Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events and Safety Zones; Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival; Santa Rosa Sound; Ft. Walton Beach, FL
The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation and a Safety Zone for the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival in the Santa Rosa Sound, Ft. Walton Beach, FL on June 1 and June 2, 2012. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival. 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 a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Charleston Zone, SC
The Coast Guard is establishing five temporary safety zones during Fourth of July Fireworks Displays on certain navigable waterways in Hilton Head Island, Mount Pleasant, Murrells Inlet, North Charleston, and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
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 to the following collection of information: 1625-0095, Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard requests approval of a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0099, Requirements for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Compressed Natural Gas as Cooking Fuel on Passenger Vessels and 1625-0103, Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the United States. 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.
Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Documents (MMDs)
The Coast Guard is finalizing one section of regulations previously published as an interim rule on January 6, 2004. The interim rule was published to enhance the application procedures for the Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation program, which were necessary to improve maritime safety and promote the national security interest of the United States, but was never published as a final rule. The Coast Guard is finalizing the one remaining section of the interim rule that has remained unfinalized, which is a statement of the purpose of the rules in this part.
Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Licenses and Certificates of Registry (MMLs)
The Coast Guard is finalizing regulations previously published as an interim rule on January 13, 2006. The interim rule was published to amend the maritime personnel licensing rules to include new security requirements when mariners apply for original, renewal, and raise-of- grade licenses and certificates of registry, but was never published as a final rule. The Coast Guard is finalizing the one remaining section of the interim rule that has remained unfinalized, which is the definition of a dangerous drug.