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Issuance of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 105-4; Cyber Risk Management Actions for Ship-to-Shore Cranes Manufactured by People's Republic of China Companies
Document Number: 2024-03822
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 105-4, which provides cyber risk management actions for owners or operators of ship-to-shore (STS) cranes manufactured by People's Republic of China (PRC) companies (PRC- manufactured STS cranes). The directive contains security-sensitive information and, therefore, cannot be made available to the general public. Owners or operators of PRC-manufactured STS cranes should immediately contact their local Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) or District Commander for a copy of MARSEC Directive 105-4.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Eleventh Coast Guard District-Mark Hahn Memorial 300 Mile PWC Endurance Race
Document Number: 2024-03756
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Mark Hahn Memorial 300 Mile Personal Watercraft (PWC) Endurance Race special local regulation on the waters of Lake Havasu, Arizona from February 23 through February 25, 2024. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Nassau County, NY
Document Number: 2024-03462
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, across Sloop Channel, Nassau County, NY. The bridge owner, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), submitted a request to operate the bridge under single leaf openings to perform bridge deck replacement.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Creek, Nassau County, NY
Document Number: 2024-03463
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Loop Parkway Bridge across Long Creek, mile 0.7, Nassau County, NY. The bridge owner, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), submitted a request to operate the bridge under single leaf openings to perform bridge deck replacement.
Cybersecurity in the Marine Transportation System
Document Number: 2024-03075
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update its maritime security regulations by adding regulations specifically focused on establishing minimum cybersecurity requirements for U.S.-flagged vessels, Outer Continental Shelf facilities, and U.S. facilities subject to the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 regulations. This proposed rule would help to address current and emerging cybersecurity threats in the marine transportation system. We seek your comments on this proposed rule and whether we should: use and define the term reportable cyber incident to limit cyber incidents that trigger reporting requirements, use alternative methods of reporting such incidents, and amend the definition of hazardous condition.
Safety Zone, Installation Area for Offshore Wind Power Transmission Export Cables, Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Document Number: 2024-03590
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within 550-yards of a near shore construction site near the State Military Reservation, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The safety zone will protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by subsurface construction. Operations are planned to bore tunnels to carry electric transmission lines below the Atlantic Ocean. When the M/V RAM XII or the M/V RAM XV are present, entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Virgina or a designated representative.
New Merchant Mariner Credential
Document Number: 2024-03568
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a new style of Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) for review. The new style of MMC is replacing the current passport-style MMC. The new MMC will be implemented on March 1, 2024. Issuance of the passport-style MMC will be discontinued on the same date. Passport-style MMCs will remain valid through their expiration date. The Coast Guard has included an example of the new MMC in this docket for review. The Coast Guard will continue to produce mariner medical certificates in their current format.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Atlantic Beach, NY
Document Number: 2024-03455
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Atlantic Beach Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 0.4, at Atlantic Beach, NY. The bridge owner, Nassau County Bridge Authority, submitted a request on September 22, 2022 to modify the regulation to decrease the number of openings on signal from October through May. On November 16, 2023 Nassau County Bridge Authority sent an additional request to add a bridge tower call number and remove outdated language. It is expected that this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, AK
Document Number: 2024-03486
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The current Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) Valdez Terminal complex (Terminal) security zone encompasses a waterside portion and 2000 yards inland, which includes the shoreside portion of the terminal and adjacent land. The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the TAPS Terminal security zone to exclude the land portion from the security zone. The Coast Guard has never exercised any legal authority, nor has it enforced regulations within the inland portion of the security zone. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2024-03368
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting applications to fill three vacancies on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee). This Committee advises the Secretary of Homeland Security, via the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on matters relating to activities directly involved with, or in support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources, to the extent that such matters are within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0085
Document Number: 2024-03366
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-20
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: 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program; 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: 1625-0127
Document Number: 2024-03359
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-20
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: 1625-0127, Marine Transportation System Recovery; 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.
Safety Zone; Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TX
Document Number: 2024-03406
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters in the Laguna Madre. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a firework display launched from a stationary barge in the Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, Texas. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone or remaining in the zone when it is in effect is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Corpus Christi or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Potomac River and Anacostia River, and Adjacent Waters; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2024-03298
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a security zone along the Potomac River, the Anacostia River, and adjacent waters at Washington, DC, for activities associated with the U.S. President's State of the Union Address. The zone will be enforced on March 7, 2024, through the early morning hours of March 8, 2024. During the enforcement period, entry into, or remaining within the zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Emergency Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Bodega Bay, CA
Document Number: 2024-03369
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean near Bodega Bay, CA in support of pollution response operations for the vessel ALEUTIAN STORM from February 13, 2024, to February 19, 2024. Based on this information, this safety zone is necessary to protect vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with pollution response operations. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations
Document Number: 2024-03235
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through the establishing of a special local regulation. Through this rulemaking, the current list of recurring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0031
Document Number: 2024-02895
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-13
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: 1625-0031, Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering RegulationsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter J; without change. 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.
Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast; Geographic Information System Files
Document Number: 2024-02769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a proposed rule detailing the potential establishment of shipping safety fairways along the Atlantic coast. In order to help stakeholders visualize the proposed fairways, the Coast Guard is making geographic information system files available for public access.
Safety Zone; Biscayne Bay, Homestead, FL
Document Number: 2024-02703
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a safety zone for certain waters of the Biscayne Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Homestead, FL, during a recurring military exercises that would be enforced approximately 8-12 times per year. The exercises will include military aircraft and watercraft that may pose a danger to the public. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Miami or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Scattering; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2024-02701
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, off Treasure Island, CA in support of a fireworks display on February 10, 2024. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards caused by pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2024 Annual Review
Document Number: 2024-02410
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-09
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 pilotage rates for the 2024 shipping season. This rule adjusts the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. These changes, when combined, result in a 7-percent net increase in pilotage costs compared to the 2023 season.
Safety Zones; Delaware River Dredging, Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2024-02704
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the waters of the Delaware River, in portions of Marcus Hook Range and Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook Range. The safety zones temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while maintenance dredging is being conducted within the Delaware River. The safety zones are needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by dredging operations. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representatives.
Safety Zones in Reentry Sites; Jacksonville, Florida
Document Number: 2024-02404
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is activating three safety zones for the AXIOM-3 Commercial Crew mission reentry, vehicle splashdown, and recovery operations. These operations will occur in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Our regulation for safety zones in reentry sites within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated areas for this event. No U.S.-flagged vessel may enter the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative. Foreign-flagged vessels are encouraged to remain outside the safety zones.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Okeechobee Waterway, Stuart, FL
Document Number: 2024-02389
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge, across the Okeechobee Waterway (OWW), mile 7.41, at Stuart, Florida. This modification tests an alternate temporary deviation to determine if the updated mobile application and simplified drawbridge opening requirements are reliable and predictable and will meet the reasonable needs of navigation and competing modes of transportation given the increase in railway activity. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding this deviation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Okeechobee Waterway, Stuart, FL
Document Number: 2024-02187
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Roosevelt (US1) Bridge, across the Okeechobee Waterway, mile 7.5, at Stuart, FL. This action is necessary to allow the drawbridge to operate on demand, as outlined in the Record of Decision for the high-level fixed US1 Roosevelt Bridge which was constructed in 1997. Additionally, with the increase in railway activity on the adjacent railroad bridge, this modification will allow the drawbridges to operate in concert. The drawbridge name in the existing regulation is incorrect and will be changed in this Final Rule.
Safety Zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun Bay, Concord, CA
Document Number: 2024-02127
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in the navigable waters of Suisun Bay, off Concord, CA, in support of explosive handling operations at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA (MOTCO), on February 2, 2024, through February 9, 2024. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential explosion within the explosive arc. The safety zone is open to all persons and vessels for transitory use, but vessel operators desiring to anchor or otherwise loiter within the safety zone must obtain permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) San Francisco or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Jupiter, FL
Document Number: 2024-02084
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Indiantown Road Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 1006.2, at Jupiter, Florida. This action is necessary to alleviate vehicle traffic congestion on the Indiantown Road Bridge caused by the replacement of another nearby bridge. Once construction of the nearby bridge is complete, the Indiantown Road Drawbridge will return to normal scheduled operations.
Shipping Safety Fairways Environmental Impact Public Scoping Meetings
Document Number: 2024-02020
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announced a series of public meetings to solicit feedback on the potential environmental impact of shipping safety fairways along the Atlantic coast. The time of two of the meetings has been changed. This notice announces the new times for the Norfolk and virtual public meetings. The email address for the Coast Guard's point of contact with regard to the Atlantic coast fairways has also been updated.
Safety Zone; North Pacific Ocean, Dutch Harbor, AK
Document Number: 2024-01857
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the temporary safety zone for the M/V GENIUS STAR XI navigable waters from 1 nautical mile radius to a \1/2\ nautical mile radius. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fire onboard the M/V GENIUS STAR XI. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Western Alaska (COTP).
Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Document Number: 2024-01548
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 1,000-yard radius of the M/V HOS WARLAND, HOS INNOVATOR, and, or HOS MYSTIQUE. Operations are planned to relocate unexploded ordinance (UXO) in the Atlantic Ocean, within 12 miles of the shores of the State Military Reservation, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by these operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Virgina or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind-Commercial Wind Farm Project Area, Outer Continental Shelf, Lease OCS-A 0483, Offshore Virginia, Atlantic Ocean
Document Number: 2024-01546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish 179 temporary 500-meter safety zones around the construction of 176 wind turbine generators and three offshore substations in Federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf, east-northeast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. This action would protect life, property, and the environment during construction of their foundations and their subsequent installation, from May 1, 2024, to May 1, 2027. When subject to enforcement, only attending vessels and those vessels specifically authorized by the Fifth Coast Guard District Commander, or a designated representative, are permitted to enter or remain in the temporary safety zones.
Security Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 94 to 97 Above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2024-01417
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a security zone for all navigable waters within 400 yards of the Left Descending Bank (LDB) of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Mile Marker (MM) 94.4 to MM 95.1, Above Head of Passes (AHP), New Orleans, LA. This security zone is necessary to provide security and protection for visiting personnel during the events related to the Mardi Gras celebration. No person or vessel may enter this security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, San Pedro Bay, CA
Document Number: 2024-01499
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone around the M/V ZHEN HUA 36 while it transits to the Port Long Beach, CA, to Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT), Pier 22, then through the Port of Los Angeles to Everport, Pier LA 227. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with oversized cargo transfer operations of three quay cranes, which will extend more than 200 feet out from the transiting vessels. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Los Angeles-Long Beach, or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; Choctawhatchee Bay, FL
Document Number: 2024-01497
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay where unexploded ordnances were discovered and a moving safety zone around vessels relocating any unexploded ordnance from Choctawhatchee Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. The safety zone is needed to protect mariners from the hazards associated with unexploded ordnance clearance operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Mobile, or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Ohio River Mile Markers 2.5-3, Brunot Island, PA
Document Number: 2024-01450
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for the Ohio River several days in January and February 2024 at mile marker 2.5 to mile marker 3 from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. each day. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during a helicopter operation to install aerial transverse wirelines. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District; The Wharf, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2024-01431
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a fireworks display at ``The Wharf DC,'' in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2024 or, if necessary, due to inclement weather, on March 24, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation, ``Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District,'' identifies the precise location. During the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized to do so by the COTP or his representative, and vessels in the vicinity must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District; The Wharf DC, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2024-01478
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a fireworks display at ``The Wharf DC'' in Washington, DC, on February 10, 2024, or if necessary due to inclement weather, on February 17, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation, ``Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District,'' identifies its precise location. During the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized to do so by the COTP or his representative, and vessels in the vicinity must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugatuck River, Westport, CT
Document Number: 2024-01358
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is altering the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North (SAGA) Bridge, across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.1, at Westport, CT. The bridge owner, Metro-North (MNR), submitted a request on May 5, 2022, to modify the regulation to align with the Metro-North ``WALK'' Bridge train schedule and avoid bridge openings during peak transit hours. It is expected that this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CT
Document Number: 2024-01360
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is altering the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North (Cos Cob) Bridge, across Mianus River, mile 1.0, at Greenwich, CT. The bridge owner, Metro-North Railroad (MNR), submitted a request on May 5, 2022, to modify the regulation to align with the Metro-North ``WALK'' Bridge train schedule and avoid bridge openings during peak transit hours. It is expected that this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2024-01359
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is altering the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North (Devon) Bridge, across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, CT. The bridge owner, Metro-North (MNR), submitted a request on May 5, 2022 to modify the regulation by aligning with the Metro-North ``WALK'' Bridge train schedule and avoid bridge openings during peak transit hours. It is expected that this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2024-01186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend and update its list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). Through this rule the current list of recurring safety zones is proposed to be updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place. This proposed rule would reduce administrative costs involved in producing separate proposed rules for each individual recurring safety zone and serve to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast
Document Number: 2024-01215
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard, as the lead agency, announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement that will evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the Coast Guard's Proposed Action to establish shipping safety fairways and other routing measures along the Atlantic Coast of the United States. While vessels are not required to use them, fairways are designed to keep traditional navigation routes free from fixed structures that could impact navigation safety and impede other shared offshore activities. This Notice of Intent is intended to solicit feedback on preliminary alternatives to help the Coast Guard narrow the scope of the PEIS. The Coast Guard intends to host three in-person meetings and one virtual scoping public meeting to provide additional information to the public and to solicit input on potential issues, concerns, and reasonable alternatives that should be considered in the PEIS.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; March 2024 Meeting
Document Number: 2024-01229
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will conduct a series of meetings over 2 days in New Orleans, LA to discuss matters relating to activities directly involved with, or in support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources, to the extent that such matters are within the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard. All meetings will be open to the public.
Shipping Safety Fairways Along the Atlantic Coast
Document Number: 2024-00757
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish shipping safety fairways (``fairways'') along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, identified in the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study. Fairways would preserve the safe and reliable transit of vessels along well- established traffic patterns and routes. While vessels are not required to use them, fairways are designed to keep traditional navigation routes free from fixed structures that could impact navigation safety and impede other shared offshore activities. The Coast Guard recognizes that there is increasing interest in offshore commercial development, including offshore renewable energy installations, and believes this development is best served by the establishment of consistent and well- defined fairways. The proposed fairways would help ensure that offshore developments remain viable by allowing developers to construct and maintain installations without risk of impeding vessel traffic. The Coast Guard is also proposing to establish traffic separation schemes and precautionary areas along the Atlantic coast to further improve navigation safety.
Safety Zone; Storms With High Winds; Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2024-00875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a safety zone for the navigable waters of the Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone, to be enforced whenever hurricanes, tropical storms, and other storms with high winds are expected. This action is taken to ensure the safety of these waters. It would establish actions to be completed by industry and vessels within the Zone, both in anticipation of hurricanes, tropical storms, and other severe high wind weather events threatening the State of Maryland, and after landfall.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
Document Number: 2024-00765
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Gasparilla Invasion and Parade on January 27, 2024, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for recurring marine events within the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg identifies the regulated area for this event in Tampa, FL. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area unless authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Little Potato Slough, Stockton, CA
Document Number: 2024-00694
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-16
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 the vessels and machinery conducting operations at the site of the tug MAZAPETA in Little Potato Slough near Stockton, CA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage and pollution removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector San Francisco.
Safety Zone; North Pacific Ocean, Dutch Harbor, AK
Document Number: 2024-00437
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 1 nautical mile radius of the M/V GENIUS STAR XI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fire onboard the M/V GENIUS STAR XI. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Western Alaska.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; February 2024 Meeting
Document Number: 2024-00175
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (Committee) will conduct a series of meetings over three days in conjunction with the 11th Annual Maritime Security East Conference in Arlington, VA to discuss the Committee's open taskings concerning NVIC 03-03 updates, Active Shooter/Active Threat in the Maritime Environment, and Unmanned Systems in the Maritime Environment. All meetings will be open to the public and will not require registration to the Conference.
National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; September 2023 Meetings
Document Number: 2024-00105
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U. S. Coast Guard announces the availability of recommendations from the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (NCFSAC). The Committee met in September 2023 and sent eight recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security. The U.S. Coast Guard issues this Notice as the mechanism for receiving public comments and requests public comments on the recommendations.
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