Coast Guard April 26, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Polar Icebreaker Program; Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-08795
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard, as lead agency, is providing notice of their intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Polar Icebreaker Program's design and build of up to six polar icebreakers (PIB). Notice is hereby given that the public scoping process has begun for the preparation of an EIS that will address the impacts and alternatives of the Proposed Action. The purpose of the scoping process is to solicit public comments regarding the range of issues, including potential environmental impacts and alternatives that should be addressed in the EIS. This notice also notifies the public that the U.S. Coast Guard intends to hold public meetings to discuss potential issues, concerns and reasonable alternatives that should be considered in the EIS. Following the scoping meetings and comment period, a Draft EIS will be prepared and ultimately circulated for public comment.
Safety Zone; Lake Michigan, Calumet Harbor, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-08794
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on Lake Michigan in Calumet Harbor, in 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 lakebed rock removal operation involving explosives. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Special Local Regulation; Red River, Alexandria, LA
Document Number: 2018-08792
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Red River from mile marker (MM) 88.0 to MM 88.4, in Alexandria, LA. This action is necessary to protect spectators and vessels during the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races regatta. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Clinch River, Oak Ridge, TN
Document Number: 2018-08769
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Clinch River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 49.5 to MM 52.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Oak Ridge, TN during the Dogwood Junior Championship Regatta marine event. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJ
Document Number: 2018-08763
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. This deviation will test the remote operation system of the drawbridge to determine whether the bridge can be safely operated from a remote location. This deviation will allow the bridge to be remotely operated from the Conrail South Jersey dispatch center in Mount Laurel, NJ, instead of being operated by an on-site bridge tender.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA
Document Number: 2018-08762
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 413/Burlington-Bristol bridge, which carries SR 413 across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2018-08754
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 50/Harry W. Kelly Memorial Bridge, which carries US 50 and Ocean Gateway across the Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the ``Island to Island'' Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Gilbertsville, KY
Document Number: 2018-08743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Tennessee River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Kentucky Dam Marina, Gilbertsville, KY, during a fireworks display. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.