Coast Guard April 15, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: E8-7940
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
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.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E8-7938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor and Inner Harbor during the movements of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during two tows of the vessel in Baltimore, Maryland; one from its berth at Baltimore's Inner Harbor to a berth at the South Locust Point Marine Terminal, and the other from the South Locust Point Marine Terminal to its berth at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during these events.
Safety Zone; Colorado River, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E8-7937
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within in the Lake Moolvalya region on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Bluewater Resort and Casino `Spring Classic' Boat Race. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: E8-7936
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the list of permanent safety zones established for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within these proposed zones during the enforcement periods is prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port.
Escort Vessels in Certain U.S. Waters
Document Number: E8-7935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to withdraw a 1993 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). Because of the length of time since the ANPRM was published, the Coast Guard requests additional public comment before proceeding with withdrawal. The rulemaking deals with supplementing a statutory requirement that single-hulled oil tankers in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and Puget Sound, Washington, be accompanied through those waters by escort vessels. It would extend those requirements to other U.S. waters, and possibly to vessels other than single-hulled oil tankers. Subject to reconsideration in light of public comment, the Coast Guard believes that this rulemaking is inappropriate and inefficient and therefore not the best way to consider such extensions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC; Bridge Inspection
Document Number: E8-7931
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-15
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 Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, mile 26.8 at Wilmington, NC. Under this deviation, a one-hour advance notice is required for bridge openings, to allow bridge inspectors time to remove test equipment connected to operating components used in bridge openings.