Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor on the evening of March 12, 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 zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0003
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0003, Coast Guard Boating Accident Form (CG-3865). Our ICR describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Coast Guard on matters affecting the offshore industry.
Safety Zone; Soil Sampling; Chicago River, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the North Branch of the Chicago River near Chicago, Illinois. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the North Branch of the Chicago River due to soil sampling in this area. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the soil sampling efforts.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duluth Ship Canal, Duluth-Superior Harbor, MN
The Coast Guard is establishing a drawbridge opening schedule for the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge for vessels under 300 gross tons. Scheduled drawbridge openings will improve traffic congestion in the area and enhance safety for all modes of transportation.