Coast Guard June 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone, Keweenaw Waterway, Hancock, MI
Document Number: 2012-14543
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing a portion of the Keweenaw waterway on June 17, 2012. This safety zone is intended to help protect triathlon participants, as well as boaters and spectators of the event.
Safety Zone; Old Fashion 4th July Fireworks, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA
Document Number: 2012-14541
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay during the Old Fashion 4th July Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-14540
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-14
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: 1625-0012, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner and 1625-0040, Application for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate Evaluation Report, Small Vessel Sea Service Form, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form, and Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings, Merchant Mariner Credential, Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate, Recognition of Foreign Certificate. 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.
Safety Zone; NOAA Vessel Rueben Lasker Launch, Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2012-14468
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-14382
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-14380
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-14379
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-14378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Safety Zone; Bostock 50th Anniversary Fireworks, Long Island Sound; Manursing Island, NY
Document Number: 2012-14220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound in the vicinity of Manursing Island, 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 Long Island Sound before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zone; USMMA Fireworks, Long Island Sound, Kings Point, NY
Document Number: 2012-14219
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound in the vicinity of Kings Point, 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 Long Island Sound before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2012-14217
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones in the Sector New York area of responsibility on various 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).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
Document Number: 2012-14196
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
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 P.J. McArdle Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 0.3, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate the Chelsea River Revel and 5K Road Race. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Swim Event; Lake Gaston, Littleton, NC
Document Number: 2012-14127
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a Special Local Regulation for ``The Crossing'' swim event to be held on the waters of Lake Gaston, adjacent to the Eaton Ferry Bridge in Littleton, 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 Lake Gaston under the Eaton Ferry Bridge and within 100 yards west of the bridge during the swim event.
Safety Zone; 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship Swim, Hudson River, Fort Lee, NJ
Document Number: 2012-14126
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
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 Englewood Cliffs and Fort Lee, NJ for the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship swim event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with swim events. This proposed rule is intended to restrict all vessels and persons from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York or a designated representative.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-14124
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-11
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 Living Marine Resources (LMR) Enforcement Survey. 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.
Special Local Regulations; OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut, Niantic Bay, Long Island Sound, Thames River and New London Harbor, New London, CT
Document Number: 2012-13890
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations on the navigable waters of Niantic Bay, Long Island Sound, the Thames River and New London Harbor, New London, Connecticut for OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut (CT) activities. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during OPSAIL 2012 CT. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of Niantic Bay, Long Island Sound, the Thames River, and New London Harbor unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound (SLIS).
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2012-13889
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones in the Sector New York area of responsibility on various 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).
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: 2012-13888
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of March 23, 2012 (77 FR 17254), entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters.'' Six technical errors were inadvertently published in the final rule that require correction, two in the preamble and four in the regulatory text. The corrections are necessary for readability and accuracy.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Systems on Commercial Vessels
Document Number: 2012-12334
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the current regulations for fire suppression systems on several classes of commercial vessels. The amendments clarify that approved alternatives to carbon dioxide systems may be used to protect some spaces on these vessels, and set general requirements for alternative systems. Additionally, certain new carbon dioxide systems must be equipped with lockout valves and odorizing units to protect persons after a carbon dioxide discharge. By requiring these features on carbon dioxide systems and by making a wider range of fire suppression systems available, the regulations advance the Coast Guard's strategic goals of promoting marine safety and maritime mobility.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-13741
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
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 maintenance to the metro trolley system which crosses the bridge.
Safety Zone; Marine Week Cleveland, Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2012-13687
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor at Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor near Burke Lakefront Airport. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators, and vessels from the hazards associated with aerial insertions and aircraft maneuvers.
Safety Zone; Race on the Lake, Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY
Document Number: 2012-13685
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Onondaga Lake during the Race on the Lake powerboat races. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators, and vessels from the hazards associated with hydroplane and powerboat races.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2012-13684
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual firework displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the firework displays. During the enforcement periods, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative.
Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races; Kennewick, WA
Document Number: 2012-13683
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races from Tuesday, July 24th through Sunday July 29th, 2012. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and vessels involved in the Annual Kennewick, Washington, Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races (Water Follies). During the enforcement period, no vessel may operate in this area without permission from the on scene Patrol Commander.
Safety & Security Zones; OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut, Thames River, New London, CT
Document Number: 2012-13503
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety and security zones on the Thames River near New London, CT for OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut (CT) activities. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and protection of naval vessels on navigable waters during OPSAIL 2012 CT. This action will restrict vessel from entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within the zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound (SLIS).