Coast Guard 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Fincantieri Blasting Project; Menominee River, Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2021-04553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Menominee River in Marinette, WI within 1000 feet of a blasting area. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the daily blasting at the southern bank of the Menominee River near the Fincantieri Marinette Marine facility. This proposed rulemaking would restrict usage by persons and vessels within the safety zone. At no time during the effective period may vessels or person pass between the construction barges and southern bank of Menominee River. Also during the entire effective period, vessels are prohibit from transiting the safety zone at speeds that would create a wake. Additionally, during blasting operations, lasting approximately 15 minutes each evening, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone. These restrictions would apply to all vessels during the effective period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Okeechobee Waterway, Indiantown, FL
Document Number: 2021-04552
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Seaboard System Railroad Bridge, across the Okeechobee Waterway, mile 28.2, at Indiantown, Florida. The bridge owner requested to start the three hour advance notice for an opening earlier each evening and end it one hour later each morning. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding these proposed changes.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Horry County, SC
Document Number: 2021-04475
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone that includes all waters of the Waccamaw River from Enterprise Landing at Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) statute mile 375 north to Fantasy Harbour Fixed Bridge at AICW statute mile 366. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and property during a period of high water in the area caused by heavy rainfall and runoff. Vessels operating within the zone shall proceed at speeds that do not create a wake. Vessels that desire to transit this zone at speeds that create a wake, shall first seek authorization from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston.
Safety Zone; Red River, Mile Marker 59, Moncla, LA
Document Number: 2021-04471
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Red River (RR), Mile Marker 58 through 60. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with line pulling operations in the vicinity of Moncla, LA. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 368 Through 370, Natchez, MS
Document Number: 2021-04451
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR), Mile Marker 368 through 370. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with line pulling operations in the vicinity of the Natchez, MS. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Management Systems for Domestic Passenger Vessels
Document Number: 2021-04011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published in the Federal Register of January 15, 2021, seeking public comment on the potential use of Safety Management Systems (SMSs) to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. The ANPRM contained an incorrect internal cross-reference in the list of questions for the public.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, New Richmond, OH
Document Number: 2021-03974
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 452.0 to MM 454.0 near New Richmond, OH. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Richmond, OH, during a demolition project. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Savannah River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2021-03683
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Houlihan Bridge (US 17), across the Savannah River, mile 21.6, at Savannah, Georgia and the Seaboard System Railroad Bridge, across the Savannah River, mile 27.4, near Hardeeville, South Carolina. This proposed rule would increase the advance notification time for an opening at the bridges. The proposed rule would also update the name and geographic location of the bridges.
Safety Zone; Duluth-Superior Harbor, Duluth, MN and Superior, WI
Document Number: 2021-03536
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Duluth-Superior Harbor encompassed by a box from Connor's Point Marina in Superior, WI to Rice's Point in Duluth, MN and extending 100 yards from four (4) barges placed across the waterway. This action is necessary to protect the safety of life on these navigable waters of Duluth-Superior Harbor near the Blatnik Bridge for an extreme sports event. This rulemaking would prohibit persons, vehicles, and vessels from entering, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or a designated representative.
Security Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-03534
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for navigable waters in the vicinity of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, CA. The security zone is necessary to protect the official party and the surrounding waterway and structures from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature. Entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within this security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector San Diego or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones
Document Number: 2021-02671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend and update its list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). Through this rule the current list of recurring safety zones is proposed to be updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place. This proposed rule would reduce administrative costs involved in producing separate proposed rules for each individual recurring safety zone and serve to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations
Document Number: 2021-02646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes amending and updating its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This proposed notice would update the current list of recurring special local with revisions, additions, and removals of events that no longer take place in the Sector Ohio Valley AOR. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0043
Document Number: 2021-03335
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-19
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: 1625-0043, Ports and Waterways Safety; 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.
Special Local Regulations; Mark Hahn Memorial 300 PWC Endurance Race, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2021-03312
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Mark Hahn Memorial 300 PWC Endurance Race special local regulations on the waters of Lake Havasu, Arizona from February 27 through February 28, 2021. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0061
Document Number: 2021-03242
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
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: 1625-0061, Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Regulations; 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0011
Document Number: 2021-03241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0024
Document Number: 2021-03238
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
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: 1625-0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0085
Document Number: 2021-03233
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
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: 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program; 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.
Emergency Safety Zone; Richmond Entrance Channel, Richmond, CA
Document Number: 2021-03101
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Richmond Entrance Channel off of Richmond, CA in support of the safe navigation of vessels and environmental response efforts to address the hydrocarbon release from the Richmond Long Wharf on February 09, 2021. Based on this information, this safety zone is necessary to protect life, vessels, and the maritime environment. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a Captain of the Port San Francisco designated representative.
Safety Zone; Cocos Lagoon, Merizo, GU
Document Number: 2021-02751
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a recurring safety zone for navigable waters within Cocos Lagoon. This safety zone will encompass the designated swim course for the Cocos Crossing swim event in the waters of Cocos Lagoon, Merizo, Guam. Race participants, chase boats, and organizers of the event will be exempt from the safety zone. Entry of persons or vessels into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Guam. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 330.0-360.0, MS
Document Number: 2021-02436
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary fixed and moving safety zone for all navigable waters within 300 yards of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Bank Grading Units and USACE Mat Sinking Unit while operating on the Lower Mississippi River, in the vicinity of Moreville revetment, MS. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and property, from the potential safety hazards associated with the bank grading and mat sinking operations performed by the USACE. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Gasparilla Marine Parade; Hillsborough Bay; Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2021-02172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for the 2021 Gasparilla Marine Parade on the waters of Hillsborough Bay in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida. This event is expected to attract over 600 spectator craft along the parade route, with approximately 18 vessels participating in the official flotilla. This regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of public, the official flotilla, and spectator vessels before, during, and after the parade. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Power Plant Demolition; Grand River, Grand Haven, MI
Document Number: 2021-02356
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within 1400 feet of a demolition site near the eastern bank of the Grand River in Grand Haven, MI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the controlled implosion of the J.B. Sims power plant. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2021-02323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of Corpus Christi Bay and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the Corpus Christi Bayfront, during an airshow taking place from April 29, 2021 through May 2, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Bahia de Ponce, Ponce, PR
Document Number: 2021-02104
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanment safety zone for certain waters of Bahia de Ponce, Ponce, Puerto Rico. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during ship-to-ship liquefied gas transfer operations between liquefied gas carriers. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone when activated unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Sparkman Channel, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2021-02103
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing an existing regulated navigation area in Sparkman Channel, located in Tampa, FL. The regulated navigation area is no longer needed to protect vessels navigating in the area. This action removes the existing regulations related to restricting vessel draft in the channel due to an underwater pipeline that is no longer a navigational concern.
Safety Zone; Super Bowl LV; Hillsborough Bay and River, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2021-02107
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on certain waters of Garrison Channel, Seddon Channel Turning Basin, and the Hillsborough River, in the vicinity of downtown Tampa, Florida during the Super Bowl LV celebrations. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public and Super Bowl LV event personnel from the hazards associated with potential vessel traffic within the area of the safety zone. All persons and vessels would be required to transit through the safety zone at a steady speed and may not slow down, stop or anchor except in the case of unforeseen mechanical failure or other emergency unless given prior authorization from the Captain of the Port. Any person or vessel forced to slow or stop in the established zone must immediately notify the Captain of the Port Tampa via VHF channel 16.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2021-02058
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Route 30 (Absecon Boulevard) Bridge across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Beach Thorofare, mile 67.2, at Atlantic City, NJ. This temporary modification will allow the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to accommodate critical bridge maintenance.
Anchorage; Galveston Harbor, Bolivar Roads Channel, Galveston, TX
Document Number: 2021-02000
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a 48-hour time limit in Anchorage Area (B) in Bolivar Roads near Galveston, Texas. Anchorage areas (A) and (C) in the Bolivar Roads Channel already have a 48-hour time limit, but anchorage (B) did not. This resulted in vessels remaining in anchorage (B) for extended periods, blocking other vessels with pressing logistical needs, adversely affecting commerce and impacting navigational safety. Except when stress of weather makes sailing impractical or hazardous, this rule will prohibit vessels from anchoring in anchorage area (B) for more than 48 hours unless expressly authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.
Emergency Safety Zone; Humboldt Bay Bar Entrance Closure for Piloted Vessels, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, CA
Document Number: 2021-01993
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Humboldt Bay Bar Channel and the Humboldt Bay Entrance Channel, of Eureka, CA. This emergency safety zone is in support of the safe navigation of piloted vessels transiting and is needed to protect life, vessels, and the maritime environment from potential hazards posed by the wreckage of a fishing vessel that sank near the Channel on January 24, 2021. The location of the wreckage is currently unknown. Due to heavy weather conditions, a proper survey of the wreckage cannot be immediately completed. Unauthorized piloted vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mobile River, Hurricane, AL
Document Number: 2021-01104
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Transportation Railroad drawbridge across the Mobile River, mile 13.3 near Hurricane, Mobile County, Alabama. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding these proposed changes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Sara, Saraland, AL
Document Number: 2021-01103
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Transportation Railroad drawbridge across Bayou Sara, mile 0.1 near Saraland, Mobile County, Alabama. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding these proposed changes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Old Fort Bayou, MS
Document Number: 2020-28710
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the State Road 609 highway bascule bridge across the Old Fort Bayou mile 1.6, Ocean Springs, Harrison County, Mississippi. This change was requested to address increased vehicular congestion, and allows Mississippi Department of Transportation to operate the bridge to meet vessel and traffic needs.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 368 and 370, Natchez, MS
Document Number: 2021-01329
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR), between Mile Marker 368 and 370. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with line pulling operations in the vicinity of the Natchez, MS. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, CNMI
Document Number: 2021-01084
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a annually recurring safety zone for navigable waters within Tanapag Harbor, Saipan. This safety zone will encompass the designated swim course for the Escape from Managaha swim event in the waters of Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This action is necessary to protect all persons and vessels participating in this marine event from potential safety hazards associated with vessel traffic in the area. Race participants, chase boats, and organizers of the event will be exempt from the safety zone. Entry of persons or vessels into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Guam.
Certificate of Documentation-5 Year Renewal Fees
Document Number: 2021-00526
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule extending the validity of a recreational vessel endorsement on a Certificate of Documentation (COD) from 1 to 5 years. Congress passed and the President signed the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, which requires the Coast Guard to issue recreational vessel CODs for 5 years. By updating the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect this change, the Coast Guard anticipates this final rule to harmonize with the requirements of the 2018 Act that decreased the burden on recreational vessel owners by requiring COD renewals every 5 years rather than annually.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0119
Document Number: 2021-00429
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0119, Coast Guard Exchange System Scholarship Application; without change. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0040
Document Number: 2021-00428
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0040, Applications for Merchant Mariner Credentials and Medical Certificates; without change. 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0109
Document Number: 2021-00408
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
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 an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0109, Drawbridge Operation Regulations; without change. 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.
National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: 2021-00383
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is re-soliciting applications from persons interested in membership on the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) to represent the viewpoint of those credentialed with ratings as a qualified member of the engine department. This recently established Committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners. Please read the notice for description of the Committee position we are seeking to fill.
Guidance for Voluntarily Obtaining Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements for Basic and Advanced Operations on Vessels Subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Low Flashpoint Fuels
Document Number: 2021-00372
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of CG-MMC Policy Letter 01-21, titled ``Guidelines for Obtaining STCW Endorsements for Basic and Advanced IGF Code Operations.'' This policy provides guidance for the issuance of Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, and with the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code, for Basic and Advanced Operations on vessels subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Low Flashpoint Fuels.
Security Zone; Potomac River and Anacostia River, and Adjacent Waters; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2020-28985
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a security zone along the Potomac River and Anacostia River, and adjacent waters at Washington, DC, for activities associated with the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The zone will be enforced on the days leading up to and through the cessation of activities associated with the 59th Presidential Inauguration taking place on January 20, 2021. This action is necessary to protect government officials, mitigate potential terrorist acts and incidents, and enhance public and maritime safety and security immediately before, during, and after these activities. During the enforcement period, entry into or remaining within the zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, near Discovery Bay, CA
Document Number: 2020-28041
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Woodward Island Bridge across Middle River, mile 11.8, near Discovery Bay, CA. The proposed operating schedule change will require the removable span to open for vessels engaged in emergency levee repairs.
Safety Zone; Super Bowl LV; Hillsborough Bay and River, Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2020-26070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on certain waters of Garrison Channel, Seddon Channel Turning Basin, and the Hillsborough River, in the vicinity of downtown Tampa, Florida during the Super Bowl LV celebrations from January 29, 2021, through February 7, 2021. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public and Super Bowl event personnel from the hazards associated with potential vessel traffic within the area of the safety zone. All persons and vessels would be required to transit through the safety zone at a steady speed and may not slow down, stop or anchor except in the case of unforeseen mechanical failure or other emergency unless given prior authorization from the Captain of the Port. Any person or vessel forced to slow or stop in the established zone must immediately notify the Captain of the Port Tampa via VHF channel 16. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.