Coast Guard February 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Anchorage Regulations: Special Anchorage Areas, Marina del Rey Harbor, California
Document Number: 2016-04336
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On May 28, 2014, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to disestablish the special anchorage in Marina del Rey Harbor, California. Based on the comments received in response to that NPRM, we are now proposing to amend the shape and reduce the size of the special anchorage in Marina del Rey Harbor, California. Additionally, we propose to clarify the language in the note section of the existing regulation. This SNPRM would leave sufficient navigable water on adjacent sides of the anchorage for vessel traffic, effectively removing this special anchorage area from a location where it could endanger vessel traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Creek & Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NY
Document Number: 2016-04278
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Loop Parkway Bridge, mile 0.7, across Long Creek, and the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, across Sloop Channel, both at Hempstead, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate the Dee Snider's Motorcycle Ride to Fight Hunger on Long Island.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2016-04244
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-29
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 deviation is necessary to accommodate a bike ride by the Cascade Bicycle Club. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2016-04125
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Marine Parkway Bridge across the Jamaica Bay, mile 3.0, at Queens, New York. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace the auxiliary clutch shafts at the bridge.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-04052
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update special local regulations and permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone for annual recurring marine events. When enforced, these proposed special local regulations and safety zones would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events. The proposed special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain maritime events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: 2016-04011
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CONRAIL Railroad Bridge across the Mantua Creek, mile 1.4, at Paulsboro, NJ. This deviation is necessary to complete bridge construction. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 2016-04006
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S213 (MD213) Bridge across the Chester River, mile 26.8, at Chestertown, MD. This deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LA
Document Number: 2016-03895
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Morgan City Railroad Bridge across the Atchafalaya River (also known as Berwick Bay), mile 17.5 [Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.3] in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform maintenance needed for the operation of the bridge. This deviation allows for the bridge to remain closed-to- navigation for eight-consecutive hours in the morning and five- consecutive hours in the evening with an opening in the middle to pass vessels for a five-day period.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-03816
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Acushnet River, New Bedford and Fairhaven, MA
Document Number: 2016-03789
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is making a correction to the operating schedule that governs the New Bedford-Fairhaven Rt-6 Bridge, mile 0.0, across the Acushnet River, between New Bedford and Fairhaven, MA. On July 1, 2013, a technical amendment was published that updated the name of the bridge, however, the requested correction was drafted incorrectly and three subparagraphs were inadvertently removed from the section.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2016-03723
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge which carries US 17 across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, at Wilmington, North Carolina. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine biennial maintenance and inspection of the lift span for the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open with an advanced notice instead of opening on signal.
Carriage of Conditionally Permitted Shale Gas Extraction Waste Water in Bulk
Document Number: 2016-03674
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it has withdrawn the October 30, 2013, proposed policy letter concerning the carriage of shale gas extraction waste water (SGEWW) in bulk via barge. The policy letter proposed a new standardized process and specified conditions under which a barge owner could request and be granted a Certificate of Inspection endorsement or letter allowing the barge to transport SGEWW in bulk. That proposed policy is withdrawn and no new policy is proposed at this time. Barge owners may continue to request case-by-case approval to transport SGEWW under current regulations by providing recent detailed chemical composition, environmental analyses, and other information for each individual tank barge load. The Coast Guard will consider instituting a standardized process for transporting SGEWW in bulk after it has assessed whether current regulations are inadequate to handle requests for transport of SGEWW in bulk and environmental impacts that may be associated with SGEWW transport by barge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett and Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2016-03547
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 highway bridges across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA, and the SR 529 highway bridges across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1 and 1.2, near Marysville, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Everett Marathon. The deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Moving Security Zone; Escorted Vessels; MM 90.0-106.0, Lower Mississippi River; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2016-02282
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-22
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. This rule follows the interim rule that published in the Federal Register on February 5, 2015, re-establishing the same moving security zone regulations 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 specific to making this rule a permanent final rule.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-03348
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meetings will be open to the public. DATES: The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups are scheduled to meet on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that these meetings may adjourn early if the committee has completed its business.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2016-03262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, FL. This proposed rule implements restrictions that allow the bridge to not open for vessels during peak vehicle traffic times. Bridge openings during peak vehicle traffic times cause major traffic jams that may be avoided without negatively impacting vessel traffic on the Indian Creek. Modifying the bridge operating schedule will reduce major vehicle traffic issues during rush hour times.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0040
Document Number: 2016-03291
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0040, Application for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), Application for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate, Applications for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate for Entry Level Ratings, Small Vessel Sea Service Form, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form, Disclosure Statement for Narcotics, DWI/DUI, and/or Other Convictions, Merchant Mariner Medical Certificates, Recognition of Foreign Certificate. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Navy UNDET, Apra Outer Harbor, GU
Document Number: 2016-03224
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for underwater detonation operations in the waters of Apra Outer Harbor in Piti, Guam. This rule is effective from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on February 19, 2016. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone regulation is necessary to protect all persons and vessels that would otherwise transit or be within the affected area from possible safety hazards associated with underwater detonation operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Kearney, NJ
Document Number: 2016-03148
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Amtrak Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 5.0, at Kearney, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform structural repairs at the bridge.
Safety Zone, Block Island Wind Farm; Rhode Island Sound, RI
Document Number: 2016-03091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-16
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) towers, nacelles, blades and subsea cables will be installed in the navigable waters of the Rhode Island Sound, RI, from April 1 to October 31, 2016. These safety zones are intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with construction of the BIWF. Vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones while construction vessels and associated equipment are present at any of the BIWF WTG sites, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England or the COTP's designated representative. We invited your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; James River, Newport News, VA
Document Number: 2016-03090
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the James River, in the vicinity of the James River Reserve Fleet, in support of United States Navy explosives training on the M/V SS DEL MONTE. This safety zone will restrict vessel movement in the specified area during the explosives training. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the surrounding navigable waters during the United States Navy explosives training.
Policy Letter: Guidance for Training of Deck Officers on Vessels Subject to the International Code for Ships Operating in the Polar Waters
Document Number: 2016-02890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability, in the docket, of a policy letter which provides voluntary guidance for the training of deck officers on vessels operating in polar waters. It recommends training measures that will achieve a higher level of safety for mariners working in this specialized polar environment. It is applicable to SOLAS vessels operating outside the boundary line and subject to the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code). The draft policy letter and voluntary guidance would not apply to vessels on voyages that do not operate in areas subject to the Polar Code.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2016-02814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during a paddling event on May 14, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-02779
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its Subcommittees will hold meetings in New Orleans, LA to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, Des Allemands, LA
Document Number: 2016-02778
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
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 Railroad swing span drawbridge across Des Allemands Bayou, mile 14.0, at Des Allemands, St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to perform a swing span change out to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation continuously for 42 days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
Document Number: 2016-02777
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The deviation is necessary to conduct maintenance on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation for two four-hour periods, on five consecutive days during day-light hours.
Safety Zone; Cooper River Bridge Run, Cooper River, and Town Creek Reaches, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2016-02621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to 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 April 2, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10-K run across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the runners and the general public during this event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels 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.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-02671
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Special Local Regulation; Bucksport/Lake Murray Drag Boat Spring Nationals, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Bucksport, SC
Document Number: 2016-02620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina during the Bucksport/Lake Murray Drag Boat Spring Nationals, on June 4 and June 5, 2016. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Establishment of Dispersant Preauthorization Area in Alaska
Document Number: 2016-02559
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On behalf of the Alaska Regional Response Team (ARRT), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces establishment of a more inclusive, comprehensive, and conservative dispersant use policy that includes a preauthorization area and an enhanced protocol for use of chemical dispersant during responses to spills of crude oil in certain waters offshore of Alaska. Federal regulations covering certain vessel response plans require development of defined dispersant response capabilities when such vessels are operating in waters where dispersant use preauthorization agreements exist.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Youngs Bay, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2016-02486
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State highway bridge across Youngs Bay foot of Fifth Street, mile 2.4, at Astoria, OR. The common name of this bridge is Old Youngs Bay Bridge. The deviation is necessary to accommodate extensive maintenance and restoration efforts on this bridge. This deviation allows the double bascule span to operate in a single leaf mode when at least a three-hour advance notification is given by marine vessels that require an opening, and the vertical clearance of the bridge to be reduced.
Safety Zone; Bayou Petite Caillou, Boudreaux Canal Floodgate; Chauvin, LA
Document Number: 2016-02281
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on all navigable waters within a 750 foot radius around the center of the Boudreaux Canal Flood Gates in Chauvin, LA. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with repair work on the Boudreaux Canal Sector Flood Gates located on Bayou Petite Caillou. During the periods of enforcement, entry into and transiting or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Captain of the Port (COTP) Morgan City or other designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2016-02280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of Charleston Harbor in Charleston, SC during the Charleston Race Week from April 15, 2016 through April 17, 2016. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0039
Document Number: 2016-02279
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0039, Declaration of Inspection Before Transfer of Liquid in Bulk. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Hudson River, Anchorage Ground 19-W
Document Number: 2016-02276
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Anchorage Ground 19-W. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Hudson River due to the presence of a dielectric oil leak from a submerged power cable, and the hazards associated with the cable repair vessels. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect people and vessels from the hazards associated with this event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, Portsmouth-Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2016-02100
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk and Western railroad bridge (Norfolk Southern V6.8 Bridge) across the South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 3.6, at Portsmouth-Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-02126
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet on March 1, 2, and 3, 2016, in Houston, TX, to discuss the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; James River, Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA
Document Number: 2016-02099
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the James River Bridge (US17) across the James River, mile 5.0, at Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2016-02098
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
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.
Special Local Regulation, Daytona Beach Grand Prix of the Seas; Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach, FL
Document Number: 2016-02097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Daytona Beach, Florida during the Daytona Beach Grand Prix of the Seas, a series of high-speed personal watercraft boat races. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters surrounding the event. This special local regulation will be enforced daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from April 22 through April 24, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Broad Creek, Laurel, DE
Document Number: 2016-01897
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over Broad Creek, mile 8.0, at Laurel, DE. This proposed rule will change the current regulation requiring a four-hour advance notice and allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for the passage of vessels.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0001
Document Number: 2016-01896
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0001, Report of Marine Casualty & Chemical Testing of Commercial Vessel Personnel. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0112
Document Number: 2016-01895
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, with change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0112, Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness via Electronic Transmission of Vessel Transit Data. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0016
Document Number: 2016-01894
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0016, Welding and Hot Works Permits; Posting of Warning Signs. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2016-01731
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the New Orleans Endurance Festival event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal and Chef Menteur Pass, Both at New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2016-01730
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Louisiana, and the US 90 bridge at Chef Menteur Pass over Lake Catherine at Mile 2.8 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain closed-to-navigation for a scheduled amount of time on the day of the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Pontchartrain, Near New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2016-01729
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 11 bascule bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, mile 4.75, between New Orleans and Slidell, Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Louisiana Paradise Bridge Run event. The deviation will allow the draw of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Wantagh, NY
Document Number: 2016-01719
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Wantagh, New York. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Jones Beach July 4th Fireworks. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for approximately 3 hours.