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

Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks; Allegheny River Mile 0.4 to 0.6; Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2014-08382
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, from mile 0.4 to 0.6, extending the entire width of the river. This zone will be in effect on April 5, April 19, May 10, June 26, July 19, August 9, and September 20, 2014 from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. This zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates Barge-based Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Bars Along the Coasts of Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2014-08374
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard finalizes regulations previously published as an interim rule on July 9, 2013. In this final rule, the Coast Guard removes the wave height and surface current provisions and regulated boating areas for bar crossing locations along the coasts of Oregon and Washington because they conflict with more recently promulgated wave height provisions and regulated boating areas for the same bar crossings. This amendment is necessary in order to remove confusion as to which safety requirements apply to recreational vessels, uninspected passenger vessels, small passenger vessels, and commercial fishing vessels when operating within the regulated navigation areas.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-08371
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will meet on May 8-9, 2014, in Arlington, VA, to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. The meetings will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2014-08368
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Conch Republic Navy Parade and Battle Special Local Regulation in the Gulf of Mexico, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on April 25, 2014. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port.
Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities
Document Number: 2014-08359
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering expanding its maritime safety training requirements to cover all persons other than crew working on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) and mobile offshore units (MOUs) engaged in activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), regardless of flag. This is necessary to enhance personnel preparedness for responding to emergencies such as fire, personal injury, and abandon ship situations in hazardous environments. We seek comments on the following topics: the sufficiency of existing maritime safety training and the value of additional maritime safety training for maritime crew and persons other than crew on OSVs and MOUs; an MOU's safety organizational structure (defining levels of authority and lines of communication); the professional education and service requirements for industrial officers on MOUs; the sufficiency of manning regulations on MOUs and OSVs; and any available economic data on current labor market trends and conditions as well as the current costs, benefits, and effectiveness of mandated maritime safety training courses and programs for maritime crew and persons other than crew.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN
Document Number: 2014-08263
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Drawbridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. The deviation was requested by the City of Stillwater to perform a functional review of drawspan operation needs during the navigation season due to growing traffic congestion. This deviation will test an altered opening schedule operated Monday through Friday (Except Federal Holidays) for approximately 5 months.
Safety Zone; Military Munitions Recovery, Raritan River, Raritan, NJ
Document Number: 2014-08247
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone within the waters of the Raritan River upstream of the Perth Amboy Railroad Bridge. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the protection of the maritime public and safety of navigation during removal of underwater explosive hazards in the Raritan River. This action will protect the public from the dangers posed by underwater explosives by restricting unauthorized persons and vessels from traveling through or conducting underwater activities within a portion of the Raritan River while military munitions are rendered safe, detonated, and/or removed from the area. Entry into this zone (as well as a broad array of other actions) will be prohibited within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or the designated on-scene representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NY
Document Number: 2014-08242
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, between Smith Point and Fire Island, New York. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Mastic Peninsula Multi-Sport Triathlon. This temporary deviation authorizes the Smith Point Bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours to facilitate public safety during a public event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA
Document Number: 2014-08241
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the schedule governing the operation of the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the annual Saint Peter's Fiesta 5K Road Race. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed position for thirty minutes to facilitate public safety.
Safety Zone; Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
Document Number: 2014-08240
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa during the April 17, 2014 Fautasi Race. This action is necessary for the safeguard of participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the navigable waters during the Fautasi Races (canoe boat races) that will occur in Pago Pago Harbor. This safety zone will functionally close the port to vessel traffic during the race, but will not require the evacuation of any vessels from the harbor. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the race patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Honolulu or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, Gloucester, MA
Document Number: 2014-08237
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal, mile 0.0, at Gloucester, Massachusetts. The deviation is necessary to facilitate emergency structural repairs at the bridge. This temporary deviation authorizes the bridge to require a two hour advance notice for bridge openings for six weeks to facilitate emergency repairs at the bridge.
Special Local Regulation; Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA
Document Number: 2014-08235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the duration of the special local regulations for the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race by extending the time frame that is currently listed. This proposed change is necessary in order to correctly reflect the time frame published by Seafair and to ensure the effectiveness of the regulation for the entirety of the event as outlined in the Seafair Notice to Boaters.
Regulated Navigation Area; Arthur Kill, NY and NJ
Document Number: 2014-08233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Arthur Kill in New York and New Jersey from December 2014 through October 2018. This proposed rule would allow the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and prohibit vessel traffic through the RNA during bridge replacement operations on the Goethals Bridge, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This proposed rule would also allow the Coast Guard to enforce navigation restrictions and prohibit vessel traffic during drilling, blasting, and dredging operations in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers channel deepening project. This proposed rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the regulated area during construction on the Goethals Bridge and the channel deepening project.
Safety Zone; Bat Mitzvah Celebration Fireworks Display; Joshua Cove; Guilford, CT
Document Number: 2014-08222
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Joshua Cove near Guilford, CT for the Bat Mitzvah Celebration fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within this regulated area would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound.
Regulated Navigation Area; Arthur Kill, NY and NJ
Document Number: 2014-08218
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the Regulated Navigation Area promulgated for the navigable waters of the Arthur Kill in New York and New Jersey. This rule extends the Regulated Navigation Area until June 1, 2014, due to project delays.