Safety Zones & Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
The Coast Guard proposes to add, delete, and modify safety zones and special local regulations and add language to clarify time frames and notification requirements for annual marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When these regulated areas are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these recurring events. The safety zones and special local regulations will facilitate public notification of events and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these recurring events.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on April 25, 2013, in Houston, Texas to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013, under the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages members of the public to attend this meeting and provide oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements.