Coast Guard 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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: 2020-09284
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding, deleting, and modifying the special local regulations for annual recurring marine events, safety zones for firework displays, and swim events in the 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 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.
Special Local Regulation; Upper Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2020-10979
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On April 2, 2020, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish temporary special local regulations on June 20, 2020, to provide for the safety of life on certain navigable waters of the Upper Potomac River during the Washington, DC Sharkfest Swim. The Coast Guard is publishing this revised notice of proposed rulemaking because the event sponsor has postponed the event until September 27, 2020. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2020-10633
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 597.0 to MM 607.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Louisville, KY, during Thunder over Louisville. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is 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.
Security Zone; Potomac River, Montgomery County, MD
Document Number: 2020-10152
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing regulations for a security zone for certain waters of the Potomac River to prevent waterside threats and incidents while persons protected by the United States Secret Service (USSS) are at the Trump National Golf Club at Potomac Falls, VA. This regulation prohibits vessels and people from entering the security zone unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. This regulation also governs activities of vessels and persons already in the security zone when it is activated.
National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; Initial Solicitation for Members
Document Number: 2020-10382
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is requesting applications from persons in interested in membership on the National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (``Committee''). This recently established Committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to personnel in the United States merchant marine, including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners. Please read the notice for description of Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2020-10203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule to establish temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. The rulemaking was initiated to establish a special local regulations during the ``Maryland Freedom Swim,'' a marine event to be held on certain navigable waters of the Choptank River between Trappe, MD, and Cambridge, MD, on May 30, 2020. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because it is no longer necessary. The event sponsor has cancelled the swim event.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0102
Document Number: 2020-10266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
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: 1625-0102, National Response Resource Inventory; 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.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Back Bay of Biloxi, Biloxi, MS
Document Number: 2020-09856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the I-110 bascule bridge across the Back Bay of Biloxi, mile 3.0, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi. This proposed action would require a 12 hour notification to open the bridge to vessels on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The bridge has not opened for vessels on these holidays over a four year period. This proposed action is intended to allow the bridge owner to effectively manage bridge tender resources during these federal holidays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Belle River, LA
Document Number: 2020-09855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the State Route 70 (SR 70), pontoon bridge across the Belle River mile 23.8, near Pierre Part, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The bridge owner, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) provided the Coast Guard with information that demonstrated that significant vehicle queues were created during daylight hours in the months June, July and August and that these queues could be significantly decreased by changing the drawbridge operating schedule to open the bridge during the day on the hour instead of on signal as currently prescribed by regulations. This proposed action is intended to enhance vehicle safety and allow the bridge owner to effectively manage bridge operations during federal holidays.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Industrial Seaway Canal, MS
Document Number: 2020-09854
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the State Route 605 highway, Wilkes Road bascule bridge across the Industrial Seaway Canal mile 11.3, Hansboro, Harrison County, Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) submitted this request for a change in schedule, which would allow the bridge to close to vessel traffic. This change is expected to better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of vessel navigation.
Safety Zone; Tug Kimberly Anne and Barge Big Digger Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2020-09652
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
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 a tug and barge in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the work, inspection, and surveying of underwater infrastructure. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or their designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2020-09462
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 70 (Alfred C. Cunningham) Bridge across the Trent River, mile 0.0, in New Bern, North Carolina. This proposed modification will allow the drawbridge to be maintained in the closed position during peak traffic hours and provide daily scheduled openings to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard District; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2020-09221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule concerning amendments to the regattas and marine parades regulations. The rulemaking was initiated to establish a special local regulations during the ``Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta,'' a marine event to be held on certain navigable waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, MD on May 16, 2020, and May 17, 2020. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because it is no longer necessary. The event sponsor has cancelled the power boat races.
Financial Responsibility-Vessels; Superseded Pollution Funds
Document Number: 2020-08159
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to expand its regulations on vessel financial responsibility to apply to all tank vessels greater than 100 gross tons as required by statute, and to make other amendments that clarify and update reporting requirements, reflect current practice, and remove unnecessary regulations. This proposed rule would ensure that the Coast Guard has current information when there are significant changes in a vessel's operation, ownership, or evidence of financial responsibility, and would reflect current best practices in the Coast Guard's management of the Certificate of Financial Responsibility program.
2013 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates; Correction
Document Number: 2020-09958
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On April 17, 2020, the Coast Guard published a final rule updating the Liquid Chemical Categorization tables. The final rule contained minor typographical errors. This document corrects those errors.
Anchorage Ground; Cape Fear River Approach, North Carolina
Document Number: 2020-09604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering establishing an anchorage ground offshore in the approaches to the Cape Fear River, NC, and removing, relocating or otherwise modifying the existing Lockwoods Folly Inlet explosives anchorage ground. We are considering establishing an offshore anchorage ground in response to requests suggesting an anchorage ground is necessary to accommodate current and future vessel traffic, improve navigation safety, and because traditional anchorage areas may be impacted by offshore renewable energy development. Our consideration of changing or removing the explosives anchorage grounds is based on growth in both the size and draft of vessels that call on the Port of Wilmington and Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point. We invite your comments on whether we should initiate a rulemaking to address these issues or maintain the status quo.
Special Local Regulation; Ohio River, Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2020-09161
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 597.0-605. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Louisville, KY, during a steamboat race. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is 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.
Special Local Regulation; Choptank River, Hambrooks Bay, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2020-09285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on July 25, 2020, and July 26, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of New Jersey Including Offshore Approaches to the Delaware Bay, Delaware
Document Number: 2020-09538
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to determine whether existing or additional vessel routing measures are necessary along the seacoast of New Jersey and approaches to the Delaware Bay. The PARS will consider whether existing or additional routing measures are necessary to improve navigation safety due to factors such as planned or potential offshore development, current port capabilities and planned improvements, increased vessel traffic, existing and potential anchorage areas, changing vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. Vessel routing measures are implemented to reduce the risk of marine casualties. Examples of potential measures include traffic separation schemes, two-way routes, recommended tracks, deep-water routes, precautionary areas, and areas to be avoided. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemakings or international agreements.
Safety Zone; San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2020-09162
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
By this final rule, the Coast Guard is making non-substantive changes to the final rule that published on March 19, 2020. The final rule became effective on April 20, 2020. However, the amendatory instruction in the rule issued on March 19, 2020 erroneously created a new section rather than amend the section that already existed in the CFR. We are reissuing this final rule with updated amendatory instructions in order to implement the changes that were intended to be implemented by the final rule that published on March 19, 2020.
Special Local Regulation; Tred Avon River, Between Bellevue and Oxford, MD
Document Number: 2020-09082
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD, during a swim event on June 6, 2020. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
Safety Zone: Monongahela River Mile Marker 76.6, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2020-08975
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Monongahela River at mile marker 76.6. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by construction on a new raw water intake, from April 27, 2020 through May 8, 2020. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJ
Document Number: 2020-08806
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs 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, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), submitted a request to allow two hours advance notice for nighttime transits due to infrequent bridge openings. This final rule would align the advance notice requirement for the PATH Bridge at mile 3.0.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Creek, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2020-08803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Loop Parkway Bridge across Long Creek, mile 0.7 at Nassau, New York. The bridge owner, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), submitted a request to modify bridge openings and expects that this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0025
Document Number: 2020-09103
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
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: 1625-0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling; 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: 1625-0007
Document Number: 2020-09064
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
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: 1625-0007, Characteristics of Liquid Chemicals Proposed for Bulk Water Movement; 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; Great Western Tube Float; Colorado River, Parker, AZ
Document Number: 2020-08393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to change the location of the special local regulation for the annual Great Western Tube Float, which is held on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ. The change of the location for the special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event. This action will restrict vessel traffic in certain waters of the Colorado River, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. one Saturday in June, from Buckskin Mountain State Park to La Paz County Park. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
Document Number: 2020-07929
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising 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) St. Petersburg Zone. Consolidating marine events into one table simplifies Coast Guard oversight and public notification of special local regulations within COTP St. Petersburg Zone.
Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays and Swim Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2020-08107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify special local regulations and annual recurring marine events and safety zones regulations for firework displays and swim events in Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound 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 amendments to the 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.
Consolidation of Redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations
Document Number: 2020-08205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for the planned consolidation of redundant Coast Guard boat stations. In response to the request for comments we published February 14, 2020, an interested person asked that we extend the comment period.
Anchorage Regulations; Passagassawakeag River, Belfast, ME; Corrections
Document Number: 2020-07618
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On July 8, 2019, the Coast Guard published a final rule that established two special anchorage areas in the Passagassawakeag River in the vicinity of Belfast, ME, effective August 7, 2019. That rule contained errors in the coordinates describing the boundaries of these special anchorage areas, causing parts of them to extend into the navigable channel. This document corrects those errors.
2013 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates
Document Number: 2019-27628
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing its 2013 proposal to update the Liquid Chemical Categorization tables, aligning them with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee circulars from December 2012 and 2013. This final rule corrects errors in our interim rule of August 16, 2013, and follows our supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking of October 22, 2015. The updated tables provide a list of liquid hazardous materials and liquefied and compressed gases approved for international and domestic maritime transportation, and indicate how each substance is categorized by its pollution potential, safe carriage requirements, chemical flammability, combustibility, and compatibility with other substances. This rule imposes no cost to chemical shippers and vessel owners.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, DC
Document Number: 2020-07094
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Washington Channel adjacent to The Wharf DC, Washington, DC, for recurring fireworks displays from April 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020. 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, GA
Document Number: 2020-06894
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending an existing regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Savannah River located between Fort Jackson, GA and the Savannah River Channel Entrance Sea Buoy. This rule removes inapplicable and/or outdated definitions, processes and requirements in the RNA following a change in capability, infrastructure and layout of the Southern Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on the Savannah River.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Banana River, Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Document Number: 2020-07637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, at Indian Harbour Beach, FL. The bridge owner, Brevard County Public Works Department, proposed to change the bridge operating schedule to allow for scheduled openings in order to reduce traffic delays. After careful consideration of the comments from all parties, it was determined to be in the best interest of navigation to withdraw the NPRM.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile 1.5 on the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2020-07631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during a fireworks display scheduled for June 6, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Troy, IN
Document Number: 2020-07425
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 731.0 to MM 734.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Troy, IN, during a wire-crossing event. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2020 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2020-06968
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-09
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 for the 2020 shipping season. This final rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. The Coast Guard estimates that this final rule will result in a 1 percent net increase in pilotage costs, compared to the 2019 season. In addition, the Coast Guard is clarifying the rules related to the working capital fund.
Special Local Regulation; USA Triathlon, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2020-07244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Milwaukee Harbor. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters within the Lake Shore State Park Lagoon during a triathlon swim event taking place from August 7, 2020 through August 9, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2020-06823
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard authorizes the Amtrak Railroad Bridge, mile 3.77, across the South Branch of the Chicago River, to be operated remotely and establish an intermediate opening position. The request was made by the bridge owner. This test deviation will test if the intermediate position improves vessel flow through the river. The bridge will continue to open on signal for commercial and recreational vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rainy River, Rainy Lake and Their Tributaries, Ranier, MN
Document Number: 2020-06822
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard authorizes the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 85.0, across the Rainy River to operate remotely. The bridge owner made the request. This temporary deviation will test the remote operations with tenders onsite, and will not change the operating schedule of the bridge.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: 2020-07048
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone located in federal regulations for a recurring marine event. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-07041
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) and its working groups will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; April 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-06964
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its working groups will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-06924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss Committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 23.8 to Mile 26.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2020-06450
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 23.8 to mile 26.0. This action is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with power line work across the river near Elrama Power Plant, Pittsburgh, PA, during an electrical conductor pull from March 23, 2020 through April 6, 2020. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Upper Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2020-06743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at National Harbor, MD, during a swim event on June 20, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0087
Document Number: 2020-06630
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
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: 1625-0087, U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol (IIP) Customer Survey; 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; Mamala Bay, Honolulu, HI-Voluntary First Amendment Zone
Document Number: 2020-06259
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within Mamala Bay, Honolulu Hawaii. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel and vessels who may want to exercise their First Amendment in the vicinity of Honolulu Harbor and Honolulu Channel. Entrance into the safety zone does not require notification to the COTP or the COTP's designated representative; however persons or vessels operating within the safety zone shall travel at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. Addtionally, each person in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative. Vessels wishing to enter the safety zone will not be allowed to cross an active security zone and should make alternative arrangements if necessary.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 23.8 to Mile 26.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2020-06243
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 23.8 to mile 26.0. This action is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with power line work across the river near Elrama Power Plant, Pittsburgh, PA, during an electrical conductor pull from March 23, 2020 through April 6, 2020. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.