Coast Guard June 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Safety Zone; Kaskaskia River, Evansville, IL
Document Number: 2017-12921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the Kaskaskia River between miles 9 and 11. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Evansville, IL during high speed boat races on September 16 and 17, 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.
Safety Zones; Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2017-12920
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its annual and recurring safety zones that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River Captain of the Port Zone (COTP Zone). This regulation informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through establishing a safety zone. Through this final rule the current list of recurring safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in the COTP Zone. When these safety zones are enforced, vessel traffic is restricted from specified areas. Additionally, this rulemaking project serves to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year.
Safety Zone; Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival, Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2017-12918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Cleveland Inner Harbor on Lake Erie during the Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival on August 12, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Kosciuszko Bridge Construction, Newtown Creek, Brooklyn and Queens, NY
Document Number: 2017-12855
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two safety zones on the navigable waters of Newtown Creek, NY. The first safety zone is within 500 feet of the two barges and assist vessels to be used for the removal and loading of the existing center span from the Kosciuszko Bridge at mile 2.1. The second is from approximately 370 yards south (upstream) of the Kosciuszko Bridge at mile 2.1 and Newtown Creek's confluence with the East River at mile 0.0 during transport of the existing center span to an offsite location. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the lowering and securing of the existing bridge's center span onto two barges within the Federal navigation channel and during the barge's outbound transit through Newtown Creek to the East River, tentatively scheduled on June 21-22, 2017. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Presidential Security Zone, Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2017-12853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a security zone that encompasses certain waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the Mar-a-Lago Club and the Southern Boulevard Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida (FL). This proposed rule would be enforced during visits by the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service. This action is necessary to protect the official party, the public, and the surrounding waterway from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. Entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within this security zone while it is being enforced would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rule.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Back River, Barter's Island, ME
Document Number: 2017-12780
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Maine Department of Transportation (Barter's Island) Highway Bridge over the Back River, mile 4.6, between Barter's Island and Hodgdon Island, Maine. This deviation is necessary to conduct geotechnical borings needed to design a new bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to vessel traffic for three days.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2017-12742
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce eight special local regulations for marine events in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the dates and times listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Safety Zones, Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2017-12743
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce five safety zones for fireworks displays in the Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility on the date and time listed in the table below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Long Island Sound or designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Annual Events Held in Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-12581
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce eleven safety zones within the Captain of the Port Boston zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with fireworks displays and swim events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel, except for the safety vessels assisting with the events, may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated on-scene representative.
Port of Miami Anchorage Area; Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2017-12573
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is dividing its Miami anchorage ground into two separate anchorage areas. This action is necessary to reduce potential damage to threatened coral posed by anchoring vessels. The area for vessels to anchor will be reduced by approximately 3 square nautical miles, but this rule still leaves vessels with approximately 1.5 square miles of anchorage areas.
Coast Guard Sector, Marine Inspection Zone, and Captain of the Port Zone Structure; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2017-12578
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive amendments to Coast Guard regulations in association with a change in the Coast Guard's internal organization. The amendment describes the boundaries of a sector, marine inspection zones, and Captain of the Port zones; and describes the reporting relationship between field units; or reflects a change in the identity of the field unit that is responsible for a particular matter. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone-July Fireworks
Document Number: 2017-12547
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce certain safety zones located in federal regulations for recurring marine events. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Special Local Regulation; Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2017-12500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend its proposing regarding a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of Commencement Bay for the 2017 World Water Ski Racing Championships. This special local regulation would prohibit non-participant persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area and prohibits vessels from transiting at speeds that cause wake within the spectator area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, New Martinsville, WV
Document Number: 2017-12499
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters, surface to bottom, of the Ohio River miles 127.5 to 128.5. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Martinsville, WV during a high-speed boat race on June 17, 2017 and June 18, 2017. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA; Supplemental Notice of Tribal Consultation
Document Number: 2017-12494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On June 1, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notification of tribal consultation regarding government to government consultation on a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA.'' As stated in that notification, the address of the tribal consultation was to be determined. The tribal consultation will take place in Suquamish, WA. As before, the Coast Guard encourages all interested tribes to R.S.V.P. to the formal consultation to be held on July 13, 2017, and provide information on which treaty rights are impacted and how the Coast Guard should consider these rights in its rulemaking analysis.
Safety Zone; Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2017-12493
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 300-yard radius of the fireworks barge positioned in vicinity of the western side of Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a barge based fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2017-12417
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rio Vista Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make necessary emergency repairs to the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to open with one hour advance notice during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Annual Firework Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-12321
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Avi Resort and Casino Labor Day Fireworks on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada on Sunday, September 3, 2017. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for annual fireworks events on the Colorado River within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Anchorage Grounds; Lower Mississippi River Below Baton Rouge, LA, Including South and Southwest Passes; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-12320
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending anchorage regulations for the Lower Mississippi River below Baton Rouge. This amendment will modify Cedar Grove Anchorage and White Castle Anchorage, and will establish two new anchorages, Point Michel Anchorage and Plaquemines Point Anchorage, on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes. This interim rule increases the available anchorage areas necessary to accommodate vessel traffic; improves navigation safety, providing for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce; and aids and assists the economy through increased anchorage capacity, streamlining vessel throughput and increasing ship to port interactions. We invite your comments on this rule.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Newburg, MD
Document Number: 2017-12285
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during a fireworks display in Charles County near Newburg, MD on June 17, 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.
Special Local Regulation; Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival, Lake Superior, Keweenaw Waterway, MI
Document Number: 2017-12284
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent special local regulation on Lake Superior within the Keweenaw Waterway for the annual Breakers to Bridge Paddle Festival. This annual event historically occurs within the first 2 weeks of September and lasts for 1 day. This action is necessary to safeguard the participants and spectators on the water in a portion of the Keweenaw Waterway between the North Entry and the Portage Lake Lift Bridge located in Houghton, MI. This regulation will functionally restrict all vessel speeds while within a designated no-wake zone, unless otherwise specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth (COTP) or a designated representative. The area forming the subject of this permanent special local regulation is described below.
Safety Zone; Annual Firework Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-12219
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Avi Resort and Casino Independence Day Fireworks on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for annual firework events on the Colorado River within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Annual Firework Events on the Colorado River, Between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) Within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-12218
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Laughlin/ Bullhead City Rockets Over the River Fireworks on the Colorado River in Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona on Saturday, July 1, 2017 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the event, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for annual fireworks events on the Colorado River within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Southern California Annual Fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-12217
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Sea World Fireworks on the waters of Mission Bay, CA on specific evenings from Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2017. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, spectators, official vessels of the events, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for the Southern California annual fireworks for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone identifies the regulated area for the events. During the enforcement period, no spectators shall anchor, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of official patrol vessels in the regulated area without the approval of the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-12164
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for the Town of Chesapeake Beach fireworks display taking place over the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Beach, MD, on July 2, 2017 and the Havre de Grace 4th of July Celebration fireworks display taking place over the Susquehanna River, Havre de Grace, MD, on July 2, 2017. During the enforcement periods, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters during these events.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Mamala Bay, Oahu, Hawaii-Hokulea Arrival
Document Number: 2017-12163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary 500 yard safety zone around the sailing canoe HOKULEA for her return to Oahu from a three year worldwide voyage. HOKULEA is a culturally significant double-hulled sailing canoe modeled after the vessels that brought the first Polynesians to Hawaii. Thousands of people on various types of water craft, including surfboards, canoes, sailing vessels and motor vessels as well as swimmers, have come out to greet HOKULEA when she has returned to port in the past. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential safety hazards associated with the anticipated large number of spectator craft expected to greet the sailing canoe HOKULEA upon her arrival. A moving 500 yard safety zone around the HOKULEA will be in place during her transit, starting when she passes abeam of Makapu'u light house and continuing through Mamala Bay to her mooring in the Ala Wai Harbor. Upon mooring, the moving safety zone will cease but a stationary 500 yard safety zone will be maintained around the HOKULEA until the conclusion of the HOKULEA arrival festivities. Entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or his designated representative. The Coast Guard will establish a command post at the entrance to the Ala Wai Harbor. This command post will maintain a list of all vessels with authorized moorings in the Ala Wai Harbor that will be allowed to transit the safety zone to depart from or return to these moorings. Vessels not on this list may request to transit the safety zone by contacting the COTP Honolulu or his designated representative.
Multiple Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2017-12113
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with fireworks displays and swim events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-12112
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations and safety zones established for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. This interim final rule revises the listing of events that informs the public of regularly scheduled marine parades, regattas, other organized water events, and fireworks displays that require additional safety measures provided by regulations. This interim final rule updates the list of recurring marine events with revisions to include additional events, change of date(s), and removal of events that no longer take place in the Fifth Coast Guard District. When these regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas. This rulemaking project promotes efficiency by eliminating the need to produce a separate rule for each individual recurring event and serves to provide notice of the known recurring events requiring a special local regulation or safety zone throughout the year. This rule also removes regulations that are no longer effective or required.
Safety Zone; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2017-12093
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for multiple fireworks events located at Penns Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the waters of the Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Enforcement of this safety zone is necessary and intended to enhance safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these fireworks events. During the enforcement periods, no vessel may enter in or transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Mill Creek, Hampton, VA
Document Number: 2017-12083
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 170-yard radius of the fireworks barge in Mill Creek, Hampton, VA. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay, Queens, NY
Document Number: 2017-12045
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across Rockaway Inlet, mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. This action is necessary to complete bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2017-12013
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 70 (Alfred C. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2017 Mumfest celebration. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC and Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2017-12012
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the S.R. 74 (Wrightsville Beach) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2017 PPD IRONMAN North Carolina ``Beach2Battleship'' Triathlon. This deviation allows these bridges to remain in their closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-11994
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Chicago River, Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after the filming of a motion picture from a low flying helicopter. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Safety Zone; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague Islands, VA
Document Number: 2017-11989
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Chincoteague Channel in the vicinity of Chincoteague Island, Virginia. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during a firework display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads.
Safety Zone; Annual Event in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone-Thunder on the Niagara Hydroplane Boat Races
Document Number: 2017-11953
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce certain safety zones located in the Code of Federal Regulations. This notice of enforcement includes the Thunder of the Niagara Hydroplane boat races. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, New Jersey
Document Number: 2017-11952
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the replacement of rails and timbers across the length of the span of the bridge.
Safety Zone; Canal Fest Water Ski Show; Erie Canal System, Fish Creek, Sylvan Beach, NY
Document Number: 2017-11951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Erie Canal System, Fish Creek, Sylvan Beach, NY. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the Canal Fest Water Ski Show on August 13, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from passing through the safety zone during the water ski show unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretative Documents, and Collections of Information
Document Number: 2017-11930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
We are seeking comments on Coast Guard regulations, guidance documents, and interpretative documents that you believe should be repealed, replaced, or modified. Also, we welcome your comments on our approved collections of information, regardless of whether the collection is associated with a regulation. We are taking this action in response to Executive Orders 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda; and 13783, Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth. We plan to use your comments to assist us in our work with the Department of Homeland Security's Regulatory Reform Task Force.
Safety Zone; Navy Underwater Detonation (UNDET) Exercise, Apra Outer Harbor, GU
Document Number: 2017-11926
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within Apra Outer Harbor, Guam. The safety zone will encompass a U.S. Navy render safe underwater detonation (UNDET) exercise. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone regulation is necessary to protect the public and exercise participants within the affected area from safety hazards associated with the exercise. This safety zone will impact a small designated area of navigable waters in Apra Outer Harbor for 8 hours or less. With the exception of exercise participants, entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2017-11901
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Ballard Bridge, mile 1.1, the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, all crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the 4th of July fireworks 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; Columbia River, Goble, OR
Document Number: 2017-11846
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone along the navigable waters of the Columbia River in Goble, OR. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by vessel removal and remediation operations near the vessel RIVER QUEEN. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Coos Bay, North Bend, OR
Document Number: 2017-11634
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated area during the inbound and outbound transit of the tall ships participating in the Festival of Sail to be held on the waters of Coos Bay. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators from the hazards associated with the limited maneuverability of the tall ships and to ensure public safety during their transit. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the patrol commander or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
Document Number: 2017-11621
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) between miles 846 and 847. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN during a rope pull event on June 10, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a rope pull event across the UMR. During the period of enforcement, entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; PUSH Beaver County/Beaver County Boom, Ohio River, Miles 25.2 to 25.6, Beaver, PA
Document Number: 2017-11620
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the PUSH Beaver County/Beaver County Boom Fireworks on the Ohio River. The zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the PUSH Beaver County/ Beaver County Boom barge-based firework display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2017-11619
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its safety zones regulations that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area. This informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through the establishing of a safety zone. Through this rulemaking the current list of recurring safety zones is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these safety zones are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
Safety Zone; City of Valdez July 4th Fireworks, Port Valdez; Valdez, AK
Document Number: 2017-11572
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone on the navigable waters of Port Valdez, Valdez, Alaska, in the vicinity of the Valdez Spit. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from the hazards associated with the annual City of Valdez July 4th Fireworks Display event. This rule is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the navigable waters of Port Valdez, in the immediate vicinity of the fireworks launch platforms, before, during, and immediately after the fireworks event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, TX
Document Number: 2017-11553
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Galveston Causeway Railroad Vertical Lift Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), mile 357.2 West of Harvey Locks (WHL), at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The deviation is necessary to replace decking on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2017-11524
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the Independence Day fireworks show near the I-5 Bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2017-11523
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the 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 Northwest Tandem Rally event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic.