Coast Guard 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: E7-7947
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC). NBSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters related to recreational boating safety.
High Frequency (HF) Radio Broadcasts of Marine Weather Forecasts and Warnings
Document Number: E7-7945
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is soliciting public comment on the need to continue providing high frequency (HF) radio broadcasts of weather forecasts and warnings. Public comment is necessary in order to assess the demand for the HF radio broadcasts of weather forecasts in each of three forms: (1) Radiofacsimile; (2) voice; and, (3) Simplex Teletype Over Radio (SITOR), also known as Narrow Band Direct Printing (NBDP). The infrastructure necessary to provide these services has exceeded its life expectancy; the equipment is no longer manufactured, repairs are difficult to accomplish, and spare parts generally are not available. Because of the very significant costs involved to continue these specific HF radio services, the Coast Guard requires information on the extent to which these services are used by the public and what alternative services are being used or are available to obtain weather forecasts and warnings.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-7941
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee (LMRWSAC) will meet to discuss various issues relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways. The meeting will be open to the public.
Large Passenger Vessel Crew Requirements
Document Number: E7-7696
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations on merchant mariner documentation to implement section 3509 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Warner Act), which allows for the issuance of merchant mariner documents (MMDs) to certain non-resident aliens for service in the stewards departments of U.S.-flag large passenger vessels endorsed for coastwise trade. Coast Guard regulations currently prohibit the Coast Guard from issuing MMDs, which are required for service on large passenger vessels, to non- immigrant aliens. This interim rule amends Coast Guard regulations to allow the Coast Guard to issue MMDs to qualified non-resident aliens who are authorized to be employed in the United States. This rule also sets the requirements that these aliens must meet in order to qualify for MMDs, and the requirements for the large passenger vessels that may choose to hire these aliens. This interim rule only applies to large passenger vessels, as defined under the Warner Act.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Opening Day on San Francisco Bay, Corinthian Yacht Club, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-7694
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the annual ``Opening Day on San Francisco Bay'' sponsored by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association and Corinthian Yacht Club in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay on April 29, 2007. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators during the parade of boats. During the enforcement period spectator vessels may not anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels within the area described during the event without permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Blessing of the Fleet, Corinthian Yacht Club, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E7-7686
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations (SLR) for the annual ``Blessing of the Pleasure Craft Fleet'' sponsored by the Corinthian Yacht Club in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay on April 29, 2007. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators during the formation and transit of vessels involved in the ceremonies. During the enforcement period spectator vessels may not anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels within the area described during the event without permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Security Zone: Queen of England Visit, Jamestown Island, VA
Document Number: E7-7670
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is establishing a 500-yard security zone encompassing waters in the vicinity of Church Point on Jamestown Island, VA, for the Queen of England's visit to Jamestown Island, VA. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic within the 500-yard security zone described herein. This security zone is necessary to protect attendees of this event from potential maritime hazards and threats, and to enhance public and maritime security.
Security Zone: America's 400th Celebration, Jamestown, VA
Document Number: E7-7669
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is establishing a security zone encompassing waters within 2-nautical miles of Church Point at 37- 12.45N, 076-46.66W, Jamestown Island, VA, for America's 400th Anniversary celebration. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic within the security zone. This security zone is necessary to protect attendees of this event from potential maritime hazards and threats and enhance public and maritime security.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mill Neck Creek, Oyster Bay, NY
Document Number: E7-7667
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
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 Bayville Bridge, across Mill Neck Creek, mile 0.1, at Oyster Bay, New York. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. Under this test deviation the bridge will open on signal after at least a two hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge during the following periods: from May 25, 2007 through October 31, 2007, between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.; from November 1, 2007 through November 20, 2007 on weekdays between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., and on weekends. At all other times the bridge will open on signal.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Portland Zone
Document Number: E7-7634
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend its regulations to establish additional safety zones on the waters of the Columbia River located in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon during annual fireworks displays. The Captain of the Port, Portland Oregon is taking this action to safeguard watercraft and their occupants from safety hazards associated with these displays. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone, Kenosha Harbor, Kenosha, WI
Document Number: E7-7628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone near Kenosha Harbor, Kenosha, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to control the movement of vessels on portions of Lake Michigan during the Spill Of National Significance (SONS) exercise on June 19 and 20, 2007. This zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with ships and boats deploying oil containment equipment.
Special Local Regulation: ULHRA Hydroplane Races, Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA
Document Number: E7-7625
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is 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 Columbia Park, Kennewick, 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.
Safety Zone; Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor, North Chicago, IL
Document Number: E7-7416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone around Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor. This zone is intended to control the movement of vessels on portions of Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Naval Training Center Harbor during the Spill of National Significance (SONS) exercise on June 19 and 20, 2007. This zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with ships and boats deploying oil containment equipment.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Illinois
Document Number: E7-7415
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the drawbridge operations for the Pekin Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 151.2, at Pekin, Illinois and the Chessie Railroad Drawbridge, Mile 254.1 at Seneca, Illinois across the Illinois Waterway. The present regulation found in Sec. 117.393(b) is being revised to reflect the actual procedures that have always been followed. That regulation was intended to be temporary, for test purposes only, and was inadvertently permanently included in the Code of Federal Regulations. This rule eliminates the ``Specific Requirements'' for remote operation, and the bridge will continue to operate, as required by the Coast Guard, under the ``General Requirements''. In addition, the Coast Guard is revising the regulation governing the operation of the Chessie Railroad Drawbridge across the Illinois Waterway, Mile 254.1, at Seneca, Illinois. The existing regulation requires the drawspan to open on signal. This revision is necessary to reflect a change in operating procedure.
Safety Zone: Town of Weymouth Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks, Weymouth, MA
Document Number: E7-7189
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone for the Town of Weymouth's Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks in Weymouth, Massachusetts currently scheduled to occur on June 30, 2007 with a rain date of July 1, 2007 temporarily closing all navigable waters of the Weymouth Fore River within a five hundred (500) yard radius of the fireworks launch barge located at approximate position 42[deg]15.2 N, 070[deg]56.7 W. The safety zone is needed to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. The safety zone will prohibit entry into or movement within this portion of the Weymouth Fore River during its effective period.
Safety Zone; South Portland, ME, Gulf Blasting Project
Document Number: E7-7187
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reinstating the temporary safety zone around the blasting and dredging project near the Gulf Oil Terminal Berth in South Portland, Maine and around the M/V RELIANCE. These safety zones are needed to protect persons, facilities, vessels and others in the maritime community from the safety hazards associated with this blasting and dredging project, which is being undertaken to increase the water depth of the Gulf Oil Terminal Berth to 41 feet. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Northern New England.
Safety Zone; Outer Continental Shelf Facility in the Gulf of Mexico for Mississippi Canyon Block 920
Document Number: E7-7186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a 500 meter safety zone around the oil and natural gas production facility Independence Hub in Mississippi Canyon Block 920 of the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. This safety zone is needed to protect the crew of the Independence Hub and vessels operating in the vicinity of the facility. Vessels are prohibited from entering this proposed safety zone with the following exceptions: an attending vessel; a vessel under 100 feet in length overall not engaged in towing; or a vessel authorized by the Eighth Coast Guard District Commander.
Safety Zone; Town of Marblehead Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Marblehead Harbor, MA
Document Number: E7-7185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone for the Town of Marblehead Fourth of July Fireworks. This safety zone is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. The safety zone would temporarily prohibit entry into or movement within this portion of Marblehead Harbor during the closure period.
Safety Zone: Satellite Launch, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA
Document Number: E7-7183
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U. S. Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in support of a satellite rocket space launch originating from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0B launch complex. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic within 12-nautical miles of Wallops Island, VA as described herein. This safety zone is necessary to facilitate the launch process and protect mariners from the hazards associated with the satellite launch.
Safety Zone: Beverly Homecoming Fireworks, Beverly, MA.
Document Number: E7-7177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone for the Town of Beverly Homecoming Fireworks in Beverly, Massachusetts currently scheduled to occur on August 5, 2007 temporarily closing all navigable waters of Beverly Harbor within a five hundred (500) yard radius of the fireworks launch barge located at approximate position 42[deg] 32.650 N, 070[deg] 51.980 W. The safety zone is needed to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. The safety zone will prohibit entry into or movement within this portion of Beverly Harbor during its effective period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Venetian Causeway (West) Drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1088.6, and Venetian Causeway (East) Drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: E7-7157
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations governing the Venetian Causeway (West) drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1088.6, and Venetian Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida. This rule requires these drawbridges to open on signal, except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays the drawbridges will open on the hour and half-hour. This rule changes the Federal holiday dates and aligns them with all Federal holidays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Quinnipiac River, New Haven, CT
Document Number: E7-7156
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
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 Ferry Street Bridge, across the Quinnipiac River, mile 0.7, at New Haven, Connecticut. This deviation, allows the bridge owner to keep one of the two moveable bascule spans in the closed position from April 16, 2007 through September 27, 2007. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY
Document Number: E7-7155
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
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 Atlantic Beach Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile 0.4, at Lawrence, New York. Under this temporary deviation a one-hour advance notice will be required for bridge openings from April 9, 2007 through April 27, 2007, between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., daily. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
Document Number: E7-7152
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
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 P.J. McArdle Bridge across the Chelsea River at mile 0.3, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on June 16, 2007. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the annual Chelsea River Revel and 5K Road Race.
Safety Zone; Intracoastal Waterway, Treasure Island, FL
Document Number: E7-7073
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway at Treasure Island, Florida, in the vicinity of the Treasure Island Causeway Bascule Bridge, while the bridge leaf sections are installed. This rule is necessary to ensure the safety of the workers and mariners on the navigable waters of the United States.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-7072
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will conduct a meeting by teleconference to discuss the DHS Strategy to Enhance International Supply Chain Security.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; York River, Yorktown, VA
Document Number: E7-6943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Watermen's Heritage Festival Workboat Races,'' a marine event to be held July 15, 2007 on the waters of the York River, Yorktown, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the York River during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: E7-6939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for the ``Carolina Cup Regatta'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Pasquotank River, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions on the Pasquotank River adjacent to Elizabeth City, North Carolina during the power boat race.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers 1625-0002, 1625-0017, 1625-0030, 1625-0072, and 1625-0078
Document Number: E7-6883
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-12
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) 1625-0002, Application for Vessel Inspection, Waiver, and Continuous Synopsis Record; (2) 1625-0017, Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents; (3) 1625-0030, Oil and Hazardous Materials Transfer Procedures; (4) 1625-0072, Waste Management Plans, Refuse Discharge Logs, and Letters of Instruction for Certain Persons-in-Charge (PIC); and (5) 1625-0078, Licensing and Manning Requirements for Officers on Towing Vessels. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Potomac River, Oxon Hill, MD
Document Number: E7-6784
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Potomac River during a fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge, located in a cove near Oxon Hill, Maryland. This action will restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Potomac River.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Patuxent River, Calvert County, MD
Document Number: E7-6782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patuxent River during a fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge, located near Solomons, in Calvert County, Maryland. This action will restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Patuxent River.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Martin Lagoon, Middle River, MD
Document Number: E7-6781
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``Baltimore County Community Waterfront Festival'', an event to be held May 12, 2007 at Martin Lagoon, Middle River, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Middle River waterfront to accommodate watercraft static displays, fire-rescue demonstrations and a fireworks display.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Western Branch, Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA
Document Number: E7-6780
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the regulations for the ``Virginia State Hydroplane Championship'' hydroplane races held annually on the waters of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River at Portsmouth, Virginia. This action is necessary because the event will be held on April 21 and 22, 2007, instead of on April 27 and 28, 2007 as established by permanent regulation. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Elizabeth River and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Safety Zone: Fireworks Display, North Atlantic Ocean, Avalon, NJ
Document Number: E7-6779
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary Safety Zone during the ``Avalon Family Fun Festival Fireworks Display'', an event to be held July 6, 2007. This Safety Zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in the regulated area within coastal waters adjacent to Avalon, New Jersey to accommodate a fireworks display.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Rappahannock River, Essex County, Westmoreland County, Layton, VA
Document Number: E7-6778
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary special local regulation for ``2007 Rappahannock River Boaters Association Spring Radar Shootout'', power boat races to be held on the waters of the Rappahannock River near Layton, VA. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the Rappahannock River during the event.
Safety Zone; Michigan Aerospace Challenge, Muskegon Lake, Muskegon, MI
Document Number: E7-6777
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Muskegon Lake near Muskegon, MI. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Muskegon Lake during the Michigan Aerospace Challenge Rocket Launch. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with sport rockets.
Safety Zone: Big Timber Creek, Westville, NJ
Document Number: E7-6776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary Safety Zone during the ``Westville Parade of Lights'', an event to be held June 30, 2007. This Safety Zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in the regulated area within Big Timber Creek.
Use of Reports of Marine Casualty in Claims Process by National Pollution Funds Center
Document Number: E7-6540
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On October 13, 2006, the Coast Guard published a notice of interpretation that the prohibition in 46 U.S.C. 6308 on the use of any part of a report of a Coast Guard marine casualty investigation report (MCIR) in certain administrative proceedings does not prohibit use of such reports in the process used by the Coast Guard's National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) for determining to pay or deny claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. We received two comments in response to the notice, neither of which effects the interpretation.
South Louisiana Area Maritime Security Committee
Document Number: E7-6538
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, the Secretary of Homeland Security has established an Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committee under the direction of the Morgan City Captain of the Port (COTP)/Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC). The Morgan City COTP/FMSC hereby requests that qualified individuals interested in serving on the South Louisiana AMS Committee submit an application for membership.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E7-6537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION, annually, on the Friday following Labor Day. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the tow of the vessel from its berth at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, to a point on the Patapsco River near the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and return. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the event.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E7-6536
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
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.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E7-6099
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document contains a correction to the section addressing appeals for orders issued pursuant to the Coast Guard's regulations implementing the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (USCG-2006-25150) published on July 12, 2006, in the Federal Register (71 FR 39206).
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Roanoke River, Plymouth, North Carolina
Document Number: 07-1621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Plymouth Drag Boat Race Series'', a series of power boat races to be held on the waters of the Roanoke River, Plymouth, North Carolina. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Roanoke River adjacent to Plymouth, North Carolina during the power boat race.
Drawbridge operations: Lake Michigan Captain of Port zone marine events
Document Number: E7-6425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone
Document Number: E7-6424
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Rockets for Schools safety zone on Lake Michigan near Sheboygan, WI on May 5, 2007. This action is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with rocket launches. During the enforcement period no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety of Life on Navigable Waters; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: E7-6362
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Tulip Time Fireworks and Water Ski Show special local regulation on Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan on May 4, 2007. This action is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Drawbridge operations: Virginia
Document Number: E7-6146
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Regulated Navigation Area; Mississippi River, Eighty-One Mile Point
Document Number: E7-6305
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the existing regulated navigation area (RNA) for the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) mile marker (MM) 233.9 through South and South West Passes by establishing mandatory check-in procedures for vessels transiting on the waters of the Mississippi River between (MM) 167.5 LMR and 187.9 LMR. This proposed rule is needed to minimize the risk of collisions, allisions, and groundings occurring as a result of vessels meeting unanticipated traffic in the vicinity of 81 Mile Point, MM 178 LMR. This proposed rule would require vessels, subject to the Bridge to Bridge Radiotelephone Act (33 United States Code 26) to notify Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans (VTC New Orleans) prior to entering or getting underway in this section of the RNA.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-6304
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working groups will meet as required to discuss various issues relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. All meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Wicomico River (North Prong), Salisbury MD
Document Number: E7-6303
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of two Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) bridges: The Main Street and U.S. 50 Bridges, at mile 22.4, across Wicomico River (North Prong) in Salisbury, MD. This proposal would allow the bridges to open on signal if four hours advance notice is given and eliminate the continual attendance of draw tender services while still providing the reasonable needs of navigation.