Coast Guard June 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Security Zones; TAPS Terminal, Valdez Narrows, and Tank Vessels in COTP Prince William Sound
Document Number: 05-12932
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing security zones encompassing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex (Terminal) in Valdez, Alaska, the Valdez Narrows Tanker Optimum Track Line, and waters 200 yards around any tank vessel operating within the COTP Prince William Sound zone. These security zones are necessary to protect the TAPS Terminal and tank vessels from damage or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts. Entry of vessels into these security zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Newtown Creek, Dutch Kills, English Kills, and Their Tributaries, NY
Document Number: 05-12931
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge, mile 3.4, across English Kills at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position from July 8, 2005 through July 22, 2005 and from July 25, 2005 through August 31, 2005. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance.
Safety Zone Regulations, Freedom Fair Air Show Performance, Commencement Bay, WA
Document Number: 05-12926
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Commencement Bay, Washington. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard the participants and spectators from the safety hazards associated with the Freedom Fair Air Show. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representatives.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou La Batre, Bayou La Batre, AL
Document Number: 05-12925
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Highway 188 vertical lift span bridge, across Bayou La Batre, mile 2.3, at Bayou La Batre, Alabama. This rule will allow the draw of the bridge to open on the hour during the predominant daylight hours, remain closed except for emergencies at night and remain closed to navigation at specific vehicular peak rush hour periods. This rule will allow for better coordination and facilitate movement of both vehicular and marine traffic at the bridge site due to an increase in commuter traffic Monday thru Friday.
Security Zone; Georgetown Channel, Potomac River, Washington, DC
Document Number: 05-12881
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone on the waters of the upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the security of a large number of visitors to the annual July 4th celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The security zone will allow for control of a designated area of the river and safeguard spectators and high-ranking officials.
Letter of Recommendation, Liquefied Natural Gas Facility, Long Beach, CA
Document Number: 05-12732
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Captain of the Port (COTP) Los Angeles-Long Beach will hold a public meeting regarding the maritime safety and security aspects of the proposed San Pedro Bay, California liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility. The Coast Guard also requests public comments regarding the maritime safety and security aspects of the aforementioned proposed LNG facility.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: 05-12730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary special local regulation for ``Elizabeth City Jaycee Offshore Grand Prix'', a power boat race to be held over the waters of the Pasquotank River adjacent to Elizabeth City, NC. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the Pasquotank River during the event.
Application for Recertification of Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-12729
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of and seeks comments on the application for recertification submitted by the Cook Inlet Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (CIRCAC) for September 1, 2005, through August 31, 2006. Under the Oil Terminal and Tanker Environmental Oversight Act of 1990, the Coast Guard may certify on an annual basis, an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of a Regional Citizens' Advisory Council for Cook Inlet, Alaska. The current certification for CIRCAC will expire August 31, 2005.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 05-12728
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the OPA Atlantic City Grand Prix, a marine event to be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey during the event.
Safety Zone; Mentor Harbor Offshore Powerboat Race, Mentor, OH
Document Number: 05-12726
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the 2005 Mentor Harbor Offshore Powerboat Race. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the people participating in this event on July 10, 2005. The safety zone will restrict vessels from portions of the southern shore of Lake Erie.
Implementation of Sector Northern New England, Sector Boston, Sector Long Island Sound and Sector New York
Document Number: 05-12654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice explains the details associated with the establishment of Sectors in the First Coast Guard District. The date on which all boundaries of areas of responsibility will shift is June 30, 2005 set to coincide with the stand-up of Sector Northern New England, which is the final Sector being established in 2005. Each Sector Commander will have the authority, responsibility and missions of the previous corresponding Group, Captain of the Port (COTP) and Marine Safety Offices in the zones identified in this notice. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official or document.
Safety Zone; Tacoma Tall Ships 2005, Commencement Bay, WA
Document Number: 05-12651
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary moving Safety Zones around the Tall Ships participating in the Tacoma Tall Ships 2005 Parade of Sail and simulated cannon battle events. The Safety Zones will be in effect in Quartermaster Harbor and Commencement Bay, Washington. These actions are necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on the navigable waters in Quartermaster Harbor and Commencement Bay, Washington for the participating Tall Ships during Tacoma Tall Ships 2005. This rule will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of Quartermaster Harbor and Commencement Bay, Washington.
Safety Zone; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 05-12650
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around a fireworks barge as it launches fireworks. The rule prohibits entry into the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or his designated representative. The rule is needed to protect participants, vendors, and spectators from the hazards associated with the launching of fireworks.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Portland Zone
Document Number: 05-12649
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones on the waters of the Suislaw, Willamette, Columbia, Coos, and Chehalis Rivers, located in the Area of Responsibility of the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon, during fireworks displays. The Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon, is taking this action to safeguard watercraft and their occupants from safety hazards associated with these displays. Entry into these safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Special Local Regulations, Strait Thunder Performance, Port Angeles, WA
Document Number: 05-12648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing permanent special local regulations for the Strait Thunder Race held on the waters of Port Angeles Harbor, Port Angeles, Washington. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area and provide for a viewing area for spectator craft. This proposed rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Nontank Vessel Oil Response Plans
Document Number: 05-12541
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public of issues related to recent legislation requiring owners and operators of nontank vessels to prepare plans for responding to discharges of oil from their vessels. These issues include questions on the size of the population of vessels affected and enforcement of the legislation by the Coast Guard. The notice also discusses Coast Guard's efforts to engage the regulated community at the earliest stages and to encourage early public participation in the process of responding to this new legislation.
Safety Zone; Indian River, New Smyrna, FL
Document Number: 05-12540
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around a fireworks barge as it launches fireworks in New Smyrna, Florida. The rule prohibits entry into the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or his designated representative. The rule is needed to protect participants, vendors, and spectators from the hazards associated with the launching of fireworks.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 05-12539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). NAVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to prevention of collisions, groundings, and rammings.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 05-12441
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Uscg-2005-21531
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard navigation and navigable water regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Exclusion Zones for Marine LNG Spills
Document Number: 05-12399
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In response to a request from the public, the Coast Guard is once again reopening the public comment period on a petition from the City of Fall River, Massachusetts. Fall River's petition asks the Coast Guard to promulgate regulations establishing thermal and vapor dispersion exclusion zones for marine spills of liquefied natural gas, similar to Department of Transportation regulations for such spills on land.
Safety Zone: Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 05-12355
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is implementing safety zones for annual fireworks displays in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone during June 2005. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during these events. These safety zones will restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Piankatank River, Gloucester County, Virginia
Document Number: 05-12238
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register on May 27, 2005, concerning a public meeting to provide a forum for citizens to provide oral comments relating to the ``2005 Piankatank River Race'', a marine event proposed to be held over the waters of the Piankatank River in Gloucester County, Virginia on July 23, 2005. The document contained the incorrect zip code in the ADDRESSES paragraph.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: 05-12140
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay dealing with the loading, transport, and launching of fireworks used during a fireworks display to be held after a San Francisco Giants baseball game on June 21, 2005. These special local regulations are intended to prohibit vessels and people from entering into or remaining within the regulated areas in order to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Event; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: 05-12139
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay dealing with the loading, transport, and launching of fireworks used during a fireworks display to be held after a San Francisco Giants baseball game on July 19, 2005. These special local regulations are intended to prohibit vessels and people from entering into or remaining within the regulated areas in order to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.
Safety Zone: Macy's July 4th Fireworks, East River and Upper New York Bay, NY
Document Number: 05-12119
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the permanent safety zone for the annual Macy's July 4th fireworks display found at 33 CFR 165.166 to accommodate an added fireworks discharge site near Liberty Island. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the East River, Hudson River, and Upper New York Bay during the duration of the Macy's July 4th fireworks event.
Safety Zone: Celebrate the Fourth/Salem Fireworks-Salem, MA
Document Number: 05-12118
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Salem Celebrate the Fourth fireworks on July 4, 2005 in Salem, Massachusetts. The safety zone will prohibit entry into or movement within this portion of Salem Harbor during its effective period.
Freeport-McMoRan Energy LLC Main Pass Energy Hub Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-12017
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the availability of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) on the Main Pass Energy Hub (MPEH) Deepwater Port License Application. The application describes a project that would be located in the Gulf of Mexico in Main Pass Lease Block 299 (MP 299), approximately 16 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and MARAD request public comments on the DEIS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 05-11850
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the operating regulations for the First Avenue South dual drawbridges across the Duwamish Waterway, mile 2.5, at Seattle, Washington. The change allows the bridge owner to keep the bridges closed during night hours from July 15 to November 15, 2005, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday. This will facilitate painting the structures while properly containing debris and paint.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Corpus Christi-Port Aransas Channel-Tule Lake, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 05-11849
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Tule Lake Vertical Lift Span Highway and Railroad Bridge across the Corpus ChristiPort Aransas Channel, mile 14.0, at Corpus Christi, Nueces County, TX. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six hours each day for three consecutive days. This temporary deviation is necessary for the repair of the haul rope anchors of the drawbridge.
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-11848
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to commercial vessel safety in the fishing industry. The meetings are open to the public.
Special Local Regulations: Annual Offshore Super Series Boat Race, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Document Number: 05-11822
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing permanent special local regulations for the Offshore Super Series Boat Race in Fort Myers Beach Florida. This event will be held annually during the second consecutive Saturday and Sunday of June between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Historically, there have been approximately 350 participant and spectator craft. The resulting congestion of navigable channels creates an extra or unusual hazard in the navigable waters of the United States. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of life for the participating vessels, spectators, and mariners in the area on the navigable waters of the United States.
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions
Document Number: 05-11821
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will hold four public hearings to solicit comments on the draft programmatic environmental impact statement (DPEIS) for the rulemaking on Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions. The DPEIS addresses the increase of the oil removal capacity requirements for tank vessels and marine transportation-related facilities and added requirements for new response technologies. We seek comments from any interested or affected stakeholders and encourage all stakeholders to attend these hearings.
Safety Zone; Rochester Harbor Boat Parade, Rochester, NY
Document Number: 05-11674
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the navigable waters of Rochester Harbor and the Genesee River. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of Rochester Harbor and the Genesee River, Rochester, New York during a boat parade. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tchoutacabouffa River, Cedar Lake, MS
Document Number: 05-11673
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has temporarily changed the regulation governing the operation of the Cedar Lake Road Swing Span drawbridge across the Tchoutacabouffa River, mile 8.0, at Cedar Lake, Harrison County, Mississippi. The rule states that the draw of the bridge shall open on signal with twenty-four hours notice; except that the draw will remain closed to navigation Monday through Friday from June 27 through October 28, 2005 with the exception of July 4, 2005. However, from August 1 through September 23, 2005 it will open on signal with twenty-four hours notice every other weekend, beginning with the weekend of August 13, 2005. The closure is necessary for remedial structural repairs to be made to the bridge that are essential for the continued operation of the draw span.
Safety Zone: Boston Fourth of July Fireworks-Charles River, Boston, MA
Document Number: 05-11672
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Boston Fourth of July Fireworks. The safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. The safety zone will temporarily prohibit entry into or movement within this portion of the Charles River during its effective period.
Security Zone; Duluth Harbor, Duluth, MN
Document Number: 05-11666
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in Duluth's inner harbor for the Commissioning ceremony of the Coast Guard Cutter ALDER. The security zone is necessary to ensure the security of dignitaries attending this ceremony on June 10, 2005. The security zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Duluth Harbor in Duluth, Minnesota.
Safety Zone; Huntington, WV
Document Number: 05-11589
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the waters of the Ohio River. This safety zone is needed to protect participating vessels and mariners during the Huntington Challenge Tunnel Boat Race. With the exception of participating vessels and mariners, all vessels and persons are prohibited from transiting within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Huntington or a designated representative.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-11588
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Vessel Inspection Working Group of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) will meet to discuss matters relating to those specific issues of towing safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Beacon Port Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-11558
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce that the Coast Guard intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) as part of the environmental review of this license application. The application describes a project that would be located in the Gulf of Mexico, in lease block High Island Area 27, on the outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Main Terminal would be located approximately 45 miles South of High Island and 50 miles East-Southeast of Galveston, Texas, with a riser platform in lease block West Cameron 167, approximately 27 miles South of Holly Beach and 29 miles South- Southeast of Johnson?s Bayou, Louisiana. Publication of this notice begins a scoping process that will help identify and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Nanticoke River, Sharptown, MD
Document Number: 05-11490
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Bo Bowman MemorialSharptown Regatta'', a marine event to be held on the waters of the Nanticoke River near Sharptown, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the Nanticoke River during the event.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Maryland Swim for Life, Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 05-11489
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the ``Maryland Swim for Life'', an annual marine event to be held on the waters of the Chester River near Chestertown, Maryland on June 18, 2005. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Chester River during the event.
Implementation of Sector Delaware Bay
Document Number: 05-11488
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the stand-up of Sector Delaware Bay and its subordinate entity, Sector Field Office (SFO) Atlantic City. Sector Delaware Bay is subordinate to the Fifth Coast Guard District Commander. Air Station Atlantic City remains an independent unit that is subordinate to the Fifth Coast Guard District Commander. The Sector Delaware Bay Commander has the authority, responsibility and missions of the prior Group Philadelphia Commander, Captain of the Port (COTP), Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), Federal On Scene Coordinator (FOSC), Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), and Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator (SMC). The SFO Atlantic City Commander has the authority, responsibility, and missions of the prior Group Atlantic City Commander and may be delegated Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator authority. The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official and/or document.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Housatonic River, CT
Document Number: 05-11487
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the US 1 Bridge, mile 3.5, across the Housatonic River at Stratford, Connecticut. Under this temporary rule only one of the two-bascule leafs at the bridge shall open for the passage of vessel traffic from June 18, 2005 through December 30, 2005, except holidays. Two-leaf, full bridge openings, shall be provided upon a three-day advance notice. This temporary rulemaking is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation repairs at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Kennebec River, ME
Document Number: 05-11486
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Carlton Bridge, mile 14.0, across the Kennebec River between Bath and Woolwich, Maine. This temporary final rule allows the bridge to open on signal every three hours at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, from July 5 through December 17, 2005, and again from April 1 through June 30, 2006, to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge. This rule also allows five three-day bridge closures in September and October of 2005. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Implementation of Sector Charleston and Marine Safety Unit Savannah
Document Number: 05-11450
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the stand-up of Sector Charleston and Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Savannah. The Sector Charleston Commanding Officer will have the authority, responsibility and missions of a Group Commander, COTP and Commanding Officer, Marine Safety Office (MSO). The Coast Guard has established a continuity of operations whereby all previous practices and procedures will remain in effect until superseded by an authorized Coast Guard official and/or document.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Harborfest 2005, Norfolk Harbor, Elizabeth River, Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA
Document Number: 05-11448
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.501 during the ``Harborfest 2005'' to be held on June 10, 11 and 12, 2005, on the waters of the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and expected vessel congestion during the marine event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters before, during and after the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of event participants, spectators and other vessels transiting the event area.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Assateague Channel, Chincoteague, VA
Document Number: 05-11443
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.519 for the 2005 Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim, a marine event to be held July 27 and July 29, 2005, on the waters of Assateague Channel at Chincoteague, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of spectators and vessels transiting the event area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Allen Canal, Morley, LA
Document Number: 05-11429
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge across the Port Allen Canal, mile 8.7 (Gulf Intracoastal Canal, Morgan City to Port Allen (Alternate Route), mile 56.0), near Morley, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for eight hours on three consecutive days. The deviation is necessary to repair and replace the rail joints of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Galveston Channel, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
Document Number: 05-11424
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Pelican Island Causeway Bascule Span Bridge across Galveston Channel, mile 4.5, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 356.1, at Galveston, Texas.