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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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Point Pleasant Canal, NJ
Document Number: 2010-27237
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-28
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 Route 88/Veterans Memorial Bridge across Point Pleasant Canal, at NJICW mile 3.0, in Point Pleasant, NJ. This closure is necessary to facilitate extensive mechanical rehabilitation and to maintain the bridge's operational integrity.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arkansas Waterway, Little Rock, AR
Document Number: 2010-27236
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge operations for the Baring Cross Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 119.6 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Vessel operators shall contact the remote drawbridge operator via microphone keying four times within five seconds on VHF-FM Channel 13 when requesting a draw opening. This keying will activate an indicator on the remote drawbridge operator's console and send an acknowledgement tone back to the vessel. The remote drawbridge operator will then establish verbal radio communications with the vessel and operate the drawspan as normal.
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River
Document Number: 2010-27235
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) on the Lower Mississippi River and is transferring certain vessel traffic management (VTM) provisions of the Mississippi River, LouisianaRegulated Navigation Area to the VTS. This final rule establishes a mandatory participation VTS by implementing current voluntary practices and operating procedures. This rule facilitates vessel transits, enhances good order, promotes safe navigation, and improves existing waterway operating measures. The rule also proposes minor conforming revisions to the existing VTM provisions and related regulations.
Safety Zone: Epic Roasthouse Private Party Firework Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2010-27114
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay 1,000 yards off Epic Roasthouse Restaurant, San Francisco, CA during a fireworks display in support of the Epic Roasthouse Private Party. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Charlestown, MA
Document Number: 2010-26984
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-26
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 S99 Alford Street Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 1.4, at Charlestown, Massachusetts. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position three days in November to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois River, Pekin, IL
Document Number: 2010-26674
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-22
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 Pekin Railroad Drawbridge across the Illinois Waterway, mile 151.2, Pekin, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the replacement of lift cables and associated mechanisms on the lift span and allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Security Zone, in the Vicinity of the Michoud Slip Position 30°0′34.2″ N, 89°55′40.7″ W to Position 30°0′29.5″ N, 89°55′52.6″ W
Document Number: 2010-26673
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port of New Orleans, under the authority of the Magnuson Act, 33 CFR 165.30 and 165.33, has established a security zone in the vicinity of the Michoud Slip encompassing the entire slip from position 30[deg]0'34.2'' N, 89[deg]55'40.7'' W to position 30[deg]0'29.5'' N, 89[deg]55'52.6'' W across the mouth of the slip. Vessels will not be allowed to enter this security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port, New Orleans. This security zone is necessary to protect the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer and adjacent piers and infrastructure from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents or other causes of a similar nature.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Arkansas Waterway, Pine Bluff, AR
Document Number: 2010-26672
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge operations for the Rob Roy Railroad Drawbridge across the Arkansas Waterway at Mile 67.4 at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Vessel operators shall contact the remote drawbridge operator via microphone keying four times within in five seconds on VHF-FM Channel 12 when requesting a draw opening. This keying will activate an indicator on the remote drawbridge operator's console and send an acknowledgement tone back to the vessel. The remote drawbridge operator will then establish verbal radio communications with the vessel and operate the drawspan as normal.
Security Zones; Sabine Bank Channel, Sabine Pass Channel and Sabine-Neches Waterway, TX
Document Number: 2010-26670
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing an interim rule based on comments received from the subject Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2010. This interim rule establishes moving security zones for certain vessels for which the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur deems enhanced security measures necessary. In addition, it establishes security zones encompassing the mooring basins of LNG carriers while they are moored at the Golden Pass LNG facility in Sabine, TX and/or the Sabine Pass LNG facility located in Cameron Parish, LA.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-26545
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet to discuss items related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss reports and recommendations received from the various NOSAC subcommittees. The Committee will then use this information to formulate recommendations to the agency. This meeting will be open to the public.
Marine Vapor Control Systems
Document Number: 2010-25384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to increase maritime domain safety by revising existing safety regulations for facility and vessel vapor control systems (VCSs). The proposed changes would make VCS requirements more compatible with new Federal and State environmental requirements, reflect industry advancements in VCS technology, and codify the standards for the design and operation of a VCS at tank barge cleaning facilities. These changes would increase the safety of operations by regulating the design, installation, and use of VCSs, but would not require anyone to install or use VCSs.
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: 2010-26379
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-20
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 Ship and Sanitary 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 from 6 a.m. on October 4, 2010 through 6 p.m. on October 11, 2010 and from 6 a.m. on November 3, 2010 through 6 p.m. on November 5, 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.
Safety Zones; Temporary Change of Date for Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard District, Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2010-26378
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period of safety zone regulations for a recurring fireworks display within the Fifth Coast Guard District. These regulations apply to only one recurring fireworks display event that takes place at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Safety zone 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 a portion of Motts Channel and Banks Channel near Wrightsville Beach, NC, during the event.
Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-26287
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) will hold a public meeting in New Orleans, LA 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, 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: 2010-26213
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-19
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 Ship and Sanitary Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal between Mile Marker 291.0 and Mile Marker 296.1 from 4 p.m. on October 19, 2010 to 12 p.m. on October 20, 2010 and from 4 p.m. on October 20, 2010 to 10 a.m. on October 21, 2010. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with intensive fish sampling efforts in the Lockport pool to be conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). These sampling efforts will include the setting of nets throughout this portion of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The purpose of this sampling is to provide essential information in connection with efforts to control the spread of aquatic nuisance species that might devastate the waters of 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.
Bulk Solid Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
Document Number: 2010-25383
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is harmonizing its regulations with amendments to Chapter VI and Chapter VII of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, (SOLAS) that make the International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code mandatory. The amendments require that all vessels subject to SOLAS, and carrying bulk solid cargoes other than grain, comply with the IMSBC Code. The Coast Guard is amending its regulations governing the carriage of solid hazardous materials in bulk to allow use of the IMSBC Code as an equivalent form of compliance for all domestic and foreign vessels operating in U.S. navigable waters. The amended Coast Guard regulations also expand the list of solid hazardous materials authorized for bulk transportation by vessel and include special handling procedures based on the IMSBC Code and existing special permits. These changes reduce the need for the current special permits required for the carriage of certain solid hazardous materials in bulk.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, LA
Document Number: 2010-26100
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway swing bridge across Des Allemands Bayou, mile 14.0, in St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to perform extensive rehabilitation to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation completely from January 18, 2011 through February 22, 2011.
Security Zone: Passenger Vessels, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2010-26099
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary fixed and moving security zones around passenger vessels in the Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone. A fixed security zone will be in effect within a maximum 100-yard radius of any passenger vessel anchored, moored, or in the process of mooring and a moving security zone up to 200 yards for any passenger vessel underway being escorted by Coast Guard or forces under Coast Guard control (such as assisting law enforcement agencies). These zones are needed to protect passengers, vessels and the public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. This temporary final rule is an interim measure while a permanent rulemaking process is pursued separately under docket USCG- 2010-0803.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Back Bay of Biloxi, Harrison County, MS
Document Number: 2010-26098
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
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 I-110 (HWY 15) bridge across the Back Bay of Biloxi, mile 3.0, between Biloxi and D'Iberville, Harrison County, Mississippi. This deviation is necessary to allow timely bridge rehabilitation to extend the bridge life, optimize traffic and boat operations, and improve overall traffic, boat and pedestrian safety. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed with limited exception.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2010-25920
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-15
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 across the Hackensack River, mile 1.8, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation allows the bridge owner to require a two-hour advance notice for openings for two and a half months and several short term bridge closures to facilitate bridge painting operations.