Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Port Huron to Mackinac Island Race, July 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. to July 15, 2008, at 11:59 p.m. This action is necessary to safely control vessel movements in the vicinity of the race and provide for the safety of the general boating public and commercial shipping. During this period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without the permission of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lake Annual Marine Events
The Coast Guard is amending special local regulations for annual regattas and marine parades in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This rule will place restrictions on vessel movement in portions of the Calumet Sag Channel and the Little Calumet River during the annual Southland Regatta. The Southland Regatta is a university rowing race that will be held annually during the first weekend of November. This rule is intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
This Notice informs owners and operators of facilities located within Captain of the Port Zones Buffalo, Duluth, Detroit, Lake Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie that they must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC no later than October 31, 2008.