Coast Guard August 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
Document Number: 2014-18865
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 114, St Petersburg Beach, Florida. The drawbridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 2014 and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tigre Bayou, Vermilion Parish, Delcambre, LA
Document Number: 2014-18869
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the LA 330 Swing Bridge across Tigre Bayou, mile 2.3 in Delcambre, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for approximately 80 days for the purpose of conducting scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach, FL
Document Number: 2014-18868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``E'' (SR 679) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 113.0, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. This proposal would extend the time period when the bridge is subject to periodic openings. During this extended time period the bridge will not open on demand.
Notice of Review and Update of the New York/New Jersey Area Contingency Plan
Document Number: 2014-18867
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, New York, as Chair of the New York/New Jersey Area Committee, announces the review of the New York/New Jersey Area Contingency Plan (NY/NJ ACP) and is seeking public comment on the NY/NJ ACP. The NY/NJ ACP is a plan prepared by the New York/New Jersey Area Committee to define roles, responsibilities, resources and procedures necessary to respond to a myriad of spill response evolutions. The New York/New Jersey Area Committee is composed of experienced environmental/response representatives from federal, state and local government agencies with definitive responsibilities for the area's environmental integrity. Other interested stakeholders, such as industry and environmental groups, also compose the NY/NJ Area Committee. The NY/NJ Area Committee is responsible for developing the NY/NJ ACP. This notice solicits comments and suggestions for updating the NY/NJ ACP.
Safety Zone, James River; Newport News, VA
Document Number: 2014-18864
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the James River in Newport News, VA for multiple periods, one hour in length each, on all weekdays from August 6 until August 15, 2014. This action will restrict vessel traffic movement in the designated area during the United States Navy's operation involving unmanned and remote-operated crafts. This action is necessary in order to protect the life and property of the maritime public due to the high speed maneuvering of the vessels and the experimental nature of the control technology.
Safety Zone, Elizabeth River; Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2014-18862
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, VA to support four Harbor Park Stadium fireworks displays. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the designated area in order to protect the life and property of the maritime public and spectators from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Little Snake Hill, NJ
Document Number: 2014-18717
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Amtrak Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 5.0, at Little Snake Hill, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary for installation of new ties, miter rails and drive motors at the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for five nights to perform scheduled maintenance.
Safety Zone; Gay Games 9 Open Water Swim, Lake Erie, Edgewater Park, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2014-18605
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Edgewater Park, Cleveland, OH, for an open water swim event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers from vessels operating in the area. This safety zone will restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Gay Games 9 Open Water swimming event.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-18604
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR), 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: 1625-0036, Plan Approval and Records for U.S. and Foreign Tank Vessels Carrying Oil in Bulk. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth Zone-Superior Man Triathlon
Document Number: 2014-18601
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce its safety zone for the Superior Man Triathlon in Duluth, MN from 6 a.m. through 9 a.m. on August 24, 2014. This action is necessary to protect participants during the swimming portion of the Superior Man Triathlon. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or his designated on-scene representative.
Change-1 to the Marine Safety Manual, Volume III
Document Number: 2014-18528
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Change-1 to the Marine Safety Manual (MSM), Volume III, Marine Industry Personnel, and the corresponding Commandant Change Notice that highlights the changes made to that manual. MSM Volume III provides information and interpretations on international conventions and U.S. statutory and regulatory issues relating to marine industry personnel. Change-1 is presented in a new format to facilitate future revisions by creating three distinct parts; Part A: Mariner Credentialing (Chapters 1-17), Part B: Vessel Manning (legacy Chapters 20-26, now Chapters 1-7), and Part C: Shipment and Service (legacy Chapters 18-19, now Chapters 1-2). The Commandant Change Notice discusses the substantive changes to Part B, Chapters 1 through 7. This Change includes revisions to Part C, Chapters 1 and 2, to account for revised regulations, updated forms, and reformatting. Part A will be reviewed and revised as part of a separate initiative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2014-18390
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that govern four Multnomah County bridges: The Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, all crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Portland Providence Bridge Pedal event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2014-18372
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, in Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position two hours before and two hours after each game. Please note that the game times for five of the seven games scheduled for Husky Stadium have not yet been determined due to NCAA television scheduling.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2014-18370
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs The Broadway Bridge, across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 2014 Pints to Pasta foot race event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2014-18365
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Bayfair special local regulations on Friday, September 12, 2014 through Sunday, September 14, 2014. This recurring marine event occurs on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the high speed boat race 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 Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2014-18360
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce one special local regulation for a regatta in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on October 5, 2014. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Events on the Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2014-18287
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its safety of life on navigable waters 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; Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: 2014-18286
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. on August 3, 2014 during hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port, on-scene Patrol Commander or Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Gay Games 9 Triathlon, North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2014-18284
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of North Coast Harbor during the Gay Games 9 Triathlon. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators, and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a large swimming event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Raccoon Creek, Bridgeport, NJ
Document Number: 2014-18282
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 130 lift bridge over Raccoon Creek at mile marker 1.8 in Bridgeport, NJ. The new rule will change the time of year that the bridge opens on signal. For the months that no longer open on signal, the bridge will open with four hours advanced notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: 2014-18278
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the New Jersey State Route 44 lift bridge over Mantua Creek at mile marker 1.7, near Paulsboro, NJ. The new rule will change the time of year that the bridge opens on signal. For the months that no longer open on signal, the bridge will open with four hours advanced notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Darby Creek, Essington, PA
Document Number: 2014-18267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating regulation that governs the Conrail railroad bridge over Darby Creek in Essington, PA. The bridge owner, Conrail, is modifying the existing remote operating system which controls the bridge operations. Cameras will be installed and the remote operating site will move from its current location in Delair, NJ to Mt. Laurel, NJ. Train crews will no longer be required to stop and check the waterway for approaching vessel traffic prior to initiating a bridge closure, and mariners requesting an opening for the bridge will have to contact the new remote location.