Coast Guard May 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fire Protection for Recreational Vessels
Document Number: 2019-09699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the rules for recreational vessels by moving fire extinguishing equipment standards for recreational vessels from the uninspected vessel subchapter, which includes requirements for both recreational and commercial vessels, to the subchapter applicable only to recreational vessels. This proposed move would relieve owners of recreational vessels from having to adhere to NFPA 10 fire extinguisher inspection, maintenance, and recordkeeping requirements intended to apply to commercial vessels only. This would not alter fire extinguishing equipment standards for commercial vessels, but would correct an incongruity in our regulations.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2019 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2019-09657
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is establishing new base pilotage rates and surcharges for the 2019 shipping season. This rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for a rolling ten-year average for traffic, and result in an increase in pilotage rates due to an adjustment for anticipated inflation, changes in operating expenses, surcharges for applicant pilots, and an addition of two pilots.
Safety Zone; Illinois River, Miles 0 to 187, Grafton, IL to Peoria, IL
Document Number: 2019-09656
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Illinois River from mile marker (MM) 0 to MM 187 between Grafton, IL and Peoria, IL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters as a result of increasing flood conditions on the river that threaten to overtop levees. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Clear Lake, Clear Creek, TX
Document Number: 2019-09648
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation for certain waters within Clear Lake, Clear Creek, TX. This action is necessary to provide safety of life on these navigable waters immediately before, during, and after the Texas Outlaw Challenge, a power boat race being held annually on the third Friday of June. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels not participating in the event from being within the specified zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston/Galveston (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie-Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau Friday Night Fireworks
Document Number: 2019-09647
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce certain safety zones for the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau Friday Night Fireworks in Mackinaw City, Michigan, starting in May, 2019 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after these events. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0105
Document Number: 2019-09646
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-10
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: 1625-0105, Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded with Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District and the Illinois Waterway, Ninth Coast Guard District; 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; Upper Mississippi River, Miles 179 to 184, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2019-09645
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 179 to MM 184 in St. Louis, MO. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters as a result of increasing flow and high water conditions on the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Extension of Comment Period for the Safety Zone; Gastineau Channel, Juneau, AK
Document Number: C1-2019-07192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Special Local Regulations; Crystal Pier Outrigger Race, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2019-09568
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Crystal Pier Outrigger Race on May 11, 2019. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crews, spectators, sponsor vessels of the event and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within these regulated areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the Towing Vessel CAPE CANAVERAL
Document Number: 2019-09535
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Fifth District, Chief of Prevention Division has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the towing vessel CAPE CANAVERAL, Official Number (O.N.) 1293905, Master Boat Builders Hull Number 461. We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to its construction, purpose and service, the towing vessel CAPE CANAVERAL 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.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays and Swim Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2019-09497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to add, delete, and modify the special local regulations for annual recurring marine events and safety zones for firework displays and swim events in Coast Guard Sector Northern New England Captain of the Port Zone. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from transiting regulated areas during certain annually recurring events. The proposed special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain marine events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Breton Bay, McIntosh Run, Leonardtown, MD
Document Number: 2019-09494
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for certain navigable waters of the Breton Bay and McIntosh Run. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these waters located at Leonardtown, MD, on October 5, 2019, and October 6, 2019, during a high-speed power boat demonstration event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Safety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth Zone-Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks
Document Number: 2019-09471
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in 33 CFR 165.943 for the Bridgefest Regatta Fireworks in Houghton, MI from 9:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m. on June 15, 2019. This action is necessary to protect participants and spectators prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or a designated on-scene representative.
Special Local Regulations; Festival of Sail Duluth 2019 Parade of Sail, Lake Superior, Duluth, MN
Document Number: 2019-09421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for a designated area of the Duluth Harbor entrance to Superior Bay on Lake Superior during the Festival of Sail 2019 event in Duluth, MN. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters around the port of Duluth, MN during a parade of sail event on August 11, 2019. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the designated region unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-St. Joseph Fourth of July Fireworks
Document Number: 2019-09420
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the St. Joseph Fourth of July Fireworks display on the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, MI from 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. on July 3, 2019. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Regattas and Marine Parades in the COTP Lake Michigan Zone-Harborfest Dragon Boat Race; South Haven, MI
Document Number: 2019-09419
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the Black River in South Haven, Michigan for the Harborfest Dragon Boat Race on June 15, 2019. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after the boat race. During the enforcement period listed below vessels and persons are prohibited from transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within the special local regulation unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. 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; Lake Michigan, Fox River, De Pere, WI
Document Number: 2019-09417
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Fox River, in the vicinity of Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District, De Pere facility and the Northern pier of the Perkofski Boat Launch. This action is needed to protect personnel and vessels from potential hazards created by the outfall of a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
Special Local Regulation; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth Zone-Washburn Board Across the Bay
Document Number: 2019-09410
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Washburn Board Across the Bay event in Washburn, WI from 7:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on July 27, 2019. This action is necessary to protect participants and spectators during the Board Across the Bay event. During the enforcement period, vessels transiting within the regulated area shall travel at a no-wake speed except as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port Duluth or a designated on-scene representative. Additionally, vessels shall yield right-of-way for event participants and event safety craft and shall follow directions given by event representatives during the event.
Safety Zone; Hemingway Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2019-09409
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the temporary safety zone for the Hemingway Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race, Key West, Florida on July 20, 2019. 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.
Safety Zones; Annual Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
Document Number: 2019-09408
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Detroit. This rule updates 51 safety zones locations, dates, and sizes, adds three safety zones, removes six established safety zones, and reformats the regulations into an easier to read table format. These 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.
Safety Zone; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth Zone-Pointe to La Pointe Swim
Document Number: 2019-09407
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Pointe to La Pointe Swim event in Bayfield, WI from 5:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. on August 03, 2019. This action is necessary to protect participants and spectators during the event. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Duluth or a designated on- scene representative.
Special Local Regulation; Sail Grand Prix 2019 Race Event; San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2019-09311
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, CA in support of the San Francisco Sail Grand Prix 2019 race periods on May 4, 2019 and May 5, 2019. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with high-speed sailing activities associated with the Sail Grand Prix 2019 race event. This temporary special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic adjacent to the city of San Francisco waterfront in the vicinity of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island and prohibit vessels and persons not participating in the race event from entering the dedicated race area.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0112
Document Number: 2019-09183
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
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 approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0112, Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness via Electronic Transmission of Vessel Transit Data. 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.
Special Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2019-09128
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show from May 4 through 5, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this 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.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2019-09042
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its safety zones regulations for annual events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area. This action is necessary to update the current list of recurring safety zones with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley. This regulation restricts vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0046
Document Number: 2019-09033
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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 approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0046, Certificates of Financial Responsibility under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. 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: 1625-0048
Document Number: 2019-09032
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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 approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0048, Vessel Reporting Requirements. 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: 1625-0065
Document Number: 2019-09031
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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: 1625-0065, Offshore Supply VesselsTitle 46 CFR Subchapter L; 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0039
Document Number: 2019-09030
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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 approval for reinstatement, without change, of the following collection of information: 1625-0039, Declaration of Inspection Before Transfer of Liquid Cargo in Bulk. 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: 1625-0104
Document Number: 2019-09029
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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: 1625-0104, Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials; 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0071
Document Number: 2019-09027
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
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: 1625-0071, Boat Owner's Report, Possible Safety Defect; 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; Delaware River; Baker Range, DE and NJ
Document Number: 2019-08992
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary moving safety zone in the Baker Range portion of the Delaware River. This action is necessary to provide for safety of life and navigation on this portion of the Delaware River during submarine power cable laying operations. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering or transiting through the safety zone without authorization of the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations Update
Document Number: 2019-08986
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its special local regulations relating to recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). This rule informs the public of regularly scheduled events that require additional safety measures through the establishing of a special local regulation. Through this rulemaking the current list of recurring special local regulations is updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley's AOR. When these special local regulations are enforced, certain restrictions are placed on marine traffic in specified areas.
Safety Zone; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2019-08800
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the safety zone for the Seattle Seafair Air Show Performance by moving the safety zone location. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators from the safety hazards associated with the Air Show Performance, which include low-flying high-speed aircraft. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering or remaining in the new safety zone location unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Sail Grand Prix 2019 Practice Days Safety Zone for Sailing Vessels; San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2019-08799
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay in San Francisco, CA in support of the Practice Periods for Sail Grand Prix on April 30, 2019 and May 3, 2019. This safety zone ensures the safety of mariners transiting the area from the dangers accompanying high-speed sailing activities associated with the Sail Grand Prix sailing vessels. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Safety Zone, Coast Guard Exercise Area, Hood Canal, Washington
Document Number: 2019-08798
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-01
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 August 19, 2019, through August 23, 2019. This enforcement is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and vessels near training exercises. During the enforcement period, entry into the safety zones is prohibited, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or her Designated Representative.
Security Zone; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2019-08763
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard establishes two security zones. One of the zones is a temporary fixed security zone for the receiving facility's mooring basin while the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNGC) FUJI LNG is moored at the facility. The other zone is a moving security zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 500-yard radius around the LNGC FUJI LNG while the vessel transits with cargo in the La Quinta Channel and Corpus Christi Ship Channel in Corpus Christi, TX. The security zones are needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) cargo aboard the vessel. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi.