Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Shrewsbury River, NJ
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Route 36 Bridge, mile 1.8, across the Shrewsbury River at Highlands, New Jersey. This change to the drawbridge operation regulations will allow the bridge owner to require an advance notice for bridge openings during periods the bridge has received few requests to open from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., each day, and during the winter months from December 1 through March 31. This action is expected to help relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridge at all times while continuing to meet the present needs of navigation.
Terms Imposed by States on Numbering of Vessels
This rule expands the number of conditions that a State may require in order for owners to obtain vessel numbering certificates in that State. Current Federal statutes and regulations limit these conditions to proof of ownership or payment of State or local taxes. The rule allows any State to impose proof of liability insurance as a condition for obtaining vessel numbering certificates in that State. Currently, States are not prohibited from requiring proof of liability insurance to operate a recreational vessel. However, States are prohibited from using an efficient mechanism, such as vessel registration, to manage and enforce such a requirement.
Special Local Regulations; Dania Beach/Hollywood Super Boat Race, Dania Beach/Hollywood, FL
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation for the Dania Beach/Hollywood Super Boat Race offshore in Dania Beach/Hollywood, Florida. These special local regulations restrict the movement of non-participating vessels and persons in the regulated race area and provide a viewing area for spectator craft. This rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.