Coast Guard July 19, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Local Regulations; Fajardo Offshore Festival II, Fajardo, PR
Document Number: 2012-17581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of Rada Fajardo in Fajardo, Puerto Rico during the Fajardo Offshore Festival II, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 16, 2012. Approximately 30 high-speed power boats will be participating in the races. It is anticipated that approximately 20 spectator vessels will be present during the races. These special local regulations are necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulations establish the following three areas: a race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: 2012-17580
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation published on May 2, 2012 (77 FR 25889) concerning the operation of the Amtrak Railroad Bridge across the Niantic River, mile 0.0, at Niantic, Connecticut.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: 2012-17579
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-19
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 a 48 hour period and for periodic overnight closures to facilitate pier alignment and completion of work on machinery and the lift span.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Potomac River, National Harbor Access Channel, MD
Document Number: 2012-17578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning amendments to the regattas and marine parades regulations. The rulemaking was initiated to establish special local regulations during the swim segment of the ``Ironman 70.3 National Harbor'' triathlon, a marine event to be held on the waters of the Potomac River in Prince George's County, Maryland on August 5, 2012. The Coast Guard was notified on May 22, 2012 that the event had been cancelled.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugus River, Lynn and Revere, MA
Document Number: 2012-17577
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-19
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 General Edwards Bridge, mile 1.7, across the Saugus River between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate major bridge rehabilitation construction. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the rehabilitation of the electrical and mechanical components that lift the bridge spans.
Special Local Regulations, Cruce a Nado Internacional, Ponce Harbor; Ponce, PR
Document Number: 2012-17562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations on the waters of Ponce Harbor in Ponce, Puerto Rico during the Cruce a Nado Internacional, a swimming event. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Approximately 85 swimmers are anticipated to participate in the swimming event, and there are not expected to be any spectator vessels present during the event. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. These special local regulations would establish a swim area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons participating in the race and vessels patrolling the swim area, will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.