Coast Guard April 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Blazing Paddles 2018 SUP Race; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2018-08979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Cuyahoga River during the Blazing Paddles Stand Up Paddle Race. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Gunderson Marine LLC Hull 116
Document Number: 2018-08905
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Thirteenth Coast Guard District has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the Gunderson Marine LLC Hull 116. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the mooring and anchor winches and fittings, placement of the sidelights in this area would be a potential hazard to the crew during vessel operations and may subject them to potential damage during mooring. Gunderson Marine LLC Hull 116 cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and construction. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Gunderson Marine LLC Hull 117
Document Number: 2018-08904
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Thirteenth Coast Guard District has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the Gunderson Marine LLC Hull 117. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the mooring and anchor winches and fittings, placement of the sidelights in this area would be a potential hazard to the crew during vessel operations and may subject them to potential damage during mooring. Gunderson Marine LLC Hull 117 cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and construction. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Anchorage Grounds; Galveston Harbor, Bolivar Roads Channel, Galveston, Texas
Document Number: 2018-08873
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a new anchorage area, Anchorage Area Alpha (A) East in Bolivar Roads near Galveston, Texas. The establishment of this additional anchorage area would enhance navigational safety, support regional maritime security needs, and contribute to the free flow of commerce in the Houston-Galveston area.
Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA
Document Number: 2018-08871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA'' that we published on February 10, 2017. The Coast Guard is withdrawing this rulemaking in response to public comments and to better analyze potential impacts to tribal treaty rights, especially treaty fishing rights.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Raton, FL
Document Number: 2018-08867
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations with advanced notice for a full bridge opening.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Putnam County, FL
Document Number: 2018-08866
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 94.5, at Satsuma, Putnam County, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation to determine whether a permanent change from manned to remote operations is feasible. This deviation will allow the bridge to operate remotely from the CSX Railroad Bridge on the Ortega River (McGirts Creek) located at mile 1.1 on the Ortega River.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone
Document Number: 2018-08840
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This rule updates eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, adds three safety zones, removes two established safety zones, and reformats the regulations into an easier to read table format. These amendments will protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events and firework shows, and improve the clarity and readability of the regulation.
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.
Safety Zone; Officer Lehner Memorial Vintage Regatta; Buffalo Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2018-08626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Buffalo Outer Harbor during the Officer Lehner Memorial Vintage Regatta. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL
Document Number: 2018-08625
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-25
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 City Heart Walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for approximately two and a half (2.5) hours on one day until the race is completed.
Special Local Regulation; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2018-08463
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 338.5 to MM 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. This special local regulation is necessary to protect the persons participating in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships marine event. This regulation restricts transit into, through, and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Mississippi Sound, Biloxi, MS
Document Number: 2018-08461
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the Mississippi Sound over the Biloxi Harbor Channel in Biloxi, MS. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the 2018 Biloxi Air Show. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; USS PORTLAND Commissioning, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-08413
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated area for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Port of Portland Terminal 2, Portland, OR, during a naval vessel commissioning ceremony on April 14 through 23, 2018. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Harlem River, Bronx, New York
Document Number: 2018-08372
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-23
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 Harlem River, mile 6.8, at Bronx, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the replacement of track panels.
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.
Security Zone; Presidential Security Zone, Palm Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-08230
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone that encompasses certain waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean near the Mar-A-Lago Club and the Southern Boulevard Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida (FL). The Coast Guard will only enforce this rule when the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service are present or expected to be present. This action is necessary to protect the official party, public, and surrounding waterways from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2018-08228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulation for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This amendment updates two permanent safety zones, adds three new permanent safety zones, and removes one old permanent safety zone. These amendments, additions, and removals are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including sailing races, boat parades, swim events and air shows. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone.
Document Number: 2018-08206
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulation for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. This proposed amendment updates 12 permanent safety zones and adds 12 new permanent safety zones. These amendments and additions are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including fireworks displays, boat races, and air shows. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh PA
Document Number: 2018-08192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for parts of the navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the weekend of the Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting in any manner that impedes safe passage of another vessel to any launching ramp, marina, or fleeting area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. In addition, this proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or drifting more than 100 feet from any riverbank unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone, Delaware River; Diving and Survey Operations; Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2018-08110
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of the Commerce Construction vessels and associated equipment conducting survey and diving operations in the Delaware River, and in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, associated equipment, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by survey and diving operations. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. We invite your comments on this rule.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Blessing of the Fleet, Tiburon, CA
Document Number: 2018-08109
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay for the annual Blessing of the Fleet to be held on April 22, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the regulated area, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2018-08091
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a 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 a fireworks display in the Washington Channel at Washington, DC on May 10, 2018. This proposed rulemaking 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; Monongahela River (MM 0.22), Allegheny River (MM 0.8), and Ohio River (0.8), Pittsburgh, PA.
Document Number: 2018-08032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, PA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the weekend of the Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting in any manner that impedes safe passage of another vessel to any launching ramp, marina, or fleeting area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. In addition, this proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or drifting more than 100 feet from any river bank unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Recurring Marine Events, Sector Key West, Florida
Document Number: 2018-08014
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing moving safety zones for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for five annually recurring marine events. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during these events. When these safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would prohibit persons and vessels, other than those participating in the event, from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the COTP Key West or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2018-08013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. This proposed rule would add one new recurring safety zone, remove four safety zones, and amend the sponsor/name, date, and/or safety zones for three recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. This action is 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 Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Barge PFE-LB444, San Joaquin River, Blackslough Landing, CA
Document Number: 2018-08012
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the San Joaquin River due to an unstable, partially submerged barge with hull number PFE-LB444. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the barge and associated recovery efforts. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL
Document Number: 2018-08011
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (West) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1088.6, and the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East) across Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, FL. This action will extend the daily twice an hour opening schedule of the Venetian Causeway Bridges (East and West) to include weekends and Federal holidays. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic caused by the on-demand weekend and Federal holiday bridge openings.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-07959
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three Multnomah County bridges: Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1 crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Cinco de Mayo half marathon event. The deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-07957
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
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 annual Beat the Bridge run to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hood Canal, Port Gamble, WA
Document Number: 2018-07956
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Washington State pontoon highway bridge (Hood Canal Bridge) across Hood Canal, mile 5.0, near Port Gamble, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate replacement of the draw span operating equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to open the draw half-way, 300 feet, after receiving at least a four hour notice.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-07955
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support multiple events. This deviation allows the lower lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Lower Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LA
Document Number: 2018-07909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Tchefuncte River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Madisonville, LA, during a fireworks display on July 4, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in 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: 2018-07908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-17
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 from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95 above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on June 30, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in 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; Taylor Bayou Turning Basin, Port Arthur, TX
Document Number: 2018-07865
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 the upper reaches of Taylor Bayou Turning Basin in Port Arthur, TX. This action is necessary to provide protection for the levee and temporary protection wall located at the north end of the turning basin until permanent repairs can be effected. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.