Safety Zone; Lake Erie Open Water Classic; Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the Lake Erie Open Water Classic open water swim on July 16, 2016. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers from vessels operating in the area. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CT
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0, at Greenwich, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform superstructure repairs and replace timber ties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Fremont Bridge, across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 2.6, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate heavy pedestrian and cycling traffic across the bridge during the `Fun Ride' fundraising event. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic.
Anchorage Grounds; Delaware Bay and River, Philadelphia, PA
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the anchorage regulations for Delaware Bay and River. The Coast Guard conducted a review of the Delaware Bay and River anchorage grounds to support increased traffic and vessel size. The proposed changes to this regulation would eliminate unusable anchorage grounds and provide additional usable grounds to support current and future port demands and enhance the overall navigation safety of this critical component of the maritime transportation system. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Draft Revisions to the Marine Safety Manual, Volume III, Parts B and C, Change-2
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a draft update to the Marine Safety Manual (MSM), Volume III, Marine Industry Personnel, and the corresponding Commandant Change Notice that highlights the changes made to that manual. MSM Volume III provides information and interpretations on international conventions and U.S. statutes and regulations relating to marine industry personnel. This draft Commandant Change Notice discusses the substantive changes to Parts B and C of MSM Volume III. The proposed changes are red-lined and each changed page is annotated with CH-2 in the footer. Additionally, we have created a document that provides a summary of each change. The Coast Guard seeks and will consider comments on these draft changes before issuing a final version of MSM Volume III.