Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0052
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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0052, Nondestructive Testing of Certain Cargo Tanks on Unmanned Barges. 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: San Francisco State Graduation Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters near AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco State University Graduation Fireworks Display on May 28, 2016. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of mariners and spectators from the dangers associated with the 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Youngs Bay, Astoria, OR
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State (Old Youngs Bay) highway bridge, mile 2.4, across Youngs Bay foot of Fifth Street at Astoria, OR. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) requested to change the operating schedule of the Old Youngs Bay Bridge for work on both bascule lifts. This change will allow ODOT to operate the double bascule draw in single leaf mode, one lift at a time, which will reduce the vertical clearance of the non-operable half of the span by five feet.
Cargo Securing Manuals
The Coast Guard is issuing an interim rule to require U.S. and foreign self-propelled cargo vessels of 500 gross tons or more, traveling on international voyages and carrying cargo that is other than solid or liquid bulk cargo, to have cargo securing manuals (CSMs) on board. The rule also requires those vessels to comply with certain provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 as amended (SOLAS), authorizes recognized classification societies or other approval authorities to review and approve CSMs on behalf of the Coast Guard; and prescribes when and how the loss or jettisoning of cargo at sea must be reported. The Coast Guard requests public comment on its intention to extend, in a subsequent final rule, this interim rule's requirement for vessel CSMs to self-propelled cargo vessels under 500 gross tons, if these vessels carry dangerous goods in packaged form on international voyages. This interim rule promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship (environmental protection) missions, helps fulfill U.S. treaty obligations, and could help prevent or mitigate the consequences of vessel cargo loss.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
The Coast Guard is amending its safety zones regulation for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This amendment updates 18 permanent safety zones and adds 3 new permanent safety zones. These amendments and additions are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including fireworks displays, boat races, and air shows.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Fox River, DePere to Oshkosh, WI
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule for all drawbridges over the Fox River between DePere, WI and Oshkosh, WI. A review of the current regulation was requested by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Fox River Navigational System Authority.
Anchorage Regulations; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
The Coast Guard is amending the geographic coordinates and modifying the regulated use of anchorage ``10'' in the Delaware River in the vicinity of the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The change alters the size and use of the anchorage, reducing the anchorage in size and allowing the anchorage to be used as a general anchorage ground in the Delaware River.
Safety Zone; Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016, Fairport Harbor, OH, Bay City, MI, Chicago, IL, Green Bay, WI, Duluth, MN, Erie, PA
The Coast Guard proposes to create safety zones around each tall ship visiting the Great Lakes during the Tall Ships Challenge 2016 race series. These safety zones will provide for the regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of each tall ship in the navigable waters of the United States. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard participants and spectators from the hazards associated with the limited maneuverability of these tall ships and to ensure public safety during tall ships events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone, Cape Fear River; Southport, NC
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River near Southport, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Cape Fear River during the Barrier Island Challenge Stand Up Paddle Board Race. This action is necessary to protect the safety of race participants when they cross the Lower Swash Channel of the Cape Fear River. Entry into or movement within the safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0041
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: 1625-0041, Various International Agreement Pollution Prevention Certificates and Documents, and Equivalency Certificates. 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, Jersey City, NJ, Manhattan, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Manhattan, NY, and Jersey City, NJ for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series New York 2016 regatta. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect all participating and spectator vessels from the hazards associated with regattas in high traffic areas. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of the Hudson River during the event.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone within the Chicago Harbor during specified times from April 23, 2016 through January 1, 2017. This action is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after the firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of vessels that transit this regulated area with the approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Creek & Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NY
The Coast Guard has modified 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 modified deviation is necessary to facilitate the Dee Snider's Motorcycle Ride to Fight Hunger on Long Island.