Safety Zone; Research Vessel SIKULIAQ Launch, Marinette, WI
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Menominee River in Marinette Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Menominee River during the launching of the Research vessel SIKULIAQ, on October 13th, 2012. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the launching of this 261 foot, research vessel.
Safety Zone; DeStefano Wedding Fireworks Display, Patchogue Bay, Patchogue, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Patchogue Bay, in Patchogue, NY for the DeStefano family wedding fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Adding International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to List of Certificates a Recognized Classification Society May Issue
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its Vessel Inspection Alternatives regulations to add the International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to the list of certificates that a recognized classification society may issue on behalf of the Coast Guard. We make this proposal because Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution by Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978, has been amended to address energy efficiency for ships, and these amendments call for the issuance of IEE Certificates starting January 1, 2013. This proposed rule would enable recognized classification societies to apply to the Coast Guard to issue IEE Certificates to vessel owners and help to ensure that the demand for IEE Certificates is met.
Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA
The Coast Guard proposes to make five general anchorage areas smaller. It also proposes administrative changes that would rename 33 CFR 110.230, reorganize it by incorporating 33 CFR 110.229, and modify the descriptions of four general anchorages. These changes will clarify to the general public the boundaries and requirements of anchorages, and enhance safety by ensuring good order and predictability within the anchorages of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Puget Sound zone.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at various times from October 8, 2012 through October 12, 2012. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the Army Corp of Engineers' barge safety testing operations. During any of the below listed enforcement periods, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative.