Safety Zone; Kosciuszko Bridge Construction, Newtown Creek, Brooklyn and Queens, NY
The Coast Guard proposes to establish two safety zones on the navigable waters of Newtown Creek, NY. The first safety zone is within 500 feet of the two barges and assist vessels to be used for the removal and loading of the existing center span from the Kosciuszko Bridge at mile 2.1. The second is from approximately 370 yards south (upstream) of the Kosciuszko Bridge at mile 2.1 and Newtown Creek's confluence with the East River at mile 0.0 during transport of the existing center span to an offsite location. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the lowering and securing of the existing bridge's center span onto two barges within the Federal navigation channel and during the barge's outbound transit through Newtown Creek to the East River tentatively scheduled during April-May, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC)
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC) will meet on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Shamrock Run event. This deviation allows the lower span of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position to allow for the safe passage of participates in the Shamrock Run event across the bridge.
Port of Miami Anchorage Area; Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FL
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the Miami Anchorage. The Miami Anchorage would be divided into two separate anchorage areas. This action is necessary to reduce potential damage to threatened coral posed by anchoring vessels. We invite your comments on this supplemental proposed rulemaking.