Coast Guard August 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Mississippi River, Mile 427.3 to 427.5
Document Number: 2010-21616
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, Mile 427.3 to 427.5, extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from safety hazards associated with a land based firework display occurring on the Upper Mississippi River. Entry into this zone will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Security Zone; U.S. Coast Guard BSU Seattle, Pier 36, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-21615
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone at U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Base Support Unit (BSU) Seattle, Pier 36, Elliot Bay, Seattle, WA. This permanent security zone is necessary to protect military and visiting foreign vessels, waterfront facilities, and the maritime public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. Entry into or movement within this security zone is prohibited without the permission of the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Offshore Supply Vessel LYMAN MARTIN
Document Number: 2010-21614
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance was issued for the offshore supply vessel LYMAN MARTIN as required by 33 U.S.C. 1605(c) and 33 CFR 81.18.
Lifesaving Equipment: Production Testing and Harmonization With International Standards
Document Number: 2010-20917
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulations for certain lifesaving equipment, including launching appliances (winches and davits), release mechanisms, survival craft (lifeboats, inflatable liferafts, and inflatable buoyant apparatuses), rescue boats, and automatic disengaging devices. The proposed rules would harmonize the Coast Guard's design, construction, and performance standards for this lifesaving equipment with international standards. In addition, the proposed rules would provide for the use of qualified independent laboratories, instead of Coast Guard inspectors, during the approval process and for production inspections of certain types of lifesaving equipment.
Safety Zones; Swim Events Within the Sector New York Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2010-21311
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing five temporary safety zones for swim events occurring on waters of the Hudson River, East River and Long Island Sound. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect swimmers, spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with the swim events. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or designated representative.
Safety Zone; Raccoon Creek, Bridgeport, NJ
Document Number: 2010-21309
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in specified waters of Raccoon Creek, Bridgeport, NJ. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters while contractors replace steel I-beams. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel access in order to protect mariners in a portion of Raccoon Creek.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pocomoke River, Snow Hill, MD
Document Number: 2010-21303
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
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 S12 Bridge across the Pocomoke River, mile 29.9, at Snow Hill, MD. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the cleaning and painting of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC and Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2010-21300
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
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 two North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) drawbridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate distance races. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the races.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-21218
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 7, 2010 through September 11, 2010. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' installation of parasitic structures which will help control the spread of aquatic nuisance species that might devastate the waters in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Clifton, NJ
Document Number: 2010-20926
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Route 3 Bridge, mile 11.8, across the Passaic River at Clifton, New Jersey. This final rule will allow the bridge to remain in the closed position. The purpose of this rule is to facilitate the installation of a utility cable at the bridge. The Route 3 Bridge has not received a request to open since 1998.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Melville, LA
Document Number: 2010-20925
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
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 vertical lift bridge across the Atchafalaya River, mile 107.4, at Melville, St. Landry and Point Coupee Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to perform asbestos abatement work to the draw tender's house. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least a three hour advance notice is given from September 9, 2010 through October 9, 2010.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Taunton River, Fall River and Somerset, MA
Document Number: 2010-20922
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the Brightman Street (Rt-6) Bridge at mile 1.8, across the Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. This final rule will help relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridge at times when there have been few requests to open the bridge. In addition, we are also removing some obsolete language from the regulations, the operation regulations for the Bristol County Bridge at mile 10.3, because that bridge has subsequently been replaced with a fixed highway bridge.
Safety Zone; DEEPWATER HORIZON at Mississippi Canyon 252 Outer Continental Shelf MODU in the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2010-20921
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the temporary safety zone around the riser for the DEEPWATER HORIZON, a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU), at Mississippi Canyon 252, in the Outer Continental Shelf. The safety zone in place at 33 CFR 147.T08-849 terminates on August 26, 2010. Extending the effective period for this safety zone provides continued and uninterrupted protection of personnel involved in ongoing response efforts. Continuing the safety zone around the riser will significantly reduce the threat of collisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. Response efforts continue at the water's surface and subsurface.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Roanoke River, Plymouth, NC
Document Number: 2010-20920
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations during the ``East Coast Drag Boat Association Race'', a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Roanoke River near Plymouth, North Carolina. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Roanoke River adjacent to Plymouth, North Carolina during the power boat race.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, St. Mary's River, St. Inigoes, MD
Document Number: 2010-20919
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon specified waters of the St. Mary's River, a tributary of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during military pyrotechnic flare exercises launched from a U.S. Navy helicopter located near St. Inigoes, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the St. Mary's River.
Regulated Navigation Areas, Safety Zones, Security Zones; Deepwater Ports in Boston Captain of the Port Zone, MA
Document Number: 2010-20746
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing regulated navigation areas (RNAs) and safety and security zones around the recently constructed Neptune Deepwater Port Facility, and modifying RNA and safety zone regulations for the existing Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port (NEGDWP), both of which are located in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The purpose of these regulated areas is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with deepwater port operations, and to protect the liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGCs) and deepwater port infrastructure from security threats or other subversive acts. All vessels, with the exception of LNGCs and deepwater port support vessels, will be prohibited from anchoring within 1,000 meters of the submerged turret loading (STL) buoys associated with the deepwater port, and prohibited from entering waters within 500 meters of the deepwater port STL buoys or the LNGCs using them. Additionally, vessels will be prohibited from deploying equipment which could become entangled in submerged infrastructure within 1,000 meters of STL buoys.
Safety Zone; Thunder on Niagara, Niagara River, North Tonawanda, NY
Document Number: 2010-20744
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Niagara River, North Tonawanda, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Niagara River during the Thunder on Niagara powerboat races. This safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with powerboat races.
Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-20735
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) will hold a public meeting in Washington, DC to hear comments on the priorities of oil pollution research, including projects related to the Deepwater Horizon incident and the Arctic environment. This meeting is designed to give the public an opportunity to provide statements as to where the ICCOPR, a Federally mandated committee, should focus their efforts concerning oil pollution research. Public comment will then be used to augment the revision of the 1997 Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan. This meeting will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Celebrate Erie, Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA
Document Number: 2010-20633
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Presque Isle Bay, Erie, PA for the Celebrate Erie fireworks. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Presque Isle Bay in Erie, PA during the Celebrate Erie fireworks display, August 22, 2010. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a firework display.
Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20631
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Houston/Galveston Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (HOGANSAC) 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; AVI September Fireworks Display, Laughlin, Nevada, NV
Document Number: 2010-20602
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2011 Annual Review and Adjustment
Document Number: 2010-20544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to increase the rates for pilotage on the Great Lakes to generate sufficient revenue to cover allowable expenses, target pilot compensation, and return on investment. The proposed update reflects a projected August 1, 2011, increase in benchmark contractual wages and benefits and an adjustment for deflation. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's strategic goal of maritime safety.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments, Sector Columbia River; Correction
Document Number: 2010-20509
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of August 11, 2010, a document concerning non-substantive changes to Title 33 Parts 3 and 165 of the Code of Federal Regulations. That publication contained several errors regarding the name of the Sector that was being disestablished and one being established in its place. In addition, there was an error in amendatory instruction 5. This document corrects these errors.
Safety Zone; Blue Angels at Kaneohe Bay Air Show, Oahu, HI
Document Number: 2010-20364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes two temporary safety zones while the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Squadron conducts aerobatic performances over Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. These safety zones are necessary to protect watercraft and the general public from hazards associated with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aircraft low flying, high powered jet aerobatics over open waters. Vessels desiring to transit through the zones can request permission by contacting the Honolulu Captain of the Port at telephone number 808-842-2600.
Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2010-20363
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Lower Mississippi River Waterway Safety Advisory Committee will meet in New Orleans to discuss various issues relating to navigational safety on the Lower Mississippi River and related waterways. This meeting will be open to the public.
Invocation of Sunken Military Craft Act
Document Number: 2010-20388
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing that a C-130 aircraft which crashed off the coast of California is a sunken military craft. It is therefore prohibited for any person to engage or attempt to engage the aircraft or its contents in any way that disturbs, removes, or injures the aircraft or its contents.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: 2010-20251
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-17
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 Pittsburgh, PA. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2010-20250
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Pennington Avenue Bridge, across Curtis Creek, mile 0.9, at Baltimore, MD. This deviation allows the bridge to operate on a restricted schedule to facilitate structural repairs.
Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, and Drawbridge Operation Regulations
Document Number: 2010-20249
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-17
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 August 2009, that expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, and drawbridge operation regulations, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Safety Zone; Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2010-20124
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zones for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan Zone during two periods from 9:15 p.m. on September 10, 2010 through 11 p.m. on September 11, 2010. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Changes to Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification System, and Boating Accident Report Database
Document Number: 2010-20122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the proposed rule published May 7, 2010, which concerns proposed changes in the Standard Numbering System, Vessel Identification System, and Boating Accident Report Database.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-20120
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during two periods from 9:15 p.m. on September 1, 2010 through 10:30 p.m. on September 4, 2010. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Regulated Navigation Area; Boom Deployment Strategy Testing, Great Bay, NH
Document Number: 2010-20119
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) in navigable waters near Great Bay, New Hampshire. This temporary regulation is in effect while the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) conducts boom deployments to test the effectiveness of oil spill response strategies, and is necessary to ensure the safety of exercise participants and the maritime public from hazards associated with the boom deployment exercise. While the RNA is in effect, all vessels must transit at bare steerageway and comply with directions from the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
Document Number: 2010-20117
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the fireworks safety zone in Possession Sound from 5 p.m. on September 11, 2010 through 1 a.m. on September 12, 2010. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with firework displays. During the enforcement period, 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.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Within the Captain of the Port Sector Boston Zone
Document Number: 2010-19977
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones within the Captain of the Port Sector Boston Zone for various fireworks events. These safety zones are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these fireworks events. Entering into, transiting through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Boston.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2010-19974
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC). This Committee advises the Coast Guard on a wide range of issues related to navigation safety such as the prevention of collisions, rammings, and groundings. This includes, but is not limited to: Inland and International Rules of the Road, navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, and aids to navigation systems.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments, Bridges
Document Number: 2010-19890
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout our regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard bridge and navigable waters regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Consumer Price Index Adjustments of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Limits of Liability-Vessels and Deepwater Ports
Document Number: 2010-19753
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On July 1, 2009, the Coast Guard amended the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 limits of liability for vessels and deepwater ports to reflect significant increases in the Consumer Price Index. The amendment triggered information collection requirements affecting vessel operators required to establish evidence of financial responsibility. This notice announces that the collection of information has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and may now be enforced. The OMB Control Number is 1625-0046.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project
Document Number: 2010-19630
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed replacement by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey of the 82-year old Goethals Bridge across the Arthur Kill between Staten Island, NY, and Elizabeth, NJ. The FEIS analyzes the potential for impact to the natural, human and cultural environment of the proposed Goethals Bridge Replacement Project.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments, Sector Columbia River, WA
Document Number: 2010-19754
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout our regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to reflect the renaming of Sector Seattle to Sector Puget Sound as part of the Coast Guard reorganization.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0089
Document Number: 2010-19632
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a correction to a Federal Register Notice published on July 9, 2010 to extend the comment period
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT, Maintenance
Document Number: 2010-19631
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-10
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 Metro North (Peck) Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, Connecticut. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate scheduled maintenance for three months.
Regulated Navigation Area; Galveston Channel, TX
Document Number: 2010-19521
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) across the entire width of the Galveston Channel in the vicinity of Sector Field Office (SFO) Galveston, Texas. This RNA will require vessels to navigate at no wake speeds within this area. Vessel transits at greater than minimum safe speed and causing wake in this area will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston or a designated representative. This RNA is needed to protect the Coast Guard SFO Galveston assets, break wall, and piers from further damage associated with excessive wake and to protect ongoing base construction.
Safety Zone; Kanawha River Mile 56.7 to 57.6, Charleston, WV
Document Number: 2010-19520
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the waters of the Kanawha River beginning at mile 56.7 (C&O Railroad) and ending at mile 57.6 (Interstate Route 64 Bridge), extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the Toyota Governor's Cup Jet Ski Race. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2010-19518
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the drawbridge operation regulations of the Berkley (I-264) Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. This change will allow the drawbridge to operate with four opening periods between the rush hours until October 5, 2012, relieving increased vehicular traffic congestion while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Navigation and Navigable Waters; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments, Sector Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2010-19326
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes throughout our regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to reflect the renaming of Sector Seattle to Sector Puget Sound as part of the Coast Guard reorganization.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-19324
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet by teleconference to discuss items related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. This meeting will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA
Document Number: 2010-19322
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation during the USCG City of Portsmouth Celebration Rowing Regatta on the Elizabeth River. The event consists of a series of crew rowing races to be held on the waters of the Elizabeth River, near Portsmouth, Virginia. This special local regulation will restrict vessel traffic and is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Captain of the Port Sector Boston Zone
Document Number: 2010-19291
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations within the Captain of the Port Sector Boston Zone for several swim events and power boat races. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Boston.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Newark Bay, NJ, Maintenance
Document Number: 2010-19290
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-05
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 Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position on three Mondays to facilitate scheduled maintenance.