Coast Guard March 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2010-7249
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
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 I Street Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.4, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make bridge repairs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Acushnet River, New Bedford and Fairhaven, MA, Event-Road Race
Document Number: 2010-7246
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
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 Route 6 New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge across the Acushnet River, mile 0.0, between New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate a public event, the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center 5K Road Race, by allowing the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours during the running of the 5K Road Race.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2010-7244
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
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 SR170 Centerville Turnpike Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 15.7, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs to the swing span. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: 2010-7238
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
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 Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge, mile 1.8, across the Hackensack River at Jersey City, New Jersey. This deviation allows the bridge owner to require a two hour advance notice for bridge openings April through September and several bridge closures to facilitate bridge painting operations. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lower Grand River, Iberville Parish, LA
Document Number: 2010-7167
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the LA 75 pontoon bridge, mile 38.4, in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The Iberville Parish School Board requested that the operating regulation of the LA 75 pontoon bridge be changed to add an additional 30 minutes to the end of the morning scheduled closure period to provide more time for school buses to transit across the bridge. The additional time is needed as a result of school redistricting.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chehalis River, Aberdeen, WA, Schedule Change
Document Number: 2010-7166
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the U.S. Highway 101 bascule bridge across the Chehalis River, mile 0.1, at Aberdeen, Washington. At least one-hour notice by telephone will be required at all times for draw openings. The change is necessary to allow the bridge owner to reduce the staffing requirements of the bridge in light of the infrequent openings requested for the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Port of Coos Bay Railroad Bridge, Coos Bay, North Bend, OR
Document Number: 2010-7159
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulation for the Coos Bay Railroad Bridge, Coos Bay, mile 9.0, at North Bend, Oregon to delete the requirement for special sound signals used in foggy weather and to change the name of the owner. The change 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; Red River, MN
Document Number: 2010-7158
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), Marine Safety Unit Duluth, MN is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Red River, MN. This safety zone is being established to ensure the safety of the public. The safety zone will prevent individuals from entering all navigable waters of the Red River in the State of Minnesota north of a line drawn across latitude 46[deg]20'00'' N, including those portions of the river in Wilkin, Clay, Norman, Polk, Marshall and Kittson counties, to the United States-Canada international border.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2010-7157
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Safety Zone; United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2010-6995
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay in support of the United Portuguese SES Centennial Festa. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, and other users and vessels of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this temporary safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area: Narragansett Bay, RI and Mount Hope Bay, RI and MA, Including the Providence River and Taunton River
Document Number: 2010-6859
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule modifies provisions contained in the existing Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) that were originally implemented to
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2010-6694
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Advisory Committee (CFIVSAC). The CFIVSAC provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters relating to the safe operation of commercial fishing industry vessels.
Safety Zone; Dive Platform, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
Document Number: 2010-6693
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around the USNS Sioux or M/V EL LOBO GRANDE II dive platform and the 332-foot Tanker Barge CAPELLA while they are performing operations in and around the CHEHALIS wreck. The safety zone is necessary to protect other vessels and the general public from hazards associated with pre-staging vessels and dive operations. Entry into or remaining in the safety zone during the effective period is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Honolulu.
Safety Zones; March Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility (AOR)
Document Number: 2010-6445
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing two safety zones on the waters of Puget Sound, WA for firework displays. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the fireworks displays. 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.
Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978
Document Number: 2010-6297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is revisiting the approach proposed in 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, as published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2009.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2010-6294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulations establishing permanent safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone during annual events. When these safety zones are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during annual events that pose a hazard to public safety. The safety zones amended by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, boat races, and other events.
Safety Zone; Invista Inc Facility Docks, Victoria Barge Canal, Victoria, TX
Document Number: 2010-6161
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for a partial blockage of the Victoria Barge Canal when the Invista Inc facility is offloading cargo from an oversized barge, which is approximately 380 feet in length. Commercial traffic will be prohibited from passing the barge while it is offloading cargo because the navigable width of the channel will be substantially reduced. The safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public during these transfer operations.
Special Local Regulation, Fran Schnarr Open Water Championships, Huntington Bay, NY
Document Number: 2010-6159
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document supplements the Coast Guard's October 6, 2009 proposal to establish a permanent Special Local Regulation on the navigable waters of Huntington Bay, New York due to the annual Fran Schnarr Open Water Championships. The Special Local Regulation is required to provide for the safety of life by protecting swimmers and their safety craft from the hazards imposed by marine traffic. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking will reduce the size of the proposed regulated area, clarify the course description and revise the anticipated enforcement period of the special local regulation.
Safety Zone; Lake Mead Intake Construction, Lake Mead, Boulder City, NV
Document Number: 2010-6029
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Lake Mead in support of the construction project for Lake Mead's Intake 3. This safety zone is necessary to ensure non- authorized personnel and vessels remain safe by keeping clear of the hazardous area during blasting, excavating, and any other general construction work. 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) or his designated representative.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-6027
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) and its subcommittees will meet on April 15-17, 2010, in Arlington, VA. The meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC
Document Number: 2010-5855
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Gallants Channel at Beaufort, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance to the Grayden Paul Draw Bridge.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-5763
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet in New Orleans LA to discuss various issues relating to offshore safety and security. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY, Maintenance
Document Number: 2010-5762
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
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 Wreck Lead Railroad Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, New York. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for six hours to facilitate bridge maintenance. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bullards Ferry Bridge, Coquille River, Bandon, OR
Document Number: 2010-5761
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the drawbridge operation regulation for the U.S. Highway 101 Bullards Ferry Bridge that crosses over the Coquille River at mile 3.5 near Bandon, Oregon so that the vertical lift span will not need to open for ten months while the bridge is being painted. The rule is necessary to ensure that the painting operation will not be disrupted by bridge openings. The bridge has not had to be opened for a vessel in seven years.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel CALLAIS PROVIDER
Document Number: 2010-5760
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel CALLAIS PROVIDER as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel CALLAIS PROVIDER
Document Number: 2010-5758
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel CALLAIS PROVIDER as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting Cancelled
Document Number: 2010-5834
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) meeting scheduled for March 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA and published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2010 (75 FR 9426) is cancelled.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel BUMBLE BEE
Document Number: 2010-5649
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel BUMBLE BEE as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Notification of the Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Document Number: 2010-5520
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel JOE GRIFFIN
Document Number: 2010-5385
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel JOE GRIFFIN as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Tugboat MR JOE
Document Number: 2010-5381
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the tugboat MR JOE as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Security Zone; Freeport LNG Basin, Freeport, TX
Document Number: 2010-5056
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a permanent security zone in the Freeport LNG Basin. This security zone is needed to protect vessels, waterfront facilities, the public, and other surrounding areas from destruction, loss, or injury caused by sabotage, subversive acts, accidents, or other actions of a similar nature. Entry into this zone is prohibited, except for vessels that have obtained the express permission from the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston or his designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Bars Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington; Correction
Document Number: 2010-4769
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register on November 17, 2009, adding a section and establishing regulated navigation areas for bars along the coasts of Oregon and Washington. That document inadvertently failed to include an option for mariners to use VHF-FM Channel 16 for notifying the Coast Guard, and also contained typographical errors improperly describing VHF-FM Channel 16 and a position of latitude. This document corrects the final regulations.
Security Zone; Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2010-4808
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary security zone in certain waters of Washington Channel on the Potomac River. The security zone is necessary to provide for the security and safety of life and property of event participants, spectators and mariners during the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant's Change of Command ceremony from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. on May 25, 2010. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Baltimore, Maryland, or his designated representative.
South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2010-4649
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the South Texas Area Maritime Security (STAMS) Committee to submit their application for membership to the Captain of the Port, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 2010-4648
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operation regulations of the S213 Bridge, at mile 26.8, across Chester River at Chestertown, MD. This final rule allows the bridge to open on signal if at least six hours notice is given and will provide for the reasonable needs of navigation, due to the anticipated infrequency of requests for vessel openings of the drawbridge.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chester River, Chestertown, MD
Document Number: 2010-4647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the reenactment portion of the ``Chestertown Tea Party Festival,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of the Chester River, Chestertown, MD on May 29, 2010. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Chester River during the event.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Numbers: 1625-0056
Document Number: 2010-4646
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an 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: 1625-0056, Labeling required in 33 CFR Parts 181 and 183 and 46 CFR 25.10-3. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Revision to Navigation and Inspection Circular 11-93, Change 3 (NVIC 11-93 CH-3), Applicability of Tonnage Measurement Systems to U.S. Flag Vessels
Document Number: 2010-4645
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is developing a revision to NVIC 11-93 CH-3 Applicability of Tonnage Measurement Systems to U.S. Flag Vessels to update the document and improve its usefulness. We are seeking public suggestions for changes to the current revision to NVIC 11-93 CH-3 and comments on the proposed revisions listed in the purpose section of this notice. The public is encouraged to suggest discussion of any international conventions, Federal regulations, or definitions that are
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, VA
Document Number: 2010-4365
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-03
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 is necessary to test another change in the drawbridge operation schedule based on comments received from the first test deviation published on October 9, 2009.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2010-4362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a supplemental change to the regulations that govern the operation of the of the Berkley (I-264) Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. The new proposal would continue to provide set openings 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 to include new operating procedures for transiting vessels.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-4363
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) will meet in Philadelphia, PA to discuss various issues to improve oil spill prevention and response strategies for the Delaware River and Bay. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; AVI May Fireworks Display, Colorado River, Laughlin, NV
Document Number: 2010-4204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a safety zone, on the navigable waters of the lower Colorado River, Laughlin, NV, in support of a fireworks display near the AVI Resort and Casino. 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.