Regulated Navigation Area; Atchafalaya River, Berwick Bay, Berwick Bay, LA
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations pertaining to the Atchafalaya River, Berwick Bay, Berwick Bay, LA, navigation area. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Berwick Bay determined that the Southern Pacific Railroad (SPRR) Bridge visual displays were no longer necessary due to updated VTS technologies and procedures that actively inform towing vessels that the rules of 33 CFR 165.811 are in effect at the time of entry into the VTS. This action relieves both the owner of the SPRR Bridge and the Coast Guard from maintaining antiquated visual displays and related equipment.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0025 and 1625-0058
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling46 CFR part 148; and (2) 1625-0058, Application for Permit to Transport Municipal and Commercial Waste. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Relocation of DOT's Docket Operations Facility and Equipment and Temporary Docket Office Closure for the United States Coast Guard Electronic Public Dockets
The Coast Guard announces the relocation and service disruption of the Coast Guard's electronic public dockets. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Docket Operations facility, which manages the Document Management System (DMS) containing the electronic public dockets for the U.S. Coast Guard, is relocating to a new building. This notice also provides the information related to two open Coast Guard rulemaking dockets impacted by this relocation.
Special local regulation: ULHRA Hydroplane Races, Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA
The Coast Guard is undertaking two actions with regard to the above captioned regulation. The first is to withdraw the temporary final rule previously published on April 23, 2007 because it erroneously described the race area. The second is to correct the previous error by establishing a temporary special local regulation for the ULHRA National Series Hydroplane Race to be held on the waters of the Columbia River in the vicinity of Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA. These special local regulations limit the movement of non-participating vessels in the regulated race area. This temporary rule is needed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Vessels Carrying Oil, Noxious Liquid Substances, Garbage, Municipal or Commercial Waste, and Ballast Water; Technical, Organizational and Conforming Amendment
This rule makes a non-substantive change to Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make a conforming amendment and technical correction to a Coast Guard navigation and navigable water regulation. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.