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National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-03758
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. These meetings are open to the public.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-03749
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will meet via teleconference to discuss the Regulatory Reform tasking efforts (CFSAC task statement #01-17) and may take action to submit their report to the United States Coast Guard. The teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CFSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the GLOBAL PROVIDER
Document Number: 2018-03729
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Thirteenth District has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the M/V GLOBAL PROVIDER (O.N. CG1427905). We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the aft and forward masts, and required lights, M/V GLOBAL PROVIDER (O.N. CG1427905) cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and construction. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Safety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FL
Document Number: 2018-03663
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port of Pensacola for the duration of the marine event and parade. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth Zone
Document Number: 2018-03624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulations for annual events in the Captain of the Port Duluth Zone. This rule would update the locations for seven safety zones, add three new safety zones, increase the safety zone radius of six existing fireworks events, and modify the format of the regulation to list the annual events and corresponding safety zones in table form. These proposed amendments would protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events and improve the clarity and readability of the regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CT
Document Number: 2018-03470
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0 at Greenwich, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to repair the superstructure and replace timber ties. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Banana River, Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-03347
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, at Indian Harbour Beach, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to open for vessels at specific times.
2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2018-03273
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Special Local Regulation; Pamlico River, Washington, NC
Document Number: 2018-03268
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the navigable waters of the Pamlico River near Washington, North Carolina. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Pamlico River during a high-speed boat race. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the regulated area to protect participants, spectators, and property from the hazards posed by high-speed boat races. Entry of vessels or persons into this special local regulation is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2018-03267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River while a vessel prepares for and actively off-loads two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the North Carolina State Port Authority in Wilmington, North Carolina. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with off- loading the two gantry cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative. This proposed rule is a follow-up action to a proposed rule that can be found in docket number USCG-2017-0965. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FL
Document Number: 2018-03239
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 500 yards of the construction of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge in Pensacola, FL. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by work performed during the construction of the new bridge located across the Pensacola Bay. This rulemaking restricts speed to an idle speed or slowest safe speed for all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-03228
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 500 yard radius of the Kokosing Cable Lay Barge on the Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Beach, FL. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during a power cable laying project taking place on the waterway. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Delaware River, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2018-03217
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River, and Schuylkill River, for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIP) who arrive or depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. This permanent rule will allow for the expedited enforcement of the security zone when short notice is received by the Coast Guard regarding such travel arrangements. The security zone will be enforced only during times of a protected VIP transit to or from the airport and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. Only vessels or people specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or designated representative, may enter or remain in the regulated area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ
Document Number: 2018-03178
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017, and was initially reopened for comments on December 6, 2017. Reopening the comment period will allow the public to provide input on the proposed change to the regulation governing the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hampton River, Hampton, NH
Document Number: 2018-03177
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR1A Bridge across the Hampton River, mile 0.0, at Hampton, NH. The deviation is necessary to allow the replacement of couplers on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NY
Document Number: 2018-03175
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Hempstead, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate an annual fireworks display and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for three hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Newark, NJ
Document Number: 2018-03172
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may remain in the closed-to-navigation position and is necessary to facilitate structural steel repairs at the lift span.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-02943
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
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 meetings will be open to the public.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-02924
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its Working Groups will meet to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-02696
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to the shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Safety Zone; Navy Underwater Detonation (UNDET) Exercise, Apra Outer Harbor, GU
Document Number: 2018-02648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish two recurring safety zones for navigable waters of Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, Guam. The safety zones will encompass sites designated for U.S. Navy underwater detonation (UNDET) exercises. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone regulation is necessary to protect the public and exercise participants within the affected area from possible safety hazards associated with these exercises. These safety zones will impact a small designated area of navigable waters in Apra Harbor and Piti during periods of times, many of which are of short duration, on days requested by the Navy for UNDET exercises. With the exception of exercise participants, entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
List of Vessels Prohibited From Entering or Operating Within the Navigable Waters of the United States, Pursuant to the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, as Amended by the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act
Document Number: 2018-02536
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document announces the availability of a list of vessels that are generally prohibited from entering the navigable waters of the United States or transferring cargo in the United States. The list, which is developed by the Department of State, will be publicly available on the Coast Guard National Vessel Movement Center (NVMC) website at www.nvmc.uscg.gov/CAATSA.aspx and will be updated periodically on the website. The Ports and Waterways Safety Act, as amended by the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) generally prohibits the entry of vessels on this list, and generally prohibits the entry of vessels registered to a Flag State that retains in its registry a vessel identified on this list 180 days after the most recent publication. The CAATSA amendment also generally prohibits such vessels from transferring cargo in any port or place under the jurisdiction of the United States.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-02510
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in Houston, TX, to discuss committee matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. These meetings will be open to the public.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern California
Document Number: 2018-02503
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard requests public comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay. In order to mitigate potential hazards and provide transparent communication with all mariners during hazardous weather conditions, this proposed RNA regulation would provide predictable protocols to mariners for potential restriction to traffic and conditions that prohibit vessels from entering a specified area surrounding each bar during hazardous weather conditions unless authorized by Commander, District Eleven or a designated representative. We seek your comments on what you believe to be the potential benefit or possible negative impact if we were to establish RNAs at these harbor entrances. We welcome all suggestions, ideas, and solutions for maintaining mariner and vessel safety during adverse weather and sea conditions at these harbor entrances.
Special Local Regulation; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2018-02425
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-07
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 24, 2018, 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 Sector 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 Sector Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Ohio Street Beach Swim Course, Lake Michigan, Chicago Harbor, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-02322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on Lake Michigan in Chicago Harbor, near the Ohio Street Beach in Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after large scale swim events that occur throughout each calendar year. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Security Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2018-02282
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to prevent waterside threats before, during, and after an event held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD, during February 7-9, 2018. This rule prohibits vessels and persons from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Black Warrior River; Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2018-02159
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-05
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 339.0 to mile marker 341.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The special local regulation is needed to protect the persons participating in the NCAA Collegiate Rowing Competition marine event. Entry into, transiting through, or exiting from this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile, or a designated representative.
Anchorage Grounds; Saint Lawrence Seaway, Cape Vincent, New York
Document Number: 2018-02114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish at the request of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, two separate anchorage grounds, Carleton Island Anchorage and Tibbetts Point Anchorage, near Cape Vincent, New York. The Federal Anchorage Ground designations will enable a pilot to disembark a safely anchored vessel which will help reduce pilot fatigue, increase pilot availability, and reduce costs incurred by vessels transiting the Seaway. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2018-02096
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2018-02095
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2018-02094
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Anacostia River, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2018-02082
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge across the Anacostia River, mile 1.2, at Washington, DC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the construction and replacement of the existing Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge with a fixed bridge on an alignment 18 feet south of the existing bridge. The current Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will be removed in its entirety. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during construction.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, Margate City, NJ
Document Number: 2018-01981
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge which carries Margate Boulevard across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, mile 74.0, at Margate City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL
Document Number: 2018-01913
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridges across the Canaveral Barge Canal, mile 5.5, at Port Canaveral, Florida. This modification is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of roadways while passengers are transiting to and from the cruise ship terminals. Since the arrival of additional cruise ships to the Port of Canaveral, traffic back-ups have been caused by the on demand drawbridge openings. This modification allows the bridges to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays and Sundays.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0120
Document Number: 2018-01779
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0120, U.S. Coast Guard Non-appropriated Fund Employment Application. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0121
Document Number: 2018-01778
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information without change: 1625-0121, United States Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission Program Application and Supplemental Forms. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: 2018-01745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the navigational and operational restrictions of the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Romeoville, Illinois and remove the redundant Safety Zone currently in place. The purpose of this amendment is to improve safety and clarify regulations for vessels transiting the navigable waters located adjacent to and over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Aquatic Nuisance Species electric dispersal barrier system (EDBS).
Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-01742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, east of Miami Beach, FL beginning at Government Cut Inlet, for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the general public, spectators, vessels, and marine environment from potential hazards during aerobatic maneuvers by high-speed, low-flying airplanes and high speed vessels performing during the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and non- participant vessels from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0020
Document Number: 2018-01730
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0020, Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-01703
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to make adjustments to new equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to operate the double bascule span one side at a time, single leaf.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2018-01634
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Route 160 Drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, near Rio Vista, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position while the bridge owner conducts emergency repairs.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-01631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River above Head of Passes between Mile Marker (MM) 95.0 and MM 96.0. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display on April 14, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-01616
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 95.6 and MM 96.6 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display on February 3, 2018. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes and Regional Sub-Committee Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-01606
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes, and the four regional sub-committees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, and Eastern New York Region submit their applications for membership to the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), Buffalo. The Committee assists the FMSC, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2018-01605
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Peck Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, Connecticut. The owner of the Bridge, Metro-North Railroad, submitted a request that vessels seeking an opening of the draw provide a minimum of four hours advance notice. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while satisfying the reasonable needs of navigation.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463)
Document Number: 2018-01596
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) was issued for M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463). We are issuing this notice because it is required by statute. The M/V NORDLAND II is a vessel of special purpose that, with respect to the position of the lighting, it is not possible to comply fully with the requirements of the 72 COLREGS, without interfering with the normal operation, construction, or design of the vessel. The issuance of the certificate of alternate compliance promotes maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, Mission Creek, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2018-01556
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Bridge, across China Basin, Mission Creek, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, California. The bridge owner, the City of San Francisco, submitted a request to secure the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position for 18 months in order to conduct critical mechanical and structural rehabilitation of the bridge. The temporary change to the regulations is expected to meet the reasonable needs of navigation on the waterway.
Special Local Regulation; Gasparilla Marine Parade; Hillsborough Bay; Tampa, FL
Document Number: 2018-01564
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the 2018 Gasparilla Marine Parade on the waters of Hillsborough Bay in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida. This event is expected to attract over 600 spectator craft along the parade route, with approximately 18 vessels participating in the official flotilla. This regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of public, the official flotilla, and spectator vessels before, during, and after the conclusion of the parade.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0040
Document Number: 2018-01448
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0040, Application for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), Application for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate, Applications for Merchant Mariner Medical Certificate for Entry Level Ratings, Small Vessel Sea Service Form, DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form, Disclosure Statement for Narcotics, DWI/DUI, and/or Other Convictions, Merchant Mariner Medical Certificates, Recognition of Foreign Certificate. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.