Coast Guard April 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Federally Integrated Communications System
Document Number: 2012-10320
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-30
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 General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc. to lab demonstrate, field test, evaluate, and document at least one technical approach to show interoperability, with end-to-end encryption, for disparate Federal communications systems at the Internet Protocol level. The Coast Guard invites public comment on the proposed CRADA, and also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-10316
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during various periods from July 4, 2012 through July 28, 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. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various 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.
Safety Zones; TriMet Bridge Project, Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-10261
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones encompassing the work trestles and construction cranes involved in the construction of the TriMet Bridge on the Willamette River, in Portland, OR. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of recreational vessels and commercial vessels transiting in close proximity to cranes and overhead work associated with this construction project. These safety zones replace the prior safety zones established for the TriMet Bridge construction site and are more focused in nature than the previous safety zone. During the enforcement period, all vessels will be required to transit the area at a safe distance from the work being conducted.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District, Ocean City Maryland Offshore Grand Prix, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2012-10258
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period for a special local regulation for one recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District, specifically, the ``Ocean City Maryland Offshore Grand Prix,'' hydroplane races on the North Atlantic Ocean near Ocean City, Maryland. The event consists of approximately 50 V- hull and twin-hull inboard hydroplanes racing in heats counter- clockwise around an oval race course, this regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the North Atlantic Ocean near Ocean City, Maryland during the event.
Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta, Trenton Channel; Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2012-10256
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, Wyandotte, Michigan. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta. This special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Trenton Channel. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulation; Galveston Bay, Kemah, TX
Document Number: 2012-10255
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation in Galveston Bay in the vicinity of Kemah, Texas. This temporary special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of swimmers participating in the Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon. All vessels will be prohibited from transiting in or near the area except as specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Hebda Cup Rowing Regatta, Trenton Channel; Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2012-10254
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, Wyandotte, Michigan. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Hebda Cup Rowing Regatta. This special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Trenton Channel. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, National Harbor Access Channel, MD
Document Number: 2012-10252
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Swim Across the Potomac River'' swimming competition, to be held on the waters of the Potomac River on July 8, 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 Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-10186
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Beat the Bridge charity foot race scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 2012. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Safety Zone; Crowley Barge 750-2, Bayou Casotte, Pascagoula, MS
Document Number: 2012-10215
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the specified waters of Bayou Casotte, Pascagoula, Mississippi. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during the launch of the Crowley Barge 750-2, particularly small craft in the area that risk being swamped. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Jet Express Triathlon, Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie, Lakeside, OH
Document Number: 2012-10021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of Lake Erie in the vicinity of East Harbor State Park, OH, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on September 9, 2012. This proposed safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Erie during the Jet Express Triathlon. This proposed safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with triathlon event.
Safety Zone; Magothy River, Sillery Bay, MD
Document Number: 2012-10020
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-9889
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) will meet on June 7, 2012, in Washington, District of Columbia. The meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zone; Passenger Vessel SAFARI EXPLORER Arrival/Departure, Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai, HI
Document Number: 2012-9718
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for the temporary interim rule that established a temporary security zone for Kaunakakai Harbor, including the entrance channel and offshore area adjacent to the channel's entrance during the arrival and departure of the Passenger Vessel Safari Explorer in Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai, Hawaii. The effective period for this temporary security zone began on January 19, 2012 and ends on May 15, 2012. The Coast Guard held informal public meetings regarding the interim rule. Following the public meetings, the Coast Guard prepared a written synopsis of the public comments received at the public meetings. This synopsis may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2011- 1159. During this additional comment period, the Coast Guard invites comments on how the temporary interim rule can be improved.
Special Local Regulations; ODBA Draggin on the Waccamaw, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Bucksport, SC
Document Number: 2012-9647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina during the ODBA Draggin on the Waccamaw, a series of high- speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 23, 2012, and Sunday, June 24, 2012. Approximately 40 high-speed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters of the United States during the event. These special local regulations would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the races would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the restricted area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2012-9733
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance of the train signaling system scheduled for April 30, 2012. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for the duration of the maintenance activity.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mile 359.4, Missouri River, Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 2012-9732
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-23
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 eight wire rope lifting cables that operate the lift span. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position while the lift cables are replaced.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-9648
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
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 a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0033, Display of Fire Control Plans for Vessels and 1625-0047, Plan Approval and Records for Vital System Automation. 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 and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2012-9519
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating special local regulations and permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Northern New England Zone for annual recurring marine events. When these special local regulations or safety zones are activated, and subject to enforcement, this rule will restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The revised special local regulations and safety zones will expedite 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: 2012-9518
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2012-9363
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on specified dates and times. 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 (COTP).
Special Local Regulation; Smokin The Lake; Gulfport Lake; Gulfport, MS
Document Number: 2012-9389
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for a portion of Gulfport Lake in Gulfport, MS. This action is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Smokin The Lake high speed boat races on May 5 and 6, 2012. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the regatta patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District, Smoking the Sound; Biloxi Ship Channel; Biloxi, MS
Document Number: 2012-9381
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Smoking the Sound boat races in the Biloxi Ship Channel, Biloxi, MS from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on April 28 and April 29, 2012. This action is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Smoking the Sound boat races. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the regulated area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or the designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
National Maritime Week Tugboat Races, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-9380
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the annual National Maritime Week Tugboat Races in Elliott Bay, WA from 12 p.m. through 4:30 p.m. on May 12, 2012. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators from the inherent dangers associated with these types of races which includes large wakes. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area except for participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered with the event organizer, and personnel or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District, Dauphin Island Race; Mobile Bay; Mobile, AL
Document Number: 2012-9377
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Dauphin Island Race in the Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on April 28, 2012. This action is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Dauphin Island Race. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the regulated area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or the designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Special Local Regulation; Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Race; Black Warrior River; Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2012-9375
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for a portion of the Black Warrior River, from mile 340.5 to mile 341.0, Tuscaloosa, AL. This action is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Jr. League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the regatta patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Lowcountry Splash Open Water Swim, Wando River and Cooper River, Mount Pleasant, SC
Document Number: 2012-9373
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of the Wando River and Cooper River in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina during the Lowcountry Splash, a 2.4 mile open water swim. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Approximately 600 people are expected to participate in the swim. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulations establish a series of moving buffer zones, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the open water swim, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District, Blessing of the Fleet; Bayou La Batre; Bayou La Batre, AL
Document Number: 2012-9361
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Blessing of the Fleet in Bayou La Batre, AL from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on May 6, 2012. This action is necessary for the safety of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Blessing of the Fleet, Bayou La Batre. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the regulated area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or the designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-9070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft environmental assessment of the temporary special local regulation and temporary safety zone proposed 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. We request your comments on this draft environmental assessment.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lafourche Bayou, LA
Document Number: 2012-9074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes changing the regulation governing six bridges across Bayou Lafourche, south of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW). Currently, these bridges remain closed to navigation at various times on weekdays during the school year. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), in conjunction with the Lafourche Parish Council, would like to change the beginning date of the regulation to coincide with the change in the beginning of the school year. All other aspects of the regulation will remain the same. These changes will alleviate any confusion that the bridge tenders and mariners may have as to the bridge schedule now that the school year begins earlier than the regulation effective date.
Safety Zone; Swim Events in the Captain of the Port New York Zone; Hudson River, East River, Upper New York Bay, Lower New York Bay; New York, NY
Document Number: 2012-9064
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish seven temporary safety zones for swim events within the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone. These proposed zones will be established on the navigable waters of the Hudson River, East River, Upper New York Bay and Lower New York Bay. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these events. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zones unless authorized by the COTP New York or the designated representative.
Safety Zone; 2012 Ocean City Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2012-9061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Ocean City, MD. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the 2012 Ocean City Air Show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY
Document Number: 2012-9056
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Atlantic Beach Bridge, mile 0.4, across Reynolds Channel at Lawrence, New York. The owner of the bridge has requested a temporary change to the regulations to facilitate major rehabilitation at the bridge. It is expected that this temporary change to the regulations will help facilitate the bridge rehabilitation. This interim rule is intended to better meet the present needs of navigation by allowing the bridge rehabilitation repairs to continue on schedule while providing the public the opportunity to submit comments.
Safety Zone; Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2012-9050
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone extending out approximately 3,000 feet from the South shores of Lake Pontchartrain adjacent to the East bank of the Lakefront Airport runways. This 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. The Air Show includes a 12,000' x 3,000' aerobatic display area and requires the surface of the water to be sterile of non-participants.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-9008
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-16
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 approval for the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, Coast Guard Exchange System Scholarship Application. 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; Fireworks, Hudson River, Rhinecliff, NY
Document Number: 2012-9007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Rhinecliff, NY for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of the Hudson River before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Special Anchorage Regulations, Newport Bay Harbor, CA
Document Number: 2012-9006
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is expanding the boundaries of the special anchorage areas in Newport Bay Harbor, California, to encompass and replace temporary anchorage grounds C-1 and C-2, and anchorage ground C-3. This rule realigns anchorage boundaries to reflect the way the harbor currently is used.
Seagoing Barges
Document Number: 2012-9047
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its correction published on March 29, 2012, to a direct final rule published on December 14, 2011 and withdrawn on April 6, 2012. The correction was published to correct an inadvertent transposition in the titles of two tables in our amendatory instructions and to publish vessel inspection tables in their entirety so that the format of the tables would be consistent with current Federal Register format requirements. The direct final rule was withdrawn on April 6, 2012, because we received two adverse comments and the direct final rule will not become effective as scheduled. Therefore, we must also withdraw the vessel inspection tables published as part of the correction because they are not consistent with the current regulatory text.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett and Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2012-8966
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the SR 529 Bridge across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA. and the SR 529 Bridge across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1, near Marysville, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Total Health Events Heros Half Marathon scheduled for April 29, 2012. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-8965
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing four separate security zones on both the waters and waterfront area of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago River. These temporary security zones are intended to restrict vessels, regardless of the mode of propulsion, and people from certain land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and the Chicago River during the NATO Summit and associated events, which will be held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through May 24, 2012. These security zones are necessary to protect visiting government officials and dignitaries from the potential dangers associated with a large scale, international political event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oregon Slough, Hayden Island, OR
Document Number: 2012-8875
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across Oregon Slough, mile 3.2, at Hayden Island, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance of the train signaling system scheduled for April 30, 2012. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for the duration of the maintenance activity.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2012-8874
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
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 that span across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: The East Sunrise Boulevard (SR 838) Bridge, mile 1062.6; and the East Las Olas Bridge, mile 1064. The deviations are necessary due to the high volume of vessel and vehicle traffic anticipated during the Lauderdale Air Show. With the exception of opening for passage of public vessels of the United States, vessels in distress, and tugs with tows, the bridges will not open in the evening during during the Lauderdale Air Show.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-8873
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs 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 Capitol City Classic run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the event.
Safety Zone; Temporary Change for Air and Water Shows Within the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2012-8753
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement periods of three permanent safety zone regulations for recurring air and water shows that occur within the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. These regulations apply to only the enforcement periods of three recurring Air and Water Shows. These safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these potentially dangerous events. This action is intended to notify the public about the temporary changes to the published enforcement periods for these three events.
Safety Zone; Marina Salvage, Bellingham Bay, Bellingham, WA
Document Number: 2012-8876
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in and around the Squalicum Harbor Marina, located in Bellingham, WA. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and the on-scene law enforcement, and salvage vessels by preventing contact with associated debris, and sunken vessels, and will do so by prohibiting vessels from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-8826
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-12
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 approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0035, Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, Engineering and Navigation Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices (33 CFR part 159). Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard requests an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0079, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1995 and 1997 Amendments to the International Convention. 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; Saginaw River, Bay City, MI
Document Number: 2012-8821
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the drawbridge opening schedule for the Lake State Railway Bridge at mile 3.10, the Independence Bridge at mile 3.88, the Canadian National Railway Bridge at mile 4.94, the Liberty Street Bridge at mile 4.99, the Veterans Memorial Bridge at mile 5.60, and the Lafayette Street Bridge at mile 6.78, all over the Saginaw River at Bay City, MI. The previous regulation was confusing, outdated, and unnecessarily restrictive for both commercial and recreational vessels. The revised regulation will simplify the regulatory language, increase access through the drawbridges for all vessels, and provide for the reasonable needs of all traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Document Number: 2012-8813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a drawbridge operating schedule for the Maple-Oregon and Michigan Street Bridges across the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, at miles 4.17 and 4.3, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The establishment of this schedule is necessary due to the construction of the Maple-Oregon Street Bridge and the completed rehabilitation of the Michigan Street Bridge. The proposed regulation also confirms the winter drawbridge schedules for all three drawbridges over Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, including the two bridges above and the Bayview Bridge at mile 3.0.
Safety Zone; International Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration Fireworks, St Mary's River, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Document Number: 2012-8808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie zone. This proposed safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from certain portions of water areas within Sector Sault Sainte Marie Captain of the Port zone, as defined by 33 CFR 3.45-45. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Sunken Vessel, Puget Sound, Everett, WA
Document Number: 2012-8757
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the Vigor Marine Dry Dock, located in Everett, WA. This action is necessary to prevent maritime traffic from colliding with a sunken dry dock and associated debris, and to ensure the safety of the salvage crews on scene. It will do so by prohibiting vessels from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.