Coast Guard September 3, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Vacancies
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards.
Safety Zone; SFOBB Demolition Safety Zone, San Francisco, CA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Yerba Buena Island, CA in support of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) Demolition Safety Zone from September 1, 2013 through December 30, 2014. This safety zone is established to protect mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with over-head demolition and debris removal operations of the SFOBB. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events; Clarksville Riverfest; Cumberland River 125.0-126.0; Clarksville, TN
The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation for the Clarksville Riverfest marine event on the Cumberland River mile markers 125.0-126.0 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 7, 2013. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters, during the Clarksville Riverfest marine event. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the Special Local Regulation is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation, Cumberland River, Mile 157.0 to 159.0; Ashland City, TN
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the waters of the Cumberland River beginning at mile marker 157.0 and ending at mile marker 159.0, extending bank to bank. This zone is necessary to protect the swimmers participating in the Nashvegas Triathlon on the Cumberland River. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee (GLPAC) will meet on September 19, 2013, in Washington, DC to discuss and suggest improvements to the Great Lakes Pilotage regulations. The meeting will be open to the public.