Coast Guard October 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition Project; Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, IN
Document Number: 2012-26821
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Indiana Harbor Canal in East Chicago, Indiana. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Indiana Harbor Canal due to the Demolition Project on the Cline Avenue Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition project.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2012-26817
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor at various times on November 24 and December 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013. 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; Large Cruise Ships; Lower Mississippi River, Southwest Pass Sea Buoy to Mile Marker 96.0; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2012-26808
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a moving safety zone around large cruise ships as they transit the Lower Mississippi River between the Port of New Orleans Cruise Ship Terminal, mile marker 96.0, and the Southwest Pass Sea Buoy. The moving safety zone extends from bank to bank encompassing one-mile ahead and one-mile astern of each cruise ship. This safety measure is necessary to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with congested maritime traffic on the Lower Mississippi River.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2012-26807
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Key West World Championship Special Local Regulations in the Atlantic Ocean, off the tip of Key West, on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on each of the dates of November 7, 2012; November 9, 2012; and November 11, 2012. This action is necessary to protect race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with high-speed boat races. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-26718
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
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: 1625-0027, Vessel Documentation and 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard requests an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0052, Nondestructive Testing of Certain Cargo Tanks on Unmanned Barges. 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.
Security Zones; USCGC WILLIAM FLORES Commissioning Ceremony, Ybor Channel; Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2012-26604
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters of Ybor Channel in Tampa, Florida around the USCGC WILLIAM FLORES immediately before and during its Commissioning Ceremony that will be held on November 3, 2012, in the Port of Tampa, on Ybor Channel at Channelside Cruise Terminal 3, located in position 27[deg]56.598' N, 082[deg]26.724' W. The security zone will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is necessary to protect USCGC WILLIAM FLORES, official parties, dignitaries, the public, and surrounding waterways from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. Entering or remaining in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Taunton River, MA
Document Number: 2012-26600
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Taunton River, mile 2.1, between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. 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 us to test an operating schedule to help determine the hours the bridge should be crewed. It is expected that this test will help determine the best operating schedule that will meet the present and future needs of navigation.
Security Zone; Cruise Ships, Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA
Document Number: 2012-26599
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established fixed security zones around and under any cruise ships visiting Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara, California. This regulation was created for national security reasons to protect cruise ships, vessels, users of the waterway and the port from potential terrorist acts. These security zones encompass all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor within a 100-yard radius of any cruise ship located within 3 nautical miles of the Santa Barbara Harbor Breakwater Light (Light List Number 3750). Mariners can determine the exact time and date of these zones via Broadcast Notice to Mariners, or via visual verification of the cruise ships on AIS. Entries into these zones are prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Los AngelesLong Beach (LA-LB), or his designated representative.
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
Document Number: 2012-26489
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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 on November 14, 2012. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources netting and electro-fishing clearing operation. 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.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-26481
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 80, ``Natural Gas-Fueled Vessels Other Than LNG Carriers.'' This meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zone, Potomac and Anacostia Rivers; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2012-26218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers. This action is necessary to prevent terrorist acts and incidents and to safeguard high-ranking government officials and the public-at-large immediately before, during and after activities associated with the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC from January 15, 2013 through January 24, 2013. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Carolina Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-26155
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Emerald Isle, NC
Document Number: 2012-26154
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the timeframe for a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance of the NC 58 Fixed Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 226, at Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area starting on December 12, 2012 through February 14, 2013.
Safety Zone: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Oak Island, NC
Document Number: 2012-26004
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the timeframe for a temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Oak Island, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the NC 133 Fixed Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 311.8, at Oak Island, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area starting on December 12, 2012 through February 14, 2013.
Safety Zone: Leukemia & Lymphoma Light the Night Walk Fireworks Display; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-26003
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the Willamette River between the Steele Bridge and the Burnside Bridge on October 27, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. (P.D.T.) to 7:30 p.m. (P.D.T.). This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during a fireworks display, and will do so by prohibiting unauthorized persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Steam Ship Col. James M. Schoonmaker Relocation Project, Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2012-26002
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone on the waters of Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio, in support of the relocation of S/S Col. James M. Schoonmaker (hereinafter referred to as `the Schoonmaker'). This temporary safety zone will encompass all waters of the Maumee River within a 100 yard radius of the Schoonmaker as it makes its transit from International Park to Skyway Marina. This temporary Safety Zone is necessary to protect persons operating around the area.
Safety Zone; Cooper T. Smith Fireworks Event; Mobile River; Mobile, AL
Document Number: 2012-25981
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a portion of the Mobile River, Mobile, AL in the vicinity of Cooper Riverside Park. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during the Cooper T. Smith Fireworks Event. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Mobile or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-25977
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S.R. 74 Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the structural repair of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation for 12 hours each day beginning in the evening.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Hempstead, NY
Document Number: 2012-25542
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-18
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 Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Jones Beach, New York. The deviation is necessary to install bascule girders at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
Vessel Traffic Service Updates, Including Establishment of Vessel Traffic Service Requirements for Port Arthur, Texas and Expansion of VTS Special Operating Area in Puget Sound
Document Number: 2012-25239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document contains a correction to the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2012 (77 FR 55439), which proposes to revise and update the Vessel Traffic Service regulations in 33 CFR part 161.
Special Local Regulations; Palm Beach World Championship, Atlantic Ocean; Jupiter, FL
Document Number: 2012-25646
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, between East Indiantown Road and Donald Ross Road, just offshore of Jupiter, Florida during the Palm Beach World Championship, a high speed power boat race. The Palm Beach World Championship is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 19, and Sunday, October 21, 2012. The high speed power boat race event will include approximately 50 high speed power boat participants and 250 spectator vessels. The special local regulation is necessary to provide safety for the participants, spectators, and general public in and near the race area during the event. The special local regulation will encompass the following two areas: a race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in or assisting the high speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area, where vessels are permitted to anchor.
Facility Security Officer Training Requirements; Correction
Document Number: 2012-25571
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a notice of public meeting; request for comments in the Federal Register on October 11, 2012 (77 FR 61771), announcing a public meeting to receive comments on the development of a Facility Security Officer training program. The notice contains an inaccurate Internet link to RSVP for the public meeting.
Special Local Regulations; 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-25570
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Biscayne Bay, east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida during the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Approximately 2,500 participants are anticipated to participate in the swim. No spectators are expected to be present during the event. The special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation establishes an area that will encompass the event area. Non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-25569
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet on November 7 and 8, 2012, in Houston, TX to discuss various issues related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. These meetings are open to the public.
Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition Project; Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, IN
Document Number: 2012-25552
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Indiana Harbor Canal in East Chicago, Indiana. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Indiana Harbor Canal due to the Demolition Project on the Cline Avenue Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition project.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2012-25550
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation that governs the operation of the Conrail Bridge over the Schuylkill River, mile 6.4 near Christian Street, at Philadelphia, PA. The new rule will change the bridge name to CSX Bridge and the current regulation requiring a two hour advance notice to allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for the passage of vessels. There have been no requests for openings in 13 years.
Fixed and Moving Safety Zone; Around the USACE Bank Grading Units, Mat Sinking Unit, and the M/V Harrison and M/V William James
Document Number: 2012-25543
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary fixed and moving safety zone for all waters within 100 yards of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Bank Grading Units, Mat Sinking Unit and M/V Harrison and M/V William James while operating on the Mississippi River. This safety zone is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards associated with bank grading and mat sinking operations performed by the USACE. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the cognizant Captain of the Port (COTP) (COTP Lower Mississippi River for MM 303.0 to MM 869.0 or COTP Ohio Valley MM 869.0 to MM 958.0) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Newport River, Morehead City, NC
Document Number: 2012-25540
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing 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 while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Old River, Orwood, CA
Document Number: 2012-25539
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) Drawbridge across Old River, mile 10.4, at Orwood, CA. This cancellation was requested by the bridge owner due to their inability to operate the BNSF Middle River drawbridge as an alternative path for navigation.
Security Zone; James River, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA
Document Number: 2012-25535
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the James River in the vicinity of Kingsmill Resort Marina, Williamsburg, VA during a visit by The President of the United States. This security zone will prohibit unauthorized vessels and people from entering or remaining in the security zone without permission from the Captain of the Port or designated representative. This security zone is necessary to provide security for The President of the United States.
Safety Zone, Seafair Blue Angels Air Show Performance, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-25237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to amend the Seafair Blue Angels Air Show Performance safety zone on the waters of Lake Washington, Seattle, WA. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators from the safety hazards associated with the Seafair Blue Angels Air Show Performance, which include low flying high speed aircraft, and will do so by prohibiting entry into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound or a Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Oregon City Bridge Grand Opening Fireworks Display; Willamette River, Oregon City, OR
Document Number: 2012-25212
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the Willamette River between the Oregon City Bridge and the Interstate 205 Bridge on October 13, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. (P.D.T.) to 9 p.m. (P.D.T.). This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during a fireworks display, and will do so by prohibiting unauthorized persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; 2012 Head of the South Regatta, Savannah River, Augusta, GA
Document Number: 2012-25211
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia, during the 2012 Head of the South Regatta, which will consist of a series of rowing races. The 2012 Head of the South Regatta is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 9, 2012 and Saturday, November 10, 2012. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of race participants, 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 Savannah or a designated representative.
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulations
Document Number: 2012-25141
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule redefines the geographical points described in our regulations, which demarcate an area of the Detroit River in which certain vessels are restricted to speeds not greater than 12 statute miles per hour.
Policy Letters on the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978
Document Number: 2012-25128
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of three policy letters providing guidance to vessels and mariners subject to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW). These letters provide guidance on: The hours of rest requirements of the 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention and Code; issuance of endorsements and approval of training for Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) and vessel personnel requiring security awareness training; and issuance of other endorsements and approval of other training to meet the 2010 amendments. These letters are necessary to provide guidance to affected parties until regulations implementing amendments to the STCW are promulgated.
Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-25126
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the Columbus Day weekend regulated navigation area on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The amended regulated navigation area alters the boundaries of the area and expands the enforcement period. These regulations are necessary to protect the public during Columbus Day weekend; a period that has historically had a significant concentration of persons and vessels on the waters of Biscayne Bay. To ensure the public's safety, all vessels within the regulated navigation area are: Required to transit the regulated navigation area at no more than 15 knots; subject to control by the Coast Guard; and required to follow the instructions of all law enforcement vessels in the area.
Safety Zone; Wounded Warriors Benefit, Lake Erie, Huron, OH
Document Number: 2012-25056
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Lake Erie, East Huron, Ohio. This regulation is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Erie during the Wounded Warriors Benefit. This safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with launched pumpkins.
Dynamic Positioning Operations Guidance for Vessels Other Than Mobile Offshore Drilling Units Operating on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2012-25132
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On May 4, 2012 the Coast Guard published a notice of recommended interim voluntary guidance titled ``Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Dynamic Positioning Guidance''. The notice recommended owners and operators of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) follow Marine Technology Society (MTS) Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations guidance for MODUs. The Coast Guard is now also recommending owners and operators of all vessels other than MODUs conducting Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities on the U.S. OCS follow the appropriate MTS DP operations guidance for these vessels. In particular, the Coast Guard recommends owners and operators of these vessels operate within an Activity Specific Operating Guideline for each activity and operate with its Critical Activity Mode of Operation when that activity is critical.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2012-25124
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will meet in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to safety in the commercial fishing industry. This meeting will be open to the public.
Facility Security Officer Training Requirements
Document Number: 2012-25055
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to receive comments on the development of a Facility Security Officer training program, with the primary focus on developing the curriculum for such a program. Section 821 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111- 281) requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish comprehensive FSO training requirements, and to coordinate with the Maritime Administrator of the Department of Transportation in developing the FSO training curriculum. The purpose of the public meeting is to obtain public comment on a draft model FSO training course and other elements of the FSO training program.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-24752
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and three of its subcommittees will meet on November 9-11, 2012, in Watsonville, CA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks, Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2012-24617
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2012-24614
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World San Diego Fireworks. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone: America's Cup World Series Finish-Line, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-24611
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-05
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 in vicinity of San Francisco West Yacht Harbor Light 2, approximately 1,250 yards east of Anita Rock in San Francisco Bay, in support of the 2012 America's Cup World Series sailing events. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of mariners and spectators from the dangers of vessel collision associated with high-speed race finishes that will occur in vicinity of San Francisco West Yacht Harbor Light 2. 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, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2012-24607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to establish a safety zone around vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during these exercises, which involve fast moving surface vessels, smoke machines, pyrotechnics, and other elements which could create safety concerns for waterway users. This safety zone would ensure the safety of the maritime public by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or a Designated Representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA
Document Number: 2012-24598
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge on Route 413, across the Delaware River, at mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. This deviation restricts the operation of the draw span in order to facilitate the adjustment of the operating lift cables.
Safety Zone; Battle of Queenston Heights Bicentennial, Niagara River, Lewiston, NY
Document Number: 2012-24582
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Niagara River, Lewiston, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Lower Niagara River during the Battle of Queenston Heights Bicentennial historical reenactment and fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a historical reenactment and fireworks display.
Special Local Regulations; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL
Document Number: 2012-24343
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Biscayne Bay, east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida during the Red Bull Flugtag. The Red Bull Flugtag is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The event consists of 30 participants launching self-propelled flying machines from a 30ft ramp to the water below. 150 spectator vessels are expected to attend the event. The special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation will encompass the following two areas: An event area, where non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area, where all vessels are permitted to anchor.
Safety Zone; Research Vessel SIKULIAQ Launch, Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2012-24198
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2012-24166
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.