Coast Guard October 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 182.5, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2018-22033
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within 500 yards of the McKinley Highway and Railroad Bridge located on the Upper Mississippi River at mile marker (MM) 182.5. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of electrical lines across the river. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Barters Island Bridge, Back River, Barters Island, ME
Document Number: 2018-21868
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for the navigable waters within a 50 yard radius from the center point of the Barters Island Bridge, on the Back River, ME, approximately 4.6 miles north of the mouth of the waterway. When enforced, this proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone during bridge replacement operations unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Northern New England or a designated representative, which could pose as imminent hazard to persons and vessels operating in the area. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the demolition, subsequent removal, and replacement of the Barters Island Bridge and a temporary bridge. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; North Hero-Grand Isle Bridge, Lake Champlain, VT
Document Number: 2018-21867
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 50 yard radius from the center of the North Hero-Grand Isle Bridge, on Lake Champlain, VT. The safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and marine environment from potential hazards created by the demolition, subsequent removal, and replacement of the North Hero-Grand Isle Bridge. When enforced, this regulation prohibits entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Northern New England or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Wicomico River, Salisbury, MD
Document Number: 2018-21771
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Main Street Bridge across the Wicomico River (North Prong), mile 22.4, at Salisbury, MD. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the cleaning and painting of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position and open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given.
Safety Zone; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-21759
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Willamette River between the Tilikum Crossing and Marquam bridges in Portland, OR. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during a fireworks display on October 27, 2018. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; APA Convention Fireworks; Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2018-21717
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 420-foot radius of the launch site at 101 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Erie during the APA 70th Anniversary Convention fireworks displays. 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 Sector Buffalo.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-21674
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park highway bridge (South Park Bridge), across the Duwamish Waterway mile 3.8, at Seattle, WA. The deviation allows the bridge owner to remove the drawtender during the late evening and early morning hours. This deviation authorizes the subject bridge to open during nighttime hours after receiving a 12 hour advance notice.
Safety Zone; Tumon Bay, Tumon, GU
Document Number: 2018-21621
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 190 yard radius of a fireworks barge located in Tumon Bay for the New Year's Eve Fireworks display. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone is necessary to protect the public from potential hazards created by the fireworks display fallout. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam (COTP). We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2018-21620
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 70 (Alfred C. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2018 Mumfest celebration. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Update to the 2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines
Document Number: 2018-21450
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the final 2016.1 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines. The Coast Guard publishes this notice on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee (PREP 4C). The PREP 4C includes representatives from the Coast Guard under the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration under the Department of Transportation, and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement under the Department of the Interior.
Special Local Regulation; Breton Bay, Leonardtown, MD
Document Number: 2018-21350
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Breton Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of Breton Bay, at Leonardtown, MD, on October 6, 2018, and October 7, 2018. This regulation prohibits 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett and Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2018-21309
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Highway Bridge, north bound, across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.2, near Marysville, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate painting and preservation. This modified deviation changes the period the subject bridge is authorized to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2018-21276
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River to minimize risks caused by vessels transiting near vessels and divers conducting post-Hurricane Florence recovery operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port North Carolina (COTP).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Swinomish Channel, Whitmarsh, WA
Document Number: 2018-21254
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company (BNSF) Railroad Swing Span Drawbridge 7.6 (Bridge 7.6) across Swinomish Channel, mile 8.4, near Whitmarsh, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate replacement of the bridge deck ties and installation of new rail joints. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Regulated Navigation Area; Straits of Mackinac
Document Number: 2018-21132
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 rule prohibits 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, OR
Document Number: 2018-20985
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three bridges at Astoria, OR; they include the US 101 highway bridge (Youngs Bay Bridge) across Youngs Bay, mile 0.7, the Oregon State highway bridge (Old Youngs Bay Bridge) across Youngs Bay, mile 2.4, foot of Fifth Street, and the Oregon State highway bridge (Lewis and Clark River Bridge) across the Lewis and Clark River, mile 1.0. The deviation allows the three subject bridges' owner to remove the bridge operator during the late evening and early morning hours. This deviation allows the bridge to open during weekends and nighttime hours after receiving a 2 hour advance notice.