Coast Guard April 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Thunder on Niagara, Niagara River, North Tonawanda, NY
Document Number: E9-9993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of a safety zone for a powerboat race in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This proposed rule is intended to restrict vessels from areas of water during events that pose a hazard to public safety. The safety zone established by this proposed rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with a powerboat race.
Security Zone; Portland Rose Festival on Willamette River
Document Number: E9-9992
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Portland Rose Festival Security Zone on the Willamette River from 1 p.m. on June 3, 2009, until 10 a.m. June 8, 2009. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and security of maritime traffic, including the public vessels present, on the Willamette River during the Portland Rose Festival. During the enforcement period, entry into the security zone detailed in 33 CFR 165.1312 is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Portland or his designated representative.
Security Zone; Freeport LNG Basin, Freeport, TX
Document Number: E9-9991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone in the Freeport LNG Basin. This security zone is needed to protect vessels, waterfront facilities, the public, and other surrounding areas from destruction, loss, or injury caused by sabotage, subversive acts, accidents, or other actions of a similar nature. Entry into this zone would be prohibited, except for vessels that have obtained the express permission from the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston or his designated representative.
Security Zone; Freeport Channel Entrance, Freeport, TX
Document Number: E9-9990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish moving security zones for certain vessels, for which the Captain of the Port, Houston- Galveston deems enhanced security measures necessary on a case-by-case basis. These moving security zones would extend 1,000 yards ahead and astern and 500 yards on each side of certain vessels, which would display the international signal flag or pennant number five to signal a security zone is established around the vessel. The moving security zone may commence at any point after certain vessels bound for the Port of Freeport enter the U.S. territorial waters (12 nautical miles) in the Captain of the Port (COTP) Houston-Galveston zone. These security zones are needed to safeguard the vessels, the public, and the surrounding area from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature. Unless exempted under this rule, entry into or movement within these security zones would be prohibited without permission from the COTP Houston-Galveston.
Safety Zone; Mill Creek, Fort Monroe, VA, USNORTHCOM Civic Leader Tour and Aviation Demonstration
Document Number: E9-9798
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on Mill Creek in the vicinity of the Fort Monroe Military Reservation, VA during the USNORTHCOM Civic Leader Tour Event and Aviation Demonstration. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the vicinity of Mill Creek to protect mariners and the public from the hazards associated with aviation events.
Safety Zone; Blue Water Resort and Casino APBA National Tour Rounds 1 & 2; Colorado River, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E9-9718
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Blue Water Resort and Casino APBA National Tour Rounds 1 & 2. 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 though, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-9717
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-29
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 Witt Penn Bridge across the Hackensack River at mile 3.1, and the Lower Hack Bridge at mile 3.4, across the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the Lower Hack Bridge will be allowed to provide a maximum opening of only 110 feet at mean high water for a period of 30-days and both bridges will be allowed to remain in the closed position for a period of 45-days to facilitate major bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draws without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Safety Zone; St. Thomas Harbor, Charlotte Amalie, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: E9-9640
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of St. Thomas Harbor in support of the Virgin Islands Carnival Finale fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of spectators, participating vessels and their crews, 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 (COTP) San Juan or the designated representative.
Revision of LNG and LHG Waterfront Facility General Requirements
Document Number: E9-9639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the requirements for waterfront facilities handling liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied hazardous gas (LHG). The proposed revisions would bring the regulations up to date with existing industry practices and current Coast Guard policy implemented due to increased emphasis on security since the events of September 11, 2001. These revisions would harmonize the Coast Guard's regulations for LNG with those established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency responsible for permitting onshore and near-shore LNG terminals. This proposed rulemaking would not affect LNG deepwater ports.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-9637
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-28
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 Hamilton Avenue Bridge across the Gowanus Canal, mile 1.2, at Brooklyn, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge shall require a four-hour advance notice for bridge openings for three months and a three day bridge closure to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Island, NY Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Hempstead, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-9636
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-28
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 Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel at mile 15.4, at Jones Beach, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may operate on a limited operating schedule to facilitate the completion of bridge construction.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
Document Number: E9-9635
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bascule Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 357.2 west of Harvey Locks, at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for five hours a day for 14 non-consecutive days in order to perform scheduled maintenance.
Crewmember Identification Documents
Document Number: E9-9634
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard requires each crewmember on a foreign commercial vessel en route to a U.S. port or place of destination or at a U.S. port or place, or on a U.S. commercial vessel coming from a foreign port or place of departure to a U.S. port or place of destination, to carry and present upon demand an acceptable identification when in U.S. navigable waters. The vessel operators are required to ensure that crewmembers comply with this requirement. This rule would implement a Maritime Transportation Security Act mandate and help ensure that the Coast Guard can authoritatively identify crewmembers on vessels in U.S. navigable waters.
Safety Zone; Coronado Fourth of July Fireworks; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-9583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the Coronado Fourth of July Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of crew, spectators, and other users and vessels of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this temporary safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; BWRC `300' Enduro; Lake Moolvalya, Parker, AZ
Document Number: E9-9575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the Lake Moolvalya region on the lower Colorado River in support of the Bluewater Resort and Casino `300' Enduro. This 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 Zone; Red Bull Air Races; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-9537
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the Red Bull Air Races. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, participants and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized to do so by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E9-9536
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) will meet in Philadelphia, PA to discuss various issues to improve oil spill prevention and response strategies for the Delaware River and Bay. This meeting will be open to the public.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0101, 1625-0102, and 1625-0103
Document Number: E9-9535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
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 three Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0101, Periodic Gauging and Engineering Analyses for Certain Tank Vessels Over 30 Years Old; (2) 1625-0102, National Response Resource Inventory; and (3) 1625- 0103, Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the United States. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: E9-9534
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). NAVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on a wide range of issues related to the prevention of collisions, rammings, and groundings. This includes, but is not limited to: Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Keweenaw Waterway, Houghton, MI
Document Number: E9-9448
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the U.S. 41 (Sheldon Avenue) Lift Bridge, at Mile 16.0, across the Keweenaw Waterway, in Houghton, MI. Under this temporary deviation, the U.S. 41 (Sheldon Avenue) Lift Bridge will be allowed to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during specific dates and times. The deviation is necessary to perform reconstruction to the city streets that access the U.S. 41 (Sheldon Avenue) Lift Bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: E9-9447
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the drawbridge operation regulations of the S.R. 44 Bridge, at mile 1.7, across Mantua Creek at Paulsboro, NJ. This proposal would allow the drawbridge to operate on an advance notice basis year-round. The proposed change would result in more efficient use of the bridge.
2009 Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: E9-9432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to update the rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes by 9.41%, effective August 1, 2009, to generate sufficient revenue to cover allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and returns on investment. The proposed update reflects an August 1, 2009, increase in benchmark contractual wages and benefits, as well as an increase in the ratio of pilots to ``bridge hours.'' This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard strategic goal of maritime safety.
Safety Zone; Waters Surrounding Berth 7 at the Port of Oakland, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E9-9167
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, CA at Berth 7 at the Port of Oakland during the offloading of the ZHEN HUA 18. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; April to May Naval Underwater Detonation; Northwest Harbor, San Clemente Island, CA
Document Number: E9-9166
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Northwest Harbor of San Clemente Island in support of the Naval Underwater Detonation. This safety zone is necessary to ensure non-authorized personnel and vessels remain safe by keeping clear of the hazardous area during the training activity. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Volvo Ocean Race 2009, Nahant, Boston Harbor, MA
Document Number: E9-9165
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation during the Volvo Ocean Race 2009 In-Port Race to be held on Broad Sound, off Nahant, Massachusetts, on May 9, 2009. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This proposed action is intended to restrict vessel traffic before, during and after the race.
Safety Zone; AVI July Fireworks Display; Laughlin, NV
Document Number: E9-9004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone on the navigable waters of the lower Colorado River, Laughlin, NV, in support of a fireworks display near the AVI Resort and Casino. This 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 Zone; Rockets Over the River; Bullhead City, AZ
Document Number: E9-9002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the lower Colorado River, Bullhead City, AZ, in support of a fireworks display fired from the Arizona State Land Base in approximate position 35[deg]09.15' N, 114[deg]34.07' W. This 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 Zone; Sea World 4th of July Fireworks Display; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-9001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World 4th of July Fireworks Display. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of crew, spectators, and other users and vessels 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.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: E9-8975
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), established as a discretionary committee in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463), will meet in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public in the morning and will be closed to the public in the afternoon.
Safety Zone; Jordan Bridge Demolition, Elizabeth River, Chesapeake and Portsmouth, VA
Document Number: E9-8946
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Elizabeth River in the vicinity of Chesapeake and Portsmouth, VA during demolition of the Jordan Bridge. This action is intended to protect mariners and public property on the Elizabeth River from the hazards associated with bridge demolition.
Safety Zone, Red River, MN
Document Number: E9-8911
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Marine Safety Unit Duluth, MN is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Red River, MN. This safety zone is being established to ensure, to the extent practicable, the safety of the public. The safety zone prohibits individuals from entering all navigable waters of the Red River, in the State of Minnesota, north of a line drawn across latitude 46[deg]20'00'' N, including those portions of the river in Wilkin, Clay, Norman, Polk, Marshall and Kittson counties, extending to the United States-Canada international border.
Safety Zone; Sea World Spring Nights; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-8760
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World Spring Nights. This 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 Zone; Red Bull Air Race, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: E9-8759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Detroit River during the Red Bull Air Race. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with air races.
Safety Zone: Gwynn Island 4th of July Fireworks, Piankatank River, Gwynn Island, VA
Document Number: E9-8722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the Piankatank River in the vicinity of Gwynn Island, VA in support of the Gwynn Island 4th of July Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Piankatank River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW); Albany Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: E9-8618
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the US40-322 Albany Avenue Bridge, at ICW mile 70.0, across Inside Thorofare at Atlantic City, NJ. This deviation is necessary to facilitate traffic control during the Atlantic City Air Show. This deviation will cause the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to- navigation position for a brief period of time.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: E9-8615
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) and its working groups on the Revision of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 04-01, and on the Clarification of Current Licensing Regulations pertaining to Apprentice Mates (Steersmen) will meet in Dania Beach, FL. The Committee will also discuss various issues relating to shallow- draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. All meetings will be open to the public.
Regulated Navigation Areas: Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, Oregon Inlet, NC
Document Number: E9-8610
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the waters of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina (NC). The RNA is needed to protect maritime infrastructure and the maritime public during fender repair work on the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: E9-8606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the location for a public meeting to receive comments on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements that was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2009. As stated in that document, the ANPRM discusses the Coast Guard's preliminary thoughts on potential requirements for owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard under 33 CFR chapter I, subchapter H, for use of electronic readers designed to work with TWICs as an access control measure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Beach Thorofare, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: E9-8493
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations of the Route 30 Bridge, at ICW mile 67.2, across Beach Thorofare at Atlantic City, NJ. This will allow the drawbridge to open on signal every hour during high transit periods during summer months and operate on an advance notice basis at all other times. The change will result in more efficient use of the bridge.
Safety Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-8492
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the Fireworks Display. This 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-8305
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
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 Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for nine hours to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: E9-8304
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Louisiana State Route 23 (LA 23) vertical lift span bridge, also known as the Judge Perez Bridge, across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six hours a day for 21 consecutive days in order to perform scheduled maintenance.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, AL
Document Number: E9-8285
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for twelve hours in order to perform scheduled maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; LaLoutre Bayou, Yscloskey, LA
Document Number: E9-8271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the operation of the State Route 46 (LA 46) Bridge across LaLoutre Bayou, mile 22.9, at Yscloskey, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Jamaica Bay, New York, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-8268
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
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 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 two weekends in May. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge track repairs.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Back Bay of Biloxi, Biloxi, MS
Document Number: E9-8267
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the I-110 bascule span bridge across the Back Bay of Biloxi, mile 3.0, in Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for two (2) two-hour periods daily to facilitate the movement of vehicular traffic.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Bars Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington
Document Number: E9-8266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces two public meetings to receive comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Regulated Navigation Areas; Bars Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington'' that was published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2009 (74 FR 7022). The Coast Guard is also reopening the period for public comment on that notice of proposed rulemaking.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0097 and 1625-0099
Document Number: E9-8150
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
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 two Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0097, Plan Approval and Records for Marine Engineering Systems46 CFR Subchapter F; and (2) 1625-0099, Requirements for the Use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Compressed Natural Gas as Cooking Fuel on Passenger Vessels. Our ICRs describe 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0022, 1625-0093, 1625-0094 and 1625-0095
Document Number: E9-8149
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
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 four Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0022, Application for Tonnage Measurement of Vessels; (2) 1625-0093, Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Materials in BulkLetter of Intent and Operations Manual; (3) 1625-0094, Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids; and (4) 1625-0095, Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions. Our ICRs describe 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.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: E9-8142
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to receive comments on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements that was published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2009. As stated in that document, the ANPRM discusses the Coast Guard's preliminary thoughts on potential requirements for owners and operators of certain vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard under 33 CFR chapter I, subchapter H, for use of electronic readers designed to work with TWICs as an access control measure.