Department of Homeland Security August 31, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, North Shore, Oahu, HI-Recovery Operations
Document Number: 2017-18451
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, near Ka'Ena Point. The temporary safety zone encompasses all waters extending 3 nautical miles in all directions from position 21[deg]34.88' N.; 158[deg]17.90' W. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with ongoing operations to salvage a downed helicopter in this area. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review
Document Number: 2017-18411
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In this final rule, the Coast Guard is setting new rates for the 2017 shipping season for pilotage services on the Great Lakes. The Coast Guard is also updating its methodology for setting these rates. These updates to the methodology will incorporate the income generated from weighting factors into the ratemaking methodology used to set rates in this and future rulemakings. The Coast Guard believes that the new rates will continue to encourage pilot retention, ensure safe, efficient, and reliable pilotage services on the Great Lakes, and provide adequate funds to upgrade and maintain infrastructure.