Coast Guard May 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2014-10974
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
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, Fireworks Display, Lake Michigan; Winnetka, IL
Document Number: 2014-10973
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in Lake Michigan, Winnetka, Illinois. This proposed safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan due to hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Big Bay Boom Fourth of July Fireworks, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2014-10972
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Big Bay Boom Fourth of July Fireworks safety zones on July 4, 2014. This recurring marine event occurs on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, AZ) and Headgate Dam (Parker, AZ) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2014-10971
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the 37th Annual Parker, AZ Tube Float marine event and associated waterway restriction special local regulations on June 7, 2014. This event occurs in the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona, covering six miles from the La Paz County Park to the Headgate Dam. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, Glenbrook, NV
Document Number: 2014-10970
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the 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 the 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 Zones; Captain of the Port Boston Fireworks Display Zones, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2014-10760
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing six permanent safety zones throughout Boston Inner Harbor to be enforced during certain fireworks displays. These six permanent safety zones will expedite public notification of certain fireworks events and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with maritime fireworks displays.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2014-10759
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified 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 zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: 2014-10753
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Sabine River in Orange, TX in support of Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) boat races. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a boat race competition. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the COTP or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Belt Parkway Bridge Construction, Gerritsen Inlet; Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2014-10749
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Gerritsen Inlet surrounding the Belt Parkway Bridge. This rule will allow the Coast Guard to prohibit all vessel traffic through the safety zone during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the safety zone during the construction of the Belt Parkway Bridge.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Events on the Maumee River
Document Number: 2014-10625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations by adding two Special Local Regulations within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on the Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio. These special local regulated areas are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with these races. These regulations are intended to regulate vessel movement in portions of the Maumee River during the annual Dragon Boat Races and Frogtown Races.
Special Local Regulation: Newport to Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI
Document Number: 2014-10621
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-08
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 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014. 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.
Policy Implementing the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping Final Rule
Document Number: 2014-10530
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of ten Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs), which are the second set of a series of NVICs to implement the Final Rule that aligned Coast Guard regulations with amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and made changes to national endorsements. These NVICs will provide guidance to mariners concerning new regulations governing merchant mariner certificates and endorsements to Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC).
Workplace Safety and Health for Merchant Mariners
Document Number: 2014-09851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks public comment on a petition that requests the Coast Guard to initiate a rulemaking to address mariner occupational health and safety. In the attachments to its petition, which asserts that the Coast Guard has failed to provide adequate workplace safety and health measures to protect limited tonnage merchant mariners, the National Mariner's Association has identified several safety and occupational health issues that are not currently addressed under the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard will consider all comments received in response to this notice in determining whether or not to initiate the requested rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Choptank River; Between Cambridge, MD and Trappe, MD
Document Number: 2014-10381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning amendments to the regattas and marine parades regulations. The rulemaking was intended to establish special local regulations during the swim segment of the ``Choptank Bridge Swim,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of Choptank River between Cambridge, MD and Trappe, MD on May 10, 2014. The Coast Guard was notified on April 9, 2014 that the event had been cancelled.
Safety Zone: Tiburon's 50th Anniversary Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, Tiburon, CA
Document Number: 2014-10379
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
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 Point Tiburon in support of the Town of Tiburon's 50th Anniversary Fireworks celebration on May 30, 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 their designated representative.
Anchorage; Ashley River Anchorage, Ashley River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-10377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the special anchorage area located on the Ashley River, in Charleston, SC. The change is necessary to accommodate the expansion of the Charleston City Marina and meet the requirements of 33 CFR 109.10. The change will ensure that there is sufficient space to accommodate vessels desiring to anchor in the area, while allowing a sufficient buffer between the federal channel and special anchorage.
Special Local Regulation; Stuart Sailfish Regatta, Indian River; Stuart, FL
Document Number: 2014-10271
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the Indian River located northeast of Ernest F. Lyons Bridge and south of Joes Cove, in Stuart, Florida during the Stuart Sailfish Regatta, a series of high-speed boat races. The Stuart Sailfish Regatta will take place from May 16 through May 18, 2014. Approximately 120 high-speed power boats will be participating in the event. It is anticipated that at least 100 spectator vessels will be present during the event. This special local regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following three areas: A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants or vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area, where all persons are prohibited from entering the water or swimming in the designated area.
Safety Zones; July 4th Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Miami Zone; FL
Document Number: 2014-10270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish three temporary safety zones during Fourth of July fireworks events on navigable waterways in the vicinity of Stuart, West Palm Beach, and Miami, Florida. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States. Non-participant 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 Miami or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2014-10265
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Witt-Penn (Rt-7) Bridge across the Hackensack River at mile 3.1, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to facilitate replacement of the safety barrier gates at the bridge. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed position for five days.
Outer Continental Shelf Units-Fire and Explosion Analyses
Document Number: 2014-10010
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
As part of its continuing response to the explosion, fire and sinking of the mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) DEEPWATER HORIZON in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the Coast Guard is providing recommended interim voluntary guidelines concerning fire and explosion analyses for MODUs and manned fixed and floating offshore facilities engaged in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
Safety Zone; Sea World San Diego 2014 Summer Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2014-09852
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Sea World San Diego 2014 Firework safety zone on May 24 through May 26, May 31, June 1, June 7, June 8, June 13 through June 30, July 1 through July 31, August 1 through August 17, August 22 through August 24, August 29 through August 31, September 1 and September 6, 2014. These recurring annual summer firework display events occur on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the marine event crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oceanport Creek, Oceanport, NJ
Document Number: 2014-10001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Bridge across Oceanport Creek at mile 8.4, at Oceanport, New Jersey. The bridge owner submitted a request to allow the bridge to require a four hour advance notice for bridge openings year-round based upon infrequent requests to open the draw during past years. It is expected that this proposed change to the regulations will create efficiency in drawbridge operations while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Elizabeth, NJ
Document Number: 2014-09999
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the First Street Bridge across the Elizabeth River at mile 0.4, at Elizabeth, New Jersey. The drawbridge was converted to a fixed bridge in July 2010, and the operating regulation is no longer necessary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Miner Slough, Near Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2014-09986
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation, Hwy 84 drawbridge across Miner Slough, mile 5.5, near Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to repair the damaged deck system of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position with a 7 foot reduction in vertical clearance during the deviation period.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo
Document Number: 2014-09862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulations for annually reoccurring firework displays and marine events within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. The safety zones that would be amended or established by this proposed rulemaking are necessary to protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, hydroplane boat races, and other events of a similar nature posing a potential hazard to the safety of life and property on the navigable waters. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from designated areas on navigable waterways during these events.