Coast Guard April 20, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety and Security Zones; New York Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2018-08323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the security zone surrounding the bridge between Liberty State Park and Ellis Island in order to increase navigational safety in New York Harbor. This security zone modification would allow certain vessels to transit underneath the bridge, reducing congestion in the adjacent Anchorage Channel. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch, Sheboygan Harbor, Sheboygan, WI
Document Number: 2018-08319
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on the Sheboygan Harbor, near the Sheboygan South Pier in Sheboygan, WI for the Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch on May 12, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waterways before, during and after this event. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Tulip Time Festival Fireworks
Document Number: 2018-08316
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI for the Tulip Time Festival Fireworks on May 12, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the fireworks display. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FL
Document Number: 2018-08314
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, FL. This action is necessary to protect the persons participating in the Pensacola Triathlon marine event. This regulation restricts transit into, through, and within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement: Safe Parameters for Ice Operations
Document Number: 2018-08311
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
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 W.L. GORE and Associates Inc. (GORE) to conduct insulation value testing for the Coast Guard's Maritime Cold Weather Suit System (MCWSS) in the air instead of the water, which the system was designed for. While the Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with GORE, 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.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2018-08283
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display on April 21, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to April 22, 2018. This action will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-08260
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, at Palm Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the installation of a temporary lift bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with openings when advanced notice is given during the temporary lift bridge installation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-08259
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Portland Race for the Roses event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the safe movement of event participants across the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-08258
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the University of Washington graduation ceremony. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.