Coast Guard December 18, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulated Navigation Area; Youngs Bay PacifiCorp Sediment Cap; Youngs Bay, Columbia River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2012-30409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) at the Youngs Bay PacifiCorp property in Astoria, OR. This RNA is necessary to preserve the integrity of an engineered sediment cap as part of an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) required remedial action. This proposed RNA will do so by prohibiting activities that could disturb or damage the engineered sediment cap.
Safety Zones; Columbia Grain and United Grain Corporation Facilities; Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Document Number: 2012-30405
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones around the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, and the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA. These safety zones extend to the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, respectively, approximately between the navigable channel and the facility described. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities relating to a labor dispute involving these facilities do not create hazardous navigation conditions for vessels in the navigable channel or vessels attempting to moor at the facilities.
Safety Zones; Grain-Shipment Assistance Vessels; Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Document Number: 2012-30404
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones around the following four vessels: the motor vessel Daniel Foss, IMO 7638454, the motor vessel Washington, IMO 8207733, the motor vessel George W, IMO 9153329, and the motor vessel Connor Foss, Official 1238813. These safety zones apply while these vessels are located on the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and only while they are engaged in transferring persons to or from grain-shipment vessels, and/or assisting grain-shipment vessel movements. These safety zones extend to waters 50 yards ahead of these vessels and 50 yards abeam and astern of these vessels. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities relating to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of the safety zones.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: 2012-30402
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule governing the Freeport Drawbridge, mile 46.0, over the Sacramento River. The bridge owner proposed to change the ``on demand'' bridge opening hours and dates, due to a documented decrease in drawbridge openings compared to other nearby bridges. The change is to address the issue of misalignment between drawbridge staffing and actual drawbridge operation, resulting in unnecessary staffing of the drawbridge during periods of navigational inactivity.
Safety Zone for Recovery Operations for East Jefferson Street Train Derailment, Mantua Creek; Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: 2012-30400
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone one mile north and one mile south of the East Jefferson Street Railroad Bridge, Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, New Jersey, due to a train derailment resulting in the release of hazardous materials into Mantua Creek and the surrounding air. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Mantua Creek. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with an ongoing recovery operation to remove the derailed train cars and address hazardous material release.