Coast Guard September 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2015-24829
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Urban Cow Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2015-24828
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the 5K Walk to Defeat ALS. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hood Canal, Port Gamble, WA
Document Number: 2015-24363
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has extended and modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hood Canal Floating Drawbridge across Hood Canal (Admiralty Inlet), mile 5.0, near Port Gamble, WA. The temporary deviation is now effective until 7 p.m. on October 19, 2015 and allows the bridge to open the draw span half- way, 300 feet; as opposed to all the way, which is 600 feet, with at least one hour's notice and only at or near slack tide.
Letter of Recommendation for Washington State Ferries Liquefied Natural Gas Conversion; Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-24337
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On June 27, 2014, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterway Suitability Assessment (WSA) from Washington State Ferries (WSF) for a proposal to modify existing Washington State Ferry marine terminal operations to include the handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The LNG would be transferred to and used as a marine fuel by six Issaquah Class Ferries converted to use LNG propulsion systems. In accordance with regulation and policy guidance, the Captain of the Port (COTP), Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, in cooperation with key port stakeholders, will review and validate the information in the WSA. The COTP will then issue a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) to the State of Washington Department of Transportation that conveys the Coast Guard's recommendation on the suitability of the following waterways for LNG marine traffic as it relates to safety and security: Guemes Channel, Rosario Strait, Thatcher Pass, Harney Channel, Upright Channel, Wasp Channel, San Juan Channel, Spieden Channel, Haro Strait, Sidney Channel, Possession Sound, Admiralty Inlet, Puget Sound, Sinclair Inlet, Rich Passage, Elliot Bay, Admiralty Passage, North East Passage, and Colvos Passage. As part of this validation process, the Coast Guard, on November 12, 2014, published a ``Notice and Request for Comments'' in the Federal Register which solicited public comments to inform the COTP's recommendation. A number of comments were received, including two outside the comment period. This document summarizes those comments, explains whether or not they are appropriate for consideration under regulation, and provides additional information to help inform the public about the various issues raised in them.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2015-24335
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This certification allows the CIRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet Program established by statute.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rancocas Creek, Centerton, NJ
Document Number: 2015-24333
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation that governs the operation of the SR#38 Bridge in Centerton (Burlington County Route 635) over Rancocas Creek, mile 7.8, at Mt. Laurel, Westampton and Willingboro Townships in Burlington County, NJ. The new rule will change the current regulation and allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for the passage of vessels. There have been no requests for openings since the early 1990's. This rule also reflects a name change.
Special Local Regulations; Temporary Change for Recurring Marine Event in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2015-24323
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement periods of special local regulations for a recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to the Ocean City Maryland Offshore Grand Prix, a recurring marine event, which will take place this year on October 3-4, 2015. 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 North Atlantic Ocean near Ocean City, MD, during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-24289
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-24
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 Montlake Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to operate in single leaf mode during day light hours, and a full closure (both bascule leafs in the closed-to-navigation position) during night time hours while work crews replace bridge decking. This deviation allows a single leaf opening with a one hour advance notice during the day, and remains in the closed-to-navigation position at night.
Safety Zone; Dredging, Rouge River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2015-24041
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Rouge River in the vicinity of Detroit, MI. This zone is intended to restrict and control movement of vessels in a portion of the Rouge River. This zone is necessary to protect vessels from potential hazards associated with dredging operations.
Security Zone, Delaware River; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2015-23631
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing security zones in the waters of the Delaware River and Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA. These zones are intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Delaware River and Schuylkill River during the 2015 Papal visit on September 26, 2015, and September 27, 2015. During the enforcement period, no unauthorized vessels or people will be permitted to enter or move within the security zones without permission from the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This security zone is necessary to provide security for Pope Francis.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake Creek, Islamorada, FL
Document Number: 2015-23537
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Snake Creek Bridge across Snake Creek, Islamorada, FL. This temporary interim rule will change the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This temporary interim rule will allow Snake Creek Bridge to open on signal, except that from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the draw need open only on the hour. The Bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation, and local officials requested this action to assist in reducing vehicle traffic caused by frequent bridge openings.
Safety Zone; Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Celebration Fireworks; Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2015-23536
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Celebration fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Kaskaskia River MM 28 to 29; New Athens, IL
Document Number: 2015-23535
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Kaskaskia River, surface to bottom, between mile 28 and 29. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during the New Athens Drag Boat Race. During the period of enforcement, entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Upper Mississippi River or other designated representative.
Safety Zone; 520 Bridge Construction, Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-23526
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Washington around the east span of the 520 Bridge in Seattle, Washington due to ongoing construction. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the bridge construction when construction barges are located in the east span of the bridge. 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 his Designated Representative.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2015-23488
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security on various matters relating to the safe operation of commercial fishing industry vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Delaware River, Burlington County, NJ
Document Number: 2015-23343
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the Tacony-Palmyra (Route 73) Bridge over Delaware River, mile 107.2, between Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ and Burlington-Bristol (Route 413) Bridge over Delaware River, mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the 2015 Papal Visit to Philadelphia, PA.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic City, NJ and Delaware River, Delair, NJ
Document Number: 2015-23342
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the AMTRAK Bridge over Beach Thorofare, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, mile 68.9, at Atlantic City, NJ, and the AMTRAK Bridge over Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Delair, NJ. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the 2015 Papal Visit to Philadelphia, PA.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ and Raccoon Creek, Bridgeport, NJ
Document Number: 2015-23341
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the S.R. 44 Bridge over Mantua Creek, mile 1.7, at Paulsboro, NJ and Route 130 Bridge over Raccoon Creek, mile 1.8, at Bridgeport, NJ. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the 2015 Papal Visit to Philadelphia, PA.
Safety Zones; Lower Mississippi River Miles 95.7 to 96.7; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2015-23264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish two temporary safety zones from Mile Marker (MM) 95.7 to MM 96.7 above Head of Passes (AHP) on the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) on two different dates. These safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with fireworks displays on or over navigable waterways. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area, Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay; Bayonne, NJ, NY
Document Number: 2015-23171
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the navigable waters of Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay surrounding the Bayonne Bridge. In response to a planned Bayonne Bridge construction project, this rule will establish a speed restriction in the waters surrounding the Bayonne Bridge. This rule will allow the Coast Guard to prohibit vessel traffic through the RNA when necessary to safeguard people and vessels from the hazards associated with bridge construction.
Special Local Regulation, Tennessee River, Mile 255.0 to 256.5; Florence, AL
Document Number: 2015-23169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation for all waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 255.0 and ending at mile marker 256.5 on October 3, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This proposed special regulation is necessary to provide safety for the participants in the ``Shoals Dragon Boat Festival,'' an event which will involve non-high speed boat races. Entry into this area will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake River, Burbank, WA
Document Number: 2015-23141
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-15
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 Bridge across the Snake River, mile 1.5, at Burbank, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during maintenance activities.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugus River, Saugus, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2015-23067
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Saugus RR Bridge, across the Saugus River, mile 2.1, at Saugus, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary to facilitate essential maintenance repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the maintenance repairs.