Coast Guard August 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2012-21535
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate heavy maintenance on the bridges lift-spans. This deviation allows height-restricted lifts which will reduce the vertical clearance available to vessels transiting beneath the bridges.
Safety Zone; Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2012-21532
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-31
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, OH. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2012-21384
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Berkley (I-264) Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. The current temporary regulation for the Berkley Bridge is scheduled to end on October 5, 2012. This regulation will make the provisions of the temporary regulation permanent. This change to the regulation is necessary to alleviate heavy vehicular traffic delays throughout the day and secondary congestion during the afternoon rush hour, while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2012-21383
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the Tower Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the A.L.S. 5K walk and run event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Special Local Regulations; Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound
Document Number: 2012-21382
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce two fireworks display safety zones in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on various dates and times listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during these fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District, Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races, Back River; Poquoson, VA
Document Number: 2012-21211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period of special local regulations for one recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This event is the Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Race, which includes a series of boat races to be held on the waters of Back River, Poquoson, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic during the power boat races on the Back River in the vicinity of Messick Point, in Poquoson, Virginia.
Safety Zone; Tom Lyons Productions Fireworks, Long Island Sound, Sands Point, NY
Document Number: 2012-21193
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-28
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 Sands Point, NY. 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.
Changes to the Inland Navigation Rules
Document Number: 2012-18364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the inland navigation rules and their annexes in 33 CFR parts 83 through 88 to align the regulations with amendments made by the International Maritime Organization to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, to which the United States is a signatory, and to incorporate recommendations made by the Navigation Safety Advisory Council. These changes would harmonize domestic and international law by reducing and alleviating equipment requirements on vessels, addressing technological advancements, such as wing-in-ground craft, and increasing public awareness of the inland navigation rules. The changes would also make references to applicable requirements easier to locate by using the same format in domestic regulations as is used in the international convention.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-21163
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet on September 11-12, 2012 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Wando River, Cainhoy, SC
Document Number: 2012-20978
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S41 Swingbridge across the Wando River mile 10.0, at Cainhoy, Berkeley County, South Carolina. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the S41 Swingbridge to open on the hour and half-hour which is anticipated to improve vessel traffic flow.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2012-20977
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, at mile 26.8, over Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the structural repairs of the bridge.
Safety Zone; Apache Pier Labor Day Fireworks; Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2012-20832
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Apache Pier in Myrtle Beach, SC, during the Labor Day fireworks demonstration. This regulation is necessary to protect life and property on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Myrtle Beach, SC. 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Bostock 50th Anniversary Fireworks, Long Island Sound; Manursing Island, NY
Document Number: 2012-20831
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-24
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 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; Swim Around Charleston, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2012-20830
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on waters of the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Swim Around Charleston is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2012-20829
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued temporary deviations from the operating schedules that govern seven bridges in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida. The deviations are necessary to allow for the safe transportation of officials and participants to the Republican National Convention (RNC). These deviations will result in the seven bridges remaining in the closed position for the time periods listed. This temporary deviation affects the following bridges: The Walsingham Road/ Indian Rocks Beach (CR 688) Bridge; the Park Boulevard (CR 694) Bridge; the Welch/Tom Stuart Causeway/150th Avenue Bridge; the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge; the Corey Causeway/Pasadena Avenue Bridge; the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' (SR 679) Bridge; and Johns Pass Bridge.
Safety Zone; Boston Harbor's Rock Removal Project, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2012-20828
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within Sector Boston's Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for the drilling, blasting, and dredging operation on the navigable waters of Boston Inner Harbor, in the main ship channel near Castle Island. This temporary safety zone is necessary to enhance navigation, vessel safety, marine environmental protection, and provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the drilling, blasting and dredging operations in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rock removal project. Entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP or the designated on-scene representative.
Security Zones; Certain Dangerous Cargo Vessels, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2012-20706
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary moving security zones around Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) vessels, which are vessels carrying anhydrous ammonia, liquefied propane gas (LPG), and ammonium nitrate. The security zones will start at buoys 3 and 4 in Tampa Bay ``F'' cut following the vessel to the pier, from pier to pier for berth shifts, and from the pier out to buoys 3 and 4 in Tampa Bay ``F'' cut. The security zones are to be implemented during the 2012 Republican National Convention from August 25, 2012, through August 31, 2012.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-20705
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MMMAC) will meet on September 25-26, 2012 to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of merchant mariner credentials, medical standards and guidelines for physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zones; 2012 RNC Bridge Security Zones, Captain of the Port St. Petersburg Zone, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2012-20699
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing fifteen temporary security zones around certain bridges on the waters of Pinellas County and Tampa Bay, Florida, during the 2012 Republican National Convention, from August 25, 2012, to August 31, 2012. The security zones are necessary to protect convention delegates, official parties, dignitaries, the public, and surrounding waterways from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature, intended to harm people, damage property, or disrupt the proceedings of the 2012 Republican National Convention. All persons and vessels are prohibited from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or mooring on waters within 50 yards of the designated bridges during the times that the security zones will be enforced for each bridge. Expeditious transiting through the security zones is authorized. This rule establishes security zones around the following bridges: the Gandy Bridge; Howard Franklin Bridge; Courtney Campbell Causeway Bridge; the Clearwater Memorial Causeway (60); Sand Key Bridge (699); Belleair Causeway Bridge; Walsingham Rd Bridge (688); Park Blvd. (co Rd 694); Welch Causeway (Tom Stuart Causeway/150th Ave); Seminole Bridge (Bay Pines Blvd./19/595); Johns Pass Bridge (Gulf Blvd./699); Treasure Island Causeway (Central Ave); Corey Causeway (Pasadena Ave); Blind Pass Bridge (699); and Pinellas Bayway Structures A, B, and C.
Anchorage; Change to Cottonwood Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2012-20345
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the existing Cottonwood Island anchorage and establishing a new designated anchorage. The change is necessary to ensure that there are sufficient anchorage grounds on the Columbia River.
Safety Zone: Wedding Reception Fireworks at Pier 24, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-20338
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 14 in San Francisco, CA in support of the Wedding Reception Fireworks at Pier 24 on August 24, 2012. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of mariners and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Safety Zone: Bay Bridge Load Transfer Safety Zone, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-20337
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Yerba Buena Island, CA in support of the Bay Bridge Load Transfer Safety Zone from August 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012. This safety zone is established to protect mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with the load transfer operations. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; Jet Express Triathlon, Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie, Lakeside, OH
Document Number: 2012-20190
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Lake Erie in the vicinity of East Harbor State Park, OH, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on September 9, 2012. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Erie during the Jet Express Triathlon. This safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with triathlon event.
Safety Zone; Seafood Festival Fireworks Display, Marquette, MI
Document Number: 2012-20698
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone near Marquette, Michigan. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Superior 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.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Carolina Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-20482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-21
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 Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the U.S. 421 Fixed Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 295.6, at Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area starting on December 20, 2012 through October 31, 2013.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW); Wrightsville Beach, NC; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear River; Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2012-20481
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) bridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the AIWW, mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8; and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0; both in Wilmington, NC. The modification will alter the dates and times these bridges are allowed to remain in the closed position to accommodate the time and route change of the annual YMCA Tri Span 5K & 10K races.
Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup World Series Regattas, San Francisco Bay; San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-20465
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a special local regulation and a safety zone for sailing events scheduled to occur on the waters of San Francisco Bay adjacent to the City of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. This rule will revise the start time for enforcement on August 26, 2012, to 11:30 a.m. instead of noon. This change will protect mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with the sailing events. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular, Atlantic Ocean; Jacksonville Beach, FL
Document Number: 2012-20355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Jacksonville Beach, Florida during the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular air show. The event is scheduled to take place from Friday, October 19, 2012, through Sunday, October 21, 2012. This temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of air show participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; Embry-Riddle Wings and Waves, Atlantic Ocean; Daytona Beach, FL
Document Number: 2012-20348
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Daytona Beach, Florida during the Embry-Riddle Wings and Waves air show. The event is scheduled to take place from Thursday, October 11, 2012, through Sunday, October 14, 2012. This temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of air show participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the air show will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2012-20346
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce this safety zone for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan zone from 9:15 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. on September 7 and 8, 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 enforcement periods announced in this rule, 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. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-20344
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during various periods from September 1, 2012 through October 27, 2012. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-20343
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, across the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 2012 Pints to Pasta foot race event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
Document Number: 2012-20340
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across the Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual ``The Wild Half'' run. The deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 3.5 hours during the event.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-20339
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during various periods from August 1, 2012 through August 29, 2012. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; Cocoa Beach Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL
Document Number: 2012-20336
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean located east of Cocoa Beach, Florida during the Cocoa Beach Air Show. The Cocoa Beach Air Show will include aircraft engaging in aerobatic maneuvers. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012, and Sunday, September 23, 2012. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of air show participants, participant aircraft, spectators, and the general public during the event. 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 Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Antique Boat Show, Niagara River, Grand Island, NY
Document Number: 2012-20188
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary safety zone on Niagara River, Grand Island, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Niagara River during the Antique Boat Show powerboat races. This safety zone is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with powerboat races.
Safety Zone; Port Huron Float-Down, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2012-20097
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the St. Clair River during the Port Huron Float-Down. Though this is an unsanctioned, non-permitted event, this temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with river tubing and Float-Down events.
Safety Zone; Chicago Air and Water Show, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-20094
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary deviation to the Chicago Air and Water Show safety zone on Lake Michigan near Lincoln Park. This action is necessary to accurately reflect the enforcement dates and times for this safety zone due to changes made in this year's air show. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan during the Chicago Air and Water Show. This safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with an air show over water.
Safety Zones; Revolution 3 Triathlon, Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, Cedar Point, OH
Document Number: 2012-20092
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing two permanent safety zones on Lake Erie near Sandusky, OH. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters and is intended to restrict vessel traffic during the swim portion of the Revolution 3 Triathlon, Lake Erie, Sandusky Bay, OH.
Safety Zone; Superior Bay, Duluth, MN
Document Number: 2012-20004
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing a portion of the Duluth Harbor Basin, Northern Section, including the Duluth Entry. This safety zone is intended to help protect participants, event safety personnel, boaters and spectators during the Superior Man Triathlon.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Event in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2012-20002
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for an annual fireworks event in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. on August 18, 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.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-20000
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet on September 19 and 20, 2012. On September 19, the committee will meet to discuss administrative matters and then recess for the separate but concurrent meetings of the four subcommittees, ``Recommendations for the Prevention of Towing Vessel Crewmember Falls Overboard'', ``Review and recommendations for the revision of NVIC 1-95, Voluntary Training Standards for Entry-Level Personnel on Towing Industry Vessels'', ``Recommendations for the Enhancement of Towing Vessel Stability'' and ``Recommendations for Safety Standards of Portable Facility Vapor Control Systems Used for Marine Operations.'' The committee will reconvene on September 20, 2012. The meetings of the TSAC on both days and the meeting of the subcommittees are open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2012-19603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the Conrail Bridge over the Schuylkill River, mile 6.4 near Christian Street, at Philadelphia, PA. The proposed rule intends to change the current regulation to reflect a change in name of the bridge and to meet the current lack of demand for openings. The current regulation requires the Conrail Bridge to open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. CSX Transportation acquired the bridge from Conrail 13 years ago and there have been no requests requiring openings. Based on this lack of demand for opening, this proposed rule would allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position. This proposed rule would also rename the bridge from the Conrail Bridge to the CSX Bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Newport River, Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2012-19602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the operating schedule that governs the Carolina Coastal Railroad Bridge, at AIWW mile 203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC. This bridge is presently maintained in the open position except when closure is necessary for train crossings. This change would allow the bridge to remain closed at night so that necessary repairs may be made with the least possible impact to navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: 2012-19601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule governing the Freeport Drawbridge, mile 46.0, over the Sacramento River. The bridge owner has proposed to change the 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., summer time ``on demand'' bridge opening hours to a new timeframe between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and to extend the winter (4 hour advance notice), operating schedule to include the month of October, due to a documented decrease in drawbridge openings compared to other nearby bridges. The proposed change is to address the issue of misalignment between drawbridge staffing and actual usage of the drawbridge, apparently resulting in unnecessary staffing of the drawbridge during periods of navigational inactivity.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, South Amboy, NJ
Document Number: 2012-19486
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
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 Route 35 Bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.0, at South Amboy, New Jersey. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position from December through March to facilitate bridge rehabilitation construction.
Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District, Sabine River; Orange, TX
Document Number: 2012-19485
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the S.P.O.R.T. Power Boat Neches River in Orange, TX from 3 p.m. on September 21, 2012, through 6 p.m. on September 23, 2012. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, non-participating vessels and other users of the waterway. During the enforcement period no person or vessel may enter the zone established by the Special Local Regulation without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Port Arthur or his designated on- scene Patrol Commander.
Special Local Regulation; Port Huron Offshore Gran Prix, St. Clair River; Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2012-19484
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the St. Clair River, Port Huron, Michigan. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Port Huron Offshore Gran Prix boat race. This special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the St. Clair River. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-19483
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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, Mississippi River, Mile Marker 291 to 295
Document Number: 2012-19482
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river from Mile Marker (MM) 291.0 to MM 295.0. This safety zone is needed to protect vessel traffic from the safety hazards associated with dredging operations being conducted in the area by the Army Corps of Engineers. When vessels are allowed by the Captain of the Port (COTP), entry into this zone is restricted to one way traffic unless authorized by the (COTP) New Orleans or a designated representative. Any full closures will be announced via Broadcast Notice to Mariners.