Security Zone; Delaware River, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PA
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River, and Schuylkill River, for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIP) who arrive and depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. This rule is necessary to expedite the establishment and enforcement of the security zones when short notice is received by the Coast Guard for VIP(s) traveling to the Philadelphia area. This rule will ensure safety and security for the visiting VIP. The permanent security zone will be enforced only during times of VIP transit and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. Only vessels or people specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or designated representative may enter or remain in the regulated area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burnside Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.4, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade event. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Emerald City Bike Ride event. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NY
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Beach Lane Bridge across the Quantuck Canal, mile 1.1 at Westhampton Beach, New York. This action is necessary to complete rehabilitation of the bascule leaves of the drawbridge. The deviation will allow the bridge to open only one bascule span at a time in order to provide passage for vessels requiring an opening.
Safety Zone; Missouri River Miles 616-617, Council Bluffs, IA, and Omaha, NE
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the Missouri River between miles 616 and 617. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Council Bluffs, IA and Omaha, NE during high speed boat races on July 7, 8, and 9, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.