Coast Guard November 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Updates to Voluntary Consensus Standards Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: 2012-28286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Many of the Coast Guard's regulations incorporate industry standards. The Coast Guard is reviewing these regulations to determine whether they contain outdated standards and, if so, whether and how these regulations should be updated to incorporate more current standards. We request comments from the public on which current industry standards should be incorporated, which currently incorporated standards are outdated, and how the Coast Guard should ensure incorporated standards are kept current.
Reconsideration of Letters of Recommendation for Waterfront Facilities Handling LNG and LHG
Document Number: 2012-28794
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule clarifies the role and purpose of the Letter of Recommendation (LOR) issued by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port regarding the suitability of a waterway for liquefied natural gas (LNG) or liquefied hazardous gas (LHG) marine traffic. It also establishes a separate process for reconsideration of LORs by the Coast Guard. The process applies only to LORs issued after the effective date of the rule.
Safety Zone; Bay Bridge Construction, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-28792
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
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 Construction Safety Zone from November 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013. This safety zone is being established to protect mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with over-head construction 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.
Security Zone, Potomac and Anacostia Rivers; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2012-28790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This action is a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) to the Coast Guard's October 24, 2012, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to establish a security zone during activities associated with the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC from January 15, 2013 through January 24, 2013 (77 FR 64943). This supplemental proposal extends the southern boundary of the proposed security zone. 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. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers during the event.
Special Local Regulations; 2012 Holiday Boat Parades, Captain of the Port Miami Zone; FL
Document Number: 2012-28696
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing five special local regulations during the month of December for holiday boat parades which are scheduled to occur on the navigable waterways in vicinities of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Miami, Florida. These special local regulations are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with marine parades. The special local regulations consist of a series of moving zones, to include buffer areas, around participant vessels as they transit the navigable waters of the United States during these events. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the marine parade are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the regulated areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-28695
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-27
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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0071, Boat Owner's Report, Possible Safety Defect. 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.
Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition Project; Indiana Harbor Canal, East Chicago, IN
Document Number: 2012-28693
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
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.
Mechanisms of Compliance With United States Citizenship Requirements for the Ownership of Vessels Eligible To Engage in Restricted Trades by Publicly Traded Companies
Document Number: 2012-28560
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
As part of its January 2011 report on a Coast Guard investigation into the citizenship of owners of a publicly traded company, the National Vessel Documentation Center recommended requesting comments and information on the various measures that publicly traded companies employ to comply with the statutory requirement that at least 75 percent of the ownership of companies that operate vessels engaged in the coastwise trade be vested in U.S. citizens. On November 3, 2011, the Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register seeking those comments and that information. The Coast Guard read the written submissions and listened to oral comments generated by that notice and issues today's notice to inform industry and the public on how the Coast Guard plans to exercise its discretion in enforcing the referenced U.S. citizen ownership requirement.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-28559
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on December 11 through 13, 2012, in Washington, DC, to discuss marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. The meetings will be open to the public.
Lifesaving Equipment: Production Testing and Harmonization With International Standards
Document Number: 2012-28492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the interim rule addressing lifesaving equipment to harmonize Coast Guard regulations concerning release mechanisms for lifeboats and rescue boats with recently adopted international standards affecting design, performance, and testing for such lifesaving equipment, and to clarify the requirements concerning grooved drums in launching appliance winches. The Coast Guard seeks comments on this proposal.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Shark River (South Channel), Avon Township, NJ
Document Number: 2012-28127
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation that governs the opening of the S35 Bridge, mile 0.9, across Shark River (South Channel) at Avon Township, NJ. The existing regulation contains a drawbridge operation schedule for the S35 Bridge. However, the existing bridge was modified in 2006 from a movable bridge to a fixed bridge. Since the bridge is no longer a movable bridge, the regulation controlling the opening and closing of the bridge is no longer necessary.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas Terminals; Houston and Texas City, TX
Document Number: 2012-28498
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with Coast Guard regulations in 33 CFR 127.007, Oil Tanking North America has submitted a Letter of Intent and Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Houston-Galveston regarding the company's proposed expansion of its Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facilities in Houston and Texas City, Texas, and increased LHG marine traffic in the associated waterway. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic in Houston and Texas City, Texas.
Lifesaving and Fire-Fighting Equipment, Training and Drills Onboard Offshore Facilities and Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) Operating on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Document Number: 2012-28487
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
As part of its continuing response to the explosion, fire and sinking of the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) DEEPWATER HORIZON, in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, with loss of life, the Coast Guard announces recommended interim voluntary guidance concerning lifesaving and fire-fighting equipment, training, and drills onboard manned offshore facilities and MODUs operating on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), and requests comments on that guidance. Comments received on the docket will be considered in our ongoing evaluation of the safety of offshore facilities.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2012-28395
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations during the Lake Havasu City Boat Parade of Lights on December 01, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This event occurs on Lake Havasu on the Bridgwater Channel. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the regatta, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2012-28285
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Canadian Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Black River at Mile 1.0 near La Crosse, Wisconsin. The drawspan shall immediately open upon demand once the vessel requiring an opening establishes contact with the remote operator located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, via radiotelephone on VHF-FM Channel 16, or by standard telephone calling (507) 895-6087. The remote drawbridge operator will ensure the drawspan can safely be opened, immediate move it to the open to navigation position, and then maintain constant contact with the vessel until it has completely transited the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
Document Number: 2012-28284
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 518.0, at Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow time for performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: 2012-28282
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation, instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.
Regulated Navigation Area; Recovery Operations, the Port of New York and New Jersey, NJ and NY
Document Number: 2012-28272
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) encompassing all waters of the Sector New York and Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone south of the George Washington Bridge at mile 11.0 on the Hudson River and west of the Hell Gate Railroad bridge at mile 8.2 on the East River. This action is necessary to prevent maritime traffic from interfering with spilled oil recovery operations, removal of sunken recreational vessels, debris, and cargo containers, and to ensure the safety of the response crews on scene. It will do so by prohibiting vessels from entering or remaining in the RNA unless authorized by the COTP or his Designated Representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Thea Foss Waterway Previously Known as City Waterway, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2012-28130
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Murray Morgan Bridge, also known as the South 11th Street Bridge, across Thea Foss Waterway, mile 0.6, previously known as City Waterway, at Tacoma, WA. This proposed rule would allow more efficient staffing of the bridge operating crew by requiring advance notification for bridge openings during designated hours. This proposed rule will also remove existing authorized closure periods for the bridge to better reflect present day transportation needs. Lastly, this proposed change will update contact information for requesting emergency bridge openings.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Thea Foss Waterway Previously Known as City Waterway, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2012-28129
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Murray Morgan Bridge, also known as the South 11th Street Bridge, across the Thea Foss Waterway, mile 0.6, previously known as City Waterway, at Tacoma, WA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operating schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This test deviation will modify the existing regulation and add an advance notification requirement for obtaining bridge openings during designated times. The Coast Guard has also published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) under docket number USCG-2012-0911 to which comments may be posted
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA
Document Number: 2012-28128
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Barataria Bayou, Lafitte, LA
Document Number: 2012-28126
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the LA 302 (Kerner) swing span bridge across the Barataria Bayou, mile 35.7, at Lafitte, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow a movie production crew to safely film at the bridge site. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 hours on two separate nights.
Safety Zone; Water Main Crossing; Choctawhatchee Bay; Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Document Number: 2012-28051
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone for a portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Choctawhatchee Bay, Santa Rosa Beach, FL. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels, on navigable waters, during the construction of a subaqueous water main. Entry into or transiting in this zone will be prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Upper Potomac River, Alexandria Channel; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2012-27814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located within the Alexandria Channel at Washington, DC. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Upper Potomac River.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-27557
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet on November 28 and 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida, to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, ramming, groundings, Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. The meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2012-27537
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations during the Blue Water Resort and Casino Thanksgiving Regatta, on the waters of Lake Moovalya, Parker, Arizona, from November 23 through November 24, 2012. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; East River, Flushing and Gowanus Bays, and Red Hook and Buttermilk Channels; New York, NY
Document Number: 2012-27490
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) comprising all waters between the New York City Department of Sanitation Marine Transfer Stations (MTSs) on Gowanus Bay and Flushing Bay. While the temporary interim rule is in effect, the Coast Guard may restrict or prohibit vessel traffic within the RNA to accommodate the load-out and transit of four gantry cranes that will pose an imminent hazard to vessels operating in the area.
Regulated Navigation Area; Thames River Degaussing Range Replacement Operations; New London, CT
Document Number: 2012-27489
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT. The RNA will establish speed and wake restrictions and allow the Coast Guard to prohibit all vessel traffic through the RNA during degaussing range replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the replacement of the degaussing range and its supporting system.
Regulated Navigation Area-New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac River, Mill River, New Haven, CT; Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Interstate 95) Construction
Document Number: 2012-27488
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the existing regulated navigation area in the navigable waters of New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac River and Mill River. The current RNA pertains only to the operation of tugs and barges. The changes allow periodic, temporary closure of the area which will be needed during construction of the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, and which could be needed at other times as well. This revision allows the Coast Guard to suspend all vessel traffic through the RNA during periods of temporary closure. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the regulated area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Champlain, Swanton, VT
Document Number: 2012-27369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the New England Central Railroad Bridge across Missisquoi Bay, mile 105.6, at Swanton Vermont. The owner of the bridge has requested to operate the bridge from a remote location, at St. Albans, Vermont. It is expected that this change to the regulations would provide relief to the bridge owner from crewing the bridge while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Special Local Regulations; 2012 Holiday Boat Parades, Captain of the Port Miami Zone; FL
Document Number: 2012-27319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish five special local regulations during the month of December when holiday boat parades are scheduled to occur on the navigable waterways in vicinities of Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Miami, Florida. These special local regulations are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with marine parades. The special local regulations consist of a series of moving zones, to include buffer areas, around participant vessels as they transit the navigable waters of the United States during these events. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the marine parade are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the regulated areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Anchorages; Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, Convent, LA and Point Pleasant, LA
Document Number: 2012-27270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish two anchorage areas on the Lower Mississippi River, above the Head of Passes (AHP). The first would be located at the Belmont Light extending from Mile Marker (MM) 152.9 to 154 on the Left Descending Bank (LDB) of the river, the second at Bayou Goula, extending from MM 197.7 to 198.7 on the Right Descending Bank (RDB) of the river. These proposed anchorages would double the available anchorage area in these sections of the river, which is necessary to help accommodate increased vessel volume and improve navigational safety for vessels transiting these river sections.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2012-27252
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulations in 33 CFR 100.1101 from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 11, 2012 on Mission Bay, CA in support of the San Diego Fall Classic. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement and provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this designated race area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2012-27251
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Murray Morgan Bridge, also known as the South 11th Street Bridge, across the Thea Foss Waterway, mile 0.6, previously known as City Waterway, at Tacoma, WA. This deviation is necessary to perform extensive maintenance and repair work on the bridge as part a major bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during construction activities.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27250
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to work on Task Statement 71 concerning review of the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) tables for deck and engineer officers listed in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended, for alignment with the Coast Guard examination topic tables. This meeting will be open to the public.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS
Document Number: 2012-27249
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to work on Task Statement 77 concerning the development of new performance measures which can be used to assess mariner competencies in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, specifically Electro-Technical Officers and Electro-Technical Ratings. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-27242
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Third Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled RedBull Flugtag, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Alliance Road Bridge Demolition; Black Warrior River, Locust Fork; Birmingham, AL
Document Number: 2012-27026
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a portion of the Locust Fork to the Black Warrior River, Birmingham, AL. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during the demolition of the Alliance Road Bridge (Co. Rd. 61). 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 (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.