Coast Guard 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Security Zone; 25th Annual North American International Auto Show, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2012-31193
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This security zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Detroit River in order to ensure the safety and security of participants, visitors, and public officials at the 25th Annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is being held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI. Vessels in close proximity to the security zone will be subject to increased monitoring and boarding during the enforcement of the security zone.
Safety Zone, Upper Mississippi River MM 35.0 to MM 55.0; Thebes, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO, and MM 75.0 to MM 85.0; Grand Tower, IL
Document Number: 2012-31136
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, extending the entire width between miles 35.0 to 55.0, and miles 75.0 to 85.0 from December 15, 2012 until March 31, 2013. This safety zone is needed to protect persons, property and infrastructure from the potential damage and safety hazards associated with contractor operations for the US Army Corps of Engineers to remove underwater rock pinnacles from the Upper Mississippi River. Removal of the underwater rock pinnacles is vital to ensuring the safe navigation of vessels in these stretches of river in low water situations. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-31135
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet via teleconference to review and discuss draft recommendations from TSAC subcommittees on assigned tasks listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The committee will also discuss potential new tasks related to development of manning policy for towing vessels operating on international and domestic waters, information transfer between vessels using the automatic identification system (AIS), and plans to improve Coast Guard Form 2692 for reporting a marine accident, injury or death. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers, CT
Document Number: 2012-30985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published January 13, 2010, regarding the Ferry Street Bridge, mile 0.7, across the Quinnipiac River, the Grand Avenue Bridge, mile 1.3, across the Quinnipiac River, and the Chapel Street Bridge, mile 0.4, across the Mill River, at New Haven, Connecticut. This notice of proposed rulemaking is expected to relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridges during time periods when the bridges seldom receive requests to open.
Regulated Navigation Area; Upper Mississippi River MM 0.0 to MM 185.0; Cairo, IL to St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2012-30983
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River between miles 0.0 and 185.0. This RNA is needed to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with extreme low water conditions on the Upper Mississippi River. Any deviation from the conditions and requirements put into place are prohibited unless specifically authorized by the cognizant Captain of the Port (COTP) (COTP Ohio Valley for MM 0.0 to MM 109.9 or COTP Upper Mississippi River for MM 109.9 to MM 185.0) or their designated representatives.
Safety Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL
Document Number: 2012-30913
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Key West, Florida, during the Bone Island Triathlon on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters 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 Key West or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Louisiana
Document Number: 2012-30845
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard 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 New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow for the removal and replacement of the bridge's electrical components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for eight consecutive days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Biscayne Bay, and Miami River, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-30840
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued temporary deviations from the regulations governing the operation of the following four bridges in Miami, Florida: The Venetian Causeway Bridge (West), mile 1088.6, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East), across Biscayne Bay; the Miami Avenue Bridge, mile 0.3, across the Miami River; and the Brickell Avenue Bridge, mile 0.1, across the Miami River. The deviations are necessary to allow for race participants to traverse the bridges during the ING Marathon. This deviation will result in the bridges remaining in the closed position during the ING Marathon. Tugs and tugs with tows are not exempt from this deviation.
Special Local Regulations; 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-30768
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Biscayne Bay and the Miami River in Miami, FL during the 2013 Orange Bowl Paddle Championship. The event will take place on January 13, 2013 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Approximately 300 kayaks and paddleboards will participate in the event. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. Non- participant vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Apalachicola River, FL
Document Number: 2012-30762
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation that governs the operating schedules for two bridges that cross the Apalachicola River in Florida. These changes are being made in response to two requests to the Coast Guard. First, the CSX Railroad requested to modify the operating schedule of their swing bridge at mile 105.9, at River Junction to require eight hours advanced notice at all times. Second, the Apalachicola and Northern Railroad (ANRR) requested to maintain the swing bridge at mile 4.5 (GIWW mile 347.0 East of Harvey Lock (EHL)), at Apalachicola, untended and in the open-to-navigation position at all times.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Event in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2012-30761
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Oak Island, NC
Document Number: 2012-30755
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to extend the temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Oak Island, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the NC 133 Fixed Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 311.8, at Oak Island, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area starting on February 14, 2013 through June 15, 2013.
Safety Zone; Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display, Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-30754
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the 1,000 foot safety zones during the Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River on December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013. The fireworks displays will occur from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on December 31, 2011 and from 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2012 until 12:15 a.m. on January 1, 2013 for the annual Sacramento New Year's Eve Fireworks Display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zones; New Year's Eve Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Miami Zone, FL
Document Number: 2012-30752
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones during New Year's Eve fireworks displays on certain navigable waterways in Biscayne Bay and Palm Beach, 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 three safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-30747
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 1, ``Revision of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04-08.'' The meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zone; On the Waters in Kailua Bay, Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2012-30628
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters south of Kapoho Point and a nearby channel in Kailua Bay within the Honolulu Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States and his family members.
Safety Zone; Woldenburg Park, Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2012-30626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, intends to establish a temporary safety zone on the Mississippi River in the vicinity of Woldenburg Park, mile marker 94 to mile marker 96, extending out 300 feet from the East Bank of the Mississippi River during Super Bowl 2013 celebratory events. The Super Bowl is a large scale event that poses many public safety concerns due to the number of people that will attend. This safety zone would be established to protect the public from the hazards created by congested river traffic. This rule would be effective from 6:00 a.m. on January 29, 2013 through 6:00 a.m. on February 4, 2013. The zone will be enforced between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on each day of the effective period described above.
Safety Zone: Gilmerton Bridge Center Span Float-in, Elizabeth River; Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake, VA-Correction
Document Number: 2012-30507
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On December 11, 2012, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register an interim temporary final rule establishing a safety zone around the Gilmerton Bridge center span barge. Inadvertently, this rule included an error in the inclement weather date of the safety zone. This document corrects that error.
Regulated Navigation Area; Youngs Bay PacifiCorp Sediment Cap; Youngs Bay, Columbia River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2012-30409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) at the Youngs Bay PacifiCorp property in Astoria, OR. This RNA is necessary to preserve the integrity of an engineered sediment cap as part of an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) required remedial action. This proposed RNA will do so by prohibiting activities that could disturb or damage the engineered sediment cap.
Safety Zones; Columbia Grain and United Grain Corporation Facilities; Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Document Number: 2012-30405
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones around the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, and the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA. These safety zones extend to the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, respectively, approximately between the navigable channel and the facility described. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities relating to a labor dispute involving these facilities do not create hazardous navigation conditions for vessels in the navigable channel or vessels attempting to moor at the facilities.
Safety Zones; Grain-Shipment Assistance Vessels; Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Document Number: 2012-30404
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones around the following four vessels: the motor vessel Daniel Foss, IMO 7638454, the motor vessel Washington, IMO 8207733, the motor vessel George W, IMO 9153329, and the motor vessel Connor Foss, Official 1238813. These safety zones apply while these vessels are located on the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and only while they are engaged in transferring persons to or from grain-shipment vessels, and/or assisting grain-shipment vessel movements. These safety zones extend to waters 50 yards ahead of these vessels and 50 yards abeam and astern of these vessels. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities relating to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of the safety zones.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: 2012-30402
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule governing the Freeport Drawbridge, mile 46.0, over the Sacramento River. The bridge owner proposed to change the ``on demand'' bridge opening hours and dates, due to a documented decrease in drawbridge openings compared to other nearby bridges. The change is to address the issue of misalignment between drawbridge staffing and actual drawbridge operation, resulting in unnecessary staffing of the drawbridge during periods of navigational inactivity.
Safety Zone for Recovery Operations for East Jefferson Street Train Derailment, Mantua Creek; Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: 2012-30400
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone one mile north and one mile south of the East Jefferson Street Railroad Bridge, Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, New Jersey, due to a train derailment resulting in the release of hazardous materials into Mantua Creek and the surrounding air. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Mantua Creek. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with an ongoing recovery operation to remove the derailed train cars and address hazardous material release.
Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment Vessels, Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Document Number: 2012-30298
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around all inbound and outbound grain-shipment vessels involved in commerce with the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, and the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA while they are located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. This safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of the vessel and 200 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. This safety zone is being established to ensure that protest activities relating to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of the safety zone.
Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants With Anti-Tachycardia Devices or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Document Number: 2012-30296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On September 7, 2012, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed policy change and request for comments regarding criteria for granting medical waivers to mariners who have anti-tachycardia devices or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The public comment period for the notice expired on October 9, 2012. In today's action, the Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period to provide additional time for interested parties to submit comments.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2012-30286
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Norfolk Southern V2.8 Railroad Bridge across the Elizabeth River (Eastern Branch), mile 2.7, at Norfolk, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate replacing bearings on the Norfolk Southern V2.8 Railroad Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position on specific dates and times.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-30279
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-17
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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0089, National Recreational Boating Survey. 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; S99 Alford Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project, Mystic River, MA
Document Number: 2012-30005
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reinstating a regulated navigation area (RNA) that was promulgated to protect the public against hazardous conditions created by repair work on the S99 Alford Street Bridge across the Mystic River between Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts. The original RNA terminates on November 30, 2012 and must be reinstated because repair work is continuing beyond that date. This rule promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Dundalk, MD
Document Number: 2012-30001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning the proposed change to regulations governing the operation of the Baltimore County highway bridge at Wise Avenue across Bear Creek, mile 3.4, between Dundalk and Sparrows Point, MD. The proposed change would have altered the current four hour advance notice requirement for a bridge opening to a 48-hour advance notice for a bridge opening.
Safety Zone: Gilmerton Bridge Center Span Float-in, Elizabeth River; Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2012-29828
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Chesapeake, VA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Gilmerton Bridge Center Span Float- in and bridge construction of span placement. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the float-in and span placement.
Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA; Correction
Document Number: 2012-29751
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On July 17, 2012, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a temporary final rule establishing a special local regulation for sailing events scheduled to occur on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Inadvertently, this rule included errors in four navigational coordinates of the transit zone established for the 2013 America's Cup events. This document corrects those erroneous coordinates.
Adding International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to List of Certificates a Recognized Classification Society May Issue
Document Number: 2012-29749
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its Vessel Inspection Alternatives regulations to add the International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to the list of certificates that a recognized classification society may issue on behalf of the Coast Guard. We are making this change because Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978, has been amended to address energy efficiency for ships, and these amendments call for the issuance of IEE Certificates starting January 1, 2013. This rule will enable recognized classification societies to apply to the Coast Guard to issue IEE Certificates to vessel owners and help to ensure that the demand for IEE Certificates is met.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2012-29595
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations during the Mission Bay Parade of Lights, on the waters of Mission Bay, San Diego, California from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 08 December 2012. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this special local regulation unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2012-29594
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations during the San Diego Parade of Lights, held on December 09 and December 16, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the San Diego Bay. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the regatta, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition Project; Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, IN
Document Number: 2012-29593
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Indiana Harbor Canal in East Chicago, Indiana. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Indiana Harbor Canal due to the demolition Project on the Cline Avenue Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition project.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mile 359.4, Missouri River, Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 2012-29444
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Harry S. Truman Railroad Drawbridge across the Missouri River, mile 359.4, at Kansas City, Missouri. The deviation is necessary to allow the replacement of 64 counterweight cables that facilitate movement of the lift span. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position while the counterweight cables are replaced.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alternate Route), Dismal Swamp Canal, South Mills, NC
Document Number: 2012-29443
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-06
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 Great Dismal Swamp Canal Bridge, at mile 28.0, over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alternate Route), Dismal Swamp Canal, South Mills, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span and is necessary in order to facilitate the structural repair of the bridge.
Safety Zone; Overhead Cable Replacement, Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2012-29187
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone on the waters of Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio, from 8:30 a.m. on November 27, 2012 until 6:30 p.m. on December 7, 2012. This safety zone will encompass all waters of Maumee River starting from the CSX Railroad Bridge at River Mile Marker 1.07 and ending 700 feet downriver from the CSX Railroad Bridge. This temporary Safety Zone is necessary to protect persons operating in the area.
Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Republic of Indonesia
Document Number: 2012-29146
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Indonesia.
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Electrical Equipment Certification Guidance
Document Number: 2012-29138
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is providing guidance regarding electrical equipment installed in hazardous areas on foreign-flagged Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) that have never operated, but intend to operate, on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Chapter 6 of the 2009 version of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (2009 IMO MODU Code) sets forth standards for testing and certifying electrical equipment installations on MODUs. The Coast Guard is considering issuing a rule that will implement Chapter 6 of the 2009 IMO MODU Code and that will be applicable to foreign-flagged MODUs that have never operated, but intend to operate, on the U.S. OCS. In the interim, the Coast Guard recommends that owners and operators of foreign-flagged MODUs that have never operated, but intend to operate on the U.S. OCS, voluntarily comply with Chapter 6 of the 2009 IMO MODU Code.
Special Local Regulation; Kelley's Island Swim, Lake Erie; Kelley's Island, Lakeside, OH
Document Number: 2012-29134
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations in 33 CFR part 100 by adding a Special Local Regulation within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This regulation is intended to regulate vessel movement in portions of Lake Erie during the annual Kelley's Island Swim. This special local regulated area is necessary to protect swimmers from vessel traffic.
Updates to Voluntary Consensus Standards Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2012-28286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Many of the Coast Guard's regulations incorporate industry standards. The Coast Guard is reviewing these regulations to determine whether they contain outdated standards and, if so, whether and how these regulations should be updated to incorporate more current standards. We request comments from the public on which current industry standards should be incorporated, which currently incorporated standards are outdated, and how the Coast Guard should ensure incorporated standards are kept current.
Reconsideration of Letters of Recommendation for Waterfront Facilities Handling LNG and LHG
Document Number: 2012-28794
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule clarifies the role and purpose of the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) issued by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port regarding the suitability of a waterway for liquefied natural gas (LNG) or liquefied hazardous gas (LHG) marine traffic. It also establishes a separate process for reconsideration of LORs by the Coast Guard. The process applies only to LORs issued after the effective date of the rule.
Safety Zone; Bay Bridge Construction, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-28792
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Yerba Buena Island, CA in support of the Bay Bridge Construction Safety Zone from November 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013. This safety zone is being established to protect mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with over-head construction operations. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Security Zone, Potomac and Anacostia Rivers; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2012-28790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This action is a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to the Coast Guard's October 24, 2012, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to establish a security zone during activities associated with the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC from January 15, 2013 through January 24, 2013 (77 FR 64943). This supplemental proposal extends the southern boundary of the proposed security zone. 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. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers during the event.
Special Local Regulations; 2012 Holiday Boat Parades, Captain of the Port Miami Zone; FL
Document Number: 2012-28696
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing five special local regulations during the month of December for holiday boat parades which are scheduled to occur on the navigable waterways in vicinities of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Miami, Florida. These special local regulations are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with marine parades. The special local regulations consist of a series of moving zones, to include buffer areas, around participant vessels as they transit the navigable waters of the United States during these events. 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 regulated areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-28695
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0071, Boat Owner's Report, Possible Safety Defect. Our ICR describes 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; Bridge Demolition Project; Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, IN
Document Number: 2012-28693
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Indiana Harbor Canal in East Chicago, Indiana. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Indiana Harbor Canal due to the demolition Project on the Cline Avenue Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition project.
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: 2012-28560
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
As part of its January 2011 report on a Coast Guard investigation into the citizenship of owners of a publicly traded company, the National Vessel Documentation Center recommended requesting comments and information on the various measures that publicly traded companies employ to comply with the statutory requirement that at least 75 percent of the ownership of companies that operate vessels engaged in the coastwise trade be vested in U.S. citizens. On November 3, 2011, the Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register seeking those comments and that information. The Coast Guard read the written submissions and listened to oral comments generated by that notice and issues today's notice to inform industry and the public on how the Coast Guard plans to exercise its discretion in enforcing the referenced U.S. citizen ownership requirement.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-28559
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on December 11 through 13, 2012, in Washington, DC, to discuss marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. The meetings will be open to the public.