2011-30513
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the South 11th Street (``Murray Morgan'') Bridge across City Waterway also known as the Thea Foss Waterway, mile 0.6, at Tacoma, WA. The deviation is necessary to perform extensive maintenance and repair work on the bridge, including but not limited to removal and replacement of the roadway surface and the underlying steel stringer substructure as part a major bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during construction activities.This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on November 14, 2011 through 6 p.m. April 30, 2012.
Safety Zones; New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays within the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg Zone, FL
Document Number: 2011-30509
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing four temporary safety zones during New Year's Eve fireworks displays on certain navigable waterways in Naples, St. Petersburg, Cape Coral, and Sarasota, Florida. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the four safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-30485
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
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), requesting approval of revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0067, Claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990; and 1625-0068, State Access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for Removal costs under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: 2011-30288
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
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 Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24-hours advance notice is given.
Safety Zone; Marco Island Marriott Charity Fireworks Display, Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island, FL
Document Number: 2011-30189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida during the Marco Island Marriott Charity Fireworks Display on Friday, February 17, 2012. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neuse River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2011-30188
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the U.S. 17 bridge across Neuse River, mile 33.7 at New Bern, NC. The drawbridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 1999. Therefore, the operating regulation pertaining to the U.S. 17 drawbridge is no longer applicable or necessary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
Document Number: 2011-30187
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-23
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 new Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. The recently installed new vertical lift bridge span will undergo testing for three weeks. This deviation requires a four hour advance notice for bridge openings during the lift span test period.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-29966
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
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), requesting approval of a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0045, Adequacy Certification for Reception Facilities and Advance Notice33 CFR Part 158, 1625-0060, Vapor Control Systems for Facilities and Tank Vessels, 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program, 1625-0083, Operational Measures for Existing Tank Vessels Without Double Hulls and l625-0113, Crewmember Identification Documents. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-29810
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
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), requesting approval of a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0037, Certificates of Compliance, Boiler/Pressure Vessel Repairs, Cargo Gear Records, and Shipping Papers, 1625-0041, Various International Agreement Pollution Prevention Certificates and Documents, and Equivalency Certificates, 1625-0042, Requirements for Lightering of Oil and Hazardous Material Cargoes, and 1625-0044, Outer Continental Shelf ActivitiesTitle 33 CFR Subchapter N. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2011-29652
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-17
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 City of San Francisco to inspect the bridge structure as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This deviation allows the bridge to be secured in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2011-29561
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2011, for the Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility. That document contained an inaccurate Docket Number, USCG-2010-0842. The correct Docket Number is USCG-2011-0842.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Potomac River, National Harbor Access Channel, MD
Document Number: 2011-29409
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon specified waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a floating platform located within the National Harbor Access Channel, in Prince Georges County, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Potomac River.
Safety Zone; Department of Defense Exercise, Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2011-29408
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around vessels involved in a Department of Defense exercise in Hood Canal, WA that will take place on November 21, 2011. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during the exercise. The zone will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations; Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, New River and Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2011-29398
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on Saturday, December 10, 2011. The marine parade will consist of approximately 120 vessels. The marine parade will begin at Cooley's Landing Marina and end at Lake Santa Barbara. From Cooley's Landing Marina, the marine parade will transit east on the New River, then head north on the Intracoastal Waterway to Lake Santa Barbara. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the marine parade. The special local regulations consist of a series of moving buffer zones around participant vessels as they transit from Cooley's Landing Marina to Lake Santa Barbara. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the marine parade are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the buffer zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
West Oahu Offshore Security Zone
Document Number: 2011-29456
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the navigable waters of Oahu's western shore. This action is necessary to safeguard the President of the United States and his official party. Entry into the temporary security zone established by this rule is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Honolulu, or her designated representatives.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2011-29242
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
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 S168 Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0, at Chesapeake (Great Bridge), VA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Christmas parade event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Doullut Canal, Mile 0.2, Plaquemines Parish, Empire, LA
Document Number: 2011-29241
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
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 11 Bridge over Doullut Canal, mile 0.2, Plaquemines Parish, Empire, LA. This deviation will allow the draw to remain in the closed-to- navigation position for the duration of the 2011 Orange King Festival Bicycle Race.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2011-29240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a change to drawbridge operations for the Canadian Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Black River at Mile 1.0 near La Crosse, Wisconsin. Drawspan is currently operated by an onsite bridge tender, opening on signal following two-hour notification. The proposed change is for drawspan operation by remote operator, opening immediately upon demand.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, CT
Document Number: 2011-29239
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
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 1 Bridge, mile 2.8, across the Mystic River, at Mystic, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a major bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for four and a half months.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, LA
Document Number: 2011-29238
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
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 Lapalco Boulevard bascule span drawbridge across the Harvey Canal Route, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), mile 2.8 at Harvey, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow for the cleaning and painting of bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed during the day Monday through Saturday for three months.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2011-29237
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the US 50 Bridge over Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. This rule will add dates that 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2011-29236
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
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 Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad Bridge, mile 1.1, Norfolk, VA. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate laying new rail.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2011-28887
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between March 2010 and July 2011, 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.
Lifesaving Equipment: Production Testing and Harmonization With International Standards
Document Number: C1-2011-25035
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Calcasieu River, Westlake, LA
Document Number: 2011-29043
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad swing bridge across the Calcasieu River, mile 36.4, at Westlake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to upgrade the electrical and mechanical systems of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation on three different dates in November.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone
Document Number: 2011-29015
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending special local regulations (SLR) and establishing permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for annually recurring marine events. The revised SLRs and safety zones are implemented 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2011-29013
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
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 Norfolk Southern 7 Railroad Bridge across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch), AIWW mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position on specific dates and times to facilitate laying new rail.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neuse River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2011-29012
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
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 Neuse River Railroad Bridge across the Neuse River, mile 34.2, at New Bern, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate repairs to the main mechanism of the bridge.
Safety Zone; Temporary Change for Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2011-28850
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period and location of safety zone regulations for a recurring fireworks display within the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to only one recurring fireworks display event that takes place at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Safety zone regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Motts Channel and Banks Channel near Wrightsville Beach, NC, during the event.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2011-28847
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing, adding, and consolidating special local regulations and establishing 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 will restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The special local regulations and safety zones will facilitate public notification of events and help protect the public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2011-28885
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from December 3, 2011 through January 1, 2012. 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, restrictions will be enforced 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2011-28846
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 0.1, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate replacement of a counterweight trunnion bearing. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the down or closed position during the maintenance period.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2011-28717
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: 1625-0028, Course Approval and Records for Merchant Marine Training Schools and 1625-0069, Ballast Water Management for Vessels with Ballast Tanks Entering U.S. Waters. 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 Regulations; Key West World Championship, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL
Document Number: 2011-28587
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located southwest of Key West, Florida during the Key West World Championship, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2011; Friday, November 11, 2011; and Sunday, November 13, 2011. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The special local regulations will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in certain waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The special local regulations will establish the following four areas: A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and two spectator areas, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Art Gallery Party St. Pete 2011 Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2011-28448
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay in the vicinity of Spa Beach in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Art Gallery Party St. Pete 2011 Fireworks Display on Friday, November 11, 2011. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Mechanisms of Compliance with United States Citizenship Requirements for the Ownership of Vessels Eligible To Engage in Restricted Trades by Publicly Traded Companies
Document Number: 2011-28447
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under existing statutes, at least 75% of the ownership of vessels eligible to engage in the coastwise or fisheries trades must be vested in United States citizens. The Coast Guard is seeking comments and information on the various mechanisms that publicly traded companies have chosen to employ in order to assure compliance with those citizenship requirements. Although the Coast Guard may use information obtained in response to this notice to inform future rulemakings, we are not presently developing a new or revised regulation on this subject.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY
Document Number: 2011-28446
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
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 Captree State Parkway Bridge at mile 30.7, across the State Boat Channel at Captree Island, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency bridge repairs as a result of a recent fire at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on a limited opening schedule to help facilitate necessary repairs.
Safety Zone; Fourth Annual Chillounge Night St. Petersburg Fireworks Display, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2011-28445
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 are 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.
MERPAC and MMMAC Recommendations on the STCW SNPRM
Document Number: 2011-28440
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of recommendations from the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee in response to Task Statement 75, in which the Coast Guard requested review of the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking entitled, ``Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to Domestic Endorsements'' (STCW SNPRM). The Coast Guard also announces the availability of recommendations from the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee after its review of the STCW SNPRM.
Port Access Route Study: In the Approaches to Los Angeles-Long Beach and in the Santa Barbara Channel
Document Number: 2011-28270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a Port Access Route Study (PARS) which evaluated the continued applicability of and the potential need for modifications to the traffic separation schemes in the approaches to Los Angeles-Long Beach and in the Santa Barbara Channel. The study was completed in June 2011. This notice summarizes the study and final recommendation.
Claims Procedures Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990
Document Number: 2011-28189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is developing a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to finalize a 1992 interim rule that set forth the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA'90) claims procedures and removed certain conflicting and superseded regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations. Before publishing the SNPRM, the Coast Guard is inviting members of the public to respond to questions and offer comments on their experience to date with the OPA'90 claims procedures and on whether additional pre-OPA'90 rules should be removed from the Code of Federal Regulations. The Coast Guard is also inviting the public to provide background information and cost data that will better inform the regulatory assessment for this rulemaking.