Safety Zone; Biotechnology Industry Organization, San Diego, CA
The Coast Guard will enforce the Biotechnology Industry Organization firework display safety zone on June 23, 2014. This marine event occurs on the navigable waters of San Diego Bay, immediately to the west of the USS MIDWAY, in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, safety vessels, 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.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations and safety zones established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. This interim final rule revises the listing of events that informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, other organized water events, and fireworks displays that require additional safety measures provided by regulations. Through this interim final rule, the current list of recurring marine events requiring special local regulations or safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. When these special local regulations and safety zones are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. Additionally, this rulemaking project promotes efficiency by eliminating the need to produce a separate rule for each individual recurring event, and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation or safety zone throughout the year.
Special Load Line Exemption for Lake Michigan: Petition for Rulemaking
The Coast Guard announces the availability of several requests for a rulemaking, and requests public comment accordingly. The requesters are petitioning the Coast Guard to establish a special load line-exempted route on Lake Michigan. This exemption would allow non- load line river barges to transit along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, between Chicago (Calumet Harbor), IL, and Muskegon, MI. This is similar to an existing exempted route along the western shore between Calumet and Milwaukee, WI.