Coast Guard November 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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: 2010-30148
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
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, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 6, 2010 through December 11, 2010 and from December 13, 2010 through December 18, 2010. This enforcement action will then occur again from 7 a.m. on December 20, 2010 through 5 p.m. on December 23, 2010. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' startup testing of the new dispersal barrier IIB, which will help control the spread of aquatic nuisance species that have the potential of devastating the waters of the Great Lakes. 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.
Safety Zone; “Contagion” Movie Filming, Calumet River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-30146
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Calumet River near Chicago, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Calumet River due to the filming of a movie involving high speed boat chases and other dangerous stunts on the water. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the stunts that will be performed on the river during the filming of this movie.
Safety Zone; Bridge Demolition; Illinois River, Seneca, IL
Document Number: 2010-30142
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Illinois River near Seneca, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Illinois River due to the demolition of the Seneca Highway Bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the demolition of the Seneca Highway Bridge.
Safety Zone; USS Fort Worth Launch, Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2010-30137
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Menominee River during the launching of the USS Fort Worth on December 4, 2010. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with the launching of this extremely large ship.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2010-30133
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from December 4, 2010 through January 1, 2011. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area 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.
Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee; Meetings
Document Number: 2010-29938
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Delaware River and Bay Oil Spill Advisory Committee (DRBOSAC) will meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to discuss and approve DRBOSAC's report on oil spill prevention and response strategies for the Delaware River and Bay. These meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; 1000-yard radius from position 29°48.77′ N 091°33.02′ W, Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal, St. Mary Parish, LA
Document Number: 2010-29878
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone extending to a 1000-yard radius from position 29[deg]48.77' N 091[deg]33.02' W, Charenton Drainage and Navigation Canal, St. Mary Parish, LA. This Safety Zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to a sunken vessel and associated hazards.
Pittsburgh Area Maritime Security Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2010-29672
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Pittsburgh Area Maritime Security Committee to submit their application for membership, to the Captain of the Port, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Safety Zone; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Mile Marker 49.0 to 50.0, west of Harvey Locks, Bank to Bank, Bayou Blue Pontoon Bridge, Lafourche Parish, LA
Document Number: 2010-29670
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway extending from Mile Marker 49.0 to Mile Marker 50.0, bank to bank, West of Harvey Locks, Lafourche Parish, LA. This Safety Zone is needed to protect the general public, vessels, and tows from destruction, loss, or injury due to repairs of the Bayou Blue Pontoon Bridge and associated hazards.
Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliot Bay, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2010-29422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulation establishing a permanent safety zone extending 100 yards from Pier 66, Elliot Bay, WA to ensure adequate safety during the parade of ships and aerial demonstration for Fleet Week. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking introduces revisions to enforcement dates, times and location of this safety zone. This safety zone is necessary in order to restrict vessel movement for participant and spectator safety in the proximity of Pier 66, Elliot Bay, WA to provide unencumbered access for response craft in the event of an emergency during the annual parade of ships and aerial demonstration.
Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone
Document Number: 2010-29423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the enforcement period for the safety zone established for the Oregon Symphony Concert Fireworks Display in Portland, Oregon. The amendment is necessary because in recent years the actual date of the event has differed from that listed in the enforcement period of the regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bayou Liberty, Mile 2.0, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2010-29300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to change the regulation governing the operation of the S433 bridge over Bayou Liberty, mile 2.0, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, LA. It will allow the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a two-hour notice for an opening of the draw. This proposed rule change will be in conjunction with a temporary deviation to test the rule change and allow for public comment.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Bayou Liberty, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2010-29299
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-22
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 S433 bridge over Bayou Liberty, mile 2.0, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell, LA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. It will allow the bridge to remain unmanned during most of the day by requiring a two-hour notice for an opening of the draw. This deviation will be in conjunction with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to make this deviation permanent.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control numbers: 1625-0108.
Document Number: 2010-29167
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
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: 1625-0108, Standard Numbering System for Undocumented Vessels. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA
Document Number: 2010-29166
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
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 Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. Maintenance is scheduled in the winter and when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to open on signal if at least 24 hours advance notice is given.
Traffic Separation Schemes: In the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Its Approaches; in Puget Sound and Its Approaches; and in Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia
Document Number: 2010-29165
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In this interim rule with request for comments, the Coast Guard codifies traffic separation schemes in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its approaches, in Puget Sound and its approaches, and in Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia. These traffic separation schemes (TSSs) were validated by a Port Access Route Study (PARS) conducted under the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA), 33 U.S.C. 1221-1232 and were adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). They have been shown on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) charts since 2006, and are currently documented in the IMO publication ``Ships' Routeing,'' Ninth Edition, 2008. Codifying these internationally recognized traffic separation schemes provides better routing order and predictability, increases maritime safety, and reduces the potential for collisions, groundings, and hazardous cargo spills. The Coast Guard is issuing this interim rule with a request for comments to permit the public to comment on changes made to some geographic positions located in Haro Strait, Boundary Pass, and the Strait of Georgia that were made after the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
Limited Service Domestic Voyage Load Lines for River Barges on Lake Michigan
Document Number: 2010-28993
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special load line regime for certain unmanned dry-cargo river barges to be exempted from the normal Great Lakes load line assignment while operating on Lake Michigan. Depending on the route, eligible barges may obtain a limited domestic service load line assignment or be conditionally exempted from any load line assignment at all. This special load line regime allows river barges operating under safe conditions to directly transport non- hazardous cargoes originating at inland river ports as far as Milwaukee and Muskegon, resulting in significant cost savings.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Displays, Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2010-28898
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon specified waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during fireworks displays launched from a discharge barge located at National Harbor, in Prince Georges County, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Potomac River.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, VA
Document Number: 2010-28738
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the regulations that govern the operation of the Gilmerton (US13/460) Bridge across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch), AIWW mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. Due to the construction of the new Gilmerton Highway Bridge, the existing drawbridge has experienced increased delays to vehicular traffic during unscheduled vessel openings. The proposed change would provide adjustments and set opening periods for the bridge during the day, relieving vehicular traffic congestion during the weekday and weekend daytime hours while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, VA
Document Number: 2010-28737
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
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 Gilmerton (US13/460) Bridge across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch), AIWW mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a schedule change is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed position for certain vessels for longer morning and evening rush hour periods during the weekdays and will implement scheduled bridge openings between the rush hours and on the weekends.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Neuse River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2010-28736
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
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 Neuse River Railroad Bridge across Neuse River, mile 34.2, at New Bern, NC. This closure is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs.
Safety Zone; Beaufort River/Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: 2010-28680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the Beaufort River portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Carolina during the construction and expansion of the J.E. McTeer Bridge, also referred to as the S.C. 802 Bridge. This regulation is necessary to protect life and property on the navigable waters of the Beaufort River during the construction and expansion of the J.E. McTeer Bridge. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2010-28326
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-10
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 Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance and critical repairs that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed to navigation position for fifty-six days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2010-28204
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-09
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 Upper Hack Bridge at mile 6.9, across the Hackensack River, at Secaucus, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for two days in November to facilitate bridge repairs.
Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait
Document Number: 2010-28115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Coast Guard
The Coast Guard (USCG) is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate: The continued applicability of and the need for modifications to current vessel routing measures; and the need for creation of new vessel routing measures in the Bering Strait. The goal of the study is to help reduce the risk of marine casualties and increase the efficiency of vessel traffic in the study area. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemaking action or appropriate international agreements.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB
Document Number: 2010-27845
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
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: 1625-0073, Alteration of Unreasonable Obstructive Bridges. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB
Document Number: 2010-27844
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
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 a revision of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0008, Regattas and Marine Parades. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; Increase of Security Zones From 100 to 500 Yards; San Francisco Bay, Delta Ports, Monterey Bay, and Humboldt Bay, CA
Document Number: 2010-27707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes a permanent increase in security zone size from 100 yards (91 meters) to 500 yards (457 meters) on the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, Delta Ports, Monterey Bay, and Humboldt Bay, CA. Security zones are necessary to effectively protect high value assets (HVAs) such as cruise ships, high interest vessels (HIV), or tankers, as defined in 33 CFR 165.1183. A security zone is only enforceable within the limits of that zone. The limitation of the 100 yard (91 meters) security zone hinders reaction time and the ability of the coxswains to determine the target of interest's (TOI) intent, properly assess the situation, and execute protective measures for HVAs. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within the temporary security zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative.
Temporary Security Zones; San Francisco Bay, Delta Ports, Monterey Bay and Humboldt Bay, CA
Document Number: 2010-27704
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones on the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, Delta Ports, Monterey Bay and Humboldt Bay, CA, in support of increasing the size of security zones currently provided by 33 CFR 165.1183 from 100 yards to 500 yards. These temporary security zones are necessary to effectively protect cruise ships, high interest vessels (HIVs), or tankers, as defined under 33 CFR 165.1183. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within the temporary security zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her designated representative.
Safety Zone: Richardson Ash Scattering by Fireworks, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2010-27703
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay 1,500 feet off Yellow Bluff, Sausalito, CA during a fireworks display in support of the Richardson Ash Scattering. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port or her designated representative.
Policy for Banning of Foreign Vessels From Entry into United States Ports
Document Number: 2010-27592
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard announces release of policy letter 10-03, Banning of Foreign Vessels. This policy letter outlines U.S. Coast Guard procedures for denying entry of certain foreign flagged commercial vessels into any port or place in the United States as a result of the vessel's history of operating in a continuous substandard condition in waters subject to United States jurisdiction.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Wrightsville Channel, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2010-27590
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for the swim portions of ``Beach 2 Battleship Full and Half Iron Distance Triathlon,'' to be held on the waters adjacent to Wrightsville Beach, 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 on Banks, Motts, and Wrightsville Channels during the swimming portion of this event.
Regulated Navigation Area; Greenville Bridge Demolition, Lower Mississippi River Mile 531.3, AR, MS
Document Number: 2010-27587
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River beginning at mile 528 and ending at mile 535 extending the entire width of the waterway in Arkansas and Mississippi. Vessels will not be permitted to be in this area at certain times during the demolition of the Greenville Bridge, Lower Mississippi River Mile 531.3. Additionally, vessels will not be allowed to meet or pass in the RNA and must proceed at a minimum safe speed. This RNA is needed to protect personnel and vessels from the potential safety hazards during the demolition of the Greenville Bridge, Lower Mississippi River Mile 531.3.
Security Zone; U.S. Coast Guard BSU Seattle, Pier 36, Seattle, WA; Correction
Document Number: 2010-27480
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a final rule in the Federal Register on August 31, 2010 which created a security zone around the U.S. Coast Guard Base Support Unit Seattle, Pier 36, on Elliot Bay in Seattle, WA. This correction document provides more precise coordinates to match the geographic description of the zone provided in the final rule to better depict the boundaries of the security zone for charting purposes. This document makes that change to the subject final rule security zone which, as described in the preamble of the final rule, extends from the north western tip of Pier 36 across the inlet to the south western tip of Pier 36, effectively closing off the access point such that unauthorized vessels are prohibited from entering the pier.