Coast Guard June 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between MD and VA
Document Number: E9-15559
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations of the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I-95) Bridge, mile 103.8, across the Potomac River between Alexandria, VA and Oxon Hill, MD. This rule is being made in an effort to minimize the potential for major regional vehicular traffic impacts and consequences during bridge openings of the draw span while still providing for reasonable needs of marine traffic.
Voluntary Compliance With International Sewage Regulations in Annex IV to MARPOL 73/78
Document Number: E9-15485
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) No. 1-09, which provides guidance on voluntary compliance with MARPOL Annex IV. On January 1, 2010, the revised effluent standards and performance test criteria for sewage treatment plants under MARPOL Annex IV will enter into force internationally. The United States is not party to MARPOL Annex IV; however, vessels registered in the United States visiting nations that are party may need to demonstrate compliance with MARPOL Annex IV regulations on the prevention of pollution by sewage from ships. The U.S. Coast Guard is assisting vessels registered in the United States as well as the manufacturers of sewage treatment plants, and the independent laboratories that test such equipment, in demonstrating compliance with MARPOL Annex IV by providing the guidance in NVIC No. 1-09. Failure of a vessel registered in the United States to have the appropriate certificate demonstrating voluntary compliance with MARPOL Annex IV could result in a port State detention abroad.
Establishment of Suspension and Revocation National Center of Expertise
Document Number: E9-15195
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive, technical changes to Titles 33 and 46 of the CFR to reflect the authorization and establishment of the Coast Guard Suspension and Revocation National Center of Expertise (S&R NCOE). The S&R NCOE is responsible for performing suspension and revocation functions regarding Merchant Mariner Credentials. Investigating Officers (IOs), both military and civilian employees, are assigned to the S&R NCOE for this purpose. These changes affect internal Coast Guard organization and functioning only and will have no substantive effect on mariners or other members of the public.
Safety Zone; Paddle for Clean Water; San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-15187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone upon the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego, CA, in support of a paddling regatta near the Ocean Beach Pier. 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.
Material Safety Data Sheet Requirement in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
Document Number: E9-15337
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In the interest of providing seafarers with clear, concise, and accurate information on the health effects of certain toxic substances, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently amended the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, to require Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for ships carrying oil or oil fuel as defined in regulation 1 of Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto (MARPOL). Once accepted by member States in accordance with Article VIII of SOLAS, and effective January 1, 2011, SOLAS will require that each ship subject to SOLAS and carrying oil or oil fuel as defined in MARPOL must be provided with MSDSs prior to loading such oil as cargo in bulk or oil fuel. Additionally, the IMO has recommended a format and content for the MSDSs, and that recommendation becomes effective July 1, 2009; the Coast Guard encourages this recommended format, which is set out below.
Safety Zone; Harborfest 2009, Parade of Sail, Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: E9-15191
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a mobile safety zone on the Elizabeth River in the vicinity of Sewell's Point, Virginia, to Town Point Park, Norfolk, Virginia, in support of the Parade of Sail event taking place in conjunction with Harborfest 2009. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Elizabeth River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with marine parade events.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: E9-15024
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the list of recurring marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations make small changes to the regulated areas of two permitted marine events listed in the table attached to the regulation. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during marine events. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Chesapeake Bay and Assateague Channel, Virginia.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Mattaponi River, Wakema, VA
Document Number: E9-15023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Mattaponi Madness Drag Boat Race Series,'' a series of power boat races to be held on the waters of the Mattaponi River, near Wakema, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic during the power boat races in a segment of the Mattaponi River that flows along the border of King William County and King and Queen County near Wakema, Virginia.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Connection Slough, Bacon Island, CA
Document Number: E9-14946
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulation governing the operation of the Connection Slough Drawbridge. This final rule ensures a drawbridge operator can be contacted, is present at the drawbridge during identified increased navigation periods, and reduces the hours a drawbridge operator is required to be at the drawbridge and not gainfully employed. These changes will continue to provide for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions
Document Number: E9-14945
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.s. Coast Guard, Coast Guard
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (FPEIS) for the rulemaking entitled Vessel and Facility Response Plans for Oil: 2003 Removal Equipment Requirements and Alternative Technology Revisions (Docket No. USCG-2001-8661). The FPEIS assesses the potential environmental impacts from an increase of oil removal capability requirements for tank vessels and marine transportation-related (MTR) facilities. We request your comments on the FPEIS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Passaic River, NJTRO Bridge, Harrison, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-14944
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-25
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 New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Newark-Harrison Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 5.8, at Harrison, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical rehabilitation at the bridge. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for four months. A two week advance notice for bridge openings will be required during the four months of construction.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pamunkey River, West Point, VA
Document Number: E9-14772
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations of the Eltham Bridge (SR33/30), at mile 1.0, across Pamunkey River at West Point, Virginia. This final rule will allow the bridge to open on signal if at least four hours notice is given at all times while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation, due to the anticipated infrequency of requests for vessel openings of the drawbridge.
Safety Zone; Red, White, and Blue Tahoe Fireworks Display, Lake Tahoe, CA
Document Number: E9-14770
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Red, White, and Blue Tahoe Fireworks Display safety zone from 5 p.m. on July 3, 2009 through 10 p.m. on July 4, 2009 in position 39[deg]14'16'' N, 119[deg]53'59'' W (NAD83). This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, South Amboy, NJ, Public Event
Document Number: E9-14769
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
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 Route 35 Bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.0, at South Amboy, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the Rolling Thunder Freedom Ride. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for one hour during a public event to facilitate public safety.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, Nassau County, NY, Public Event
Document Number: E9-14768
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
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 Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, and the Long Beach Bridge, mile 4.7, across Reynolds Channel, Nassau County, New York. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the Salute to Veterans Fireworks Display. The deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the Salute to Veterans event to facilitate public safety.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Arthur Kill and Their Tributaries, Staten Island, NY and Elizabeth, NJ
Document Number: E9-14755
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Arthur Kill (AK) Railroad Bridge at mile 11.6, across Arthur Kill and the New Jersey Transit (NJTRO) Railroad Bridge at mile 0.5, across the Raritan River. This interim rule is intended to better meet the present needs of navigation and enhanced needs of rail traffic resulting from the resumption of rail traffic across the Arthur Kill (AK) Bridge.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0057, 1625-0065, 1625-0104, and 1625-0105
Document Number: E9-14753
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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 its approval for the following collections of information: (1) 1625-0057, Small Passenger VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapters K and T; (2) 1625-0065, Offshore Supply VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter L; (3) 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials; and (4) 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. Before submitting these ICRs to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Great Egg Harbor Bay, Between Beesleys Point and Somers Point, NJ
Document Number: E9-14747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations that govern the operation of the US Route 9/Beesleys Point Bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay, at mile 3.5, between Beesleys Point and Somers Point, NJ. This proposal would allow the drawbridge to operate on an advance notice basis during specific dates and times of the year. The proposed change would result in more efficient use of the bridge during dates and times of infrequent transit.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0009, 1625-0047, 1625-0063, 1625-0070, and 1625-0084
Document Number: E9-14744
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
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 five 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) 1625-0009, Oil Record Book for Ships; (2) 1625-0047, Plan Review and Records for Vital System Automation;
Safety Zone; IJSBA World Finals, Lower Colorado River, Lake Havasu, AZ
Document Number: E9-14591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu on the lower Colorado River in Arizona in support of the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals. 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 would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this temporary safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego or his designated representative.
Safety Zone: F/V PATRIOT, Massachusetts Bay, MA
Document Number: E9-14586
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 F/V 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 F/V 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.
Safety Zone; Independence Day Celebration for the City of San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E9-14585
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Independence Day Celebration for the City of San Francisco Fireworks safety zone from 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. on July 4, 2009. The fireworks will be fired simultaneously from two separate locations: Location 1 will be held 1,000 feet from Pier 39 in position 37[deg] 48.710' N and 122[deg] 24.464' W on July 4, 2009 and Location 2 will be fired from the Municipal Pier in Aquatic park in position 37[deg] 48.611' N and 122[deg] 25.532' W on July 4, 2009. This action is necessary to control vessel traffic and to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Notice of Arrival on the Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: E9-14584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to enhance maritime domain safety and security awareness on units and personnel engaging in activities on the Outer Continental Shelf by proposing regulations which will require notice of arrival for units planning to engage in Outer Continental Shelf activities. The proposed rules would implement provisions of the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 and increase overall maritime domain awareness by requiring owners or operators of United States and foreign flag floating facilities, mobile offshore drilling units, and vessels to submit notice of arrival information to the National Vessel Movement Center prior to engaging in Outer Continental Shelf activities.
Safety Zone; Naval Training, San Clemente Island, CA
Document Number: E9-14557
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean at the north end of San Clemente Island in support of Naval Live Fire Training. 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) San Diego or his designated representative.
Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: E9-14552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend special local regulations for annual regattas and marine parades in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie zone. This action is necessary to protect and separate the public from the hazards of these events. This proposed rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mermentau River, Mile 68.0, at Mermentau, Acadia and Jefferson Davis Parishes, LA
Document Number: E9-14550
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
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 BNSF Swing Bridge across the Mermentau River, mile 68.0, in Mermentau, Acadia and Jefferson Davis Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to repair the pinion gear that turns the center pivot pier of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for 34 hours to accomplish the work.
Safety Zone; Target Fireworks, Detroit River, Detroit, MI
Document Number: E9-14549
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on the Detroit River, Detroit, Michigan. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Detroit River during the Target Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Sigma Gamma Fireworks, Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Document Number: E9-14389
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake St. Clair during the Sigma Gamma Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Southside Summer Fireworks, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI
Document Number: E9-14388
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on the St. Clair River, Port Huron, Michigan. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the St. Clair River during the Southside Summer Fireworks. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zones: Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: E9-14384
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual fireworks displays in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone during June 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009. This action is necessary for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during these events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Safety Zone; Thunder on Niagara, Niagara River, North Tonawanda, NY
Document Number: E9-14382
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing of a safety zone for a powerboat race in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This 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 rule is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with a powerboat race.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: E9-14381
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishment of safety zones for annual events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. This proposed rule adds events not previously published in Coast Guard regulations. These safety zones are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays or other events.
Regulated Navigation Area; Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City Anchorage Basin, MD
Document Number: E9-14252
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent regulated navigation area (RNA) in certain waters of the Chesapeake and Delaware (C & D) Canal, within the anchorage basin at Chesapeake City, Maryland, to be enforced annually, on the last Saturday in June, from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. This RNA is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property and the environment. This RNA will restrict and control the movement of vessels throughout the anchorage basin during the Town of Chesapeake City's Canal Day event.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-14248
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice announces a teleconference meeting of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) to discuss items listed in the agenda as well as other items that NOSAC may consider. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Mile 460.0 to 470.5, Cincinnati, OH
Document Number: E9-14166
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Ohio River, beginning at mile marker 460.0 and ending at 470.5. This zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators, and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the 8th Annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest marine event. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or other designated representative.
Safety Zone; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-14163
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. 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; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E9-13890
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during July 1, 2009 through July 29, 2009. This action is necessary to protect vessels and people from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Regulated Navigation Area; East Rockaway Inlet to Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, Long Island, NY
Document Number: E9-13889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a regulated navigation area extending from the entrance of East Rockaway Inlet to the Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, New York. This regulated navigation area will affect commercial vessels carrying petroleum products in excess of 250 barrels by requiring them to plan all transits of the regulated navigation area so that they maintain a minimum of two feet under keel clearance at all times. Additionally, they may not transit the regulated navigation area if a small craft advisory, or more severe weather warning, has been issued, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound. This action is necessary because significant shoaling in this area has reduced the depths of the navigable channel and has increased the risk of vessels grounding in the channel and the potential for a significant oil spill.
Safety Zone; Marinette Marine Vessel Launch, Marinette, WI
Document Number: E9-13888
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Menominee River near Marinette, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Menominee River during a vessel launching. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the vessel launching.
Anchorage Regulations; Long Island Sound
Document Number: E9-13884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish seven anchorage grounds in Long Island Sound. These anchorages would be located within Connecticut or New York State waters. This action is necessary to aid in facilitating the safe and secure anchorage of vessels, particularly deep draft vessels, transiting Long Island Sound or awaiting entry to a port or facility in New York and Connecticut.
Safety Zone: Ohio River Mile 265.2 to 266.2 and From Kanawha River Mile 0.0 to 0.5, Point Pleasant, WV
Document Number: E9-13778
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the waters of the Ohio River beginning at mile 265.2 and ending at mile 266.2, and the waters of the Kanawha River beginning at mile 0.0 and ending at mile 0.5, extending the entire width of both rivers. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the City of Point Pleasant 2009 Fireworks Display. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Crew Boat MR ZACHARY
Document Number: E9-13777
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the crew boat MR ZACHARY as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Safety Zone; AVI July Fireworks Display; Laughlin, NV
Document Number: E9-13776
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: E9-13775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on September 19 and 20, 2009 for a portion of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, adjacent to the Naval Reserve Center and the Orange public boat ramps located in Orange, TX. The northern boundary is from the end of Navy Pier One at 30[deg]05'45'' N 93[deg]43'24'' W then easterly to the river's eastern shore. The southern boundary is a line shoreline to shoreline at latitude 30[deg]05'33'' N. This safety zone is needed to protect spectators and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a high speed boat race. With the exception of participating vessels and patrol craft, entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur, or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Rockets Over the River; Bullhead City, AZ
Document Number: E9-13774
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the lower Colorado River, Bullhead City, AZ, in support of the Rockets Over the River 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.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel BLN HULL 563
Document Number: E9-13773
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel BLN HULL 563 as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Safety Zone; Sea World Summer Nights Fireworks; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-13772
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-12
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 Summer Nights Fireworks. 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 Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Document Number: E9-13640
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-10
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 Coronado Beach Bridge (SR 44) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 854, at New Smyrna Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to repair the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation during the deviation period.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: E9-13634
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security is establishing the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MMMAC) under authority of 6 U.S.C. 451 and shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.). Individuals interested in serving on this committee are invited to apply for membership.
Special Local Regulations; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: E9-13534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend special local regulations for annual regattas and marine parades in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This action is necessary to protect the public and participants from hazards associated with regattas and marine parades. This proposed rule is intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades.