Coast Guard January 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev 6); Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
Document Number: 2012-1908
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the release of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6 (Rev 6). This Directive only applies to U.S.- flagged vessels subject to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) on international voyages through or in designated high risk waters, and provides additional counter-piracy guidance and mandatory measures for these vessels operating in these areas where acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships are prevalent. MARSEC Directive 104-6 (Rev 6) also includes an annex that provides specific direction for vessels operating around the Horn of Africa. Although MARSEC Directives are designated Sensitive Security Information (SSI) and are not subject to public release, a non-SSI version of this directive is available.
Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-1907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to adopt a temporary special local regulation and temporary safety zone for those portions of the ``America's Cup World Series,'' the ``Louis Vuitton Cup'' challenger selection series, and the ``America's Cup Finals Match'' sailing regattas that may be conducted in 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 between August and September 2012 and between July and September 2013. These regulations would be necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after any regattas that may occur. The proposed regulation would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the San Francisco Bay, prohibit vessels not participating in the America's Cup sailing events from entering the designated race area, and create a temporary safety zone around racing vessels.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2012-1878
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources insofar as they relate to matters within Coast Guard jurisdiction.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-1729
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued temporary deviations from the regulations governing the operation of the following two bridges in Miami, Florida: The Venetian Causeway Bridge (West), mile 1088.6, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; and the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East), across Biscayne Bay. The deviations are necessary due to the high volume of vessel and vehicle traffic anticipated because of the Miami International Boat Show. These deviations will result in the bridges only opening to navigation on the hour and half-hour before, during, and after the Miami International Boat Show.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Accounting of
Document Number: 2012-1539
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made $5 million per year available to the Secretary of Homeland Security for payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended, and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. In this notice, we have specified the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2011, as of September 30, 2011.
Safety Zone; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Mile Marker 35.2 to Mile Marker 35.5, Larose, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: 2012-1536
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the specified waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Larose, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. This temporary safety Zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to the installation of a new sheetpile floodwall on the waterward side of the existing Larose floodwall and construction of a new rip-rap barge impact barrier on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway side of the new floodwall.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Boudreaux Canal, Chauvin, LA
Document Number: 2012-1442
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
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 State Route 56 swing bridge across Boudreaux Canal, mile 0.1, near Chauvin, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to perform structural repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for 30 days during March and April 2012.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2012-1441
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
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 Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Quad Cities Heart Walk to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to- navigation position for two hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: 2012-1440
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking comments and information on how best to address a proposal to change the operating regulation for the Freeport Drawbridge, mile 46.0, over the Sacramento River. The bridge owner has proposed to change the 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., summer time ``on demand'' bridge opening hours to a new timeframe between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and to extend the annual winter operating schedule to include the month of October, due to a documented decrease in drawbridge openings compared to other nearby bridges. The proposed change is to address the issue of misalignment between drawbridge staffing and actual usage of the drawbridge that currently appears to be resulting in unnecessary staffing of the drawbridge during periods of navigational inactivity. In addressing this issue, the Coast Guard will continue to ensure the reasonable needs of navigation and maritime users are met. We will use your comments to help determine the best means to resolve this issue.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-1439
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-25
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, also known as the St Johns RR Bridge, across the Willamette River, mile 6.9, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to facilitate track maintenance involving welding on the movable section of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities.
Security Zone; Choptank River and Cambridge Channel, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2012-1172
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Choptank River and Cambridge Channel 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.
Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment Vessels, Columbia and Snake Rivers
Document Number: 2012-1171
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-23
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 Export Grain Terminal, Longview, WA, while they are located on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. This safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of these vessels and 200 yards abeam and astern of these vessels. This safety zone is being implemented to ensure that protest activities associated with the opening of the Export Grain Terminal to maritime traffic does not prevent safe navigation of grain shipment vessels and other vessels using the waterway during grain-shipment vessel transits to and from the terminal.
Safety Zone; Export Grain Terminal (EGT), Columbia River, Longview, WA
Document Number: 2012-1170
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the Export Grain Terminal located on the Columbia River in Longview, WA. This safety zone extends to waters of the Columbia River approximately between the navigable channel and the Export Grain Terminal in Longview, WA. This safety zone is being implemented to ensure that protest activities associated with the opening of the Export Grain Terminal to maritime traffic does not result in hazardous navigation conditions in the area of the terminal's piers and wharves.
Revision to Chemical Testing Regulations for Mariners and Marine Employers
Document Number: 2012-1156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering revising the regulations governing chemical (drug and alcohol) testing of mariners. In support of that effort, we would like input from mariners, marine employers, service agents, and substance abuse professionals on a number of questions relating to the administration of chemical testing programs for mariners by mariner employers.
Extension of Public Comment Period; 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: 2012-1032
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On November 3, 2011, the Coast Guard published a Notice and Request for Comments regarding the mechanisms of compliance with United States citizenship requirements for the ownership of vessels eligible to engage in restricted trades by publicly traded companies. In that notice, the public comment period was set to expire on February 1, 2012. In today's action, the Coast Guard is providing notice that the public comment period is extended until April 2, 2012. This extension will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the relevant compliance mechanisms employed by companies with a wide variety of complex organizational structures and trading practices.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2012-916
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the list of special local regulations established for recurring marine events at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This rule revises 33 CFR 100.501 by adding 6 new annual recurring marine events and modifying event date(s) for 12 previously established locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This rule also deletes 4 previously listed marine events and corresponding regulated areas that no longer occur. These regulations will apply to all events listed in the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, power boat races and marine parades. Special local regulations are established to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events, reduce the Coast Guard's administrative workload and expedite public notification of events. Entry into or movement within these proposed regulated areas during the enforcement periods is prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port.
Draft Guidance Regarding Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program
Document Number: 2012-1004
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) that sets forth the Coast Guard's policies and procedures regarding the inspection and certification of vessels under the Maritime Security Program (MSP). The draft NVIC provides a comprehensive approach to the MSP inspection process through the establishment of two levels of MSP inspection and oversight. This notice solicits public comment on the impacts that the policies and procedures contained in this draft NVIC would have on applicable vessels and other affected parties.
Security Zone; 24th Annual North American International Auto Show, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2012-787
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This 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 24th Annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is being held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI. Vessels and persons may not enter this security zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Detroit or the COTP on-scene representative.
Security Zone; Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2012-786
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River and Anacostia River 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.
Special Local Regulation; HITS Triathlon; Corpus Christi Bayfront, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2012-785
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local Regulation in the Corpus Christi Bayfront area within the Corpus Christi, TX Captain of the Port Zone. This Special Local Regulation will restrict vessels from portions of the Corpus Christi Bayfront area during the HITS Triathlon on February 18th and 19th, 2012. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of HITS Triathlon participants and protect them from the hazard of vessel traffic in the area.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2012-784
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the swim segment of the ``TriRock Triathlon Series'', a marine event to be held on the waters of Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor on May 12, 2012. 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 Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor during the event.
Safety Zone; Ice Rescue Exercise; Green Bay, Dyckesville, WI
Document Number: 2012-616
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Green Bay near Dyckesville, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels and persons from a portion of Green Bay due to a large scale ice rescue exercise that will involve multiple State and Federal agencies. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the ice rescue exercise.
Security Zone; Passenger Vessel SAFARI EXPLORER Arrival/Departure, Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai, HI
Document Number: 2012-549
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai including the entrance channel and offshore area adjacent to the channel's entrance. The establishment of this security zone is necessary to enable the Coast Guard and its law enforcement partners to protect people, vessels, and facilities in and around Kaunakakai Harbor during potential non-compliant protests involving the passenger vessel SAFARI EXPLORER to its intended berth in the harbor. Entry into the temporary security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Honolulu, or her designated representatives.
Safety Zone; Matlacha Bridge Construction, Matlacha Pass, Matlacha, FL
Document Number: 2012-403
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Matlacha Pass in the vicinity of the Matlacha Bridge in Matlacha, Florida. The safety zone will be enforced during construction of the Matlacha Bridge from Thursday, December 15, 2011 until Sunday, January 15, 2012. The safety zone is necessary to protect life and property on navigable waters of the United States during the Matlacha Bridge construction. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-400
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-12
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 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. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-399
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will conduct an intercessional meeting to facilitate working group discussion of Task Statement 76, entitled ``Review of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria),'' and Task Statement 77, entitled ``Development of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).'' This meeting will be open to the public.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-402
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of January 9, 2012, a notice announcing a National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) public meeting on January 18-19, 2012, in Arlington, VA. This notice corrects that previous notice to add an explanation for why 15-days advance notice was not given.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Technology To Provide Wireless Precise Time; Alternatives to Global Positioning Systems
Document Number: 2012-307
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with UrsaNav, Inc., to research, evaluate, and document at least one alternative to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as a means of providing precise time. The alternative under consideration is a wireless technical approach for providing precise time using U.S. government facilities and frequency authorizations. The Coast Guard invites public comment on the proposed CRADA and also invites other non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider entry into similar CRADAs.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Camp Lejeune, NC
Document Number: 2012-237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) adjacent to Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, which encompasses the navigable waters of the AICW between Mile Hammock Bay and the Onslow Swing Bridge in support of military training operations on February 6th and 7th, 2012. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during this military training operation. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to protect mariners from the hazards associated with military training operations.
Regulated Navigation Area; Memorial Bridge Construction, Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2012-175
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River under and surrounding the Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME. This temporary interim rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during bridge demolition and replacement construction operations. This rule implements certain safety measures, including speed restrictions and the temporary suspension of vessel traffic during construction operations that could be hazardous to nearby vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2012-172
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-10
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 Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, mile 1.0, across the Northeast Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate structural, electrical and mechanical upgrades and repairs of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Islais Creek, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-171
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-10
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 Islais Creek, mile 0.4, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the City of San Francisco to make emergency electrical repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be secured in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, LA
Document Number: 2012-170
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-10
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 384 (Grand Lake) pontoon bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 231.4 West of Harvey Locks, at Grand Lake, Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow for the safe movement of the increased vehicular traffic crossing the bridge due to another bridge in the area being temporarily removed from service. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation during the morning and evening rush hours Monday through Saturday for three months.
Security Zones; Cruise Ships, San Pedro Bay, CA
Document Number: 2012-109
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending a security zone regulation for cruise ships visiting San Pedro Bay, California by providing a common description of all security zones 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 rule is necessary to provide for the safety of the cruise ship, vessels, and users of the waterway. Entry into these security zones will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Los Angeles Long Beach, or his designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Arthur Kill, NY and NJ
Document Number: 2012-108
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) in the navigable waters of the Arthur Kill in New York and New Jersey. The amendment allows the Coast Guard to suspend enforcement of some RNA requirements when they are found to be impracticable and unnecessary for the maintenance of safety.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2012-107
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC). This Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe transit of vessels and products through Galveston Bay, and to and from the Ports of Galveston, Houston, Texas City, and Galveston Bay.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-105
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet on January 18-19, 2012 in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Regulated Navigation Area; S99 Alford Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project, Mystic River, MA
Document Number: 2012-104
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Mystic River under and surrounding the S99 Alford Street Bridge which crosses the Mystic River between Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts. This temporary interim rule is intended to protect both vessels and construction workers by restricting vessel traffic during periods where the bridge is being repaired.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-51
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the S.R. 74 Bridge across the AIWW, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the structural repair of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY
Document Number: 2011-33832
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York. This temporary final rule is necessary to facilitate the completion of a major bridge rehabilitation project.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Corson Inlet, Stathmere, NJ
Document Number: 2011-33824
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-05
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 Corson Inlet Bridge (County Route 619), across Corson Inlet, mile 0.9 in Strathmere, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the steel railing. This deviation restricts operation of the draw span; no openings will be allowed during the course of the project, while the railings on the moveable span portion of the bridge are replaced.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2011-33819
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Florida East Coast automated railroad bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, in Jacksonville, Florida. The regulation is set forth in 33 CFR 117.325(b). The deviation is necessary to enable the bridge owner to repair the bridge. This deviation will result in the bridge remaining closed to navigation during extensive periods of daylight hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Paintersville, CA
Document Number: 2011-33769
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-05
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 Paintersville Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 33.4, at Paintersville, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow California Department of Transportation to paint and perform routine maintenance on the drawbridge. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double leaf bascule style drawbridge during the project.
Implementation of the 2010 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978-Hours of Rest and Security-Related Training
Document Number: 2011-33818
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-01-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces steps for implementing the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, (STCW) concerning hours of rest and security-related training requirements. Because the final rule implementing the 2010 amendments to the STCW will not be published before the 1 January 2012 entry into force date, there is a need to provide guidance on implementation of the amendments related to these requirements, which will impact U.S. vessels and seafarers beginning on 1 January 2012. This notice applies to all vessels subject to STCW under current regulations.