Safety and Security Zones; TOPOFF 3, New London, CT
The Coast Guard is establishing safety and security zones around waterfront areas in New London, Connecticut during the Congressionally-mandated third Top Officials exercise. These zones are necessary to provide for the safety and security of participants in the exercise, the surrounding shore and maritime communities from potential sabotage or subversive acts aimed at this large scale, high profile exercise. These temporary safety and security zones prohibit persons or vessels from entering unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Escort Vessels for Certain Tankers-Crash Stop Criteria
The Coast Guard proposes to make permanent the 1994 suspension of the crash stop requirements in our tanker escort rules.
Terms Imposed by States on Numbering of Vessels
The Coast Guard is correcting the preamble to a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of March 18, 2005 (70 FR 13102). The final rule expands the number of conditions that a State may require in order for owners to obtain vessel numbering certificates in that State. The preamble to the final rule contains an error in the regulatory evaluation.