Coast Guard July 10, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2015-16985
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce two safety zones for fireworks displays 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 events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX
Document Number: 2015-16984
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the method of operation for the Victoria Barge Canal Railroad Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4, at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. The bridge owner, the Victoria County Navigation District, in conjunction with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), the operator of the bridge, is operating the bridge remotely under a temporary deviation. This interim rule codifies the change in method of operation while allowing for comments regarding the remote operations. This interim rule increases the efficiency of operations allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge while recognizing the bridge's importance to the Port of Victoria that it serves.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Displays Within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2015-16972
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Annual Fireworks Display Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone. Each safety zone will be enforced 1 hour before and 1 hour after each scheduled fireworks display described in that rule. The Coast Guard will not enforce zones which are intended for fireworks displays that are not planned to occur this year. This action is necessary to protect watercraft and their occupants from the inherent safety hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the safety zone without permission from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; Oswego Harborfest Jet Ski Show; Oswego Harbor, Oswego, NY
Document Number: 2015-16807
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Oswego Harbor, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Oswego Harbor during the Oswego Harborfest Jet Ski Show. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a jet ski show.
Safety Zone-Oil Exploration Staging Area in Goodhope Bay; Kotzebue Sound, AK
Document Number: 2015-16740
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the Port of Goodhope Bay, Alaska, and adjacent U.S. territorial sea on July 1 and October 15, 2015. The temporary safety zones will encompass the navigable waters within a 25-yard radius of moored or anchored offshore exploration or support vessels, and the navigable waters within a 100- yard radius of underway offshore exploration or support vessels. The purpose of the safety zones are to protect persons and vessels during an unusually high volume of vessel traffic in the Port of Goodhope Bay and the adjacent territorial sea due to additional vessel traffic associated with exploratory drilling operations in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas during the summer of 2015.
Safety Zone-Oil Exploration Staging Area in Dutch Harbor, AK
Document Number: 2015-16700
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the Port of Dutch Harbor, Broad Bay or adjacent navigable waters in the Dutch Harbor area on June 15, 2015. The temporary safety zones will encompass the navigable waters within a 25-yard radius of moored or anchored offshore exploration or support vessels, and the navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of underway offshore exploration or support vessels. The purpose of the safety zones is to protect persons and vessels during an unusually high volume of vessel traffic in the Port of Dutch Harbor, and the adjacent territorial sea due to additional vessel traffic associated with exploratory drilling operations in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas during the summer of 2015.