Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Severn River, College Creek, Weems Creek and Carr Creek, Annapolis, MD
The Coast Guard is amending the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.518. This rulemaking is intended to accommodate changes in event dates for recurring marine events specified in this regulation. The marine events included in this special local regulation include the Safety at Sea Seminar, U.S. Naval Academy Crew Races and the Blue Angels Air Show. This rule is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Severn River during the period of these marine events and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Sail Virginia 2007, Port of Hampton Roads, VA
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary special local regulations for ``Sail Virginia 2007'' marine event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters before, during, and after Sail Virginia 2007 activities. This proposed action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the vicinity of the tall ship parade as the parade transits the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, the James and Elizabeth Rivers and Norfolk Harbor.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; St. Mary's River, St. Mary's City, MD
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period for the ``St. Mary's Seahawk Sprint'' held annually on the waters of the St. Mary's River, near St. Mary's City, Maryland. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the St. Mary's River and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), its Subcommittees on Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard, and Outreach, as well as its Working Group on Barge Hazard Communication will meet to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. These meetings will be open to the public.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
In the final rule with this same title published January 25, 2007, we noted that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had not approved an extension and change to the collection of information associated with the amendments to 33 CFR 104.267, 105.257 and 106.262, requiring vessel and facility owners and operators wishing to grant unescorted access to a new hire prior to receipt of a TWIC to enter the new employee information into a Coast Guard owned and maintained Web site, homeport.uscg.mil, and await results of an expedited threat assessment. OMB has since approved that collection of information as Information Collection number 1625-0110, Maritime Identification CredentialsTitle 33 CFR Part 125. The change was requested to extend an existing collection that was due to expire, and expand the collection to include the collection of information for the ``new hire'' provisions.