Coast Guard August 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA
Document Number: 2018-17234
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (SMART) railroad bridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. This deviation will be a second test of a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate. This test deviation will modify the existing regulation to add an advance notification requirement for obtaining bridge openings.
Special Local Regulation; Roanoke River, Plymouth, NC
Document Number: 2018-17222
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the navigable waters of the Roanoke River in Plymouth, North Carolina. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Roanoke River during a high-speed boat race. The restriction of vessel traffic movement in the regulated area is intended to protect participants and spectators from the hazards posed by high-speed boat races. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hudson River, Albany and Rensselaer, NY
Document Number: 2018-17208
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the CSX Transportation Bridge across the Hudson River, mile 146.2, between Albany and Rensselaer, New York. The bridge owner, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), submitted a request to allow the bridge to require four hours' notice for bridge openings. This proposed rule would extend the notice required for bridge opening during the summer months due to the infrequent number of requests, and reduce burden on the bridge tender.
Safety Zone; Ski Show Sylvan Beach, Fish Creek, Oneida, NY
Document Number: 2018-17181
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Fish Creek during the Ski Show Sylvan Beach. This safety zone is intended to prohibit persons and vessels from a portion of Fish Creek during the Ski Show Sylvan Beach. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect vessels and racers from the navigational hazards associated with the ski show.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0094
Document Number: 2018-17138
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, 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: 1625-0094, Ships Carrying Bulk Hazardous Liquids; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0095
Document Number: 2018-17137
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
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: 1625-0095, Oil and Hazardous Material Pollution Prevention and Safety Records, Equivalents/Alternatives and Exemptions, 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: 1625-0014
Document Number: 2018-17136
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
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: 1625-0014, Request for Designation and Exemption of Oceanographic Research Vessel, 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 Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Milwaukee Open Water Swim
Document Number: 2018-17075
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on the Milwaukee River, between the I-794 overpass to where the Milwaukee River and Kinnickinnic River meet in Milwaukee, WI for the Milwaukee Open Water Swim on August 11, 2018 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the event. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign. During the enforcement period, vessels and persons are prohibited from transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone without approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his or her designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lake Michigan, Whiting, Indiana
Document Number: 2018-17074
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan in the vicinity of Whiting, Indiana. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with a competition involving motorized personal watercraft. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Safety Zones; Discovery World Fireworks, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2018-17069
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan in the Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI, for all navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of 43[deg]01.980' N, 087[deg]53.580 W. This action is necessary to protect spectators, mariners, vessels, and property from potential 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 Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA
Document Number: 2018-16845
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is canceling the 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 cancellation of the deviation is necessary to remove operational restrictions placed on the bridge not utilized to facilitate bridge maintenance.
Termination of U.S. Coast Guard Rebroadcast of HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC Information
Document Number: 2018-16954
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is ceasing the rebroadcast of HYDROLANT and HYDROPAC (defined below) navigational warnings over HF SITOR (defined below). There is no requirement for the Coast Guard to rebroadcast this information, although the Coast Guard has been voluntarily doing so for a number of years, and doing so is duplicative of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's broadcast. The information will continue to be disseminated by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-16948
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee and its Working Groups will meet to discuss various issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-16867
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee and its Working Groups will meet to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research. The meetings will be open to the public.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-16848
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-07
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 the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC and Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2018-16847
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern the S.R. 74 (Wrightsville Beach) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2018 PPD IRONMAN North Carolina ``Beach2Battleship'' Triathlon. This deviation allow these bridges to remain in their closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships; Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2018-16844
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Lake Erie during the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie off of Edgewater Park during the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect participants and spectators during the event from the hazards associated with a large scale swimming event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Special Local Regulation; Battle of the Bridges, Intracoastal Waterway, Venice, FL
Document Number: 2018-16834
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in Venice, FL, during the Battle of the Bridges on September 15, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the race area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Polar Icebreaker Program; Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2018-16760
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard, as lead agency, announces the availability of a draft Programmatic 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. The U.S. Coast Guard requests public comments on the draft EIS.
Safety Zone; Philippine Sea, Rota
Document Number: 2018-16757
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters off the Port of Rota. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone is necessary to protect all divers participating in this underwater military exercise from potential safety hazards associated with vessel traffic in the area. This safety zone will prohibit persons and vessels not involved in the exercise from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Menominee Waterfront Festival Fireworks
Document Number: 2018-16756
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone on Green Bay in Menominee, MI. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters before, during, and immediately after a shore based firework display. During the enforcement period listed below, vessels and persons are prohibited from transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone without approval from the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or his or her designated representative.
Safety Zone; Philippine Sea, Tinian
Document Number: 2018-16754
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters off of Chulu and Babui beaches in Tinian. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone is necessary to protect all divers participating in this underwater military exercise from potential safety hazards associated with vessel traffic in the area. This safety zone will prohibit persons and vessels not involved in the exercise from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach, NJ
Document Number: 2018-16694
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Little Egg Harbor off Long Beach, NJ, from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on August 7, 2018, during the Long Beach National Night Out Fireworks Display. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the boating public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-16683
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area for certain navigable waters of Lake Washington. The regulated navigation area is intended to protect personnel and vessels moored in the vicinity and other vessel traffic from potential hazards created by vessel wake. Vessels transiting this area will be restricted to speeds that create a minimum wake.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duluth Ship Canal, Duluth-Superior Harbor, MN
Document Number: 2018-16669
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge for vessels under 300 gross tons. The City of Duluth has requested that the current summer bridge schedule (Memorial Day to Labor Day) be extended to include the spring and fall.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Shark River, Neptune, NJ
Document Number: 2018-16620
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Shark River off Neptune, NJ, from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on August 4, 2018, during the Neptune National Night Out Fireworks Display. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the boating public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Straits of Mackinac, Mackinaw City, MI
Document Number: 2018-16549
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for certain waters of the Straits of Mackinac. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and protection of property on these navigable waters near Mackinaw City, MI. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from anchoring or loitering within the RNA unless authorized by the Captain of the Port of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.