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Safety Zone; Fischer Wedding Fireworks Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, MI
Document Number: 2020-14025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 420-ft radius of a fireworks display. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential 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 Sault Sainte Marie.
Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight
Document Number: 2020-13901
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the adequacy of existing vessel routing measures and determine whether additional vessel routing measures are necessary for port approaches to New York and New Jersey and international and domestic transit areas in the First District area of responsibility. The Northern New York Bight PARS (NNYBPARS) will consider whether existing or additional routing measures are necessary to improve navigation safety due to factors such as planned or potential offshore development, current port capabilities and planned improvements, increased vessel traffic, existing and potential anchorage areas, changing vessel traffic patterns, effects of weather, or navigational difficulty. Vessel routing measures, which include traffic separation schemes, two-way routes, recommended tracks, deep-water routes, precautionary areas, and areas to be avoided, are implemented to reduce the risk of marine casualties. The recommendations of the study may subsequently be implemented through rulemakings or in accordance with international agreements.
Special Local Regulation; Dutch Shoe Marathon; San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2020-12864
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Dutch Shoe Marathon special local regulation on the waters of San Diego Bay, California on July 17, 2020. 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.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Annual and Recurring Safety Zone and Special Local Regulation Update
Document Number: 2020-12944
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the special local regulations and annual recurring marine events and safety zones regulations for firework displays and swim events in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from transiting regulated areas during certain annually recurring events. The special local regulations and 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 marine events.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; July 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-13503
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its subcommittees will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Zone Sector Long Island Sound
Document Number: 2020-12352
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for the marine events listed below to provide for the safety of life during the events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; I-5 Bridge Construction Project, Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2020-13128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Columbia River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters around the Northbound Interstate Bridge at Columbia River Mile 106.5. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Great Western Tube Float; Colorado River, Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2020-12627
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the location of the special local regulation for the annual Great Western Tube Float, which is held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ. The change of the location for the special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event. This action will restrict vessel traffic in certain waters of the Colorado River, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. one Saturday in June, from Buckskin Mountain State Park to La Paz County Park.
Special Local Regulation; USA Triathlon, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2020-12494
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Milwaukee Harbor. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters within the Lake Shore State Park Lagoon during a triathlon swim event. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast
Document Number: 2020-12910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks comments regarding the possible establishment of shipping safety fairways (``fairways'') along the Atlantic Coast of the United States identified in the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study. This potential system of fairways is intended to ensure that traditional navigation routes are kept free from obstructions that could impact navigation safety.
Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 10 to 187, Grafton, IL to Peoria, IL
Document Number: 2020-12227
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Illinois River from mile marker (MM) 10 to MM 187 between Grafton, IL and Peoria, IL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters as a result of increasing flood conditions on the river that threaten to overtop levees. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2020-12089
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters in the vicinity of the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, during the launch of the M/V Matsonia. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the launching and subsequent berthing of the M/V Matsonia. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2020-11124
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making the 2020 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2020 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after June 17, 2020 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
Safety Zone; Barge PML2501, St. Marys River, De Tour Village, MI
Document Number: 2020-12878
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of an aground barge in the lower St. Marys River, in the vicinity of Sweets Point. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the aground barge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0087
Document Number: 2020-12738
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
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: 1625-0087, U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol (IIP) Customer Survey; 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0106
Document Number: 2020-12729
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
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: 1625-0106, Unauthorized Entry Into Cuban Territorial Waters; 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; Harbor Beach Fireworks, Lake Huron, MI
Document Number: 2020-11302
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 200-yard radius of a portion of Lake Huron, Harbor Beach, MI. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Harbor Beach Fireworks.
Application for Recertification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-12637
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the recertification of the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC) for September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021. Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), the Coast Guard may certify the CIRCAC on an annual basis. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Cook Inlet program established by the statute. The Coast Guard may certify an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of the CIRCAC. The current certification for the CIRCAC will expire August 31, 2020.
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Hambrooks Bay, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2020-12581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River that was to have been in effect on July 25, 2020 and July 26, 2020 to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD during a high-speed power boat racing event. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because it is no longer necessary. The event sponsor has cancelled the boat race.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Upper Potomac River, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2020-12310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the National Mall and Memorial Parks at Washington, DC, on July 4, 2020, (with alternate date of July 5, 2020) during a fireworks display to commemorate the July 4th holiday. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations Update
Document Number: 2020-11419
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its special local regulations relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through the establishing of a special local regulation. Through this rulemaking the current list of recurring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
Safety Zone; Highway 99 Partial Bridge Replacement, Stanislaus River, Ripon, CA
Document Number: 2020-11055
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Stanislaus River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the Stanislaus River near the Highway 99 Bridge in Ripon, CA, during partial bridge replacement scheduled to occur between June 15, 2020 and November 7, 2020. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile Marker .5 on the Main Channel of the Lake of the Ozarks Near Bagnel Dam, Lake Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2020-10912
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during fireworks displays. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone during the specified periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2020-10859
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various special local regulations for annual regattas and marine parades in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone. Enforcement of these regulations is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after these regattas or marine parades. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and after regattas or marine parades.
Security Zone; HMS MEDWAY, St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2020-12245
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving security zone for navigable waters 500 yards around the HMS MEDWAY during the vessel's transit from the St. Johns River Sea Buoy until BAE Systems Shipyard, and while it remains docked at BAE Systems Shipyard, Mayport, FL starting May 17, 2020. The security zone is needed to protect personnel and government property from potential hazards associated with waterborne security incidents and recreational marine traffic while the vessel transits to their assigned berth space at BAE Systems Shipyard, Mayport, FL and while docked at BAE Systems Shipyard. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Jacksonville.
Safety Zone; Schwab Family Fireworks, Lake Huron, MI
Document Number: 2020-11303
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 200-yard radius of a portion of Lake Huron, Harbor Beach, MI. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Schwab Family Fireworks.
Safety Zone; Pier 45 Fire Cleanup and Potential Marine Debris, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2020-12085
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay around Pier 45 due to emergency response and associated marine debris as a result of a fire on May 23, 2020. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the presence of marine debris and the inability to mark the debris. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Tug Valerie B and Barge Kokosing IV operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2020-11944
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable water within a 500-yard radius of a tug and barge in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards created by the work, inspection, surveying and the removal of cables for the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or their designated representive.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2020-11853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD, and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during a paddling event on September 27, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2020-11418
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its safety zones regulations for annual events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area. This action is necessary to update the current list of recurring safety zones with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley. This regulation restricts vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Marine Events Within the Eighth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2020-11056
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a Safety Zone for the St. John the Baptist Independence Day fireworks display from 8:45 p.m. through 9:45 p.m. on July 3, 2020, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event on the Lower Mississippi River, by Reserve, Louisiana. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-09878
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating its recurring special local regulations for marine events located within the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This rule reorganizes five separate regulations of a similar nature currently listed in the Code of Federal Regulations into a single regulation, makes minor formatting changes for consistency, moves six existing events into this regulation, updates the dates listed for events, and lists these regulations in table form.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2020-09877
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating the rules that regulate vessel traffic and control navigation on portions of waterways in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone during events that will introduce safety concerns to life and property on the navigable waters of the United States. This rule reorganizes the table listing existing safety zones into four separate tables organized by the State in which the safety zone occurs, makes minor formatting changes for consistency, updates the dates listed for some events, consolidates one safety zone, and removes six safety zones that are no longer necessary.
Safety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola Beach, FL
Document Number: 2020-09857
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 100 yards from the pilings, work equipment, and structures of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, Pensacola Beach, FL. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during a bridge construction project on the waterway. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tombigbee River, Near Jackson, Alabama
Document Number: 2020-09853
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) vertical lift bridge across the Tombigbee River, mile 89.9, near Jackson, between Washington and Clarke Counties, Alabama. This rule moves the current onsite bridge tender control station to a geographically remote centralized control point located in Decatur, AL.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector Charleston
Document Number: 2020-08709
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising existing regulations and consolidating into one table the special local regulations for recurring marine events at various locations within the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston Zone. Consolidating marine events into one table simplifies Coast Guard oversight and public notification of special local regulations within COTP Charleston Zone.
National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: 2020-11667
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the application deadline for applications from persons interested in serving in membership on the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). This recently established Committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to national commercial fishing safety. Please read this notice for a description of the 18 Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
Proposed Distribution of Scheduled Navigation Safety Messages (Broadcast Notices to Mariners) by Mobile and Internet Methods
Document Number: 2020-11619
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will begin making broadcast notices to mariners containing locally relevant navigation information accessible by mobile devices and the internet. New methods of information delivery will include Rich Site Summary also known as Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, email, and other means such as web-based graphic interfaces. The Coast Guard believes the internet and mobile availability will allow greater numbers of mariners to access this information, and to do so in a more-timely, reliable, convenient, and customized manner. Currently, the only way to obtain this information is to tune in to local Coast Guard broadcasts that take place on very high frequency (VHF) marine radio two or more times per day.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0073
Document Number: 2020-11537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
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: 1625-0073, Alteration of Unreasonable Obstructive Bridges; 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; Apra Outer Harbor, Naval Base Guam
Document Number: 2020-11062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Apra Outer Harbor. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Polaris Point, Guam, during a fireworks display on July 4, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Anchorage Grounds; Lower Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA
Document Number: 2020-10100
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule establishes new, deep-water anchorage grounds for the Hampton Roads area near Cape Charles, VA, and increases the size and relocates the existing quarantine anchorage from near Cape Charles to further south in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The intended effect is to protect the environment, facilitate safe navigation of maritime commerce and national defense assets, and more safely and effectively support commercial vessel anchoring needs in the lower Chesapeake Bay.
Person in Charge of Fuel Transfers
Document Number: 2020-11366
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the requirements regulating personnel permitted to serve as a person in charge (PIC) of fuel oil transfers on an inspected vessel by adding the option of using a letter of designation (LOD) in lieu of a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement. Obtaining an MMC with a Tankerman-PIC endorsement is now optional for PICs of fuel oil transfers on inspected vessels. This change is not limited to towing vessels, but one effect of this rule is that a PIC currently using the LOD option on an uninspected towing vessel may continue to do so once the vessel receives its Certificate of Inspection.
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-16 Change 2-Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications
Document Number: 2020-11363
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16 Change 2 issued May 21, 2020, together with a Deregulatory Savings Analysis. The NVIC 01-16 Change 2 allows for U.S.-flagged vessels to use previously downloaded, electronic copies of Inland Navigation Rules and Vessel Traffic Service Rules, and to access voyage planning navigation publications electronically, including through underway connectivity, to meet domestic carriage and International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea certification requirements.
National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; Initial Solicitation for Members
Document Number: 2020-11298
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is requesting applications from persons interested in serving as a member of the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (``Committee''). This recently established Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to: Medical certification determinations for the issuance of licenses, certification of registry, and merchant mariners' documents with respect to merchant mariners; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research. Please read this notice for a description of 14 Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
Port Access Route Study: The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Document Number: 2020-11262
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) announces the completion of The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study. The study focused on the seven adjacent leased areas of the outer continental shelf south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and east of Rhode Island that together constitute the Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area (MA/RI WEA). The study was conducted to (1) determine what, if any, navigational safety concerns exist with vessel transits in the study area; (2) determine whether to recommend changes to enhance navigational safety by examining existing shipping routes and waterway uses as any or all of the lease areas within the MA/RI WEA are partially or fully developed as wind farms; and (3) to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures. This notice summarizes the study's recommendations.
Anchorage Grounds; Lower Mississippi River Below Baton Rouge, LA, Including South and Southwest Passes; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2020-09401
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adopting a 2017 interim rule involving four anchorage grounds on the Lower Mississippi River below Baton Rouge as a final rule. The interim rule established two anchorage grounds and revised two others which increased the available anchorage grounds necessary to accommodate vessel traffic. After considering comments on that rule we have decided to adopt it as final without change which now completes this rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays and Swim Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-09284
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding, deleting, and modifying the special local regulations for annual recurring marine events, safety zones for firework displays, and swim events in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from transiting regulated areas during certain annually recurring events. The special local regulations and 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 marine events.
Special Local Regulation; Upper Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2020-10979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On April 2, 2020, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish temporary special local regulations on June 20, 2020, to provide for the safety of life on certain navigable waters of the Upper Potomac River during the Washington, DC Sharkfest Swim. The Coast Guard is publishing this revised notice of proposed rulemaking because the event sponsor has postponed the event until September 27, 2020. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2020-10633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 597.0 to MM 607.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Louisville, KY, during Thunder over Louisville. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; Potomac River, Montgomery County, MD
Document Number: 2020-10152
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing regulations for a security zone for certain waters of the Potomac River to prevent waterside threats and incidents while persons protected by the United States Secret Service (USSS) are at the Trump National Golf Club at Potomac Falls, VA. This regulation prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. This regulation also governs activities of vessels and persons already in the security zone when it is activated.