Coast Guard October 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newtown Creek, Brooklyn and Queens, NY
Document Number: 2016-26235
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Pulaski Bridge across the Newtown Creek, mile 0.6, between Brooklyn and Queens, New York. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform span locks adjustment at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
Document Number: 2016-26150
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three drawbridges crossing the Upper Mississippi River in Iowa: The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, mile 579.9, Dubuque, IA; the Sabula Railroad Drawbridge, mile 535.0, Sabula, IA; and the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, mile 518.0, Clinton, IA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owners time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridges and allows for a seasonal deviation issued for these bridges each year. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter, when there is less impact on navigation due to less traffic. This deviation allows the bridges to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-26015
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-27
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 Run Because You Can 5K event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Special Local Regulation; Back River, Poquoson, VA
Document Number: 2016-25679
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation to keep vessels from entering the Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Races route near the vicinity of Messick Point, in Back River, Poquoson, VA on October 23, 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 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.
Special Local Regulations; Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks, Savannah River
Document Number: 2016-25600
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks Special Local Regulation from 5 p.m. through 10 p.m. on November 26, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and Fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with previously issued special local regulations, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2016-25511
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during a fireworks display on November 13, 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; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-25479
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
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 Golden Arches Run event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-25477
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet on November 8, 2016 in New Orleans, LA to discuss committee matters relating to the safe transit of vessels and cargoes to and from the ports of the Lower Mississippi River. The meeting will be open to the public.
Requirements for Vessels With Registry Endorsements or Foreign-Flagged Vessels That Perform Certain Aquaculture Support Operations
Document Number: 2016-25364
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it has received approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an information collection request associated with the Requirements for Vessels with Registry Endorsements or Foreign-Flagged Vessels that Perform Certain Aquaculture Support Operations final rule we published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2016. In that rule, we stated the final rule will impose a new information collection requirement and that we would submit this new information collection requirement to OMB for its review. OMB approved this new collection of information on September 28, 2016, and assigned it OMB Control Number 1625-0126.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2016-25435
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Berkley (U.S. 460/S.R. 337) Bridge across the Elizabeth River, mile 0.4, at Norfolk, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate testing of the emergency drive motors. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 2016-25434
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S213 (MD 213) Bridge across the Chester River, mile 26.8, at Chestertown, MD. This modified deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Pago Pago Harbor, America Samoa
Document Number: 2016-25365
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone during the 2016 Fautasi Ocean Challenge canoe race in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa, on November 11 and 25, 2016. This action is necessary to safeguard the participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in Pago Pago Harbor during the event. This regulation will functionally close the port to vessel traffic during the race, but will not require the evacuation of any vessels from the harbor. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the harbor would be prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the race patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or a designated representative. Vessels who are already moored or anchored in the harbor seeking permission to remain there shall request permission from COTP unless deemed a spectator vessel that is moored to a waterfront facility within the safety zone.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review
Document Number: 2016-25254
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes new base pilotage rates and surcharges using the methodology instituted in 2016. The changes would take effect 30 days after publication of a final rule. Rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes were last revised in March 2016 and, by law, must be reviewed annually.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC and Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2016-25183
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the S.R. 74 (Wrightsville Beach) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2016 PPD IRONMAN North Carolina ``Beach2Battleship'' Triathlon. This deviation allows these bridges to remain in their closed-to-navigation position.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-25119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council will meet in Tampa, Florida to discuss 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. These meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2016-25048
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Safety Zones; San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2016-24915
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending several permanent safety zones located in the Captain of the Port San Francisco zone that are established to protect public safety during annual firework displays. These amendments are necessary to update listed events to accurately reflect the firework display locations. This regulation prohibits the movement of vessels within the established firework display areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Francisco or a designated representative.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Construction of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Brownsville, TX
Document Number: 2016-24752
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard, at Sector Corpus Christi, announces receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for three Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility construction projects in Brownsville, Texas. The LOI and WSA for Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC (Annova LNG) and Texas LNG Brownsville LLC (Texas LNG) were submitted by Rodino, Inc. The LOI and WSA for Rio Grande LNG, LLC was submitted by AcuTech Group, Inc. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed construction of these LNG facilities, as defined by 33 CFR 127.005.
Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Knoxville, TN, MM TNR 646.9-647.1
Document Number: 2016-24642
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 646.9 and ending at mile marker 647.1, extending bank to bank. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazard during fireworks displays on or over the navigable waterway. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; James River, Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA
Document Number: 2016-24476
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the James River Bridge (US17) across the James River, mile 5.0, at Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA. The deviation was necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs, which have been completed. The deviation allowed the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2016-24290
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Leon C. Simon Blvd. (Seabrook) (aka Senator Ted Hickey) bascule bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to accommodate The USA Triathlon National Championships, a New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for ten hours on Saturday and eight hours on Sunday.
Special Local Regulation; Arkansas River; Little Rock, AR
Document Number: 2016-24071
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-05
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 Arkansas River. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a rowing regatta on October 14 and 15, 2016. This regulation prohibits entry by all vessels, mariners, and persons into the event area, a 1.2 mile stretch of the Arkansas River extending 25-yards from the left descending bank. All vessels transiting the regulated area outside of the 25-yard zone will be limited to slowest speed for safe navigation to minimize wake unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Memphis.
Special Local Regulation; Ouachita River, Monroe, LA
Document Number: 2016-23973
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-04
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 Ouachita River. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a paddle boat race on October 15, 2016. This regulation requires commercial vessels to notify the Captain of the Port Memphis before entering the event area and require all vessels transiting the area to maintain a minimum speed for safe navigation.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River, Ohio River, Monongahela River, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2016-23783
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the University of Pittsburgh Fireworks show, Pittsburgh, PA. 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; Diving Operations, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2016-23782
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA, on October 3, 2016, from 7 a.m. through 11 a.m. During the period of enforcement, the safety zone will restrict vessel traffic on the waters of the Delaware River, adjacent to Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA. The safety zone is intended to provide for the safety of personnel involved in diving operations.
Safety Zone; 100th Ore Dock Anniversary Celebration; Chequamegon Bay, Ashland, WI
Document Number: 2016-23712
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone within Chequamegon Bay in Ashland, WI. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from specified waters in Chequamegon Bay during the 100th Ore Dock Anniversary Celebration Fireworks Display. This safety zone is necessary to protect spectators from the hazards associated with the fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Dredging, Shark River, NJ
Document Number: 2016-23711
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the temporary safety zone on a portion of Shark River, in Neptune City, NJ. That temporary regulation was set to expire September 30, 2016. Extending the effective period for this safety zone provides continued and uninterrupted protection for the dredge operations and for the safety of life on navigable waters during dredging operations.