Special Local Regulation; Annual Events on the Maumee River, Toledo, OH
The Coast Guard is amending its safety of life on navigable waters regulations by adding two Special Local Regulations within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on the Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio. These special local regulated areas are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with these races. These regulations are intended to regulate vessel movement in portions of the Maumee River during the annual Dragon Boat Races and Frogtown Races.
Special Local Regulation; Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA
The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8:00 a.m. on August 1, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. on August 3, 2014 during hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port, on-scene Patrol Commander or Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Gay Games 9 Triathlon, North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of North Coast Harbor, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of North Coast Harbor during the Gay Games 9 Triathlon. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants, spectators, and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a large swimming event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Raccoon Creek, Bridgeport, NJ
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 130 lift bridge over Raccoon Creek at mile marker 1.8 in Bridgeport, NJ. The new rule will change the time of year that the bridge opens on signal. For the months that no longer open on signal, the bridge will open with four hours advanced notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mantua Creek, Paulsboro, NJ
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the New Jersey State Route 44 lift bridge over Mantua Creek at mile marker 1.7, near Paulsboro, NJ. The new rule will change the time of year that the bridge opens on signal. For the months that no longer open on signal, the bridge will open with four hours advanced notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Darby Creek, Essington, PA
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating regulation that governs the Conrail railroad bridge over Darby Creek in Essington, PA. The bridge owner, Conrail, is modifying the existing remote operating system which controls the bridge operations. Cameras will be installed and the remote operating site will move from its current location in Delair, NJ to Mt. Laurel, NJ. Train crews will no longer be required to stop and check the waterway for approaching vessel traffic prior to initiating a bridge closure, and mariners requesting an opening for the bridge will have to contact the new remote location.