Coast Guard 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Charenton Canal, Baldwin, LA
Document Number: 2015-11438
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-12
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 Company swing span bridge across Charenton Canal, mile 0.4, at Baldwin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position for six consecutive hours.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2015-11408
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the deadline for accepting 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.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2015-11407
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet on May 28 through May 30, 2015, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR.
Document Number: 2015-11349
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the route of the annual Starlight Parade event, which crosses the Steel Bridge. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open for marine traffic during the specified time.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2015-11296
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to activities directly involved with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources insofar as they relate to matters within Coast Guard jurisdiction.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Patapsco River, Inner Harbor; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2015-11190
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located within the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, on July 2, 2015. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Patapsco River.
Safety Zones; Misery Challenge, Manchester Bay, Manchester, MA
Document Number: 2015-11189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone in Manchester Bay to be enforced during the Misery Challenge marine event, which will involve swimmers, kayakers, and stand-up paddlers. This safety zone would ensure the protection of the event participants, support vessels, and maritime public from the hazards associated with the event. Vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone during periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Navesink (Swimming) River, Middletown and Rumson, NJ
Document Number: 2015-11188
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-08
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 Oceanic Bridge across the Navesink (Swimming) River, mile 4.5, between Middletown and Rumson, New Jersey. This deviation allows the bridge owner to perform structural repairs at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open only one of the two moveable spans for passage of vessels traffic. This temporary deviation would help facilitate repairs to the bascule span bearing while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
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: 2015-11177
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone throughout the Marine Safety Unit Savannah Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to consolidate, clarify, and otherwise modify safety regulations to better meet safety needs within the ports of Savannah and Brunswick. This action establishes safety zones in the event of natural or manmade disasters affecting navigable waterways within the Marine Safety Unit Savannah Captain of the Port Zone.
Safety Zone, Pamlico River; Washington, NC
Document Number: 2015-11176
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Pamlico River in Washington, NC. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within the safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port or his designated Representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2015-11017
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the American Cancer Society Bike- a-thon. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to vessels requesting a bridge opening to ensure the biker's safety and that there are no delays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2015-10635
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) Highway Bridge across the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0, at Astoria, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate bridge maintenance activities on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Chesapeake Bay, Prospect Bay; Queen Anne's County, MD
Document Number: 2015-10490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of Prospect Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located between Hog Island and Kent Island in Queen Anne's County, MD on July 4, 2015. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Prospect Bay.
Security Zone, U.S. Open Golf Championship, South Puget Sound; University Place, WA
Document Number: 2015-10488
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2015-10430
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) Highway Bridge across the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0, at Astoria, OR. The deviation needs to be canceled due to contract agreements with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the bridge construction company. Weekend work dates have been changed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA
Document Number: 2015-10377
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Henry Ford Avenue railroad drawbridge across Cerritos Channel, mile 4.8, at Long Beach, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform an annual bridge inspection. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; NOBLE DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi Sea, Alaska
Document Number: 2015-10376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone that extends 500 meters from the outer edge of the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER, as well as 500 meters from those points, suitably marked by a buoy, where the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER's mooring spread meets the ocean's surface. This safety zone would be in effect both when the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER is anchored and when deploying and recovering moorings. As a result, the size and shape of the safety zone will vary, depending on how far from the vessel the mooring spread is deployed, which is expected to be no more than 1,000 meters. This safety zone would be in effect when the DRILLSHIP NOBLE DISCOVERER is on location in order to drill exploratory wells at various prospects located in the Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska, from 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2015 through 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2015. Lawful demonstrations may be conducted outside of the safety zone.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Oakland Inner Harbor Tidal Canal, Alameda, CA
Document Number: 2015-10373
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Alameda County highway drawbridge at Park Street across the Oakland Inner Harbor, mile 5.2, at Alameda, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make necessary repairs and rehabilitation of the bridge. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double leaf, bascule-style drawbridge during the deviation period.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2015-10329
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on 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.
Safety Zone; POLAR PIONEER, Outer Continental Shelf Drill Unit, Chukchi Sea, Alaska
Document Number: 2015-10259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone that extends 500 meters from the outer edge of the DRILL UNIT POLAR PIONEER, as well as 500 meters from those points, suitably marked by a buoy, where the DRILL UNIT POLAR PIONEER's mooring spread meets the ocean's surface. This safety zone would be in effect both when the DRILL UNIT POLAR PIONEER is anchored and when deploying and recovering moorings. Placing a safety zone around the drilling unit will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, which could result in oil spills and releases of natural gas, and thereby protects the safety of life, property, and the environment. Lawful demonstrations may be conducted outside of the safety zone.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Manitowoc River, Manitowoc, WI
Document Number: 2015-10238
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Wisconsin Central Railroad Bridge, mile 0.91, across Manitowoc River, at Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The drawbridge was removed in its entirety in 2012 and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.
Safety Zone-Oil Exploration Staging Area in Goodhope Bay; Kotzebue Sound, AK
Document Number: 2015-10234
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes temporary safety zones in the Port of Goodhope Bay, Alaska, and adjacent U.S. territorial sea from 12:01 a.m. local time on July 1, 2015, through 11:59 p.m. on October 15, 2015. The temporary safety zones would 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, Alaska, 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. Lawful demonstrations are permitted outside of the temporary safety zones so long as they do not endanger the safety of vessels either moored or anchored within the port, transiting through the port, or through the adjacent waters of the territorial sea.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA
Document Number: 2015-10217
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
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 Blynman (SR 127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the annual Saint Peter's Fiesta 5K Road Race. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for thirty minutes to facilitate public safety.
Safety Zone-Oil Exploration Staging Area in Dutch Harbor, AK
Document Number: 2015-10216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes temporary safety zones in the Port of Dutch Harbor, Broad Bay, and adjacent navigable waters in the Dutch Harbor area on June 15, 2015. The temporary safety zones would 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. Lawful demonstrations are permitted outside of the temporary safety zones so long as they do not endanger the safety of vessels either moored or anchored within the port, transiting through the port, or transiting through the adjacent waters of the territorial sea.
Safety Zone; Floating Construction Platform, Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2015-10215
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the South Branch of the Chicago River, Chicago, Illinois. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a designated portion of the South Branch of the Chicago River due to the transit of a floating construction platform on April 26, 2015, or alternatively on a later date. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the transit of the floating construction platform.
Safety Zone, Southern Branch Elizabeth River; Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2015-10018
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in support of the Elizabeth River Park Grand Re-opening fireworks event. This safety zone will restrict vessel movement in the specified area during the fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the surrounding navigable waters during the fireworks display.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2015-10016
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard extends the deadline for accepting applications for membership on the Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee. This Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to safe transit of vessels and products to and from the ports on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways.
Special Local Regulation; Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix; Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL
Document Number: 2015-09860
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend a special local regulation on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Sarasota, Florida during the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix. The event is scheduled to take place annually on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The proposed amendment to the special local regulation is necessary to protect the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation would restrict vessel traffic in the Gulf of Mexico near Sarasota, Florida. It would establish the following three areas: A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a spectator area, where all vessels must be anchored or operate at No Wake Speed; and an enforcement area where designated representatives may control vessel traffic as determined by prevailing conditions.
Safety Zones and Regulated Navigation Area; Shell Arctic Drilling/Exploration Vessels and Associated Voluntary First Amendment Area, Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2015-09858
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones around each vessel associated with Royal Dutch Shell's (Shell) planned Arctic oil drilling and exploration operations, and any vessel actively engaged in towing or escorting those vessels, while located in the U.S. Territorial and Internal Waters of the Sector Puget Sound Captain of the Port Zone. In addition, the Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area to designate a Voluntary First Amendment Area for individuals that desire to exercise their First Amendment free speech rights with regards to Shell's operations. The safety zones and regulated navigation area created by this rule are necessary to ensure the mutual safety of all waterways users including the specified vessels and those individuals that desire to exercise their First Amendment rights.
Special Load Line Exemption for Lake Michigan/Muskegon Route: Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2015-09790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On May 27, 2014, the Coast Guard published a Notice of Availability and Request for Public Comment regarding a petition for a rulemaking action. The petition requested that the Coast Guard establish a load line-exempted route on Lake Michigan, along the eastern coast to Muskegon, MI. Upon review of the comments as well as analysis of safety considerations and other factors described in the discussion section, the Coast Guard has decided not to proceed with the requested rulemaking. The public comments, and the Coast Guard's reasoning for its decision, are discussed in this notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2015-09788
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) highway Bridge across the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0, at Astoria, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate bridge maintenance activities on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2015-09787
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that govern three Multnomah County bridges: The Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, the Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, all crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Rock `n' Roll Half Marathon event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-09643
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Washington State Department of Transportation Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the safe and rapid movement of University of Washington Husky football game spectators. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, Tahoe City, CA.
Document Number: 2015-09590
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Fourth of July Fireworks, Tahoe City, CA in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone: Giants Enterprises Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2015-09588
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near AT&T Park in support of Giants Enterprises Fireworks Display on May 22, 2015. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, Tampa Bay; Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2015-09580
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard establishes a temporary moving safety zone on the waters of Tampa Bay in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida during the 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. The 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is scheduled to take place on April 25, 2015. Approximately 30 swimmers are anticipated to participate in the marathon swim event. No spectators are expected to be present during the event. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The safety zone will establish a moving protective area around safety vessels including kayaks involved in the race. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2015-09481
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Rock `n' Roll 10K event. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open for marine traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2015-09476
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the University Bridge, mile 4.3, across Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``Beat the Bridge'' foot race event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Cincinnati Reds Season Fireworks; Ohio River Mile 470.1-470.4; Cincinnati, OH
Document Number: 2015-09279
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Cincinnati Reds Season Fireworks on the Ohio River, from mile marker 470.1 and ending at 470.4, extending 500 feet from the State of Ohio shoreline. This rule is effective during specific home games during the regular baseball season. Should the Cincinnati Reds make the playoffs and have additional home games, the Coast Guard will provide advance notification of enforcement periods via Broadcast Notices to Mariners, Local Notices to Mariners, and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins as appropriate. This action is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazard associated with the Cincinnati Reds Barge-based Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Great Steam Boat Race/Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2015-09277
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce ``the Great Steam Boat Race'' safety zone for all waters of the Ohio River, beginning at mile marker 596.8 and ending at 604.3, Louisville, KY. This rule is effective from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 29, 2015. This action is necessary to protect person, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with ``the Great Steam Boat Race.'' During the enforcement period, deviation from the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Policy for Evaluating Sea Service Aboard Liftboats
Document Number: 2015-09052
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CVC) Policy Letter 14-03, Evaluating Sea Service Aboard Liftboats. This policy letter will provide guidance to mariners concerning endorsements to Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) for service on liftboats.
Safety Zone, Low Country Splash, Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2015-09048
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary moving safety zone during the Low Country Splash, a swimming race occurring on the Wando River, the Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Low Country Splash is scheduled on May 30, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The temporary moving safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Xterra Swim, Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2015-09047
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone during the Xterra swim, a swimming race occurring on 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. 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2015-09040
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation, York River; Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA
Document Number: 2015-09039
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
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 Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17/George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge) across the York River, mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance work on the moveable spans on the Coleman Memorial Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: 2015-09038
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulation that governs the Conrail Railroad Bridge over Mantua Creek at mile marker 1.4 in Paulsboro, NJ. The bridge owner, Conrail, is modifying the operating system which controls the bridge operations. Cameras will be installed and the bridge will be remotely operated from Mt. Laurel, NJ. The train crew will no longer be required to stop and check the waterway for approaching vessel traffic prior to initiating a bridge closure or be responsible to operate the bridge closure equipment located at the bridge site.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal), TX
Document Number: 2015-09037
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is implementing an operating schedule that governs the Valero pontoon-supported swing bridge across Taylor Bayou Outfall Canal (Joint Outfall Canal (JOC)), mile 2.44, West Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. This bridge provides for Valero's maintenance vehicles and contractors to cross the waterway. The regulation will allow the bridge to remain in the open-to-navigation position except during two scheduled daily closures. This regulation increases the efficiency of operations allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge while recognizing the bridge's importance to the facility that it serves.
Safety Zone, Block Island Wind Farm; Rhode Island Sound, RI
Document Number: 2015-09036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a 500-yard safety zone around each of five locations where the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) wind turbine generator (WTG) foundations will be constructed in the navigable waters of the Rhode Island Sound, RI, from July 1 to September 30, 2015. These safety zones are intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with construction of the BIWF WTG foundations. Vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones while construction vessels and associated equipment are present, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England or the COTP's designated representative.
Safety Zone, Volvo Ocean Race Newport; East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI
Document Number: 2015-08918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in the navigable waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI, during the Volvo Ocean Race Newport marine event. This safety zone is intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with high-speed, high- performance sailing vessels competing in inshore races on the waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI. Vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone during periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England or the COTP's designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-08916
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
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 collections of information: 1625-0032, Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements Under Title 46 U.S.C.; 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. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.