Coast Guard April 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2018-07825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, MD. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during an air show on May 23, 2018. This action would 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Cumberland River, Canton, KY
Document Number: 2018-07717
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a one-half mile of the US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley BridgeHenry R. Lawrence Memorial Bridge in Canton, KY. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the demolition of the bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-07716
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones for navigable waters of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. These actions are necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with fireworks displays on or over this navigable waterway. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Security Zones; Port Canaveral Harbor, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Document Number: 2018-07694
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising a security zone to extend the geographical boundaries of the 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 regulation prohibits 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.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Captain of the Port Zone Columbia River
Document Number: 2018-07627
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations at various locations in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during marine events. These regulations prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Between Benicia and Martinez, CA
Document Number: 2018-07622
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-12
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, between Benicia and Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace drawspan operational components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2018-07549
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh Parkway Bridge, mile 15.4 and the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, both across Sloop Channel, at Nassau, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Jones Beach State Park U.S. Navy Blue Angels Show. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the public event.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Cincinnati, OH
Document Number: 2018-07451
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 490.0 to MM 491.5. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and vessels during the Miami Fort Static Wire Crossing operation taking place near Cincinnati, OH. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJ
Document Number: 2018-07262
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2018 ``MudHen Half Marathon''. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2018-07261
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Swing Bridge, which carries CSX railroad across the New Curtis Creek, mile 1.4, at Baltimore, MD. This modified deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2018-07215
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 1.8, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to limit and control bridge openings during the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Pulaski Skyway Bridge.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2018-07196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its notice of proposed rulemaking and reopen the public comment period for a special local regulation for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during the Bay Bridge Paddle on June 2, 2018 (rain date of June 3, 2018) published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Special Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta, Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2018-07159
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta event.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0101
Document Number: 2018-07158
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0101, Periodic Gauging and Engineering Analyses for Certain Tank Vessels Over 30 Years Old; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0081
Document Number: 2018-07157
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0081, Alternate Compliance Program; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2018-07109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD during a swim event on May 20, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; California Half Ironman Triathlon, Oceanside, CA
Document Number: 2018-07086
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations on the waters offshore Oceanside and within Oceanside Harbor, California during the California Half Ironman Triathlon from 6:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. on April 7, 2018. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the triathlon, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) Recertification
Document Number: 2018-07085
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
Safety Zone; Pathfinder Bank Fireworks Display; Oswego River, Oswego, NY
Document Number: 2018-07080
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 210-foot radius of the launch site located at 77-79 West First Street, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Oswego River during Pathfinder Bank fireworks display. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0013
Document Number: 2018-07037
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0013, Plan Approval and Records for Load LinesTitle 46 CFR Subchapter E; without change. Our ICR describe the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0034
Document Number: 2018-07036
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0034, Ships' Stores Certification for Hazardous Materials Aboard Ships; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0032
Document Number: 2018-07035
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0032, Vessel Inspection Related Forms and Reporting Requirements Under Title 46 U.S. Code; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0097
Document Number: 2018-07032
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0097, Plan Approval and Records for Marine Engineering Systems46 CFR Subchapter F; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Security Zone, Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WA
Document Number: 2018-07026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels Security Zone regulation. This amendment would change the information in annual notices of enforcement that are published both in the Federal Register and Local Notice to Mariners. This action is necessary because last minute changes in the vessels participating in the Parade of Ships during Fleet Week prevent the Coast Guard from identifying the designated participating vessels in the Federal Register within the allotted timeframe. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Vigor Industrial Drydock Movement, West Duwamish Waterway; Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-06924
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington for scheduled drydock movements at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the drydock movements. The safety zone will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone when a notice of enforcement is issued, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a Designated Representative.
Safety Zone; Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2018-06888
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the National Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks display in the Washington Channel, Washington, DC, on April 7, 2018. This rulemaking 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.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
Document Number: 2018-06865
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council and its Subcommittees will meet to discuss issues relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wappoo Creek, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2018-06863
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This action will eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily operating schedule. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide a more consistant operating schedule for the bridge.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Severn River, Sherwood Forest, MD
Document Number: 2018-06851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Severn River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Severn River at Sherwood Forest, MD, during a fireworks display on July 3, 2018 (with alternate date of July 6, 2018). This action would 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Tred Avon River, Between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MD
Document Number: 2018-06845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD, during a swim event on June 9, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to June 10, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2018-06824
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for two events, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race on May 19, 2018 and May 20, 2018, and the NAS Patuxent River Air Show from May 31, 2018 through June 3, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during these events. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for each event. During the enforcement periods, the Coast Guard patrol commander or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Seaside Heights, NJ
Document Number: 2018-06811
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 37 (Mathis) Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, mile 14.1, at Seaside Heights, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-06745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations on national maritime security matters to the Secretary of Homeland Security via the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations Update
Document Number: 2018-06740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. This rule, if adopted, would add 17 new recurring special local regulations, remove 9 special local regulations, and amend the event/sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 48 recurring special local regulations already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic in the designated areas during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2018-06739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this document. This proposed rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and amend the event/ sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 31 recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-06562
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Tenacious Ten run event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-06561
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
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 Walk MS Portland event. This deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, New Jersey
Document Number: 2018-06540
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the replacement of rails and timbers across the length of the span of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2018-06536
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
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 local community to participate in the Sactown Run 10-mile and 5K races. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-06534
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Bridge to Brews run event. This deviation allows the upper lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position to ensure the safety of event participants.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2018-06486
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.