Coast Guard August 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, North Shore, Oahu, HI-Recovery Operations
Document Number: 2017-18451
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, near Ka'Ena Point. The temporary safety zone encompasses all waters extending 3 nautical miles in all directions from position 21[deg]34.88' N.; 158[deg]17.90' W. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with ongoing operations to salvage a downed helicopter in this area. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review
Document Number: 2017-18411
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In this final rule, the Coast Guard is setting new rates for the 2017 shipping season for pilotage services on the Great Lakes. The Coast Guard is also updating its methodology for setting these rates. These updates to the methodology will incorporate the income generated from weighting factors into the ratemaking methodology used to set rates in this and future rulemakings. The Coast Guard believes that the new rates will continue to encourage pilot retention, ensure safe, efficient, and reliable pilotage services on the Great Lakes, and provide adequate funds to upgrade and maintain infrastructure.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Croix River, Stillwater, MN
Document Number: 2017-18443
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stillwater Highway Bridge across the St. Croix River, mile 23.4, at Stillwater, Minnesota. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed.
Safety Zone; Wando River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-18432
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the duration of a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Wando River within a 500-yard radius of the SC-41 Bridge, vessels and machinery in Charleston, South Carolina. The safety zone is needed to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by demolition work on the SC-41 Bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2017-18406
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to repair the bridge for safe continued operation. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for approximately three (3) hours on one day until the repair is completed.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-18331
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee and its subcommittees will meet in Washington, DC, to discuss committee matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. These meetings will be open to the public.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Environmentally Friendly Buoy Mooring System
Document Number: 2017-18294
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with American Underwater Contractors, Inc. (AUC) to develop, demonstrate, evaluate and document the use of environmentally friendly buoy mooring systems (line and anchor) attached to a navigational buoy to determine the feasibility and practicality of the Coast Guard using both helix (screw) anchors and elastic mooring lines in environmentally sensitive areas. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with AUC, we are soliciting public comment on the possible nature of and participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA. In addition, the Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2017-18160
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I-64 (High Rise) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hutchinson River, New York, NY
Document Number: 2017-18145
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hutchinson River Parkway Bridge across the Hutchinson River, mile 0.9 at New York, New York. This deviation is necessary to complete application of protective coating on the bridge as well as maintenance of operating machinery. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for periods of up to two weeks in order to expedite work efforts.
Special Local Regulation; Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA
Document Number: 2017-18138
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. on September 3, 2017. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement within the specified race area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after racing activity in order to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and the maritime public. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within the specified race area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or Designated Representatives.
Safety Zone, Delaware River; Dredging
Document Number: 2017-18033
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in portions of Bellevue Range, Marcus Hook Range, Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook Range, Chester Range, and Eddystone Range, on the Delaware River, in Philadelphia, PA. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in a portion of the Delaware River while dredging operations are being conducted to facilitate the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening project for the main navigational channel of the Delaware River. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the Delaware River, in the vicinity of dredging activity and is intended to protect mariners from the hazards associated with pipe-laying and dredging operations.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-18031
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, NJ on August 26, 2017. The safety zone will restrict vessel traffic from operating on a portion of Atlantic Ocean during a fireworks display. This safety zone is necessary to protect the public, spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with a fireworks display. The safety zone restricts vessels from transiting the zone during the effective period, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Recurring Annual Events Held in Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-18030
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce two safety zones within the Captain of the Port Boston zone on August 31, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and participants from hazards associated with fireworks displays. 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.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-17962
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Ironman Triathlon in Augusta, Georgia on 24 September 2017, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Augusta, GA. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone-San Diego Bayfair
Document Number: 2017-17959
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Bayfair special local regulations on the waters of Mission Bay, California from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. from September 15, 2017, to September 17, 2017. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Village of Sodus Point Fireworks; Lake Ontario, Sodus Point, NY
Document Number: 2017-17933
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Ontario, Sodus Point, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Ontario during the Village of Sodus Point Fireworks display on September 2, 2017. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
Document Number: 2017-17889
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register of August 8, 2017. The document announced an upcoming Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards to be held on October 16 and 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. The document had an incorrect amount for the registration fee.
Safety Zone; Marine Event Held in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2017-17867
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for a fireworks display within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Long Island Sound (LIS) Zone. This temporary final rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within the limited access area is prohibited unless authorized by the COTP LIS.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Matanzas River, St. Augustine, FL
Document Number: 2017-17819
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule and vertical clearance that governs the Crescent Beach Bridge (SR 206) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Matanzas River), mile 788.6, at St. Augustine, Florida. The temporary deviation is necessary to complete rehabilitation work on the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations on a schedule with an advanced notice for a double-leaf opening and a two foot reduction in the vertical clearance of the bridge. This action is intended to allow for the contractor to conduct necessary rehabilitation work on the bascule spans with little to no effect on navigation.
Safety Zone; Mississippi River; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-17479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Mississippi River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on October 28, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Navigation Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2017-17749
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U. S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Navigation Safety Advisory Council. The Navigation Safety Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security, through the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment, routing measures, marine information, diving safety, and aids to navigation systems.
Safety Zones; Ice Covered Waterways in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-17748
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 11 safety zones on certain navigable waters of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This action is necessary to promote navigational safety, provide for the safety of life and property, and facilitate the reasonable demands of commerce where a threat to navigation exists due to ice covered waterways. This rule is intended to mitigate the potential threat ice poses to the maritime public in the Fifth Coast Guard District by implementing control measures on vessels operating in certain ice covered waterways.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Indian River, Titusville, FL
Document Number: 2017-17707
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the NASA Railroad Bridge (Jay Jay Bridge) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Indian River), mile 876.6, Titusville, Florida. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to repair the bridge. Due to the type of repairs this bridge will be required to remain closed to navigation periodically throughout the day. This deviation is deemed necessary for the continued safe operation of the bridge.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17694
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its Working Groups will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meetings will be open to the public.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17693
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its Working Groups will meet to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone: PG&E Evolution, King Salmon, CA
Document Number: 2017-17655
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Humboldt Bay in King Salmon, CA in support of the Pacific Gas and Electric Evolution that will be effective on August 2, 2017 and on August 30, 2017. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of workers, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area from the dangers associated with this evolution. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Imposition of Conditions of Entry for Certain Vessels Arriving to the United States From the Federated States of Micronesia
Document Number: 2017-17652
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from the Federated States of Micronesia. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures in place.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-17523
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2017-17513
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for
Safety Zone; Kaskaskia River, Evansville, IL
Document Number: 2017-17512
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all
Safety Zone; Willamette River, Lake Oswego, OR
Document Number: 2017-17422
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Willamette River in the vicinity of George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, OR. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during a fireworks display on September 9, 2017. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Document Number: 2017-17404
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 200-yard radius of the position of the grounded vessel, M/V CALUMET on the north end of Sugar Island. The safety zone is needed to provide for the safety of life and property on the navigable waters during emergency salvage operations onboard a bulk carrier that ran aground. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sault Ste. Marie.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Martinez, CA
Document Number: 2017-17400
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0, at Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to conduct emergency repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2017-17387
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A), Royal Park (SR 704), and the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) bridges, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), miles 1020.8, 1022.6 and 1024.7 at Palm Beach, Florida. This deviation will test for 180 days a change to the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether a permanent change to the schedules is needed. This deviation is necessary to reduce traffic congestion and ensure the safety of the roadways, while meeting the needs of waterways users, whenever the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service are present or expected to be visiting Mar-a-Lago. This deviation allows the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park bridges to open once an hour during a 4 hour period on weekdays when the President is staying at Mar-a-Lago, and the Southern Boulevard Bridge to remain closed to navigation when the presidential motorcade is in transit.
Safety Zone; Port Huron Float-Down, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI
Document Number: 2017-17386
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the St. Clair River in the vicinity of Port Huron, MI. This zone is intended to restrict and control movement of vessels in a portion of the St. Clair River. Though this is an unsanctioned, non- permitted marine event, this zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near Port Huron, MI, during a float down event.
Special Local Regulation, Islamorada Grand Prix of the Seas, Islamorada, FL
Document Number: 2017-17238
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Islamorada, FL during the Islamorada Grand Prix of the Seas high-speed boat race. Approximately 70 high-speed boats and personal watercraft are expected to participate in the race, in addition to spectators. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on navigable waters of the United States during the event. The special local regulation will establish two regulated areas: a race area and buffer zone; and a spectator area. This special local regulation prohibits non-participant persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the race area or buffer zone and prohibits vessels from transiting in excess of wake speed within the spectator area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Document Number: 2017-17216
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Coronado Beach (George Musson) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, at New Smyrna Beach, FL. This rule will change the existing 20 minute opening schedule to a 30 minute opening schedule between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The rule will also add the local bridge name to the regulation published in the Code of Federal Regulations, George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR44).
Special Local Regulation; Mobile River, Mobile, AL
Document Number: 2017-17215
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Mobile River, Mobile, AL. The special local regulation is needed to protect the persons participating in the Rubber Ducky Regatta marine event. This rule restricts transit into, through, and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Mobile.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Housatonic River, Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2017-17201
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North (Devon) Bridge across the Housatonic River, mile 3.9, at Stratford, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to complete repairs to the movable span and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for approximately one month during weekdays and weeknights while opening during weekends if provided 24 hours of advance notice.
Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2017-17190
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone, Commencement Bay, Washington, from Noon on August 12, 2017, through 11:59 p.m. on August 19, 2017, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo in the navigable waters of Puget Sound and adjacent waters. Entry into this security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or their Designated Representative, or is otherwise provided by exemption or waiver provisions in these security zone regulations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2017-17188
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow participants to cross the bridge during the San Francisco Giant Race Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Anchorage Grounds; Galveston Harbor, Bolivar Roads Channel, Galveston, Texas
Document Number: 2017-17144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a new anchorage area, Anchorage Area Alpha (A) East in Bolivar Roads near Galveston, Texas. The establishment of this additional anchorage area would enhance navigational safety, support regional maritime security needs, and contribute to the free flow of commerce in the Houston-Galveston area. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington
Document Number: 2017-17141
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone around vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA from November 6, 2017 through November 10, 2017, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and vessels participating in these exercises. During the enforcement period, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her Designated Representative.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Operation of Liquefied Hazardous Gas Terminal; Port Arthur, TX
Document Number: 2017-17106
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with Coast Guard regulations, Lynx Terminals LLC (Lynx Terminals) has submitted a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment to the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Port Arthur, TX (COTP) regarding the company's plans to handle and transport Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) at the Port of Port Arthur docks in Port Arthur, TX. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this proposed increase in LHG marine traffic on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and is soliciting comments relevant to the Coast Guard's preparation of a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) for issue to the federal, state or local agency with jurisdiction over the proposed facility.
Great Lakes-Regulated Navigation Areas and Safety Zones
Document Number: 2017-16997
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its Great Lakes Regulated Navigation Areas to include one additional regulated navigation area in Green Bay, WI and safety zones in the Lake Erie Islands, OH and Saginaw Bay, MI. These zones will apply during the winter months and are necessary to protect waterway users, vessels, and mariners from hazards associated with winter conditions and navigation.
Safety Zone; Demolition of SC-41 Bridge, Wando River, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2017-16993
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Wando River within a 500-yard radius of SC-41 Bridge, vessels and machinery in Charleston, South Carolina. The safety zone is needed to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by demolition work on the SC-41 Bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2017-16973
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Cleveland National Air Show, Lake Erie and the Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, OH from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day from August 31, 2017 through September 4, 2017. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0019
Document Number: 2017-16872
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting a Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired for the following collection of information: 1625-0019, Alternative Compliance for International and Inland Navigation Rules 33 CFR parts 81 through 89 without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0073
Document Number: 2017-16871
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0073, Alteration of Unreasonably Obstructive Bridges without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0078
Document Number: 2017-16870
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting a Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired: 1625-0078, Credentialing and Manning Requirements for Officers on Towing Vessels; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.