Coast Guard April 3, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-06529
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, SC, during the Charleston Race Week from April 20, 2017, through April 23, 2017. Charleston Race Week is a series of sail boat races in the Charleston Harbor. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Start of the Chicago to Mackinac Race
Document Number: 2017-06496
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Start of the Chicago to Mackinac Race on a portion of Lake Michigan on July 15, 2017. This action is intended to ensure the safety of life on the navigable waterway immediately before, during, and after this event. During the enforcement period listed below, no vessel may transit this safety zone without approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Kilauea Lava Flow Ocean Entry on Southeast Side of Island of Hawaii, HI
Document Number: 2017-06474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the entry of lava from Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around all entry points of lava flow into the ocean. The entry points of the lava vary, and the safety zone will vary accordingly. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential hazards associated with molten lava entering the ocean resulting in explosions of large chunks of hot rock and debris upon impact, collapses of the sea cliff into the ocean, hot lava arching out and falling into the ocean, and the release of toxic gases. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or his designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Kilauea Lava Flow Ocean Entry on Southeast Side of Island of Hawaii, HI
Document Number: 2017-06473
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the entry of lava from Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around all entry points of lava flow into the ocean. The entry points of the lava vary, and the safety zone will vary accordingly. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential hazards associated with molten lava entering the ocean resulting in explosions of large chunks of hot rock and debris upon impact, collapses of the sea cliff into the ocean, hot lava arching out and falling into the ocean, and the release of toxic gases. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or his designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2017-06472
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Brooks Trailhead 10K & 15K foot race event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Lubbers Cup Regatta
Document Number: 2017-06471
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on the Spring Lake in Spring Lake, MI in the vicinity of Keenan Marina within a rectangle that is approximately 6,300 by 300 feet for the Lubbers Cup Regatta on April 8, 2017 and April 9, 2017. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the Regatta. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LA
Document Number: 2017-06455
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Morgan City Railroad Bridge across the Atchafalaya River (also known as Berwick Bay), mile 17.5 [Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.3] in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform maintenance needed for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows for the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for two (2) days, 7 hours each day.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2017-06451
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display on April 8, 2017. This action will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague Island, VA
Document Number: 2017-06448
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 175 Bridge which carries SR 175 across the Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 3.9), at Chincoteague Island, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the biennial bridge inspection. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-06447
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air show special local regulation from 11 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. on August 22-23, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this air show. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with the special local regulations, no vessel or person may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area unless authorized by Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative.