Coast Guard July 20, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index: Methodology To Assess the Oil Outflow Performance of Alternative Designs to the Double Hull Oil Tanker
Document Number: 05-14265
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of an Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index, which establishes a methodology to assess the oil outflow performance of alternative designs to the double hull oil tanker. This Environmental Equivalency Evaluation Index has been established in accordance with Section 705 of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, FL
Document Number: 05-14247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the operation of the Boot Key Harbor bridge, mile 0.13, between Marathon and Boot Key, Monroe County, Florida. Due to the amount of vehicle traffic and the lack of openings during the proposed time period, this proposed action would improve the movement of vehicular traffic while not unreasonably interfering with the movement of vessel traffic. This proposed rule would allow the bridge to open on the hour between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At all other times, the bridge will open on demand following a 10-minute notification to the bridge tender. The draw shall open as soon as practicable for the passage of tugs with tows, public vessels of the United States and vessels in a situation where a delay would endanger life or property.
Tank Level or Pressure Monitoring Devices on Single-Hull Tank Ships and Single-Hull Tank Barges Carrying Oil or Oil Residue as Cargo
Document Number: 05-14246
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is suspending for three years the regulations in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 155 and 156 for tank level or pressure monitoring (TLPM) devices published in the Federal Register of September 17, 2002 (67 FR 58515). Furthermore, we are seeking public comments on the status of TLPM technology development and other means of detecting leaks from oil cargo tanks into the water.