Coast Guard 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LA
Document Number: 2017-28145
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5 Above Head of Passes on the Lower Mississippi River. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near downtown, Baton Rouge, LA, during a fireworks display on December 31, 2017. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Newark, NJ
Document Number: 2017-28008
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8 at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may remain in the closed-to-navigation position and is necessary to facilitate structural steel repairs at the lift span.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL
Document Number: 2017-27969
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridges, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. The deviation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of roadways while passengers are transiting to and from the cruise ship terminals. Since the arrival of additional cruise ships to the Port of Canaveral, massive traffic back-ups have been caused by the on demand drawbridge openings. This deviation allows the bridges to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays and Sundays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2017-27923
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate replacement gears, shafts and bearings. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during maintenance activities.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security on various matters relating to the safe operation of commercial fishing industry vessels. Both positions were previously advertised under Docket No. USCG-2017-0829 but no applications for either of the two positions were received.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2017-27858
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee. This committee acts solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, including training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards and other matters as assigned by the Commandant; may be given special assignments by the Secretary and may conduct studies, inquiries, workshops, and fact finding in consultation with individuals and groups in the private sector and with State or local governments; shall advise, consult with, and make recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary; and may make available to Congress recommendations that the Committee makes to the Secretary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Alligator River, Columbia, NC
Document Number: 2017-27718
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 64/Alligator River Bridge which carries US 64 over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Alligator River, mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: 2017-27711
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applicants for membership on the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Merrimack River, Newburyport, MA
Document Number: 2017-27642
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US1 Bridge across the Merrimack River, mile 3.4, at Newburyport, MA. The deviation is necessary to replace the electrical power and control systems which are at the end of their life cycle. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-27603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana 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.
2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-27602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces proposed changes to the 2016 PREP Guidelines and solicits public comment to the proposed changes. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is publishing this notice on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee (PREP 4C). The PREP 4C includes representatives from the USCG under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under the Department of Transportation (DOT); and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) under the Department of the Interior (DOI).
Safety Zone; Captain of the Port Boston Fireworks Display Zone, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2017-27582
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for First Night Fireworks on December 31, 2017, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston fireworks display zones, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA identifies the regulated areas for this fireworks display. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit these regulated areas without approval from the COTP Boston or a designated representative.
2016 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2017-27409
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
2016 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2017-27404
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NY
Document Number: 2017-27403
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Beach Lane Bridge across Quantuck Canal, mile 1.1, at Westhampton Beach, New York. This action is necessary to allow for an unexpected delay in the rehabilitation of the bascule leaves and painting of the bridge. A temporary deviation was previously granted for a length of 180 days. As the Coast Guard may not approve extensions beyond that allotted timeframe nor approve back-to-back or sequential deviations, it is necessary to issue this rule in order to allow the bridge owner to complete the remaining work items.
Removal of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From Two Port Facilities in Côte d'Ivoire
Document Number: 2017-27402
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is modifying the conditions of entry for vessels arriving to the United States from C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire by adding an exception to the conditions of entry for two facilities in the Republic of C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; San Leandro Bay, Between Alameda and Bay Farm Island, CA
Document Number: 2017-27386
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation Highway and Bicycle drawbridges across San Leandro Bay, mile 0.0 and mile 0.1, between Alameda and Bay Farm Island, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform major rehabilitation and maintenance. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2017-27381
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in Anne Arundel County at Annapolis, MD, on December 31, 2017. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2017-27323
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
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 the community to participate in the New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular fireworks show. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Kilauea Lava Flow Ocean Entry on Southeast Side of Island of Hawaii, HI
Document Number: 2017-27297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On April 3, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a permanent safety zone surrounding the entry of lava from the Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential hazards associated with molten lava entering the ocean. After considering comments received from the public, the Coast Guard analyzed the economic impact of the proposed rule and made minor modifications to the proposed rule. This supplemental notice requests comments on the analysis and revised proposal.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newark Bay, Newark, NJ
Document Number: 2017-27298
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation allows the Lehigh Valley RR Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule for ninety (90) days to alleviate high volume of rail service across the Lehigh Valley RR Bridge and to better accommodate vessel traffic.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone-San Diego Parade of Lights
Document Number: 2017-27111
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Parade of Lights special local regulations on the waters of San Diego Bay, California on December 17, 2017. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wappoo Creek, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-26999
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This proposed action would eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily schedule due to an increase in vehicle traffic throughout the year. This proposed action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide a more consistent operating schedule for the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ashley River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-26998
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the US17 Highway Bridges (Ashley River Bridges), across the Ashley River, miles 2.4 and 2.5, in Charleston, SC. This rule requires a bridge tender to be present during daytime hours only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for on signal openings. All other times a 12 hour advanced notification is required. This modification provides relief to vehicle traffic congestion with minimal effect on navigation.
Vessel Documentation Regulations-Technical Amendments
Document Number: C1-2017-20023
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0011
Document Number: 2017-26939
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-14
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: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures; without change. 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.
Safety Zone; Delaware River, Pipeline Removal, Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2017-26935
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule modifies and extends the effective period of the existing temporary safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting diving and pipeline removal operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by diving and pipeline removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, at Martinez, CA
Document Number: 2017-26768
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Benicia-Martinez Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0, at Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace drawspan operational components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2017-26605
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Military Street Bridge, mile 0.33, the Seventh Street Bridge, mile 0.50, the Tenth Street Bridge, mile 0.94, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 1.56, across the Black River at Port Huron, MI. The City of Port Huron requested the winter hours to be expanded for City-operated highway bridges. We have reviewed the regulation in its entirety because the current regulation is approximately 30 years old, use of the waterway has substantially changed, and the current language and conditions in the regulation are difficult to follow and understand.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2017-26573
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate replacement gears, shafts and bearings. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during maintenance activities.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-26562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 95.7 to MM 96.7, Above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP). We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-26561
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River above Head of Passes between mile marker (MM) 94.0 and MM 95.0. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a fireworks display on January 6, 2018. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-26560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95, above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on April 22, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-26559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95, above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on April 21, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Ironton, OH
Document Number: 2017-26476
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 326.5 to MM 327.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the demolition of the Ironton-Russell Bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, Between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA
Document Number: 2017-26463
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County (Bacon Island Road) highway Drawbridge across the Middle River, mile 8.6, between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make emergency structural repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Sector Key West COTP Zone Post Storm Recovery, Atlantic Ocean, FL
Document Number: 2017-26462
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. Vessels are prohibited from entering into, anchoring, loitering, or movement within a safety zone around salvage or pollution removal vessels in the Florida Keys. These temporary regulations are necessary for the safety of persons, vessels, and property due to the large volume of debris, sunken vessels and salvage operations associated with Hurricane Irma. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2017-26431
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across Jamaica Bay (Rockaway Inlet), mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. This temporary interim rule is necessary to accomodate Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) (the owner of the Marine Parkway Bridge) unexpected emergency repairs requiring a complete closure of the Bridge and an extension of time for their completion. The active deviation allows for opening of the bridge with two-hours of advance notice and expires at the 180th day. Existing federal regulations do not allow back-to-back deviations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ
Document Number: 2017-26269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is re-opening the comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017. The Coast Guard is proposing to change the regulation governing the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. Because the bridge owner implemented new polices and training that was not fully evaluated during the previous test deviation, the Coast Guard is providing an additional opportunity for public comment.
Safety Zone; Oregon Inlet, Dare County, NC
Document Number: 2017-26147
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet in Dare County, North Carolina in support of construction of the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. This temporary safety zone is intended to protect mariners, vessels, and construction crews from the hazards associated with installing the navigation span, and will restrict vessel traffic from the bridge's navigation span as it is under construction by preventing vessel traffic on a portion of Oregon Inlet. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Mamala Bay, Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2017-26142
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On October 10, 2017, the commercial fishing vessel PACIFIC PARADISE ran aground approximately 400 yards southwest of Kaimana Beach, in the navigable waters of Mamala Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone extending 500 yards in all directions around the grounded vessel to facilitate vessel salvage operations. To date, the vessel remains aground. Accordingly, effective December 1, 2017, the Coast Guard hereby extends the temporary safety zone for an additional thirty days to facilitate ongoing salvage and subsequent removal operations. The extension of this temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environmental from potential hazards associated with ongoing operations to salvage and remove a grounded vessel in this area. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rigolets Pass, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2017-26094
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Railroad Bridge across the Rigolets Pass, mile 0.0, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform maintenance for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows for the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position on December 12, 2017, through December 15, 2017. It further requires a one-hour advance notice for openings to facilitate passage of vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on certain dates from December 18, 2017 through January 12, 2018.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2017-26072
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S168/Great Bridge bridge, which carries SR168 (Battlefield Boulevard South) over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the Annual Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Cellular Phone Geolocation Development
Document Number: 2017-25926
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with TriaSys Technologies Corp, to investigate the potential operational use of cellular phone direction finding technology. The intent to enter in a potential CRADA with TriaSys Corp is based on market research and visits to vendors with advertised expertise in this unique application of technology in the maritime environment for Search and Rescue. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with TriaSys Technologies Corp, 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.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the TUG BENSON GEORGE MORAN
Document Number: 2017-25791
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a Certificate of Alternative Compliance (COAC) to the TUG BENSON GEORGE MORAN because it is a vessel of special construction or purpose, that, with respect to the position of its navigation and towing lights, is not able to fully comply with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, without interfering with the normal operation of the vessel. Our publication of this notice fulfills a statutory requirement and promotes maritime safety.
Safety Zone, Savannah River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2017-25751
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters around the M/V SWAN during its transit from the Savannah River entry point to Garden City Terminal in Savannah, GA and during cargo operations. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the transport and offloading of oversized cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Delaware River, Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2017-25749
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations are being conducted to facilitate the Main Channel Deepening project for the Delaware River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the COTP or his designated representatives.
Safety Zone; Delaware River, Pipeline Removal, Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2017-25613
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting diving and pipeline removal operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by diving and pipeline removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
Special Local Regulations; Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-25533
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation pertaining to the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats on December 9, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats. 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 Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2017-25532
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across the Rockaway Inlet, mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. The deviation cancellation is necessary to accommodate Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) (the bridge owner) unexpected emergency repairs requiring a complete closure of the Bridge and an extension of time for their completion. This cancellation is necessary so a temporary interim rule may be approved due to the requested extension exceeding the 180 day limit for deviations. Existing federal regulations do not allow back-to-back deviations.