Coast Guard September 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-23296
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
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 Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired for the following collection of information: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2014-23291
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 70/Alfred C. Cunningham Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to allow the annual Neuse River Bridge Run participants to safely complete their race without interruptions from bridge openings. This deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for three hours to accommodate the race.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2014-23251
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on July 7, 2014, making non-substantive corrections throughout Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. In that final rule, the Coast Guard revised a paragraph because it duplicated the substance of another paragraph within the same section of an existing regulation. In correcting that error, the Coast Guard inadvertently removed four paragraphs from its regulations. This correction resolves that error by replacing the four paragraphs that we inadvertently removed.
Personal Flotation Devices Labeling and Standards
Document Number: 2014-23187
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 22, 2014, which removes references to type codes in its regulations on the carriage and labeling of Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices. Two extra characters were included in the phone number for the Coast Guard person to contact for more information about that rule. This document corrects that phone number.
Security Zones; Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY
Document Number: 2014-23171
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend 33 CFR 165.164 by establishing three security zones to replace the three regulated navigation areas (RNAs) currently contained within this section. The Coast Guard also proposes to disestablish these three RNAs. The three proposed security zones, just like the RNAs they replace, are meant to promote public safety and to protect dignitaries who visit the United Nations in New York, NY.
Shipping and Transportation; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2014-21994
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule that makes non- substantive changes throughout Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public. These changes are provided to coincide with the annual recodification of Titles 46 and 49 on October 1, 2014.
Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition, Fox River, Green Bay, WI
Document Number: 2014-23006
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Fox River due to demolition work on a railroad bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the bridge demolition.
Safety Zone; University of Alabama vs. University of Alabama at Huntsville Rowing Competition; Black Warrior River mm 339 to mm 341.65; Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2014-22976
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the waters of the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL from mm 339 to mm 341.65. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during the University of Alabama (U of AL) vs. University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) Rowing Competition. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a 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: 2014-22975
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the annual Blue Water Resort and Casino (BWRC) Parker Enduro marine event and associated waterway restriction special local regulations on October 24-26, 2014. This event occurs in the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona between river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and 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.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2014-22974
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the U.S. Open Water Ski Racing Nationals special local regulations on October 11-12, 2014. This marine event occurs on the navigable waters of Mission Bay, in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for 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; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2014-22899
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the regulation pertaining to the Charleston Parade of Boats from 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. on December 13, 2014. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Charleston Parade of Boats. During the enforcement period, the special local regulation establishes a regulated area which will prohibit all people and vessels from entering. 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.
Security Zones; Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY
Document Number: 2014-22850
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary security zones on the waters of the East River and Bronx Kill in the vicinity of Randalls and Wards Island, the Wall Street Heliport, and the United Nations Headquarters. These security zones are necessary to ensure the safety of the President of the United States, members of his official party, and other senior government officials. In addition, this action is necessary to protect visiting dignitaries and the Port of New York/ New Jersey against terrorism, sabotage or other subversive acts and incidents of a similar nature during the dignitaries' visit to New York City. The zones will restrict vessels from a portion of the East River and Bronx Kill when public officials are scheduled to arrive and depart the area. Persons or vessels will not be allowed to enter these security zones without permission from the Captain of the Port New York (COTP) or the COTP's designated on-scene representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2014-22591
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Bridge, also known as the St. Johns RR Bridge, across the Willamette River, mile 6.9, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to facilitate installation of new rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal), TX
Document Number: 2014-22590
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is implementing an operating schedule that governs the Valero pontoon-supported swing bridge across Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal (JOC)), mile 2.44, West Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. This bridge provides for Valero's maintenance vehicles to cross the waterway. The regulation will allow the bridge to remain in the open-to-navigation position except during two scheduled daily closures. This regulation increases the efficiency of operations allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge while recognizing the bridge's importance to the facility that it serves.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, Between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA
Document Number: 2014-22588
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Bacon Island Road Drawbridge across Middle River, mile 8.6, between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform structural maintenance work to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Riverside Music Festival, Missouri River, Mile 372.0; Riverside, MO
Document Number: 2014-22431
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Missouri River, covering all waters within a 700 foot radius of the barge located at mile 372.0. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during the Riverside Music Festival. Entry into, transit through or remaining within this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Personal Flotation Devices Labeling and Standards
Document Number: 2014-22373
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing this final rule to remove references to type codes in its regulations on the carriage and labeling of Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices (PFDs). Removing these type codes from our regulations will facilitate future incorporation by reference of new industry consensus standards for PFD labeling that more effectively convey safety information, and is a step toward harmonization of our regulations with PFD requirements in Canada and in other countries.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milford Haven Inlet, Hudgins, VA
Document Number: 2014-22434
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Route 223 Bridge (Gwynn's Island) across the Milford Haven Inlet, mile 0.1, at Hudgins, VA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate rehabilitation efforts. The bridge will open to navigation for a period not to exceed two hours once every seven days.
Regulated Navigation Areas and Limited Access Areas; Waterway Management of Apra Harbor, Guam
Document Number: 2014-22428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise and consolidate existing regulated navigation areas, security zones and safety zones currently in place in Apra Harbor, Guam. This action is intended to replace a number of redundant, potentially confusing and outdated navigation regulations with a cogent regulatory framework. The goal of this rulemaking is to better meet the needs of the community today and help ensure the safe and efficient use of the harbor by clarifying and streamlining, thereby reducing vessel operator confusion while transiting the waters of Apra Harbor, Guam.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-22425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-19
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 collections of information: 1625-0020, Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones; 1625- 0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; 1625-0029, Self-propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels; 1625-0031, Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering RegulationsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter J; and 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Spa Creek; Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2014-21969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-19
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 MRE Tug of War, a recurring marine event, and would be effective on November 8, 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 Spa Creek at Annapolis, MD during the event.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-22204
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
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 (ICR) 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: 1625-0068, State access to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for removal costs under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-22198
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
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 (ICR) 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: 1625-0012, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-22196
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
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 (ICR) 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: 1625-0022, Application for Tonnage Measurement of Vessels. 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; International Jet Sports Boating Association World Finals; Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2014-22195
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Lake Havasu, AZ in support of the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Unauthorized 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 their designated representative.
Safety Zone; 2014 Life Time Tri; Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA
Document Number: 2014-22193
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oceanside Harbor in Oceanside, CA for the 2014 Life Time Triathlon on October 26, 2014. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide safety for the swimmers, crew, rescue personnel, and other 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; San Diego Sharkfest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2014-22189
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA in support of the San Diego Sharkfest Swim. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the swimmers, 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.
Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements; Corrections
Document Number: 2014-22064
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of December 24, 2013 (78 FR 77796), a final rule entitled ``Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements''. This document corrects two amended CFR sections that are causing inconsistencies in interpretation.
Safety Zone; Old Port Tampa Exercise 2014, Tampa Bay, FL
Document Number: 2014-21984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary safety zones on the waters of Tampa Bay, Florida during Old Port Tampa Exercise 2014. The exercise is scheduled to take place on November 4, 2014. The proposed safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with environmental response operations occurring during the exercise. 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 St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Revision of Safety/Security Zone Regulations; 2014 Tampa Bay; Captain of the Port St. Petersburg Zone, FL
Document Number: 2014-21999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to consolidate three security zone regulations into one regulation. In addition, the Coast Guard is proposing to disestablish two safety zone regulations, and convert those safety zones into security zones for all navigable waterways of Big Bend, Boca Grande, Crystal River, East Bay, Hillsborough Bay, MacDill Air Force Base, Manbirtee Key, Old Port Tampa, Port Manatee, Port Tampa, Port St. Petersburg, Port Sutton, Rattlesnake, and Weedon Island, FL. The purpose of these revisions is to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding areas within these zones. Entry into the area encompassed by these revised security zones is prohibited without permission of the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From Cambodia
Document Number: 2014-21998
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the exemption from conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the U.S. from certain ports in Cambodia and will impose conditions of entry on all vessels arriving from Cambodian ports. This notice promotes the Coast Guard's maritime security mission.
Special Local Regulation; Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: 2014-21981
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the duration of the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race special local regulation. This change will correctly reflect the time frame published by Seafair, ensuring the effectiveness of this regulation for the entirety of the event as outlined in the Seafair Notice to Boaters. This rule also makes stylistic revision to this Special Local Regulation.
Special Local Regulation; Frogtown Races, Maumee River; Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2014-21979
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation regulating vessel movement in all U.S. navigable waters of the Maumee River, Toledo, OH, from the Norfolk and Southern Railway Bridge at River Mile 1.80 to the Anthony Wayne Bridge at River Mile 5.16. This special local regulated area is necessary to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Frogtown Races. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Captain of the Port Detroit zone.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2014-21893
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget for an information collection request associated with the January 2014 final rule on the discharge of bulk dry cargo residue on the U.S. waters of the Great Lakes. With this approval, all provisions of the final rule are now fully in effect and can be enforced. The final rule promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Safety Zone; IncreDoubleman Triathlon, Lake Ontario, Sackets Harbor, NY
Document Number: 2014-21844
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Sackets Harbor, Sackets Harbor, NY for a triathlon 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 Ontario during the swimming portion of the IncreDoubleman Triathlon event.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2014-21640
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times from September 3, 2014, to November 26, 2014. This action is necessary to protect the waterway, waterway users, and vessels from the hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' installation of a new permanent fish barrier. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or her designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lucas Oil Thunder on the River; Thompson Bay, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2014-21639
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
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, AZ in support of the Lucas Oil Thunder on the River high speed boat race. This safety zone is established to help ensure the safety of participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Unauthorized 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 their designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2014-21681
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes modifying the operating schedule that governs the East Venetian Causeway Bridge across Miami Beach Channel, Miami-Dade County, Florida. For approximately nine months, the West Venetian Causeway Bridge will remain in the open position to complete necessary repairs. This rule is proposed to ensure that vehicular traffic will be able to access and depart from the Venetian Causeway via the East Venetian Causeway Bridge while these repairs are completed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Thames River, New London, CT
Document Number: 2014-21680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Amtrak Bridge across the Thames River, mile 3.0, at New London, Connecticut. Under this notice of proposed rulemaking the bridge would open to 75 feet above mean high water instead of the full open position of 135.3 feet unless a full bridge opening is requested. It is expected that this change to the regulations will create efficiency in drawbridge operations while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Lifesaving Devices-Uninspected Commercial Barges and Sailing Vessels
Document Number: 2014-21541
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is aligning its regulations with the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act. Before 2010, certain uninspected commercial vessels including barges and sailing vessels fell outside the scope of the statute requiring the Coast Guard to regulate lifesaving devices on uninspected vessels. Lifesaving devices were required on such uninspected commercial vessels only if they carried passengers for hire. The 2010 Act brought all uninspected commercial vessels within the scope of the statutory requirement to carry lifesaving devices even if they carry no passengers for hire. The effect of the 2010 Act was to bring, for the first time, uninspected non-passenger commercial barges and sailing vessels within the scope of the lifesaving devices requirement. The Coast Guard is now requiring the use of wearable personal flotation devices for individuals on board those vessels, and amending several regulatory tables to reflect that requirement. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Special Local Regulation; Clearwater Super Boat National Championship; Gulf of Mexico, Clearwater Beach, FL
Document Number: 2014-21463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Clearwater Beach, Florida during the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship. The race is scheduled to take place annually from approximately 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the last Saturday and Sunday of September. The proposed special local regulation is necessary to protect the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation would restrict vessel traffic in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Clearwater, Florida. It would establish the following three areas: a race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a spectator area, where all vessels must be anchored or operate at No Wake Speed; and an enforcement area where designated representatives may control vessel traffic as determined by the prevailing conditions.
Safety Zone; Vigor Industrial Ferry Construction, West Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2014-21387
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington due to scheduled drydock movement at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the drydock movement. The safety zone will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a Designated Representative.
Special Local Regulation, Hydrocross, Lake Dora; Tavares, FL
Document Number: 2014-21386
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of Lake Dora in Tavares, Florida, during the Hydrocross, a series of high-speed personal watercraft races. The event is scheduled to take place on September 13 and 14, 2014. Approximately 50 vessels are anticipated to participate in the races. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the races.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Boeuf Bayou, Amelia, LA
Document Number: 2014-21384
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across the Boeuf Bayou, mile 10.2, in Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled maintenance and repairs for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for seven consecutive hours.
Safety Zone, Tarague Basin; Anderson AFB, GU
Document Number: 2014-21382
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the waters off of Tarague Basin, Anderson AFB, Guam, for the safety of waterway users, during U.S. Air Force explosive ordnance disposal operations. The U.S. Air Force plans to engage in explosive ordnance disposal operations starting in August 2014, and continue to do so at varying times weekly, for an indefinite duration. The safety zone is activated, and therefore subject to enforcement, during these operations. When the safety zone is activated for enforcement, all entry into the safety zone (including vessels and persons) is prohibited except by permission from the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. The Coast Guard is implementing this interim rule for the safety of mariners; we encourage comments on this rulemaking as to how we may improve the rule.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2015 Annual Review and Adjustment
Document Number: 2014-21046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes rate adjustments for pilotage services on the Great Lakes, last amended in March 2014. The proposed adjustments would establish new base rates made in accordance with a full ratemaking procedure. Additionally, the Coast Guard proposes to exercise the discretion provided by Step 7 of the Appendix A methodology. The result is an upward adjustment to match the rate increase of the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority. We also propose temporary surcharges to accelerate recoupment of necessary and reasonable training costs for the pilot associations. This notice of proposed rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's strategic goal of maritime safety.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-21043
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; San Diego Tri-Rock Triathlon; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2014-21036
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA in support of the San Diego Tri-Rock Triathlon. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the swimmers, 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.
Special Local Regulation; Detroit Offshore Grand Prix, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2014-21035
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Special Local Regulation for a series of powerboat races located in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. This special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Detroit River during the Detroit Offshore Grand Prix events.
Safety Zones, Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2014-20986
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones around four Chevron North America (Chevron) facilities located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The facilities are listed in the Supplementary Information.The purpose of these safety zones is to protect each facility from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around each facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment.