Coast Guard January 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2010-1801
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-29
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 Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon) Bascule Bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, mile 4.6, at New Orleans, LA. The deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians as they bike across the bridge for the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed during the event.
Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, SC, Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2010-517
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Tugboat MR SAM
Document Number: 2010-1712
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the tugboat MR SAM as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel INGRID
Document Number: 2010-1711
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel INGRID, as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel C-AGGRESSOR
Document Number: 2010-1710
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel C-AGGRESSOR, as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1415
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will hold a teleconference to discuss and prepare recommendations for the Coast Guard concerning the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (USCG-2004-17914). These recommendations were developed during a MERPAC working group meeting on January 5-6, 2010, and this teleconference will be held to finalize those proposed recommendations. The teleconference will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Baltimore Captain of Port Zone
Document Number: 2010-1265
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in all navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Baltimore zone. The temporary safety zone restricts vessels from transiting the zone during the effective period, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore, or his designated representative. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with ice in the navigable waterway.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Great Egg Harbor Bay, Between Beesleys Point and Somers Point, NJ
Document Number: 2010-1264
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing 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 rule will allow the drawbridge to operate on an advance notice basis during specific dates and times of the year. The rule change will result in more efficient use of the bridge during dates and times of infrequent transit.
Safety Zone: Congress Street Bridge, Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2010-1003
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the waters surrounding the Congress Street Bridge over the Pequonnock River in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This zone is necessary to protect vessels transiting in the area from hazards imposed by construction barges and equipment that are being utilized for partial demolition of the Congress Street Bridge. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound, New Haven, Connecticut.
Safety Zones; Hydroplane Races Within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2010-764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish permanent safety zones for Hydroplane Races to take place on various dates on the waters of Dyes Inlet, Port Angeles and Lake Washington, WA. When these safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would limit the movement of non-participating vessels within the established race areas while hydroplane races are taking place. This proposed rule is needed to ensure the safety of the maritime public from inherent dangers associated with high-speed watercraft races on navigable waterways during these events.
Safety Zone; Havasu Landing Annual Regatta; Colorado River, Lake Havasu Landing, CA
Document Number: 2010-763
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Havasu, California in support of the Havasu Landing Annual Regatta. 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 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.
Interim Policy for the Sharing of Information Collected by the Coast Guard Nationwide Automatic Identification System
Document Number: 2010-632
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has developed an interim policy for the access and sharing of information collected by the Coast Guard Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS). The Coast Guard is also seeking comments on the applicability and levels of sharing of information collected by the NAIS, the definition of historical NAIS information, and any commercial or security sensitivities with respect to sharing NAIS information in order to assist us in the development of the final policy on NAIS information sharing. This policy would serve as guidance for Coast Guard program managers and field units regarding the sharing of information collected by the NAIS with foreign governments, Federal, State, local, and Indian tribal governments, and non-government entities.
Safety Zone; Todd Pacific Shipyards Vessel Launch, West Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-550
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the West Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, Washington. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or her Designated Representative. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of recreational and commercial traffic in the area during a vessel launch operation at Todd Pacific Shipyards, located at the entrance to the West Duwamish Waterway.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel C-CHARIOT
Document Number: 2010-549
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel C-CHARIOT as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel HOLIDAY
Document Number: 2010-548
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the anchor handling tug supply vessel HOLIDAY as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Tractor Tug FORTE
Document Number: 2010-547
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the tractor tug FORTE as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Terminate Long Range Aids to Navigation (Loran-C) Signal
Document Number: 2010-439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register of January 7, 2010 (75 FR 998). The document announced termination of the Long Range Aids to Navigation (Loran-C) Signal commencing on or about February 8, 2010. The document had an incorrect word in the DATES section.
Security Zone; Escorted U.S. Navy Submarines in Sector Seattle Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2010-438
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a moving security zone around any U.S. Navy submarine that is operating in the Sector Seattle Captain of the Port Zone, which includes the Puget Sound and coastal waters of the State of Washington, and is being escorted by the Coast Guard. The security zone is necessary to help ensure the security of the submarines, their Coast Guard security escorts, and the maritime public in general. The security zone will do so by prohibiting all persons and vessels from coming within 1,000 yards of an escorted submarine unless authorized by the Coast Guard patrol commander.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2010-437
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
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 I695 Bridge across Curtis Creek, mile 0.9, at Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs to the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: 2010-436
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
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 Dubuque Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, Mile 579.9, Dubuque, 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. January 15, 2010 until 9 a.m., March 15, 2010.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers, CT
Document Number: 2010-435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the regulation governing the operation of three bridges across the Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers at New Haven, Connecticut, to relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridges during time periods when the bridges seldom receive requests to open while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Inside Thorofare, Ventnor City, NJ
Document Number: 2010-434
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
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 Dorset Avenue Bridge, at ICW mile 71.2, across Inside Thorofare, at Ventnor City. This bridge is a double-leaf bascule drawbridge. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate structural rehabilitation to one of the bascule leafs.
Regulated Navigation Area; U.S. Navy Submarines, Hood Canal, WA
Document Number: 2010-433
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) covering the Hood Canal in Washington that will be in effect whenever any U.S. Navy submarine is operating in the Hood Canal and being escorted by the Coast Guard. The RNA is necessary to help ensure the safety and security of the submarines, their Coast Guard security escorts, and the maritime public in general. The RNA will do so by requiring all persons and vessels located within the RNA to follow all lawful orders and/or directions given to them by Coast Guard security escort personnel.
Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act-2009 Implementation
Document Number: 2010-432
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of December 23, 2009 (74 FR 68150). The document concerned the adjustment of fines and other civil monetary penalties.
Cargo Securing Methods for Packages in Transport Vehicles or Freight Containers
Document Number: 2010-106
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks comments from the public on methods for securing cargo in transport vehicles and freight containers in order to determine if a standardized approval or certification process or improved performance criteria for flexible strapping securing systems is needed. Under current U.S. regulations and international codes, there is no certification or qualification standard for blocking, bracing, or for the use of strapping systems for securing cargo. Cargo must be secured to prevent shifting in any direction during transport. Packages of hazardous materials must be braced and dunnaged within a container so that they are not likely to be pierced or crushed and the materials must be in proper condition for transportation. Currently, the specific method for securing cargo is left to the discretion of the individual or company packing the container. The Coast Guard is considering whether there is a need for a standardized certification or approval process for cargo securing systems.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0087
Document Number: 2010-105
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-08
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 Request (ICR) and Analysis to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0087, International Ice Patrol Customer Survey. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Record of Decision (ROD) on the U.S. Coast Guard Long Range Aids to Navigation (Loran-C) Program
Document Number: 2010-84
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Coast Guard (USCG), announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) to decommission the USCG Loran-C Program and terminate transmission of the North American Loran-C Radionavigation Signal. The ROD is supported by the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact
Terminate Long Range Aids to Navigation (Loran-C) Signal
Document Number: 2010-83
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On October 28, 2009, the President signed into law the 2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The Act allows for the termination of the Loran-C system subject to the Coast Guard certifying that termination of the Loran-C signal will not adversely impact the safety of maritime navigation and the Department of Homeland Security certifying that the Loran-C system infrastructure is not needed as a backup to the GPS system or to meet any other Federal navigation requirement. Those certifications were made; and the U.S. Coast Guard will, commencing on or about February 8, 2010, implement plans to terminate the transmission of the Loran-C signal and commence a phased decommissioning of the Loran-C infrastructure. These plans include ending transmissions at 18 Loran stations located in the contiguous United States and 6 Loran stations in Alaska. The Department of Homeland Security anticipates that all Loran stations will cease transmitting the Loran-C signal by October 1, 2010.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: E9-31410
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-06
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 minor 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.
Safety Zone; FRONTIER DISCOVERER, Outer Continental Shelf Drillship, Chukchi and Beaufort Sea, Alaska
Document Number: E9-31351
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary safety zone around the DRILLSHIP FRONTIER DISCOVERER, while anchored on location in order to drill exploratory wells at various prospects located in the Chukchi and Beaufort Sea Outer Continental Shelf, Alaska, from 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2010 through 11:59 p.m. on October 31, 2010. The purpose of the temporary safety zone is to protect the DRILLSHIP from vessels operating outside normal shipping channels and fairways. Placing a temporary safety zone around the DRILLSHIP 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.
Safety Zone and Regulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, IL
Document Number: E9-31350
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing both a safety zone and a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Romeoville, IL. This temporary interim rule places navigational, environmental 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.
Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels and Deepwater Ports
Document Number: E9-31349
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule published on July 1, 2009. The interim rule increased the limits of liability that apply under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) to vessels and to deepwater ports subject to the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The interim rule also established the methodology the Coast Guard uses to adjust the OPA 90 limits of liability for inflation, and made minor regulatory amendments to clarify applicability of the OPA 90 single-hull tank vessel limits of liability.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Harlem River, New York, NY
Document Number: E9-31228
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the bridges across the Harlem River at New York City, New York. This final rule revises the drawbridge operation regulations by expanding the bridge opening periods and also removes redundant language and requirements that are no longer necessary.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the High Speed Ferry SUSITNA
Document Number: E9-31227
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the high speed ferry SUSITNA as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel KELLY ANN CANDIES
Document Number: E9-31226
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel KELLY ANN CANDIES as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.