Department of Homeland Security June 27, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Open Meeting of National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC)
The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The meeting will be open to the public. Limited seating will be available. Reservations are not accepted. The NIAC advises the President of the United States on the security of critical infrastructures which include banking and finance, transportation, energy, manufacturing, and emergency government services. At this meeting, the NIAC will be briefed on the status of several Working Group activities in which the Council is currently engaged.
Implementation of Sector Northern New England, Sector Boston, Sector Long Island Sound and Sector New York
This notice explains the details associated with the establishment of Sectors in the First Coast Guard District. The date on which all boundaries of areas of responsibility will shift is June 30, 2005 set to coincide with the stand-up of Sector Northern New England, which is the final Sector being established in 2005. Each Sector Commander will have the authority, responsibility and missions of the previous corresponding Group, Captain of the Port (COTP) and Marine Safety Offices in the zones identified in this notice. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official or document.
Safety Zone; Tacoma Tall Ships 2005, Commencement Bay, WA
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary moving Safety Zones around the Tall Ships participating in the Tacoma Tall Ships 2005 Parade of Sail and simulated cannon battle events. The Safety Zones will be in effect in Quartermaster Harbor and Commencement Bay, Washington. These actions are necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the navigable waters in Quartermaster Harbor and Commencement Bay, Washington for the participating Tall Ships during Tacoma Tall Ships 2005. This rule will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of Quartermaster Harbor and Commencement Bay, Washington.
Safety Zone; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around a fireworks barge as it launches fireworks. The rule prohibits entry into the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or his designated representative. The rule is needed to protect participants, vendors, and spectators from the hazards associated with the launching of fireworks.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Portland Zone
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones on the waters of the Suislaw, Willamette, Columbia, Coos, and Chehalis Rivers, located in the Area of Responsibility of the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon, during fireworks displays. The Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon, is taking this action to safeguard watercraft and their occupants from safety hazards associated with these displays. Entry into these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations, Strait Thunder Performance, Port Angeles, WA
The Coast Guard proposes establishing permanent special local regulations for the Strait Thunder Race held on the waters of Port Angeles Harbor, Port Angeles, Washington. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area and provide for a viewing area for spectator craft. This proposed rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.