Coast Guard August 31, 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.