Coast Guard July 11, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Local Regulations; Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events in Sector Columbia River
Document Number: 2017-14512
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone for recurring marine events. During the recurring events, these regulated areas would be activated and would restrict vessels from portions of the waterway. These events were previously published as safety zones, temporary safety zones or individual regulated areas and have been revised and consolidated into a single as special local regulation in order to expedite public notification of events and ensure the protection of the maritime public from hazards associated with the annual events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-14493
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs two Multnomah County bridges: Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, both crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Portland Providence Bridge Pedal event. The deviation allows the bridges 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
Document Number: 2017-14489
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
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 crossing the bridge during the Lake Union 10K Run event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and need not open to maritime traffic.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee-Input To Support Regulatory Reform of Coast Guard Regulations-New Task
Document Number: 2017-14483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is issuing a new task to the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC). The U.S. Coast Guard is asking CFSAC to help the agency identify existing regulations, guidance, and collections of information (that fall within the scope of the Committee's charter) for possible repeal, replacement, or modification. This tasking is in response to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' The full Committee is scheduled to meet by teleconference on July 27, 2017, to discuss this tasking. This teleconference will be open to the public. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CFSAC recommendations as part of the process of identifying regulations, guidance, and collections of information to be repealed, replaced, or modified pursuant to the three Executive Orders discussed above.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-14458
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1, crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Oregon Brewers' Parade event. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Safety Zone; Red Bull Flugtag, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2017-14424
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Allegheny River 200 yards from the right descending bank, from mile marker (MM) 0.0 to MM 0.2. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and protection of property from potential hazards associated with the Red Bull Flugtag event. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.