Coast Guard October 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Main Branch of the Chicago River, Oktoberfest, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2017-22219
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Main Branch of 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 a bridge based pyrotechnics display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Special Local Regulation; Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race, Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
Document Number: 2017-22191
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation for the Fautasi Ocean Challenge Canoe Race on the dates of November 10, 17, and 24, 2017, 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 will 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 that 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-22169
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Annual Run Like Hell Half Marathon event. This deviation allows the upper lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to ensure the safety of construction crew members.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2017-22168
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
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 between mile marker (MM) 183.7 and MM 185.1. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on all navigable waters near St. Louis, MO for dredging being conducted in the navigational channel at the lower entrance of the Chain of Rocks Canal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 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, Delaware River; Dredging
Document Number: 2017-21979
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in portions of New Castle Range and Cherry Island Range on the Delaware River as well as the Christina River in order to facilitate the annual maintenance dredging of the Federal Navigation Channel. The safety zones will be established for the waters in the vicinity of the dredge, dredge equipment, and associated pipeline. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the Delaware River and the Christina 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; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2017-21959
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a temporary final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on October 3, 2017. The document issued a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor and Inner Harbor in association with the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION on October 26, 2017 (rain date of October 27, 2017).
Safety Zone; Sector Key West COTP Zone Post Storm Recovery, Atlantic Ocean, FL
Document Number: 2017-22040
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. Vessels are prohibited from entering into, anchoring, loitering, or movement within a safety zone around salvage or pollution removal vessels in the Florida Keys. These temporary regulations are necessary for the safety of persons, vessels, and property due to the large volume of debris, sunken vessels and salvage operations associated with Hurricane Irma. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for Hatteras CABO LLC's Fishing Yacht RESILIANT, HIN: HATHP606H718
Document Number: 2017-21978
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the District Five Prevention Division has issued a Certificate of Alternate Compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for Hatteras CABO LLC's fishing yacht RESILIANT, HIN: HATHP606H718 as required by statue. Due to the construction and placement of the pilothouse aft of amidships, the vessel cannot fully comply with the masthead light and sidelight provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and construction, as there are no structures forward of amidships on which a masthead light or sidelights could be affixed. This notice promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2017-21924
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
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 Walk Against Breast Cancer event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Socastee, SC
Document Number: 2017-21868
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an intermittent safety zone related to ongoing construction of South Carolina Highway 31 (SC-31) Bridge located in Socastee, SC on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at mile marker 372.3. The temporary safety zone will be set one day per week during overhead construction operations. The safety zone is needed to ensure the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the bridge construction. Details for specific dates and times will be relayed via Sector Charleston Marine Safety Information Bulletin and Seventh District Local Notice Mariners. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2017-21773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Peck Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, Connecticut. The owner of the bridge, Metro-North Railroad, has submitted a request that vessels seeking an opening of the draw submit a minimum of four hours of advance notice. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the public, particularly commuters and commercial interests utilizing the Northeast Corridor rail spur, while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Camp Lejeune, NC
Document Number: 2017-21709
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in support of military training exercises. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between Mile Hammock Bay and Onslow Beach Swing Bridge during military training operations. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to protect mariners, vessels, and training exercise participants from the hazards associated with military training operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2017-21570
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Swim the Loop and Motts Channel Sprint on October 7, 2017, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Wrightsville Beach, NC. 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.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes and Regional Sub-Committee Vacancies
Document Number: 2017-21486
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes, and the four regional sub-committees: Northeast Ohio Region, Northwestern Pennsylvania Region, Western New York Region, and Eastern New York Region submit their applications for membership to the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator (FMSC), Buffalo. The Committee assists the FMSC, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2017-21468
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 595.0 to MM 597.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Louisville, KY, during a regatta. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Crystal City, MO
Document Number: 2017-21256
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters on the Upper Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 147.5 and MM 148.5. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life, vessels and property on these navigable waters near Crystal City, MO while construction work is completed on new power lines extending across the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Belt Parkway Bridge Construction, Gerritsen Inlet; Brooklyn, NY
Document Number: 2017-21232
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Gerritsen Inlet surrounding the Belt Parkway Bridge. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in Brooklyn, NY, during bridge replacement operations, both planned and unforeseen, until the new bridge is built and the existing bridge is removed. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or a designated representative.
Special Anchorage Areas; Passagassawakeag River, Belfast Bay, Belfast, Maine
Document Number: 2017-21231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish two special anchorage areas in the Passagassawakeag River in the vicinity of Belfast, Maine. This proposed action is necessary to facilitate safe navigation in that area and provide safe and secure anchorages for vessels less than 20 meters in length. This action is intended to increase the safety of life and property in the Passagassawakeag River in the vicinity of Belfast, improve the safety of anchored vessels, and provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zones; Port Canaveral Harbor, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Document Number: 2017-21230
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to expand the geographical boundaries of a permanent security zone at Port Canaveral Harbor. This action is necessary to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding areas within this zone. This rule is intended to prohibit persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone, Blue Angels Air Show; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2017-21196
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the St. Johns River in vicinity of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida during the Blue Angels Air Show. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Patapsco River, Northwest and Inner Harbors; Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2017-21180
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor and Inner Harbor. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters at Baltimore, MD, during the movement of the historic sloop-of-war USS CONSTELLATION on October 26, 2017. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for October 27, 2017. This action will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port MarylandNational Capital Region.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-21169
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Morrison Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.8, at Portland, Oregon. A temporary interim rule has been approved which grants the bridge owner, Multnomah County, an extension of time to replace the bridge decking. The temporary interim rule effectively replaces the temporary deviation.
Special Local Regulation; Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2017-21166
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Cumberland River from mile marker (MM) 190.0 to MM 195.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Nashville, TN during the Music City Head Race. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN
Document Number: 2017-21165
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
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) 453.0 to MM 453.6. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Chattanooga, TN during the Swim the Suck marine event. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Roanoke River, Plymouth, NC
Document Number: 2017-21100
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for one mile of navigable waters of the Roanoke River in Plymouth, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Roanoke River during the Virginia Outlaw Drag Boat Association End of the Year Showdown high speed boat race. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the regulated area to protect participants, spectators, and property from the hazards posed by high speed boat races. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), North Carolina or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2017-21099
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
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 Sacramento Century Challenge bicycle race. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2017-21068
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Stratford Avenue Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.1 at Bridgeport, Connecticut. This deviation is necessary to facilitate a planned inspection and will allow the owner to temporarily close the draw for five days from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Plum Island River, Newbury, MA
Document Number: 2017-21067
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Plum Island Turnpike Bridge across Plum Island River, mile 3.3, between Newburyport and Plum Island, Massachusetts. This deviation is necessary to facilitate a planned water main repair project and allows the bridge to be closed for twenty nine days.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; James River, Hopewell, VA
Document Number: 2017-21066
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 156/Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge which carries SR 156 across the James River, mile 65.0, at Hopewell, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Corn Festival Fireworks
Document Number: 2017-21041
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone on the Illinois River in Morris, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters before, during, and immediately after a shore based firework display. During the enforcement period listed below, vessels and persons are prohibited from transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone without approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his or her designated representative.