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Notice of a Public Meeting To Prepare for the Twenty-Second Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
Document Number: 2012-12457
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard will hold a public meeting on subject matters that will be addressed at the Twenty-Second Session of the Assembly of the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO).
Anchorage; Change to Cottonwood Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2012-12456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising its proposed rule to increase the availability of designated anchorages on the Columbia River. In response to comments on its prior proposal, the Coast Guard proposes a smaller extension of the Cottonwood Island Anchorage than that originally proposed, and the creation of a new anchorage area upriver from the center of the City of Prescott, OR.
Safety Zone; Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, St. Lawrence River, Alexandria Bay, NY
Document Number: 2012-12455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the St. Lawrence River, Alexandria Bay, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the St. Lawrence River during the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce fireworks display. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Olcott Fireworks, Lake Ontario, Olcott, NY
Document Number: 2012-12453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on Lake Ontario, Olcott, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Ontario during the Olcott fireworks display. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with firework display.
Moving Security Zone Around Escorted Vessels on the Lower Mississippi River
Document Number: 2012-12313
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port of New Orleans (COTP New Orleans) is re-establishing and extending the effective period for the moving security zone on the Mississippi river, mile marker 90 through mile marker 110, extending 300 yards on all sides of vessels being escorted by one or more Coast Guard assets.
Safety Zone; City of Tonawanda July 4th Celebration, Niagara River, Tonawanda, NY
Document Number: 2012-12317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the Niagara River, Tonawanda, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Niagara River during the City of Tonawanda July 4th Celebration fireworks display. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with firework display.
Safety Zones; Annually Recurring Marine Events in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2012-12316
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending special local regulations and establishing permanent safety zones in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for annually recurring marine events.
Safety Zone; Flagship Niagara Mariners Ball Fireworks, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA
Document Number: 2012-12315
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay during the Flagship Niagara Mariners Ball Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a firework display.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting
Document Number: 2012-12314
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 76, ``Review of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria);'' and Task Statement 77, ``Development of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).'' This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2012-12307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.941 by adding three permanent safety zones within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during each event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carlin Bayou, LA
Document Number: 2012-12272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add a special operating regulation governing the Louisiana and Delta Railroad (LDRR) vertical lift bridge across Carlin Bayou in Delcambre, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The bridge currently remains in the open-to-navigation position and only lowers for the passage of trains. This rule proposes to codify the current schedule as a special operating regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Alabama River, AL
Document Number: 2012-12269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Meridian and Bigbee Railroad (MNBR) swing span bridge across the Alabama River at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Due to the infrequent requirement to open the bridge for the passage of vessels, the owner has requested a change allowing the bridge to open only on signal if at least 24-hours advanced notification is given.
Safety Zone; Marysville Days Fireworks, St. Clair River, Marysville, MI
Document Number: 2012-12264
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the St. Clair River, Marysville, Michigan. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the St. Clair River during the preparation for and display of the Marysville Days Fireworks on June 29, 2012.
Safety Zone; Nautical City Festival Air Show, Rogers City, MI
Document Number: 2012-12261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie zone. This proposed safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from certain portions of water areas within Sector Sault Sainte Marie Captain of the Port zone. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with an air show performance.
Safety Zone; Town of Cape Charles Fireworks, Cape Charles Harbor, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: 2012-12259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of Cape Charles City Harbor in Cape Charles, VA in support of the Fourth of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with firework displays.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2012-12256
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9:45 p.m. on May 25, 2012 through 11:15 p.m. on September 2, 2012. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise, Seddon Channel, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2012-12239
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Seddon Channel in the vicinity of the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida during the International Special Operations Forces Week Capability Exercise. The exercise is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 and Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with airborne and waterborne activities occurring during the exercise. 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 St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-12237
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the Starlight Parade in Portland, Oregon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate efficient movement of event patrons.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-12232
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the efficient movement of light rail and roadway traffic associated with the Rose Parade in Portland, Oregon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate efficient movement of event patrons.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2012-12229
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Canadian Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Black River, at Mile 1.0, near La Crosse, Wisconsin. This deviation is related to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) under the same docket number and will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed as proposed by the NPRM. This deviation will allow remote operation of the drawspan. Remote operation will enable the bridge to open on demand, instead of with a two-hour delay as it is currently operated when the on-site bridge tender is present.
Safety Zones, Large Cruise Ships; Lower Mississippi River, Southwest Pass Sea Buoy to Mile Marker 96.0; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2012-11923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish 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 proposed moving safety zone extends from bank to bank encompassing one-mile ahead and one-mile astern of each large 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.
Safety Zone; Carnival Fireworks Display, Nantasket Beach, Hull, MA
Document Number: 2012-11922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters off of Nantasket Beach in the vicinity of Hull, MA for a Carnival fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2012-11810
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the drawbridge operating regulation for the Hood Canal floating drawbridge near Port Gamble. This modification will relieve heavy rush hour road traffic on State Routes 3 and 104 by allowing the draw of the bridge to remain closed to maritime traffic during afternoon rush hours during summer months. This action will help alleviate heavy rush hour road traffic by reducing bridge openings, thereby reducing traffic queues and delays due to bridge openings.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events and Safety Zones
Document Number: 2012-11809
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On March 1, 2012, the Coast Guard published a direct final rule, amending and updating its special local regulations and safety zones relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, fireworks displays, and other events that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. No adverse comment or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment was received. The rule will go into effect as scheduled. The Coast Guard is also correcting two entries in this rule through technical amendment. The first correction changes the event name in one entry and the second reduces the occurrence of an event and resulting safety zone from annually to biannually.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-11808
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display 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; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Eureka, CA
Document Number: 2012-11807
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the City of Eureka Fourth of July 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; Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Fireworks, Incline Village, NV
Document Number: 2012-11803
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Incline Village, NV Red, White, and Tahoe Blue Fireworks display 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; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Antioch, CA
Document Number: 2012-11802
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the City of Antioch Fourth of July Fireworks display 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).
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulations
Document Number: 2012-11801
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document makes a correction to the preamble of the Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that was published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2012 (77 FR 27007). In the Basis and Purpose section of that NPRM, the Coast Guard stated that the channel between the Detroit River Light and the D33 stationary light is roughly twelve- hundred yards wide. This statement is incorrect. The channel in that area is approximately twelve-hundred feet wide.
Safety Zone; America's Cup World Series, East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI
Document Number: 2012-11557
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, during the America's Cup World Series (ACWS) sailing vessel racing event.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 183.0 to 183.5
Document Number: 2012-11539
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, from mile 183.0 to mile 183.5, in the vicinity of the Merchants Bridge and extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect repair workers and vessels transiting the area on the Upper Mississippi River to complete bridge repairs. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Newport High School Graduation Fireworks, Newport, OR
Document Number: 2012-11239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone at the entrance of Yaquina Bay in Newport, OR, for a local fireworks event. The safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public during the display and would do so by prohibiting persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River or his designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-11238
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) 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: 1625-0046, Certificates of Financial Responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA
Document Number: 2012-11198
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
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 perform scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours.
Safety Zone; Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: 2012-11196
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Virginia Beach, VA to support the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Virginia Beach Air Show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Atlantic Ocean to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ
Document Number: 2012-11195
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position for four days to facilitate mechanical maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Safety Zone; Baltimore Air Show, Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2012-11193
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone during the ``Baltimore Air Show'', which consists of aerial practices, performance demonstrations and air shows, to be held over certain waters of the Patapsco River adjacent to the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland from June 14, 2012 through June 17, 2012. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River during the event.
Safety Zone; Rocketts Red Glare Fireworks, Ancarrows Landing Park, James River, Richmond, VA
Document Number: 2012-11191
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 420-foot radius safety zone on the navigable waters of James River in Richmond, VA in support of the Rocketts Red Glare Fireworks event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Rocketts Red Glare Fireworks show. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners and spectators from the hazards associated with aerial fireworks displays.
Safety Zone, Temporary Change for Recurring Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks Displays; Northwest Harbor (East Channel) and Tred Avon River, MD
Document Number: 2012-11140
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary change to the enforcement periods and regulated areas of safety zone regulations for two recurring fireworks displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to a recurring fireworks display events that take place at Baltimore, MD and Oxford, MD. Safety zone regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Northwest Harbor (East Channel), Patapsco River, and Tred Avon River during the event.
Safety Zone, Naval Helicopter Association Reunion Helicopter Demonstration, Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2012-11139
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Elizabeth River in the vicinity of Norfolk, VA to support the Naval Helicopter Association Reunion Helicopter Demonstration. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Naval Helicopter Association Reunion Helicopter Demonstration. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Elizabeth River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with air show events.
Safety Zone, Temporary Change for Recurring Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks Displays, Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club Independence Day Fireworks Display, Broad Bay Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: 2012-11138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary change to the enforcement period of a safety zone regulation for one recurring firework display within the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation refers to the firework display event that takes place on the navigable waters of Broad Bay in Virginia Beach, VA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club Independence Day Fireworks Display. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with firework displays.
Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI
Document Number: 2012-11137
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the biennial Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area except for participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered with the event organizer, and personnel or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard on-scene patrol commander.
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulations
Document Number: 2012-11016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This proposed rule would amend the inland waterways navigation regulations. Specifically, this rule proposes to redefine the geographical points which currently demarcate an area of the Detroit River in which certain vessels are restricted to speeds not greater than 12 statute miles per hour (10.4 knots).
Safety Zone; Coast Guard Exercise, Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2012-10885
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around vessels involved in a Coast Guard Ready for Operations exercise in Hood Canal, WA that will take place between May 08, 2012 and May 10, 2012. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during the exercise and will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his Designated Representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-10751
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
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: 1625-0014, Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic Research Vessels and 1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2012-10750
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the May 2012 running of Portland's Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Dynamic Positioning Guidance
Document Number: 2012-10669
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On December 29, 2011, the Coast Guard published a notice of availability and request for comments regarding a draft policy letter on Dynamic Positioning (DP) Systems, Emergency Disconnect Systems, Blowout Preventers, and related training and emergency procedures on a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit. We received comments both as submissions to the docket and at a public meeting held on February 9, 2012, at Coast Guard Headquarters. Based on the comments received, the Coast Guard intends to adjust the scope of the policy described in that notice. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to recommend interim voluntary DP system guidance and recommend DP incident reporting criteria.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-10668
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of May 1, 2012, a notice announcing a National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) partially closed public meeting on May 15-16, 2012, in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This notice corrects that previous notice to add an explanation for why 15-days advance notice was not given.
Safety Zone; 2012 Memorial Day Tribute Fireworks, Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, Michigan
Document Number: 2012-10624
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Charlevoix near Boyne City, Michigan. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Charlevoix due to a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: 2012-10601
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-02
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 Amtrak Railroad Bridge across the Niantic River, mile 0.0, at Niantic, Connecticut. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for 20 nights to facilitate completion of work on machinery and the lift span.