Coast Guard December 3, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Arthur Kill and Old Place Creek, Elizabeth, NJ and Staten Island, NY
Document Number: 2018-26187
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of the old Goethals Bridge Pier C on the Staten Island, NY side of the Federal navigation channel. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by underwater explosives demolition of Pier C. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port New York and New Jersey or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Annual Fireworks Displays Within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2018-26151
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising the regulation for safety zones for annual fireworks displays in the Captain of the Port Zone Columbia River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the fireworks displays. This rule includes updating 3 existing safety zones, adding 1 safety zone for a fireworks display that was previously published as a temporary regulation, and removing 10 safety zones for inactive fireworks displays.
Security Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone-North American International Auto Show, Detroit River, Detroit MI
Document Number: 2018-26149
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a security zone associated with the North American International Auto Show, Detroit River, Detroit, MI. This security zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Detroit River in order to ensure the safety and security of participants, visitors, and public officials at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is being held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI. Vessels in close proximity to the security zone will be subject to increased monitoring and boarding during the enforcement of the security zone. No person or vessel may enter the security zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Detroit.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA
Document Number: 2018-26148
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
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 an inspection and bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zone; Mississippi Canyon Block 20, South of New Orleans, LA, Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2018-26147
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone around the research vessel OCEAN INTERVENTION II operating in the Mississippi Canyon Block 20 in the Gulf of Mexico. The safety zone encompasses all navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of the vessel. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards associated with the vessel's limited maneuverability while it deploys underwater equipment and conducts research activity. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering or remaining in this zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; South Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VA
Document Number: 2018-26112
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge across the South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Safety Zones; Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, Eureka, CA, Noyo River Entrance Channel, Ft. Bragg, CA, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, Crescent City, CA
Document Number: 2018-26105
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, of Eureka, CA, Noyo River Entrance Channel, of Fort Bragg, CA, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, of Crescent City, CA to safeguard navigation safety during extreme environmental conditions. These safety zones are established to protect the safety of vessels transiting the areas from the dangers associated with extreme breaking surf and high wind conditions occurring in the Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, Noyo River Entrance Channel, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP) or their designated representative.
Special Local Regulation: Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Holiday Boat Parade
Document Number: 2018-26098
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on December 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. to provide for the safety and security of navigable waterways during the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Holiday Boat Parade. During the enforcement period, all non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with instructions from the Coast Guard or designated representative.