Coast Guard June 2, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach and South Pasadena, FL
Document Number: E9-12822
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' and Corey Causeway (SR 693) Bridges across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, miles 114 and 117.7, at St. Petersburg Beach, and South Pasadena, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow both drawbridges to operate on a twice an hour schedule during the day. This deviation may be terminated/cancelled at any time via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: E9-12786
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow participants from the Metropolitan Car Club to cross the bridge, in a police escorted motorcade. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the motorcade.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E9-12785
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
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 Pennington Avenue Bridge, at mile 0.9, across Curtis Creek in Baltimore, MD. This deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs to the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge may remain in the closed position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ
Document Number: E9-12784
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the NJTRO Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position for seven hours on two days to facilitate rail maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without an opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
Document Number: E9-12783
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
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 lveston 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 eight hours with an opening at noon for the passage of vessels. The purpose of the closure is to replace parts on the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Houma Navigation Canal, Mile 36.0, at Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA
Document Number: E9-12782
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
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 SR 661 Swing Bridge across the Houma Navigation Canal, mile 36.0, in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to replace the center pivot pier bearings of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for 24 hours to accomplish the work.
Seventh Coast Guard District, Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, Temporary Restricted Anchorage
Document Number: E9-12707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning the establishment of three temporary restricted anchorages with associated safety/security zones within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because the geographic locations of the proposed anchorage areas are beyond three nautical miles from the baseline of the territorial sea.
Safety Zone: F/V PATRIOT, Massachusetts Bay, MA
Document Number: E9-12706
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is creating a temporary safety zone surrounding the sunken fishing vessel PATRIOT located approximately 17 miles northeast of Scituate, Massachusetts in Massachusetts Bay. The safety zone is in effect while the vessel remains on the sea floor and subsequently re-floated during salvage operations. The safety zone will then move with the vessel until the PATRIOT is safely moored. This action is necessary to ensure that vessels are not endangered by conducting dredging, diving, anchoring, fishing or other activities while the PATRIOT sits on the sea floor. This action is also necessary to assist in providing a safe work environment for those conducting the salvage operation. This temporary rulemaking is needed to protect the environment, the commercial fishing industry, salvage operators and the general public from potential hazards associated with the sunken vessel and from potential hazards associated with the salvage of the vessel.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: E9-12705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD. 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 Patapsco River during the event.