Department of Homeland Security March 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04835
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04833
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Suspension of Community Eligibility
Document Number: 2017-04832
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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. Also, information identifying the current participation status of a community can be obtained from FEMA's Community Status Book (CSB). The CSB is available at https:// www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-statu s-book.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04831
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04830
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities. The flood hazard determinations modified by each LOMR will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04829
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report, once effective, will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning the WorkFit-TL Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation
Document Number: 2017-04806
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of the WorkFit-TL Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the United States is the country of origin of the WorkFit-TL Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation for purposes of U.S. government procurement.
Safety Zone, TICO Warbird Air Show; Indian River, Titusville, FL
Document Number: 2017-04818
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on certain waters of the Indian River in Titusville, Florida during the 2017 TICO Warbird Air Show. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters surrounding the event. This regulated area will prohibit persons and vessels from entering in, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Country of Origin of the KC-390 Military Cargo Airplane Converted to a Fire-Fighting Aircraft
Document Number: 2017-04741
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that United States Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of a military cargo airplane manufactured in Brazil, known as the KC-390, that will be converted into a fire- fighting aircraft in the United States. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that for purposes of United States Government procurement the country of origin of the converted KC-390 aircraft will be Brazil, where it was originally manufactured.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection: Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities
Document Number: 2017-04492
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement of Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Form I-612; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-04579
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016, at 81 FR 85245, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive two comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Permission To Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or Removal, Form I-212; Extension of a Currently Approved Collection.
Document Number: 2017-04578
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Annually Recurring Events in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-04563
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend a special local regulation to change the method of providing notice to the public when enforcing the safety zone associated with the biennial Newport/Bermuda Race. The Coast Guard also proposes to establish permanent safety zones in Coast Guard Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for several recurring marine events. When the special local regulation or safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, vessels and people may be restricted from portions of water areas that may pose a hazard to public safety. The revised special local regulation and safety zones would expedite public notification of the applicable marine events, and help protect the maritime public and event participants from hazards associated with these recurring marine events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant, Form I-929; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-04486
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2016, at 81 FR 93697, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive two comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request, Form G-639; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection
Document Number: 2017-04481
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2016, at 81 FR 62521, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive two comments in connection with the 60-day notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2017-04445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Effectiveness of a Community's Implementation of the NFIP Community Assistance Program CAC and CAV Reports
Document Number: 2017-04444
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the effectiveness of a community's implementation of the NFIP Community Assistance Program Community Assistance Contact (CAC) and Community Assistance Visit (CAV) Reports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans
Document Number: 2017-04434
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collection activities related to Hazard Mitigation Plans.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas Facility; Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2017-04380
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility construction project in Jacksonville, Florida. The LOI and WSA for Eagle LNG were submitted by Rodino, Inc. The Coast Guard requests comments on the proposed construction of this LNG facility, as defined by 33 CFR 127.005.
Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documentation for Beneficiaries Under El Salvador's Designation for Temporary Protected Status
Document Number: 2017-04454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
On July 8, 2016, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) extended the designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months by notice in the Federal Register. Through the same notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) automatically extended for 6 months the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued under the TPS designation of El Salvador with a September 9, 2016 expiration date printed on the card. These EADs are currently valid through March 9, 2017. USCIS is now automatically extending the validity of these EADs for an additional 6 months, through September 9, 2017.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-04234
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet in person on March 22-23, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will be open to the public.
Final Flood Elevation Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04233
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04232
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
On November 28, 2016, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed flood hazard determination notice that contained an erroneous table. This notice provides corrections to that table, to be used in lieu of the information published at 81 FR 85622. The table provided here represents the proposed flood hazard determinations and communities affected for Davis County, Iowa and Incorporated Areas.
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2017-04230
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-04225
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 10, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-04224
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 21, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-04223
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of August 8, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-04222
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of July 21, 2016.
Safety Zone; Columbia River, Sand Island, WA
Document Number: 2017-04196
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Columbia River within a 500-yard radius of the small boat ``Nessy'' while in the area of Sand Island, near Chinook, WA, during Double- Crested Cormorant removal operations being conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services. This rule prohibits all persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River (COTP), or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Black Warrior River; Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2017-04150
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the channel from mile marker 339.0 to mile marker 341.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL on March 25, 2017, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the Rowing Competition marine event. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Mobile Zone identifies the regulated area for this rowing event. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Black Warrior River; Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2017-04149
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the river from mile marker 338.5 to mile marker 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The special local regulation is needed to protect the persons participating in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships marine event. This rulemaking restricts transit into, through and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Mobile.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Passenger and Crew Manifest
Document Number: 2017-04147
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 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: Passenger and Crew Manifest (Advance Passenger Information System). 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
Document Number: 2017-04125
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), mile 357.2 West of Harvey Locks (WHL), at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The deviation is necessary to conduct cable lubing and maintenance on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the down position for two four-hour periods, on five consecutive days during day-light hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA
Document Number: 2017-04110
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal at mile 0.0 at Gloucester, MA. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position and is necessary to perform bridge repairs.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-04041
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its working groups will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-04038
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its subcommittees members will meet on March 23, 24 and 25, 2017, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2017-03994
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 21, 2016.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2017-03992
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that Inspectorate America Corporation has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products and accredited to test petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 16, 2016.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2017-03987
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge which carries US 17 across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine biennial maintenance and inspection of the lift span for the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone: Eastport Breakwater Terminal, Eastport, Maine
Document Number: 2017-03985
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period of a safety zone in the vicinity of the Eastport Breakwater Terminal, Eastport, Maine. This safety zone was established on January 9, 2015 (80 FR 1344). This rule will extend the effective period of the existing temporary final rule from January 30, 2017 until October 1, 2017. This rule will continue to restrict vessels from approaching within 100 yards of the eastern face of the Eastport Breakwater Terminal without authorization from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Northern New England. This safety zone continues to be necessary due to the ongoing repairs to the breakwater following a partial collapse of the structure on December 4, 2014.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Connecticut River, East Haddam, CT
Document Number: 2017-03980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Route 82 Bridge (East Haddam Swing Bridge) across the Connecticut River, mile 16.8, at East Haddam, Connecticut. The bridge owner submitted a request to reduce scheduled openings of the span for recreational vessels in the boating season and to allow the bridge owner to require six hours notice for bridge openings at night in the winter season. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.