Coast Guard 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Safety Zone; Xterra Swim, Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2015-04287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to issue a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Xterra Swim is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. The temporary safety zone will restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway, preventing non- participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Cooper River Bridge Run, Cooper River, and Town Creek Reaches, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2015-04286
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a safety zone on the waters of Cooper River, and Town Creek Reaches in Charleston, South Carolina during the Cooper River Bridge Run on March 28, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10K run across the Arthur Ravenal Bridge. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the runners and the general public during this event. 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; Moon Island-Long Island Bridge Demolition; Boston Inner Harbor, Quincy Bay; Quincy, MA
Document Number: 2015-04282
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones within the Sector Boston, Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone on the navigable waters of the Boston Inner Harbor, Quincy Bay for the demolition of the Moon IslandLong Island Bridge, between Moon Island and Long Island, Boston, MA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters prior to and during demolition and removal of the bridge spans. Entering into, transiting through, remaining in, anchoring, or mooring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Boston.
Safety and Security Zones, Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2015-04280
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified several aspects of the safety and security zones within the Sector Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone. This action was necessary to consolidate, clarify, and otherwise modify safety and security zone regulations to eliminate unnecessary regulations and better meet the safety and security needs of the Ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina, and Canaveral. This action modifies existing safety and security zones; establishes safety zones governing port regulation in the event of natural and other disasters; and removes unnecessary or superfluous safety and security zones.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2015-04267
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-02
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 footrace events. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Marine Safety Unit Savannah Safety Zone for Heavy Weather and Other Natural Disasters, Savannah Captain of the Port Zone, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2015-04163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone throughout the Marine Safety Unit Savannah Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to consolidate, clarify, and otherwise modify safety zone regulations to better meet the needs of the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick. This action would establish safety zones in the event natural or manmade disasters affect navigable waterways within the Marine Safety Unit Savannah Captain of the Port Zone.
National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines
Document Number: 2015-04160
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces that the updated draft PREP Guidelines are available for public comment. The USCG is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Scheduling Coordination Committee (NSCC), which is comprised of representatives from the USCG; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under the Department of Transportation (DOT); and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) under the Department of the Interior (DOI).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Rutherford, NJ
Document Number: 2015-04152
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the drawbridge across the Passaic River, mile 11.8, at Rutherford, New Jersey. The drawbridge was converted to a fixed bridge in October 2010, and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2015 Annual Review and Adjustment
Document Number: 2015-04036
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adjusting rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes, which were last amended in March 2014. The adjustments establish new base rates made in accordance with a full ratemaking procedure. Additionally, the Coast Guard exercises the discretion provided by Step 7 of the Appendix A methodology. The result is an upward adjustment to close the gap between revenues projected by this rulemaking and those collected by the pilot associations. Our proposed rates planned to maintain parity with the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority. While this continues to be our goal, we have since discovered a more significant challenge demonstrated by the recently completed revenue audits. This is a more pressing concern for the operation of safe, efficient, and reliable pilotage service on the Great Lakes than maintaining parity because it demonstrates that the pilot associations are unable to properly fund their operations. Also, we are implementing temporary surcharges to accelerate recoupment of necessary and reasonable training and investment costs for the pilot associations. This final rule promotes the Coast Guard's strategic goal of maritime safety.
Missouri River Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) Study; Public Listening Session
Document Number: 2015-03914
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River will hold a public listening session to present, and receive feedback on, the Missouri River Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study. The WAMS study will review and assess waterborne commerce as well as safe commercial and recreational navigation with a focus on the existing aids to navigation in Missouri River system from Sioux City, IA to St. Louis, MO. This listening session will be open to the public.
Port Access Route Study: In the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea
Document Number: 2015-03859
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces three public meetings to receive comments on a port access route study (PARS) published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2014, under the title ``Port Access Route Study: In the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea.'' The goal of this study is to help reduce the risk of marine casualties and increase the efficiency of vessel traffic in the region. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
Policy Letters: Guidance for the Use of Liquefied Natural Gas as a Marine Fuel
Document Number: 2015-03852
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On February 7, 2014, the Coast Guard announced the availability, in the docket, of two draft policy letters for which it sought public comment. This notice announces the availability of the finalized Coast Guard policy letters, including explanations of changes made to the policy letters and enclosures based on the public comments received. The first 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 applies to vessels equipped to receive LNG for use as fuel, but not to vessels regulated as LNG carriers that utilize boil-off gas as fuel. The second policy letter discusses voluntary guidance and existing regulations applicable to vessels and waterfront facilities conducting LNG marine fuel transfer (bunkering) operations. The second policy letter provides voluntary guidance on safety, security, and risk assessment measures we believe will enhance safe LNG bunkering operations. Both policy letters are available on the public docket. They have been updated to reflect publication numbers of the current year. Accordingly, as discussed in this notice, Policy Letter 01-14 became Policy Letter 01-15 and Policy Letter 02-14 became Policy Letter 02-15.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Umpqua River, Reedsport, OR
Document Number: 2015-03681
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 101 Highway Bridge across the Umpqua River, mile 11.1, at Reedsport, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate steel bracing repair and electrical station repair on the bridge. This deviation allows the U.S. 101 Umpqua River Bridge to remain in the closed position during repairs.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2015-03607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish twenty three new fireworks display safety zones at various locations in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port zone. The Coast Guard previously published a notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to this proposed rule on June 18, 2014. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking changes the proposed regulation in the following respects. First, the Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulatory text to clarify that the coordinates for all safety zones addressed by the proposed rule are approximate. Second, the Coast Guard proposes to make corrections to the location of nine existing and ten new fireworks events in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port zone. Third, the Coast Guard will be removing a duplicate entry of the Hood River 4th of July event.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2015-03542
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet to discuss safe transit of vessels and cargoes to and from the ports of the Lower Mississippi River. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone, Sag Harbor COC Winter Harbor Frost Fireworks, Sag Harbor, NY
Document Number: 2015-03333
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-19
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.
Port Access Route Study: In the Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait and Bering Sea
Document Number: 2015-03332
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This study is a continuation of and an expansion of scope to the Port Access Route Study (PARS) the Coast Guard announced in 2010. Based on comments received from the 2010 notice the Coast Guard has developed a potential vessel routing system for the area. The Coast Guard requests comments on how consolidating vessel traffic into a defined vessel routing system may impact or benefit the region. The goal of the study is to help reduce the risk of marine casualties and increase the efficiency of vessel traffic in the region. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Western Rivers e-AtoN Technology Demonstration
Document Number: 2015-03328
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to prepare for a demonstration, the ``Ohio River eNav Technology Demonstration'' of electronic navigation (eNav) technology to be conducted by the Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. The eNav demonstration will involve the transmission of navigation safety and environmental information via automatic identification system (AIS) technology to the electronic charting system (ECS) displays on bridges of commercial vessels that are operating in the test area. The purpose of the demonstration is to identify the extent to which mariners would benefit from the distribution of e-AtoN information; and the policy changes, the infrastructure, and level of effort needed by the Coast Guard and its partner agencies to operate and maintain this technology. The geographic area to be covered by the Ohio River eNav Technology Demonstration includes the Ohio River from Markland Lock (north of Louisville, KY) to the mouth of the Ohio River, and reaches of the Mississippi River within 45 statute miles of its confluence with the Ohio River. The Coast Guard needs end user participants, who are commercial operators that regularly operate in the Ohio River eNav Technology Demonstration test area, to receive the information via AIS. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Rose Point Navigation Systems (Rose Point), and CNS, Inc. (CNS), it solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of that participation.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Robotic Aircraft for Maritime Public Safety
Document Number: 2015-03327
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with several companies to evaluate small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and their airborne sensors, to determine their potential for use in a maritime environment by a first responder and DHS operational components. The Coast Guard will conduct flight testing and evaluation of SUAS under a wide variety of simulated but realistic and relevant real-world maritime operational scenarios, such as law enforcement, search and rescue, and maritime environmental response. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Aerovel Corporation, Aerovironment Inc., Aurora Flight Sciences, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Mission Technology Systems LLC, it solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Special Local Regulation; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2015-03075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to issue a special local regulation on the waters of Charleston Harbor in Charleston, SC during the Charleston Race Week on April 17, 2015 through April 19, 2015. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Charleston Harbor, preventing non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Commercial Diving Operations
Document Number: 2015-02714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations for commercial diving that is conducted from deepwater ports or deepwater port safety zones, or in connection with Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities, or from vessels that are required to have a Coast Guard certificate of inspection. The regulations would be revised and updated to improve safety and to reflect current industry best practices. The proposed regulations would also allow the Coast Guard to approve independent third-party organizations to assist with ensuring regulatory compliance of commercial diving regulations. The proposed amendments promote the Coast Guard's maritime safety mission.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2015-03184
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends its safety zone regulations for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This amendment updates 18 permanent safety zones, adds 5 new permanent safety zones, and reformats the coordinates for safety zones. These amendments and additions are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including fireworks displays, boat races, and air shows, and improves the precision and compatibility of safety zone coordinates.
Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants With the Following Conditions: Cardiomyopathy; Diabetes Mellitus; Narcolepsy; and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Document Number: 2015-03109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on the policy clarification proposed in this document regarding the specific medical documentation the Coast Guard will consider in determining whether a medical waiver is warranted for merchant mariners with cardiomyopathy, diabetes mellitus, or obstructive sleep apnea. Additionally, the proposed policy clarification specifies that narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, and other hypersomnias of central origin, are medically disqualifying and generally not waiverable due to significant risk of sudden and unpredictable incapacitation of individuals who have these conditions.
Guidance on Maritime Cybersecurity Standards
Document Number: 2015-03205
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the notice with request for comments titled, ``Guidance on Maritime Cybersecurity Standards,'' published on December 18, 2014. We are extending the comment period at the request of several industry participants to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-03192
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
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 (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: 1625-0032, Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements under Title 46 U.S. Code; 1625-0043, Ports and Waterways SafetyTitle 33 CFR subchapter P; 1625-0044, Outer Continental Shelf ActivitiesTitle 33 CFR subchapter N; 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program; and 1625-0113, Crewmember Identification Documents. Our ICRs describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (CIRCAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2015-03187
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-17
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 Citizens' 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.
Safety Zone; Triathlon National Championships, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2015-03074
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone within Milwaukee Harbor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Milwaukee Harbor due to the 2015 Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships. This safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the 2015 Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2015-02965
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulations established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. Under that rule, the list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations or safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District. When these regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. This rulemaking project promotes efficiency by eliminating the need to produce a separate rule for each individual recurring event, and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation or safety zone throughout the year.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River, Everett, WA
Document Number: 2015-02972
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the effective date of a published temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Washington State Route 529 (SR 529) twin bridge south bound across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6, at Everett, WA. The modification of the date is necessary to further facilitate mechanical adjustment of newly installed bridge joints. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed to navigation position for four weeks.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2015-02970
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Route 50 Bridge, over Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5 at Ocean City, MD. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the 10th annual ``Island 2 Island'' Half Marathon. This deviation allows the Harry Kelly Bridge to remain in the closed position for the duration of the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2015-02966
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-12
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 CSX Railroad Bridge, across Curtis Creek, mile 1.3, Baltimore, MD. This temporary deviation allows the swing bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position to facilitate railway tie replacement on the CSX Railroad swing bridge.
Special Local Regulation; San Diego Crew Classic; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2015-02964
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the date of the special local regulation on the navigable waters of Mission Bay, San Diego, California in support of the annual San Diego Crew Classic rowing race. This temporary interim rule adjusts the dates for the established special local regulations. This temporary interim rule provides public notice of the changed date and 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 the special local regulations unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), or his designated representative. The Coast Guard requests public comments on the temporary interim rule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-02492
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, at Seattle, WA. The Fremont Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to operate in single leaf mode while work crews conducting bridge painting are onsite. This deviation allows a double leaf opening with a five hour advance notice. For all other openings, one half of the bridge will remain in the closed position while reducing the vertical clearance of the non-operating span by four feet to account for the installation of a moveable platform underneath the bridge.
Marine Vapor Control Systems; Correction
Document Number: 2015-02713
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document contains corrections to the final regulations (RIN 1625-AB37) that were published in the Federal Register of Tuesday, July 16, 2013 (78 FR 42595). The regulations related to safety regulations for facility and vessel vapor control systems (VCSs).
Security Zone, U.S. Open Golf Championship, South Puget Sound; University Place, WA
Document Number: 2015-02711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone for the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in South Puget Sound, University Place, WA, from June 14, 2015 through June 22, 2015. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and security of participants, spectators, and event officials at the U.S. Open Golf Championship, and will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Memphis Port Area Multiagency Mass Rescue Operations and Medical Surge Full-Scale Exercise, Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker, (MM) 745.0 to (MM) 736.0, Memphis, TN
Document Number: 2015-02319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary Safety Zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River, from MM 745.0 to MM 736.0. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a full-scale multiagency mass rescue exercise. Entry into this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers
Document Number: 2015-02543
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2015 minimum random drug testing rate at 25 percent of covered crewmembers.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2015-02475
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-09
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 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 to navigation position during maintenance activities.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-02493
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
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 (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of an extension of a currently approved collection: 1625-0034, Ships' Stores Certification for Hazardous Materials Aboard Ships. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-02466
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
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 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. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2015-02449
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 6th Annual Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the race.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-02446
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
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 an extension of a currently approved collection of information: 1625-0077, Security Plans for Ports, Vessels, Facilities, Outer Continental Shelf Facilities and Other Security-Related Requirements. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Requirements for MODUs and Other Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems-Comment Period Extension
Document Number: 2015-02415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending for 90 days the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Requirements for MODUs and Other Vessels Conducting Outer Continental Shelf Activities With Dynamic Positioning Systems'' published on November 28, 2014. This extension is necessary to allow sufficient time for the Coast Guard to hold a public meeting and receive any subsequent public comments on the NPRM.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2015-02329
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-06
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 Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities.
Moving Security Zone; Escorted Vessels; MM 90.0-106.0, Lower Mississippi River; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2015-02322
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an interim rule providing for temporary moving security zones around vessels being escorted by one or more Coast Guard or other Federal, State, or local law enforcement assets, on the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. These temporary moving security zones are necessary for the safe transit and mooring of vessels requiring escort protection by the Coast Guard for security reasons as well as the safety and security of personnel and port facilities. Entry into, remaining in or transiting through these zones is prohibited for all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative. The Coast Guard seeks comments on this interim rule before establishing a permanent final rule.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2015-02129
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. This Council advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
MARPOL Annex I Amendments
Document Number: 2015-01925
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In this final rule the Coast Guard is updating our regulations to harmonize U.S. regulations with international conventions regarding oil pollution. We are amending the regulations covering Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters to align with recent amendments to Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978, which were adopted by the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee during its 52nd, 54th, 55th, and 59th sessions. This final rule also amends sections of the Vessel Response Plan regulations to include the Safety of Life at Sea Material Safety Data Sheets as an equivalent hazardous communications standard.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-02061
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
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: 1625-0012, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariner. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2015-01961
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet on February 18-19, 2015, in Oakland, California to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings, Inland Rules of the Road, International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2015-01826
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (SR433) Bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for five and a half consecutive hours in the morning and four and a half hours in the afternoon with an opening in the middle to pass vessels. There will be a two-hour notice to pass vessels in the evenings and a four-hour notice to pass vessels on weekends. This deviation will last for 33 consecutive days. The purpose of the closure is to conduct scheduled maintenance and repairs to the drawbridge.