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Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel GRANT CANDIES
Document Number: E9-27636
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel GRANT CANDIES as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Between Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ
Document Number: E9-27635
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-18
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 Tacony-Palmyra Bridge (Route 73), across the Delaware River, mile 107.2 between the townships of Tacony, PA and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the resurfacing of the bridge roadway. This deviation reduces the vertical clearance of the bridge in the closed position by three feet and restricts operation of the draw span.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: E9-27634
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-18
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.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Bars Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington
Document Number: E9-27516
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing Regulated Navigation Areas (RNA) covering specific bars along the coasts of Oregon and Washington. The RNAs are necessary to help ensure the safety of the persons and vessels operating in those hazardous bar areas. The RNAs will do so by establishing clear procedures for restricting and/or closing the bars and mandating additional safety requirements for recreational and small commercial vessels operating in the RNAs when certain conditions exist.
Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978
Document Number: E9-26821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations to fully incorporate the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention), as well as the Seafarer's Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code) in the requirements for the credentialing of United States merchant mariners as found in 46 CFR Parts 10, 11, 12, and 15. The changes proposed incorporate lessons learned from implementation of the STCW Convention and STCW Code through the interim rule and attempt to clarify those regulations that have generated confusion in the past.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River, Steamboat Slough, and Ebey Slough; Everett and Marysville, WA
Document Number: E9-27355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the drawbridge operation regulation for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad drawbridge across Ebey Slough, mile 1.5, in Marysville, Washington so that two- hour notice would be required to open the bridge from 3:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. every day. The bridge will be opened on signal at all other times. The modification is necessary to allow Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to reduce staffing of the bridge during periods requiring infrequent openings. The Coast Guard is also proposing additional minor changes to the drawbridge operation regulations covering the Snohomish River system to delete obsolete requirements.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Port of Coos Bay Railroad Bridge, Coos Bay, North Bend, OR
Document Number: E9-27354
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the drawbridge operation regulation for the Port of Coos Bay Railroad Bridge, Coos Bay, mile 9.0, at North Bend, Oregon by deleting the requirement for special sound signals used in foggy weather and to change the name of the owner. This rule is necessary to make the sound signals used at the bridge consistent with other bridges in the area and to eliminate the unnecessary special sound signals.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Displays, Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: E9-27220
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon specified waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during fireworks displays launched from discharge sites located at National Harbor, in Prince Georges County, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Potomac River.
Safety Zone and Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E9-27219
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone and regulated navigation area on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Romeoville, IL. This temporary final rule places navigational and operational restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters located adjacent to and over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) electrical dispersal fish barrier system.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX
Document Number: E9-27134
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-12
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 one phase of an on-going maintenance project to replace the lift span motors and brakes. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours on November 23 and 24, 2009, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX
Document Number: E9-27133
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-12
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 replacement of the lift span motors. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 12 consecutive hours on November 17 and 18, 2009, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: E9-27132
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-12
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 at mile 3.1, across the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation a two-hour advance notice for bridge opening shall be required at the Witt Penn Bridge to facilitate bridge repairs.
Safety Zone; Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC); Seal Island, ME
Document Number: E9-27131
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document removes the interim rule published on September 8, 2009 (74 FR 46011), which announced a permanent safety zone around Seal Island, Maine from the shoreline out to the 60 foot depth curve. The September 8, 2009 interim rule is being removed because a comprehensive survey of Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC) in the area has not been completed therefore the Coast Guard is unable to determine if the risk posed warrants permanent establishment of the safety zone. Given the potential negative economic impact of the safety zone created by the Interim Rule and the limited reporting of MECs, this rule cancels the safety zone by removing it as a regulation.
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River
Document Number: E9-26572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) on the Lower Mississippi River and transfer certain vessel traffic management (VTM) provisions of the Mississippi River, LouisianaRegulated Navigation Area to the VTS. The proposed rule would implement current practices and operating procedures appropriate to an Automatic Identification System (AIS)-based VTS and facilitate vessel transits, enhance good order, promote safe navigation, and improve existing waterway operating measures. The rule also proposes minor conforming revisions to the existing VTM provisions and related regulations.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0057, 1625-0065, 1625-0104, and 1625-0105
Document Number: E9-26994
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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) 1625-0057, 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. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Sea World December Fireworks, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: E9-26992
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable waters of Mission Bay near San Diego, California in support of the Sea World December Fireworks. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; East Rockaway Inlet to Atlantic Beach Bridge, Nassau County, Long Island, NY
Document Number: E9-26991
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E9-26990
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0080, Customer Satisfaction Surveys. Our ICR describes 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 Number: 1625-0012
Document Number: E9-26989
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-10
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR), 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 collection of information: 1625-0012, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Mariners. Our ICR describes 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Lower Grand River, Iberville Parish, LA
Document Number: E9-26988
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the LA 75 pontoon bridge and the LA 77 swing bridge across the Lower Grand River, mile 38.4 and 47.0 respectively, in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. This deviation will test a change to both drawbridge's operating schedules to determine whether permanent changes to the schedules are needed. The deviation will allow an additional 30 minutes to the end of each scheduled closure period to provide more time for school buses to transit across the bridges.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lower Grand River, Iberville Parish, LA
Document Number: E9-26985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulations governing the operation of the LA 75 pontoon bridge and the LA 77 swing bridge across the Lower Grand River, mile 38.4 and 47.0 respectively, in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The Iberville Parish School Board has requested that the operating regulations of these bridges be changed to allow an additional 30 minutes to the end of each scheduled closure period to provide more time for school buses to transit across the bridge.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Victoria Barge Canal, Bloomington, TX
Document Number: E9-26984
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-10
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 one phase of an on-going maintenance project to replace the lift span motors and brakes.
Safety Zone; Coast Guard Use of Force Training Exercises, San Pablo Bay, CA
Document Number: E9-26792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone in San Pablo Bay for Coast Guard Use of Force Training exercises. This safety zone would be established to ensure the safety of the public and participating crews from potential hazards associated with fast-moving Coast Guard smallboats or helicopters taking part in the exercise. Unauthorized persons or vessels would be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; SR 90 Bridge, Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight and Ocean City, MD
Document Number: E9-26772
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Assawoman Bay in the vicinity of the SR 90 Bridge (Ocean City Expressway) that connects Isle of Wight and Ocean City, MD. This action will protect mariners and public property on Assawoman Bay from the hazards associated with possible falling debris from the channel span superstructure and facilitates expeditious repairs to the span by allowing the contracted company to maintain their position inside the main channel. Vessel traffic will be redirected to an alternative channel during the effective period.
Safety Zone; Corporate Party on Hornblower Yacht, Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E9-26574
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters in San Francisco Bay proximate to Pier 30-32 in San Francisco, CA in support of a Corporate Party on Hornblower Yacht. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. 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.
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.