Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary special local regulations in Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. This temporary final rule is necessary to protect event participants from vessel traffic hazards associated with these events. One regulation prohibits the entry of vessels or persons into a ``no entry zone'' and requires vessels transiting through the ``no wake zone'' to travel at no wake speed or 6 knots, whichever is slower. The second regulation requires vessels transiting through the regulated area travel at no wake speed or 6 knots, whichever is slower, and maintain a minimum distance of 100 feet from the swimmers in the regulated area.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Emergency Bridge Replacement, Chicago River, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Chicago Avenue Bridge, mile 2.40, over the North Branch of the Chicago River. This action is necessary because The City of Chicago applied for and was awarded an emergency bridge replacement permit to temporarily replace the Chicago Avenue double leaf bascule bridge with a temporary fixed structure.
Safety Zone; Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2019, Buffalo, NY, Cleveland, OH, Bay City, MI, Green Bay, WI, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Kenosha, WI and Erie, PA
The Coast Guard is creating safety zones around each tall ship visiting the Great Lakes during the Tall Ships Challenge 2019 race series. These safety zones will provide for the regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of each tall ship in the navigable waters of the United States. The Coast Guard is taking this action to safeguard participants and spectators from the hazards associated with the limited maneuverability of these tall ships and to ensure public safety during tall ships events.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0038
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: 1625-0038, Plan Approval and Records for Tank Vessels, Passenger Vessels, Cargo and Miscellaneous Vessels, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Nautical School Vessels and Oceanographic Research 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.