Coast Guard October 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2010 Annual Review and Adjustment
Document Number: E9-26212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update the rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes by 5.07% to generate sufficient revenue to cover allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and return on investment. The proposed update reflects an August 1, 2010 increase in benchmark contractual wages and benefits and an adjustment for inflation. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard strategic goal of maritime safety.
Safety Zone; Perdido Regional Host Outer Continental Shelf Platform, Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: E9-25595
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around the Perdido Regional Host (PRH), a high-production, manned oil and natural gas platform. The platform needs to be protected from vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a safety zone around the platform will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-25807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a correction to an earlier notice that published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 22, 2009, in order to correct the location of the Oakland, CA, public meeting listed in that earlier notice. The public meetings will be held by the Coast Guard (USCG) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters'' that published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 28, 2009. For the Oakland, CA meeting, our earlier notice incorrectly listed the Marriott Oakland City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607. The correct location for the Oakland public meeting is the Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Clinton, IA
Document Number: E9-25598
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operations of the Clinton Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, Mile 518.0, Clinton, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow time for performing needed maintenance and repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours' advance notice is given from 12:01 a.m., December 15, 2009 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2010.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-25558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice provides the times and locations of two public meetings which will be held by the Coast Guard (USCG) regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters'' that published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 28, 2009.
Safety Zone; Waters Surrounding M/V Guilio Verne and Barge Hagar for the Transbay Cable Laying Project, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: E9-25393
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding the Motor Vessel (M/V) Guilio Verne and barge Hagar while engaged in cable laying operations. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from hazards associated with the cable laying operations.
Regulated Navigation Area; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: E9-25263
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area on the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, NH. This temporary final rule places speed restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters on the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard between Henderson Point Light on Seavey Island and Badgers Island Buoy 14. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during ongoing ship construction.
Safety Zone; Catholic Church Procession; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-25023
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable waters of San Diego Bay in support of the Catholic Church Procession 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 Regulation; Blackwater River, Milton, FL
Document Number: E9-25021
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-19
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 CSX Transportation Railroad swing bridge across the Blackwater River, mile 2.80, at Milton, Florida. The deviation is necessary to replace the center pivot bearing of the swing span and will allow the bridge to remain closed to navigation for two consecutive days.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: E9-24832
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees will meet on October 31 and November 1 and 2, 2009, in Arlington, VA. The meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: E9-24831
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
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 California Route 160 Drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, near Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow Caltrans to conduct drawbridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the maintenance period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, VA
Document Number: E9-24830
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Jordan (S337) Bridge, at AIWW mile 2.8, across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch) in Chesapeake, VA, because the vertical-lift span has been removed.
Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water Discharged in U.S. Waters
Document Number: E9-24745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the periods for public comment on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the rulemaking entitled ``Standards for Living Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water'' (Docket No. USCG-2001-10486).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; East River, New York City, NY
Document Number: E9-24744
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, mile 6.4, across the East River at New York City, New York. This temporary final rule allows the Roosevelt Island Bridge to remain in the closed position for eleven months to facilitate a major rehabilitation of the bridge.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0014, 1625-0038, and 1625-0069
Document Number: E9-24742
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-15
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) 1625-0014, Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic Research Vessels; (2) 1625- 0038, Plan Approval and Records for Tank, Passenger, Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Nautical School Vessels and Oceanographic Research Vessels46 CFR Subchapters D, H, I, I-A, R and U; and (3) 1625-0069, Ballast Water Management for Vessels with Ballast Tanks Entering U.S. Waters. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone, Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E9-24657
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from October 2, 2009, through October 31, 2009. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. This rule will establish restrictions upon and control movement of vessels in the specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Pollution Prevention Equipment
Document Number: E9-24670
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing its January 16, 2009, interim rule establishing oil pollution prevention equipment requirements with one minor amendment to the rule's effective date for vessels with equipment installed on or after January 1, 2005. The rule harmonizes Coast Guard regulations with new International Maritime Organization (IMO) guidelines and specifications issued under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex I. It implements these MARPOL Annex I regulations and, ultimately, is intended to reduce the amount of oil discharged from vessels and eliminate the use of ozone-depleting solvents in equipment tests. All vessels replacing or installing oily-water separators and bilge alarms must install equipment that meets these revised standards. Newly constructed vessels carrying oil in bulk must install monitoring systems that meet the revised standards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA
Document Number: E9-24486
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Berkley Bridge across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 0.4, at Norfolk, Virginia. This deviation will test a change in the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a schedule change is needed.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: E9-24485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the regulations that govern the operation of the Berkley Bridge, mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. Due to the temporary closure of two area bridges, the Berkley Bridge has experienced an increase in traffic volume. The proposed change would provide set opening periods for the bridge during the day, relieving vehicular traffic congestion during the weekday daytime hours while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Regulated Navigation Areas, and Drawbridge Operation Regulations
Document Number: E9-24135
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between February 2006 and January 2008, that expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, regulated navigation areas and drawbridge operation regulations, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Notice of Enforcement of Regulation
Document Number: E9-24319
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay for the annual U.S. Navy and City of San Francisco sponsored Fleet Week Parade of Navy Ships, Blue Angels Flight Demonstrations, and Ship Tours to be held from October 8, 2009 through October 12, 2009. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representative.
Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York
Document Number: E9-24318
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document confirms that the direct final rule entitled ``Anchorage Regulations; Port of New York,'' published July 1, 2009, in the Federal Register (74 FR 31354), became effective September 29, 2009.
Anchorages; New and Revised Anchorages in the Captain of the Port Portland, OR, Area of Responsibility
Document Number: E9-24317
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a new anchorage, modifying existing anchorages, and revising the regulations governing anchorages in the Captain of the Port Portland, Oregon, area of responsibility. These changes are necessary to ensure that there are sufficient anchorage opportunities in that area, and to clarify the locations of those anchorage opportunities. In addition, the changes will help prevent conflicts with navigable channels and other uses of anchorage waters.
Safety Zone; Beachfest Fireworks, Pacific Ocean, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-24176
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego in support of the Beachfest 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.
Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Vessel Response Plan Requirements
Document Number: E9-24008
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a correction to an earlier document that published on September 25, 2009, in order to correct the date of the Washington, DC, public meeting. Our earlier notice listed 2 different dates for the same meeting; the correct date is October 28, 2009.
Special Local Regulation, Fran Schnarr Open Water Championships, Huntington Bay, NY
Document Number: E9-24007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent Special Local Regulation within the waters of Huntington Bay, New York for the annual Fran Schnarr Open Water Championships. This proposed Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of Huntington Bay by protecting swimmers from the hazards imposed by vessel traffic. This action is intended to increase the safety of the swimmers by limiting vessel access to a portion of Huntington Bay, New York during the swim event held on a single day each July. Entry into this area will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Long Island Sound or the designated on-scene patrol personnel.
Public Meeting on Ports and Waterways Assessment
Document Number: E9-23876
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting in order to receive public comments on the results of the U.S. Coast Guard sponsored Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment conducted July 14-15, 2009. Specific comments should target any risk areas within the waterways and
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX
Document Number: E9-23874
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-05
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 Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Victoria Barge Canal, mile 29.4 at Bloomington, Victoria County, Texas. The deviation is necessary to allow for joint replacement on the draw span. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 8 consecutive hours on October 19 and 20, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Direct Final Rule; Safety and Security Zones: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, Plymouth, MA
Document Number: E9-23754
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this direct final rule, the Coast Guard is amending existing regulations with a set of coordinates which will better reflect the safety and security zone around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. This action will prohibit entry into, or movement within, the safety and security zones located in Cape Cod Bay and adjacent shore areas. This action is necessary to ensure public safety and prevent sabotage or terrorist acts. The safety and security zones will close certain waters of Cape Cod Bay near the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant and land adjacent to those waters.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA
Document Number: E9-23643
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-01
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 Commodore Schuyler F. Heim drawbridge across Cerritos Channel, mile 4.9, at Long Beach, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow film industry use of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain secured at various elevations including the closed-to-navigation position during the filming operation.
Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-23642
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is expanding a naval security zone. The expanded zone will encompass a nearby, separate security zone in its entirety. The subsumed security zone will be removed from the regulations. This action also includes the installation of water barriers within the expanded security zone. These water borne barriers will provide a line of demarcation and a defensive measure as a safeguard from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals.