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Inland Waterways Navigation Regulation: Sacramento River, CA
Document Number: 2013-09518
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is confirming the removal of the Decker Island restricted anchorage area in the Sacramento River. The restricted anchorage area was needed in the past to prevent non-government vessels from transiting through or anchoring in the United States Army's tug and barge anchorage zones. The United States Army relinquished control of the Island in 1975. A direct final rule detailing the removal of the restricted anchorage regulation was published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2013. We received no comments in response, therefore, the rule will go into effect as scheduled.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-09519
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on May 7 through 9, 2013, in Arlington, VA, to discuss marine transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2013-09287
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the Tower Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Capital City Classic Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2013-09286
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
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, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 15.2, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate structural repairs to the superstructure of the SR 170 Centerville Turnpike Draw Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to change the operating schedule on specific dates and times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2013-09282
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the Independence Day fireworks show near the I-5 Bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the event.
Regulated Navigation Areas, Security Zones: Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meetings, New York, NY
Document Number: 2013-09278
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes amendments to its regulation establishing security zones that are enforceable in connection with the arrival or departure of international leaders for United Nations meetings in New York, NY. New regulated navigation areas would be established and some security zones would be modified, and the regulation would be rearranged. The proposed amendments would assist the Coast Guard in protecting public safety and visiting dignitaries during these events, and thus promote the Coast Guard's maritime safety and maritime security missions.
Safety Zone; V.I. Carnival Finale, St. Thomas Harbor; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: 2013-09199
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during the V.I. Carnival Finale, a firework display. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and the public on the navigable waters of the United States 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 San Juan.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-09198
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
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 of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0066, Vessel and Facility Response Plans (Domestic and Int'l), and Additional Response Requirements for Prince William Sound, Alaska. 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.
Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
Document Number: 2013-09197
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in coordination with the United States Coast Guard, is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in Arlington, VA. We originally published a notice regarding the workshop in the Federal Register on September 10, 2012. Today's notice provides updated information regarding the workshop including registration information. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-09196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to extend the temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the US 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area from on July 27, 2013, until March 1, 2014.
Safety Zone; Blue Water Resort & Casino West Coast Nationals; Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2013-09057
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moovalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Blue Water Resort & Casino West Coast Nationals. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, and participating vessels. 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; Townsend Gut, Boothbay Harbor and Southport, ME
Document Number: 2013-09054
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Southport SR27 Bridge across Townsend Gut, mile 0.7, between Boothbay Harbor and Southport, Maine. The bridge owner, Maine Department of Transportation, will be performing structural repairs at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to operate on a temporary schedule for eight weeks to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-09034
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, 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, United States Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission Program Application and Supplemental Forms. Before submitting this ICR to OMB, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District; St. Croix, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: 2013-09033
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Ironman St. Croix 70.3 Triathlon from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. on May 5, 2013. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Ironman St. Croix 70.3 Triathlon. During the enforcement period, the special local regulation will consist of a race area, which will exclude the presence of any and all non race participants and non safety vessels. Non-participants and non safety vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Corp. Event Finale UHC, St. Thomas Harbor; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: 2013-09027
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during the Corp. Event Finale UHC, a firework display. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and the public on the navigable waters of the United States 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 San Juan.
Special Local Regulations; Mayaguez Grand Prix, Mayaguez Bay; Mayaguez, PR
Document Number: 2013-09021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of Mayaguez Bay in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico during the Mayaguez Grand Prix, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Approximately 30 high- speed power boats will be participating in 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: (1) One 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; (2) a buffer zone around the race areas, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; and (3) 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.
Special Local Regulations; Miami Super Boat Grand Prix, Atlantic Ocean; Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2013-08990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the Atlantic Ocean east of Miami Beach, Florida during the Miami Super Boat Grand Prix. The Miami Super Boat Grand Prix will consist of a series of high-speed boat races scheduled to take place from July 19 through July 21, 2013. The regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, spectators, and the general public during the high-speed boat races. The special local regulation will establish the following two areas: (1) An event area, where all persons and vessels except those persons and vessels participating in or officiating the race are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and (2) a spectator area, where all vessels are prohibited from anchoring.
Special Local Regulations; Pro Hydro-X Tour, Lake Dora; Tavares, FL
Document Number: 2013-08984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters on Lake Dora in Tavares, Florida during the Pro Hydro-X Tour, a series of high-speed personal watercraft races. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 and June 8-9, 2013. Approximately 75 vessels are anticipated to participate in the races. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the races. The special local regulation would consist of the following two areas during each weekend of its enforcement: (1) A race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high-speed personal watercraft races, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining; and (2) a buffer zone around the race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels enforcing the buffer zone, or authorized participants and vessels transiting to the race area, are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring, or remaining unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS)
Document Number: 2013-08844
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration are analyzing the current and future user needs and requirements of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS). The NDGPS was designed to broadcast signals to improve the accuracy and integrity of the Global Positioning System (GPS) derived positions for surface transportation, as well as other civil, commercial, scientific, and homeland security applications. This analysis will be used to support future NDGPS investment decisions by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation beyond fiscal year 2016. This notice seeks comments from Federal, state, and local agencies, as well as other interested members of the public regarding current and future usage of the NDGPS, the need to retain the NDGPS, the impact if NDGPS signals were not available, alternatives to the NDGPS, and alternative uses for the existing NDGPS infrastructure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Taunton River, Fall River and Somerset, MA
Document Number: 2013-08843
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Brightman Street Bridge across the Taunton River, mile 1.8, between Fall River and Somerset, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate power equipment upgrades. During this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for five hours.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-08735
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on May 9, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013, under the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages members of the public to attend this meeting and provide oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements.
Special Local Regulations; West Palm Beach Triathlon Championship, Intracoastal Waterway; West Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2013-08734
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the Intracoastal Waterway, in West Palm Beach, Florida, during the West Palm Beach Triathlon Championship, on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Approximately 1,500 participants are anticipated to participate in the triathlon. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the triathlon participants and the general public during the swim portion of the event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-08733
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
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 an extension of its approval for the following collections of information: 1625- 0065, Offshore Supply VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter L and 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District. 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.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-08732
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the US 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area starting on May 1, 2013, through July 27, 2013.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Breton Bay; St. Mary's County, Leonardtown, MD
Document Number: 2013-08581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Annual Leonardtown Wharf Boat Races,'' a marine event to be held on the waters of Breton Bay on July 13, 2013, and July 14, 2013. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Breton Bay during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Green River, Small-house, KY and Black River, Jonesboro, LA
Document Number: 2013-08580
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the drawbridges across Green River, mile 79.6, Small- house, KY and Black River, mile 41.0, Jonesboro, LA. The Green River bridge was removed in 2008 and the Black River bridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 2008 and the operating regulations are no longer applicable or necessary.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2013-08404
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the Front Street 5K Run to cross the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for one hour.
Special Local Regulations; Patriot Challenge Kayak Race, Ashley River; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2013-08392
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for the Patriot Challenge Kayak Race in Charleston, SC. The race will take place on April 13, 2013, on the Ashley River. This special local regulation is necessary to insure the safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the race. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Ashley River, preventing non-participant vessels from entering the regulated areas.
Safety Zone; Lubbers Cup Regatta; Spring Lake, MI
Document Number: 2013-08311
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Spring Lake in Spring Lake, Michigan. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Spring Lake due to the Lubbers Cup Regatta. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a race competition involving 60-foot rowing vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; York River, between Yorktown and Gloucester Point, VA
Document Number: 2013-08172
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
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. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance on the George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position on specific dates and times.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2013-08171
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate Portland's Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett, and Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2013-08169
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Bridges across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA and the SR 529 Bridges across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1, near Marysville, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Total Health Events Heroes Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; Vacancy
Document Number: 2013-08162
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment as members to the Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC). MEDMAC provides advice to the United States Coast Guard on matters related to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents; medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels; medical examiner education; and medical research.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Potomac River; National Harbor Access Channel, MD
Document Number: 2013-08040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ``Swim Across the Potomac'' swimming competition, to be held on the waters of the Potomac River on June 2, 2013. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Potomac River during the event.
Safety Zones; Marine Week Air Ground Demonstration, Lake Washington; Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-08039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard proposes to establish safety zones around vessels and persons involved in the Marine Week Seattle Special Marine Air Ground Task Force Demonstration on Lake Washington, Seattle, WA. This event will occur from August 9, 2013, until August 11, 2013. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during this event, which involves demonstrations of low flying aircraft, amphibious vehicles, swimmers, combat equipment, and other elements that could create safety concerns for waterway users. This safety zone would ensure the safety of the maritime public by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or a Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2013-08038
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2013-07911
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its regulations requiring safety zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This rule will amend the rules that restrict vessels from portions of water areas during events that pose a hazard to public safety. The safety zones amended or established by this rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with various maritime events.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-07910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on May 2, 2013, in Seattle, Washington to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013, under the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages members of the public to attend this meeting and provide oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements.
Safety Zones; Swim Events in the Captain of the Port New York Zone; Hudson River, East River, Upper New York Bay, Lower New York Bay; New York, NY
Document Number: 2013-07909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish five temporary safety zones for swim events within the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone. These proposed zones will be established on the navigable waters of the Hudson River, East River, Upper New York Bay, and Lower New York Bay. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these events. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zones unless authorized by the COTP New York or the designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Pelican Island Causeway, Galveston, Channel, TX
Document Number: 2013-07908
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the operating schedule that governs the Pelican Island Causeway bridge across Galveston Channel mile 4.5 (GIWW mile 356.1), at Galveston, Texas. The temporary change to the regulations will allow the bridge to remain closed to navigation while major repairs are conducted to the mechanical portions of the bascule span. Failure to complete the repairs in a timely manner may render the bridge completely inoperable for the passage of vessel traffic.
Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2013-07902
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard (the Coast Guard) is requesting applications from qualified candidates seeking consideration for appointment as public members to the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC advises the Coast Guard on matters relating to shallow- draft inland and coastal waterway navigation and towing safety.
Safety Zones & Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2013-07747
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to add, delete, and modify safety zones and special local regulations and add language to clarify time frames and notification requirements for annual marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When these regulated areas are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these recurring events. The safety zones and special local regulations will facilitate public notification of events and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these recurring events.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements
Document Number: 2013-07733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to take place on April 25, 2013, in Houston, Texas to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2013, under the title ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements.'' The Coast Guard encourages members of the public to attend this meeting and provide oral comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking on TWIC reader requirements.
Safety Zone; BWRC Spring Classic, Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2013-07745
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moovalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Blue Water Resort and Casino Spring Classic. This temporary 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.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor; Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2013-07682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the swim segment of the ``TriRock Triathlon Series'', a marine event to be held on the waters of Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor on July 20, 2013. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Spa Creek and Annapolis Harbor during the event.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Joint Technical Demonstration of Tactical Data Link Range Enhancement Software
Document Number: 2013-07681
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Engility Corporation (Engility) to develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and document contributions of tactical data link (TDL) range enhancement software technologies to improve operational effectiveness and communications interoperability (e.g., situational awareness, digital command and control, etc.) among forces including Coast Guard and other Department of Homeland Security components, Department of Defense, as well as other Federal, State, local, Tribal, and coalition forces. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with Engility, we are soliciting public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Merchant Mariner Medical Evaluation Program
Document Number: 2013-07574
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding the merchant mariner medical evaluation program. Section 718 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2012 directed the Commandant of the Coast Guard to submit to Congress an assessment of the Coast Guard National Maritime Center's merchant mariner medical evaluation program and alternatives to the program. Congress specifically asked the Coast Guard to include an analysis of how a system similar to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners program, and the Federal Aviation Administration's Designated Aviation Medical Examiners program, could be applied by the Coast Guard in making medical fitness determinations for issuance of merchant mariners' documents. The Coast Guard will accept comments from the public on the perceived benefits and concerns with adopting a similar program for the medical evaluation of merchant mariners.
Special Local Regulations; St. Thomas Carnival Watersport Activities, Charlotte Amalie Harbor; St Thomas, USVI
Document Number: 2013-07573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation on the waters of Charlotte Amalie Harbor in St Thomas, USVI during the St. Thomas Carnival Watersport Activities, a high speed boat race. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Approximately 40 high-speed power boats will be participating in the races and it is anticipated that 50 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 four areas: (1) 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; (2) a jet ski race area, where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the jet ski races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; (3) a buffer zone around the race areas, 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 (4) 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2013-07572
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Third Street Drawbridge across the China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled CycleSF, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-07535
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet via teleconference and online webinar to discuss safety issues related to boats and associated equipment. This teleconference meeting will be open to the public.