Coast Guard January 29, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2018-01634
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Route 160 Drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, near Rio Vista, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position while the bridge owner conducts emergency repairs.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-01631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River above Head of Passes between Mile Marker (MM) 95.0 and MM 96.0. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display on April 14, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-01616
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 95.6 and MM 96.6 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display on February 3, 2018. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes and Regional Sub-Committee Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-01606
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CT
Document Number: 2018-01605
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing 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, submitted a request that vessels seeking an opening of the draw provide a minimum of four hours advance notice. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while satisfying the reasonable needs of navigation.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463)
Document Number: 2018-01596
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that a Certificate of Alternative Compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) was issued for M/V NORDLAND II (O.N. 1274463). We are issuing this notice because it is required by statute. The M/V NORDLAND II is a vessel of special purpose that, with respect to the position of the lighting, it is not possible to comply fully with the requirements of the 72 COLREGS, without interfering with the normal operation, construction, or design of the vessel. The issuance of the certificate of alternate compliance promotes maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, Mission Creek, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2018-01556
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Bridge, across China Basin, Mission Creek, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, California. The bridge owner, the City of San Francisco, submitted a request to secure the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position for 18 months in order to conduct critical mechanical and structural rehabilitation of the bridge. The temporary change to the regulations is expected to meet the reasonable needs of navigation on the waterway.