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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Umpqua River, Reedsport, OR
Document Number: 2012-14642
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 101 Highway Bridge across the Umpqua River, mile 11.1, at Reedsport, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate electrical system upgrades on the bridge. This deviation allows the US 101 Umpqua River Bridge to remain in the closed position during system upgrade and maintenance.
Safety Zone, Fireworks Display, Lake Superior; Duluth, MN
Document Number: 2012-14641
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Superior near Duluth, MN on July 4, 2012. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Duluth area of Lake Superior during the Duluth Fourth Fest fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; F/V Deep Sea, Penn Cove, WA
Document Number: 2012-14640
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the Fishing Vessel (F/V) Deep Sea, located in Penn Cove, WA. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public by preventing contact with potential debris and or hazardous material and allow emergency on-scene vessels to respond to the incident by prohibiting vessels from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Oak Island, NC
Document Number: 2012-14639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Oak Island, North Carolina. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance of the NC 133 Fixed Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 311.8, at Oak Island, North Carolina.
Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66 Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-14545
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Fleet Week Maritime Festival's Pier 66 Safety Zone in Elliott Bay, WA from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on August 1, 2012, however, it will only be enforced thirty minutes prior to, during, and thirty minutes after the annual parade of ships and aerial demonstration. This action is necessary to promote safety on navigable waters. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his Designated Representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-14548
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-14
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: 1625-0048, Vessel Reporting Requirements. 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, Keweenaw Waterway, Hancock, MI
Document Number: 2012-14543
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing a portion of the Keweenaw waterway on June 17, 2012. This safety zone is intended to help protect triathlon participants, as well as boaters and spectators of the event.
Safety Zone; Old Fashion 4th July Fireworks, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA
Document Number: 2012-14541
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay during the Old Fashion 4th July Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-14540
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-14
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: 1625-0012, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner and 1625-0040, Application for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate Evaluation Report, Small Vessel Sea Service Form, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form, and Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings, Merchant Mariner Credential, Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate, Recognition of Foreign Certificate. 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.
Safety Zone; NOAA Vessel Rueben Lasker Launch, Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2012-14468
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Menominee River in Marinette, WI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Menominee River during the launching of the NOAA vessel, Rueben Lasker, on June 16, 2012. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the launching of this large vessel.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: 2012-14382
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On March 23, 2012, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a Final Rule entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters''. The rulemaking triggered new information collection requirements affecting vessel owners and their potential requests for an extension of the compliance date if they cannot practicably comply with the compliance date otherwise applicable to their vessels. This document announces that the request to revise the existing collection of information to add the new request for an extension provision has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and may now be enforced. The OMB control number is 1625-0069.
Safety Zone, Fireworks Display, Lake Superior; Cornucopia, WI
Document Number: 2012-14380
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Siskiwit Bay area of Cornucopia, WI to help protect participants and spectators from a fireworks display taking place on June 30, 2012.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events, Chesapeake Bay Workboat Race, Back River, Messick Point; Poquoson, VA
Document Number: 2012-14379
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a special local regulation during the Chesapeake Bay Workboat Race, a series of boat races to be held on the waters of Back River, Poquoson, Virginia. Because this event will consist of approximately 75 powerboats conducting high-speed competitive races on the waters of Back River, this regulation is 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 Back River, Messick Point, Poquoson, Virginia during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-14378
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a Special Local Regulation for the ``Swim Harbor Island'' swim event, to be held on the waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event.
Safety Zone; Bostock 50th Anniversary Fireworks, Long Island Sound; Manursing Island, NY
Document Number: 2012-14220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound in the vicinity of Manursing Island, NY for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Long Island Sound before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zone; USMMA Fireworks, Long Island Sound, Kings Point, NY
Document Number: 2012-14219
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound in the vicinity of Kings Point, NY for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Long Island Sound before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2012-14217
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones in the Sector New York area of responsibility on various dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
Document Number: 2012-14196
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-12
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 P.J. McArdle Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 0.3, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate the Chelsea River Revel and 5K Road Race. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Swim Event; Lake Gaston, Littleton, NC
Document Number: 2012-14127
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a Special Local Regulation for ``The Crossing'' swim event to be held on the waters of Lake Gaston, adjacent to the Eaton Ferry Bridge in Littleton, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Lake Gaston under the Eaton Ferry Bridge and within 100 yards west of the bridge during the swim event.
Safety Zone; 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship Swim, Hudson River, Fort Lee, NJ
Document Number: 2012-14126
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Englewood Cliffs and Fort Lee, NJ for the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship swim event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with swim events. This proposed rule is intended to restrict all vessels and persons from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York or a designated representative.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-14124
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-11
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 approval for the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, Coast Guard Living Marine Resources (LMR) Enforcement Survey. 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.
Special Local Regulations; OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut, Niantic Bay, Long Island Sound, Thames River and New London Harbor, New London, CT
Document Number: 2012-13890
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations on the navigable waters of Niantic Bay, Long Island Sound, the Thames River and New London Harbor, New London, Connecticut for OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut (CT) activities. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during OPSAIL 2012 CT. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of Niantic Bay, Long Island Sound, the Thames River, and New London Harbor unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound (SLIS).
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2012-13889
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones in the Sector New York area of responsibility on various dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: 2012-13888
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of March 23, 2012 (77 FR 17254), entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters.'' Six technical errors were inadvertently published in the final rule that require correction, two in the preamble and four in the regulatory text. The corrections are necessary for readability and accuracy.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Systems on Commercial Vessels
Document Number: 2012-12334
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the current regulations for fire suppression systems on several classes of commercial vessels. The amendments clarify that approved alternatives to carbon dioxide systems may be used to protect some spaces on these vessels, and set general requirements for alternative systems. Additionally, certain new carbon dioxide systems must be equipped with lockout valves and odorizing units to protect persons after a carbon dioxide discharge. By requiring these features on carbon dioxide systems and by making a wider range of fire suppression systems available, the regulations advance the Coast Guard's strategic goals of promoting marine safety and maritime mobility.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2012-13741
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to the metro trolley system which crosses the bridge.
Safety Zone; Marine Week Cleveland, Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2012-13687
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor at Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie and Cleveland Harbor near Burke Lakefront Airport. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators, and vessels from the hazards associated with aerial insertions and aircraft maneuvers.
Safety Zone; Race on the Lake, Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY
Document Number: 2012-13685
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Onondaga Lake during the Race on the Lake powerboat races. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators, and vessels from the hazards associated with hydroplane and powerboat races.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2012-13684
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual firework displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the firework displays. During the enforcement periods, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative.
Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races; Kennewick, WA
Document Number: 2012-13683
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races from Tuesday, July 24th through Sunday July 29th, 2012. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of persons and vessels involved in the Annual Kennewick, Washington, Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races (Water Follies). During the enforcement period, no vessel may operate in this area without permission from the on scene Patrol Commander.
Safety & Security Zones; OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut, Thames River, New London, CT
Document Number: 2012-13503
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety and security zones on the Thames River near New London, CT for OPSAIL 2012 Connecticut (CT) activities. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and protection of naval vessels on navigable waters during OPSAIL 2012 CT. This action will restrict vessel from entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within the zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound (SLIS).
Safety Zone; Kemah Boardwalk Summer Season Fireworks, Galveston Bay, Kemah, TX
Document Number: 2012-13160
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the specified waters in Galveston Bay in the vicinity of Kemah, Texas within a 1000' radius around a fireworks barge. The safety zone is necessary to aid in the safety of mariners viewing the Kemah Boardwalk Summer Season Fireworks. During periods of enforcement, entry into the zone will not be permitted except as specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston or a designated representative.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone
Document Number: 2012-13032
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for fireworks displays in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone from May 2012 through September 2012. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the crews onboard the vessels displaying the fireworks, the maritime public, and all other observers. During the enforcement period for each specific safety zone, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Columbia River or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN
Document Number: 2012-13033
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operation schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The deviation is necessary due to increased vehicular traffic after a local 4th of July fireworks display. The deviation allows the bridge to be in the closed-to-navigation position to clear increased vehicular traffic.
Safety Zone; Belle Pass Dredge Operations, Belle Pass, Mile Marker 1.0 to Mile Marker (−0.2), Port Fourchon, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: 2012-13031
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 500 foot temporary moving safety zone around the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge MISSOURI H, while it conducts dredging operations in specified waters of Belle Pass, Port Fourchon, Louisiana. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during dredging operations. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Morgan City or a designated representative.
Safety Zone for Fifth Coast Guard District Fireworks Display Currituck Sound; Corolla, NC
Document Number: 2012-12972
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement location of a safety zone for one specific recurring fireworks display in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to only one recurring fireworks event, held adjacent to the Currituck Sound, Corolla, North Carolina. The fireworks display previously originated from a barge but will this year originate from a location on land; the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Currituck Sound, Corolla, NC, during the event.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events and Safety Zones; Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival; Santa Rosa Sound; Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Document Number: 2012-12951
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation and a Safety Zone for the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival in the Santa Rosa Sound, Ft. Walton Beach, FL on June 1 and June 2, 2012. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the regulated area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Charleston Zone, SC
Document Number: 2012-12875
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing five temporary safety zones during Fourth of July Fireworks Displays on certain navigable waterways in Hilton Head Island, Mount Pleasant, Murrells Inlet, North Charleston, and North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2012-12874
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2012-12872
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
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 an extension of its approval to the following collection of information: 1625-0095, Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard requests approval of a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0099, Requirements for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Compressed Natural Gas as Cooking Fuel on Passenger Vessels and 1625-0103, Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the 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.
Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Documents (MMDs)
Document Number: 2012-12871
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing one section of regulations previously published as an interim rule on January 6, 2004. The interim rule was published to enhance the application procedures for the Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation program, which were necessary to improve maritime safety and promote the national security interest of the United States, but was never published as a final rule. The Coast Guard is finalizing the one remaining section of the interim rule that has remained unfinalized, which is a statement of the purpose of the rules in this part.
Validation of Merchant Mariners' Vital Information and Issuance of Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Licenses and Certificates of Registry (MMLs)
Document Number: 2012-12870
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing regulations previously published as an interim rule on January 13, 2006. The interim rule was published to amend the maritime personnel licensing rules to include new security requirements when mariners apply for original, renewal, and raise-of- grade licenses and certificates of registry, but was never published as a final rule. The Coast Guard is finalizing the one remaining section of the interim rule that has remained unfinalized, which is the definition of a dangerous drug.
Safety Zone, Temporary Change for Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, Pamlico River and Tar River; Washington, NC
Document Number: 2012-12727
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period and location of safety zone regulations for a recurring fireworks display within the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to two recurring fireworks display events that take place at Washington, NC. 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 a portion of the Pamlico River and Tar River near Washington, NC, during the event.
Security Zone; USS MISSISSIPPI Commissioning; Pascagoula Harbor & Pascagoula River; Pascagoula, MS
Document Number: 2012-12671
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for the arrival, commissioning, and departure of the USS MISSISSIPPI. This security zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature during the arrival, commissioning, and departure of the USS MISSISSIPPI. Entry into 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.
Special Local Regulations; Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound
Document Number: 2012-12563
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Safety Zones for fireworks displays and Special Local Regulations for swimming events in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the dates and times listed in the tables below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during these regattas, fireworks displays and swim events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Temporary Change of Dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-12596
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement period of one special local regulation for a recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District, specifically the ``Wilmington YMCA Triathlon'', locally known as the ``Beach 2 Battleship'', conducted on the waters of Wrightsville Channel near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event, which has been rescheduled from the last Saturday in October or the first or second Saturday in November to the third Saturday in October. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Wrightsville Channel during the swimming portion of this event.
Hydroplane Races Within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2012-12595
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility for the Tastin' n' Racin' hydroplane event in Lake Sammamish, WA on June 9th and 10th, 2012. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement in the vicinity of the race courses thereby ensuring the safety of participants and spectators during these events. During the enforcement period non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering the designated race areas. Spectator craft entering, exiting or moving within the spectator area must operate at speeds which will create a minimum wake.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Northern New England
Document Number: 2012-12562
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the events outlined in Tables 1 and 2 taking place throughout the Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to protect marine traffic and spectators from the hazards associated with powerboat races, regattas, boat parades, rowing and paddling boat races, swim events, and fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the Special Local Regulation area or Safety Zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; A Salute to Our Heroes Fireworks, Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin, NY
Document Number: 2012-12464
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 Hamlin Beach State Park, Hamlin, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of water off Hamlin Beach State Park during the A Salute to Our Heroes on July 07, 2012. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with firework display.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2012-12459
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 waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement commencing Sept 1, 2012. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.