Coast Guard August 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Local Regulation and Safety Zone; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2014-20676
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for one marine event and establishing one safety zone for one marine event within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Long Island Sound (LIS) Zone. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these regulated areas and safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by COTP Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone, Shallowbag Bay; Manteo, NC
Document Number: 2014-20675
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Shallowbag Bay, Manteo, NC. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Shallowbag Bay River during the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Fireworks display.
Safety Zone; USS MIDWAY Fireworks, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2014-20668
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a USS MIDWAY private fireworks display on October 6, 2014. This marine event occurs on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, immediately to the west of the USS MIDWAY located in San Diego Bay, 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.
Safety Zone; Seafood Festival Fireworks, Fox River, Menasha, WI
Document Number: 2014-20666
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Fox River in Menasha, Wisconsin. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Fox River due to a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the fireworks display.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Allen Canal, LA
Document Number: 2014-20542
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge across the Port Allen Canal, mile 8.7 (Gulf Intracoastal Canal, Morgan City to Port Allen (Alternate Route), mile 56.0), near Morley, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for five hours on three consecutive days. The deviation is necessary to conduct maintenance and install new track panels on the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Townsend Gut, Boothbay Harbor and Southport, ME
Document Number: 2014-20541
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Southport SR27 Bridge across Townsend Gut, mile 0.7, between Boothbay Harbor and Southport, Maine. The bridge owner, Maine Department of Transportation will be performing structural repairs at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to operate on a temporary schedule for eleven weeks to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY
Document Number: 2014-20540
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Loop Parkway Bridge, mile 0.7, across Long Creek, and the Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, across Sloop Channel, both at Hempstead, New York. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2014 Dee Snider's Ride to Fight Hunger on Long Island. The deviation allows the two bridges to remain in the closed position during this public event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Venice, FL
Document Number: 2014-20539
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Venice Avenue Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 56.6, Venice, FL. This temporary operating schedule will allow the bridge to not open to navigation including tugs with tows, during the Sarasota Iron Man Triathlon scheduled for the second Sunday of November, for the safety of the participants.
Safety Zone, Lower Mississippi River Mile 94.0 to Mile 95.0; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2014-20537
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 94.0 to mile marker 95.0 above head of passes (AHP). This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a barge based fireworks display in the Lower Mississippi River at mile marker 94.4 AHP. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans or a designated representative.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-20399
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; September 2014 Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet in Washington, DC, September 24 and 25, 2014, to review and discuss recommendations from its Subcommittees and to receive briefs listed in the agenda under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All meetings will be open to the public. The Subcommittees will meet on September 24, 2014, and work on eight assigned tasks listed in the referenced agenda. The full Towing Safety Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, September 25, 2014.
Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District, Sabine River; Orange, TX
Document Number: 2014-20329
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour (S.P.O.R.T.) boat races to be held on the Sabine River in Orange, TX from 3 p.m. on September 19, 2014, through 6 p.m. on September 21, 2014. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, non-participating vessels and other users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, the Coast Guard Patrol Commander will enforce restrictions upon, and control the movement of, vessels in the zone established by the Special Local Regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL
Document Number: 2014-19990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating regulations for six drawbridges, located between river mile 285.8 and river mile 288.7, across the Illinois Waterway, at Joliet, Illinois. This rule proposes to consolidate the current operating regulation, which includes five on-site bridge tender control stations, into one centralized control point for all five drawbridges. This rule also proposes to add a sixth drawbridge that will also operate under the centralized control point. This proposed action is intended to improve navigational safety and operational efficiency in the Joliet area.
Special Load Line Exemption for the Gulf of Mexico: Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2014-19944
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On October 1, 2012, the Coast Guard published a Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comment regarding a petition for a rulemaking action. The petition requested that the Coast Guard establish a load line-exempted route in the Gulf of Mexico, along the western coast of Florida. Upon review of the comments as well as analysis of safety considerations and other factors described in the discussion section, the Coast Guard has decided not to proceed with the requested rulemaking. The public comments, and the Coast Guard's reasoning for its decision, are discussed in this notice.
Safety Zone, Ironman 70.3 Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL
Document Number: 2014-20185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of Biscayne Bay, east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida during the 2014 Ironman 70.3 Miami, a triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 Miami is scheduled to take place on October 26, 2014. Approximately 2,500 participants are anticipated to participate in the swim portion of the event. No spectators are expected to be present during the event. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and general public on the navigable waters of Biscayne Bay during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL
Document Number: 2014-20184
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
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.
Safety Zone; Elizabeth River; Portsmouth, VA
Document Number: 2014-19986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Elizabeth River in the vicinity of the Midtown Tunnel, Portsmouth, Virginia for 12 periods of 48 hours each beginning at midnight on January 1, January 12, January 19, January 22, January 27, February 9, March 2, March 5, March 10, March 23, March 30 and April 6, 2015. This proposed safety zone is intended to restrict vessel movement in the specified area during the construction of the new Midtown Tunnel. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the surrounding navigable waters during the aforementioned dates due to the increased amount of work vessels in the area.
Regulated Navigation Area; Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Replacement, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2014-19985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard proposes to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River under and surrounding the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME. This RNA would allow the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and prohibit all vessel traffic through the RNA during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, which could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during bridge structural repair operations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2014-20005
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to operate in single leaf mode while work crews are onsite, and to only provide a double leaf opening with a five hour advance notice. This deviation allows one half of the bridge to remain in the closed position while reducing the vertical clearance of the non-operating span by four feet to account for the installation of a moveable platform underneath the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2014-20004
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
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, at Seattle, WA. The deviation continues to allow the Washington State Department of Transportation to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games, and maintain the bridge in the closed to navigation position. This deviation modifies the previously approved deviation under the same docket number.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bishop Cut, Between King Island and Bishop Tract, CA
Document Number: 2014-19992
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County highway bridge across Bishop Cut, mile 1.0 between King Island and Bishop Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make necessary bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the P/V CHICAGO'S CLASSIC LADY, 1252230
Document Number: 2014-19991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the passenger vessel CHICAGO'S CLASSIC LADY as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2014-19989
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a fireworks display in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on August 30-31, 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 safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Security Zone, Change of Enforcement Period, Chesapeake Bay; Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2014-19988
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the enforcement period of a security zone regulation within the Baltimore COTP Zone. This regulation applies to a recurring event that takes place on the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridges, across the Chesapeake Bay, between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD. This action is necessary to protect persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents on navigable waters during the event. This rule prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Baltimore.
Security Zone: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2014-19987
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two 1000-yard temporary security zones around the President of the United States (POTUS) and/or the first family in conjunction with their visit to Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Vessels and people will be prohibited from entering these security zones during the effective period. These security zones will be effective from 30 minutes prior to the arrival of the POTUS and/or the first family within 1000 yards of navigable waters of the U.S. in the the coastal areas of Chilmark and Edgartown Great Pond, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, until departure of the POTUS and/or the first family from the area. These security zones are needed to safeguard the POTUS and the first family from potential threats or harm. Entry into these zones by any vessel or person is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or the COTP's designated on-scene representative.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events; Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta; Ohio River Mile 90.2 to 90.8; Wheeling, WV
Document Number: 2014-19984
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta on the Ohio River, from mile 90.2 to 90.8, extending the entire width of the river. This zone will be in effect on August 30-31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This regulated area is necessary to protect vessels participating in the event and event spectators from the hazards associated with a boat race on the waterway. 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.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-19845
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet to review and work on Task Statement 87, concerning review of policy documents providing guidance on the implementation of the December 24, 2013 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping and changes to national endorsements rulemaking. This meeting will be open to the public.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-19844
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee will meet to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation, U.S. Hydro-Drag Nationals, Lake Dora; Tavares, FL
Document Number: 2014-19795
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Lake Dora in Tavares, Florida, during the Hydro-Drag Nationals, a series of high-speed personal watercraft races. The event is scheduled for August 30 and 31, 2014. Approximately 65 vessels are anticipated to participate in the races. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of life during the races.
Commercial Fishing Vessels Dispensing Petroleum Products
Document Number: 2014-19142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes revisions to its regulations for commercial fishing vessels carrying flammable or combustible liquid cargoes in bulk. The proposed revisions would reflect a 1984 statutory change that eliminated fishery-specific and geographical limitations on a statutory exemption that, effectively, permits certain commercial fishing vessels to carry and dispense flammable and combustible material including petroleum products; additionally, this proposed revision would simplify regulatory text. This notice of proposed rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety mission.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; September 2014 Meeting
Document Number: 2014-19591
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2014-19573
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2014-19572
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2014-19570
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2014-19548
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2014-19314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Record of Decision, Fort Hamer Bridge, Manatee County, FL
Document Number: 2014-19575
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of its Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement approved on April 8, 2014 for proposed construction of a highway bridge across the Manatee River at Parrish, Manatee County, Florida. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the Coast Guard has approved the preferred alternative. All practicable measures to avoid or minimize environmental harm have been identified and incorporated in the preferred alternative.
Boston Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2014-19569
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Boston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) to submit their applications for membership, to the Captain of the Port (COTP), Boston, MA.
Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Zone
Document Number: 2014-19404
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones for two fireworks events and one swim event within the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within these regulated areas would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone, Labor Day Long Neck Style Fireworks, Indian River Bay; Long Neck, DE
Document Number: 2014-19394
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Indian River Bay in Long Neck, DE. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic on a portion of Indian River Bay 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.
Offshore Supply Vessels of at Least 6,000 GT ITC
Document Number: 2014-18721
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (the Act) removed the statutory size limit previously placed on offshore supply vessels (OSVs), and required the Coast Guard to issue regulations to mitigate the risk created as a result, noting the need ``to ensure the safe carriage of oil, hazardous substances, and individuals in addition to the crew'' on OSVs exceeding the previous size limit. In accordance with the Act, the Coast Guard is issuing this interim rule to ensure the safe carriage of oil, hazardous substances, and individuals other than crew by requiring U.S.-flagged OSVs of at least 6,000 gross tonnage as measured under the Convention Measurement System to comply with existing regulatory requirements and international standards for design, engineering, construction, operations and manning, inspections, and certification. This rule also will affect any vessel of at least 500 gross register tons as measured under the Regulatory Measurement System, if that vessel is not assigned a measurement under the Convention Measurement System and the owner desires to have the vessel certificated as an OSV. The Coast Guard intends to finalize this interim rule after considering, and incorporating to the extent appropriate, any comments from the public.
Safety Zone; Hornblower Fireworks; East River, New York, NY
Document Number: 2014-19409
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone on August 20, 2014. 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 zone without permission from the COTP or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Cumberland River, Mile 127.0 to 128.0; Clarksville, TN
Document Number: 2014-19400
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation from mile 127.0 to mile 128.0, extending bank to bank on the Cumberland River. This zone is necessary to protect participants of the ``Tri Clarksville Triathlon'' during the swim portion of the event. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway; Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2014-19398
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement date of the special local regulation for the recurring event known as the Atlantic City International Triathlon, held in the waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, adjacent to Atlantic 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 New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Sunset Lake; Wildwood Crest, NJ
Document Number: 2014-19393
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement date of the special local regulation for the recurring powerboat race known as the Sunset Lake Hydrofest, held in the waters of the Sunset Lake, adjacent to Wildwood Crest, 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 Sunset Lake adjacent to Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Patuxent River; Solomons, MD
Document Number: 2014-19072
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the enforcement periods of special local regulations for a recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to the Chesapeake Challenge power boat race, a recurring marine event, and would be effective from October 4, 2014, to October 5, 2014. Special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Patuxent River at Solomons, MD during the event.
Safety Zone; Pyro Spectaculars for USS MIDWAY Museum, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2014-19064
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Pyro Spectaculars USS MIDWAY Museum firework display safety zone on August 28, 2014. This marine event occurs on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, immediately to the west of the USS MIDWAY, 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 Regulations and Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2014-19054
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two special local regulations for two separate marine events and establishing three safety zones for two fireworks displays and one swim event within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Long Island Sound (LIS) Zone. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these regulated areas and safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by COTP Sector Long Island Sound.
Draft Change to Navigation and Inspection Circular 01-13, Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program
Document Number: 2014-19052
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the public comment period on its draft change to Navigation and Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-13.
Vessel Documentation Renewal Fees
Document Number: 2014-18999
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations to separately list an annual fee for renewals of endorsements upon the Certificate of Documentation. We are required to establish user fees for services related to the documentation of vessels. This final rule will separately list a fee of $26 to cover the current costs of the vessel documentation services provided by the Coast Guard.