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Special Local Regulation; Annual Marine 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: 2016-12936
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Great Western Tube Float marine event and associated waterway special local regulations from 7 a.m. through 4 p.m. on June 11, 2016. This annual marine event occurs in the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona, covering eight miles of the waterway from the La Paz County Park to the Headgate Dam. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2016-12929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 2.0, Jersey City, New Jersey. The bridge owner, New Jersey Department of Transportation, submitted a request to restrict bridge openings during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods to alleviate traffic congestion resulting from area roadway closures. It is expected that this change to the regulations would provide relief to vehicular traffic while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rockaway Inlet, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2016-12740
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Marine Parkway Bridge across the Rockaway Inlet, mile 3.0, at Queens, New York. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to facilitate asbestos abatement in the machinery room at the bridge.
Safety Zone; Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: 2016-12720
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Chesapeake Bay in Cape Charles, Virginia. This safety zone will restrict vessel movement in the specified area during a fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the surrounding navigable waters during the fireworks display.
Safety Zones; Upper Mississippi River Between Mile 179.2 and 180.5, St. Louis, MO and Between Mile 839.5 and 840, St. Paul, MN
Document Number: 2016-12712
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing four temporary safety zones for two areas of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR); three safety zones between UMR mile 179.2 and 180.5, and one between UMR mile 839.5 to 840. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during fireworks displays on or over the navigable waterway. During the period of enforcement, entry into these safety zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Upper Mississippi River or other designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2016-12687
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Devon Bridge across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform timber ties and headblocks replacement at the bridge.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Dragon Boat Races, Portland, Oregon
Document Number: 2016-12686
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation requirements for the Portland Annual Dragon Boat Races from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on June 11, 2016 and 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on June 12, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of maritime traffic, including the public vessels present, on the Willamette River during the Portland Annual Dragon Boat Races. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may transit this regulated area without permission from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN
Document Number: 2016-12663
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Bridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The deviation is necessary due to increased vehicular traffic after a local Independence Day fireworks display. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to clear increased vehicular traffic congestion.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, Portsmouth-Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2016-12653
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk and Western railroad bridge (Norfolk Southern V6.8 Bridge) across the South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 3.6, at Portsmouth-Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 2016-12652
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S213 (MD213) Bridge across the Chester River, mile 26.8, at Chestertown, MD. This modified deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River Mile 43.5 to 44.5, Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2016-12628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Allegheny River from mile 43.5 to mile 44.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created from a barge-based firework display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Broad Creek, Laurel, DE
Document Number: 2016-12627
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation that governs the operation of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over Broad Creek, mile 8.0, at Laurel, DE. This final rule changes the current regulation requiring a four-hour advance notice and allows the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position. This final rule aligns the operating schedule with the observed lack of marine traffic that requires a bridge opening and the operating regulations for the Poplar Street and US Highway 13A, which also cross Broad Creek.
Update to Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines
Document Number: 2016-12624
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft update to the Alternative Planning Criteria (APC) National Guidelines. The APC Guidelines provide the maritime industry with updated information on the development and submission of an APC request made pursuant to existing regulations. In addition to providing guidance to vessel owners and operators on developing APC requests, the APC Guidelines will also facilitate consistency in the review of APC requests by Coast Guard personnel. This notice solicits public comment on the procedures contained in the draft update to the APC Guidelines.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, Yorktown, VA
Document Number: 2016-12405
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17) across the York River, mile 7.0, Yorktown, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 97.5 to Mile 100.5, Morgantown, WV
Document Number: 2016-12371
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 97.5 to mile 100.5. The safety zone is needed to protect spectators, participants, and personnel involved in the West Virginia Triathlon. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-12153
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee will meet in Detroit, Michigan to discuss committee matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including the review of proposed regulations and policies. This meeting is open to the public.
Safety Zones, Recurring Marine Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2016-12001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add, delete, and modify safety zones for annual marine events in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. When enforced, these proposed safety zones would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events. The safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain maritime events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-11993
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-20
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 participants from the AMGEN Tour of California to cross the drawspan safely and without interruption. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound
Document Number: 2016-11870
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce security zone regulations for the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6 a.m. on May 17, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary to help provide for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo located in those waters during that time period. Entry into the Sitcum Waterway security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative.
Safety Zone, Block Island Wind Farm; Rhode Island Sound, RI
Document Number: 2016-11826
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 500-yard safety zone around each of five locations where the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) wind turbine generator (WTG) towers, nacelles, blades and subsea cables will be installed in the navigable waters of Rhode Island Sound, RI, from May 15 to October 31, 2016. These safety zones are intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with construction of the BIWF. This regulation prohibits vessels from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones while construction vessels and associated equipment are working on-site (i.e., within 500 yards of a WTG) at one or more of the BIWF WTG sites, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England or the COTP's designated representative.
Special Local Regulations, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2016-11824
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding, deleting, and modifying special local regulations for annual marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When enforced, these regulated areas would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events. The special local regulations are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain maritime events.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Lawrenceburg, IN
Document Number: 2016-11823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for all waters of the Ohio River, surface to bottom, extending from Ohio River mile 492.0 to 495.5 at Lawrenceburg, IN, June 18, 2016 with an alternate date of June 19, 2016. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Lawrenceburg, IN, during a high-speed boat race on June 18, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River Mile 44.1 to 45.1, Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2016-11822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Allegheny River mile 44.1 to mile 45.1. This action is needed to protect personnel, spectators, participants, and vessels from potential hazards associated with boat races. Access to this safety zone would be limited to those participating in or working with the race sponsors unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Pittsburgh or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, Texas
Document Number: 2016-11821
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for waters of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high speed boat race competition. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Champlain, North Hero Island, VT
Document Number: 2016-11713
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US2 Bridge across Lake Champlain (The Gut), mile 91.8, between North Hero and South Hero Island, Vermont. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform mechanical and electrical repairs at the bridge.
Safety Zone; Annual Roy Webster Cross-Channel Swim, Columbia River, Hood River, OR
Document Number: 2016-11515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the Columbia River in Hood River, OR. This action is necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public during a cross-channel swimming event and would do so by prohibiting unauthorized persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Minneapolis, MN
Document Number: 2016-11569
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) from mile 853.2 to mile 854.2. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety 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 (COTP). Deviation from the safety zone may be requested and will be considered on a case-by-case basis as specifically authorized by the COTP or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2016-11495
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the University of Washington, and University of Washington Bothell commencement ceremony traffic. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to accommodate the timely movement of vehicular traffic.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, Crescent City, Crescent City Harbor, Crescent City, CA
Document Number: 2016-11490
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Crescent City Fourth of July 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).
Special Local Regulation; Beaufort Water Festival, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: 2016-11471
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of the Beaufort River, Beaufort, South Carolina, during the Beaufort Water Festival on July 23, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Beaufort Water Festival Air Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2016-11381
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge, mile 12.1, and the Burnside Bridge, mile 12.4, both crossing the Willamette River, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Rose Festival Parade event, which crosses the Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge and Burnside Bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position and need not open for marine traffic to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River Mile 12.0 to 12.5, Oakmont, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2016-11365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Allegheny River mile 12.0 to mile 12.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created from a land based firework display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Pittsburgh or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; National Grid-Beck Lockport 104 & Beck Harper 106 Removal Project; Niagara River, Lewiston, NY
Document Number: 2016-11363
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Niagara River, Buffalo, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Niagara River during the removal of international power lines spanning the Niagara River. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with the removal of overhead power lines.
Safety Zone; Navy UNDET, Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, GU
Document Number: 2016-11361
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for underwater detonation operations in the waters of Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, Guam. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone regulation is necessary to protect all persons and vessels that would otherwise transit or be within the affected areas from possible safety hazards associated with underwater detonation operations. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
Document Number: 2016-11349
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (West Ocean Drive/CR619) across the Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. This deviation is necessary to provide for the safety of runners during ``The Wild Half'' annual half marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Special Local Regulation; Lake of the Ozarks, Lakeside, MO
Document Number: 2016-11339
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Lakeside, MO, during a powerboat race on June 4, 2016. This regulation designates prohibited areas for the race course and associated safety buffer, spectator areas, and location for vessels to transit during the race at no wake speeds. Deviation from the established special local regulation must be authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC; Thames River, New London Harbor, New London, CT
Document Number: 2016-11253
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone around the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC during its transit through the Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, and for the duration of its mooring on the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT. This temporary final rule creates a 250-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC while in transit through Sector Long Island Sound's Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, and a 100-yard radius temporary security zone while the vessel is anchored or moored in the Thames River in New London Harbor, New London, CT. This zone is needed to protect the Tall-Ship CUAUHTEMOC and its crew from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. Persons or vessels may not enter the security zone without permission of the COTP or a COTP designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2016-11266
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-12
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 Capital City Classic Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Security Zone; Port of New York, Moving Security Zone; Canadian Naval Vessels
Document Number: 2016-11251
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving security zone around all Canadian Naval Ships in the New York Harbor, New York, NY. The moving security zone will extend 100 yards on all sides of the ships. The security zone is needed to protect the vessels and their respective crews from potential security threats. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New York.
Security Zone; Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
Document Number: 2016-11231
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the security zone for the Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River in Portland, OR from 11 a.m. on June 9, 2016, through noon on June 13, 2016. This action is necessary to ensure the security of vessels participating in the 2016 Portland Rose Festival on the Willamette River during the event. Our regulation for the Security Zone Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River identifies the regulated area. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zone without permission from the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Eureka, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, CA
Document Number: 2016-11130
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Fourth of July Fireworks, City of Eureka 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).
Practicability Review: Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in United States Waters
Document Number: 2016-11129
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of its Practicability Review conducted for the purpose of determining whether technology to comply with a performance standard more stringent than that required by the Coast Guard's current regulations on Ballast Water Discharges can be practicably implemented and whether testing protocols that can assure accurate measurement of compliance with a more stringent performance standard can be practicably implemented. Coast Guard ballast water regulations require the Coast Guard to undertake and publish the results of its Practicability Review. In the Practicability Review, we conclude that, at this time, technology to achieve a significant improvement in ballast water treatment efficacy onboard vessels cannot be practicably implemented. The reason for this determination is that, as of the date of completion of the Practicability Review, there are no data demonstrating that ballast water management systems can meet a discharge standard more stringent than the existing performance standards. In light of this determination, the Coast Guard has not evaluated whether testing protocols exist which can accurately measure efficacy of treatment against a performance standard more stringent than the existing performance standards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake Creek; Islamorada, FL
Document Number: 2016-10922
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Snake Creek Bridge across Snake Creek, at Islamorada, FL. This final rule changes the drawbridge operating schedule for the Snake Creek Bridge by requiring it to open once an hour between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Bridge Owner, Florida Department of Transportation and Local officials requested this action to assist in reducing vehicle traffic backups caused by bridge openings.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Indian Creek, Miami, FL.
Document Number: 2016-10921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes modifying the operating schedule that governs the West 79th Street Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1084.6, Miami, FL and the operating schedule that governs the East 79th Street Bridge across Miami Beach Channel, Miami, FL. This action will place the East and West 79th Street Bridges across Miami Beach Channel and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami, FL on a twice an hour opening schedule between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic caused by these bridges opening on demand.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Little River to Savannah River
Document Number: 2016-10920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Lady's Island Bridge, across the Beaufort River, Mile 536.0 at Beaufort, SC. This modification would allow Lady's Island Bridge to remain closed during peak vehicular traffic times. The bridge owner, South Carolina Department of Transportation, requested this action to assist in reducing traffic caused by bridge openings.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Document Number: 2016-10919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Coronado Beach (George Musson) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, at New Smyrna Beach, FL. This proposed rule would change the existing 20 minute opening schedule to a 30 minute opening schedule between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. This modification would provide some relief to vehicle traffic congestion and would have little to no effect on navigation. The proposed rule will also add the local bridge name to the regulation published in the Code of Federal Regulations, George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR44). We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Port of Miami Anchorage Area; Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2016-10850
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the Miami Anchorage. Under the proposal, the Miami Anchorage would be divided into two separate anchorage areas. This action is necessary to reduce potential damage to threatened coral posed by anchoring vessels. This proposed revision would update the regulation to clarify the regulatory text and to reflect the establishment of two anchorage areas instead of one area currently in place. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0049
Document Number: 2016-10901
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0049, Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG). Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB
Document Number: 2016-10900
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0063, Marine Occupational Health and Safety Standards for Benzene46 CFR 197 Subpart C. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0066
Document Number: 2016-10899
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0066, Vessel and Facility Response Plans (Domestic and International), and Additional Response Requirements for Prince William Sound, Alaska. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.