Coast Guard May 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Newport High School Graduation Fireworks, Newport, OR
Document Number: 2012-11239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, OR, for a local fireworks event. The safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public during the display and would do so by prohibiting persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River or his designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-11238
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0046, Certificates of Financial Responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA
Document Number: 2012-11198
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
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 Company swing span bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to perform scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours.
Safety Zone; Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: 2012-11196
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Virginia Beach, VA to support the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Virginia Beach Air Show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Atlantic Ocean to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ
Document Number: 2012-11195
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position for four days to facilitate mechanical maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Safety Zone; Baltimore Air Show, Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2012-11193
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone during the ``Baltimore Air Show'', which consists of aerial practices, performance demonstrations and air shows, to be held over certain waters of the Patapsco River adjacent to the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland from June 14, 2012 through June 17, 2012. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River during the event.
Safety Zone; Rocketts Red Glare Fireworks, Ancarrows Landing Park, James River, Richmond, VA
Document Number: 2012-11191
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 420-foot radius safety zone on the navigable waters of James River in Richmond, VA in support of the Rocketts Red Glare Fireworks event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Rocketts Red Glare Fireworks show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners and spectators from the hazards associated with aerial fireworks displays.
Safety Zone, Temporary Change for Recurring Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks Displays; Northwest Harbor (East Channel) and Tred Avon River, MD
Document Number: 2012-11140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary change to the enforcement periods and regulated areas of safety zone regulations for two recurring fireworks displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to a recurring fireworks display events that take place at Baltimore, MD and Oxford, MD. Safety zone regulations are 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 Northwest Harbor (East Channel), Patapsco River, and Tred Avon River during the event.
Safety Zone, Naval Helicopter Association Reunion Helicopter Demonstration, Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2012-11139
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Elizabeth River in the vicinity of Norfolk, VA to support the Naval Helicopter Association Reunion Helicopter Demonstration. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Naval Helicopter Association Reunion Helicopter Demonstration. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Elizabeth River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Safety Zone, Temporary Change for Recurring Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks Displays, Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club Independence Day Fireworks Display, Broad Bay Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: 2012-11138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary change to the enforcement period of a safety zone regulation for one recurring firework display within the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation refers to the firework display event that takes place on the navigable waters of Broad Bay in Virginia Beach, VA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club Independence Day Fireworks Display. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with firework displays.
Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI
Document Number: 2012-11137
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the biennial Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012. 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 on-scene patrol commander.
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulations
Document Number: 2012-11016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rule would amend the inland waterways navigation regulations. Specifically, this rule proposes to redefine the geographical points which currently demarcate an area of the Detroit River in which certain vessels are restricted to speeds not greater than 12 statute miles per hour (10.4 knots).
Safety Zone; Coast Guard Exercise, Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2012-10885
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around vessels involved in a Coast Guard Ready for Operations exercise in Hood Canal, WA that will take place between May 08, 2012 and May 10, 2012. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during the exercise and will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his Designated Representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-10751
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
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 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. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-10750
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the May 2012 running of Portland's Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Dynamic Positioning Guidance
Document Number: 2012-10669
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On December 29, 2011, the Coast Guard published a notice of availability and request for comments regarding a draft policy letter on Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems, Emergency Disconnect Systems, Blowout Preventers, and related training and emergency procedures on a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit. We received comments both as submissions to the docket and at a public meeting held on February 9, 2012, at Coast Guard Headquarters. Based on the comments received, the Coast Guard intends to adjust the scope of the policy described in that notice. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to recommend interim voluntary DP system guidance and recommend DP incident reporting criteria.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-10668
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of May 1, 2012, a notice announcing a National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) partially closed public meeting on May 15-16, 2012, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This notice corrects that previous notice to add an explanation for why 15-days advance notice was not given.
Safety Zone; 2012 Memorial Day Tribute Fireworks, Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, Michigan
Document Number: 2012-10624
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Charlevoix near Boyne City, Michigan. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Charlevoix due to a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: 2012-10601
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
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 Amtrak Railroad Bridge across the Niantic River, mile 0.0, at Niantic, Connecticut. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 20 nights to facilitate completion of work on machinery and the lift span.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Manchester Harbor, Manchester, MA
Document Number: 2012-10600
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
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 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Bridge across Manchester Harbor, mile 1.0, at Manchester, Massachusetts. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate timber replacement.
Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-10549
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document corrects the preamble of the Temporary Final Rule (TFR) published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2012. In the preamble, the Coast Guard stated that no comments were received regarding the proposed rule (77 FR 13232) that would establish four separate security zones in the Chicago Harbor and Chicago River during the NATO Summit. This statement is incorrect. The Coast Guard received one comment.