Coast Guard April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Local Regulation; Low Country Splash, Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-09853
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor in Charleston, SC during the Low Country Splash in Charleston, SC, on May 24, 2014. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Wando River and Charleston Harbor, preventing non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2014-09729
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the SR 46 (St. Claude Avenue) bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 0.5 (GIWW mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock) in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 24 consecutive hours within an eight day window of opportunity to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.
Safety Zone: Giants Enterprises Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2014-09722
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near AT&T Park in support of Giants Enterprises Fireworks Display on May 21, 2014. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor (East Channel); Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2014-09500
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located adjacent to the East Channel of Northwest Harbor at Baltimore, MD on May 8, 2014. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Patapsco River.
Revisions to Maritime Security Directive 104-6; Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
Document Number: 2014-09385
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Revision 7 to Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6, which provides guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high risk waters (HRW) where acts of terrorism, piracy, and armed robbery against ships are prevalent, as well as specific guidance for offshore supply vessels and liftboats operating in the Gulf of Guinea. The directive contains security- sensitive information and therefore cannot be made available to the general public. U.S. vessel owners and operators who have needed to take action under previous versions of MARSEC Directive 104-6, or whose vessels operate in waters off the coast of Africa, should immediately contact their local Coast Guard Captain of the Port or District Commander for a copy of Revision 7, which contains important updates to the locations of HRW and to the guidelines for addressing security risks in those waters. The Coast Guard advises such owners and operators that, under Revision 7, they may need to take specific actions in accordance with MARSEC Directive 104-6 before their vessel enters HRW. This notice is issued under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugus River, Revere and Lynn, MA
Document Number: 2014-09384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the General Edwards SR1A Bridge across the Saugus River at mile 1.7, between Revere and Lynn, Massachusetts. The bridge owner, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, submitted a request to require a two-hour advance notice for bridge openings at all times based upon infrequent requests to open the draw during past years. It is expected that this change to the regulation will create efficiency in drawbridge operations while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Safety Zone; Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival and Head of the Cuyahoga, Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2014-09383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish regulations for annual, combined marine events that require the establishment of a temporary safety zone within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo on the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH. This proposed safety zone regulation is necessary to protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with the rowing regatta in the narrow waterway of the Cuyahoga River. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels annually from a portion of the Cuyahoga River for up to 10 hours during the combined Dragon Boat Festival and the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Mile 803.5 to 804.5 Henderson, KY
Document Number: 2014-09382
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Ohio River, beginning at mile marker 803.5 and ending at mile marker 804.5. This safety zone is necessary to provide safety for recreational boaters that will be spectators at the Henderson Breakfast Lions Club Tri Fest fireworks. Commercial vessels are prohibited from entering into this area and all vessels are prohibited from entering into the area between mile markers 803.5 and 804.5 unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Safety Zone: Belle Haven Club Fireworks Display, Byram Harbor; Greenwich, CT
Document Number: 2014-09381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Byram Harbor near Greenwich, CT for the Belle Haven Club fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone: Smith Point Triathlon, Narrow Bay; Mastic Beach, NY
Document Number: 2014-09380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Narrow Bay near Smith Point Park in Mastic Beach, NY for the swim event associated with the Smith Point Triathlon. The safety zone will provide protective measures for the event participants and the maritime public from the hazards associated with vessels operating in close proximity to the swim event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; Celebrate the Amboys Fireworks; Raritan Bay, Perth Amboy, NJ
Document Number: 2014-09369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Raritan Bay in the vicinity of Perth Amboy, NJ 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 Raritan Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zone: Lady Liberty Sharkfest Swim; Upper New York Bay, Liberty Island, NY
Document Number: 2014-09366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Upper New York Bay in the vicinity of Liberty Island, New York for a swim event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with swim events taking place in a high vessel traffic area. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Upper New York Bay before and during the swim event.
Safety Zone: Freeport Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Display, South Oyster Bay; Freeport, NY
Document Number: 2014-09364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of South Oyster Bay near the Guy Lombardo Marina in Freeport, NY for the Freeport Chamber of Commerce fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; Arts Project Cherry Grove Pride Week Fireworks Display, Great South Bay; Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
Document Number: 2014-09358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Great South Bay near Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY for the Arts Project Cherry Grove Pride Week fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; June 2014 Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet via teleconference to receive tasking related to the report of investigation into the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) KULLUK grounding incident and receive final reports or status reports from seven active TSAC Subcommittees. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett and Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2014-09067
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA, and the SR 529 Bridges across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1, near Marysville, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Total Health Events Heroes Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2014-09066
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule governing the ``I'' Street Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.4 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capitol City Classic 10K run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Merrimack River, Groveland and Haverhill, MA
Document Number: 2014-09065
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Groveland Drawbridge across the Merrimack River at mile 16.5 between Groveland and Haverhill, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate completion of a bridge replacement project. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to require a twenty-four hour advance notice for bridge openings for three months.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2014-09064
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Gil Hodges (Marine Parkway) Bridge across the Jamaica Bay, mile 3.0 at Queens, New York. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed position for three days to facilitate mechanical repairs at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2014-09063
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capitol City Classic 10K run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Special Local Regulations; Eighth Coast Guard District Annual and Recurring Marine Events Update
Document Number: 2014-09062
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its special local regulations relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR). This interim rule informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, and other recurring events that require additional safety measures through establishing a special local regulation. Through this interim rule the current list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. Additionally, this one rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring event and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation throughout the year.
Safety Zones; Eighth Coast Guard District Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2014-09061
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its current list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District area of responsibility (AOR). This interim rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing a safety zone. Through this interim rule the current list of recurring safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Eighth Coast Guard District AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, vessel traffic is restricted from specified areas. Additionally, this one rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing a separate rule for each individual recurring safety zone and serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year.
Safety Zone; Xterra Swim, Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2014-09060
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone during the Xterra swim, a swimming race occurring on waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Xterra Swim is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2014-09058
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone within the Chicago Harbor during specified periods from May 24, 2014, through January 1, 2015. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various firework events. During the enforcement periods listed below, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Safety Zones, Swim Around Charleston; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-09057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary moving safety zones during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Swim Around Charleston is scheduled on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The temporary moving safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, NJ
Document Number: 2014-09054
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the bascule span of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Route 73), across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, between the townships of Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the bridge deck. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position during the rehabilitation project.
Safety Zones, Charleston Sharkfest Swim; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-09050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary moving safety zone on the waters of Charleston Harbor, in Charleston, South Carolina during the Charleston Sharkfest Swim on Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The Charleston Sharkfest Swim is a 1850 meter swimming race. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Slip 4 Early Action Area Superfund Site, Lower Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2014-07834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on a portion of the Lower Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington. The RNA will protect the riverbed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Slip 4 Early Action Area (EAA). This RNA would prohibit activities that could disrupt the integrity of the engineered sediment and slope caps that have been placed within the Slip 4 EAA. These activities include vessel grounding, anchoring, dragging, trawling, spudding or other such activities that would disturb the riverbed. It will not affect transit or navigation of this area.
Assessment Framework and Organizational Restatement Regarding Preemption for Certain Regulations Issued by the Coast Guard
Document Number: 2014-08934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces two public meetings to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking addressing the Coast Guard's assessment framework for, and restating its position regarding, the federalism implications of regulations issued under the authority of various statutes within Titles 33 and 46 of the United States Code. The meetings will be held in two locations in order to allow for greater public involvement.
Safety Zone; BWRC West Coast Nationals; Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2014-08933
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona in support of the Blue Water Resort and Casino (BWRC) West Coast Nationals high speed boat race. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series; Thompson Bay, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2014-08928
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu City, Arizona in support of the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series high speed drag boat race. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-08920
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
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 (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of an extension to the following collection of information: 1625-0073, Alteration of Unreasonably Obstructive Bridges. 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.
Safety Zone; Lucas Oil Drag Boats Racing Series; Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2014-08788
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Colorado River in Lake Havasu, AZ for the Lucas Oil Drag Boats Racing Series from May 2, 2014 through May 4, 2014. The safety zone would be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily during this timeframe. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Barnegat Bay, Seaside Heights, NJ
Document Number: 2014-08787
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the S37 Bridge, at NJICW mile 14.1 over Barnegat Bay, at Seaside Heights, NJ. Over the span of two and half years, the bridge will be closed to navigation for three four-month closure periods. Extensive replacement of parts and repairs to the bridge necessitate these closures.
Special Local Regulations; Beaufort Water Festival, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: 2014-08785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation pertaining to the Beaufort Water Festival from 11:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on July 19, 2014. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Beaufort Water Festival Air Show. During the enforcement period, the special local regulation establishes a regulated area which all people and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring, or remaining within. Vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the area if authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2014-08783
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the participants of the Quad City Marathon to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for four hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL
Document Number: 2014-08782
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, Alabama. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace and adjust the down haul operating ropes that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and not open to vessel traffic.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-08256
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Coast Guard plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0043, Ports and Waterways Safety Act Title 33, Subchapter P. The Coast Guard invites comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2014-08550
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park Highway Bridge across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 3.8, at Seattle, Washington. The deviation is necessary to enable timely completion of drawbridge construction. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed to mariners needing a full channel, double bascule leaf drawbridge opening unless 12 hours advance notice is provided. Mariners that only require a single leaf, half channel drawbridge opening will be given an opening upon signal.
Proposed Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Maritime Smart Phone Public Safety Answering Point Forwarding Into Rescue21
Document Number: 2014-08547
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and document viable technical approaches for securely forwarding maritime-related smart phone (voice image position and text) through Next Generation/Enhanced 9-1-1 (NG 911) into the Coast Guard Rescue21 System. The Coast Guard solicits public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non- Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-08535
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
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 collection of information: 1625-0002, Application for Vessel Inspection, Waiver, and Continuous Synopsis Record. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Regulated Navigation Area; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2014-08265
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule revises an existing interim rule to permanently establish a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) protecting floodwalls and levees in the New Orleans area from possible damage caused by vessels that can breakaway during certain tropical storm and hurricane conditions. This final rule also addresses comments from the public on the previously published Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) and economic review for this RNA. This action is necessary for the flood protection of high-risk areas throughout the Greater New Orleans Area when a tropical event threatens to approach and impact the area.
Safety Zone; Ellie's Wedding Fireworks Display; Long Island Sound; Greenwich, CT.
Document Number: 2014-08220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
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 near Greenwich, CT for the Ellie's Wedding fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The safety zone will facilitate public notification of the event and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these events. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks; Allegheny River Mile 0.4 to 0.6; Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2014-08382
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, from mile 0.4 to 0.6, extending the entire width of the river. This zone will be in effect on April 5, April 19, May 10, June 26, July 19, August 9, and September 20, 2014 from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. This zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates Barge-based Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone 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) Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Bars Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2014-08374
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard finalizes regulations previously published as an interim rule on July 9, 2013. In this final rule, the Coast Guard removes the wave height and surface current provisions and regulated boating areas for bar crossing locations along the coasts of Oregon and Washington because they conflict with more recently promulgated wave height provisions and regulated boating areas for the same bar crossings. This amendment is necessary in order to remove confusion as to which safety requirements apply to recreational vessels, uninspected passenger vessels, small passenger vessels, and commercial fishing vessels when operating within the regulated navigation areas.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-08371
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet on May 8-9, 2014, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2014-08368
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Conch Republic Navy Parade and Battle Special Local Regulation in the Gulf of Mexico, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on April 25, 2014. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port.
Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities
Document Number: 2014-08359
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering expanding its maritime safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew working on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs) engaged in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), regardless of flag. This is necessary to enhance personnel preparedness for responding to emergencies such as fire, personal injury, and abandon ship situations in hazardous environments. We seek comments on the following topics: the sufficiency of existing maritime safety training and the value of additional maritime safety training for maritime crew and persons other than crew on OSVs and MOUs; an MOU's safety organizational structure (defining levels of authority and lines of communication); the professional education and service requirements for industrial officers on MOUs; the sufficiency of manning regulations on MOUs and OSVs; and any available economic data on current labor market trends and conditions as well as the current costs, benefits, and effectiveness of mandated maritime safety training courses and programs for maritime crew and persons other than crew.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN
Document Number: 2014-08263
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The deviation was requested by the City of Stillwater to perform a functional review of drawspan operation needs during the navigation season due to growing traffic congestion. This deviation will test an altered opening schedule operated Monday through Friday (Except Federal Holidays) for approximately 5 months.
Safety Zone; Military Munitions Recovery, Raritan River, Raritan, NJ
Document Number: 2014-08247
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone within the waters of the Raritan River upstream of the Perth Amboy Railroad Bridge. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the protection of the maritime public and safety of navigation during removal of underwater explosive hazards in the Raritan River. This action will protect the public from the dangers posed by underwater explosives by restricting unauthorized persons and vessels from traveling through or conducting underwater activities within a portion of the Raritan River while military munitions are rendered safe, detonated, and/or removed from the area. Entry into this zone (as well as a broad array of other actions) will be prohibited within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or the designated on-scene representative.