Revisions to Notification Procedures for Limited Access Areas and Regulated Navigation Areas and Removal of Certain Marine Event and Limited Access Area Regulations for the Ninth, Thirteenth, and Seventeenth Coast Guard Districts
The Coast Guard is revising portions of our general regulation on the notification procedures for the establishment and disestablishment of limited access areas and regulated navigation areas, to reflect current organizational procedures. This rule also removes certain marine event and limited access area regulations for the Ninth, Thirteenth, and Seventeenth Coast Guard Districts because they are no longer needed.
Emergency Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Rosedale, MS
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for emergency purposes for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR), extending from River Mile Marker (MM) 594.0 to MM 597.0. The emergency safety zone is needed to protect persons, property, infrastructure, and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with the emergency dredging operations being conducted between MM 595.0 and MM 596.0, in the vicinity of the Victoria Bend Dikes, Rosedale, Mississippi. Deviation from the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Fees for Inbound Express Mail (EMS) Items
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is amending its regulations to implement new subsection 13031(b)(9)(D) of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), as amended by section 8002 of the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2018 (STOP Act). Among other things, the new subsection establishes a new fee for processing Inbound Express Mail Service items (Inbound EMS items), requires the United States Postal Service to pay a percentage of this fee to CBP on a quarterly basis, provides that Inbound EMS items that are formally entered are also subject to a merchandise processing fee, if applicable, and requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue regulations regarding USPS's quarterly remittances to CBP. This rule also makes conforming amendments to CBP regulations.