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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA
Document Number: 2013-28339
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-26
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 gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Nationwide Use of High Frequency and Ultra High Frequency Active SONAR Technology; Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2013-28337
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Nationwide Use of High Frequency (HF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Sound Navigation and Ranging (SONAR) Technology and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The USCG is proposing the nationwide use of active SONAR technologies that operate at frequencies of 50 kiloHertz (kHz) and greater from fixed and mobile platforms. Active SONAR technology would be used in support of USCG missions to locate, image, and classify submerged/underwater targets of interest (TOI). The PEA is a program- level document that will provide the USCG with management-level analysis of the potential impacts of each alternative on the human and natural environments.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Kearney and Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2013-28042
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 2.0, between Kearny and Jersey City, New Jersey. The bridge owner, New Jersey Department of Transportation, submitted a request to restrict bridge openings during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods to alleviate traffic congestion resulting from area roadway closures. It is expected that this change to the regulations would provide relief to vehicular traffic while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Umpqua River, Reedsport, OR
Document Number: 2013-28040
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 101 Umpqua river swing bridge, mile 11.1, at Reedsport, OR. The rule change is necessary to accommodate Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) extensive bridge maintenance and restoration efforts. The bridge is currently scheduled to open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. The ODOT will only open the bridge with a minimum of six hours notice and will limit the openings to twice daily; once in the morning and once in the evening.
Regulated Navigation Area; Upper Mississippi River Between Mile 0.0 and 109.9; Cairo, IL to Chester, IL
Document Number: 2013-27560
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) between miles 0.0 and 109.9. This RNA is needed to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with subsurface rock removal in the Upper Mississippi River. Any deviation from the conditions and requirements put into place are prohibited unless specifically authorized by the cognizant Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or his designated representatives.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2013-28039
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-22
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 bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance and critical repairs 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 be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position for 77 days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Venice, FL
Document Number: 2013-27564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Hatchett Creek (US-41) Twin Bridges, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 56.9, Venice, FL. Changing the operational scheduled of the Hatchett Creek (US-41) Twin Bridges will allow the Iron Man Triathlon event to be unimpeded for an eight hour period. This event is anticipated to be scheduled on the second Sunday of November annually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TWIC Not Evidence of Resident Alien Status
Document Number: 2013-27569
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard issues this final rule to remove from its regulations on Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activities a reference to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and a related TWIC definition and recordkeeping reference because they are inconsistent with a requirement in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. These regulations deal with the employment of personnel on the OCS to U.S. citizens or resident aliens. The TWIC reference incorrectly provides that a TWIC alone may be accepted by an employer as sufficient evidence of the TWIC holder's status as a U.S. resident alien, as that term is defined. This rule clarifies the regulations.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2013-27582
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in 33 CFR 100.1101 during the San Diego Parade of Lights, held on December 8, 2013 and December 15, 2013. This event occurs on the San Diego Bay in San Diego, CA. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the parade, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone: Vessel Removal From the Oakland Estuary, Alameda, CA
Document Number: 2013-27580
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Oakland Estuary just north of the Park Street Bridge in Alameda, CA in support of the Oakland Estuary Closure for the Vessel Removal Project on November 4, 2013 through November 22, 2013. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of workers, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area from the dangers associated with cranes operating under heavy loads in close proximity to both sides of the Oakland Estuary. 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.
Special Local Regulations; Eleventh Coast Guard District Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2013-27557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update the list of marine events that occur annually within the Eleventh Coast Guard District. These updates include adding specific marine events to the list of marine events held annually in the Eleventh Coast Guard District as well as removing marine events that no longer occur. In addition to updating the list of marine events held annually in the Eleventh Coast Guard District, the Coast Guard proposes to amend the special local regulations by standardizing the language and format of listed events. When these special local regulations are activated, and thus subject to enforcement, this proposed rule would restrict vessels from transiting inside the regulated area.
Cargo Securing Manuals
Document Number: 2013-26886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes requiring cargo securing manuals (CSMs) on vessels of 500 gross tons or more traveling on international voyages and carrying cargo that is other than solid or liquid bulk cargo. The proposed regulations would authorize recognized classification societies or other approval authorities to review and approve CSMs on behalf of the Coast Guard. They would also prescribe when and how the loss or jettisoning of cargo at sea must be reported. The proposed regulations would help fulfill U.S. treaty obligations and could help prevent or mitigate the consequences of vessel cargo loss. This rulemaking promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2013-27068
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S168 Bridge (Battlefield Boulevard) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0, at Chesapeake (Great Bridge), VA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Christmas parade. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for the set up of the event and the duration of the Christmas parade.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Baltimore Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2013-27067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of Baltimore Harbor. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a barge located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD on December 31, 2013. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of Baltimore Harbor.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Treasure Island, FL
Document Number: 2013-27066
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge, mile 119.0, Treasure Island, Florida. The Treasure Island Bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge that provides a vertical clearance of 21 feet in the closed position. The Treasure Island Bridge crosses the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at mile 119.0, Treasure Island, Pinellas County, Florida. Changing the schedule from on signal to three times an hour during the week and twice an hour on the weekends and Federal holidays between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. will reduce vehicle traffic issues caused by the bridge openings. Between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. the bridge will continue to open only on signal.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-27014
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Navigation Safety Advisory Council (NAVSAC) will meet December 3-4, 2013, in Portsmouth, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, groundings; Inland and International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; diving safety; and aids to navigation systems. The meeting will be open to the public.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-27031
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and its Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on December 10 through 12, 2013, in Washington, DC, to discuss marine transportation of hazardous materials. The meetings will be open to the public.
Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf-Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-26878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) entitled ``Safety and Environmental Management System Requirements for Vessels on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf,'' published on September 10, 2013, until January 23, 2014. We are extending the comment period at the request of industry to ensure stakeholders have adequate time to submit complete responses.
Anchorage Regulations: Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; Restricted Anchorage Areas
Document Number: 2013-25642
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this direct final rule, the Coast Guard is amending the restricted anchorage areas of San Nicolas Island, California. At the request of the United States Navy, the Coast Guard will remove the west area anchorage restriction and decrease the size of the east area anchorage restriction (see figure 1 located in the docket). After these amendments are finalized, the restricted anchorage at San Nicolas Island will accurately reflect the needs and operational use of the United States Navy.
Safety Zone, Submarine Cable Replacement Operations, Kent Island Narrows; Queen Anne's County, MD
Document Number: 2013-26971
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone encompassing certain waters of Kent Island Narrows in Queen Anne's County, MD. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners and their vessels on navigable waters during submarine cable replacement operations at the Kent Island Narrows (MD-18B) Bridge. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement to protect mariners from potential safety hazards associated with the bridge project. Entry into this zone would be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Baltimore or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Boston Zone
Document Number: 2013-26826
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding three new permanent safety zones in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Boston Zone. When subject to enforcement, these permanent safety zones will restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring marine events. These three new permanent safety zones will ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Broad Creek, Laurel, DE
Document Number: 2013-26825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to change the regulation that governs the operation of the Poplar Street Bridge, mile 8.2, and the U.S. 13A Bridge over Broad Creek, mile 8.25, both at Laurel, DE. The proposed new rule would change the current regulation by requiring a forty-eight hour advance notice and by allowing the bridges to remain in the closed position for the passage of vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2013-26817
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (State Route 520) across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position two hours before and two hours after each game.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2013-26816
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations pertaining to the Key West World Championship in the Atlantic Ocean, off Key West, FL from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 10, 2013. This action is necessary to protect race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with high-speed boat races. The special local regulations establish regulated areas on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port.
Nontank Vessel Response Plans and Other Response Plan Requirements
Document Number: 2013-26813
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On September 30, 2013, the Coast Guard amended regulations on response plans for nontank vessels. The amendment triggered information collection requirements affecting an existing OMB-approved information collection requirement on vessel and facility response plans. This notice announces that the collection of information has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and can now be enforced. The OMB control number is 1625-0066.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2013-26393
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in 33 CFR 100.1101 during the San Diego Fall Classic, held on November 10, 2013. This event occurs on Mission Bay in San Diego, CA. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2013-26534
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I64 Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance work on the rotary span limit switches. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2013-26533
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
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 Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad Bridge, across the Elizabeth River Eastern Branch, mile 1.1, at Norfolk, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate replacing the broken tread plates and milling the top of the plates and webs to create a flat surface on the Norfolk Southern 5 Railroad drawbridge. The final phase of repairs is shimming the tread plates into place. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2013-26523
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
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 Path (Railroad) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position for 26 consecutive weekends to facilitate bridge repairs.
Safety Zone; HITS Triathlon Series; Colorado River; Lake Havasu, AZ
Document Number: 2013-26521
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon the navigable waters of the Colorado River in support of the HITS Triathlon Series. 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; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NY
Document Number: 2013-26517
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
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 29 days, to complete bridge rehabilitation.
Safety Zone, Sea World Fireworks; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2013-26394
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, California for Sea World Fireworks on the evenings of November 15 and 16, 2013. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Mystic River, Charlestown and Everett, MA
Document Number: 2013-26242
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Alford Street (Rt-99) Bridge across the Mystic River, mile 1.4, between Boston and Everett, Massachusetts. The bridge owner, the City of Boston, and Massachusetts Department of Transportation will be performing electrical repairs and structural rehabilitation at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for six months to facilitate scheduled bridge rehabilitation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA
Document Number: 2013-26229
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-04
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.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2013-26211
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times on each day from November 4 through November 8, and again on November 13, 2013. This action is necessary to protect the waterway, waterway users, and vessels from the hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dispersal barriers performance testing, as well as the Illinois Department of Natural Resources netting and electro-fishing operations. During any of the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan, or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ
Document Number: 2013-26210
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the New Jersey Transit Rail Operation (NJTRO) Railroad Bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation, a four hour advance notice for openings on weekdays and one hour advance notice on weekends shall be required for bridge openings to facilitate scheduled bridge painting of the movable span.
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.