Safety Zone; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME; Frontier Sentinel 2008
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary moving safety zones around Coast Guard and Navy vessels as well as five fixed safety zones off to the west and south of Gerrish Island, south of Kittery Point, east of Jaffrey Point, and east of Odiornes Point during the Frontier Sentinel Exercise on the Piscataqua River, a homeland security exercise that will involve underwater equipment and operations. This rule will establish multiple fixed and moving safety zones that will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on June 9, 2008 through June 12, 2008 from the General Sullivan Bridge, U.S. Route 16 to one mile seaward of the Red ``2KR'' buoy at the mouth of the river. This action is necessary to protect federal, state, and local assets (including unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV)) and others in the maritime community from the safety hazards that may arise from this large scale exercise.
National Advisory Council Teleconference
The National Advisory Council (NAC) will be holding a teleconference on June 18, 2008 from 1- 4 p.m. EDT to discuss and approve their comments to the draft revised National Incident Management System (NIMS) document; to discuss potential recommendations regarding the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, and post-disaster housing. The teleconference meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for the ``Carolina Cup Regatta'', a powerboat race to be held on the waters of the Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Pasquotank River adjacent to Elizabeth City, North Carolina during the powerboat races.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Pride of Baltimore Recycled Regatta'', a marine event to be held August 2, 2008 on the waters of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Baltimore Inner Harbor during the event.
``Gasco'' Regulated Navigation Area, Willamette River, Portland, OR
The Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area on the Willamette River Portland Oregon Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary to preserve the integrity of the clean engineered pilot cap placed over a portion of the NW Natural ``Gasco'' site (Site) remediation area as part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund clean up action. This proposed rule is needed to prohibit activities that would cause disturbance of pilot cap material which was placed to isolate and contain underlying contaminated sediment.