Coast Guard June 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2016-14483
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various special local regulations for annual regattas and marine parades in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from June 25, 2016 through September 24, 2016. Enforcement of these regulations is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these regattas or marine parades. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades.
Inspection of Towing Vessels
Document Number: 2016-12857
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety regulations governing the inspection, standards, and safety management systems of towing vessels. We are taking this action because the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004 reclassified towing vessels as vessels subject to inspection and authorized the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to establish requirements for a safety management system appropriate for the characteristics, methods of operation, and nature of service of towing vessels. This rule, which includes provisions covering specific electrical and machinery requirements for new and existing towing vessels, the use and approval of third-party organizations, and procedures for obtaining Certificates of Inspection, will become effective July 20, 2016. However, certain existing towing vessels subject to this rule will have an additional 2 years before having to comply with most of its requirements.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Nassau County, NY
Document Number: 2016-14348
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Long Beach Bridge, mile 4.7, across Reynolds Channel, at Nassau County, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facility public safety during a public event, the Annual Fireworks Display.
Special Local Regulation; Dragon Boat Races; Maumee River; Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2016-14345
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation controlling movement of vessels for certain waters of the Maumee River. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event. This regulation requires vessels to maintain a minimum speed for safe navigation and maneuvering.
Safety Zone; Southern California Annual Fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-14278
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for the Big Bay Boom Fourth of July Fireworks on the waters of San Diego Bay, CA on Monday, July 4, 2016. These safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for the southern California annual fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated areas for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations Update
Document Number: 2016-14277
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its special local regulations relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through the establishing of a special local regulation. Through this rulemaking the current list of recurring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
Special Local Regulation; Cumberland River, Mile 190.5 to 194.0; Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2016-14276
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for all waters of the Cumberland River beginning at mile marker 190.5 and ending at mile marker 194.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide safety for the participants in the ``Thunder on the Cumberland'' marine event. This rulemaking restricts transits into, through and within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this rulemaking to assess for future and events and similar rulemakings.
Safety Zone; Annual Firework Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-14274
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Laughlin/ Bullhead City Rockets Over the River Fireworks on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona on Saturday, July 2, 2016 and Monday, July 4, 2016. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for annual fireworks events on the Colorado River within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or designated representative.
Safety Zone; Annual Firework Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-14273
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Avi Resort and Casino Independence Day Fireworks display on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada on Monday, July 4, 2016. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for annual firework events on the Colorado River within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or a designated representative.
Safety Zones, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2016-14272
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce four safety zones for fireworks displays in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the date and time listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River Mile 791.0 to 795.0, Evansville, IN
Document Number: 2016-14271
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all waters of the Ohio River, surface to bottom, extending from mile 791.0 to 795.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Evansville, IN, during the Evansville Freedom Festival Air Show. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Southern California Annual Fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-14270
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Coronado Glorietta Bay Fourth of July Fireworks on the waters of Glorietta Bay, CA on Monday, July 4, 2016. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for the southern California annual fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or designated representative.
Safety Zone; Verdigris River Mile Marker 444.5 to 443.5
Document Number: 2016-14034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
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 Verdigris River, from Mile Marker (MM) 444.5 to MM 443.5 in Catoosa, Oklahoma. This action is necessary to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display taking place between late June to early July, 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.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2016-14154
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-15
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.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Kennewick, Washington, Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races
Document Number: 2016-14067
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Annual Kennewick, Washington, Columbia Unlimited Hydroplane Races from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, from July 29, 2016, through July 31, 2016. This enforcement action is necessary to assist in minimizing the inherent dangers associated with hydroplane races. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River Zone identifies the regulated area for this regatta. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mullica River, Green Bank, NJ
Document Number: 2016-14064
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Green Bank Bridge (Green Bank Road/ CR563) across the Mullica River, mile 18.0, at Green Bank, NJ. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Diesel Outboard Engine Development
Document Number: 2016-14074
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Cox Powertrain (Cox) to evaluate and test the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with diesel outboard engine technology. A test schedule has been proposed in which Cox will provide and install two of their diesel outboard engines onto a selected Coast Guard boat platform; the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (R&D Center) will outfit the platform with the necessary instrumentation to monitor power, speed, and fuel consumption; and a Coast Guard field unit will operate the boat for performance testing over a six-month period to collect information on reliability, maintenance requirements, and availability data. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Cox, the agency is soliciting public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants to propose similar CRADAs.
Limited Purpose Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-UAS Research With the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Document Number: 2016-14073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-14
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 the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 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.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Laser Eye Protection
Document Number: 2016-14038
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. to evaluate and test the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with LEP technology. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) will obtain materials from Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc. to test the performance, reliability, suitability, and effectiveness of their product as laser protective eyewear. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Metamaterials Technologies USA Inc., the agency is soliciting public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants to propose similar CRADAs.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2016-14030
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its safety zones relating to recurring fireworks shows and other events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through the establishing of a safety zone. Through this rulemaking the current list of recurring safety zones is 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, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
Safety Zone; Ohio River Mile 43.2 to Mile 43.6, East Liverpool, OH
Document Number: 2016-14027
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile 43.2 to mile 43.6. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created from a barge-based fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks Patriots Point, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2016-13996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Charleston, SC. This safety zone is necessary to protect the public from hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, Between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, California
Document Number: 2016-13987
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County (Bacon Island Road) highway bridge across Middle River, mile 8.6, at between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, California. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make emergency mechanical and electrical repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to be secured in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Renaming of Sector Baltimore as Sector Maryland-National Capital Region; Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2016-13983
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect its renaming of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore as Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region. These conforming amendments are necessary to ensure the CFR accurately reflects the new command name changes that were approved September 17, 2015. These amendments are not expected to have a substantive impact on the public.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2016-13932
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zone for fireworks displays taking place at Urbanna Creek, Urbanna, VA on July 2, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during this event. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this fireworks display event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Southern California Annual Fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-13927
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Sea World Fireworks on the waters of Mission Bay, CA on specific evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the events, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for the southern California annual fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for the events. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or designated representative.
Certificates of Alternative Compliance, First Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2016-13926
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the First Coast Guard District's Prevention Department has issued certificates of alternative compliance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (72 COLREGS), to vessels of special construction or purpose that cannot fully comply with the light, shape, and sound signal provisions of 72 COLREGS without interfering with their special function. This notice promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2016-13875
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating the regulation that governs recurring special local regulations in the Seventh Coast Guard District. These regulations will apply to all recurring events held on navigable waters of the Seventh District, such as regattas and parades. This update is to ensure that all known recurring marine events are included in the final regulation and to allow respective Captains of the Port greater ease in enacting or modifying those portions of the regulation which apply to their respective areas.
Safety Zone; Ohio River Mile 25.2 to Mile 25.6, Beaver, PA
Document Number: 2016-13864
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile 25.2-25.6. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created from a barge-based fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Escorted Submarines Sector Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-13861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish regulated navigation areas (RNA) covering the St. Marys Entrance Channel, portions of the Cumberland Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean, that will be in effect whenever any Navy submarine (foreign or domestic) is being escorted by the Coast Guard and operating within the jurisdictional waters of the Sector Jacksonville Captain of the Port Zone. These RNAs are necessary to help ensure the safety and security of submarines, their Coast Guard escorts, and the public. The RNAs will do so by requiring all persons and vessels located within a RNA to follow orders and/or directions given to them by Coast Guard escort personnel. Additionally, these proposed RNAs will supersede the current temporary safety/security zone for Cumberland Sound, Georgia and St. Mary's River Entrance Channel. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Harborfest Dragon Boat Race, South Haven, MI
Document Number: 2016-13783
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the Black River in South Haven, Michigan for the Harborfest Dragonboat Race on June 18 and 19, 2016. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the Dragonboat race. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the special regulated area.
Special Local Regulation; Cumberland River, Mile 190.0 to 191.5; Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2016-13782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for all waters of the Cumberland River beginning at mile marker 190.0 and ending at mile marker 191.5 from 9 a.m. until noon on July 30, 2016. This proposed special regulation is necessary to provide safety for the participants in the ``Music City SUP Race'' marine event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the special local regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO); Concord, California
Document Number: 2016-13781
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the existing conditional security zone regulation currently in place in the navigable waters of Suisun Bay, California, near Concord, California around each of the three piers at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), California (formerly United States Naval Weapons Center Concord, California). This action is intended to clarify responsibilities and authorities for enforcement of the security zone.
Special Local Regulation; On Water Activities Associated With the 2016 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, East River, Manhattan, NY
Document Number: 2016-13780
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the navigable waters of the East River and Upper New York Bay Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY for on water vessel management associated with the Macy's 4th of July fireworks show. This Special Local Regulation allows the Coast Guard to enforce spectator vessel movement and prohibit all vessel traffic from entering the fireworks barge buffer zone during times when the associated event could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters and to establish public viewing areas during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2016-13777
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 50 (Harry W. Kelly Memorial) Bridge across the Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the increased vehicular traffic of the 2016 Ocean City Air Show. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Special Local Regulation; Midwest Masters Sprints; Maumee River; Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2016-13746
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation controlling movement of vessels for certain waters of the Maumee River. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event. This regulation requires vessels to maintain a minimum speed for safe navigation and maneuvering.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel and Long Creek, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2016-13692
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-10
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, at Nassau, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Annual Salute to Veterans and Fireworks Display.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2016-13707
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for a marine event taking place in the Tred Avon River, between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MD on June 12, 2016. The date of this enforcement action has changed because the event was postponed by the sponsor due to inclement weather. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during this event. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this marine event. During the enforcement period, the Coast Guard Patrol Commander or designated Marine Event Patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area.
Anchorage Grounds, Hudson River; Yonkers, NY to Kingston, NY
Document Number: 2016-13701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering establishing new anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Yonkers, NY, to Kingston, NY. We are considering this action after receiving requests suggesting that anchorage grounds may improve navigation safety along an extended portion of the Hudson River, which currently has no anchorage grounds, allowing for a safer and more efficient flow of vessel traffic. The Coast Guard is seeking comments and information about the operational need for new anchorage grounds and what form possible regulations should take.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NY
Document Number: 2016-13664
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay, at Suffolk County, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facility public safety during a public event, the annual 5K Run for Literacy.
Regulated Navigation Area; Holiday Events; Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2016-13656
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the Columbus Day Weekend regulated navigation area on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The proposed amended regulation extends the Biscayne Bay regulated navigation enforcement period to New Year's Eve and Fourth of July events. It also expands the boundaries of the regulated navigation area south to Turkey Point, east to Elliott Key, west to the shoreline, and north to the Julia Tuttle Causeway. These regulations are necessary to protect the public during these events, which are periods that have historically had a significant concentration of persons and vessels on the waters of Biscayne Bay. To ensure the public's safety, all vessels within the regulated navigation area are: Required to transit the regulated navigation area at no more than 15 knots; subject to control by the Coast Guard; and required to follow the instructions of all law enforcement vessels in the area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2016-13654
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Long Beach Bridge, mile 4.7, across Reynolds Channel, at Nassau, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facility public safety during a public event, the Annual Salute to Veterans and Fireworks Display.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugatuck River, Saugatuck, CT
Document Number: 2016-13653
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North ``SAGA'' Bridge across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.1, at Saugatuck, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform timber tie and headblock replacements at the bridge.
Safety Zone; Ohio River Mile 42.5 to 43.0, Chester, West Virginia
Document Number: 2016-13586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all water extending 300 feet from the left descending bank into the Ohio River from mile 42.5 to mile 43.0. This proposed rule would be needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a land based fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone would be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Cincinnati Reds Season Fireworks
Document Number: 2016-13584
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
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 Major League Baseball season. Should the Cincinnati Reds make the playoffs and have additional home games; the Coast Guard will provide 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 hazards associated with the Cincinnati Reds Barge-based fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into or transiting in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; June 2016 Teleconference
Document Number: 2016-13515
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register on June 2, 2016, announcing a Towing Safety Advisory Committee meeting, via teleconference. That notice listed the wrong day of the week for the date of the meeting. The notice should have stated, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. This notice removes the incorrect day-of-the-week reference.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2016-13458
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, FL. This rule implements restrictions that allow the bridge to remain closed 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.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Held in the Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-13414
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two special local regulations for two separate marine events within the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound (LIS) Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these regulated areas is prohibited unless authorized by COTP Sector Long Island Sound.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; James River, Midlothian, VA
Document Number: 2016-13413
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will establish a special local regulation during the VBC Sprints Regatta event on the James River. The event consists of a series of crew rowing and sculling races to be held on the waters of the James River, near Robious Landing Park in Midlothian, Virginia. This regulated area will restrict vessel traffic and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2016-13360
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the Independence Day fireworks show near the I-5 Bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.