Towing Safety Advisory Committee
The Licensing Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to specific issues of towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Security Zone; Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, Ohio
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in Cleveland's inner harbor for the visit of the HMCS Toronto. The security zone is necessary to ensure the security of this vessel and dignitaries visiting Cleveland, Ohio. Entry into this security zone is prohibited without permission of the Captain of the Port Cleveland.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). MERPAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters related to the training, qualification, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to discuss Task Statement 50 ``Recommendations on a Training and Assessment Program for Qualified Member of the Engine Department on Sea-Going Vessels.'' MERPAC advises the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to the training, qualifications, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen serving in the U.S. merchant marine. This meeting will be open to the public.
Port Access Routes Study: In the Waters of Montauk Channel and Block Island Sound
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the applicability of and the need for modifications to current vessel routing measures in the approaches to Block Island Sound, between Montauk Channel and The Race, and the area from the Point Judith Pilot Boarding area to The Race. The goal of the study is to help reduce the risk of marine casualties and increase the efficiency of vessel traffic management in the study area. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
Safety Zone: Independence Day Celebration Fireworks-Ipswich, MA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Independence Day Fireworks on July 3, 2005 on Ipswich Bay in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The safety zone will prohibit entry into or movement within a portion of Ipswich Bay during the closure period. The safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Humboldt Bay, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Lake Tahoe
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for the loading, transport, and launching of fireworks used during twenty two separate Fourth of July fireworks displays to be held in various locations in Northern California and Western Nevada. These special local regulations are intended to prohibit vessels and people from entering into or remaining within the regulated areas to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and mariners transiting the event areas.
Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Airport Security
This notice announces that TSA has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on February 2, 2005, 70 FR 5456.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
This rule identifies communities, where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) receives documentation that the community has adopted the required floodplain management measures prior to the effective suspension date given in this rule, the suspension will not occur and a notice of this will be provided by publication in the Federal Register on a subsequent date.