Coast Guard May 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Kemah Boardwalk Summer Season Fireworks, Galveston Bay, Kemah, TX
Document Number: 2012-13160
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the specified waters in Galveston Bay in the vicinity of Kemah, Texas within a 1000' radius around a fireworks barge. The safety zone is necessary to aid in the safety of mariners viewing the Kemah Boardwalk Summer Season Fireworks. During periods of enforcement, entry into the zone will not be permitted except as specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston or a designated representative.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone
Document Number: 2012-13032
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for fireworks displays in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone from May 2012 through September 2012. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the crews onboard the vessels displaying the fireworks, the maritime public, and all other observers. During the enforcement period for each specific safety zone, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Columbia River or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN
Document Number: 2012-13033
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operation schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The deviation is necessary due to increased vehicular traffic after a local 4th of July fireworks display. The deviation allows the bridge to be in the closed-to-navigation position to clear increased vehicular traffic.
Safety Zone; Belle Pass Dredge Operations, Belle Pass, Mile Marker 1.0 to Mile Marker (−0.2), Port Fourchon, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: 2012-13031
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 500 foot temporary moving safety zone around the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge MISSOURI H, while it conducts dredging operations in specified waters of Belle Pass, Port Fourchon, Louisiana. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during dredging operations. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Morgan City or a designated representative.
Safety Zone for Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks Display Currituck Sound; Corolla, NC
Document Number: 2012-12972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement location of a safety zone for one specific recurring fireworks display in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to only one recurring fireworks event, held adjacent to the Currituck Sound, Corolla, North Carolina. The fireworks display previously originated from a barge but will this year originate from a location on land; the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Currituck Sound, Corolla, NC, during the event.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events and Safety Zones; Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival; Santa Rosa Sound; Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Document Number: 2012-12951
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-12875
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-12874
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-12872
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
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 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)
Document Number: 2012-12871
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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)
Document Number: 2012-12870
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Safety Zone, Temporary Change for Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, Pamlico River and Tar River; Washington, NC
Document Number: 2012-12727
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period and location of safety zone regulations for a recurring fireworks display within the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to two recurring fireworks display events that take place at Washington, NC. 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 a portion of the Pamlico River and Tar River near Washington, NC, during the event.
Security Zone; USS MISSISSIPPI Commissioning; Pascagoula Harbor & Pascagoula River; Pascagoula, MS
Document Number: 2012-12671
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for the arrival, commissioning, and departure of the USS MISSISSIPPI. This security zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature during the arrival, commissioning, and departure of the USS MISSISSIPPI. Entry into 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.
Special Local Regulations; Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound
Document Number: 2012-12563
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Safety Zones for fireworks displays and Special Local Regulations for swimming events in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the dates and times listed in the tables below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during these regattas, fireworks displays and swim events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-12596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period of one special local regulation for a recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District, specifically the ``Wilmington YMCA Triathlon'', locally known as the ``Beach 2 Battleship'', conducted on the waters of Wrightsville Channel near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event, which has been rescheduled from the last Saturday in October or the first or second Saturday in November to the third Saturday in October. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Wrightsville Channel during the swimming portion of this event.
Hydroplane Races Within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2012-12595
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility for the Tastin' n' Racin' hydroplane event in Lake Sammamish, WA on June 9th and 10th, 2012. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement in the vicinity of the race courses thereby ensuring the safety of participants and spectators during these events. During the enforcement period non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering the designated race areas. Spectator craft entering, exiting or moving within the spectator area must operate at speeds which will create a minimum wake.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2012-12562
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the events outlined in Tables 1 and 2 taking place throughout the Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to protect marine traffic and spectators from the hazards associated with powerboat races, regattas, boat parades, rowing and paddling boat races, swim events, and fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the Special Local Regulation area or Safety Zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; A Salute to Our Heroes Fireworks, Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin, NY
Document Number: 2012-12464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of water off Hamlin Beach State Park during the A Salute to Our Heroes on July 07, 2012. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with firework display.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-12459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement commencing Sept 1, 2012. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Notice of a Public Meeting To Prepare for the Twenty-Second Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
Document Number: 2012-12457
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public meeting on subject matters that will be addressed at the Twenty-Second Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO).
Anchorage; Change to Cottonwood Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2012-12456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising its proposed rule to increase the availability of designated anchorages on the Columbia River. In response to comments on its prior proposal, the Coast Guard proposes a smaller extension of the Cottonwood Island Anchorage than that originally proposed, and the creation of a new anchorage area upriver from the center of the City of Prescott, OR.
Safety Zone; Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, St. Lawrence River, Alexandria Bay, NY
Document Number: 2012-12455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the St. Lawrence River, Alexandria Bay, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the St. Lawrence River during the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce fireworks display. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Olcott Fireworks, Lake Ontario, Olcott, NY
Document Number: 2012-12453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on Lake Ontario, Olcott, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Ontario during the Olcott fireworks display. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with firework display.
Moving Security Zone Around Escorted Vessels on the Lower Mississippi River
Document Number: 2012-12313
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port of New Orleans (COTP New Orleans) is re-establishing and extending the effective period for the moving security zone on the Mississippi river, mile marker 90 through mile marker 110, extending 300 yards on all sides of vessels being escorted by one or more Coast Guard assets.
Safety Zone; City of Tonawanda July 4th Celebration, Niagara River, Tonawanda, NY
Document Number: 2012-12317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the Niagara River, Tonawanda, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Niagara River during the City of Tonawanda July 4th Celebration fireworks display. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with firework display.
Safety Zones; Annually Recurring Marine Events in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2012-12316
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending special local regulations and establishing permanent safety zones in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for annually recurring marine events.
Safety Zone; Flagship Niagara Mariners Ball Fireworks, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA
Document Number: 2012-12315
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay during the Flagship Niagara Mariners Ball Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a firework display.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-12314
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 76, ``Review of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria);'' and Task Statement 77, ``Development of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).'' This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2012-12307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.941 by adding three permanent safety zones within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during each event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carlin Bayou, LA
Document Number: 2012-12272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add a special operating regulation governing the Louisiana and Delta Railroad (LDRR) vertical lift bridge across Carlin Bayou in Delcambre, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The bridge currently remains in the open-to-navigation position and only lowers for the passage of trains. This rule proposes to codify the current schedule as a special operating regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Alabama River, AL
Document Number: 2012-12269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Meridian and Bigbee Railroad (MNBR) swing span bridge across the Alabama River at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Due to the infrequent requirement to open the bridge for the passage of vessels, the owner has requested a change allowing the bridge to open only on signal if at least 24-hours advanced notification is given.
Safety Zone; Marysville Days Fireworks, St. Clair River, Marysville, MI
Document Number: 2012-12264
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the St. Clair River, Marysville, Michigan. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the St. Clair River during the preparation for and display of the Marysville Days Fireworks on June 29, 2012.
Safety Zone; Nautical City Festival Air Show, Rogers City, MI
Document Number: 2012-12261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
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. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with an air show performance.
Safety Zone; Town of Cape Charles Fireworks, Cape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: 2012-12259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of Cape Charles City Harbor in Cape Charles, VA in support of the Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with firework displays.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2012-12256
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9:45 p.m. on May 25, 2012 through 11:15 p.m. on September 2, 2012. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise, Seddon Channel, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2012-12239
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Seddon Channel in the vicinity of the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida during the International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise. The exercise is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 and Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with airborne and waterborne activities occurring during the exercise. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-12237
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the Starlight Parade in Portland, Oregon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate efficient movement of event patrons.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-12232
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the Rose Parade in Portland, Oregon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate efficient movement of event patrons.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2012-12229
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Canadian Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Black River, at Mile 1.0, near La Crosse, Wisconsin. This deviation is related to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) under the same docket number and will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed as proposed by the NPRM. This deviation will allow remote operation of the drawspan. Remote operation will enable the bridge to open on demand, instead of with a two-hour delay as it is currently operated when the on-site bridge tender is present.
Safety Zones, Large Cruise Ships; Lower Mississippi River, Southwest Pass Sea Buoy to Mile Marker 96.0; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2012-11923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a moving safety zone around large cruise ships as they transit the Lower Mississippi River between the Port of New Orleans Cruise Ship Terminal, mile marker 96.0 and the Southwest Pass Sea Buoy. The proposed moving safety zone extends from bank to bank encompassing one-mile ahead and one-mile astern of each large cruise ship. This safety measure is necessary to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with congested maritime traffic on the Lower Mississippi River.
Safety Zone; Carnival Fireworks Display, Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA
Document Number: 2012-11922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters off of Nantasket Beach in the vicinity of Hull, MA for a Carnival fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2012-11810
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the drawbridge operating regulation for the Hood Canal floating drawbridge near Port Gamble. This modification will relieve heavy rush hour road traffic on State Routes 3 and 104 by allowing the draw of the bridge to remain closed to maritime traffic during afternoon rush hours during summer months. This action will help alleviate heavy rush hour road traffic by reducing bridge openings, thereby reducing traffic queues and delays due to bridge openings.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events and Safety Zones
Document Number: 2012-11809
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On March 1, 2012, the Coast Guard published a direct final rule, amending and updating its special local regulations and safety zones relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, fireworks displays, and other events that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. No adverse comment or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment was received. The rule will go into effect as scheduled. The Coast Guard is also correcting two entries in this rule through technical amendment. The first correction changes the event name in one entry and the second reduces the occurrence of an event and resulting safety zone from annually to biannually.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-11808
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Eureka, CA
Document Number: 2012-11807
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the City of Eureka Fourth of July Fireworks in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Fireworks, Incline Village, NV
Document Number: 2012-11803
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Incline Village, NV Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Fireworks display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Antioch, CA
Document Number: 2012-11802
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the City of Antioch Fourth of July Fireworks display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulations
Document Number: 2012-11801
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document makes a correction to the preamble of the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that was published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2012 (77 FR 27007). In the Basis and Purpose section of that NPRM, the Coast Guard stated that the channel between the Detroit River Light and the D33 stationary light is roughly twelve- hundred yards wide. This statement is incorrect. The channel in that area is approximately twelve-hundred feet wide.
Safety Zone; America's Cup World Series, East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI
Document Number: 2012-11557
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, during the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) sailing vessel racing event.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 183.0 to 183.5
Document Number: 2012-11539
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, from mile 183.0 to mile 183.5, in the vicinity of the Merchants Bridge and extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect repair workers and vessels transiting the area on the Upper Mississippi River to complete bridge repairs. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.