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Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2014-03873
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois due to work scheduling issues and has been postponed to a later date.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2014-03470
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in 33 CFR 100.1101 during the California Half Ironman Triathlon, held on March 29, 2014. This event occurs in Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the triathlon, 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 Zones; Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Fireworks Events
Document Number: 2014-03468
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending several permanent safety zones located in the Eleventh Coast Guard District that are established to protect public safety during annual firework displays. These amendments will standardize the safety zone language, update listed events, delete events that are no longer occurring, add new annual fireworks events, and establish a standardized format using a table to list these recurring annual fireworks events. When these safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule will limit the movement of vessels within the established firework display area.
Safety Zone; Sea Plane Landing; Bayou Grande; Pensacola, FL
Document Number: 2014-03467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for a portion of Bayou Grande, Pensacola, FL. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels, on navigable waters, during the landing of a large sea plane. Entry into, transiting in or anchoring 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.
Safety Zone: Maintenance Dredging 35-Foot Channel and Rock Removal; Portland Harbor, Portland, ME
Document Number: 2014-03464
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the blasting and dredging project taking place in Portland Harbor between Portland and South Portland, Maine. This safety zone is required to protect users of the waterway from the safety hazards associated with this blasting and dredging project, which is being undertaken to increase the water depth of the main channel to 35 feet. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Northern New England.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bush River, Perryman, MD
Document Number: 2014-03309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the interim rule that currently governs the Amtrak Bridge, at mile 6.8 over Bush River, at Perryman, MD. The proposed rule intends to update the language of the current regulation to reflect the intent of the original schedule and confirm the interim rule as final.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2014-03307
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
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 Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to restrict the operation of the draw span to facilitate the biannual inspections.
Waiver of Citizenship Requirements for Crewmembers on Commercial Fishing Vessels
Document Number: 2014-03302
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends its regulations to include a description of the procedures for requesting and processing waivers of citizenship requirements on commercial fishing vessels. We seek to improve our efforts to inform the commercial fishing industry of this opportunity by codifying the application procedure policy into the Code of Federal Regulations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2014-03097
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draw of the Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad Bridge, across the Elizabeth River Eastern Branch, mile 1.1, at Norfolk, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the replacement of 189 bridge ties and the reworking of the moveable rail joints on the Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad drawbridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA
Document Number: 2014-03094
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Highway 4 Drawbridge across Old River, mile 14.8, between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make critical repairs to the bridge gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Terrebonne Bayou, LA
Document Number: 2014-03088
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the St. Ann swing bridge across Terrebonne Bayou, mile 28.8, at Bourg, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The change will allow the bridge to operate on signal if at least 24 hours advanced notice is given. This change increases the efficiency of operations allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge while recognizing the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2014-03087
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedules that govern the US 90 (Danzinger) Bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC), mile 3.1 and the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bridge across the IHNC, mile 4.6, both at New Orleans, LA. This change allows for the safe navigation of vessels while reflecting the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridges thereby increasing efficiency of operations. The changes allow the bridges to operate in a manner that aligns the two operating schedules so the bridge owner will be able to use the same bridge crew personnel to operate both bridges with little to no effect on navigation through the bridges.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bishop Cut, Near Stockton, CA
Document Number: 2014-02815
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-10
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 near Stockton, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow PG&E Company to temporarily interrupt electric service to the area while installing new overhead equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Security Zone; Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2014-02196
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port of New Orleans (COTP New Orleans), under the authority of the Magnuson Act, established a Moving Security Zone on the Mississippi river from mile marker 90.0 to mile marker 106.0 above head of passes (AHP), extending 100 yards in all directions from vessels being escorted by one or more Coast Guard asset or other federal, state, or local law enforcement agency assets. The COTP New Orleans will inform the public of the existence or status of the security zones around escorted vessels in the regulated area by Marine Safety Information Bulletins or Broadcast Notice to Mariners. This moving security zone is necessary to protect vessels deemed to be in need of escort protection by the COTP New Orleans for security reasons.
Draft Policy Letters: Guidance for the Use of Liquefied Natural Gas as a Marine Fuel
Document Number: 2014-02708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability, in the docket, of two draft policy letters for which it seeks public comment. The first draft policy letter provides voluntary guidance for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel transfer operations on vessels using natural gas as fuel in U.S. waters, and training of personnel on those vessels. It recommends transfer and personnel training measures that we believe will achieve a level of safety that is at least equivalent to that provided for traditional fueled vessels. It would apply to vessels equipped to receive LNG for use as fuel, but not to vessels carrying LNG as cargo that use boil-off gas as fuel. The second draft policy letter discusses voluntary guidance and existing regulations applicable to vessels and waterfront facilities conducting LNG marine fuel transfer (bunkering) operations. The second draft policy letter provides voluntary guidance on safety, security, and risk assessment measures we believe will ensure safe LNG bunkering operations. We request your comments on these draft policy letters before signature and public release.
Special Local Regulation; Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL
Document Number: 2014-02664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the permanent special local regulations for the Suncoast Offshore Challenge and the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix in the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota, Florida. These changes would adjust the timing and affected areas of two existing regulated areas. The changes are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2014-02662
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hwy 160 drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow California Department of Transportation to replace the steel deck of the bridge lift span. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
Document Number: 2014-02577
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-06
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 Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The deviation is necessary in order to conduct repairs to the bridge. These repairs are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon with an opening in the middle of the day to allow for the passage of vessels.
Anchorage Regulations: Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; Restricted Anchorage Areas
Document Number: 2014-02214
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is confirming the changes made to the restricted anchorage areas of San Nicolas Island, California. A direct final rule detailing the changes was published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2013, (78 FR 67300). We received no adverse comments in response to the direct final rule, therefore, the rule will go into effect as scheduled.
Safety Zone; Olympus Tension Leg Platform
Document Number: 2014-02441
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the Olympus Tension Leg Platform, Mississippi Canyon Block 807 on the OCS. The purpose of the safety zone is to promote the safety of life and property on the facilities, their appurtenances and attending vessels, and on the adjacent waters within the safety zone. Placing a safety zone around the 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.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events, Tred Avon River; Between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MD
Document Number: 2014-02292
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Tred Avon River on May 10, 2014. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Tred Avon River during the event.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-02220
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet via teleconference to present and discuss its final report on Recommendations for the Improvement of Automatic Identification System Encoding for Towing Vessels, receive status reports from nine TSAC subcommittees, and consider a topic of interest to the committee. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Alaska Marine Highway System Port Valdez Ferry Terminal, Port Valdez; Valdez, AK
Document Number: 2014-02219
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone on the navigable waters of Port Valdez within a 200-yard radius of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Port Valdez Ferry Terminal. The purpose of the safety zone is to restrict all vessels except AMHS vessels from entering within 200-yards of the AMHS Port Valdez Ferry Terminal whenever an AMHS ferry is underway within 200 yards of the terminal and there is a declared Commercial Salmon Fishery Opener. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property and the environment during periods of vessel traffic congestion during a declared Commercial Salmon Fishery Opener.
Special Local Regulations; Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2014-02217
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating the list of marine events that occur annually within the Eleventh Coast Guard District. These updates include adding specific marine events to the list of marine events held annually in the Eleventh Coast Guard District as well as removing marine events that no longer occur. In addition to updating the list of marine events held annually in the Eleventh Coast Guard District, the Coast Guard is amending the special local regulations by standardizing the language and format of listed events. When these special local regulations are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule will restrict vessels from transiting inside the regulated area.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas Facilities; Houston, TX
Document Number: 2014-02198
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard, at Sector Houston-Galveston, announces receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for two separate proposed construction projects expanding existing Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facilities in Houston, Texas. The LOI and WSA were submitted by Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) and Vopak. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed expansion of Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facilities, as defined by 33 CFR 127.005.
Safety Zones & Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2014-02049
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce one safety zone for a fireworks display in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the dates and times listed in the table below. 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.
Safety Zone for Ice Conditions; Baltimore Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2014-01941
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in all navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Baltimore Zone. The temporary safety zone restricts vessels from transiting the zone during the effective period, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with ice in the navigable waterways.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2014-01940
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the L & N Railroad/Almonaster Road drawbridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 2.9 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary in order to conduct repair and replacement of electrical system components of the bridge. These repairs are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for three consecutive days with four scheduled openings to facilitate the movement of vessel traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Dulac Bayou, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Document Number: 2014-01937
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 57 drawbridge across the Dulac Bayou, mile 0.6, at Dulac, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary in order to conduct repair and replacement of parts associated with the wedge-drive system hydraulic unit. These repairs are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for 20 consecutive days with three openings per day during daylight to facilitate the movement of vessel traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2014-01935
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the River Bandits 5K Run/Walk to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for one and a half hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Falgout Canal, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Document Number: 2014-01933
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the LA 315 drawbridge across the Falgout Canal, mile 3.1, in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary in order to conduct repair and replacement of parts associated with the wedge-drive system hydraulic unit. These repairs are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for 20 consecutive days with three openings per day during daylight to facilitate the movement of vessel traffic.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2014-01927
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing its existing interim rule regulating the operation of U.S. and foreign vessels carrying bulk dry cargo such as limestone, iron ore, and coal on the U.S. waters of the Great Lakes, and the operation of U.S. bulk dry cargo vessels anywhere on the Great Lakes. Specifically, the Coast Guard is publishing new requirements for the discharge of bulk dry cargo residue (DCR) on the U.S. waters of the Great Lakes. The rule will continue to allow non- hazardous and non-toxic discharges of bulk DCR in limited areas of the Great Lakes. However, vessel owners and operators will need to minimize DCR discharges using methods they will be required to document in DCR management plans. The rule will prohibit limestone and clean stone DCR discharges in some waters where they are now permitted. The final rule promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-01726
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) 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: 1625-0057, Small Passenger VesselsTitle 46 Subchapters K and T and 1625-0064, Plan Approval and Records for Subdivision and Stability RegulationsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter S. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2014-01725
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-29
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 collection of information: 1625-0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling46 CFR Part 148. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hillsborough River, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2014-01600
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hillsborough Avenue Bridge across the Hillsborough River, mile 4.8, at Tampa, Florida, to facilitate repairs. The deviation is necessary to provide repair personnel the time needed to safely remove equipment on the bridge prior to opening. This deviation allows the bridge a limited opening providing 20 feet of vertical clearance if four hours advanced notice is given. Special arrangements with the bridge owner can be made for full openings.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-01599
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on March 11, 2014 and March 12, 2014 in Dania Beach, FL, to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; BWRC Southwest Showdown Three; Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2014-01562
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona in support of the Blue Water Resort and Casino (BWRC) and Arizona Drag Boat Association Southwest Showdown Three high speed boat race. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, 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.
Security Zone; North American International Auto Show; Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2014-01290
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding a permanent security zone, which will be enforced 2 weeks each year, on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This security zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Detroit River in order to ensure the safety and security of participants, visitors, and public officials at the Annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: 2014-01240
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On December 2, 2013, the Coast Guard issued a temporary deviation, lasting approximately 10 weeks, from the operating schedule that governs the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given. It is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter and when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. We are modifying that temporary deviation to allow for two three-day periods during the deviation when the bridge will remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
Document Number: 2014-01235
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive) across Grassy Sound, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``The Wild Half'' half marathon. This temporary deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed to navigation position for 3 \1/2\ hours during the event.
Security Zone, Potomac and Anacostia Rivers; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2014-01226
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac River and Anacostia River. This action is necessary to safeguard persons and property, and prevent terrorist acts or incidents. 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.
Safety Zone; Bone Island Triathlon, Atlantic Ocean; Key West, FL
Document Number: 2014-01207
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Key West, Florida, during the Bone Island Triathlon on Saturday, January 25, 2014. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zone, Vessel Movement, Christina River; Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2014-01201
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Christina River in Wilmington, DE, from January 18, 2014 to January 31, 2014, to be enforced for a period of 48 hours within this time frame. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic on the Christina River in the immediate area of the M/V OCEAN FORCE, which will be moored inside a boundary described as originating from 39[deg]43'14'' N, 075[deg]31'41'' W; northeasterly to 39[deg]43'17'' N, 75[deg]31'40'' W; then east to 39[deg]43'15'' N, 075[deg]31'47'' W; then southwesterly to the shoreline at 39[deg]43'10'' N; 075[deg]31'30'' W. The safety zone is intended to facilitate 24 hour cargo operations in which a 110 ft object will be offloaded from the vessel to the facility. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Christina River. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to ensure the safety of the vessels and personnel involved with the cargo operation.
Application for Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-01179
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the application for recertification submitted by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) for March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound program established by the statute. The current certification for PWSRCAC will expire February 28, 2014.
Safety Zone; Amway China Fireworks, Upper New York Bay, Ellis Island, NY
Document Number: 2014-01149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Upper New York Bay in the vicinity of Ellis Island, New York for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rulemaking is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of The Upper New York Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-01096
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet via teleconference to receive Task Statements and form Subcommittees on (1) Marine Casualty Reporting on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and (2) Recommendations for Offshore Supply Vessel Purpose and Offshore Workers. This meeting will be open to the public.
Recreational Boating Safety Projects, Programs, and Activities Funded Under Provisions of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century; Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2014-01095
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century made $5 million per year available for the payment of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. In 2005, the law was amended, and the amount was increased to $5.5 million. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to satisfy a requirement of the Act that a detailed accounting of the projects, programs, and activities funded under the national recreational boating safety program provision of the Act be published annually in the Federal Register. This notice specifies the funding amounts the Coast Guard has committed, obligated, or expended during fiscal year 2013, as of September 30, 2013.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2014-01093
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Third Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0 at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in events of the San Francisco Boat Show at AT&T Park and neighboring sites. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zones, Charleston Sharkfest Swim; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2014-00909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary moving safety zone on the waters of Charleston Harbor, in Charleston, South Carolina during the Charleston Sharkfest Swim on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The Charleston Sharkfest Swim is a 1500 meter swimming race. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim. 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Houma Navigation Canal, Mile Marker 35.5 to 36.5, and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Mile Marker 59.0 to 60.0, West of Harvey Locks, Bank to Bank; Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Document Number: 2014-00902
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the Houma Navigation Canal, from Mile Marker 35.5 to 36.5, and in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), from Mile Marker 59.0 to 60.0, West of Harvey Locks, bank to bank, during the completion of construction and repair work on the HWY 661 Swing Bridge, Terrebonne Parish, LA. Restrictions under this safety zone will be enforced intermittently as necessary to protect persons and property from hazards associated with the construction and repair operations on the Highway 661 Swing Bridge.