Coast Guard April 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones for fireworks displays within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Long Island Sound (LIS) Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zone; XA The Experimental Agency Fireworks, Pier 34, East River, NY
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the East River in the vicinity of Pier 34, Manhattan, NY. 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 East River before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, at Portland, Oregon. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Rose Festival Rock N Roll Half Marathon. This deviation allows the upper deck of the Steel Bridge to remain in the closed position to facilitate safe movement of event participants.
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulations
The Coast Guard proposes to exempt vessels under 20 meters (65 feet) in length operating in the St. Marys River along Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula from certain speed rules. Exempting such vessels from these rules is necessary because enforcement is impractical and the rules impeded the operations of public response vessels.