Coast Guard May 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revision of Crane Regulation Standards for Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs), and Floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Facilities
Document Number: 2013-11132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise regulations related to the design, certification, inspection, and testing of cranes. These regulations apply to cranes installed on Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs), and floating Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) facilities. This revision would update industry standards incorporated by reference with more recent versions, which are used by industry and incorporated in Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement regulations. Additionally, the Coast Guard proposes to revise regulations regarding certification, inspection, and testing of cranes by allowing use of additional organizations to act in lieu of Coast Guard marine inspectors.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-11227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published March 22, 2013, entitled ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements'' for 30 days. This extension of the comment period is designed to accommodate requests from the public for more time to review the proposed rule and associated analysis.
Safety Zone; Melrose Pyrotechnics Fireworks Display; Chicago Harbor, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-11135
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan in Chicago Harbor, Chicago Illinois. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Chicago Harbor due to a Fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the fireworks display.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Wolf River, Gills Landing and Winneconne, WI
Document Number: 2013-11134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the operating schedule that governs the Winneconne Highway Bridge at Mile 2.4, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge at mile 27.8, both over the Wolf River. A review of the current regulation was requested by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT) and the Canadian National Railroad.
Revision of Auxiliary Regulations
Document Number: 2013-10882
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise and reorganize the regulations that govern the operation and administration of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a uniformed, volunteer, non-military organization chartered by Congress. The proposed changes would conform the regulatory language to changes in the laws governing the Coast Guard Auxiliary, clarify the Auxiliary's organization, status, and role in Coast Guard operations, and update provisions on liability protection for Auxiliary members assigned to Coast Guard duty.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-10964
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier Southeast Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor during specified periods from May 25, 2013, through June 29, 2013. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. Enforcement of this safety zone will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after various fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2013-10961
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones for annual marine events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from May 24, 2013, through August 31, 2013. Enforcement of these zones is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after certain fireworks events. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after certain fireworks events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter any safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
National Maritime Week Tugboat Races, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-10958
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation for the annual National Maritime Week Tugboat Races in Elliott Bay, WA from 12 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on May 11, 2013. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators from the inherent dangers associated with these types of races which includes large wakes. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area except for participants in the event, supporting personnel, vessels registered with the event organizer, and personnel or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Safety Zone; High Water Conditions; Illinois River
Document Number: 2013-10957
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Illinois River from Mile Marker 187.2 to Mile Marker 285.9. This zone is intended to place restrictions on vessels due to current extreme high-water conditions. This safety zone is necessary to protect the general public, levee systems, vessels, and tows from the hazards associated with flood waters and potential catastrophic failure of the Marseilles Dam.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-10881
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
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 for the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, U.S. Coast Guard Non-Appropriated Fund Employment Application. 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.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas Terminals; Beaumont, TX
Document Number: 2013-10880
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with Coast Guard regulations, Martin Operating Partnership LP has submitted a Letter of Intent and a Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Port Arthur regarding the company's proposed expansion of its Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facility in Beaumont, Texas, and increased LHG marine traffic in the associated waterway. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic in Beaumont, Texas.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2013-10775
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
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 Long Beach Bridge, mile 4.7, across Reynolds Channel at Nassau, New York. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for an hour and a half to facilitate a public event, the Town of Hempstead Annual Fireworks Display.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Event in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2013-10774
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce 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 zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Proposal To Replace the Existing Movable I-5 Bridge Across the Columbia River With a Fixed Multi-use Bridge Which Will Accommodate Vehicular, Light Rail, Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic and Will Be Called the Columbia River Crossing; Application Availability
Document Number: 2013-10685
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard, under its General Bridge Act of 1946 permit authority, announces the availability of a bridge permit application submitted by Columbia River Crossing (CRC). CRC's proposed project includes a new fixed bridge that will cross the Columbia River adjacent to the existing Interstate 5 bridge connecting Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. This new fixed bridge will provide 116 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum to accommodate waterway users. In addition to vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic, the proposed bridge will carry a light rail line that will extend Portland's light rail service into Vancouver, Washington. Through this notice, the Coast Guard is soliciting your input on the potential impacts to navigation as a result of the proposed project in order to determine whether the proposal meets the reasonable needs of navigation.
Special Local Regulation, 50 Aniversario Balneario de Boqueron, Bahia de Boqueron; Boqueron, PR
Document Number: 2013-10682
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Bahia de Boqueron in Boqueron, PR during the 50 Aniversario Balneario de Boqueron, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Approximately 40 high- speed power boats will be participating in the races. It is anticipated that 5 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: 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; a buffer zone around the race area, 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 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.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2013-10609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the list of safety zones for annual events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This proposed rule is intended to amend the rules that restrict vessels from portions of water areas during events that pose a hazard to public safety. Specifically, this rule proposes to add seven new safety zones and revise the locations of fifteen safety zones. The permanent safety zones established by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays, and other events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; York River, between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA
Document Number: 2013-10608
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
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. The deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical work on the George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-10455
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA, and the University Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``Beat the Bridge'' foot race. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Expansion of Liquefied Gas Terminals; Nederland, TX
Document Number: 2013-10456
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with Coast Guard regulations, Sunoco Partners Marketing and Terminals has submitted a Letter of Intent and a Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Port Arthur regarding the company's proposed expansion of its Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) facility in Nederland, Texas, and increased LHG marine traffic in the associated waterway. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic in Nederland, Texas.
Inland Waterways Navigation Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2013-10364
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a notice of proposed rulemaking that appeared in the Federal Register of April 26, 2013 (78 FR 24697). The document contained an incorrect RIN number. The corrected RIN number is RIN 1625-AC04.
Safety Zone, Figure Eight Causeway Channel; Figure Eight Island, NC
Document Number: 2013-10321
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Figure Eight Causeway Channel, Figure Eight Island, NC in support of the fireworks display for a private wedding. 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.
Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta, Trenton Channel; Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2013-10319
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-02
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 Wy-Hi 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.
Special Local Regulations; Third Annual Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Cocoa Beach, FL
Document Number: 2013-10226
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Cocoa Beach, Florida during the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2013, and approximately 30 high-speed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races, and approximately 200 spectator vessels are expected to attend the event. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the races.
Safety Zone; Tall Ship Safety Zones; War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration, Great Lakes
Document Number: 2013-10012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone around each tall ship participating in the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2013 and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. These safety zones will ensure the safety of participating tall ships, spectator vessels, and commercial traffic throughout the Great Lakes.
Safety Zones; National Cherry Festival Air Show and Fireworks Display; West Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, MI
Document Number: 2013-09993
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish safety zones in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. These proposed safety zones are intended to restrict vessels from certain portions of water areas within Sector Sault Sainte Marie Captain of the Port zone. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays and aircraft involved in an air show.