South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee; Vacancy
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee to submit their application for a potential opening on the committee to the Corpus Christi Captain of the Port/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 518.0, Clinton, Iowa across the Upper Mississippi River. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m. December 15, 2007 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2008. The deviation is necessary to allow time for performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge.
Temporary Relocation of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC)
The Coast Guard National Maritime Center (NMC), which was located in Arlington, VA, has temporarily relocated to Kearneysville, WV, as part of a planned effort to restructure and centralize the Mariner Licensing and Documentation (MLD) Program. This notice provides information regarding both the NMC consolidation and the relocated NMC offices.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lake Champlain, North Hero and Grand Isle, VT
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the US2 Bridge across Lake Champlain, mile 91.8, between North Hero Island and Grande Isle (South Hero Island), Vermont. Under this temporary deviation the US2 Bridge may remain in the closed position from October 22, 2007 through February 1, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation construction.
Vessel Documentation; Recording of Instruments
On August 2, 2007, we published a direct final rule. The direct final rule notified the public of our intent to amend vessel documentation regulations to eliminate the requirement to provide certain original documents to the National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC) for recording, and to eliminate the additional fee for filing by facsimile. We have not received an adverse comment, or notice of intent to submit an adverse comment, on the rule. Therefore, the rule will go into effect as scheduled.