Coast Guard November 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Security Zone; Kahului Harbor, Maui, HI
Document Number: 07-5872
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is creating a temporary security zone in the waters of Kahului Bay and Kahului Harbor, Maui, and on designated adjacent areas of land. This zone is intended to enable the Coast Guard and its law enforcement partners to better protect people, vessels, and facilities in and around Kahului Bay and Kahului Harbor during the transit of the Hawaii Superferry. This rule complements, but does not replace or supersede, existing regulations that establish a moving 100- yard security zone around large passenger vessels like the Superferry.
Port Access Route Study of Potential Vessel Routing Measures To Reduce Vessel Strikes of North Atlantic Right Whales; Correction
Document Number: E7-23050
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a notice of study and request for comments that appeared in the Federal Register on November 19, 2007 (72 FR 64968). That notice informed the public the Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) on the area east and south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to include the northern right whale critical habitat, mandatory ship reporting system area, and the Great South Channel including Georges Bank out to the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary. The purpose of the PARS is to analyze potential vessel routing measures that might help reduce ship strikes with the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale while minimizing any adverse effects on vessel operations. The recommendations of the study will inform the Coast Guard and may lead to appropriate international actions.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Sabine Lake, near Sabine Pass, Port Arthur, TX
Document Number: E7-23046
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
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 State Route 82 (SR 82) swing span bridge across the Sabine Lake at mile 10.0, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation to repair sections of the steel truss members of the drawbridge.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-23044
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security is establishing the Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) under authority of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006, Public Law 109-241. Individuals interested in serving on this committee are invited to apply for membership.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sabine River (Old Channel) Behind Orange Harbor Island, Orange, TX
Document Number: E7-23042
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the drawbridge across the Sabine River (Old Channel) behind Orange Harbor Island, mile 9.5, at Orange, Texas. The regulation can be removed because the bridge no longer exists.
Safety Zone: Ambrose Light, Offshore Sandy Hook, NJ, Atlantic Ocean
Document Number: E7-22960
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean within a 250 yard radius of Ambrose Light (LLNR 720) located at position 40[deg]27'00'' N, 073[deg]48'00'' W, approximately 8.35 nautical miles east of Sandy Hook, NJ. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property and the environment on navigable waters of the United States during survey and reconstruction of the Ambrose Light that was recently damaged. This safety zone is intended to keep vessels a safe distance from Ambrose Light during the survey and reconstruction operations.
Area Maritime Security Committee, Louisville; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-22793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Louisville Area Maritime Security Committee. The Louisville AMSC area of responsibility includes all facilities and Maritime Transportation Security (MTS) infrastructure adjacent to the waterfront on the Ohio River from the Markland Locks and Dam to the Cannelton Locks and Dam (mile marker 531.5 to 720.6) and all of the Kentucky River.
Area Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, TX; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-22787
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, Houston-Galveston, Texas. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port, Houston-Galveston, Texas in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States
Document Number: E7-22786
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that effective anti-terrorism measures are not in place in certain ports of Cameroon and that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from that country.
Security Zone; Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Document Number: E7-22694
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing a permanent security zone in waters adjacent to the island of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Review of the established zone indicates that its scope is overly-broad and that it imposes an unnecessary and unsustainable enforcement burden on the Coast Guard. This change is intended to narrow the zone's scope so it more accurately reflects current enforcement needs.
Safety Zone: City of West Haven Fireworks, Bradley Point, West Haven, CT
Document Number: E7-22613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the permanent safety zone for the City of West Haven Fireworks by establishing the zone around a fireworks launch site at the approximate position 41[deg]15'7'' N, 72[deg]57'26'' W. This change to the zone would allow the zone to be established around the launch site, whether it is on a barge or on shore. Establishment of this safety zone is necessary to protect recreational vessel traffic, spectators, and those operating the fireworks display.
Port Access Route Study of Potential Vessel Routing Measures To Reduce Vessel Strikes of North Atlantic Right Whales
Document Number: E7-22557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) on the area east and south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to include the northern right whale critical habitat, mandatory ship reporting system area, and the Great South Channel including Georges Bank out to the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary. The purpose of the PARS is to analyze potential vessel routing measures that might help reduce ship strikes with the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale while minimizing any adverse effects on vessel operations. The recommendations of the study will inform the Coast Guard and may lead to appropriate international actions.
Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum
Document Number: 07-5687
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
``The Great Lakes Regional Waterways Management Forum'' will hold a meeting to discuss various waterways management issues. Potential agenda items will include navigation, ballast water regulations, waterways management, Great Lakes water levels, and discussions about the agenda for the next meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0005, 1625-0020, 1625-0029, 1625-0031, and 1625-0085
Document Number: E7-22367
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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) 1625-0005, Application and Permit to Handle Hazardous Materials; (2) 1625-0020, Security Zones, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Safety Zones; (3) 1625-0029, Self-propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels; (4) 1625-0031, Plan Approval and Records for Electrical Engineering RegulationsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter J; and (5) 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Tchefuncta River, Madisonville, LA
Document Number: E7-22366
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
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 State Route 22 (SR 22) Bridge across Tchefuncta River, mile 2.5, at Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Liberty Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E7-22365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to change the operating schedule for the State Route 433 (S433) pontoon span bridge across Liberty Bayou, mile 2.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The proposed rule would allow the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, owner of the bridge, to reduce the hours of manned operation of the bridge in order to make more efficient use of personnel and operating resources.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Liberty Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E7-22364
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
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 State Route 433 (S433) bridge across Liberty Bayou, mile 2.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Tchefuncta River, Madisonville, LA
Document Number: E7-22363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 22 (SR 22) swing span bridge across Tchefuncta River, mile 2.5, at Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has requested changes to the present drawbridge operating regulations in 33 CFR 117.500 to enhance the flow of vehicles across the bridge during peak traffic hours.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-22355
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), will meet in San Ramon, California to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Notice of Public Hearing on Bellaire Bridge Across the Ohio River, Mile 94.3 at Bellaire, OH
Document Number: E7-22351
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District will hold a public hearing to receive comments concerning the status of the Bellaire Bridge at Bellaire, Ohio. The hearing will allow interested persons to present comments and information about the bridge not being used for transportation purposes and being an obstruction to navigation.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: E7-21714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to create special local regulations to regulate recurring marine events in the Seventh Coast Guard District. These regulations will apply to all permitted events listed on the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, parades, and fireworks displays. These regulations are being proposed to reduce the Coast Guard's administrative workload and expedite public notification of events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raccoon Creek, at Bridgeport, NJ
Document Number: E7-22068
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Consolidated Rail Corporation (CONRAIL) Bridge, at mile 2.0, across Raccoon Creek at Bridgeport, NJ. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation beginning at 7 a.m. on December 3, 2007, until and including 7 p.m. on January 18, 2008 to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, FL
Document Number: E7-22067
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the George C. Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, at New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida. This deviation is necessary to expedite repairs to the George C. Musson/Coronado Beach Bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal, except during daylight hours, during which the bridge will open twice.
Safety Zone; Alameda County Sheriff's Office Maritime Interdiction Training, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-21977
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, during the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Maritime Interdiction Training. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and the public from dangers associated with the training. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
National Boating Safety Activities: Funding for National Nonprofit Public Service Organizations
Document Number: E7-21972
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for fiscal year 2008 grants and cooperative agreements from national, nongovernmental, nonprofit public service organizations. These grants and cooperative agreements would be used to fund projects on various subjects promoting recreational boating safety on a national scope. This notice provides information about the grant and cooperative agreement application process and some of the subjects of particular interest to the Coast Guard.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E7-21885
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
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 State Route 433 (S433) Bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bonfouca Bayou, Slidell, LA
Document Number: E7-21884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 433 (S433) swing span bridge across Bonfouca Bayou, mile 7.0, at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has requested changes to the present drawbridge operating regulations to make more efficient use of operating resources and to enhance the flow of vehicles across the bridge during peak traffic hours.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-5606
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) will meet to elect a new committee chairperson, vice- chairperson and chairpersons for subcommittees. The meeting will not be a working meeting. This meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Tar River, Washington, NC
Document Number: E7-21883
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the US17-264 Bridge, at mile 37.2, across Tar River at Washington, NC. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed to navigation to facilitate sandblasting and painting operations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations: Isle of Wight Bay (Sinepuxent Bay), Ocean City, MD
Document Number: E7-21882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the regulations that govern the operation of the US 50 Bridge across the Isle of Wight Bay (Sinepuxent Bay), at mile 0.5, in Ocean City, MD. The proposal would close the drawbridge to navigation in order to facilitate extensive rehabilitation and to maintain the bridge's operational integrity. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: 07-5594
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Coast Guard invite interested members of the smart card technology community, vendors of biometric card readers, and the general public to meet in Washington, DC to discuss the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Hardware and Card Application Specification. The meeting will be open to the public and will also be available by teleconference.
Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, FL
Document Number: E7-21761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a new security zone in the Manbirtee Key area of Port of Manatee, Florida. The purpose of this security zone is to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding area. Entry into the security zone would be prohibited without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Security Zone; Tampa Bay, Port of Tampa, Port of St. Petersburg, Rattlesnake, Old Port Tampa, Big Bend, Weedon Island, and Crystal River, FL
Document Number: E7-21760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise certain security zones within the Captain of the Port Sector St. Petersburg Zone (formerly the Captain of the Port Tampa Zone). The purpose of these revisions is to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding areas within these zones. Entry into the area encompassed by these revised security zones would be prohibited without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone: Holiday Flotilla Fireworks Display, Motts Channel/ Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: E7-21589
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes the establishment of a 1,000 foot safety zone around a fireworks display for the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla occurring on November 24, 2007, on Motts Channel/ Banks Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on Motts Channel. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E7-21588
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to the safety of navigation. The meeting will be open to the public.