Coast Guard December 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-25309
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts; Navigable Waterways Within the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: E7-24978
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is making a technical correction to a Final Rule published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2007. (72 FR 70780.) The Final Rule titled ``Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts; Navigable Waterways within the First Coast Guard District'' contained an inaccurate amendatory instruction to revise an imprecise and potentially confusing cross references regarding the applicability of certain regulations implemented by the rule. The revised amendatory instruction provided in this correction is intended to implement the revision to Part 165 found in 72 FR 70780.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC
Document Number: E7-24977
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved an additional temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. From February 1, 2008 at 6 p.m., until February 29, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., this added deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., to complete sandblasting and painting operations. In addition, commercial vessel openings will be provided at night if at least three hours notice is given by calling (910) 686-0635 or via marine radio on Channel 13.
Safety Zone: Lower Cowlitz River Dredging Operation; Longview, WA
Document Number: E7-24768
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Cowlitz River, in the vicinity of Cottonwood Island at the entrance of the Cowlitz River extending up the Cowlitz River 1.5 river miles. The Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon is taking this action to safeguard individuals and vessels from safety hazards associated with dredging operations. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by Captain of the Port, Portland or the Master of the on- scene dredge vessel.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; York River, at Yorktown, VA
Document Number: E7-24741
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
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 Coleman Memorial Bridge, at mile 7.0, across York River at Yorktown, VA. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2007, until and including 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2007 and from 7 a.m. on Monday, on December 24, 2007 until and including 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2007, to facilitate mechanical repairs to the operating machinery of the swing span.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River-Eastern Branch, at Norfolk VA
Document Number: E7-24740
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
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 Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS V2.8) Bridge, at mile 2.7, across the Elizabeth RiverEastern Branch at Norfolk, VA. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2007, until and including 6 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2007, and from 7 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2008, until and including 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2008, to facilitate rehabilitation of the operating machinery of the swing span.
Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts; Navigable Waterways Within the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: E7-24128
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is making two technical corrections to a Final Rule published in the Federal Register on August 30, 2007. The Final Rule titled ``Regulated Navigation Area; Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts; Navigable Waterways within the First Coast Guard District'' contained imprecise and potentially confusing cross references regarding the applicability of certain regulations implemented by the rule. The revised wording provided in this correction is intended to clarify the intent of the final rule and eliminate any possible confusion.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-24127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC). The purpose of the teleconference is for NOSAC to vote on accepting the Subcommittee report ``MARPOL Annex II Application to new Offshore Supply Vessels in International Service.''
Drawbridge Operating Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: E7-24050
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulation for the State Route 23 vertical lift bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Louisiana. The portion of the existing regulation allowing the bridge to remain closed to navigation on the last weekend in October is no longer necessary and is being removed from the operating schedule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York City, NY
Document Number: E7-24049
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge across the Harlem River at mile 7.9, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation in effect from January 10, 2008 through April 14, 2008, the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge need not open for the passage of vessel traffic from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The draw shall open on signal one time each day to accommodate vessel traffic between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., after a one-hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Anchorage Regulations; Edgecomb, ME, Sheepscot River
Document Number: E7-24007
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard hereby establishes a general anchorage area in Edgecomb, Maine on the Sheepscot River. This action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in Edgecomb, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1134, Key Largo, FL
Document Number: E7-23600
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating regulations governing the Jewfish Creek Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1134, Key Largo, Monroe County, Florida. This rule will allow the Drawbridge to open on signal, except that from 7 a.m. until sunset this bridge will open on the hour and half-hour. This action is necessary for workers' safety.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E7-23570
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor on December 4, 2007. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Safety Zone: Wantagh Parkway 3 Bridge over the Sloop Channel, Town of Hempstead, New York
Document Number: E7-23569
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period of a temporary safety zone previously established on the waters surrounding the Wantagh Parkway Number 3 Bridge across the Sloop Channel in Town of Hempstead, New York. The extended effective period of this zone is necessary to protect vessels transiting in the area from hazards imposed by construction barges and equipment that are being utilized to construct a new bascule bridge over the Sloop Channel. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ
Document Number: E7-23568
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position from January 2, 2008 through March 31, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Biscayne Bay, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami River, and Miami Beach Channel, Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: E7-23564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the operation of the east and west spans of the Venetian Causeway bridges across the Miami Beach Channel on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Miami Avenue bridge and the Brickell Avenue bridge across the Miami River, Miami-Dade County. This proposed rule would allow these bridges to remain in the closed position for periods of time during the last Sunday in January during the running of an annual marathon.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pinellas Bayway Structure “E” (SR 679) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 113, St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, FL
Document Number: E7-23412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge regulation of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``E'' (SR 679) Bridge, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 113, St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. This rule is needed to provide vehicular traffic relief during heavy vehicular traffic periods flowing into a nearby county park while still meeting the reasonable needs of mariners.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625-0089
Document Number: E7-23401
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this request for comments announces that the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding one Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting re-instatement, with change, of a previously-approved collection of information: 1625-0089, National Recreation Boating Survey. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.