Coast Guard January 14, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Distant Water Tuna Fleet Vessels-Manning Exemption Guidance
Document Number: 2014-00506
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Pursuant to section 421 of the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation Act (CGMTA) of 2006, section 904 of the 2010 Coast Guard Authorization Act, and section 701 of the CGMTA of 2012, the Coast Guard announces the availability of CG-CVC Policy Letter 13-04, Distant Water Tuna Fleet (DWTF) Vessels Manning Exemption Guidance. The Coast Guard also requests public comments on the manning exemption criteria and eligibility, and on the process for obtaining a manning exemption approval letter.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Construction and Operation of Liquefied Gas Terminals; Lake Charles, LA
Document Number: 2014-00447
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Per the Coast Guard regulations in 33 CFR 127.007, Big Lake Fuels LLC has submitted a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), Port Arthur, Texas regarding the company's plans to construct, own and operate a waterfront facility handling and storing Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) at its Lake Charles, Louisiana facility. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed increase in LHG marine traffic on the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Draft Guidance for Interpreting Regulations for Marine Casualty Reporting
Document Number: 2014-00443
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of draft guidance in the form of a Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) entitled ``Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 4 Marine Casualty Reporting Procedures Guide with Associated Standard Interpretations.'' The draft NVIC will assist regulated maritime industry stakeholders in determining if certain occurrences are reportable or not reportable to the Coast Guard, other than those related to recreational vessel casualties. This notice requests public comment on the impacts that the interpretations and policies contained in the draft NVIC would have upon vessel owners and operators or other affected parties. This notice promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Anchorage Grounds and Safety Zone, Delaware River; Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2014-00438
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-01-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary regulations in support of the annual U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging of Marcus Hook Range in the Delaware River. Anchorage restrictions and a safety zone affecting the Marcus Hook area of the Delaware River are in place every year from September 1 through December 31. The dredging operations taking place this year require the regulations to remain in place through February 28, 2014. This final rule establishes temporary regulations to extend the time that those regulations are in place.