Coast Guard November 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA
Document Number: 2013-28339
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Highway 4 Drawbridge across Old River, mile 14.8 between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make critical repairs to the bridge gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Nationwide Use of High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency Active SONAR Technology; Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2013-28337
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Nationwide Use of High Frequency (HF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) Technology and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The USCG is proposing the nationwide use of active SONAR technologies that operate at frequencies of 50 kiloHertz (kHz) and greater from fixed and mobile platforms. Active SONAR technology would be used in support of USCG missions to locate, image, and classify submerged/underwater targets of interest (TOI). The PEA is a program- level document that will provide the USCG with management-level analysis of the potential impacts of each alternative on the human and natural environments.