Coast Guard October 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Stuart, FL
Document Number: 2019-23885
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Jensen Beach (SR707a) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 981.4, at Stuart, FL. The drawbridge was converted to a fixed bridge in 2005. The operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary.
Special Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Key West, FL
Document Number: 2019-23808
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for power boat races. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance in Key West, FL. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Regulated Navigation Area; Saint Simons Sound, GA
Document Number: 2019-23540
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending a temporary RNA for navigable waters in Saint Simons Sound, GA. Entry of vessels greater than 500 gross tons into the area is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah. The RNA is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage and pollution response operations taking place near the grounded freight vessel GOLDEN RAY.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2020 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2019-23510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2020 shipping season. This proposed rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. The net result of decreased operating expenses for the associations compared to the previous year, inflation of pilot compensation, and the addition of one working pilot at the beginning of the 2020 shipping season is a 3 percent increase in pilotage rates. In addition, the Coast Guard is not proposing any surcharges for the 2020 shipping season, which would result in a 1 percent net decrease in pilotage costs compared to the 2019 season, when combined with the changes above. The Coast Guard is also proposing to clarify the rules related to the working capital fund.
Regulated Navigation Area; Saint Simons Sound, GA
Document Number: 2019-23539
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) for the navigable waters in Saint Simons Sound, GA, as set out in the regulatory text at the end of this document. Entry of vessels greater than 500 gross tons into this area is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah. The RNA is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage and pollution response operations taking place near the grounded freight vessel GOLDEN RAY.
Safety Zone; Naval Training Operations, U.S. Naval Magazine Indian Island, WA
Document Number: 2019-23401
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
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 Walan Point, Indian Island, WA. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards due to naval training operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Owensboro, KY
Document Number: 2019-23479
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 756.4 to MM 757.4 in Owensboro, KY. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry into, transiting through or anchoring within this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Kanawha River, Charleston, WV
Document Number: 2019-23116
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2019-23047
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) Railroad Bridge across the New River, mile 2.5, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may operate under the test deviation to the drawbridge operation schedule. This modification will allow for ongoing negotiations between the railroad and maritime stakeholders as the parties discuss a final rule that reasonably meets the needs of both modes of transportation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA
Document Number: 2019-23046
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (SMART) railroad bridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. The change is necessary to help coordinate vessel passage with commuter rail traffic. The schedule change would require vessels to provide a 30-minute advance notification for drawspan openings.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2019-23030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of Spa Creek in Annapolis, MD, on December 31, 2019, during a fireworks display. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Delaware River and Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, PA
Document Number: 2019-22963
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 200-yard radius of the derrick boat ELIZABETH for the duration of object removal operations within the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by submerged object removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay, or certain criteria are met.
Safety Zone; Allegheny River Mile 14.7 to Mile 15, Cheswick, PA
Document Number: 2019-22751
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Allegheny River from mile 14.7 to mile 15. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a barge-based fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Wando Terminal Crane Movement; Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2019-22566
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the Port of Charleston, SC around the vessel ZHEN HUA 28. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of waterway users and the M/V ZHEN HUA 28 during the vessel's transit into the Port of Charleston, its stay at Columbus Street Terminal, and its transit to, and stay at, Wando Terminal. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston.
Safety Zone; Kanawha River, Charleston, WV
Document Number: 2019-22547
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Kanawha River from mile marker (MM) 59.5 to MM 60.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards resulting from a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or designated represented.
Safety Zone; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2019-22409
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone between mile marker (MM) 96.7 and MM 95.7 above Head of Passes, Lower Mississippi River, LA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display. 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; Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks, Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA
Document Number: 2019-22300
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Rio Vista Bass Derby 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) or other Federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies on scene to assist the Coast Guard in enforcing the regulated area.
Safety Zone; Monte Foundation Fireworks Display, Soquel Cove, Capitola, CA
Document Number: 2019-22307
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Soquel Cove near the Capitola Wharf in support of the Monte Foundation Fireworks Display on October 13, 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0071
Document Number: 2019-22294
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
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, with changes, of the following collection of information: 1625-0071, Recreational Boat Safety Defect Report, previously titled Boat Owner's Report, Possible Safety Defect Report. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. This request provides a second 30-day comment period addressing the changes we made in response to public comments that we received on the last notice requesting comments. Review and comments by OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our performance of duties.
Safety Zone; Manasquan Inlet, Manasquan, NJ
Document Number: 2019-22185
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Manasquan Inlet between Manasquan, NJ, and Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. This action is necessary to protect event participants, spectators, and vessels transiting the area from potential hazards during the Manasquan Inlet Intercoastal Tug marine event. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, remaining within, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone, Saint Simons Sound, GA; Correction
Document Number: 2019-21902
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is correcting a temporary final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on September 30, 2019. The document issued an emergency temporary 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). The rule was made enforceable from September 19, 2019, until no longer deemed necessary by the Captain of the Port Savannah. However, in the instruction and section heading of regulatory text, the docket number appeared instead of the CFR section number.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2019-21774
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display on November 10, 2019, (with an alternate date of November 11, 2019). This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2019-21765
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay for the San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration from October 10 through October 13, 2019. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the regulated area, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Safety Zone; 2019 Fleet Week Fireworks Display, San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2019-21764
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the 2019 Fleet Week 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) or other federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies on scene to assist the Coast Guard in enforcing the regulated area.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-NEW
Document Number: 2019-21775
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-07
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 the following collection of information; 1625-NEW, Merchant Mariner CredentialingJob Task Analysis. 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Little Snake Hill, NJ
Document Number: 2019-21686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Amtrak Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 5.0, at Little Snake Hill, New Jersey. The bridge owner, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), submitted a request to require a greater advance notice for bridge openings, to increase the time periods the bridge remains in the closed position, and reduce bridge openings during the morning and evening commuter rush hours. It is expected that this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Waterway Suitability Assessment for Operations of Liquefied Hazardous Gas Terminal; Nederland, TX
Document Number: 2019-21625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
We are requesting your comments on a Letter of Intent and Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment we received from Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals to expand their existing liquefied hazardous gas (LHG) operations by increasing the number of liquefied propane and butane ship visits from approximately 120 per year to 432 ship visits per year. Additionally, they intend to expand operations to include 120 liquefied ethane ship visits per year. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this proposed increase in LHG marine traffic on the Sabine-Neches Waterway and is soliciting comments relevant to the Coast Guard's preparation of a Letter of Recommendation for issuance to the federal, state, or local agency with jurisdiction over the proposed facility.
Special Local Regulation; Gulf of Mexico, Fort Myers Beach, FL
Document Number: 2019-21527
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation (SLR) for certain waters of the Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Fort Myers Beach, FL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on these navigable waters near Fort Myers Beach during the Roar Offshore boat race. This SLR establishes an enforcement area where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high speed boat race, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area without obtaining permission from the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Annual OPA World Championships, Gulf of Mexico; Englewood Beach, FL
Document Number: 2019-21528
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the OPA World Championships from November 22, 2019 through November 24, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for the 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Pierce, FL
Document Number: 2019-21508
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the A1A North Causeway Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL. This action will eliminate the on-demand drawbridge openings. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide scheduled openings for the bridge.
Safety Zone; Hurricanes, Tropical Storms and Other Disasters in South Florida
Document Number: 2019-21510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On June 5, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish a temporary safety zone over certain navigable waters within the Sector Miami Captain of the Port (COTP) zone. This safety zone would allow the Coast Guard to restrict certain vessels from entering or transiting through certain navigable waters in the Miami River and Ports of Miami, Everglades, Palm Beach and Fort Pierce during periods of reduced or restricted visibility due to tropical storm force winds (39-73 mph/34- 63 knots), hurricanes and/or other disasters. The Coast Guard proposes to publish this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) since considerable time has passed from the time when the initial NPRM was published, and because minor modifications have been made to the proposed rule. This SNPRM requests comments on the revised proposal.
Safety Zones; Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, Eureka, CA, Noyo River Entrance Channel, Ft. Bragg, CA, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, Crescent City, CA
Document Number: 2019-21281
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, of Eureka, CA; Noyo River Entrance Channel, of Fort Bragg, CA; and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, of Crescent City, CA to safeguard navigation during extreme environmental conditions. These safety zones are established to protect the safety of vessels transiting the areas from the dangers associated with extreme breaking surf and high wind conditions occurring in the Humboldt Bay Bar and Entrance Channel, Noyo River Entrance Channel, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel. 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.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector Miami
Document Number: 2019-21297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise existing regulations and consolidate into one table special local regulations for recurring marine events at various locations within the geographic boundaries of the Seventh Coast Guard District Captain of the Port (COTP) Miami Zone. Consolidating marine events into one table simplifies Coast Guard oversight and public notification of special local regulations within COTP Miami Zone. The Coast Guard invites your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; San Jacinto River, Channelview, TX
Document Number: 2019-21277
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the San Jacinto River from the southern end of Southwest Shipyard, extending north of the I-10 bridge, just abreast of Buoy #14. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by salvage and over-water bridge repairs. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.
Special Local Regulation; Clearwater Super Boat National Championship, Gulf of Mexico; Clearwater Beach, FL
Document Number: 2019-20981
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Clearwater Super Boat National Championship on September 29, 2019, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for Clearwater Super Boat National Championship identifies the regulated area for this event in Clearwater Beach, FL. During the enforcement period, no persons or vessels will be permitted in the Race Area without permission of the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP), unless they are authorized race participants. If permission is granted by the COTP, all persons and vessels receiving such permission must comply with the instructions of the COTP or a designated representative. Also during the enforcement period all vessels in the Spectator Area are to be anchored or operating at a ``no wake speed''.