Coast Guard March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: 2016-07307
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is disestablishing thirteen anchorage grounds and one special anchorage area that are now obsolete in Newark Bay, the East River, Western Long Island Sound, Raritan Bay, and Lower New York Bay, and reducing the size of three anchorage grounds in Raritan, Sandy Hook, and Lower New York Bays.
Tonnage Regulations Amendments
Document Number: 2016-05623
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends its tonnage regulations to implement amendments to the tonnage measurement law made by the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, codify principal technical interpretations, and incorporate administrative, non-substantive clarifications and updates. The Coast Guard believes these changes will lead to a better understanding of regulatory requirements.
Safety Zone; Louisiana Dragon Boat Race, Red River Mile Marker, (MM) 88.0 to (MM) 88.5
Document Number: 2016-06909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone for an annually recurring marine event in the Red River, from MM 88.0 to MM 88.5. This action is necessary to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a dragon boat race taking place in early May, 2016 and recurring annually thereafter. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0042
Document Number: 2016-07040
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
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: 1625-0042, Requirements for Lightering of Oil and Hazardous Material Cargoes. 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: 1625-0009
Document Number: 2016-07039
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
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: 1625-0009, Oil Record Book for Ships. 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; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2016-07011
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-29
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, and the Montlake Bridge, mile 5.2, both crossing 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2016-07010
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Brooks Trailhead 10K & 15K 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.
Safety Zone; Cooper River Bridge Run, Cooper River, and Town Creek Reaches, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2016-06972
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the 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 regulation prohibits 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.
Security Zone, Escorted Vessels; Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-06911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone within Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound's Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone on the waters in the vicinity of escorted vessels. This security zone would be enforced around any escorted vessel in the Sector Long Island Sound COTP Zone in order to protect the vessel and the public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Michigan City Summerfest Fireworks, Lake Michigan
Document Number: 2016-06910
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Michigan City Summerfest Fireworks Safety Zone on a portion of Lake Michigan on July 4, 2016. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter, transit, or anchor in the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-06822
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet to discuss matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-06749
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee. The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on matters concerning the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials, including industry outreach approaches.
Special Local Regulation; Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix; Atlantic Ocean, Cocoa Beach, FL
Document Number: 2016-06521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean offshore from Cocoa Beach, FL during the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, a series of high-speed 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 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 15, 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.
Notification of the Removal of Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Republic of Cuba
Document Number: 2016-06431
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is removing the conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the country of the Republic of Cuba.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0104
Document Number: 2016-06430
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
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 (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0105
Document Number: 2016-06429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
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 (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. 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.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-06427
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
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.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-06426
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet on April 21, 22, and 23, 2016, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Port Access Route Study (PARS): In Nantucket Sound
Document Number: 2016-06424
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to determine whether it should revise existing regulations to improve navigation safety in Nantucket Sound due to factors such as increased vessels traffic, changing vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty.
Safety Zone; Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival, Buffalo River, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2016-06312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Buffalo River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Buffalo River Works, Buffalo, NY, during the Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival on June 18, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from passing through the safety zone during race heats unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Recreational Boating Safety-Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program 2017-2021
Document Number: 2016-06303
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard requests public comments on its draft strategic plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program for 2017-2021. This plan is under development to coordinate efforts of stakeholders to prevent future deaths and injuries of recreational boaters.
Safety Zone; Cocos Lagoon, Merizo, GU
Document Number: 2016-06294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for Coco's Crossing swim event in the waters of Coco's Lagoon, Guam. This event is scheduled to take place from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 29, 2015. This safety zone is necessary to protect all persons and vessels participating in this marine event from potential safety hazards associated with vessel traffic in the area. Race participants, chase boats and organizers of the event will be exempt from the safety zone. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP). We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2016-06266
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 70 (Alfred C. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of attendees to the annual Mumfest celebration. This deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed to navigation position at two hour increments to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the annual Mumfest celebration.
Safety Zone; Richland Regatta, Columbia River, Richland, WA
Document Number: 2016-05880
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for certain waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA, between River Miles 337 and 338, during a hydroplane boat race from June 3, 2016, through June 5, 2016. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Robotic Aircraft for Maritime Public Safety
Document Number: 2016-06208
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
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 Physical Sciences, Inc., 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.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-06207
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
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 advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters and actions concerning 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0071
Document Number: 2016-06193
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
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: 1625-0071, Boat Owners ReportPossible Safety Defect. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0065
Document Number: 2016-06192
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
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 (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0065, Offshore Supply VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter L. 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; OMB Control Number: 1625-0033
Document Number: 2016-06190
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
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: 1625-0033, Display of Fire Control Plans for Vessels. 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; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-06189
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Peace Love run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-06185
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Sactown 10 race. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Urbanna Creek, Urbanna, VA
Document Number: 2016-06184
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 200-yard radius of Dozier's Point Urbanna Marina on Urbanna Creek. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a marina fire and the resulting investigation and clean up efforts. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads.
Safety Zone; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2016-06113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for certain waters of the Willamette River in the vicinity of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters for the duration of the marine event on July 10, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay and Connecting Waterways, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2016-06068
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-18
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.
Port Access Route Study: The Atlantic Coast From Maine to Florida
Document Number: 2016-05706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the final report issued by the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) workgroup. The Coast Guard welcomes comments on the report.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2016-05620
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Portland Race for the Roses event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the safe movement of event participants across the bridge.
Commercial Fishing Vessels Dispensing Petroleum Products
Document Number: 2016-05262
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising its safety regulations for uninspected commercial fishing vessels (CFVs) carrying flammable or combustible liquid cargoes in bulk. The revisions align the regulations with the current applicable statute and make minor nonsubstantive changes. This rule promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship (environmental protection) missions.
Anchorage Regulations; Connecticut River, Old Saybrook, CT
Document Number: 2016-05561
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three special anchorage areas in the Connecticut River in the vicinity Old Saybrook, CT. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels less than 20 meters in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in the Connecticut River in the vicinity of Old Saybrook, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, Seaside Heights, NJ
Document Number: 2016-05549
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S37 Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, mile 14.1, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, at Seaside Heights, NJ. 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; North Landing River, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2016-05540
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S165 (North Landing Road) Bridge across the North Landing River, mile 20.2, at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary to perform emergency bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River 321.4 to 321.6; Quincy, IL
Document Number: 2016-05388
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) from mile 321.4 to mile 321.6. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with work being completed on new power lines across the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP). Deviation from the safety zone may be requested and will be considered on a case-by-case basis as specifically authorized by the COTP or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CT
Document Number: 2016-05076
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0, at Greenwich, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform superstructure repairs and timber ties replacement.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2016-05032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend and update its list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This notice informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing a safety zone. Through this notice the current list of recurring safety zones is proposed to be updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, vessel traffic is restricted from specified areas. Additionally, this one proposed rulemaking project reduces administrative costs involved in producing separate proposed rules for each individual recurring safety zone and serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2016-04994
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace rails and ties at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed on Saturdays through Mondays for twenty-six consecutive weekends.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2016 Annual Review and Changes to Methodology
Document Number: 2016-04894
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard revises its Great Lakes pilotage ratemaking methodology, adjusts annual pilotage rates based on the new methodology, and authorizes a temporary surcharge to hire additional pilots and to pay for necessary training for new and current pilots. Rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes were last revised in February 2015 and by law must be reviewed annually, with any adjustments to take effect by March 1 of the year for which new rates are established. The Coast Guard intends for the methodology changes to be understandable and transparent, and to encourage investment in pilots, infrastructure, and training while helping ensure safe, efficient, and reliable service on the Great Lakes. Without the updates to this methodology and enforcement of these rates, the Coast Guard believes the pilot associations will not be able to recruit experienced mariners, retain current pilots, or maintain and upgrade association infrastructure. Without sufficient registered pilots, current law will prevent international vessels from transiting the Great Lakes. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship (environmental protection) missions by promoting safe shipping on the Great Lakes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX
Document Number: 2016-04827
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the method of operation for the Victoria Barge Canal Railroad Bridge (``bridge'') across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4, at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. This final rule makes permanent the change in method of operation to allow the bridge owner to operate the bridge remotely from a dispatching center in Spring, Texas. This final rule increases the efficiency of operations while allowing for the safe navigation of vessels through the bridge.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2016-04826
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal between Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times from March 3, 2016 to March 11, 2016. This action is necessary to protect the waterway, waterway users, and vessels from the hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's underwater inspections of the electric dispersal system for invasive species.
Safety Zone; Little Calumet River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2016-04825
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Little Calumet River, Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a bridge demolition. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saginaw River, Bay City, MI
Document Number: 2016-04743
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations regarding drawbridge operations in Saginaw River, Bay City, MI. In a final rule entitled, ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saginaw River, Bay City, MI'' that appeared in the Federal Register on April 12, 2012, the Coast Guard revised the drawbridge opening schedules for the Saginaw River and inadvertently excluded the CSX Railroad Bridge and the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Bridge. This document amends the regulations by adding these two bridges back into the regulations.
Safety Zone; Xterra Swim, Myrtle Beach, SC Intracoastal Waterway; Myrtle Beach, SC
Document Number: 2016-04664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
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, April 24, 2016. 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.