Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Marine Parades in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
The Coast Guard is amending special local regulations for annual regattas and marine parades in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone. This rule is intended to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after regattas or marine parades. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control the movement of, vessels in a portion of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone.
Safety Zone; North Hero Air Show; North Hero, VT
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters east of North Hero Island in Lake Champlain for the North Hero Air Show, an event to be held over the water. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters east of North Hero Island during an air show of low- flying, high-speed, and high-performance acrobatic aircraft that could pose an imminent hazard to vessels operating in the area. This zone will close all waters in an area approximately 2 nautical miles by \1/ 2\ nautical mile east of North Hero Island in North Hero, VT for the duration of the air show. Persons or vessels may not enter into this zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Northern New England.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel Bridge (Ocean Drive) across Grassy Sound, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the ``Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon and 5k'' event. This temporary deviation allows the bridge draw span to remain in the closed to navigation position for 4 hours during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lewis and Clark Bridge which crosses the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0, at Astoria, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate major roadway maintenance on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position and need not open to maritime traffic.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2014 Annual Review and Adjustment
The Coast Guard proposes rate adjustments for pilotage services on the Great Lakes, which were last amended in February 2013. The proposed adjustments would establish new base rates and are made in accordance with a full ratemaking procedure. The proposed update reflects the Coast Guard exercising the discretion provided by Step 7 of the Appendix A methodology. The result is an upward adjustment to match the rate increase of the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority. We also propose adjusting weighting factors used to determine rates for vessels of different size, providing a procedure for temporary surcharges, and including dues paid to the American Pilots Association. This notice of proposed rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's strategic goal of maritime safety.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milford Haven Inlet, Hudgins, VA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the VA State Route 223 Bridge (Gwynn's Island) across the Milford Haven Inlet, mile 0.1, at Hudgins, Virginia. The deviation is necessary to rehabilitate the bridge, including repair of the truss, the bridge signals, and the tender house. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for up to four separate 24-hour periods, if needed.