Coast Guard February 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Guidance Regarding Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program
Document Number: 2013-04732
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-13, ``Inspection and Certification of Vessels Under the Maritime Security Program (MSP).'' The MSP serves as a means for establishing a fleet of commercially viable and militarily useful vessels to meet national defense as well as other security requirements. NVIC 01-13 sets forth the Coast Guard's policies and procedures regarding the inspection and certification of vessels under the MSP. NVIC 01-13 provides a comprehensive approach to the MSP inspection process through the establishment of two levels of MSP inspection and oversight.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2013-04622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the list of special local regulations and safety zones established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This rulemaking proposes to revise Coast Guard regulations by adding 15 new annual recurring marine events, fireworks displays and revising event date(s) and coordinates for 31 previously established locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This proposed rule would also delete 21 previously listed marine events, fireworks displays and corresponding regulated areas that no longer occur. These regulations would apply to all events listed in the table attached to the regulation, and include events such as regattas, power boat races, marine parades, swimming races and fireworks displays. Special local regulations and safety zones are being proposed to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events, reduce the Coast Guard's administrative workload and expedite public notification of events. Entry into or movement within these proposed regulated areas during the enforcement periods is prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Haven Harbor, Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers, CT
Document Number: 2013-04621
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has changed the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of three bridges across the Quinnipiac and Mill Rivers at New Haven, Connecticut, to relieve the bridge owner from the burden of crewing the bridges during time periods when the bridges seldom receive requests to open while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Implementation of MARPOL Annex V Amendments
Document Number: 2013-04616
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is publishing an interim rule with request for comments to conform regulations to the adopted MARPOL Annex V amendments which entered into force on January 1, 2013. The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V (Garbage) amendments prohibiting the discharge of garbage from vessels unless expressly allowed were adopted by the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environmental Protection Committee in July 2011 and implemented domestically through the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. Under this rule, the only allowed discharges will be certain food wastes, cargo residues, cleaning agents and additives in wash waters, and animal carcasses.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2013 Annual Review and Adjustment
Document Number: 2013-04321
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adjusting the rates for pilotage services on the Great Lakes, which were last amended in February 2012. The adjustments establish new base rates and are made in accordance with a full ratemaking procedure. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety mission.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sabine River, Near Ruliff, LA
Document Number: 2013-04492
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Kansas City Southern (KCS) Railroad drawbridge across Sabine River, mile 36.2, between Newton County, TX and Calcasieu Parish, LA. The drawbridge was converted to a fixed bridge in 2012 and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.
Updates to Standards Incorporated by Reference; Reapproved ASTM Standards; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2013-03724
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Many of the Coast Guard's regulations incorporate by reference consensus standards that are developed by organizations other than the Coast Guard. This final rule updates references to standards developed by ASTM International, that have been reapproved, without change, since their incorporation into Coast Guard regulation. This rule does not address standards that have changed substantively, and it will not have any substantive impact on the regulated public.
Interim Guidance for Revised Implementation of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships (MARPOL), Annex V
Document Number: 2013-04319
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of CG-CVC Policy Letter 13-01, ``Interim Guidance for Revised MARPOL Annex V Implementation.'' On July 15, 2011, the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) formally adopted Resolution MEPC.201(62), which amends the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V, by establishing a general prohibition on discharges of garbage into the sea. The amendments in Resolution MEPC.201(62) entered into force on January 1, 2013. CG-CVC Policy Letter 13-01 provides interim guidance to assist U.S. flagged and foreign flagged oceangoing ships regarding compliance with the amendments in Resolution MEPC.201(62) until the Coast Guard updates the applicable regulations in 33 CFR part 151.
Safety Zone; Seafair Blue Angels Air Show Performance, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-04218
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is amending the Seafair Blue Angels Air Show Performance safety zone on the waters of Lake Washington, Seattle, WA. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators from the safety hazards associated with the Seafair Blue Angels Air Show Performance, which include low flying high speed aircraft, and will do so by prohibiting entry into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound or a Designated Representative.
Safety Zone for Ice Conditions; Baltimore Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2013-04010
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in all navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Baltimore Zone. The temporary safety zone restricts vessels from transiting the zone during the effective period, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative. This safety zone is necessary to protect mariners from the hazards associated with ice in the navigable waterways.
Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA
Document Number: C1-2013-03121
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Regulated Navigation Area-Weymouth Fore River, Fore River Bridge Construction, Weymouth and Quincy, MA
Document Number: 2013-04030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of Weymouth Fore River under and surrounding the Fore River Bridge (Mile 3.5) between Weymouth and Quincy, MA until December 31, 2017. This proposed rule would allow the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and prohibit all vessel traffic through the RNA during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the regulated area during the construction of the Fore River Bridge.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-03918
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-21
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) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an approval of revisions to the following collection of information: 1625-0086, Great Lakes Pilotage. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2013-03917
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6 a.m. on February 23, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. on March 4, 2013, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo in the navigable waters of Puget Sound and adjacent waters. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless otherwise exempted or excluded under 33 CFR 165.1321 or unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
Document Number: 2013-03883
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. The vertical lift needs to be adjusted to correct an out of skew condition. This deviation requires the bridge to remain closed for four hours.
Anchorages; Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, Convent, LA and Point Pleasant, LA
Document Number: 2013-03827
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a new anchorage area on the Lower Mississippi River, Above the Head of Passes (AHP), located at the Belmont Light extending from Mile Marker (MM) 152.9 to 154 on the Left Descending Bank (LDB) of the river. The anchorage will double the available anchorage areas in this section of the river, which is necessary to help accommodate increased vessel volume and improve navigational safety for vessels transiting this river section. As discussed below, the Coast Guard decided not to establish a second anchorage at Bayou Goula, as had been proposed.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: 2013-03826
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend and establish regulations requiring safety zones for firework events that take place annually within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. This proposed rule is intended to amend and establish restrictions on vessel access to designated areas on U.S. navigable waterways during certain fireworks displays. The safety zones amended and established by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Eastern Great Lakes Area Maritime Security Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-03696
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice solicits applications for membership in the Area Maritime Security Committee, Eastern Great Lakes, and its five regional subcommittees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, Lake Ontario Region, and St. Lawrence Region.
Safety Zone Within the Lower Portion of Anchorage #9, Mantua Creek Anchorage; Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: 2013-03555
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will be extending a temporary safety zone around the southern one-third of Anchorage 9 (Mantua Creek Anchorage), below position 39[deg] 51.573 N-075[deg] 13.557 W due to dredging operations. The Dredge Florida will be working along with several support barges and tugs to install approximately 8,000 feet of submerged pipeline and approximately 3,000 feet of floating pipeline crossing through this portion of the anchorage. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Mantua Creek Anchorage. This closure is intended to restrict vessel anchoring to protect mariners from the hazards associated with an ongoing dredging operation.
Safety Zone; Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club Fireworks, Mamaroneck Harbor, Long Island Sound, NY
Document Number: 2013-03551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound in the vicinity of Mamaroneck Harbor for a fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of Long Island Sound before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Artificial Island Anchorage No. 2 Partial Closure, Delaware River; Salem, NJ
Document Number: 2013-03550
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will be establishing a temporary safety zone around the southern portion of Anchorage 2 (Artificial Island Anchorage) below position 39[deg]29'20'' N-075[deg]33'30'' W to position 39[deg]29'12.5'' N-075[deg]33'0'' W due to dredging operations. The hopper dredge STUYVESANT will be working in the area, and 4,000 feet of submerged pipe line will cross the closed portion of the anchorage. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Artificial Island Anchorage. This closure is intended to restrict vessel anchoring to protect mariners from the hazards associated with an ongoing dredging operation.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-03549
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on March 12, 2013 and March 13, 2013 in Houston, TX, to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. This meeting will be open to the public.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-03548
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) will meet on March 14-15, 2013 to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of merchant mariner credentials, medical standards and guidelines for physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; James River, Between Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA
Document Number: 2013-03546
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draw of the James River Draw Bridge across the James River, mile 5.0, between Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate generator replacement on the James River Draw Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position on specific dates and times.
Safety Zone; Lake Worth Dredge Operations, Lake Worth Inlet; West Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2013-03533
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Worth Inlet, West Palm Beach, Florida, to provide for the safety of life and vessels during dredge operations. A safety zone will need to be enforced for 90 minutes on two separate occasions during a two week period. The time of enforcement will be publicized as soon as practical. During the time of enforcement, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2013-03353
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the 2013 California Ironman Triathlon Special Local Regulation located in Oceanside Harbor in Oceanside, California from 6:40 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. on March 30, 2013. This action is necessary to provide to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated area during the effective dates and times, unless cleared for such entry by Coast Guard Patrol Commander or through an official supporting vessel.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Charenton Canal, Baldwin, LA
Document Number: 2013-03351
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Charenton Canal, mile 0.4, at Baldwin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA
Document Number: 2013-03349
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position for sixteen consecutive hours.
Safety Zone; Vigor Industrial Roll-Out, West Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-03264
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington for a vessel roll-out at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the roll-out. The safety zone will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Sea World San Diego Fireworks, Mission Bay; San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2013-03261
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World San Diego Fireworks. 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.
Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Belle Chasse, LA
Document Number: 2013-03123
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the effective date of a published temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Louisiana State Route 23 (LA 23) vertical lift span bridge, also known as the Judge Perez Bridge, across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The modification of the effective period is necessary to further minimize the effects on navigation caused by the temporary deviation. The deviation is necessary to complete scheduled repairs necessitated by a bridge allision. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for eight consecutive days starting February 23, 2013, in order to perform scheduled maintenance.
Special Local Regulation; Moss Point Rockin' the Riverfront Festival; Robertson Lake & O'Leary Lake; Moss Point, MS
Document Number: 2013-03122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation for a portion of Robertson Lake & O'Leary Lake, Moss Point, MS. This action is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Moss Point Rockin' the Riverfront Festival high speed boat races. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the regatta patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA
Document Number: 2013-03121
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule modifies the description of four general anchorages in Puget Sound and decreases the size of five general anchorage areas. These administrative changes clarify for the public the boundaries and requirements of anchorages. This ensures good order and predictability within the anchorages of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Puget Sound zone.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2013-02962
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to restrict the operation of the draw span to facilitate the bi-annual trunnion inspection.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mile 535.0, Upper Mississippi River, Sabula, IA
Document Number: 2013-02961
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Sabula Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 535.0, at Sabula, 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 when there is less impact on navigation; instead of scheduling work in the summer, when river traffic increases. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position while a bent shaft and damaged gear assembly are replaced.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugus River, Lynn and Revere, MA
Document Number: 2013-02958
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the General Edwards Bridge, mile 1.7, across the Saugus River between Lynn and Revere, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate architectural rehabilitation of the bridge towers. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow scaffolding be attached to the bascule lift span to access work area.
Draft Guidance Regarding Voluntary Inspection of Vessels for Compliance With the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
Document Number: 2013-02956
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) that sets forth the Coast Guard's policies and procedures regarding the inspection of U.S. vessels for voluntary compliance with the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (Convention), which enters into force on August 20, 2013. The NVIC will provide guidance to the maritime industry, Coast Guard marine inspectors, and other affected parties on how the Coast Guard intends to implement the new voluntary inspection program. This notice solicits public comment on the impacts that the policies and procedures contained in the NVIC would have on applicable vessels and other affected parties. This notice also solicits public comment on the collection of information associated with the new voluntary inspection program.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2013-02955
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its regulation requirements for Safety Zones; Annual Events requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This proposed rule is intended to update the list of permanent safety zones regulations. Specifically, this rule proposes to remove one safety zone, amend the locations and/ or enforcement times for eight zones, and add three new zones. The safety zones established by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, boat races, air shows, and other events.
Southwest Louisiana Area Maritime Security Regional Sub-Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-02860
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests that individuals interested in serving on the Southwest Louisiana Area Maritime Security Regional Sub-Committee of the Sabine-Neches Area Maritime Security Committee, a committee under the jurisdiction of the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur Texas, submit their applications for membership to the Captain of the Port (COTP), Port Arthur, TX.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility, WA
Document Number: 2013-02432
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add three new fireworks events and to correct the location of five existing events to ensure public safety during annual firework displays at various locations in the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound Area of Responsibility (AOR). When these safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would limit the movement of vessels within the established firework display areas. These additions and corrections are necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from hazards associated with firework displays.
Safety Zone, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington
Document Number: 2013-02431
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone around vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA. This is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during these exercises, which involve fast moving surface vessels, smoke machines, pyrotechnics, and other elements which could create safety concerns for waterway users. This safety zone ensures the safety of the maritime public by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or a Designated Representative.
SLR; 2013 International Rolex Regatta; St. Thomas Harbor; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2013-02309
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands during the 2013 International Rolex Regatta, a series of sail boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 22, 2013 through Sunday, March 24, 2013. Approximately 65 sail boats will be participating in the races. It is anticipated that approximately 20 spectator vessels will be present during the races. These special local regulations are necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation establishes a race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the sail boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Indian Street Bridge Construction, St. Lucie Canal, Palm City, FL
Document Number: 2013-02308
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the St. Lucie Canal, Palm City, Florida to provide for the safety of life and vessels on a narrow waterway during bridge construction for the Indian Street Bridge. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association Facilities; Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Document Number: 2013-02307
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones around the following Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association facilities: the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, the Temco Irving facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, and the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA. These safety zones extend to the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, respectively, approximately between the navigable channel and the facility described. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities relating to an ongoing labor dispute involving these facilities do not create hazardous navigation conditions for vessels in the navigable channel or vessels attempting to moor at the facilities.
Safety Zone; Alaska Marine Highway System Port Valdez Ferry Terminal, Port Valdez; Valdez, AK
Document Number: 2013-02211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone on the navigable waters of Port Valdez within a 200-yard radius of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Port Valdez Ferry Terminal. The purpose of the safety zone is to restrict all vessels except AMHS vessels from entering within 200-yards of the AMHS Port Valdez Ferry Terminal whenever an AMHS ferry is underway within 200 yards of the terminal and there is a declared Commercial Salmon Fishery Opener. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property and the environment during periods of vessel traffic congestion during a declared Commercial Salmon Fishery Opener.
Port Authority Access to Facility Vulnerability Assessments and the Integration of Security Systems
Document Number: 2013-02209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests comments from facility owners and operators, State and local law enforcement agencies, port authorities, relevant security industry participants, and all other interested members of the public regarding how to best implement Section 822 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010. In particular, this notice discusses the Coast Guard's preliminary thoughts on how owners or operators of certain facilities might make their Facility Vulnerability Assessments available to certain law enforcement agencies and port authorities, and integrate their facility security systems with compatible systems operated or maintained by certain law enforcement agencies and the Coast Guard.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2013-02133
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6 a.m. on February 1, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. on February 7, 2013, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo in the navigable waters of Puget Sound and adjacent waters. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless otherwise exempted or excluded under 33 CFR 165.1321 or unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.
SLR; Fajardo Offshore Grand Prix; Rada Fajardo; Fajardo, PR
Document Number: 2013-02082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Rada Fajardo in Fajardo, Puerto Rico during the Fajardo Offshore Grand Prix, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Approximately 30 high-speed power boats will be participating in the races. It is anticipated that 25 spectator crafts will be present during the races. The special local regulation is necessary for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following three areas: One race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a buffer zone around the race areas, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone or transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring and from traveling in excess of wake speed, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.