Coast Guard February 25, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.