Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY, Maintenance
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge at mile 6.7, across Jamaica Bay, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the Beach Channel Railroad Bridge may remain in the closed position for three weekends in November. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Temporary Safety Zone: LST-1166 Safety Zone, Southeastern Tip of Lord Island, Columbia River, Rainier, OR
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Columbia River encompassed in a 500 foot radius surrounding LST-1166, which is a vessel located near the southeastern tip of Lord Island at position 46[deg]07[min]18[sec] N 123[deg]00[min]51[sec] W adjacent to the Oregon shoreline. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Portland, Oregon or his designated representatives. The Captain of the Port is taking this action to help ensure the safety of the maritime public as well as the individuals conducting oil and hazardous material clean-up operations on LST-1166.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Witt Penn Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.1, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for one day to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
The Coast Guard is revising the dates and reinstating a temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This regulated navigation area and safety zone places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting through the electrical dispersal barrier IIA.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0079 and 1625-0088
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) and Analyses to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of their approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0079, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1995 and 1997 Amendments to the International Convention; and (2) 1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, Washington, DC, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, VA, and Prince Georges County, MD
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers in order to safeguard high-ranking government officials and the public-at- large before, during, and after scheduled activities associated with the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. This security zone will be in effect between January 14, 2009 and January 25, 2009.