Coast Guard February 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-4607
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
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 Requests (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures. Due to a change to forms CG-2554 ``Privacy Aids to Navigation Application'' and CG-4143 ``Application for Class I Privacy Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures'', this Notice is being submitted as a revision. 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.
2012 Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2012-4453
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adjusting the rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes, which were last amended in February 2011. The adjustments establish new base rates and are made in accordance with a required full ratemaking procedure. They result in an average decrease of approximately 2.62 percent from the rates established in February 2011. This final rule promotes the Coast Guard's strategic goal of maritime safety.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-4450
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on March 13, 2012, and March 14, 2012, in Burlingame, CA, to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Lauderdale Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2012-4452
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Lauderdale Air Show. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 and Sunday, April 29, 2012. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of air show participants, participant aircraft, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2012-4397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor and Inner Harbor during the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION on May 25, 2012. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the tow of the vessel from its berth at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, to a point on the Patapsco River near the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and its return. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the event.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2012-4390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes amend its regulations requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This proposed rule is intended to amend the rules that restrict vessels from portions of water areas during events that pose a hazard to public safety. The safety zones amended or established by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with various maritime events.
Safety Zone; Magothy River, Sillery Bay, MD
Document Number: 2012-4389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in certain waters of the Magothy River, in Sillery Bay, Maryland. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property and the environment. This safety zone restricts the movement of vessels throughout the regulated area during The Bumper Bash, held annually on the fourth Saturday of July.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-4446
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will conduct an intercessional meeting so that a working group may discuss Task Statement 76, entitled ``Review of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).'' This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake Creek, Islamorada, FL
Document Number: 2012-4392
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-24
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 Snake Creek Bridge, mile 0.5, across Snake Creek, in Islamorada, Florida. The regulation is set forth in 33 CFR 117.331. The deviation is necessary due to the high volume of vehicle traffic anticipated during the Annual Nautical Flea Market, which will be held in Islamorada, Florida on February 25, 2012 and February 26, 2012. The deviation will result in the bridge only opening to navigation at the top of the hour from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily on February 25, 2012 and February 26, 2012. At all other times on February 25, 2012 and February 26, 2012, the bridge will open on demand.
Security Zone, East River and Bronx Kill; Randalls and Wards Islands, NY
Document Number: 2012-4270
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters of the East River and Bronx Kill, in the vicinity of Randalls and Wards Islands, New York. This security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States, members of his official party, and other senior government officials. The zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the East River and Bronx Kill when public officials are scheduled to arrive and depart the area. Persons or vessels may not enter this security zone without permission of the Captain of the Port New York (COTP) or the COTP's designated on- scene representative.
Revision of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines
Document Number: 2012-4021
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) is designed to facilitate the periodic testing of oil spill response plans of certain vessels and facilities. The Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and Department of the Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are working to revise the PREP Guidelines to reflect changes to regulations, agency reorganizations, and lessons learned from past preparedness activities and recent response activities. The PREP Guidelines were last revised in 2002. This notice solicits comments and suggestions for updating the PREP Guidelines.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; The Gut, South Bristol, ME
Document Number: 2012-4020
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-22
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 Gut Bridge, mile 0.2, across The Gut at South Bristol, Maine. The deviation is necessary to facilitate subsurface test boring at the bridge. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for two days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-4019
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-22
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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the 8th Annual Shamrock Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-4016
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-22
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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to conduct maintenance of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the maintenance period.
Safety Zone; Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2012-3870
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone in the vicinity of the South shores of Lake Pontchartrain adjacent to the East bank of the Lakefront Airport runways in New Orleans, Louisiana. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with high- speed aerobatic displays by the participants of the 1812 Blue Angels Air Show, during the War of 1812 Commemoration.
Lifesaving Equipment: Production Testing and Harmonization With International Standards
Document Number: 2012-3869
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the interim rule addressing lifesaving equipment to harmonize Coast Guard regulations for inflatable liferafts and inflatable buoyant apparatuses with recently adopted international standards affecting capacity requirements for such lifesaving equipment.
Safety Zone; 2012 Mavericks Invitational, Half Moon Bay, CA
Document Number: 2012-3868
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in support of the Mavericks Surf Competition. This temporary safety zone will establish a temporary safety zone in vicinity of Pillar Point in the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay, California. The regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in vicinity of Pillar Point and prohibit vessels not participating in the surfing event from entering the dedicated surfing area and the hazardous waters surrounding Pillar Point. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the surfing competition.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-3867
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
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 collection of information: 1625-0010, Defect/ Noncompliance Report and Campaign Update Report. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Kinnickinnic River Containment and Cleanup; Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2012-3866
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Kinnickinnic River due to the petroleum cleanup efforts. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the removal of petroleum product from this area of the Kinnickinnic River.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-3865
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0014, Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic Research Vessels and 1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States. 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.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound
Document Number: 2012-3734
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Blair Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6 a.m. on February 17, 2012, through 11:59 p.m. on February 21, 2012, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo in the navigable waters of Puget Sound and adjacent waters. During the enforcement period, this security zone will exclude persons and vessels from the immediate vicinity of these facilities during military cargo loading and unloading operations. In addition, the regulation establishes requirements for all vessels to obtain permission of the COTP or Designated Representative, including the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), to enter, move within, or exit this security zone when they are enforced. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless otherwise exempted or excluded or unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2012-3103
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). This Council advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oakland Inner Harbor, Oakland, CA
Document Number: 2012-3102
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-10
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 Fruitvale Avenue Drawbridge across Oakland Inner Harbor, mile 5.6, between the cities of Alameda and Oakland, Alameda County, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the County of Alameda Public Works Agency to perform seismic retrofitting on the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge owner to secure the drawspan in the closed- to-navigation position during the project.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Merrimack River, Amesbury, MA
Document Number: 2012-3101
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-10
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 1st Lt. Derek S. Hines Memorial Bridge, mile 5.8, across the Merrimack River at Amesbury (Newburyport), Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for four months.
Safety Zones; America's Cup World Series, East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI
Document Number: 2012-3085
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish two temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, during the America's Cup World Series sailing vessel racing event. This safety zone is intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with high-speed, high-performance sailing vessels competing in America's Cup-class races on the waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones during the effective period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England.
Special Local Regulations; Safety and Security Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2012-2899
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing, adding, and consolidating limited access areas in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. These limited access areas include special local regulations, permanent safety zones for annual recurring marine events and a permanent security zone. When these limited access areas are subject to enforcement, this rule 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 ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, Charles County, MD
Document Number: 2012-2939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Potomac River Sharkfest Swim'' amateur swim, a marine event to be held on the waters of the Potomac River on June 2, 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 Potomac River during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connecticut River, Old Lyme, CT
Document Number: 2012-2787
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-2676
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Christina River, Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2012-2789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hutchinson River (Eastchester Creek), Bronx, NY
Document Number: 2012-2783
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA
Document Number: 2012-2780
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ
Document Number: 2012-2778
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Sector Upper Mississippi River Area Maritime Security Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2012-2759
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Special Local Regulations; Savannah Tall Ships Challenge, Savannah River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2012-2739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-2675
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Anchorage Regulations; Newport, RI
Document Number: 2012-2549
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Special Anchorage Areas; Port of New York, NY
Document Number: 2012-2550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-2548
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Ocean Renewable Power Company, Tidal Energy Project, Cobscook Bay, ME
Document Number: 2012-2547
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Security Zones, Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2012-2388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2012-2387
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-2285
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2012-2284
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bear Creek, Dundalk, MD
Document Number: 2012-2283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security