Coast Guard September 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Allegheny River Miles 0.0-1.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2017-20931
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership/Light Up Night Fireworks on all navigable waters of the Allegheny River miles 0.0 to 1.0, extending the entire width of the river. The zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the barge-based fireworks 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 Zone; Pacific Ocean, Kilauea Lava Flow Ocean Entry on Southeast Side of Island of Hawaii, HI
Document Number: 2017-20902
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending, for an additional six months, the existing temporary safety zone surrounding the entry of lava from the Kilauea volcano into the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The extension of this safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with molten lava entering the ocean while the proposed rule is reviewed.
Safety Zone; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-20900
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On August 7, 2017, the Coast Guard provided notice in the Federal Register that the agency would enforce the North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, NJ, safety zone from 9:00 p.m. through 11:59 p.m. on October 10, 2017. The purpose of this document is to announce a change in the enforcement date. The zone will be enforced on October 7, 2017, instead of October 10, 2017.
Special Local Regulation; Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
Document Number: 2017-20664
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent special local regulation for the Fautasi Ocean Challenge canoe races in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa. These annual events historically occur four separate weekend or holiday days each year. The annual dates include one day in April and three separate days between Veteran's Day and the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Each of the four days, canoe races are held between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This action is necessary to safeguard the participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in Pago Pago Harbor during the event. This regulation will functionally close the port to vessel traffic during the race, but will not require the evacuation of any vessels from the harbor. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the harbor would be prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the race patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu or a designated representative. Vessels who are already moored or anchored in the harbor seeking permission to remain there shall request permission from the COTP unless deemed a spectator vessel that is moored to a waterfront facility within the regulated area. The area concerned for this permanent special local regulation is described below.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2017-20564
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
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.
Special Local Regulation; Gulf of Mexico; Englewood, FL
Document Number: 2017-20534
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulation on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Englewood, Florida during the OPA World Championships High Speed Boat Race, an annually recurring event in the month of November. The special local regulation is necessary to protect 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 the following three areas: A race area where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a spectator area where all vessels must be anchored or operate at No Wake Speed; and an enforcement area where designated representatives may control vessel traffic as determined by the prevailing conditions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-20512
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Morrison Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.8, at Portland, Oregon. The temporary interim rule is necessary to accommodate Multnomah County's (bridge owner) unexpected extension of time required to replace the bridge decking. This temporary rule is necessary due to the amount of days requested by the bridge owner. The active deviation expires at the 180th day, and the Coast Guard does not approve back-to-back deviations.
Boston Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2017-20483
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Boston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) to submit their applications for membership, to the Captain of the Port (COTP), Boston, MA.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Napa River, Vallejo, CA
Document Number: 2017-20273
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Mare Island Drawbridge across the Napa River, mile 2.8 at Vallejo, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Waterfront Weekend Triathlon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20209
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
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.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20208
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-22
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FL
Document Number: 2017-20207
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. The deviation is necessary to allow fuel trucks a less restrictive access to and from Port Canaveral to pick up and deliver fuel due to the critical fuel supply in the region. With the passage of Hurricane Irma, delivery of fuel from the port is critical to the local community and beyond. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation the majority of the day to facilitate the safe passage of vehicles picking up and delivering fuel.
Adding the Polar Ship Certificate to the List of SOLAS Certificates and Certificates Issued by Recognized Classification Societies
Document Number: 2017-20155
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This final rule adds the Polar Ship Certificate to a list of certificates that certain U.S. and foreign-flag ships will need to carry on board if they engage in international voyages in polar waters. This rule also enables the Coast Guard to authorize recognized classification societies to issue the Polar Ship Certificate on the Coast Guard's behalf. We are taking this action because the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) has been amended to require certain ships operating in Arctic or Antarctic waters to have a Polar Ship Certificate. This rule will help ensure that U.S.-flagged ships that need this certificatecommercial cargo ships greater than 500 gross tonnage and passenger ships carrying more than 12 passengers, that operate in polar waters as defined by SOLAS chapter XIV while engaged in international voyageswill be able to obtain it in a timely manner.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Beach Thorofare, Margate City, NJ
Document Number: 2017-20153
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge which carries Margate Boulevard across the NJICW (Beach Thorofare), mile 74.0, at Margate City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate urgent bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-20151
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating the special local regulations and permanent safety zones in Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone for annual recurring marine events. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from portions of water areas during certain annually recurring events. The special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain maritime events.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2017-20128
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2017-20109
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 96.0 and MM 96.5. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Weskeag River, South Thomaston, ME
Document Number: 2017-20068
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 50-yards of either side of the Route 73 Weskeag Bridge, at mile 0.1 on the Weskeag River, in South Thomaston, Maine. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards created by the demolition, subsequent removal, and replacement of the Route 73 Weskeag Bridge. When enforced, this regulation prohibits entry of vessels or people into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Northern New England or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Frogtown Regatta, Maumee River, Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2017-19750
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Maumee River, Toledo, OH from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge at Maumee river mile 4.30 to the Michael DiSalle Bridge at River mile 6.73. This regulated area is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with the Frogtown Regatta. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or a designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2017 Annual Review
Document Number: C1-2017-18411
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Vessel Documentation Regulations-Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2017-20023
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is making technical amendments to its vessel documentation regulations. A Certificate of Documentation, which is required for the operation of a vessel in certain trades, serves as evidence of vessel nationality, and permits a vessel to be subject to preferred mortgages. The amendments make non-substantive edits to align Coast Guard regulations with current vessel documentation statutes, correct typographical errors, and align procedural requirements with current Coast Guard practice.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-19926
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The meeting of the full Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), scheduled for October 5, 2017, was announced in the Federal Register on August 30, 2017. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR- 2017-08-30/pdf/2017-18331.pdf At that time no teleconference option was announced; this notice announces the alternative of participating by teleconference. To participate via teleconference, please dial 202-475- 4000; the participant access code is 607 493 32#.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-19899
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee. The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security on various matters relating to the safe operation of commercial fishing industry vessels.
Availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular, Guidance Implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
Document Number: 2017-19894
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-13, Change (1) entitled, ``Guidance Implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.'' This change incorporates the 2014 amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) related to financial liability for repatriation of seafarers (MLC Regulation 2.5.2) and financial security relating to shipowners' liability in cases of seafarer injury or death (MLC Regulation 4.2.1) into the existing voluntary compliance framework for vessels that engage on international voyages to those countries that are signatory to the MLC. NVIC 02-13, Change (1) is available as indicated in this notice.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0100
Document Number: 2017-19886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0100, Advanced Notice of Vessel Arrival. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2017-19754
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the Farm-to-Fork Dinner event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Recurring Annual Event Held in Coast Guard Sector Boston Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2017-19752
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce one safety zone within the Captain of the Port Boston zone on September 17, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and participants from hazards associated with swim event. 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 their designated on-scene representative.
Regattas and Marine Parades; Great Lakes Annual Marine Events
Document Number: 2017-19741
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Cannonade cannon fire event on Lake St. Clair on October 21, 2017 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. During the enforcement periods, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and after this event.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-19738
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Tombigbee River, Demopolis, AL
Document Number: 2017-19663
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tombigbee River from mile marker (MM) 215.5 to MM 216.5, near Demopolis, AL. This action is necessary to protect persons and property on navigable waters during a fireworks display taking place on or over the waterway. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Harvey, LA
Document Number: 2017-19456
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Harvey Canal Fourth Street Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) mile 0.24 West of Harvey Lock (WHL), at Harvey, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow the contractor to rehabilitate the bridge to continue full operation. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for 77 consecutive days.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River miles 0.0-0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0-0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0-0.1; Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2017-19436
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the Pittsburgh Steelers Fireworks on all navigable waters of the Allegheny River miles 0.0 to 0.25, Ohio River mile 0.0 to 0.1, Monongahela River mile 0.0 to 0.1, extending the entire width of the rivers. The zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the barge-based fireworks 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 Zone; L4D Optic Ground Wire Crossing, St. Clair River, St. Clair, MI
Document Number: 2017-19404
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 2000-foot portion of the St. Clair River in the vicinity of St. Clair, MI. This zone is necessary to protect vessels from potential hazards associated with the L4D Optic Ground Wire Crossing.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Huntsville, AL
Document Number: 2017-19400
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile marker (MM) 333.2 to MM 337.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Huntsville, AL during the Swim Hobbs Island event. Entry of persons or vessels into this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2017-19399
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River extending from mile marker (MM) 646.8 to MM 647.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near Knoxville, TN, during the University of Tennessee Football Season recurring fireworks displays. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NY
Document Number: 2017-19374
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified 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. This modified deviation extends the period during which the bridge may open only one bascule span at a time in order to provide passage for vessels requiring an opening.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Martinez, CA
Document Number: 2017-19254
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-12
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 advance notification for openings due to mechanical issues at the bridge and to conduct repairs to resolve said issues. This deviation requires the bridge to open on signal if at least 30 minutes notice is given to the bridge operator from approaching vessels and allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation during operating equipment replacement.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-19329
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (MEDMAC) meeting scheduled for September 12 and 13, 2017 and announced in the Federal Register on August 22, 2017 (82 FR 39881) has been cancelled. A notice of meeting will be published in the Federal Register when the meeting is rescheduled.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-19328
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) meeting scheduled for September 14 and 15, 2017 and announced in the Federal Register on August 22, 2017 (82 FR 39879) has been cancelled. A notice of meeting will be published in the Federal Register when the meeting is rescheduled.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-19054
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee will meet in Martinsburg, West Virginia, at the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center to discuss Committee matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies. The meeting will be open to the public.
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17; Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities
Document Number: 2017-19037
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for its notice of availability and request for comments, published on July 12, 2017. The notice announced the availability of the draft Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 05-17 entitled Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities, and requested public comments on the draft. The comment period was set to close on September 11, 2017. The Coast Guard has received requests to extend the comment period by 30 days due to the conditions caused by hurricane Harvey, which prevent some members of the public from submitting comments by the original deadline.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2017-19036
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-08
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 facilitate the Quad Cities Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for approximately four and a half (4.5) hours on one day until the race is completed.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2017-18863
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) between mile marker (MM) 179.2 and MM 180. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks display on and over the navigable waterway. During the period of enforcement, entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or other designated representative.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2017-18861
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) between mile marker (MM) 180 and MM 180.5. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazards during a fireworks display on and over the navigable waterway. During the period of enforcement, entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or other designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2017-18829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the Fort Lauderdale for the Grand Prix of the Seas. The Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas race course is located east of South Beach Park and North of the Port Everglades inlet. Approximately one hundred high-speed personal watercraft are expected to participate in this annual event. The special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards during the race event. All vessels and persons in the regulated area must follow the direction of Coast Guard personnel, law enforcement, and race officials. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newtown Creek, New York, NY
Document Number: 2017-18822
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Pulaski Bridge across Newtown Creek, mile 0.6 at New York City, New York. This deviation is necessary to facilitate planned repairs and will allow the owner to temporarily close the draw during weeknights for periods not to exceed five hours.
Safety Zone; Dredging, Shark River, NJ
Document Number: 2017-18732
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of Shark River, in Neptune City, NJ, from September 5, 2017, through September 23, 2017, while dredging operations are being conducted in the main navigational channel. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during dredging operations and will restrict vessel traffic from transiting the main navigational channel.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2017-18711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes modifying the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (West) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1088.6, Miami, FL and the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East) across Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. This action will extend the twice an hour opening schedule of the Venetian Causeway Bridges (East and West) across Miami Beach Channel and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami, FL between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., to include weekends and Federal holidays. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic caused by these bridges opening on demand on weekends
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota, FL
Document Number: 2017-18710
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule of four bridges across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GICW); Stickney Point Drawbridge, mile 68.6, Siesta Drive Drawbridge, mile 71.6, Cortez Drawbridge, mile, 87.4, and Anna Maria Drawbridge, mile 89.2, in Sarasota, FL. The request was made to the Coast Guard to change the operation of four drawbridges due to an increase in vehicle traffic throughout these areas at all times of the year. This rulemaking would change the bridges' operating schedules from a three times an hour opening schedule to a twice an hour opening schedule throughout the year.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Little River to Savannah River, Beaufort, SC
Document Number: 2017-18709
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Lady's Island Bridge, across the Beaufort River, Mile 536.0 at Beaufort, SC. This modification allows Lady's Island Bridge to remain closed during peak vehicular traffic times. The bridge owner, South Carolina Department of Transportation, requested this action to assist in reducing traffic caused by bridge openings.