Safety Zone; Tug Valerie B and Barge Kokosing IV operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable water 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 the potential hazards created by the work, inspection, surveying and the removal of cables for the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or their designated representive.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD, and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during a paddling event on September 27, 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.
Safety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
The Coast Guard is amending and updating its safety zones regulations for annual events that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area. This action is necessary to update the current list of recurring safety zones with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place in Sector Ohio Valley. This regulation restricts vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Marine Events Within the Eighth Coast Guard District
The Coast Guard will enforce a Safety Zone for the St. John the Baptist Independence Day fireworks display from 8:45 p.m. through 9:45 p.m. on July 3, 2020, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Eighth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event on the Lower Mississippi River, by Reserve, Louisiana. 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.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone
The Coast Guard is updating its recurring special local regulations for marine events located within the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This rule reorganizes five separate regulations of a similar nature currently listed in the Code of Federal Regulations into a single regulation, makes minor formatting changes for consistency, moves six existing events into this regulation, updates the dates listed for events, and lists these regulations in table form.
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
The Coast Guard is updating the rules that regulate vessel traffic and control navigation on portions of waterways in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone during events that will introduce safety concerns to life and property on the navigable waters of the United States. This rule reorganizes the table listing existing safety zones into four separate tables organized by the State in which the safety zone occurs, makes minor formatting changes for consistency, updates the dates listed for some events, consolidates one safety zone, and removes six safety zones that are no longer necessary.
Safety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola Beach, FL
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within 100 yards from the pilings, work equipment, and structures of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, Pensacola Beach, FL. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during a bridge construction project on the waterway. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tombigbee River, Near Jackson, Alabama
The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) vertical lift bridge across the Tombigbee River, mile 89.9, near Jackson, between Washington and Clarke Counties, Alabama. This rule moves the current onsite bridge tender control station to a geographically remote centralized control point located in Decatur, AL.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector Charleston
The Coast Guard is revising existing regulations and consolidating into one table the 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) Charleston Zone. Consolidating marine events into one table simplifies Coast Guard oversight and public notification of special local regulations within COTP Charleston Zone.