Coast Guard 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2018-19326
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-06
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: 1625-0035, Title 46 CFR Subchapter Q: Lifesaving, Electrical, Engineering and Navigation Equipment, Construction and Materials & Marine Sanitation Devices (33 CFR part 159); 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; Neches River, Beaumont, TX
Document Number: 2018-19193
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the duration of a temporary safety zone on navigable waters of the Neches River extending 500-feet on either side of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge that crosses the Neches River in Beaumont, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect the bridge as well as persons and property on or near the bridge from potential damage from passing vessels until missing and/or damaged fendering systems are repaired or replaced. Entry of certain vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Head of the Buffalo Regatta; Buffalo River, Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2018-19192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Buffalo River during the Head of the Buffalo Regatta. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; SFODA 9233 Buffalo Operation; Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY
Document Number: 2018-19191
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-foot radius of the water insertion site located offshore of Hamburg Beach/Town Park, Lake Erie, Hamburg, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Lake Erie during the SFODA 9233 Buffalo Operation. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with this event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Special Local Regulation; Annual OPA World Championships, Gulf of Mexico; Englewood Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-19176
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the OPA World Championships from November 16, 2018 through November 18, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for Annual OPA World Championships identifies the regulated area for this event in Englewood, FL. 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.
Safety Zone, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington
Document Number: 2018-19082
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones surrounding vessels involved in Coast Guard training exercises in Hood Canal, WA from October 22 through 26, 2018. This enforcement is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and vessels near these exercises. During the enforcement period, entry into the safety zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her Designated Representative.
Special Local Regulation; Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA
Document Number: 2018-19081
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations for the Olympia Harbor Days Tug Boat Races, Budd Inlet, WA, from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. on September 2, 2018. This action is necessary to limit vessel movement within the specified race area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after racing activity in order to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and the maritime public. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within the specified race area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or Designated Representatives.
Safety Zone, Swim Around Charleston; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2018-19078
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone during the Swim Around Charleston, a swimming race occurring on the Wando River, the Cooper River, Charleston Harbor, and the Ashley River, in Charleston, South Carolina. The temporary moving safety zone is necessary to protect swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Indian River Bay, Long Neck, DE
Document Number: 2018-18936
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on waters of Indian River Bay off Long Neck, DE, from 7:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. on September 2, 2018, during the Labor Day Long Neck Style 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.
Safety Zone; Annual Swim for Alligator Reef Lighthouse, Islamorada, FL
Document Number: 2018-18931
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the temporary safety zone for the 6th Annual Swim for Alligator Reef Lighthouse, Islamorada, Florida from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on September 15, 2018. Our regulation for Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Key West Zone identifies the regulated area for this event. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2018-18930
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW) (Inside Thorofare), mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 3rd Annual Iron Man. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2018-18929
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
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 A. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the 30th Annual Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Charenton Canal, Baldwin, LA
Document Number: 2018-18872
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
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 (BNSF) Railway Company swing span bridge across Charenton Canal, mile 0.4, at Baldwin, LA. The deviation is necessary to complete repairs, install a bridge deck, and change out a generator. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 48 hours.
2018 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas
Document Number: 2018-18852
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
Safety Zone; Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-18850
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan, near Chicago, IL. This zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from potential hazards associated with a competition involving motorized personal vehicles on Lake Michigan. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2018-18824
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a fireworks display taking place over the Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD, on September 15, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for recurring safety zones for fireworks displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this fireworks display. During the enforcement period, vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or designated representative on scene.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-18821
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR 44) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, New Smyrna Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate painting of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly Sunday through Friday.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Pierce, FL
Document Number: 2018-18820
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Special local regulation; Battle of the Bridges, Intracoastal Waterway; Venice, FL
Document Number: 2018-18771
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the race area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2018-18712
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the San Francisco Giants Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Saugatuck River, Saugatuck, CT
Document Number: 2018-18650
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North SAGA Bridge across the Saugatuck River, mile 1.1 at Saugatuck, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to conduct bridge maintenance and repair work. The deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to maritime navigation on weekdays and requires the bridge to open with 24 hours advance notice on weekends.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Harrison, NJ
Document Number: 2018-18638
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 280 Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 5.8, at Harrison, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to perform steel repairs at the lift span. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed during the construction period.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NY
Document Number: 2018-18637
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, NY. The deviation is necessary to complete structural, mechanical, and electrical rehabilitations on the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for two short periods, and allows the bridge to open only one bascule span at a time over various periods to facilitate bridge repairs.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Owensboro, KY
Document Number: 2018-18625
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 754.0 to MM 760.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment during the Owensboro Airshow. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Delaware River Fireworks Display, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2018-18596
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Delaware River in the vicinity of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA, from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on September 1, 2018, during the Delaware River Waterfront Corp 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 Delaware Bay or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2018-18592
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridge, north bound, across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to conduct gear alignment and bearing clearances. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Safety Zones, Hurricane Lane Port Closures for Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: 2018-18581
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 9 temporary safety zones encompassing Hawaii's commercial harbors to include Nawiliwili and Port Allen, Kauai; Barber's Point and Honolulu Harbor, Oahu; Kaunakakai, Molokai; Kaumalapau, Lanai; Kahului, Maui; and Kawaihae and Hilo on the Island of Hawaii. These temporary safety zones are necessary to protect the harbors from the potential impacts of Hurricane Lane and when enforced functionally close the port to commercial vessel traffic and require the evacuation of vessels in accordance with the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu Heavy Weather and Hurricane Plan.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0060
Document Number: 2018-18580
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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: 1625-0060, Vapor Control Systems for Facilities and Tank Vessels; 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.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile Markers 751.2 to 751.8, Alma, WI
Document Number: 2018-18453
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a demolition project taking place on the bank of the Upper Mississippi River near Alma, WI. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 230.4 to 215, Baton Rouge, LA
Document Number: 2018-18390
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-24
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) 230.4 to MM 215, above Head of Passes. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential safety hazards associated with the Big River Regional 2018 Paddle Board Race. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Ohio River, Olmsted, IL
Document Number: 2018-18389
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for the navigable waters within a half mile radius of Olmsted Lock and Dam located at mile marker 964.5 on the Ohio River. The security zone is needed to protect dignitaries, vessels, and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature during a dignitary visit. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (CIRCAC) Recertification
Document Number: 2018-18234
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This notice informs the public that the Coast Guard has recertified the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (CIRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Cook Inlet, Alaska. This certification allows the CIRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under an alternative composition, other than prescribed, Cook Inlet Program established by statue.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Corn Festival Fireworks
Document Number: 2018-18112
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone on the Illinois River in Morris, IL. 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0015
Document Number: 2018-18075
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
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: 1625-0015, Bridge Permit Application Guide, 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.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-18070
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory will meet in Houston, Texas to discuss committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry. All meetings will be open to the public.
Special Local Regulation; Wheeling Vintage Regatta, Wheeling, WV
Document Number: 2018-17856
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Ohio River during the Wheeling Vintage Regatta on September 1, 2018 and September 2, 2018, to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waterways during this event. Our special local regulations for annual marine events in the Eighth Coast Guard District identify the regulated area for this event in Wheeling, WV. During the enforcement period, entry into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River Miles 0.7 to 1.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2018-17855
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Allegheny River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 0.7 to MM 1.0. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Ohio River Miles 0.0 to 0.5, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2018-17854
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 0.0 to MM 0.5. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Recurring Safety Zone; Wheeling Annual Dragon Boat Race, Wheeling, WV
Document Number: 2018-17851
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Wheeling Annual Dragon Boat Race to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on the navigable waters of the Ohio River during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Wheeling, 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2018-17801
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the presence of participants in the Hands Across the Bridge Project. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the event.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, OR
Document Number: 2018-17800
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge crosses the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate a filming event for a movie. This modified deviation changes the period the bridge is authorized to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Lifejacket Approval Harmonization
Document Number: 2018-17799
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it is harmonizing personal flotation device (PFD) standards between the United States and Canada by accepting a new standard for approval of PFDs. Specific elements of the new standard are contained in a policy letter and deregulatory savings analysis, on which we are requesting public comment, and are intended to promote the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship missions.
Special Local Regulation; Breton Bay, Leonardtown, MD
Document Number: 2018-17763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish 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 proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area 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; Choptank River, Talbot and Dorchester Counties, MD
Document Number: 2018-17762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain navigable waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these waters near Oxford, MD, from October 7, 2018, through October 15, 2018, during a sailboat regatta. This proposed rule would prohibit persons and vessels from being in 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 Regulation; Michigan Championships; Detroit River; Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2018-17699
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Detroit, MI. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the swim portion of the Michigan Championship Triathlon.
Safety Zone; Sandusky Bicentennial Fireworks, Sandusky Bay, Sandusky, OH
Document Number: 2018-17698
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Sandusky Bay, in the vicinity of Sandusky, OH. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Sandusky Bay for the Sandusky Bicentennial Fireworks. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or his designated representative. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
Safety Zone; Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix, Lake Erie, Dunkirk, NY
Document Number: 2018-17697
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Dunkirk Harbor, Lake Erie, Dunkirk, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of Dunkirk Harbor during the Great Lakes Offshore Grand Prix. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with this regatta. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2018-17595
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA
Document Number: 2018-17522
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-15
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 commercial filming. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
Anchorage Grounds; Baltimore Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2018-17469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its Baltimore Harbor anchorage grounds regulation. The proposed changes would reduce the size of three general anchorages, establish one new general anchorage, rename two existing general anchorages, and change the duration a vessel may remain within an anchorage for two existing general anchorages. This proposed rule would ensure that Coast Guard regulations are consistent with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District Port of Baltimore Anchorages and Channels civil works project that widened the channel, and provide a higher degree of safety to persons, property and the environment by accurately depicting the anchorage locations. The proposed changes to the regulated uses of the anchorages would support current and future port activity related to the safety of post-Panamax commercial cargo vessels, and would remove vessel security provisions that currently exist in these Baltimore Harbor regulations. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.