Coast Guard April 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River Mile 95.7 to 96.7; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2016-07729
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone from Mile Marker (MM) 95.7 to MM 96.7 above Head of Passes (AHP) on the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) on April 12, 2016. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with fireworks displays on or over navigable waterways. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2016-07702
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a 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. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the rescheduling of the New Orleans Endurance Festival event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation during the event.
Safety Zone; Bayou Teche, Crude Oil Spill; Jeanerette, LA
Document Number: 2016-07541
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on all navigable waters of Bayou Teche from Jeanerette, LA to Linwood, LA. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with an 11,550 gallon type III crude oil spill and corresponding response efforts. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Norwalk River, Norwalk, CT
Document Number: 2016-07662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North WALK Bridge across the Norwalk River, mile 0.1, at Norwalk, Connecticut. The bridge owner submitted a request to require a greater advance notice for bridge openings and to increase time periods the bridge remains in the closed position during the weekday morning and evening rush hours. It is expected that this change to the regulations will create efficiency in drawbridge operations while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2016-07660
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Highway 160 drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to complete the necessary sand blasting and painting rehabilitation. This deviation allows the bridge to be secured in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone, Block Island Wind Farm; Rhode Island Sound, RI
Document Number: 2016-07659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the proposed safety zone. In response to public requests, the Coast Guard is extending the comment period until April 17, 2016.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2016-07658
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Safety Zone; Hudson River, Tarrytown, NY
Document Number: 2016-07657
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone for navigable waters of the Hudson River, in the vicinity of the Tappan Zee Bridge around a 100-yard radius of DECK BARGE WITTE 1406. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage operations on the sunken vessel TUG SPECIALIST. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-07656
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
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 Pony Express Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
Special Local Regulation; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2016-07589
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Bucksport/Lake Murray Drag Boat Spring Nationals, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Bucksport, SC
Document Number: 2016-07588
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL
Document Number: 2016-07439
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, Alabama. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform repairs and maintenance essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open to vessel traffic with a two-hour advance notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Shark River (South Channel), Avon, NJ
Document Number: 2016-07357
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Railroad Bridge (NJT) across the Shark River (South Channel), mile 0.9, at Avon, NJ. This deviation is necessary to perform urgent bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.