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Consolidated Cruise Ship Security Regulations
Document Number: 2019-06310
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of an updated Prohibited Items List (PIL) for Cruise Vessels. On March 19, 2018, the Coast Guard published the Consolidated Cruise Ship Security Regulations Final Rule (FR) and issued a PIL of dangerous substances and devices. The Coast Guard referenced ammunition in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on December 10, 2014, and the Final Rule, but inadvertently omitted ammunition from the separate PIL document that was included in the docket. The updated PIL is posted on the U.S. Coast Guard Homeport website.
Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities
Document Number: 2019-06272
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule requiring each owner or operator of a maritime facility regulated by the Coast Guard to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen's welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer or other individuals. These access procedures must be documented in the Facility Security Plan for each facility, and approved by the local Captain of the Port. This final rule, which implements a congressional mandate, ensures that no facility owner or operator denies or makes it impractical for seafarers or other individuals to transit through the facility.
Extension of Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction of Railroad Bridges Across Sand Creek and Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho
Document Number: 2019-06241
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) which appeared in the Federal Register on February 6, 2019 for the proposed construction of railroad bridges across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek at Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho. The draft EA addresses environmental impacts and socioeconomic effects related to the proposed construction of railroad bridges built parallel to existing bridges crossing the same waterbodies. The comment period has been extended an additional 30 days to May 1, 2019.
Special Local Regulations; Charlevoix Venetian Night Boat Parade Charlevoix, MI
Document Number: 2019-06229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the special local regulation for the Charlevoix Venetian Night Boat Parade in Michigan by increasing the length of effective period of the existing special local regulation to allow the Patrol Commander additional time to clear vessels from anchoring in the regulated area during the event. In order for the Coast Guard to clear vessel traffic to ensure safety in sufficient time in advance of the event, the Coast Guard proposes to change the effective period broadly to ``a date in late July.'' We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2019-06204
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for certain navigable waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD, and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, on June 1, 2019, during a paddling event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Safety Zone; Missouri River, Miles 226-360, Glasgow, MO to Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 2019-06093
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Missouri River from mile marker (MM) 226 to MM 360 between Glasgow, MO and Kansas City, MO. 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 is threatening 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.
Imposition of Conditions of Entry on Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Republic of Seychelles
Document Number: 2019-06106
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from ports in the Republic of Seychelles. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient anti-terrorism port measures in place.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2019-06078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the operating schedule that governs the South Park Highway drawbridge, across the Duwamish Waterway mile 3.8, at Seattle, WA. Due to infrequent bridge opening requests, King County, the bridge owner, is requesting to change the current regulation to reduce the bridge operating costs by eliminating the nighttime bridge operator, and replace the operator with an as needed operator. The modified rule would change from opening on-demand to a 12 hour advance notice for a late evening to early morning opening.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; River Rouge, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2019-05908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to authorize the Conrail Railroad Bridge, mile 1.48, across the River Rouge, to be operated remotely. The request was made by the bridge owner. This proposed rule will test the remote operations with tenders onsite, and will not change the operating schedule of the bridge.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations, Update
Document Number: 2019-05901
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-28
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). Through this notice the current list of recurring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additions, and removals of events that no longer take place in the Sector Ohio Valley AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2019-05849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-27
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). This proposed 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. This regulation would restrict vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2019-05819
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for parts of the navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on these navigable waters during the weekend of the Garth Brooks concert at Heinz Field. Persons and vessels are prohibited from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting in any manner that impedes safe passage of another vessel to any launching ramp, marina, or fleeting area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. In addition, persons and vessels are prohibited from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or drifting more than 100 feet from any riverbank unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Port Access Route Study: The Areas Offshore of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Document Number: 2019-05730
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In order to provide safe access routes for the movement of vessel traffic offshore of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island area of the United States for vessels proceeding to or from ports or places of the United States and transiting within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Coast Guard is conducting a Massachusetts and Rhode Island Port Access Route Study (MARIPARS) to evaluate the need for establishing vessel routing measures. The information gathered during this MARIPARS may result in the establishment of one or more vessel routing measures. The goal of the MARIPARS is to enhance navigational safety by examining existing shipping routes and waterway uses. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
2018 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2019-05626
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification 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.
Safety Zones; Annual Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2019-05607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone. This proposed rule would update 51 safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, add 3 safety zones, remove 6 established safety zones and reformat the regulations into an easier to read table format. These proposed amendments will protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events and firework shows, and improve the clarity and readability of the regulation. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2019-05562
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing fixed and moving security zones around the Motor Vessel (M/V) ARC ENDURANCE. The security zone encompasses all navigable waters within a 500-yard radius around the M/ V ARC ENDURANCE. The zone is needed to protect the vessel while transiting the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Corpus Christi, TX with military cargo onboard. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Ohio River, and Upper Mississippi River, Bird's Point-New Madrid Floodway
Document Number: 2019-05560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 953.8 to MM 887.0, the Upper Mississippi River from MM 0.0 to MM 3.0, and the Ohio River from MM 981.5 to MM 978.5. This action is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and the safety hazards associated with the demolition of federal levees on the Lower Mississippi River and utilization of the Bird's Point-New Madrid Floodway. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit the entry of vessels or persons into this temporary safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD
Document Number: 2019-05550
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patuxent River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Patuxent River at Patuxent River, MD, during salvage operations of the vessel YP-702 on March 24, 2019 (with alternate of March 25, 2019, or March 26, 2019). This action 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; Petaluma River, Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA
Document Number: 2019-05481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (SMART) railroad bridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. This action is necessary to coordinate vessel passage with the commencement of commuter rail traffic on a previously rarely used rail line and to reduce wear and tear of the drawspan. The proposed rulemaking would require vessels to provide a 30-minute advance notification for a bridge opening.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bayou Lafourche, LA
Document Number: 2019-05473
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation to the operating schedule that regulates six drawbridges across Bayou Lafourche, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. These drawbridges are located south of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and cross Bayou Lafourche at miles 38.7, 36.3, 33.9, 30.6, 27.8 and 23.9. This deviation is needed to collect and analyze information on vehicle traffic congestion on SR 308 and LA-1 created when the drawbridges open to vessels and the impact to the reasonable needs of navigation when the bridges close to vessels during periods of high vehicle traffic. During this temporary deviation the drawbridge will remain closed to navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Pierce, FL
Document Number: 2019-05413
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, FL. This deviation will be a second test of a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This test deviation will modify the existing deviation to allow the bridge scheduled openings.
Security Zone; Potomac River, Montgomery County, MD
Document Number: 2019-05407
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This interim rule modifies the existing security zone that covers waters of the Potomac River next to Trump National Golf Club at Potomac Falls, VA. The security zone prevents waterside threats and incidents while persons protected by the Secret Service are at the club. This rule reduces the overall length of the existing security zone and creates a 250-yard-wide transit lane that provides passage for vessels through the zone near the Maryland shoreline with permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or designated representative. This rule continues to prohibit 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 designated representative. It also governs activities of vessels and persons already in the security zone when activated. The security zone enhances the safety and security of persons while minimizing, to the extent possible, the impact on commerce and legitimate waterway use. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Missouri River, Miles 360-450, Kansas City, MO to St. Joseph, MO
Document Number: 2019-05372
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Missouri River from mile marker (MM) 360 to MM 450 between Kansas City, MO and St. Joseph, MO. 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 is threatening 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; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2019-05369
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with these offloading activities. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. This rule compliments a safety zone found in docket number USCG-2019-0109 addressing navigation risks while the vessel carrying the cranes is underway in Delaware Bay and River.
Safety Zone; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2019-05367
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of Post-Panamax gantry cranes to and from the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with the transportation of these large cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone would be prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. This rule compliments a safety zone found in docket number USCG-2019-0122 addressing safety risks while the vessel carrying the cranes is moored at the Port of Philadelphia.
Safety Zone; Commandant's State of the Coast Guard Address, San Pedro, California
Document Number: 2019-05366
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Port of Los Angeles around a portion of Reservation Point on U. S. Coast Guard Base Los AngelesLong Beach, in support of the U. S. Coast Guard aviation and waterborne asset demonstration for the Commandant's State of the Coast Guard Address. This action is necessary to protect for the safety of life on these navigable waters in the area of the Coast Guard asset demonstration. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Los AngelesLong Beach, or her designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Tulip Time Festival Fireworks
Document Number: 2019-05357
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone on Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI for the Tulip Time Festival Fireworks on May 11, 2019 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this fireworks display. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after a fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below vessels and persons are prohibited from transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. 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.
Safety Zone; Missouri River, Mile Markers 450-625, St. Joseph, MO to Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2019-05300
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Missouri River from mile marker (MM) 450 to MM 625 between St. Joseph, MO and Omaha, NE. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters as a result of flooding on the river that has resulted in some reported levee failures and is threatening to overtop additional 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; Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, CNMI
Document Number: 2019-05094
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary 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.
Security Zones; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2019-04966
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard establishes two security zones. One of the zones is a temporary fixed security zone for the receiving facility's mooring basin while the Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier (LNGC) MARVEL FALCON is moored at the facility. The other zone is a moving security zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 500-yard radius around the LNGC MARVEL FALCON while the vessel transits with cargo in the La Quinta Channel and Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Corpus Christi, TX. The security zones are needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) cargo aboard the vessel. Entry of vessels and persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi.
Special Local Regulation; Breton Bay, McIntosh Run, Leonardtown, MD
Document Number: 2019-04955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of Breton Bay and McIntosh Run. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Leonardtown, MD, during a high-speed power boat demonstration event on October 5, 2019, and October 6, 2019. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2019-04954
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on July 27, 2019, and July 28, 2019. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation: Sail Grand Prix 2019 Race Event, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2019-04932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Sail Grand Prix 2019 race periods on May 4, 2019 and May 5, 2019. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with high-speed sailing activities associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2019 race event. This proposed temporary special local regulation would temporarily restrict vessel traffic adjacent to the city of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island and prohibit vessels and persons not participating in the race event from entering the dedicated race area. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study: Port Approaches and International Entry and Departure Transit Areas
Document Number: 2019-04891
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is beginning a new study of routes used by ships to access ports on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. This new study supplements and builds on the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study (ACPARS) completed on April 5, 2017.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Little Snake Hill, NJ
Document Number: 2019-04889
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Amtrak Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 5.0, at Little Snake Hill, New Jersey. 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 about the impact to both train and vessel traffic generated by this change.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council Recertification
Document Number: 2019-04876
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under an alternative composition, other than prescribed, Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Anchorage Ground; Sabine Pass, TX
Document Number: 2019-04875
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the anchorage regulations for the Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Pass, TX anchorage ground for the navigational safety of vessels entering and exiting a new liquefied natural gas terminal mooring basin being constructed on the eastern waterfront of the Sabine Pass Channel. This amendment will reduce the overall size of the existing anchorage.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, MO
Document Number: 2019-04813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish 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 near the Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO during a fireworks display on May 4, 2019. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Gulfport Grand Prix, Boca Ciego Bay, Gulfport, FL
Document Number: 2019-04332
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Boca Ciego Bay in the vicinity of Gulfport, Florida, during the Gulfport Grand Prix High Speed Boat Race. Approximately 75 boats, 14-30 feet in length, traveling at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour are expected to participate. Additionally, it is anticipated that 100 spectator vessels will be present along the race course. The special local regulation is necessary to protect the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on navigable waters of the Gulf of Mexico during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following regulated areas: A race area where all non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative; and a buffer zone where designated representatives may control vessel traffic as deemed necessary by the COTP St. Petersburg or a designated representative based upon prevailing weather conditions.
Special Local Regulations; Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run; Charlevoix, MI
Document Number: 2019-04281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add a special local regulation to increase safety in the navigable waters of Round Lake and Pine River Channel, Charlevoix, MI during the annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run. The proposal will allow the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to control vessel traffic during the event in this small and restricted waterway. The proposed regulation will be enforced during the day of the event. The date and time will be announced via a Notice of Enforcement. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2019-04260
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the New York City Highway Bridge across Mill Basin, mile 0.8, at Brooklyn, New York. The drawbridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in December 2017 and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.
Safety Zone; Oregon Inlet, Dare County, NC
Document Number: 2019-04219
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet in Dare County, North Carolina in support of demolition of the old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. This temporary safety zone is intended to protect mariners, vessels, and demolition crews from the hazards associated with demolishing the old bridge, and will restrict vessel traffic on portions of Oregon Inlet near active demolition work and demolition equipment. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or designated representative.
Safety Zone; Cocos Lagoon, Merizo, GU
Document Number: 2019-04218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida
Document Number: 2019-04136
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of Tampa Bay, in the vicinity of the St. Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin, St. Petersburg, Florida during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect the safety of race participants, spectators, and vessels on the surrounding waterway during the race. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways EPA Superfund Cleanup Site, Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2019-04070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the Thea Foss and Wheeler- Osgood Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for Commencement Bay to include portions of the Middle Waterway in Tacoma, Washington. This proposed amendment would protect sediment cap areas in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Commencement Bay Nearshore-Tideflats Superfund Cleanup Site within the Middle Waterway Problem Area that are not geographically encompassed by the existing Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood RNA. The modified RNA would prohibit certain activities that could disrupt the integrity of the engineered sediment caps that have been placed within the Middle Waterway Problem Area. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, DC
Document Number: 2019-04015
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone for two fireworks displays taking place over the Washington Channel, adjacent to The Wharf DC, Washington, DC; the first on March 2, 2019, (no alternate date) and the second on April 6, 2019, (with an alternate date on April 7, 2019). This action is necessary to ensure the safety of life on navigable waterways during these fireworks displays. Our regulation for recurring fireworks displays from January 12, 2019, through December 31, 2019 identifies the temporary safety zones for these fireworks display events. During the enforcement periods, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Port Gibson, MS
Document Number: 2019-04014
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 405 to MM 408. This emergency safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with vessels transiting this area during high water. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Putnam County, FL
Document Number: 2019-03904
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 94.5, at Satsuma, Putnam County, FL. The proposed rulemaking would allow the bridge to be remotely monitored and operated from the CSX Railroad Bridge across the Ortega River (McGirts Creek) located at mile 1.1 on the Ortega River. The proposed rule would also allow the draw to remain in the full, open position unless a train is in the circuit.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2019-03856
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule makes non-substantive technical and conforming amendments to existing Coast Guard regulations. The Coast Guard is issuing this technical amendment to conform to the changes made by the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, which redesignated existing United States Code provisions into new Titles and sections. This technical amendment updates the statutory authority citations for Coast Guard regulations that establish safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, regulated navigation areas, and anchorages. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Removal of Regulated Navigation Areas, Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Special Local Regulations Within District 7
Document Number: 2019-03844
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating District 7 regulations to reflect the current status of identified regulated navigation areas, special local regulations, safety zones, and security zones within the District. This rule removes safety zones and special local regulations for rules where the enforcement period has expired or where the event is no longer held. This rule also removes special local regulations where the event no longer meets the criteria for a permitted event and is not suitable for coverage under a special local regulation in accordance with Coast Guard regulations.