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Security Zone; Limetree Bay Terminals, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2020-01225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify the name and location of an existing security zone in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This proposed rule would adjust the coordinates of the security zone and update the facility name from HOVENSA Refinery to Limetree Bay Terminals. The proposed rule would continue to prohibit persons and vessels from entering the security zone, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of Limetree Bay Terminals in St. Croix, USVI. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mobile River, Hurricane, AL
Document Number: 2020-00339
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Transportation Railroad vertical lift bridge across Mobile River, mile 13.3 near Hurricane, Alabama. This deviation is needed to collect and analyze information on vessel traffic when the bridge tender is moved to a geographically remote centralized control point located in Mobile, AL. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public about the impact to vessel traffic generated by this change.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Sara, Saraland, AL
Document Number: 2020-00292
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Transportation Railroad swing bridge across Bayou Sara, mile 0.1 near Saraland, Alabama. This deviation is needed to collect and analyze information on vessel traffic when the bridge tender is moved to a geographically remote centralized control point located in Mobile, AL. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public about the impact to vessel traffic generated by this change.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2020-00115
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the New River, mile 2.5, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine if the proposed operating schedule changes will meet the reasonable needs of maritime traffic and railway traffic. This deviation will allow the drawbridge to operate a more predictable schedule.
Safety Zone; Morro Bay Harbor Entrance; Morro Bay, California
Document Number: 2020-00375
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Morro Bay Harbor Entrance. This temporary safety zone is being established to reduce significant hazards subject to the vessels, the harbor, and the public during periods of poor weather conditions. Entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Los Angeles-Long Beach, or her designated representative.
Safety Zone; Neches River, Beaumont, TX
Document Number: 2020-00299
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the duration of a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Neches River extending 500- feet on either side of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge that crosses the Neches River in Beaumont, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect the bridge as well as persons and property on or near the bridge from potential damage from passing vessels until missing and/or damaged fendering systems are repaired or replaced. Entry of certain vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Owensboro, KY
Document Number: 2020-00298
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 756.4 to MM 757.4 in Owensboro, KY. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry into, transiting through or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2020-00198
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area for certain waters of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters due to the high volume of vessels navigating the area. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting more than 100 feet from any river bank in the regulated navigation area unless authorized in order to reduce vessel congestion and provide for safe passage of transiting vessels in the center of the rivers. It will also prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting in any manner that impedes the safe passage of another vessel to any launching ramp, marine, or fleeting area unless authorized.
National Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Initial Solicitation for Members
Document Number: 2020-00354
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is requesting applications from persons interested in serving as a member of the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (``Committee''). This recently established Committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation, coastal waterway navigation, and towing safety. Please read this notice for a description of the 18 Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
Document Number: 2020-00330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise existing regulations and consolidate into one table special local regulations for recurring marine events at various locations within the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port (COTP) St. Petersburg Zone. Consolidating marine events into one table simplifies Coast Guard oversight and public notification of special local regulations within COTP St. Petersburg Zone. The Coast Guard invites your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Waterway Training Areas, Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region Zone
Document Number: 2020-00280
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing four safety zones for certain waters of the Patapsco River, Chesapeake Bay, and Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters at Baltimore Harbor Anchorage No. 5, between Belvidere Shoal and Kent Island, MD, between Point Lookout, MD, and St. George Island, MD, and between Possum Point, VA, and Cockpit Point, VA, during non-lethal signaling and warning device training conducted from on board U.S. Coast Guard vessels. This regulation 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.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Marine Events Update
Document Number: 2020-00143
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating the listing of annual and recurring marine events that take place within the Eighth Coast Guard District in the Sector Upper Mississippi River area of responsibility, as well as making technical corrections.
Extension of Comment Period for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast
Document Number: 2020-00279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast. The comment period is extended until June 30, 2020.
Special Local Regulation; Hanohano Ocean Challenge, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2019-28387
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Hanohano Ocean Challenge special local regulations on the waters of Mission Bay, California on January 25, 2020. 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.
BNSF Railway Bridge Across the Missouri River at Bismarck, North Dakota; Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-00053
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and the regulations implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Coast Guard announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of replacing the existing BNSF bridge across the Missouri River at Bismarck, ND, or constructing a bridge adjacent to the existing bridge. CEQ regulations require an early and open process for determining the scope of issues that the Coast Guard needs to address in an EIS (``scoping''). Scoping determines which issues to analyze in depth in the EIS and eliminates from detailed study the issues that are not significant or were covered in prior environmental reviews. This document invites the participation of affected federal, state, and local agencies, any affected Indian tribes and other interested persons in determining the appropriate issues for EIS analysis for this project.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Shipboard Information Technology Network Optimization
Document Number: 2020-00033
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with several companies to evaluate the suitability of implementing Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization technology in a shipboard environment. The CRADA will explore WAN optimization technologies and how they can be implemented for shipboard use under a variety of scenarios. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with SWISH DATA CORPORATION (SWISH), we are soliciting public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. 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.
Security Zone; Cooper River; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2019-28388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone on certain navigable waters of the Cooper River within a 500-yard radius of the South Carolina State Port Authority Cruise Ship Terminal in Charleston, SC during a visit by the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. This action is necessary to protect personnel from potential hazards and security risk associated with the Commandant's speaking engagement. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Sacramento New Years Eve Fireworks Display, Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2019-28191
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Sacramento River near River Walk Park and the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA in support of the Sacramento New Years Eve Fireworks Display on December 31, 2019. These safety zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Vidalia, LA
Document Number: 2019-28190
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between Mile Marker (MM) 364.5 and MM 365.5, upriver of the Bienville Trace Scenic Byway/ US-425 Bridge in Vidalia, LA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment during a fireworks display. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone: Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project, Hudson River; South Nyack and Tarrytown, NY
Document Number: 2019-28115
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary regulated navigation areas and a safety zone for the navigable waters of the Hudson River, NY, surrounding the Tappan Zee Bridge from January 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020. This rule will prohibit all persons and vessel traffic from the safety zone and enforce speed and wake restrictions for the Eastern and Western regulated navigation areas unless exceptions are authorized by the First District Commander or a designated representative. These regulated navigation areas and safety zone continue to be necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards during the removal of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge and construction of a new bridge.
Security Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2019-28113
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone. This security zone is necessary to provide security and protection for visiting personnel during the events related to the College Football Playoff game. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Thea Foss, Middle Waterway, and Wheeler-Osgood Waterways EPA Superfund Cleanup Site, Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2019-27980
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for Commencement Bay to establish a permanent regulated navigation area within the Middle Waterway. This action is necessary to protect sediment cap areas in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Commencement Bay Nearshore-Tideflats Superfund Cleanup Site within the Middle Waterway. This RNA would prohibit certain activities that could disrupt the integrity of the engineered sediment caps placed within the Middle Waterway.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 229.5 to 230.5 Baton Rouge, LA
Document Number: 2019-27961
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near Baton Rouge, LA, during a New Year's Eve fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans.
Safety Zone; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2019-27958
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95 above Head of Passes, Lower Mississippi River, LA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on January 11, 2020. 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2019-27985
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent regulated navigation area for certain waters of Lake Washington. The regulated navigation area is intended to protect personnel and vessels from potential hazards created by excessive vessel wake prior to and following high traffic Seafair events.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2020
Document Number: 2019-27896
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2020 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Application for Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2019-27772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the recertification of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) for March 2, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), the Coast Guard may certify the PWSRCAC on an annual basis. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound program established by the statute. The Coast Guard may certify an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of the PWSRCAC. The current certification for the PWSRCAC will expire March 1, 2020.
Safety Zone; Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2019-27706
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie zone in Mackinac City, MI. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the public and private contractors from potential hazards associated with remotely operated underwater vehicle operations in the Straits of Mackinac. During the effective dates of the rule, vessels will not be able to operate in certain U.S. navigable waters in the Straits of Mackinac within 500 yards of the Tug Nancy Anne and Deck Barge MM-142 without authorization from the Captain of the Port.
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: 2019-27625
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
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 on all waters of the Main Branch of the Chicago River 600 feet west of the N Orleans Street Bridge and 1000 feet east of the N Columbus Street Bridge. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: 2019-27272
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the S156 Bridge across the Niantic River, mile 0.1 at Niantic, CT. The bridge owner, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, submitted a request to allow six hours notice for night time transits during the months of November and April due to infrequent bridge openings. This final rule will approve the request and align the regulations for the S156 Bridge with other Connecticut Department of Transportation Bridges.
Special Local Regulation; St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island
Document Number: 2019-27526
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for the St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade marine event. The special local regulation is for certain navigable waters of Crown Bay, Haulover Cay, and St. Thomas Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and public during the event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Port Valdez, Valdez, AK
Document Number: 2019-27444
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters, from the surface to seabed, within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks launching point located at Sea Otter Park in position 61[deg]07'22'' North and 146[deg]21'13'' West in the vicinity of the mouth of the Small Boat Harbor, Port of Valdez, Alaska, to limit access for the duration of the New Year's fireworks display. The purpose of the safety zone is to ensure the safety of mariners and vessels during the fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Illinois River, Mile Markers 91.5 and 28.3 (Frederick Light LLNR 7585 and Hurricane Island Upper Day Beacon LLNR 7980)
Document Number: 2019-27413
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within one-tenth of a mile up and down river of Mile Marker (MM) 91.5 and Mile Marker (MM) 28.3 on the Illinois River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by diving operations for salvage work. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Pearl, IL
Document Number: 2019-27176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify operations for the Kansas City Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Illinois Waterway at Mile 43.2 near Pearl, Illinois by designating it as a remotely operated drawbridge. This proposed action is intended to maintain navigational safety while increasing operational efficiency of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Drawbridge. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2019-27355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge (US 74/SR 133), across the Northeast Cape Fear River, at mile 1.0, at Wilmington, North Carolina. This proposed temporary modification will allow the drawbridge to be maintained in the closed position and is necessary to accommodate bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2019-27271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify the operating schedules that govern the Route 1 & 9 Bridge, mile 1.8, and Route 7 Bridge, mile 3.1, both crossing the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, NJ. The bridge owner, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), submitted a request to allow two hours advance notice for nighttime transits due to infrequent bridge openings. This proposed rule would align the advance notice requirement for the PATH Bridge at mile 3.0.
Security Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2019-27353
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for all navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of berth four at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego, CA during the offload of narcotics from a military vessel. The security zone is needed to protect the military vessel and vessel's personnel. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego.
Temporary Safety Zone for Explosive Dredging; Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan, AK
Document Number: 2019-27195
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Tongass Narrows. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on all navigable waters of the Tongass Narrows, from shoreline to shoreline, within a 500-yard radius of the Pinnacle Rock before, during, and after the scheduled operation between December 16, 2019 and January 31, 2020. This temporary final rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Big Foot Tension Leg Platform, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2019-27175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent safety zone around the Big Foot Tension Leg Platform (TLP), located in Walker Ridge 29 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this proposed rule is to protect the facility from any dangers associated with vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing service to or working with the facility. Placing a permanent safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, security breaches, oil spills, releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Isle of Wight Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2019-27153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters in Isle of Wight Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of personnel and vessels at and immediately adjacent to the Harry W. Kelley Memorial (US-50) Bridge during submarine electrical cable replacement operations which will occur from January 27, 2020, through February 3, 2020, daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port MarylandNational Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2019-27105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to revise an existing moving safety zone for San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The proposed revisions would expand the existing moving safety zone to include an adjacent berthing; add a 50-yard radius around moored liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas carriers; and update terminal names. This action would continue to prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of San Juan Harbor. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Isabel Holmes Bridge, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2019-27063
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River at the Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington, North Carolina. These temporary safety zones are intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River from December 15, 2019, through February 15, 2020, while work crews repair the bridge and replace power cables crossing under the river. This rule prohibits vessels or persons from being in the safety zones unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-NEW
Document Number: 2019-26997
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
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 the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, Merchant Mariner CredentialingJob Task Analysis. Our ICR describe 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.
Board for Correction of Military Records; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2019-26996
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Board for Correction of Military Records of the Coast Guard (BCMR) is updating its mailing address in the Code of Federal Regulations. On April 29, 2019 the BCMR moved from 245 Murray Lane, Washington, DC 20528 to 2707 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20528. This rule only updates the BCMR's mailing address for submitting an application for correction of a Coast Guard record and does not create or change any substantive requirements.
Special Local Regulations; Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2019-26822
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats on December 14, 2019. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Temporary Change for Recurring Marine Event in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2019-26584
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period of a special local regulation for a recurring marine event in the Seventh Coast Guard District and adding a temporary safety zone for this event. These regulations apply to the St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade and Fireworks Display in the vicinity of Protestant Cay in St. Croix, USVI, which will take place this year on December 14, 2019. The temporary special local regulation and temporary safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the boat parade and fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Brookport, IL
Document Number: 2019-26472
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of the Ohio River in Brookport, IL. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the demolition of Lock and Dam 52 involving explosives. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2019-26471
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Penn's Landing, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA, safety zone from 5:45 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. on December 31, 2019, and from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2019, through 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020. This is to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks displays. Our regulation for safety zones of fireworks displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the area for this event at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. During the enforcement periods vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or on scene designated Coast Guard patrol personnel.
Safety Zone; Electrical Cable Installation, Menominee River, Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2019-26301
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within 100 yards of a work site pulling new overhead electrical cables along a line crossing the Menominee River in Menominee, MI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of overhead electrical cables across the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan (COTP).
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0118
Document Number: 2019-26109
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
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: 1625-0118, Various International Agreement Certificates and Documents; without change. Our ICR describe 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.