Safety Zone; Belt Parkway Bridge Construction, Gerritsen Inlet; Brooklyn, NY-Correction
On May 12, 2014, the Coast Guard published in the Federal Register (79 FR 26848) a temporary interim rule and request for comments establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of Gerritsen Inlet surrounding the Belt Parkway Bridge. Inadvertently, this rule included an error in one of the coordinates of the safety zone. This document corrects that error.
Regulated Navigation Area; South Bristol Gut Bridge Replacement, South Bristol, ME
The Maine Department of Transportation (MEDOT) has requested the Coast Guard to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of The Gut in South Bristol, Maine. Sector Northern New England received notice of a proposed replacement of The Gut Bridge in South Bristol, Maine between Rutherford Island and Bristol Neck. A Bridge Permit was awarded to MEDOT on April 15, 2014 to begin in accordance with plans dated September 24, 2013. This RNA would allow the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and prohibit all vessel traffic through the RNA during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, which could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during bridge structural repair operations.
Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliott Bay; Seattle, WA
The Coast Guard announces that the Fleet Week Maritime Festival's Pier 66 Safety Zone in Elliott Bay, WA will be in effect from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on July 30, 2014. In addition to enforcing the safety zone during the parade of ships and aerial demonstration, the safety zone will only be enforced thirty minutes prior and thirty minutes following the conclusion of the parade of ships and aerial demonstration. This action is necessary to promote safety on navigable waters. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representative.
Security Zones; Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WA
The Coast Guard will enforce Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels Security Zones from 12:00 p.m. on July 29, 2014 through 6:00 p.m. on August 4, 2014. These security zones are necessary to help ensure the security of the vessels from sabotage or other subversive acts during Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships. The designated participating vessels are the HMCS BRANDON (NCSM 710), the HMCS YELLOWKNIFE (NCSM 706), and the USCGC MELLON (WHEC 717). During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without the permission of the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representative. The COTP has granted general permission for vessels to enter the outer 400 yards of the security zones as long as those vessels within the outer 400 yards of the security zones operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course unless required to maintain speed by the navigation rules.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone: Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Project, Hudson River; South Nyack and Tarrytown, NY
The Coast Guard is revising the current regulated navigation area (RNA) for the navigable waters of the Hudson River surrounding the Tappan Zee Bridge. First, the Coast Guard is establishing a new safety zone surrounding commercial mooring buoys installed for the ongoing Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project. The safety zone will prohibit all vessel traffic that could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels that will be transiting to and from the bridge site and maneuvering in close quarters between other construction vessels and large mooring buoys. Second, the Coast Guard is expanding the size of the current RNA and designating two areas within the RNA, the Eastern RNA and the Western RNA, based upon their respective locations in relation to the new safety zone. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life in the RNA and safety zone during the construction of the New NY Bridge and demolition of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge.
Regulated Navigation Area; Bridge 1 Structural Repairs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME
The U.S. Navy has requested the Coast Guard to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River surrounding Bridge 1 between Kittery, ME, and Seavey Island, ME. Sector Northern New England received notice of potential bridge work being conducted on Bridge 1 between Kittery, ME, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Seavey Island from September 1, 2014 through April 30, 2017. This RNA would allow the Coast Guard to enforce speed and wake restrictions and limit vessel traffic through the RNA during operations involving bridge structural repairs, both planned and unforeseen, which could pose an imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during bridge structural repair operations.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port New York Zone
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones in the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone on specified dates and times. These actions are necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission from the COTP.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
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. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Seafair Air Show practice and event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to help minimize traffic congestion during the event.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events and Safety Zone, Patapsco River; Baltimore, MD
The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary regulations in certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters before, during, and after the Star-Spangled Spectacular Fireworks scheduled as part of War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemorations activities at Baltimore, Maryland during September 6-16, 2014. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patapsco River, including the Northwest Harbor and Baltimore's Inner Harbor.