Coast Guard June 22, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Policy Implementing the 2016 Amendments to STCW in Support of the Polar Code
Document Number: 2018-13465
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is announcing the availability of CG-MMC Policy Letter No. 02-18 titled ``Guidelines for Qualifications of Personnel for Issuing STCW Endorsements for Basic and Advanced Polar Code Operations.'' This policy provides guidance for the issuance of Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, for Basic and Advanced Polar Code Operations. This policy is effective today, but the Coast Guard requests public comments on it.
Regulated Navigation Area and Safety Zone, Harlem River and Hudson River, Manhattan, NY
Document Number: 2018-13441
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area and safety zone for waters of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers in the vicinity of the Amtrak Spuyten Duyvil Railroad Bridge at mile 7.9 over the Harlem River. The regulated navigation area and safety zone are needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the removal and reinstallation of the swing span portion of the Spuyten Duyvil Railroad Bridge. During heavy lift operations this regulated navigation area will establish speed restrictions on vessels transiting the Hudson River to eliminate vessel wake. During heavy lift operations entry of vessel or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the First District Commander or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Unexploded Ordnance Detonation, Gulf of Mexico,Pensacola, FL
Document Number: 2018-13433
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Gulf of Mexico near Fort Pickens in Pensacola, FL. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the detonation of unexploded ordnance. Entry into this zone is prohibited to all vessels and persons unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0010
Document Number: 2018-13431
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-22
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: 1625-0010, Defect/Noncompliance Report and Campaign Update Report; 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.
Safety Zone; Lavaca Bay, Point Comfort, TX
Document Number: 2018-13428
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of Lavaca Bay, Point Comfort, TX. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Point Comfort Bayfront Park during a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi or a designated representative.
Safety Zone: San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2018-13421
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near AT&T Park in support of the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display on June 22, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative.
Recurring Safety Zone; Wellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th of July Freedom Celebration, Wellsburg, WV
Document Number: 2018-13395
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Wellsburg 4th of July Committee/Wellsburg 4th of July Freedom Celebration, to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of Ohio River during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Wellsburg, WV. During the enforcement periods, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Recurring Safety Zone; Monongahela Area Chamber of Congress/Monongahela 4th of July Celebration, Monongahela, PA
Document Number: 2018-13394
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Monongahela Area Chamber of Congress/Monongahela 4th of July Celebration, to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the Monongahela River during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Monongahela, PA. During the enforcement periods, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Recurring Safety Zone; EQT 4th of July Celebration, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2018-13393
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the EQT 4th of July Celebration to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Pittsburgh, PA. During the enforcement periods, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2018-13386
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
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 76 (Cape Fear Memorial) Bridge across the Cape Fear River, mile 26.8, in Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
TWIC-Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: 2018-13345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes delaying the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled ``Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)Reader Requirements,'' published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016. The current effective date for the final rule is August 23, 2018. The Coast Guard proposes delaying the effective date for two categories of facilities: Facilities that handle certain dangerous cargoes in bulk, but do not transfer these cargoes to or from a vessel, and facilities that receive vessels carrying certain dangerous cargoes in bulk, but do not, during that vessel-to-facility interface, transfer these bulk cargoes to or from those vessels. The Coast Guard proposes delaying the effective date for these two categories of facilities by 3 years, until August 23, 2021. Other vessels and facilities, including facilities that receive large passenger vessels and facilities regulated under 33 CFR 105.295 that handle certain dangerous cargoes in bulk and transfer it to or from a vessel, would be required to comply with the final rule by August 23, 2018.