Coast Guard September 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Grand Haven Fireworks, Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, MI
Document Number: 2019-21053
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Lake Michigan and the Grand River in Grand Haven, MI. 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 Lake Michigan (COTP).
Safety Zone, Saint Simons Sound, GA
Document Number: 2019-20781
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On September 08, 2019, the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah issued an Emergency Safety Zone in response to the grounding/capsizing of the M/V GOLDEN RAY (31[deg]07'39.66 North, 081[deg]24'10.58 West, between Saint Simons Lighthouse and the north end of Jekyll Island, in the vicinity of green buoy #19). This Emergency Safety Zone prohibited all vessels from approaching within 0.5 nautical miles of M/V GOLDEN RAY, unless authorized by the COTP. As of September 13, 2019, this Emergency Safety Zone remained in effect for all vessels of 500 GT and above. No vessels 500 GT and above were able to transit within 0.5 nautical miles of the M/V GOLDEN RAY unless specifically authorized by the COTP. For all other vessels, the Emergency Safety Zone was enforced for 150 yards surrounding the site. No vessel could transit within 150 yards of the M/V GOLDEN RAY unless specifically authorized by the COTP. As of September 19, 2019, USCG Captain of the Port Savannah has adjusted the safety zone surrounding the M/V GOLDEN RAY, so that no vessel is authorized access within 150 yards of the M/V GOLDEN RAY, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port. The previous safety zone established on September 12, 2019 is terminated.
Special Local Regulation; Kailua Bay, Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Document Number: 2019-20765
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the Ironman Ho'ala practice swim and Ironman World Championship Triathlon on October 6 and October 12, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Fourteenth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event on certain waters of Kailua Bay, Kailua- Kona, Hawaii. 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; Mackinaw City Fall Colors Fireworks, Mackinaw City, MI
Document Number: 2019-20735
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Straits of Mackinac near Mackinac City, MI. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect vessels and spectators from the hazards associated with a fireworks show during the Mackinaw City Fall Colors Fireworks. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Leif Erickson Day Row and Run, Charlevoix, MI
Document Number: 2019-20727
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in Lake Charlevoix, Charlevoix, MI. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect 40 participating paddlers in the Leif Erickson Day Row and Run. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Kailua Bay, Ironman World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Document Number: 2019-20627
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for certain waters of Kailua Bay, Hawaii. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Kailua-Kona, HI, during the swim portion of the Ironman World Championship Triathlon and practice swim held on consecutive weekends annually in October. On both days, the swim events are held from 3:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area each day of the event unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Honolulu.
Special Local Regulation; Battle of the Bridges, Intracoastal Waterway; Venice, FL
Document Number: 2019-20806
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
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 event. This rulemaking would prohibit 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; Neches River, Beaumont, TX
Document Number: 2019-20580
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the 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, Wilmington River, Savannah, GA
Document Number: 2019-20565
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Wilmington River 1,000 feet on the north and south side of the Islands Expressway Bridge in Savannah, GA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the placement of multiple spans for the new Islands Expressway Bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative.
Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-20613
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will meet via teleconference to discuss CFSAC task statement #01-19. The U.S. Coast Guard will consider CFSAC recommendations as part of the process of developing voluntary guidelines for fishing vessel construction, maintenance, and repair. The teleconference will be open to the public.
Notice of Availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 01-16 Change 2-Use of Electronic Charts and Publications in Lieu of Paper Charts, Maps and Publications
Document Number: 2019-20430
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-16 Change 2 together with a Deregulatory Savings Analysis. This NVIC provides that U.S. vessels may access navigation publications electronically, through underway connectivity, to meet domestic carriage and Safety of Life at Sea certification requirements.
Temporary Safety Zone; M/V Highland Eagle Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2019-20400
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of the Motor Vessel (M/V) HIGHLAND EAGLE while conducting geotechnical sampling operations in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by geotechnical sampling operations in the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sault Sainte Marie.
Special Local Regulations; Ironman Triathlon, Augusta, GA
Document Number: 2019-20330
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Ironman Triathlon in Augusta, Georgia on September 29, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Augusta, GA. 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; Columbia River, Bonneville, OR
Document Number: 2019-20164
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Columbia River between river mile 142 and 143 in vicinity of Bonneville, Oregon. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage operations of the tug DIANE. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River.
Special Local Regulation; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2019-20107
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations for certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Ocean City, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on September 29, 2019. 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 Zone, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2019-20102
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
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. This rule compliments a safety zone found in docket number USCG-2019-0782 addressing navigation risks while the vessel carrying the cranes is anchored or underway in Delaware Bay and River.
Safety Zone; Delaware Bay and River, PA
Document Number: 2019-20101
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
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 Post-Panamax gantry cranes from the Atlantic Ocean 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 will be prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. This rule compliments a safety zone found in docket number USCG-2019-0784 addressing safety risks while the vessel carrying the cranes is moored at the Port of Philadelphia.
Safety Zone; Unionport (Bruckner Expressway) Bridge, Westchester Creek, Bronx, NY
Document Number: 2019-19990
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 500-foot radius of the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) I-95 bridge structures to the north, and south, of the Unionport (Bruckner Expressway) Bridge, construction vessels, and machinery at mile 1.7 over Westchester Creek. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by installation of two temporary vertical lift bridges during the replacement of the existing Unionport (Bruckner Expressway) Bridge at mile 1.7 over Westchester Creek. When enforced, this regulation prohibits entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2019-20004
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Lake of the Ozarks within 300 feet of the fireworks barge in the vicinity of mile marker 7.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the Camden on the Lake Resort, Lake Ozark, MO, during a fireworks display. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: 2019-19946
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta located in the federal regulations for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Crediting Recent Sea Service of Personnel Serving on Vessels of the Uniformed Services
Document Number: 2019-19754
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to increase from 3 years to 7 years the period within which qualifying sea service aboard vessels of the uniformed services can be used to satisfy the requirement for recent sea service to qualify for a Merchant Mariner Credential with a national officer endorsement. This notice of proposed rulemaking would implement into Coast Guard regulations legislation that has been codified in statute, and may potentially increase the number of merchant mariners available for employment on commercial vessels.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Florence, AL
Document Number: 2019-19879
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Special Local Regulation for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 254.0 to 258.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Florence, AL, during a Triathlon on September 22, 2019. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2019-19851
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within an area of one half mile around each Liquefied Gas carrier entering and departing San Juan Harbor and a 50-yard radius around each vessel when moored at the Puma Energy dock, Cata[ntilde]o Oil dock, or Wharf B. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, transiting vessels, and Liquefied Gas carriers. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or his designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0079
Document Number: 2019-19846
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
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: 1625-0079, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1995, 1997 and 2010 Amendments to the International Convention; 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0118
Document Number: 2019-19844
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
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: 1625-0118, Various International Agreement Certificates and Documents; 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0028
Document Number: 2019-19843
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
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: 1625-0028, Course Approval and Records for Merchant Marine Training Schools; 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.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Florence, AL
Document Number: 2019-19837
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Tennessee River from mile 255 to 257 on September 14, 2019. This special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during the Shoals Dragon Boat Festival. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2019-19812
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its table of annual and recurring safety zones that take place within the Eighth Coast Guard District listed in section 165.801 Table 2 of the Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Safety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2019-19806
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River from September 11, 2019, through December 15, 2019, while work crews replace power transmission lines crossing over the river. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit vessels or persons from being in the safety zones unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2019-19741
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Ocean City Air Show on September 15, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event as Ocean City, NJ. 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; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic City, NJ
Document Number: 2019-19737
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. The safety zone is needed to protect participants of the 4th Annual Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City Triathlon on these navigable waters near Atlantic City, NJ, during a swim event on September 15, 2019. This regulation prohibits non-participant persons and 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; Fireworks Display, Indian River Bay, DE
Document Number: 2019-19694
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Indian River Bay near Long Neck, DE, on September 14, 2019, with September 15, 2019 as an alternate date for inclement weather, to provide for safety of life during the 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.
Security Zone; Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2019-19685
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. This security zone is needed to prevent waterside threats during an event held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD, September 12-14, 2019. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or his designated representative.
Proposed Termination of U.S. Coast Guard Medium Frequency (MF) Broadcast of Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) and Shift to Satellite
Document Number: 2019-19675
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard may cease broadcasting Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) over Medium Frequency (MF) after first ensuring the information contained in NAVTEX broadcasts is available via International Maritime Organization (IMO) recognized satellite services. This notice requests public comment on the possibility of terminating the MF NAVTEX broadcast.
Safety Zone for Hurricane Dorian; Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2019-19647
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within the Coast Guard Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port Zone. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the possible landfall of Hurricane Dorian. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region.
Safety Zone; Newtown Creek, New York, NY
Document Number: 2019-19545
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 300-foot radius of the Kosciuszko Bridge spans crossing Newtown Creek at mile 2.1. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by final stay cable adjustments at each bridge tower anchorage conducted from barges within Newtown Creek. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York Captain of the Port (COTP) or the COTP's designated representative.
Safety Zone; Kanawha River, Charleston, WV
Document Number: 2019-19531
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Kanawha River from mile marker (MM) 60.8 to MM 61.3. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by repair work on several large power lines crossing the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Missouri River, Mile Marker 117 to 116.5, Chamois, MO
Document Number: 2019-19495
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Missouri River in a work zone located from Mile Marker (MM) 116.5 through MM 117. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of electrical lines across the river. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone, R/V POLARCUS ALIMA, Cook Inlet, Homer, Alaska
Document Number: 2019-19548
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100-yard radius surrounding the research vessel POLARCUS ALIMA. The safety zone is needed to protect the vessel and members of the public anticipated to exercise their First Amendment right to protest the vessel's activity. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Western Alaska.
COMDTINST M16721.48 Merchant Mariner Medical Manual
Document Number: 2019-19370
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Merchant Mariner Medical Manual, Commandant Instruction Manual (COMDTINST M16721.48). The guidance in this Manual should assist medical practitioners, the maritime industry, individual mariners, and Coast Guard personnel in evaluating a mariner applicant's physical and medical status to meet the requirements of the merchant mariner medical certificate. This Manual incorporates and consolidates prior guidance on the medical evaluation of merchant mariners contained in several Coast Guard documents. The Manual includes guidance on the medical certificate and related processes, including procedures for application, issuance, and cancellation of the medical certificate.
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: 2019-19322
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-06
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, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the South Branch of the Chicago River and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal between the South Pulaski Road Bridge and the South Loomis Street Bridge in Chicago, Illinois on September 28, 2019. This action is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with a crew regatta event. During the enforcement period listed below, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Les Cheneaux Islands, Cedarville, MI
Document Number: 2019-19256
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones for navigable waters within 50 yards of certain swim routes of a marine event in the Les Cheneaux Islands, in Cedarville, MI. The safety zones are needed to protect event participants from risks associated with the boating public near highly trafficked areas of the waterway. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or his representative.
Safety Zone; Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display, Crystal Bay, Incline Village, NV
Document Number: 2019-19252
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Crystal Bay near the Hyatt Lake Tahoe Nevada boat dock in support of the Incline Village Wedding Fireworks Display on September 8, 2019. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment 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 San Francisco or a designated representative.
Cook Inlet Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (CIRCAC) Recertification
Document Number: 2019-19151
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-05
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.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Construction of Railroad Bridges Across Sand Creek and Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho
Document Number: 2019-19120
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) for the proposed construction of railroad bridges across Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek at Sandpoint, Bonner County, Idaho. The proposed bridges will be built parallel to existing railroad bridges crossing the same waterbodies. As structures over navigable waters of the United States, the proposed bridges require a Coast Guard Bridge Permit. This notice provides information on where to view the FEA and FONSI. There is no comment period associated with this notice.
Special Local Regulation; Lake Havasu City, AZ
Document Number: 2019-19119
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the Havapalooza 2019 marine event that will be held on the navigable waters of Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, AZ. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters on Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu during a waterside concert on September 14, 2019. This rule prohibits spectators from anchoring, blocking, loitering or transiting through in the event area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector San Diego or a designated representative.
Extension of Comment Period for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast
Document Number: 2019-19080
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the notice of study and request for comments for the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast that we published on December 21, 2018. This action will provide the public with additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the Port Access Route Study: Alaskan Arctic Coast. The comment period is extended until January 30, 2020.
Safety Zone, North Washington Street Bridge Replacement Project, Charles River, Boston, MA
Document Number: 2019-19048
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 100 yards of the North Washington Street Bridge, Charles River, Boston, Massachusetts, from December 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023. The temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during the replacement project of the North Washington Street Bridge. When enforced, this proposed rule would prohibit vessels and persons from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display, Carnelian Bay, Carnelian Bay, CA
Document Number: 2019-18944
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of Carnelian Bay near Carnelian West Beach in support of the 2019 Monte Labor Day Fireworks Display on September 1, 2019. These safety zones are necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Illinois River, Mile Marker 162 to 166, Peoria, IL
Document Number: 2019-18913
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Illinois River in two different work zones located between Mile Marker (MM) 162 and MM 166. The safety zone is needed to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of electrical lines across the river. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.