Coast Guard April 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2013-08171
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate Portland's Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett, and Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2013-08169
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA and the SR 529 Bridges across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1, near Marysville, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Total Health Events Heroes Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: 2013-08162
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment as members to the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC). MEDMAC provides advice to the United States Coast Guard on matters related to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Potomac River; National Harbor Access Channel, MD
Document Number: 2013-08040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Swim Across the Potomac'' swimming competition, to be held on the waters of the Potomac River on June 2, 2013. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Potomac River during the event.
Safety Zones; Marine Week Air Ground Demonstration, Lake Washington; Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-08039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard proposes to establish safety zones around vessels and persons involved in the Marine Week Seattle Special Marine Air Ground Task Force Demonstration on Lake Washington, Seattle, WA. This event will occur from August 9, 2013, until August 11, 2013. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during this event, which involves demonstrations of low flying aircraft, amphibious vehicles, swimmers, combat equipment, and other elements that could create safety concerns for waterway users. This safety zone would ensure 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.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2013-08038
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2013-07911
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This rule will amend the rules that restrict vessels from portions of water areas during events that pose a hazard to public safety. The safety zones amended or established by this rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with various maritime events.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-07910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on May 2, 2013, in Seattle, Washington 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.
Safety Zones; Swim Events in the Captain of the Port New York Zone; Hudson River, East River, Upper New York Bay, Lower New York Bay; New York, NY
Document Number: 2013-07909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish five temporary safety zones for swim events within the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone. These proposed zones will be established on the navigable waters of the Hudson River, East River, Upper New York Bay, and Lower New York Bay. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these events. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zones unless authorized by the COTP New York or the designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pelican Island Causeway, Galveston, Channel, TX
Document Number: 2013-07908
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating schedule that governs the Pelican Island Causeway bridge across Galveston Channel mile 4.5 (GIWW mile 356.1), at Galveston, Texas. The temporary change to the regulations will allow the bridge to remain closed to navigation while major repairs are conducted to the mechanical portions of the bascule span. Failure to complete the repairs in a timely manner may render the bridge completely inoperable for the passage of vessel traffic.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-07902
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard (the Coast Guard) is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment as public members to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow- draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Safety Zones & Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2013-07747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2013-07733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Safety Zone; BWRC Spring Classic, Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2013-07745
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moovalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Blue Water Resort and Casino Spring Classic. This temporary 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.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor; Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2013-07682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the swim segment of the ``TriRock Triathlon Series'', a marine event to be held on the waters of Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor on July 20, 2013. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor during the event.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Joint Technical Demonstration of Tactical Data Link Range Enhancement Software
Document Number: 2013-07681
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Engility Corporation (Engility) to develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and document contributions of tactical data link (TDL) range enhancement software technologies to improve operational effectiveness and communications interoperability (e.g., situational awareness, digital command and control, etc.) among forces including Coast Guard and other Department of Homeland Security components, Department of Defense, as well as other Federal, State, local, Tribal, and coalition forces. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Engility, we are soliciting public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Merchant Mariner Medical Evaluation Program
Document Number: 2013-07574
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding the merchant mariner medical evaluation program. Section 718 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2012 directed the Commandant of the Coast Guard to submit to Congress an assessment of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center's merchant mariner medical evaluation program and alternatives to the program. Congress specifically asked the Coast Guard to include an analysis of how a system similar to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners program, and the Federal Aviation Administration's Designated Aviation Medical Examiners program, could be applied by the Coast Guard in making medical fitness determinations for issuance of merchant mariners' documents. The Coast Guard will accept comments from the public on the perceived benefits and concerns with adopting a similar program for the medical evaluation of merchant mariners.
Special Local Regulations; St. Thomas Carnival Watersport Activities, Charlotte Amalie Harbor; St Thomas, USVI
Document Number: 2013-07573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St Thomas, USVI during the St. Thomas Carnival Watersport Activities, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Approximately 40 high-speed power boats will be participating in the races and it is anticipated that 50 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 four areas: (1) A high speed boat 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; (2) a jet ski race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the jet ski races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; (3) a buffer zone around the race areas, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone or authorized participants transiting to their authorized the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (4) 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2013-07572
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Third Street Drawbridge across the China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled CycleSF, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-07535
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet via teleconference and online webinar to discuss safety issues related to boats and associated equipment. This teleconference meeting will be open to the public.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-07531
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Strategic Planning Subcommittee of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet via teleconference and online webinar to discuss issues related to the strategic plan of the national recreational boating safety program. This teleconference meeting will be open to the public.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-07523
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Prevention Through People Subcommittee of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet via teleconference and online webinar to discuss issues related to improving safety of recreational boating through the development of safer boating practices. This teleconference meeting will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Old River, Orwood, CA
Document Number: 2013-07483
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) Drawbridge across Old River, mile 10.4, at Orwood, CA. The deviation is to allow the bridge owner to perform essential mechanical repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Safety Zones; Annual Independence Day Fireworks Displays, Skagway, Haines, and Wrangell, AK
Document Number: 2013-07482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish the following three permanent safety zones on the navigable waters of (1) Taiya Inlet in the vicinity of on the White Pass and Yukon Railway Dock, Skagway; (2) Portage Cove, Haines and; (3) Wrangell Harbor, Wrangell, Alaska. These proposed safety zones are necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with the annual Independence Day Fireworks Displays held in each location. This rule is intended to restrict all vessels from a portion of the navigable waters in the immediate vicinity of the fireworks launch platforms, before, during and immediately after the fireworks event.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-07481
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
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 a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0056, Labeling Required In 33 CFR parts 181 and 183 and 46 CFR 25.10-3. 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.
Information Collection Requests to Office of Management and Budget.
Document Number: 2013-07480
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision to the following collections of information: 1625-0049, Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) and 1625-0063, Marine Occupational Health and Safety Standards for Benzene46 CFR part 197 Subpart C. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting these ICRs to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-07479
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
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 approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0087, U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol (IIP) Customer Survey without change. 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.