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Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Table 165; Sector Ohio Valley
Document Number: 2016-15352
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce recurring safety zones on navigable waterways within the Sector Ohio Valley's area of responsibility to protect vessels transiting the areas and event spectators from the hazards associated with fireworks displays requiring additional safety measures. During the enforcement period, no vessels are allowed to enter, transit through, or anchor in the safety zone, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley (COTP) or a COTP designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2016-15348
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) highway bridge across the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0, at Astoria, Oregon. The deviation is necessary to accommodate bridge maintenance activities during the effective time period. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position such that it need not open to maritime traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2016-15296
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-29
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 increased vehicular traffic of the 2016 Ocean City Fireworks presentation. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; North Landing River, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2016-15295
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified 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 modified deviation is necessary to perform emergency bridge repairs and provide for safe navigation. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone, Fall River Grand Prix, Mt Hope Bay and Taunton River, Fall River, MA
Document Number: 2016-15331
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Mt Hope Bay and the Taunton River in the vicinity of Fall River, MA, during the Fall River Grand Prix marine event August 27-28, 2016. This safety zone is intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with high-speed, high-performance motorboats competing in the event. Vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone during periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England or the COTP's designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2016-15330
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the fireworks display taking place on the Chesapeake Bay near Chesapeake Beach, MD on July 1, 2016. This is a change from the annually scheduled event on July 3, 2016, as indicated in 33 CFR 165.506. 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.
Security Zones; 2016 Republican National Convention, and Associated Voluntary First Amendment Safety Zones, Lake Erie and Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2016-15240
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones and safety zones for navigable waters within the Cleveland Harbor during the 2016 Republican National Convention. The Republican National Convention and related activities will be held at Quicken Loans Arena and other venues from July 17, 2016 through July 22, 2016. The Department of Homeland Security has designated the 2016 Republican National Convention as a National Special Security Event (NSSE). The security zones are necessary to protect convention delegates, official parties, dignitaries, the public and surrounding waterways from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River Mile 0-0.5, Monongahela River Mile 0-0.5, Ohio River Mile 0-0.5, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2016-15239
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Allegheny River, Monongahela River, and Ohio River from mile 0.0-0.5 on each of the three rivers. 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; 4th of July Firework Celebration; Key West, FL
Document Number: 2016-15224
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the 4th of July Firework Celebration on Saturday, July 4, 2016. The safety zone will encompass a 300 yard radius around the White Street Pier in Key West Harbor. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Held in the Sector Delaware Bay Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-15032
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in the Delaware River, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for annual fireworks displays in the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay zone at specified times from June 15, 2016 through July 4, 2016. Enforcement of this zone is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Captain of the Port Boston Fireworks Display Zone, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2016-15090
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Boston Harborfest in Boston Inner Harbor on July 2, 2016, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks. Our regulation for Captain of the Port Boston Fireworks display zone, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA identifies the regulated area for this fireworks display. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Bay Village Independence Day Celebration; Lake Erie, Bay Village, OH
Document Number: 2016-15052
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Bay Village, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Bay Village Independence Day Celebration fireworks display on July 4, 2016. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo (COTP).
Anchorage Grounds; Lower Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: 2016-15033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to receive comments on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Anchorage Grounds; Lower Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA'' that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. As stated in that document, the Coast Guard is considering amending the regulations for Hampton Roads, VA and adjacent waters anchorages by establishing a new anchorage, near Cape Charles, VA on the Lower Chesapeake Bay.
Special Local Regulations; Patriots Point Fireworks Display
Document Number: 2016-14987
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Patriots Point Fireworks Special Local Regulation from approximately 8:45 p.m. through 9:45 p.m. on July 4, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Fourth of July fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with previously issued special local regulations, vessels may not enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; North Charleston Fireworks Display
Document Number: 2016-14986
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the North Charleston Fireworks Special Local Regulation from 8:45 p.m. through 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Fourth of July Fireworks Displays. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with previously issued special local regulations, vessels may not enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Beaufort Water Festival, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: 2016-14985
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Beaufort River, Beaufort, South Carolina, during the Beaufort Water Festival on July 23, 2016. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Beaufort Water Festival Air Show. 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.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Wheeling Heritage Port Festival; Ohio River Mile 90.2 to 90.7; Wheeling, WV
Document Number: 2016-14900
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Wheeling Heritage Port Festival Fireworks on the Ohio River, in Wheeling, WV from mile 90.2 to 90.7, extending the entire width of the river on September 17, 2016. This zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with a barge- based fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival; Ohio River Mile 90.0 to 90.5; Wheeling, WV
Document Number: 2016-14899
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival Fireworks on the Ohio River in Wheeling, WV from mile 90.0 to 90.5, extending the entire width of the river, on July 23, 2016. This zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with a land-based fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone
Document Number: 2016-14783
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones in the Captain of the Port Boston Zone on the specified dates and times listed below. This action is necessary to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this annual recurring event. Under the provisions of our regulations, no person or vessel, except for the safety vessels assisting with the event may enter the safety zones unless given permission from the COTP or the designated on-scene representative. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2016-14911
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Construction and Operation of Liquefied Gas Terminals; Sabine-Neches Waterway, Vidor, TX
Document Number: 2016-14910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Jefferson Railport Terminal 1 (Texas) LLC, has submitted a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), Port Arthur, TX regarding the company's plans to construct, own and operate a waterfront facility handling and storing Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) at its Vidor, TX facility located on the Sabine-Neches Waterway. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic on the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
Safety Zone; Pleasure Beach Bridge, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2016-14908
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone 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. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by COTP Sector LIS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2016-14846
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Morrison Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.8, at Portland, Oregon. The deviation is necessary to accommodate Multnomah County's replacement of the bridge decking. This deviation allows the bridge to only open half of the span, single leaf, to allow for the replacement of bridge decking. The deviation also allows the vertical clearance to be reduced due to the project's containment system.
Safety Zone; Detroit River Days Air Show, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2016-14817
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Detroit River in the vicinity of Detroit, MI. This zone is intended to restrict and control movement of vessels in a portion of the Detroit River. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Detroit River Days Air Show.
Safety Zone; Misery Challenge, Manchester Bay, Manchester, MA
Document Number: 2016-14642
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Manchester Bay to be enforced during the Misery Challenge marine event, which will involve swimmers, kayakers, and stand-up paddlers. This safety zone ensures the protection of the event participants, support vessels, and the maritime public from the hazards associated with the event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone during periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0105
Document Number: 2016-14633
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
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: 1625-0105, 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. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Lower Niagara River at Niagara Falls, New York
Document Number: 2016-14620
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish regulations for a permanent safety zone within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo on the Lower Niagara River, Niagara Falls, NY. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Lower Niagara River considered not navigable as listed in the United States Coast Pilot Book 6Great Lakes: Lake Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior and St. Lawrence River and more specifically as described below. The safety zone to be established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect the public and vessels from the hazards associated with the heavy rapids in the narrow waterway of the Lower Niagara River.
Special Local Regulation; Bucksport/Southeastern Drag Boat Summer Extravaganza, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Bucksport, SC
Document Number: 2016-14541
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
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/Southeastern Drag Boat Summer Extravaganza, on July 9, 2016 and July 10, 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.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessels
Document Number: 2016-14400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the withdrawal of this regulatory project, which involved possible amendments to Coast Guard regulations affecting uninspected United States commercial fishing, fish processing, and fish tender vessels. The possible amendments involved vessel stability and watertight integrity, risk awareness and minimization, personnel instruction and drill requirements, safety and survival equipment, and compliance documentation. Withdrawal of this regulatory project will allow the Coast Guard to focus on a new rulemaking project implementing 2010 and 2012 legislation that affects the commercial fishing industry.
Commercial Fishing Vessels-Implementation of 2010 and 2012 Legislation
Document Number: 2016-14399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to align its commercial fishing industry vessel regulations with the mandatory provisions of 2010 and 2012 legislation passed by Congress that took effect upon enactment. The alignments would change the applicability of current regulations, and add new requirements for safety equipment, vessel examinations, vessel safety standards, the documentation of maintenance, and the termination of unsafe operations. This rule only proposes to implement these legislative mandates, would exercise no Coast Guard regulatory discretion, and would promote the Coast Guard's maritime safety mission. It does not reflect any provision of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, but the preamble to this document discusses its likely impact where appropriate. That Act will be the subject of future Coast Guard regulatory action.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Teleconference
Document Number: 2016-14512
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet on July 5, 2016, via teleconference to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
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.