Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and a selection of its subcommittees and working groups will hold meetings to discuss various issues relating to the marine transportation of hazardous materials in bulk. These meetings will be open to the public. The subcommittees that will meet are Outreach, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard, Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security (HCTS), and International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code. The working groups that will meet are Barge Emission and Hazard Communication, the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), and First Responders.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard is seeking applications for appointment to membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC). CTAC advises, consults with, and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe and secure transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels in U.S. ports and waterways.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; East River, New York City, NY, Maintenance
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Roosevelt Island Bridge across the East River, mile 6.4, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for one month to facilitate completion of ongoing bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Port Huron to Mackinac Island Sail Race
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island Sail Race. This action is necessary to safely control vessel movements in the vicinity of the race starting point 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 (``PATCOM'').
Safety Zone; Naval Training August and September, San Clemente Island, CA
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) or his designated representative.