Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; America's Cup Sailing Events, San Francisco, CA; Correction
On July 17, 2012, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a temporary final rule establishing a special local regulation 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. Inadvertently, this rule included errors in four navigational coordinates of the transit zone established for the 2013 America's Cup events. This document corrects those erroneous coordinates.
Adding International Energy Efficiency (IEE) Certificate to List of Certificates a Recognized Classification Society May Issue
The Coast Guard is amending 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 are making this change 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 rule will 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.