Coast Guard September 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulated Navigation Area; Special Buzzards Bay Vessel Regulation, Buzzards Bay, MA
Document Number: 2013-23716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Special Buzzards Bay regulation published in the Federal Register on July 8, 2013, for 60 days. This will extend the comment period to December 08, 2013. We are extending the comment period to allow the public more time to comment on this subject.
Special Local Regulation; Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Race, Gulf of Mexico; Clearwater, FL
Document Number: 2013-23531
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Clearwater, Florida during the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship Race. The race is scheduled to take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 29, 2013. Approximately 35 boats, ranging in length from 24 feet to 50 feet, traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour are expected to participate. Additionally, it is anticipated that 400 spectator vessels will be present along the race course. The special local regulation is necessary to protect the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Clearwater, Florida. The special local regulation will establish the following three areas: A 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 area, where all persons and vessels, except those vessels enforcing the buffer area, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and a spectator area, where all vessels must be anchored or operate at No Wake Speed.
Safety Zone, Delaware River; Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2013-22761
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone during the dredging of Cherry Island Range Deepwater Point Anchorage No. 6 in the Delaware River. Norfolk Construction and the Dredge ESSEX have been contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers for maintenance dredging of a portion of the Delaware River. Submerged pipeline will be present in the northern half of Deepwater Anchorage No. 6 to facilitate the project. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Delaware River. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from the hazards associated with the presence of the submerged pipeline in the anchorage.
Shipping and Transportation; Technical, Organizational, and Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2013-22624
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule that makes non- substantive changes throughout titles 46 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this rule is to make conforming amendments and technical corrections to Coast Guard shipping and transportation regulations. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public. These changes are provided to coincide with the annual recodification of titles 46 and 49 on October 1, 2013.
Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Response Plan Requirements
Document Number: 2013-22059
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, is promulgating this nontank vessel response plan final rule to further protect the Nation from the threat of oil spills in U.S. waters. This final rule requires owners or operators of nontank vessels to prepare and submit oil spill response plans. The Federal Water Pollution Control Act defines nontank vessels as self-propelled vessels of 400 gross tons or greater that operate on the navigable waters of the United States, carry oil of any kind as fuel for main propulsion, and are not tank vessels. This final rule specifies the content of a response plan and addresses, among other issues, the requirement to plan for responding to a worst case discharge and a substantial threat of such a discharge. Additionally, this final rule updates the international Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan requirements that apply to certain nontank vessels and tank vessels. Finally, this final rule requires vessel owners or operators to submit their vessel response plan control number as part of already required notice of arrival information. This rulemaking supports the Coast Guard's strategic goals of protection of natural resources and maritime mobility.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Pontchartrain, Near Slidell, LA
Document Number: 2013-23525
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, mile 4.80, near Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to replace worn joints on the north draw of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to vessel traffic for six hours on three consecutive days.
Regulated Navigation Area, Gulf of Mexico: Mississippi Canyon Block 20, South of New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2013-23530
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
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, fishing or loitering in 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.
Regulated Navigation Area-Weymouth Fore River, Fore River Bridge Construction, Weymouth and Quincy, MA
Document Number: 2013-23523
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of Weymouth Fore River in the vicinity of the Fore River Bridge (Mile 3.5) between Weymouth and Quincy, MA. This rule will place temporary speed, wake, and entry restrictions on vessels during bridge replacement operations. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the vicinity of the Fore River Bridge during its construction.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-23383
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Navy Pier East Safety Zone in Chicago Harbor from 9:15 p.m. until 9:55 p.m. on September 26, 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 a fireworks display. 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 a fireworks display. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier Southeast, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-23381
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
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 October 26, 2013 through January 1, 2014. 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; Captain of the Port Boston Fireworks Display Zones, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2013-23275
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish six permanent safety zones throughout Boston Inner Harbor to be enforced during fireworks displays. These six permanent safety zones would expedite public notification of a fireworks event and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with the fireworks display.
Special Local Regulations; Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2013-23267
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce marine event special local regulations on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu during the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) World Finals, to be held on October 5, 2013 thru October 13, 2013. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters. During the enforcement period, the special local regulations establish a regulated area that people and vessels will be prohibited from entering. Vessels may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the area if authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area-Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project, Hudson River; South Nyack and Tarrytown, NY
Document Number: 2013-22902
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Hudson River surrounding the Tappan Zee Bridge. This temporary interim rule allows the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and prohibit all vessel traffic through the RNA during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the regulated area during the construction of the bridge.
Special Local Regulation; Frogtown Race Regatta; Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2013-23286
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local Regulation on the Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to protect race participants from other vessel traffic. This temporary Special Local Regulation is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Maumee River during the annual Frogtown Race Regatta.
Dry Cargo Residue Discharges in the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2013-23283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) assessing the potential environmental impacts associated with a proposed final rule to regulate discharges of dry cargo residue (DCR) in the Great Lakes. The Coast Guard requests public comment on the FEIS.
Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-23280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations,'' published on June 24, 2013, until November 30, 2013. We are extending the comment period at the request of industry to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses.
Safety Zone; Catawba Island Club Wedding Event, Catawba Island Club, Catawba Island, OH
Document Number: 2013-23278
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zone in the waters of Lake Erie in the vicinity of Port Clinton, OH. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect people and vessels from the hazards associated with this event. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the fireworks event at Catawba Island.
Safety Zone; Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2013-23272
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is disestablishing the existing regulation for the Safety Zone: Chelsea River, Boston Inner Harbor, Boston, MA. Since the implementation of the regulation, physical changes have occurred within the confines of the safety zone, making the safety zone unnecessary.
Safety Zone; San Diego Shark Fest Swim; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2013-23264
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable waters of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA, in support of San Diego Shark Fest Swim. This 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Quogue Canal, Southampton, NY
Document Number: 2013-23113
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Quogue Bridge, mile 1.1, across Quogue Canal, at Southampton, New York. This temporary deviation authorizes the Quogue Bridge to keep one of the two movable spans in the closed position in order to facilitate rehabilitation at the bridge.
Change-1 to Navigation and Inspection Circular 04-08
Document Number: 2013-23114
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Change-1 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 04-08, ``Medical and Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials'' (NVIC 04-08). Change-1 to NVIC 04-08 contains a summary and clarification of Coast Guard policies regarding the criteria for granting medical waivers to merchant mariner credential applicants who have had either anti- tachycardia devices or implantable cardioverter defibrillators implanted, and to applicants who have had a seizure. This notice also addresses comments we received in response to Coast Guard notices published in the Federal Register on September 7, 2012, and March 25, 2013 soliciting public comments on these issues.
Safety Zone; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Atlantic Ocean, Islamorada, FL
Document Number: 2013-22905
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Islamorada, Florida during the Pro Hydro- X Tour. The Pro Hydro-X Tour is a series of Jet Ski races. The race course is in an oval configuration. There will be 7 Jet Skis on the course for each race. The Pro Hydro-X Tour is scheduled to take place on September 20, 21, and 22, 2013. Approximately 50 participants are anticipated to participate in this event. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants and general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The safety zone establishes a regulated area that will encompass the race course area. Non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Motion Picture Production; Chicago, Illinois
Document Number: 2013-22762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the temporary safety zone for motion picture filming in Calumet Harbor, Chicago, IL from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., from September 15 through September 29, 2013. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during nighttime filming of a motion picture in Calumet Harbor. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified safety zone. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; America's Cup Aerobatic Box, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2013-22760
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 27 in San Francisco, CA in support of 2013 America's Cup air shows. These safety zones are established to provide a clear area on the water for pilots to initiate maneuvers and also provide for the safety of pilots, spectators, and other vessels transiting the area in the unlikely event that an aircraft crashes during the air show. All persons or vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zones and all persons or vessels are prohibited from anchoring or otherwise loitering in the area during the scheduled events without the permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Safety Zone; 2013 Annual Islamorada Swim for Alligator Lighthouse, Atlantic Ocean; Islamorada, FL
Document Number: 2013-22759
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Islamorada, Florida, during the 2013 Annual Islamorada Swim for Alligator Lighthouse on September 21, 2013. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters 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 Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Event in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2013-22757
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. 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 from the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Safety Zone; Military Munitions Recovery, Raritan River, Raritan, NJ
Document Number: 2013-22756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone within the waters of the Raritan River upstream of the Perth Amboy Railroad Bridge. This proposed safety zone is necessary to provide for the protection of the maritime public and safety of navigation during removal of underwater explosive hazards in the Raritan River. This action is intended to protect the public from the dangers posed by underwater explosives by restricting unauthorized persons and vessels from traveling through or conducting underwater activities within a portion of the Raritan River while military munitions are rendered safe, detonated, and/or removed from the area. Entry into this zone (as well as a broad array of other actions) would be prohibited within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or the designated on-scene representative.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound
Document Number: 2013-22755
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6 a.m. on September 12, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. on September 20, 2013 unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo in the navigable waters of Puget Sound and adjacent waters. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless otherwise exempted or excluded under 33 CFR 165.1321 or unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Grain-Shipment and Grain-Shipment Assist Vessels, Columbia and Willamette Rivers
Document Number: 2013-22611
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around all inbound and outbound grain-shipment and grain-shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, the Temco Irving facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, or the Louis Dreyfus Commodities facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR while they are located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. For grain- shipment vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of the vessel and 200 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. For grain- shipment assist vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 100 yards ahead of the vessel and 50 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities related to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of these safety zones.
Special Local Regulation; Red Bull Flugtag Miami, Biscayne Bay; Miami, FL
Document Number: 2013-22610
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Biscayne Bay, east of Bayfront Park, in Miami, Florida, during the Red Bull Flugtag. The Red Bull Flugtag is scheduled to take place on September 21, 2013. The event consists of approximately 100 participants launching 30 self-propelled flying objects from a 30 foot ramp to the water below. Approximately 100 spectator vessels are anticipated to be at the event. The special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation will establish an event area, where non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining within.
Special Local Regulations; Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival; St. Johns River; Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2013-22596
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a Special Local Regulation on the waters of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida during the Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival, a series of paddle boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The race course will be set up on Friday, September 20, 2013. Approximately eight 48 foot paddle boats will participate in the races and approximately 20 spectator vessels are expected to attend the event. The Special Local Regulation will establish a regulated area that consists of a race area and a buffer zone that will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the St. Johns River. Non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering or transiting through the area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2013-22431
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor and Inner Harbor during the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION on September 26, 2013. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for October 3, 2013. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the tow of the vessel from its berth at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, to a point on the Patapsco River near the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and its return. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, and Inner Harbor during the event.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2013-22413
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-16
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).
2012 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates
Document Number: 2013-22412
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is delaying the effective date of this interim rule by four months, to give the public additional time in advance of implementing the interim rule. The interim rule updates and revises regulatory tables that list liquid hazardous materials, liquefied gases, and compressed gases that have been approved for maritime transportation in bulk, and that indicate how each substance's pollution potential has been categorized. The interim rule provides new information about approved substances and their categorizations, but would not change which substances are approved or how each substance is categorized. Updated information is of value to shippers and to the owners and operators of U.S.-flag tank and bulk cargo vessels in any waters and most foreign-flag tank and oceangoing bulk cargo vessels in U.S. waters. This interim rule promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Seagoing Barges
Document Number: C1-2013-20351
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY
Document Number: 2013-22270
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation from the regulations published on June 11, 2013, (78 FR 34893) governing the operation of the Atlantic Beach Bridge, mile 0.4, across Reynolds Channel, at Lawrence, New York. The owner of the bridge, Nassau County Bridge Authority, requested six, five hour closure periods, scheduled to occur during the effective period of the above temporary deviation. As a result of the bridge owner's recent request we must cancel the existing temporary deviation and issue a new temporary deviation to include the bridge closures.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lafourche Bayou, Larose, LA
Document Number: 2013-22269
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying its drawbridge operation regulations by replacing the reference to the SR 310 (Larose Pontoon) Bridge with the LA 657 (Larose) Vertical Lift Bridge. The SR 310 bridge has been taken out of service and has been replaced by the LA 657 bridge. This substitution will also permit the LA 657 bridge to operate under the same schedule as the five other bridges in this area, as opposed to its current open-on-demand schedule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hudson River, Troy and Green Island, NY
Document Number: 2013-22268
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard amends the drawbridge operation regulations that govern the operation of the highway bridge across the Hudson River, mile 152.7, between Troy and Green Island, New York. The owner of the bridge, New York State Department of Transportation, requested that a twenty four hour advance notice be given for bridge openings. In addition, we removed the regulations for the 112th Street Bridge, mile 155.4, between Troy and Cohoes which has been converted to a fixed bridge. It is expected that this change to the regulations will provide relief to the bridge owner from crewing the bridge while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation as well as remove obsolete regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY
Document Number: 2013-22266
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Atlantic Beach Bridge, mile 0.4, across Reynolds Channel, at Lawrence, New York. This temporary deviation authorizes the Atlantic Beach Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule for 92 days, to facilitate electrical and structural rehabilitation at the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Beardstown, IL
Document Number: 2013-22265
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge across the Illinois Waterway, mile 88.8, at Beardstown, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to install new conley rail components which can only be done when the bridge is in the closed-to- navigation position. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during two 12-hour periods.
Safety Zone, Shallowbag Bay; Manteo, NC; Correction
Document Number: 2013-21926
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a temporary final rule in the Federal Register on July 5, 2013 (78 FR 40394), establishing a safety zone in Shallowbag Bay in Manteo, NC. This document corrects the temporary section number to be assigned to the temporary regulation, and also corrects the effective date to indicate that effective period ends after the corresponding event is concluded.
Safety Zone, North Atlantic Ocean; Virginia Beach, VA
Document Number: 2013-22135
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach, VA to support the Virginia Symphony Orchestra fireworks display. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the designated area in order to protect the life and property of the maritime public and spectators from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-21954
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the re- establishment of the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties of the U.S. Coast Guard. Name of Committee: Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA
Document Number: 2013-21953
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Highway 4 Drawbridge across Old River, mile 14.8 between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make critical repairs to the bridge shafts and gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2013-21952
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, and the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of the heavy volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic that would be transiting over the bridges for the Miss America Pageant Parade. This deviation allows the drawbridges to remain closed to navigation to accommodate a crowd of 200,000 to 300,000 following the conclusion of the Miss America Pageant Parade.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-21940
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 0.1, at Seattle, WA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate heavy maintenance on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the down, or closed position, during the maintenance period.
Safety Zone: Suisun Bay Electromagnetic Scan and Ordnance Recovery, Suisun Bay, Concord, CA
Document Number: 2013-21939
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of Suisun Bay in support of the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) electromagnetic scan and ordnance recovery operations. These safety zones are established to ensure the safety of the ordnance identification and recovery teams and mariners transiting the area. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
Document Number: 2013-21938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard intends to promulgate regulations that will require vessels engaged in OCS activities (defined in 33 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter N) to develop, implement, and maintain a vessel-specific Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) that incorporates the management program and principles of the American Petroleum Institute's Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities, Third Edition, May 2004 (API RP 75). The Coast Guard intends for this SEMS to be developed and implemented by the vessel's owner or operator and compatible with a designated lease operator's SEMS required under Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) regulations. The Coast Guard seeks comments on whether a SEMS that incorporates the management program and principles of API RP 75 is appropriate for vessels engaged in OCS activities, would reduce risk and casualties, and improve safety on the OCS. Comments should address the feasibility of implementing a SEMS that incorporates API RP 75, the compatibility with BSEE SEMS regulations, potential methods of oversight, safety issues, costs and regulatory burdens, and other issues of concern to the regulated community and general public. The Coast Guard would use such comments to assist in developing these new regulations.
Waiver for Marking Sunken Vessels With a Light at Night
Document Number: 2013-21937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is publishing this notice because we published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with an outdated Regulatory Identification Number. This notice announces that we have corrected that number.
Safety Zone; Flying Machine Competition, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-21925
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan in the vicinity of Burnham Park in Chicago, IL. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan near Burnham Park during a flying machine competition event in Chicago, IL on September 21, 2013. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect event participants, the surrounding public, and vessels from the hazards associated with this marine event.