Coast Guard December 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulated Navigation Area; Lake Washington, Seattle, WA
Document Number: 2019-27985
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent regulated navigation area for certain waters of Lake Washington. The regulated navigation area is intended to protect personnel and vessels from potential hazards created by excessive vessel wake prior to and following high traffic Seafair events.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2020
Document Number: 2019-27896
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2020 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Application for Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2019-27772
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of, and seeks comments on, the recertification of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizen's Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) for March 2, 2020 through February 28, 2021. Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), the Coast Guard may certify the PWSRCAC on an annual basis. This advisory group monitors the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under the Prince William Sound program established by the statute. The Coast Guard may certify an alternative voluntary advisory group in lieu of the PWSRCAC. The current certification for the PWSRCAC will expire March 1, 2020.
Safety Zone; Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2019-27706
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port, Sault Sainte Marie zone in Mackinac City, MI. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the public and private contractors from potential hazards associated with remotely operated underwater vehicle operations in the Straits of Mackinac. During the effective dates of the rule, vessels will not be able to operate in certain U.S. navigable waters in the Straits of Mackinac within 500 yards of the Tug Nancy Anne and Deck Barge MM-142 without authorization from the Captain of the Port.
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: 2019-27625
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
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, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Main Branch of the Chicago River 600 feet west of the N Orleans Street Bridge and 1000 feet east of the N Columbus Street Bridge. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after firework displays. During the enforcement periods listed below, 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Niantic River, Niantic, CT
Document Number: 2019-27272
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the S156 Bridge across the Niantic River, mile 0.1 at Niantic, CT. The bridge owner, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, submitted a request to allow six hours notice for night time transits during the months of November and April due to infrequent bridge openings. This final rule will approve the request and align the regulations for the S156 Bridge with other Connecticut Department of Transportation Bridges.
Special Local Regulation; St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island
Document Number: 2019-27526
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for the St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade marine event. The special local regulation is for certain navigable waters of Crown Bay, Haulover Cay, and St. Thomas Harbor, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and public during the event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Port Valdez, Valdez, AK
Document Number: 2019-27444
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters, from the surface to seabed, within a 150 yard radius of the fireworks launching point located at Sea Otter Park in position 61[deg]07'22'' North and 146[deg]21'13'' West in the vicinity of the mouth of the Small Boat Harbor, Port of Valdez, Alaska, to limit access for the duration of the New Year's fireworks display. The purpose of the safety zone is to ensure the safety of mariners and vessels during the fireworks display.
Safety Zone; Illinois River, Mile Markers 91.5 and 28.3 (Frederick Light LLNR 7585 and Hurricane Island Upper Day Beacon LLNR 7980)
Document Number: 2019-27413
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within one-tenth of a mile up and down river of Mile Marker (MM) 91.5 and Mile Marker (MM) 28.3 on the Illinois River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by diving operations for salvage work. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Pearl, IL
Document Number: 2019-27176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify operations for the Kansas City Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Illinois Waterway at Mile 43.2 near Pearl, Illinois by designating it as a remotely operated drawbridge. This proposed action is intended to maintain navigational safety while increasing operational efficiency of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Drawbridge. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2019-27355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge (US 74/SR 133), across the Northeast Cape Fear River, at mile 1.0, at Wilmington, North Carolina. This proposed temporary modification will allow the drawbridge to be maintained in the closed position and is necessary to accommodate bridge maintenance.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2019-27271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify the operating schedules that govern the Route 1 & 9 Bridge, mile 1.8, and Route 7 Bridge, mile 3.1, both crossing the Hackensack River, at Jersey City, NJ. The bridge owner, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), submitted a request to allow two hours advance notice for nighttime transits due to infrequent bridge openings. This proposed rule would align the advance notice requirement for the PATH Bridge at mile 3.0.
Security Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2019-27353
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for all navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of berth four at the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego, CA during the offload of narcotics from a military vessel. The security zone is needed to protect the military vessel and vessel's personnel. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego.
Temporary Safety Zone for Explosive Dredging; Tongass Narrows, Ketchikan, AK
Document Number: 2019-27195
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Tongass Narrows. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on all navigable waters of the Tongass Narrows, from shoreline to shoreline, within a 500-yard radius of the Pinnacle Rock before, during, and after the scheduled operation between December 16, 2019 and January 31, 2020. This temporary final rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Southeast Alaska or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Big Foot Tension Leg Platform, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico
Document Number: 2019-27175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a permanent safety zone around the Big Foot Tension Leg Platform (TLP), located in Walker Ridge 29 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of this proposed rule is to protect the facility from any dangers associated with vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing service to or working with the facility. Placing a permanent safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, security breaches, oil spills, releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Isle of Wight Bay, Ocean City, MD
Document Number: 2019-27153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters in Isle of Wight Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of personnel and vessels at and immediately adjacent to the Harry W. Kelley Memorial (US-50) Bridge during submarine electrical cable replacement operations which will occur from January 27, 2020, through February 3, 2020, daily from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port MarylandNational Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2019-27105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to revise an existing moving safety zone for San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The proposed revisions would expand the existing moving safety zone to include an adjacent berthing; add a 50-yard radius around moored liquefied natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas carriers; and update terminal names. This action would continue to prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of San Juan Harbor. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Isabel Holmes Bridge, Wilmington, NC
Document Number: 2019-27063
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River at the Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington, North Carolina. These temporary safety zones are intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River from December 15, 2019, through February 15, 2020, while work crews repair the bridge and replace power cables crossing under the river. This rule prohibits 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-NEW
Document Number: 2019-26997
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
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 the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, Merchant Mariner CredentialingJob Task Analysis. Our ICR describe 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.
Board for Correction of Military Records; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2019-26996
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Board for Correction of Military Records of the Coast Guard (BCMR) is updating its mailing address in the Code of Federal Regulations. On April 29, 2019 the BCMR moved from 245 Murray Lane, Washington, DC 20528 to 2707 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20528. This rule only updates the BCMR's mailing address for submitting an application for correction of a Coast Guard record and does not create or change any substantive requirements.
Special Local Regulations; Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats, Charleston, SC
Document Number: 2019-26822
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats on December 14, 2019. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston (COTP) or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Temporary Change for Recurring Marine Event in the Seventh Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2019-26584
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement period of a special local regulation for a recurring marine event in the Seventh Coast Guard District and adding a temporary safety zone for this event. These regulations apply to the St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade and Fireworks Display in the vicinity of Protestant Cay in St. Croix, USVI, which will take place this year on December 14, 2019. The temporary special local regulation and temporary safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the boat parade and fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Brookport, IL
Document Number: 2019-26472
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on a portion of the Ohio River in Brookport, IL. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the demolition of Lock and Dam 52 involving explosives. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2019-26471
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the Penn's Landing, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA, safety zone from 5:45 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. on December 31, 2019, and from 11:45 p.m. on December 31, 2019, through 12:30 a.m. on January 1, 2020. This is to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the fireworks displays. Our regulation for safety zones of fireworks displays in the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the area for this event at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, PA. During the enforcement periods vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or on scene designated Coast Guard patrol personnel.
Safety Zone; Electrical Cable Installation, Menominee River, Menominee, MI and Marinette, WI
Document Number: 2019-26301
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within 100 yards of a work site pulling new overhead electrical cables along a line crossing the Menominee River in Menominee, MI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the installation of overhead electrical cables across the river. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan (COTP).
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0118
Document Number: 2019-26109
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
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: 1625-0118, Various International Agreement Certificates and Documents; without change. Our ICR describe 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0028
Document Number: 2019-26107
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
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: 1625-028, Course Approval and Records for Merchant Marine Training Schools; without change. Our ICR describe 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.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0079
Document Number: 2019-26105
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
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: 1625-0079, Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1995, 1997, and 2010 Amendments to the International Convention; without change. Our ICR describe 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 for Fireworks Display; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MD
Document Number: 2019-26094
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 in Annapolis, MD, during a fireworks display on December 31, 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.