Safety Zone; NOAA Vessel Rueben Lasker Launch, Marinette, WI
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Menominee River in Marinette, WI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Menominee River during the launching of the NOAA vessel, Rueben Lasker, on June 16, 2012. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the launching of this large vessel.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
On March 23, 2012, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a Final Rule entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters''. The rulemaking triggered new information collection requirements affecting vessel owners and their potential requests for an extension of the compliance date if they cannot practicably comply with the compliance date otherwise applicable to their vessels. This document announces that the request to revise the existing collection of information to add the new request for an extension provision has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and may now be enforced. The OMB control number is 1625-0069.
Safety Zone, Fireworks Display, Lake Superior; Cornucopia, WI
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Siskiwit Bay area of Cornucopia, WI to help protect participants and spectators from a fireworks display taking place on June 30, 2012.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events, Chesapeake Bay Workboat Race, Back River, Messick Point; Poquoson, VA
The Coast Guard will establish a special local regulation during the Chesapeake Bay Workboat Race, a series of boat races to be held on the waters of Back River, Poquoson, Virginia. Because this event will consist of approximately 75 powerboats conducting high-speed competitive races on the waters of Back River, 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 Back River, Messick Point, Poquoson, Virginia during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
The Coast Guard proposes a Special Local Regulation for the ``Swim Harbor Island'' swim event, to be held on the waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event.