Coast Guard 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rice Creek, Putnam County, FL
Document Number: 2017-18708
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the CSX Railroad Bridge across the Rice Creek, mile 0.8, in Palatka, Putnam County, FL. This rule will change the existing open on demand during the day and 24 hour advance notice for a bridge opening during the night, to 24 hour advance notice for an opening at all times.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Knoxville, TN
Document Number: 2017-18674
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile marker (MM) 641 to MM 648.7. This special local regulation is necessary to provide safety for the participants of the Bridges to Bluffs marine event in Knoxville, TN. This regulation prohibits vessels from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the Tennessee River from MM 641 to MM 648.7 from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP).
Safety Zone; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2017-18617
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for multiple fireworks events launched in the vicinity of Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the waters of Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Enforcement of this safety zone is necessary and intended to enhance safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these fireworks events. During the enforcement periods, no vessel may enter in or transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Brookhaven, NY
Document Number: 2017-18576
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, at Brookhaven, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate the annual 5K Run for Literacy and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for one hour.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-18546
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Morrison Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.8, at Portland, Oregon. The deviation is necessary to accommodate Multnomah County's (bridge owner) replacement of the bridge decking. This deviation allows the bridge to only open half of the span, single leaf, to allow for the replacement of bridge decking. The deviation also allows the vertical clearance to be reduced due to the project's containment system.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2017-18545
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Race for the Cure event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-18515
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Arlington, Virginia, to review and discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. All meetings will be open to the public.
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.