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Special Local Regulation, Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: 2022-06671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River, extending the entire width of the river, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. The special local regulation is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high-speed boat race competition in Orange, TX. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum Test Area, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: 2022-06657
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a 4,000-yard oval radius off the Stan Sayres Memorial Hydroplane Pits downward to the Adams Street Boat Ramp on Lake Washington. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards in the vicinity of the Stan Sayres Memorial Park and Boat Launch and Adams Street Boat Ramp associated with test trials of a hydroplane race boat. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Swansboro, NC
Document Number: 2022-06715
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) and Queen Creek near Swansboro, Onslow County, NC. The safety zone is necessary to enhance the safety of mariners and participants during a mass-rescue training exercise. 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.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2022-06394
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is issuing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season. This rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. In addition, this rule will make a policy change to round up in the staffing model. The Coast Guard is also making methodology changes to factor in an apprentice pilot's compensation benchmark for the estimated number of apprentice pilots. The Coast Guard estimates that this rule will result in a 7-percent increase in pilotage operating costs compared to the 2021 season.
Safety Zone; Recurring Safety Zone in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone
Document Number: 2022-06488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend its recurring safety zone regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update two safety zone locations and dates. This proposed amendment action is necessary to provide for the safety of life associated with annual marine events and firework displays on these navigable waters near Mackinaw City, MI, and Mackinac Island, MI. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth-Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks
Document Number: 2022-06522
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks in Houghton, MI from 9:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. This action is necessary to protect participants and spectators during the Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or their designated on-scene representative.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
Document Number: 2022-06492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise existing regulations by removing an event that no longer takes place, and by updating the location of an existing event in the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port (COTP) St. Petersburg Zone. The Coast Guard invites your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Electronic Chart and Navigational Equipment Carriage Requirements
Document Number: 2022-06416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks public input regarding the modification of the chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) outlines the Coast Guard's broad strategy to revise its CFR chart and navigational equipment carriage requirements to implement statutory electronic-chart-use provisions for commercial U.S.-flagged vessels and certain foreign-flagged vessels operating in the waters of the United States. This ANPRM is necessary to obtain additional information from the public before issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking. It will allow us to verify the extent of the requirements for the rule, such as how widely electronic charts currently are used, which types of vessels are using them, the appropriate equipment requirements for different vessel classes, and where the vessels operate, and will thereby allow us to tailor electronic chart requirements to vessel class and location.
Safety Zone; Blue Angels at Kaneohe Bay Air Show; Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2022-06455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone while the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Squadron conducts aerobatic performances over Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., August 12-14, 2022. This safety zone is necessary to protect watercraft and the general public from hazards associated with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aircraft low flying, high powered jet aerobatics over open waters. Vessels desiring to transit through the zone can request permission by contacting the Honolulu Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Seventh Coast Guard District, Blessing of the Fleet-St. Augustine
Document Number: 2022-06431
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Blessing of the FleetSt. Augustine on April 10, 2022, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in St. Augustine, FL. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Special Local Regulations; Seventh Coast Guard District, Mug Race
Document Number: 2022-06430
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the Mug Race on May 7, 2022, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event on the St Johns River from Palatka, FL, to Jacksonville, FL. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Technology for Coast Guard (CG) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations
Document Number: 2022-06352
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with companies to evaluate a detect and avoid (DAA) system to determine its potential use in a maritime environment to enable the Coast Guard to safely fly small UAS (SUAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). The Coast Guard will conduct flight testing and evaluations of SUAS DAA technology against CG mission scenarios. From our previous solicitations, the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with AeroVironment (AV) Inc. and solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Anchorage Grounds; Cape Fear River Approach, North Carolina
Document Number: 2022-06339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the anchorage regulations for Lockwoods Folly Inlet, NC, and adjacent navigable waters, by establishing a new offshore anchorage, relocating the existing explosives anchorage and amending the anchorage regulations. The purpose of this supplemental proposed rule is to improve navigation and public safety by accommodating recent and anticipated future growth in cargo vessel traffic and vessel size that call on Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point and the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina. We invite your comments on this supplemental proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; California Half Ironman Triathlon, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2022-06289
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the California Half Ironman Triathlon special local regulations on the waters of Oceanside, California on April 2, 2022. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2022-06288
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the 63rd Street Bridge, across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, FL. A request was made to place the drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to assist with alleviating vehicle congestion due to on demand drawbridge openings. This change extends the operating schedule to the weekend, so that openings on the hour and half-hour will be required every day of the week, except Federal Holidays.
Safety Zone for Pollution Responders; Neva Strait, Sitka, AK
Document Number: 2022-06453
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of oil spill recovery vessels in Neva Strait. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by pollution response efforts. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska.
Special Local Regulation; Fort Lauderdale Air Show, Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
Document Number: 2022-06301
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Special Local Regulation: Luminsea Offshore Powerboat Race; Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2022-06251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation (SLR) on certain navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, offshore of Miami Beach, FL, in connection with the Luminsea Offshore Powerboat Race. The race will include approximately 55 offshore powerboats, ranging from 30 to 50 feet in length. The SLR is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the high-speed powerboat race. The special local regulation establishes a race area where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels who are participating in the race, will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Final Policy Letter Describing Type-Approval Testing Methods for Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) That Render Organisms Nonviable in Ballast Water
Document Number: 2022-06201
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the final policy letter that describes type-approval testing methods, and the acceptance process for such methods, for ballast water management systems (BWMS) that render organisms nonviable in ballast water. At this time, the Coast Guard does not accept any type-approval testing methods for ballast water management systems that render organisms in ballast water nonviable (meaning ``permanently incapable of reproduction''). In consideration of public comments on the draft policy letter, this final policy letter establishes the mechanism for reviewing and integrating viability testing methods into the existing Coast Guard type-approval testing program. The Coast Guard invites submissions of viability testing methods in accordance with the policy letter at any time following publication. The Coast Guard will review any provided information responsive to the policy letter and enclosure. This final policy letter is subject to revision, in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency, contingent on any Coast Guard determination that a viability testing method is acceptable.
Safety Zone; Chesapeake Bay, Craighill Channel, MD
Document Number: 2022-06230
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the duration of a temporary safety zone on certain navigable waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons and the marine environment from the potential safety hazards associated with the damage assessment and salvage of the grounded freight ship EVER FORWARD, through 9 p.m. on April 13, 2022. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware
Document Number: 2022-06228
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the completion of the Port Access Route Study for the Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware. The study examined existing shipping routes and waterway uses, to include the potential for offshore energy development, in the study area to evaluate the need for establishing or changing existing vessel routing measures. This notice summarizes the study's recommendation.
Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of North Carolina Including Offshore Approaches to the Cape Fear River and Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina
Document Number: 2022-06235
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On March 18, 2020, the Coast Guard published a notice of study and request for comments announcing a Port Access Route Study (PARS) for the Seacoast of North Carolina Including Offshore Approaches to the Cape Fear River and Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. This notice announces the availability of a draft report for public review and comment. We seek your comments on the content, proposed routing measures, and development of the report. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemakings or appropriate international agreements.
Safety Zone; March Madness Fireworks Display, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2022-06054
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone for a fireworks display located on the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 to 95.5. This action is needed to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waterways during the event. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Captain of the Port or designated representative.
Anchorage Grounds; Atlantic Ocean, Delaware
Document Number: 2022-05806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the anchorage regulations for the Delaware Bay and River, and adjacent waters, by establishing two new, offshore deep-water anchorages. The purpose of this proposed rule is to improve navigation safety by accommodating recent and anticipated future growth in vessel size and volume of vessel traffic entering the Delaware Bay and River, and to preserve areas traditionally used or needed for anchoring. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Graduate Boat Parade, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Document Number: 2022-06012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Sturgeon Bay, WI. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the boat parade for the Graduates of Sturgeon Bay High School on May 28, 2022. This proposed rulemaking would restrict usage by persons and vessels within the safety zone. At no time during the effective period may non-parade vessels transit the waters of Sturgeon Bay between the Highway 42 Bridge and Michigan Street Bridge. These restrictions would apply to all vessels during the effective period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; Cooper River Bridge Run, Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2022-05779
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on certain waters of the Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Charleston, South Carolina, during the Cooper River Bridge Run. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2022-05693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend its safety zones established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. This Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) addresses a minor revision to the listing of events that informs the public of regularly scheduled fireworks displays that require additional safety measures provided by regulations. Through this proposed final rule, the current list of recurring marine events requiring safety zones would be updated with two additional events that take place in the Sector Virginia area of responsibility. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Waterways Commerce Cutter Acquisition Program
Document Number: 2022-05703
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program's acquisition and operation of a planned 30 WCCs. In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations, the Final PEIS analyzes the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts, and identifies related mitigation measures, associated with acquisition and operation of a planned 30 WCCs to replace the capabilities of the existing inland tender fleet (Proposed Action).
Special Local Regulation; Sail Grand Prix 2021 Race Event; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2022-05621
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, CA, in support of the San Francisco Sail Grand Prix 2021 race periods on March 24, 2022, through March 27, 2022. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters and to ensure the safety of mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with high-speed sailing activities associate with the Sail Grand Prix 2021 race event. This rulemaking would temporarily prohibit persons and vessels from entering into, transiting through, anchoring, blocking, or loitering within the event area adjacent to the city of San Francisco waterfront near the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; 2022 Horsepower on the Hudson, Hudson River, Castleton, NY
Document Number: 2022-05545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish temporary special local regulations on certain waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Castleton-on-the-Hudson, New York, in support of the Horsepower on the Hudson event on August 8, 2022. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, participant vessels, spectators, and mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with vessels operating at high-speeds during the Horsepower on the Hudson event. This proposed rulemaking would allow the Coast Guard to enforce vessel movements within three regulated areas and temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Hudson River between Hudson River Lighted Buoy 202 (LLNR 38905) to Hudson River Light 204 (LLNR 38910). We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Annual Fireworks Displays and Other Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District Requiring Safety Zones
Document Number: 2022-05376
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Riverfest fireworks display on the Neches River in Port Neches, TX, from 8:30 p.m. through 10 p.m. on April 30, 2022 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for fireworks displays and other events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Port Neches, TX. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations; Annual Marine Events Within the Eighth Coast Guard District; Riverfest Power Boat Races
Document Number: 2022-05375
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce will enforce special local regulation for the Riverfest boat races on the Neches River in Port Neches, TX, from April 29, 2022, through May 1, 2022, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Port Neches, TX. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Nanticoke River, Sharptown, MD
Document Number: 2022-05258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Nanticoke River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Sharptown, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on May 13, 2022, May 14, 2022, and May 15, 2022. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0117
Document Number: 2022-05131
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) 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: 1625-0117, Towing Vessels; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0122
Document Number: 2022-05129
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) 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: 1625-0122, Cargo Securing Manuals; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Temporary Safety Zone; Tugs Champion, Valerie B, Nancy Anne and Barges Kokosing I, Kokosing III, Kokosing IV Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2022-05235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable water within a 500-yard radius of several tugs and barges in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards created by the work, survey, and inspection conducted within the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or their designated representative. Due to the lengthy duration of this safety zone, the Coast Guard is accepting and reviewing public comments until March 31, 2022. While this document is effective beginning April 15, 2022, the Coast Guard reserves the right to modify the safety zone if an issue is raised by the public comments that requires such a modification. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0099
Document Number: 2022-05078
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) 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: 1625-0099, Requirements for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Compressed Natural Gas as Cooking Fuel on Passenger Vessels; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0096
Document Number: 2022-05079
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) 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: 1625-0096, Report of Oil or Hazardous Substance Discharge; and Report of Suspicious Maritime Activity; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0101
Document Number: 2022-05076
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) 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: 1625-0101, Periodic Gauging and Engineering Analyses for Certain Tank Vessels Over 30 Years Old; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulation; Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run, Charlevoix, MI
Document Number: 2022-04949
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Annual Boyne Thunder Poker Run special local regulation on Round Lake and Pine River Channel, Charlevoix, MI on July 9, 2022. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after this event. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone are prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Spirit Lake Dredging
Document Number: 2022-04905
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the USX Superfund Site Safety Zones: St. Louis River, and this notice of enforcement serves as a reminder to mariners this is still an enforced safety zone under Coast Guard regulations. Our regulation for safety zones within the Ninth Coast Guard District identifies this area as a regulated area within Spirit Lake Duluth, MN.
Security Zone, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2022-04904
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone for certain waters of the Delaware River. This action is necessary to provide protection of Very Important Persons (VIPs) while attending the Democratic National Caucus (DNC) on the Delaware River in the vicinity of Penns Landing located in Philadelphia, PA. This security zone will be enforced intermittently and only for the protection of VIPs when in the area and will restrict vessel traffic while the zones are being enforced. This security zone would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
Security Zones; Christina River, Wilmington, DE; Darby Creek and Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2022-04900
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary security zones for certain navigable waters of the Christina and Schuylkill Rivers and Darby Creek. The security zones are needed to safeguard persons, including those under the protection of the United States Capitol Police (USCP), and property from terrorist acts or incidents and to prevent terrorist acts or incidents while travelling across navigable waters between Wilmington, DE, and Philadelphia, PA. These security zones will be enforced only for the protection of those persons when in the area and will restrict vessel traffic while the zones are being enforced. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC) for Prince William Sound, AK
Document Number: 2022-04847
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Prince William Sound Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC) submit their applications for membership to the Captain of the Port Prince William Sound.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tchefuncta River
Document Number: 2022-04860
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the State Route 22 (SR 22) drawbridge across the Tchefuncta River mile 2.5, Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This action is necessary to relieve vehicular traffic congestion along SR 22 near Madisonville, LA during peak traffic periods on weekdays.
National Boating Safety Advisory Committee; March 2022 Meeting
Document Number: 2022-04854
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) and its Subcommittees will meet in Annapolis, MD to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. The meeting will be open to the public via a virtual platform. There is also limited in-person access.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2022-04780
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL, on all waters of the Chicago River (Main Branch) between the N Columbus Drive Bridge and the Franklin-Orleans Street Bridge for the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade Dyeing of the River. This action is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the event. During the enforcement period listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2022-04703
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) in the navigable waters of Lake Havasu, Arizona during the Lake Havasu Triathlon marine event. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway during the event, which will be held on March 19, 2022. This special local regulation will temporarily prohibit persons and vessels from entering into, transiting through, anchoring, blocking, or loitering within the event area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego or a designated representative.
Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2022-04636
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the recertification of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under an alternative composition, other than prescribed, the Prince William Sound Program established by the Oil Terminal and Oil Tanker Environmental Oversight and Monitoring Act of 1990.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0071
Document Number: 2022-04578
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) 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: 1625-0071, Recreational Boat Potential Safety Defect Report; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.