Coast Guard December 29, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-32737
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the South Park Highway Bridge, on the Duwamish Waterway, mile 3.8, at Seattle, WA. This modification revises closure hours for the South Park Highway Bridge. This action improves movement of rush hour highway traffic while having minimal impact to maritime waterway traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Pontchartrain, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2015-32736
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the method of operation for the Norfolk Southern Railroad (Norfolk Southern or NSRR) Bascule Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, mile 4.80, near Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The bridge owner, Norfolk Southern, requested in writing to operate the draw of the bridge remotely. This interim rule codifies the change in method of operation and increases the efficiency of railroad operations, allowing for the operation of the draw from another location, while allowing for comments regarding remote operations during the interim period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Missouri River, Atchison, KS
Document Number: 2015-32735
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Atchison Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 422.5, across the Missouri River at Atchison, KS. Under this rule the drawbridge will open on signal if at least a two-hour notification is given. This rule change allows the bridge to operate under the customary schedule that has been adopted by the waterway users.
Safety Zone; Closure of Morro Bay Harbor Bar Entrance; Morro Bay, CA
Document Number: 2015-32734
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Morro Bay Harbor Entrance. This temporary safety zone is being established to reduce significant hazards subject to the vessels, the harbor, and the public during periods of poor weather conditions. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in this temporary safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Los AngelesLong Beach, or her designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Illinois Waterway System Located Within the Ninth Coast Guard District; Expiration of Stay (Suspension) and Administrative Changes
Document Number: 2015-32616
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Through this interim rule, the Coast Guard is providing administrative changes to the existing reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) applicable to barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes on the Illinois Waterway System in the Ninth District area of responsibility. The current stay of reporting requirements under the RNA is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2015. This interim rule limits the reporting requirements in that rule for an interim period while also requesting comments before proposing or finalizing any long term or permanent revisions to the existing reporting requirements.