Safety Zone; Natchez Specialties New Year's Eve Firework Display, Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker, (MM) 363.5 to 364.5
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River, from MM 363.5 to MM 364.5. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry into this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Announcement of Public Meetings Regarding the Florida East Coast Railroad Bridges, St. Lucie River, Stuart; Loxahatchee River, Jupiter; and New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Coast Guard will hold three public meetings for citizens to provide oral and written comments relating to the current and future operations of the Florida East Coast Railroad Bridges across the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida, the Loxahatchee River, Jupiter, Florida, and the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Coast Guard is soliciting public comment relating to navigation through these bridges. Specific interests include the current and future impact of bridge closings on navigation. These meetings will be open to the public.
Letter of Recommendation for Washington State Ferries Liquefied Natural Gas Conversion; Seattle, WA
Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterway Suitability Assessment (WSA) from Washington State Ferries for a proposal to convert six Issaquah Class Ferries to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion. By statute, the Captain of the Port (COTP), Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, will be reviewing and validating the WSA in cooperation with key port stakeholders and issue a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) to the State of Washington Department of Transportation regarding the suitability of the waterway for LNG marine traffic. As it conducts this review, the Coast Guard solicits public comments that may inform the COTP's recommendation. The Washington State Ferries' LOI, WSA, and other supporting documentation and information can be viewed at: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/ Environment/LNG.htm.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission (CBP Form 300). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Safety Zone, Elizabeth River; Portsmouth, VA
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, VA for 12 periods of 48 hours beginning at midnight on January 5, January 12, January 19, January 22, January 27, February 9, March 2, March 5, March 10, March 23, March 30 and April 6, 2015. This action will restrict vessel traffic movement in the designated area during construction of the new Midtown Tunnel. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public due to the number of work vessels in the designated area and their lack of maneuverability while engaged in construction operations.