Safety Zone; Woldenburg Park, Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
The Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, has established a temporary safety zone on the Mississippi River in the vicinity of Woldenburg Park, mile marker 94 to mile marker 96, extending out 300 feet from the East Bank of the Mississippi River during Super Bowl 2013 celebratory events. The Super Bowl is a large scale event that poses many public safety concerns due to the number of people that will attend. This safety zone has been established to protect the public from the hazards created by congested river traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulations that govern the Wantagh State Parkway Bridge, mile 16.1, across Goose Creek at Jones Beach, New York, and revising the regulations that govern the Captree State Parkway Bridge, mile 30.7, across the State Boat Channel at Captree Island, New York. The Wantagh State Parkway Bridge was replaced with a fixed bridge and the drawbridge operation regulations are no longer necessary. The method for contacting the bridge tender at the Captree State Parkway Bridge changed several years ago and this action will update the regulations to reflect the present contact protocol.
Changes to Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification System, and Boating Accident Report Database
On March 28, 2012, the Coast Guard amended its regulations related to numbering undocumented vessels and reporting boating accidents. The amendment affects three collections of information and adds to the recordkeeping and reporting requirements of vessel owners and agencies involved in issuing vessel registration and reporting boating accidents. This notice announces that the Office of Management and Budget approved changes to the collections of information with control numbers 1625-0003, 1625-0070, and 1625-0108, which will now be enforced.
Safety Zone-Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA
The Coast Guard is soliciting public comment on the continued applicability of, or the need to amend an existing regulation; 33 CFR 165.120, Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA. This advance notice allows the Coast Guard to gather information from the public and waterway stakeholders that use the Chelsea River that may result in an amendment to, or the disestablishment of, the existing regulation. Any proposed amendments should reflect the recent changes to the Chelsea Street Bridge and the modification of the surrounding navigational channel. The comments and recommendations received from this advanced notice may lead to future rulemaking.