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Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wappoo Creek, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2018-06863
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This action will eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily operating schedule. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide a more consistant operating schedule for the bridge.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Severn River, Sherwood Forest, MD
Document Number: 2018-06851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Severn River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Severn River at Sherwood Forest, MD, during a fireworks display on July 3, 2018 (with alternate date of July 6, 2018). This action 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; Tred Avon River, Between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MD
Document Number: 2018-06845
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD, during a swim event on June 9, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to June 10, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2018-06824
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for two events, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race on May 19, 2018 and May 20, 2018, and the NAS Patuxent River Air Show from May 31, 2018 through June 3, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during these events. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for each event. During the enforcement periods, the Coast Guard patrol commander or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Seaside Heights, NJ
Document Number: 2018-06811
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 37 (Mathis) Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, mile 14.1, at Seaside Heights, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-06745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations on national maritime security matters to the Secretary of Homeland Security via the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations Update
Document Number: 2018-06740
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. This rule, if adopted, would add 17 new recurring special local regulations, remove 9 special local regulations, and amend the event/sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 48 recurring special local regulations already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic in the designated areas during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2018-06739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this document. This proposed rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and amend the event/ sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 31 recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. This action in 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 Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2018-06562
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Tenacious Ten run event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-06561
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Walk MS Portland event. This deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, New Jersey
Document Number: 2018-06540
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the replacement of rails and timbers across the length of the span of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2018-06536
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the Sactown Run 10-mile and 5K races. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-06534
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Bridge to Brews run event. This deviation allows the upper lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position to ensure the safety of event participants.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2018-06486
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
Special Local Regulation; Wyandotte Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2018-06466
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2018-06461
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the Sacramento Giant Race 5K/10K run/walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Newark Bay, Newark, NJ
Document Number: 2018-06424
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends an additional 90 days to test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This modified deviation allows the Lehigh Valley Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule to alleviate high volume of rail service across the Lehigh Valley Bridge and to better accommodate vessel traffic.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, New York
Document Number: 2018-06397
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the MTA Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at Long Beach, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to replace bridge timbers. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
Safety Zones Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2018-06396
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with the transportation of these large cranes. 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 Delaware Bay.
Safety Zones Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2018-06395
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with these offloading activities. 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 Delaware Bay.
Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-06385
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee. The Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations on matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials insofar as they relate to matters within the United States Coast Guard's jurisdiction.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Port Gibson, MS
Document Number: 2018-06213
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 405 to MM 408. This emergency safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with vessels transiting this area during high water. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-06194
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee. The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies.
Safety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FL
Document Number: 2018-06127
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port of Pensacola for the duration of the marine event and parade. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-06075
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 to MM 95.5, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-06074
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-06073
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-05944
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters and actions concerning activities directly involved with or in support of the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources insofar as they relate to matters within U.S. Coast Guard jurisdiction. Applicants selected for service on the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee via this solicitation will not begin their respective terms until January 31, 2019.
Safety Zone: Juan Benitez Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2018-05925
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-23
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 Point Cavallo in support of the Juan Benitez Fireworks Display on March 24, 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.
Safety Zone: Pier 39 Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2018-05922
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-23
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 Pier 39 in support of the Pier 39 Fireworks Display on March 24, 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.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone
Document Number: 2018-05721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, add three safety zones, remove two established safety zones, and reformat the regulations into an easier to read table format. These proposed 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Ebey Slough, Marysville, WA
Document Number: 2018-05701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge 38.3 across Ebey Slough, mile 1.5, at Marysville, WA. The modified schedule would change the operating schedule of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Railroad Bridge 38.3 from on-demand opening to a four hours advance notice for an opening.
Special Local Regulation; USS PORTLAND Commissioning, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-05685
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish 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 14-23, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Discontinuance of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS)
Document Number: 2018-05684
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announces the discontinuance of its remaining 38 maritime Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) sites. The USCG will implement the closures through a phased reduction in service, which will commence in September of 2018, and conclude by September of 2020. These closures will culminate in the complete cessation of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) service. This notice provides the general schedule for the discontinuance of the remaining maritime DGPS sites. Specific site broadcast termination dates will be published via local notices to mariners (LNMs).
Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-05609
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference, to receive a brief out from the Subcommittee tasked to respond to the issuance of Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs''; 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda;'' and 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.'' This teleconference will be open to the public.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLE
Document Number: 2018-05608
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the U.S. Coast Guard First District Prevention Department has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLER, ON 9478559. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the vessel's side lights, NOAA Research Vessel FERDINAND R. HASSLER 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.
Safety Zones; Fireworks in Captain of the Port New York Zone
Document Number: 2018-05607
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with fireworks. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
Special Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone-San Diego Crew Classic
Document Number: 2018-05606
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Crew Classic special local regulations on the waters of Mission Bay, California on March 24, 2018 and March 25, 2018. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Safety Zone; Appomattox FPS, Mississippi Canyon 437, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2018-05605
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone around the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 437 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the facility from all vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing services to or working with the facility. Placing a safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Delaware River, Diving Operation, Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2018-05567
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-20
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 Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting survey and diving operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by survey and diving operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; Vacancies
Document Number: 2018-05566
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard seeks applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council. This Council advises the Coast Guard on recreational boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.
Marine Casualty Reporting Property Damage Thresholds
Document Number: 2018-05467
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending the monetary property damage threshold amounts for reporting a marine casualty and for reporting a type of marine casualty called a ``serious marine incident.'' The original regulations that set these dollar threshold amounts were written in the 1980s and have not been updated since that time. Because the monetary thresholds for reporting have not kept pace with inflation, vessel owners and operators have been required to report relatively minor casualties. Additionally, the original regulations require mandatory drug and alcohol testing following a serious marine incident. As a result, vessel owners and operators are conducting testing for casualties that are less significant than those intended to be captured by the original regulations. Updating the original regulations will reduce the burden on vessel owners and operators, and will also reduce the amount of Coast Guard resources expended to investigate these incidents.
Safety Zone; Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2018-05465
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile 0.2 to 0.8 in Pittsburgh, PA. The safety zones are necessary to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates barge-based firework displays following certain home games throughout the season. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zones is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Clinch River, Oak Ridge, TN
Document Number: 2018-05461
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-19
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 Cardinal Invitational Regatta marine event. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Consolidated Cruise Ship Security Regulations
Document Number: 2018-05394
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to eliminate outdated regulations that imposed unnecessary screening requirements on cruise ships and cruise ship terminals. This final rule replaces these outdated regulations with simpler, consolidated regulations that provide efficient and clear requirements for the screening of baggage, personal items, and persons on a cruise ship. This final rule will enhance the security of cruise ship terminals and allow terminal operators to use effective screening mechanisms with minimal impact to business operations.
Safety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-05390
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone: Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Main Branch of the Chicago River between Columbus Drive Bridge, mile marker 326.5, and Dearborn Street Bridge, mile marker 326.1. This action is necessary to prevent collisions between mariners and to facilitate safety during the dying of the Chicago River.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Letart, WV
Document Number: 2018-05385
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 236 to MM 239. The safety zone is needed to provide for the safety of life and property due to severe out draft from high water that have rendered the Ohio River conditions to be hazardous to navigation. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2018-05349
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-16
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 which carries U.S. 70 and East Front Street across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2018 Neuse River Bridge Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Regulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern California
Document Number: 2018-05342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the request for comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay that published on February 8, 2018. The comment period ended on March 12, 2018. The Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the original request for comments and has decided to re-open the comment period to provide additional opportunity for informed public comment.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2018-05339
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with partial openings at pre-determined times during the maintenance period.