National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; September 2014 Meeting
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference to receive a final report from the Subcommittee on Marine Casualty Reporting on the Outer Continental Shelf. This meeting will be open to the public.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Bob O'Connor Foundation Fireworks; Ohio River Mile 0.0 to 0.1; Pittsburgh, PA
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Bob O'Connor Foundation Fireworks on the Ohio River from mile 0.0 to 0.1. This zone will be in effect on August 20, 2014 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:40 p.m. This zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Bob O'Connor Foundation 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.
Safety Zone; TAKE MARU 55 Vessel Salvage; Cocos Island, Merizo, Guam
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in support of vessel salvage operations for the grounded commercial fishing vessel, TAKE MARU 55, in the waters west of Cocos Island. This safety zone will encompass a 400 yard area centered around the TAKE MARU 55, located at approximately 13 degrees 14 minutes 7 seconds North Latitude, 144 degrees 38 minutes 27 seconds East Longitude, the waters west of Cocos Island (North American Datum (NAD) 1983).
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Atlantic Ocean; Ocean City, NJ
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement date of the special local regulation for the recurring air show event known as the Ocean City Air Show, held over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to Ocean City, New Jersey. The change of enforcement date for the special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action will restrict vessel traffic in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, New Jersey, during the event.
Safety Zone, Aquarium Wedding, Delaware River; Camden, NJ
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River in Camden, NJ. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic on a portion of the Delaware River from operating while a fireworks event is taking place. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels, Deepwater Ports and Onshore Facilities
The Coast Guard proposes to increase the limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports, and onshore facilities, under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, as amended (OPA 90), to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). We also propose a simplified regulatory procedure for the Coast Guard to make future required periodic CPI increases to the OPA 90 limits of liability for vessels, deepwater ports, and onshore facilities. These regulatory inflation increases to the limits of liability are required by OPA 90, and are necessary to preserve the deterrent effect and ``polluter pays'' principle embodied in OPA 90. Finally, we propose language to clarify applicability of the OPA 90 vessel limits of liability to two categories of tank vessels, edible oil cargo tank vessels and tank vessels designated as oil spill response vessels. This clarification to the existing regulatory text is needed for consistency with OPA 90.