Coast Guard October 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-25844
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
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 approval of revisions to the following collections of information: 1625-0074, Direct User Fees for Inspection or Examination of U.S. and Foreign Commercial Vessels; 1625-0084, Audit Reports under the International Safety Management Code and 1625-0093, Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Materials in BulkLetter of Intent and Operations Manual. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-25842
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
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 (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling46 Code of Federal Regulation Part 148. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Hannibal, MO
Document Number: 2013-25635
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hannibal Railroad Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 309.9, at Hannibal, Missouri. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace critical control components that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. The work is scheduled in the winter, when the impact on navigation is minimal, instead of scheduling the work at other times in the year, when river traffic is prevalent. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 39 days.
Carriage of Conditionally Permitted Shale Gas Extraction Waste Water in Bulk
Document Number: 2013-25628
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a proposed policy letter concerning the carriage of shale gas extraction waste water in bulk via barge, and invites public comment. The policy letter specifies the conditions under which a barge owner may request and be granted a Certificate of Inspection endorsement or letter allowing the barge to transport shale gas extraction waste water in bulk. The policy letter also defines the information the Coast Guard may require the barge owner to provide and specifies the additional requirements the Coast Guard is considering imposing on such barges. Upon reviewing comments received on this proposed policy letter, Coast Guard will issue the final policy letter and specify its effective date.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2013-25624
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-30
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, at AICW mile 15.2, across Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs to the superstructure of the SR 170/Centerville Turnpike Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to change the operating schedule on specific dates and times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Albemarle Sound to Sunset Beach, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-25294
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S.R. 74 Bridge across the AICW, at mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a significant bridge rehabilitation project. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to only open on the hour for all vessels during daytime hours.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
Document Number: 2013-25290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the New Jersey State Route 44 lift bridge over the Mantua Creek, mile marker 1.7, at Paulsboro, NJ. Bridge tender logs from 2007- 2013 indicates that the majority of the marine traffic transits Mantua Creek during the summer months. To better align the operating schedule to meet the needs of both land and marine traffic, the proposed change would reduce the number of months the bridge is required to open on signal during the early spring and fall of each year.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Back Bay of Biloxi, Between Biloxi and D'Iberville, MS
Document Number: 2013-25289
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I-110 Bridge across the Back Bay of Biloxi, mile 3.0, between Biloxi and D'Iberville, Harrison County, Mississippi. The deviation is necessary to continue the rehabilitation and maintenance of the bascule span of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to vessel traffic unless 24 hours notice is given.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Raccoon Creek, Bridgeport, NJ
Document Number: 2013-25288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 130 lift Bridge over Raccoon Creek at mile marker 1.8 in Bridgeport, NJ. Bridge tender logs from 2007-2013 indicates that the majority of the marine traffic transits Raccoon Creek during the summer months. To better align the operating schedule to meet the needs of both land and marine traffic, the proposed change would reduce the number of months the bridge is required to open on signal during the early spring and fall of each year.
Safety Zones; Hawaiian Island Commercial Harbors, HI
Document Number: 2013-24904
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing nine (9) permanent safety zones encompassing Hawaii's commercial harbors (Nawiliwili and Port Allen, Kauai; Barber's Point and Honolulu Harbor, Oahu; Kaunakakai, Molokai; Kaumalapau, Lanai; Kahului, Maui and Kawaihae and Hilo on the Island of Hawaii). The purpose of these safety zones is to expedite the evacuation of the harbors in the event a tsunami warning is issued for the main Hawaiian Islands.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-24747
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet on November 14, 2013 via teleconference, to discuss Task Statement 85, Review of Draft Update to Marine Safety Manual (Volume III), Chapters 20 through 26. This meeting will be open to the public.
Tank Vessel Oil Transfers
Document Number: 2013-24746
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is considering new measures to reduce the risks of oil spills in oil transfer operations from or to a tank vessel, and requests public input on measures that can be implemented to reduce these risks. The Coast Guard may use that input to inform future rulemaking efforts.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-24743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (NOSAC) will meet on November 13 and 14, 2013, in Houston, TX, to discuss various issues related to safety of operations and other matters affecting the oil and gas offshore industry. These meetings are open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2013-24319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedules that govern the US 90 (Danzinger) Bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC), mile 3.1 and the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bridge across the IHNC, mile 4.6, both at New Orleans, LA. This proposed change would allow for the safe navigation of vessels while reflecting the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridges thereby increasing efficiency of operations. The proposed change would allow the bridges to operate in a manner that would align the two operating schedules so the bridge owner would be able to use the same bridge crew personnel to operate both bridges with little to no effect on navigation through the bridges.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2013-24318
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the US 90 (Danzinger) Bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (IHNC), mile 3.1, and the Senator Ted Hickey (Leon C. Simon Blvd./Seabrook) bridge across the IHNC, mile 4.6, both at New Orleans, LA. This deviation will test changes to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. These changes would allow for the safe navigation of vessels while reflecting the low volume of vessel traffic through the bridges thereby increasing efficiency of operations. The changes will allow the bridges to operate in a manner that will align the two operating schedules so the bridge owner will be able to use the same bridge crew personnel to operate both bridges with little to no affect on navigation through the bridges.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Miles 255.0 to 256.5, Florence, AL
Document Number: 2013-24473
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 255.0 and ending at mile marker 256.5, extending bank to bank. This zone is necessary to protect participants of the Shoals Dragonboat Race. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative.
Safety Zone, Oyster Festival 30th Anniversary Fireworks Display, Oyster Bay; Oyster Bay, NY
Document Number: 2013-24323
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oyster Bay near Oyster Bay, NY for the Oyster Festival 30th Anniversary fireworks display. 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 Oyster Bay before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Safety Zone; Port of Galveston, Pelican Island Bridge Repair
Document Number: 2013-24321
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Galveston to maintain public safety during the Pelican Island Bridge Repair Project. This action is necessary to protect public boaters and their vessels from potential safety hazards. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port of Houston-Galveston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Christina River, Wilmington, DE
Document Number: 2013-24154
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Walnut Street Bridge at mile 2.8, and the Market Street Bridge at mile 3.0, both located on the Christina River in Wilmington, DE. Originally it was also proposed that the Third Street Drawbridge at mile 2.3 be included in this rule change but that request was withdrawn. Since the two other drawbridges are located near one another and the few vessels that do transit this waterway usually go through all three bridges, the Walnut Street and Market Street bridges will now open on the same eight hour advance notice. This rule will change the current regulations by allowing the Third Street and Walnut Street drawbridges to be opened in sequence with the same eight hour advance notice presently given to the Market Street drawbridge. This schedule clarifies the sequencing of these drawbridge openings, and provides for the reasonable needs of navigation.
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Ninth Coast Guard District; Stay (Suspension)
Document Number: 2013-24153
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District is staying (suspending) reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) established for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes (CDC barges) in the inland rivers of the Ninth Coast Guard District. This stay (suspension) extension is necessary because the Coast Guard continues to analyze future reporting needs and evaluate possible changes in CDC reporting requirements. This stay (suspension) of the CDC reporting requirements in no way relieves towing vessel operators and fleeting area managers responsible for CDC barges in the RNA from their dangerous cargo or vessel arrival and movement reporting obligations currently in effect under other regulations or placed into effect under appropriate Coast Guard authority.
Safety Zone; Chicago Harbor, Navy Pier East, Chicago, IL; Correction
Document Number: 2013-24152
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting the docket number in a notice of enforcement that appeared in the Federal Register on September 26, 2013 (78 FR 59240). The correct docket number is USCG-2012-0309.
Regulated Navigation Area; Southern Oahu Tsunami Vessel Evacuation, Honolulu, HI
Document Number: 2013-24150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent regulated navigation area (RNA) and to enforce this proposed regulation only when a tsunami warning is issued for the Hawaiian Islands by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Tsunami warnings require the evacuation of a large number of vessels from their respective harbors. Following the evacuation, these vessels must remain offshore until the emergency situation has passed and the harbors have been deemed safe for reentry. Past tsunami warnings have created potentially dangerous offshore traffic congestion between commercial and recreational vessel traffic. Because of this, designated vessel traffic staging areas are necessary for a safe and orderly evacuation of Southern Oahu ports.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-23996
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). This Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety. Applicants selected for service on TSAC via this solicitation will not begin their respective terms until September 30, 2014.
Safety Zone, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series; Thompson Bay, Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Document Number: 2013-23995
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu, AZ for the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide safety for the racers, crew, spectators, vessels and other 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.
Safety Zone; Motion Picture Stunt Work and Filming; Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-23861
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing five temporary safety zones on waterways near Chicago, IL. These safety zones are intended to restrict vessels from portions of Chicago waterways due to the filming of a motion picture. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the stunt work, pyrotechnics, low-flying helicopter, and other hazards involved in the filming of a motion picture.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Willamette River, Oregon City, OR
Document Number: 2013-23860
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in Oregon City, OR. This safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public during a fireworks display and will do so by prohibiting unauthorized persons and vessels from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port or his designated representatives.
Safety Zone; Old Mormon Slough, Stockton, CA
Document Number: 2013-23859
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone at: McCormick & Baxter superfund site, Old Mormon Slough, Stockton, CA. This safety zone supports ongoing efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to decontaminate soil, groundwater, and sediment in Old Mormon Slough and the surrounding basin. This safety zone restricts vessels from entering Old Mormon Slough and disturbing the existing sediment cap needed for site decontamination. This safety zone reduces human health and environmental risks associated with clean up efforts at McCormick & Baxter superfund site.
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District; Extension of Stay (Suspension)
Document Number: 2013-23858
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District is extending the previously published stay (suspension) of reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) established by 33 CFR 165.830 for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes (CDC barges) in the inland rivers of the Eighth Coast Guard District. This extension is necessary because the Coast Guard continues to analyze future reporting needs and evaluate possible changes in CDC reporting requirements. This extension of the suspension of the CDC reporting requirements in no way relieves towing vessel operators and fleeting area managers responsible for CDC barges in the RNA from their dangerous cargo or vessel arrival and movement reporting obligations currently in effect under other regulations or placed into effect under appropriate Coast Guard authority.