Coast Guard April 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulated Navigation Area, Gulf of Mexico; Mississippi Canyon Block 20, South of New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2013-09994
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) in the Mississippi Canyon Block 20 in the Gulf of Mexico. This RNA is needed to protect the subsurface monitoring and collection dome system above a leaking wellhead from the potential hazards of vessels anchoring, mooring or loitering on or near the oil and gas discharge area. Deviation from this rule is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fairfield Estates Fireworks Display, Atlantic Ocean, Sagaponack, NY
Document Number: 2013-09852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, in Sagaponack, NY for the Fairfield Estates fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2013-10013
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2013-09855
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2013-09854
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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
Document Number: 2013-09853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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.
Special Local Regulation; Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races; Black Warrior River; Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2013-09721
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for a portion of the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL. This action is necessary for the safety of participants and spectators on during the Junior League of Tuscaloosa Dragon 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.
Special Local Regulation; Hebda Cup Rowing Regatta, Trenton Channel; Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2013-09718
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, Wyandotte, Michigan. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Hebda Cup Rowing Regatta. This special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Trenton Channel. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; 12th Annual Saltwater Classic; Port Canaveral Harbor; Port Canaveral, FL
Document Number: 2013-09709
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Port Canaveral Harbor in Port Canaveral, Florida during the 12th Annual Saltwater Classic. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. 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 Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Pasquotank River; Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: 2013-09609
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Pasquotank River in Elizabeth City, NC in support of the Fireworks display for the Potato Festival. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public and spectators from the hazards posed by aerial fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within this safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2013-09608
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: 2013-09558
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and establishing regulations requiring safety zones for firework events that take place annually within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. This final 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 final rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Saugatuck River, Westport, CT
Document Number: 2013-09555
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Route 136 Bridge across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.3, at Westport, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency repairs. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge owner requires a 24 hour advance notice for bridge openings through June 1, 2013.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Newtown Creek, New York City, NY
Document Number: 2013-09551
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge across Newtown Creek, mile 1.3, at New York City, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge painting operations. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for various times up to six days at a time during a four month period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Narrow Bay, Smith Point, NY
Document Number: 2013-09550
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the Smith Point Triathlon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two hours to facilitate public safety during a public event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; North Carolina Cut, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-09549
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating schedule that governs the operation of the S.R. 74 Bridge, at AIWW mile 283.1, over the North Carolina Cut, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. This rule restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the additional unforeseen structural repair of the bridge. This change allows the bridge to open on a two hour advance notification at night so the necessary repairs may be made while still providing reasonable needs of navigation.
Special Local Regulations; Moss Point Rockin' the Riverfront Festival; Robertson Lake & O'Leary Lake; Moss Point, MS
Document Number: 2013-09548
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Crescent City 4th of July Fireworks; Crescent City Harbor, Crescent City, CA
Document Number: 2013-09547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters near Crescent City, CA in support of the Crescent City 4th of July Fireworks on July 4, 2013. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area on July 4, 2013, from 9:30 p.m. until 10:15 p.m.
Safety Zone; Fourth of July Fireworks; City of Antioch, CA
Document Number: 2013-09542
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the City of Antioch Fourth of July 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 Zone; Redwood City 4th of July Fireworks Show; Port of Redwood City, Redwood City, CA
Document Number: 2013-09539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Port of Redwood City near Redwood City, CA in support of the Redwood City 4th of July Fireworks Show on July 4, 2013. This safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with the pyrotechnics. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area on July 4, 2013, from 9:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulation: Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: 2013-09518
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is confirming the removal of the Decker Island restricted anchorage area in the Sacramento River. The restricted anchorage area was needed in the past to prevent non-government vessels from transiting through or anchoring in the United States Army's tug and barge anchorage zones. The United States Army relinquished control of the Island in 1975. A direct final rule detailing the removal of the restricted anchorage regulation was published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2013. We received no comments in response, therefore, the rule will go into effect as scheduled.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-09519
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on May 7 through 9, 2013, in Arlington, VA, to discuss marine transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2013-09287
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the Tower Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capital City Classic Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2013-09286
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 170 Centerville Turnpike Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 15.2, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs to the superstructure of the SR 170 Centerville Turnpike Draw Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to change the operating schedule on specific dates and times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2013-09282
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the Independence Day fireworks show near the I-5 Bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the event.
Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY
Document Number: 2013-09278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes amendments to its regulation establishing security zones that are enforceable in connection with the arrival or departure of international leaders for United Nations meetings in New York, NY. New regulated navigation areas would be established and some security zones would be modified, and the regulation would be rearranged. The proposed amendments would assist the Coast Guard in protecting public safety and visiting dignitaries during these events, and thus promote the Coast Guard's maritime safety and maritime security missions.
Safety Zone; V.I. Carnival Finale, St. Thomas Harbor; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: 2013-09199
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during the V.I. Carnival Finale, a firework display. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and the public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. 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 San Juan.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-09198
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
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: 1625-0066, Vessel and Facility Response Plans (Domestic and Int'l), and Additional Response Requirements for Prince William Sound, Alaska. 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.
Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
Document Number: 2013-09197
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in coordination with the United States Coast Guard, is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in Arlington, VA. We originally published a notice regarding the workshop in the Federal Register on September 10, 2012. Today's notice provides updated information regarding the workshop including registration information. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-09196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to extend the temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the US 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area from on July 27, 2013, until March 1, 2014.
Safety Zone; Blue Water Resort & Casino West Coast Nationals; Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2013-09057
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-18
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 & Casino West Coast Nationals. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, and participating vessels. 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 Operation Regulations; Townsend Gut, Boothbay Harbor and Southport, ME
Document Number: 2013-09054
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Southport SR27 Bridge across Townsend Gut, mile 0.7, between Boothbay Harbor and Southport, Maine. The bridge owner, Maine Department of Transportation, will be performing structural repairs at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to operate on a temporary schedule for eight weeks to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-09034
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an approval for the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, United States Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission Program Application and Supplemental Forms. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District; St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: 2013-09033
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Ironman St. Croix 70.3 Triathlon from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. on May 5, 2013. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Ironman St. Croix 70.3 Triathlon. During the enforcement period, the special local regulation will consist of a race area, which will exclude the presence of any and all non race participants and non safety vessels. Non-participants and non safety vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Corp. Event Finale UHC, St. Thomas Harbor; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: 2013-09027
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during the Corp. Event Finale UHC, a firework display. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and the public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. 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 San Juan.
Special Local Regulations; Mayaguez Grand Prix, Mayaguez Bay; Mayaguez, PR
Document Number: 2013-09021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of Mayaguez Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico during the Mayaguez Grand Prix, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Approximately 30 high- speed power boats will be participating in 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: (1) 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; (2) a buffer zone around the race areas, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) 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.
Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2013-08990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida during the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The Miami Super Boat Grand Prix will consist of a series of high-speed boat races scheduled to take place from July 19 through July 21, 2013. The regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators, and the general public during the high-speed boat races. The special local regulation will establish the following two areas: (1) An event area, where all persons and vessels except those persons and vessels participating in or officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and (2) a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring.
Special Local Regulations; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Lake Dora; Tavares, FL
Document Number: 2013-08984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters on Lake Dora in Tavares, Florida during the Pro Hydro-X Tour, a series of high-speed personal watercraft races. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 and June 8-9, 2013. Approximately 75 vessels are anticipated to participate in the races. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the races. The special local regulation would consist of the following two areas during each weekend of its enforcement: (1) A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed personal watercraft races, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and (2) a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants and vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS)
Document Number: 2013-08844
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration are analyzing the current and future user needs and requirements of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS). The NDGPS was designed to broadcast signals to improve the accuracy and integrity of the Global Positioning System (GPS) derived positions for surface transportation, as well as other civil, commercial, scientific, and homeland security applications. This analysis will be used to support future NDGPS investment decisions by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation beyond fiscal year 2016. This notice seeks comments from Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as other interested members of the public regarding current and future usage of the NDGPS, the need to retain the NDGPS, the impact if NDGPS signals were not available, alternatives to the NDGPS, and alternative uses for the existing NDGPS infrastructure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Taunton River, Fall River and Somerset, MA
Document Number: 2013-08843
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Brightman Street Bridge across the Taunton River, mile 1.8, between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate power equipment upgrades. During this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for five hours.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-08735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on May 9, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois 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.
Special Local Regulations; West Palm Beach Triathlon Championship, Intracoastal Waterway; West Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2013-08734
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the Intracoastal Waterway, in West Palm Beach, Florida, during the West Palm Beach Triathlon Championship, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Approximately 1,500 participants are anticipated to participate in the triathlon. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the triathlon participants and the general public during the swim portion of the event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-08733
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding Information Collection Requests (ICRs), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: 1625- 0065, Offshore Supply VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter L and 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. Our ICRs describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-08732
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the US 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area starting on May 1, 2013, through July 27, 2013.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Breton Bay; St. Mary's County, Leonardtown, MD
Document Number: 2013-08581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Annual Leonardtown Wharf Boat Races,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of Breton Bay on July 13, 2013, and July 14, 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 Breton Bay during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Green River, Small-house, KY and Black River, Jonesboro, LA
Document Number: 2013-08580
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the drawbridges across Green River, mile 79.6, Small- house, KY and Black River, mile 41.0, Jonesboro, LA. The Green River bridge was removed in 2008 and the Black River bridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 2008 and the operating regulations are no longer applicable or necessary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2013-08404
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Front Street 5K Run to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for one hour.
Special Local Regulations; Patriot Challenge Kayak Race, Ashley River; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2013-08392
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for the Patriot Challenge Kayak Race in Charleston, SC. The race will take place on April 13, 2013, on the Ashley River. This special local regulation is necessary to insure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the race. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Ashley River, preventing non-participant vessels from entering the regulated areas.
Safety Zone; Lubbers Cup Regatta; Spring Lake, MI
Document Number: 2013-08311
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Spring Lake in Spring Lake, Michigan. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Spring Lake due to the Lubbers Cup Regatta. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a race competition involving 60-foot rowing vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; York River, between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA
Document Number: 2013-08172
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 draw of the US 17/George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge across the York River, at mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance on the George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position on specific dates and times.