Coast Guard February 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; NASSCO Launching of USNS Charles Drew, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA.
Document Number: 2010-3964
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the NASSCO Ship Launching for the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Charles Drew. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of 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 (COTP) San Diego or his designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-3836
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) will meet at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, Ohio. GLPAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary on a wide range of issues related to pilotage on the Great Lakes, including the rules and regulations that govern the registration, operating requirements, and training policies for all U.S. registered pilots. The Committee also advises on matters related to ratemaking to determine the appropriate charge for pilot services on the Great Lakes.
Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-3834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent safety zone on all waters extending 100 yards from Pier 66, Elliot Bay, WA to ensure adequate safety of the boating public during multiple naval and aerial spectator events associated with the annual Fleet Week Maritime Festival. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative.
Security Zone; Freeport Channel Entrance, Freeport, TX
Document Number: 2010-3832
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established moving security zones for certain vessels, for which the Captain of the Port, Houston-Galveston deems enhanced security measures necessary on a case-by-case basis. These moving security zones extend 1,000 yards ahead and astern and 500 yards on each side of certain vessels. The moving security zone may commence at any point after certain vessels bound for the Port of Freeport enter the U.S. territorial waters (12 nautical miles) in the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston zone. These security zones are needed to safeguard the vessels, the public, and the surrounding area from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature. Unless exempted under this rule, entry into or movement within these security zones would be prohibited without permission from the COTP Houston-Galveston.
Security Zones; Brazos River, Freeport, TX
Document Number: 2010-3814
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established four permanent security zones in the Brazos River in Freeport, Texas. These security zones are being put in place to protect vessels, waterfront facilities, and surrounding areas from destruction, loss, or injury caused by terrorism, sabotage, subversive acts, accidents, or incidents of a similar nature. Entry into these zones is prohibited except by permission of the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2010-3813
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
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 SR 46 (Judge Seeber/Claiborne Avenue) Vertical Lift Bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, mile 0.9, (GIWW mile 6.7 EHL), at New Orleans, LA. The deviation is necessary to replace the counterweight wire ropes on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two (2) 120-hour time periods within a three week period.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2010-3812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish multiple permanent safety zones to ensure public safety during annual firework displays at various locations the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility (AOR). When these safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would limit the movement of vessels within the established firework display areas. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with firework displays. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones during times of enforcement is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Hudson River south of the Troy Locks, New York
Document Number: 2010-3471
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area on the navigable waters of the Hudson River south of the Troy Locks. This regulated navigation area is necessary to promote maritime safety, and protect mariners and the environment from the hazards associated with ice conditions. The regulated navigation area is intended to restrict vessels with less than 3000 horsepower while engaged in towing operations, from operating on the navigable waters of the Hudson River south of the Troy locks when ice conditions are 8 inches or greater unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or a designated representative.
St. Croix River Aids to Navigation
Document Number: 2010-3657
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to receive comments on the aids to navigation in the St. Croix River.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Systems on Commercial Vessels
Document Number: 2010-3094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the current regulations for fire suppression systems on several classes of commercial vessels. The amendments would clarify that approved alternatives to carbon dioxide systems may be used to protect some spaces on these vessels and would set general requirements for alternative systems.
Safety Zone; Wicomico Community Fireworks, Great Wicomico River, Mila, VA
Document Number: 2010-3474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a safety zone on the Great Wicomico River in the vicinity of Mila, VA in support of the Wicomico Community Fireworks event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement on the Great Wicomico River to protect mariners from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
Document Number: 2010-3473
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a two-day public workshop in Washington DC on marine technology and standards. This public workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from the technological impact on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. A related workshop was held in Arlington, VA, on June 3-4, 2008 (73 FR 25756, May 7, 2008), and this workshop will build upon many of the topics discussed there.
2010 Rates for Pilotage on the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2010-3396
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is increasing the rates for pilotage service on the Great Lakes by an average of 5.07% to generate sufficient revenue to cover allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and return on investment. This increase 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.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: 2010-3312
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Towing Safety Advisory Committee and its working group on the Revision of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 04-01 will meet in New Orleans, LA. The Committee will also discuss various issues relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. All meetings will be open to the public.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: 2010-2892
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet in Metairie, Louisiana (LA) to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. These meetings will be open to the public.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0086
Document Number: 2010-2891
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-10
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: 1625-0086, Great Lakes Pilotage. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, SC, Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2010-2771
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-2618
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (``HOGANSAC'' or ``the Committee'') and its working groups will meet in Houston, Texas to discuss waterway improvements, aids to navigation, area projects impacting safety on the Houston Ship Channel, and various other navigation safety matters in the Galveston Bay area. All meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Dive Platform, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
Document Number: 2010-2470
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a temporary safety zone around a dive platform vessel in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa, while diving operations are under way in and around the CHEHALIS wreck. The safety zone is necessary to protect other vessels and the general public from hazards associated with dive operations. Entry into or remaining in the safety zone during the effective period would be prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Honolulu.
Safety Zone; AICW Closure Safety Zone for Ben Sawyer Bridge Replacement Project, Sullivan's Island, SC
Document Number: 2010-2215
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway for the safe removal and replacement of the old and new approach spans of the Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge. This regulation is necessary to protect life and property on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from the dangers associated with the construction project. No vessel or person is allowed in this zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.