Coast Guard April 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Tactical Mobile Technology Architecture; Correction
Document Number: 2021-09098
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register on April 27, 2021, concerning a notice of intent; request for comments on a Cooperative Research and Development AgreementTactical Mobile Technology Architecture. The document contained an incorrect company name for who we are currently considering partnering with on the research and development.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Madeira Beach, FL
Document Number: 2021-08984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Welch Causeway (SR 699) Bridge, mile 122.8 at Madeira Beach, Florida. A request was made by the City of Madeira Beach, FL to place the drawbridge on a daily operating schedule to alleviate vehicle congestion due to on demand bridge openings. This change may be necessary to balance the needs of all modes of transportion due to the economic growth in the vicinity of the bridge. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding these proposed changes.
Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-08945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend the regulations for recurring marine events and fireworks displays that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Security Zone, Christina River, Newport, DE
Document Number: 2021-08853
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone for the protection of persons under the protection of the United States Secret Service (USSS) as they transit by vehicle on the route 141 bridge over the Christina River near Newport, Delaware. The security zone will be enforced intermittently and only during times necessary to protect persons under the protection of the USSS as they transit over the bridge and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. Only vessels or people specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or designated representative, may enter or remain in the regulated area.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: 2021-08875
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River, extending the entire width of the river, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high-speed boat race competition in Orange, TX. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative.
Waterways Commerce Cutter Acquisition Program; Preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2021-08805
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard), as the lead agency, announced its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program's acquisition and operation of up to 30 WCCs on April 19, 2021. This is an update to that notice to publish public meeting information.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0011
Document Number: 2021-08791
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
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: 1625-0011, Applications for Private Aids to Navigation and for Class I Private Aids to Navigation on Artificial Islands and Fixed Structures; without change. Our ICR describes 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 1625-0043
Document Number: 2021-08789
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
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: 1625-0043, Ports and Waterways Safety; without change. Our ICR describes 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 1625-0061
Document Number: 2021-08787
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
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: 1625-0061, Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Safety Regulations; without change. Our ICR describes 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 1625-0085
Document Number: 2021-08784
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
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: 1625-0085, Streamlined Inspection Program; without change. Our ICR describes 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 1625-0024
Document Number: 2021-08783
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-28
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: 1625-0024, Safety Approval of Cargo Containers; without change. Our ICR describes 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; Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2021-08738
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of Corpus Christi Bay and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the Corpus Christi Bayfront, during an airshow. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi or a designated representative.
Random Drug Testing Rate for Covered Crewmembers for 2021
Document Number: 2021-08706
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2021 minimum random drug testing rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Technology for Coast Guard (CG) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations
Document Number: 2021-08678
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into one or more cooperative research and development agreements (CRADA) with companies to evaluate a detect and avoid (DAA) system to determine its potential use in a maritime environment to enable the Coast Guard to safely fly sUAS beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). The Coast Guard will conduct flight testing and evaluations of sUAS under a wide variety of simulated but realistic and relevant real-world maritime operational scenarios, such as: Law enforcement; search and rescue; and maritime environmental responses. The Coast Guard is currently considering separate partnerships with Scientific Applications & Research Associates (SARA) Inc., Iris Automation Inc., and Echodyne Corp. and solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADAs, and the nature of that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non-Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Special Local Regulations; Crystal Pier Outrigger Race, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-08677
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Crystal Pier Outrigger Race on May 8, 2021. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. Our regulation for marine events within the Eleventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in San Diego, CA. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from anchoring, blocking, loitering, or impeding within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Cooperative Research and Development Agreement-Tactical Mobile Technology Architecture
Document Number: 2021-08666
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces its intent to enter into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with several companies to help inform the Cutter IT Integrated Product Team on methods for improving the Cutter Tactical Commander to Boarding Team communications user experience when using CG tactical mobile IT systems. This CRADA will also investigate alternative equipment and or architectures which may provide more robust and reliable tactical mobile network connectivity to underway cutters under a variety of scenarios. The Coast Guard is currently considering partnering with IMPRESS Technologies Inc. and solicits public comment on the possible participation of other parties in the proposed CRADA, and the nature of that participation. The Coast Guard also invites other potential non- Federal participants, who have the interest and capability to bring similar contributions to this type of research, to consider submitting proposals for consideration in similar CRADAs.
Safety Zone; Graduate Boat Parade, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Document Number: 2021-08507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Sturgeon Bay, WI. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the boat parade for the Graduates of Sturgeon Bay High School on May 29, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would restrict usage by persons and vessels within the safety zone. At no time during the effective period may non-parade vessels transit the waters of Sturgeon Bay between the Highway 42 Bridge and Michigan Street Bridge. These restrictions would apply to all vessels during the effective period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Potomac River, Between Jones Point, VA, and National Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2021-08457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Jones Point, VA, and National Harbor, MD, during a swim event on June 6, 2021. 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 Event Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Enforcement Discretion Regarding Carriage of Approved Fire Detection Systems
Document Number: 2021-08510
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that it will exercise its authority to suspend and grant exemptions from certain equipment carriage regulations during a period when compliance appears to be impossible. Specifically, the Coast Guard believes that between July 22, 2021, and July 22, 2022, there may be no approved fire detection systems available for purchase for certain vessels that need to install or replace those systems. For enforcement purposes, existing approved fire detection systems that were approved on July 21, 2021, will be treated as approved until July 22, 2022.
Security Zone; Potomac River and Anacostia River, and Adjacent Waters; Washington, DC
Document Number: 2021-08458
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a security zone along the Potomac River and Anacostia River, and adjacent waters at Washington, DC, for activities associated with the U.S. President's address before a Joint Session of Congress. The zone will be enforced on April 28, 2021. This action is necessary to protect government officials, mitigate potential terrorist acts and incidents, and enhance public and maritime safety and security immediately before, during, and after this activity. During the enforcement period, entry into or remaining within the zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Update to Electrical Engineering Regulations
Document Number: 2021-06699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to update electrical engineering standards that are incorporated by reference and add acceptable alternative standards. This proposed rule would also eliminate several outdated or unnecessarily prescriptive electrical engineering regulations. This proposed regulatory action would be consistent with the standards currently used by industry and support the Coast Guard's maritime safety mission.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Opening Day on San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2021-08211
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the annual Opening Day on the San Francisco Bay Boat Parade on April 25, 2021 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways in the San Francisco Bay during this event. Our regulation for marine events in Northern California identifies the regulated area for this event in San Francisco, CA. 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) or other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies on scene to assist the Coast Guard in enforcing the regulated area.
Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Blessing of the Fleet, Tiburon, CA
Document Number: 2021-08210
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations for the annual Blessing of the Fleet Boat Parade on April 25, 2021 to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of Raccoon Strait during this event. Our regulation for marine events in Northern California identifies the regulated area for this event in Raccoon Strait near Tiburon, CA. 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) or other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies on scene to assist the Coast Guard in enforcing the regulated area.
Safety Zone; Tugs Champion, Valerie B, Nancy Anne and Barges Kokosing I, Kokosing II, Kokosing IV Operating in the Straits of Mackinac, MI
Document Number: 2021-08196
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable water within a 500-yard radius of several tugs and barges 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 and replacement 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 representative. Due to the lengthy duration of this safety zone, the Coast Guard is accepting and reviewing public comments until May 7, 2021. While this rule is being enforced beginning April 20, 2021, the Coast Guard reserves the right to modify the safety zone if an issue is raised by the public comments that requires such a modification.
Safety Zone; Gulf of Mexico, Port Fouchon, LA
Document Number: 2021-08059
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a \1/2\ mile radius around a capsized vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, near Port Fourchon, LA. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect life and property during emergency search and rescue and salvage operations surrounding the capsized vessel. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone and movement of vessels within this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Houma or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers and Burnham Canals, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2021-07990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedules of the bridges over the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic Rivers and South Menomonee and Burnham Canals. The City of Milwaukee requested the regulations to be reviewed and updated to allow for a more balanced flow of maritime and land based transportation.
Waterways Commerce Cutter Acquisition Program; Preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2021-07969
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard), as the lead agency, announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program's acquisition and operation of up to 30 WCCs. The Coast Guard has determined that a PEIS is the most appropriate type of National Environmental Policy Act document for this action because of the scope and complexity of the proposed acquisition and operation of up to 30 WCCs. Notice is hereby given that the public scoping process has begun for the preparation of a PEIS that will address the reasonable alternatives and potential environmental impacts associated with implementing the Proposed Action. The scoping process solicits public comments regarding the range of issues, information, and analyses relevant to the Proposed Action, including potential environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to address in the PEIS. Your comments may cause a change in the scope of the PEIS.
Special Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2021-07814
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on May 7, 8, and 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day to provide for the safety of life on certain navigable waters during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. During the enforcement period, all non-participant persons and vessels will be prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with instructions from the Coast Guard or designated representative.
Safety Zone; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-07753
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-15
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a 100-yard radius of the USS BONHOMME RICHARD while being towed through San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the dead ship tow of the USS BONHOMME RICHARD as it is transiting from Pier 2 Naval Base San Diego to the San Diego Bay Channel Entrance. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; River Rouge, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2021-07649
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the National Steel Corporation Railroad Bridge, mile 0.40, the Delray Connecting Railroad Bridge, mile 0.34, and the Delray Connecting Railroad Bridge, mile 0.80, over the River Rouge. Delray Connecting Railroad Company, the owner and operator of these three bridges, has requested to stop continual drawtender service and to operate the two bridges only while trains are crossing the bridge, leaving them in the open position at all other times, while the third bridge would open upon signal if a 4-hour advance notice is received.
Regulated Navigation Area; Biscayne Bay Causeway Island Slip, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2021-07606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Regulated Navigation Area over certain navigable waters of the Biscayne Bay Causeway Island Slip, immediately west of the Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and federal property on this navigable water. This proposed rulemaking would require all persons and vessels to transit the Regulated Navigation Area at a speed that creates minimum wake, seven miles per hour or less, to safeguard damage to Coast Guard assets, disrupting operations, and/or injuring Coast Guard personnel. Additionally, this proposed rulemaking would prohibit vessels from passing other vessels making way within the regulated area. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone: Electric Boat Shipyard, Groton, CT
Document Number: 2021-07651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify the security zone boundaries surrounding the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut. The proposed amendment to the Security Zone is due to the expanding operations at Electric Boat Shipyard. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Mystic Sharkfest Swim, Mystic River, Mystic, CT
Document Number: 2021-07650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to issue special local regulations for an annual Mystic Sharkfest Swim event on the Mystic River. This proposed rule is intended to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with this marine event. When enforced, these special local regulations would restrict vessels from transiting the regulated area during this annually recurring events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight
Document Number: 2021-07469
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is seeking additional information related to the notice of study that was published on June 29, 2020, regarding the Northern New York Bight Port Access Route Study (NNYBPARS). Following a review of the comments and materials received, we identified several areas of additional inquiry related to the study. We invite your comments and responses to the proposed questions and information requests.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0018
Document Number: 2021-07440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
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: 1625-0018, Official Logbook; 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.
Security Zone; San Juan, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2021-07439
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is revising an existing, moving security zone for the Port of San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The revision expands the existing moving security zone to a 200-yard radius around all cruise ships entering, departing, or anchored in the Port of San Juan. While the cruise ships are moored at the Port of San Juan, the security zone remains a 50-yard radius around the cruise ships. This action continues to prohibit persons and vessels from entering, anchoring, mooring or transiting in the security zone, unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of San Juan or a designated representative. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of the Port of San Juan.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Fox River, Oshkosh, WI
Document Number: 2021-07437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to authorize the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 55.72, across the Fox River to operate remotely. The request was made by the bridge owner. This proposed rule will re- establish remote operations of the bridge and will not change the operating schedule of the bridge.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Okeechobee Waterway, Indiantown, FL
Document Number: 2021-07434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Seaboard System Railroad Bridge, across the Okeechobee Waterway, mile 28.2, at Indiantown, Florida. This proposed change would allow the swing bridge to be remotely operated, change the start and end times for advance notification for an opening during the overnight hours and update the name of the bridge. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding the proposed changes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Indian Creek, Miami Beach, FL
Document Number: 2021-07430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the 63rd Street Bridge, across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, Florida. A request was made to place the drawbridge on a weekend operating schedule to alleviate vehicle congestion due to on-demand bridge openings. This proposed change would place the bridge on an operating schedule during the weekend at specified times. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding this proposed change.
Safety Zone; Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, USVI
Document Number: 2021-07300
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone for certain waters of the Christiansted Harbor, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands when liquefied gas carriers are in transit to, moored, or are departing from the Virgin Island Water and Power Authority (WAPA) dock. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the WAPA dock. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in 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 the Port of San Juan.
Safety Zone; Southwest Shelter Island Channel Entrance Closure, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-07297
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone covering the channel closure for the Southwest Shelter Island Channel Entrance. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Oil Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) Sensitive Site Strategy Evaluation Program (SSSEP) boom deployment exercise. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector San Diego.
Anchorage Regulations; Special Anchorages Areas Within the First Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-06487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the notes for its First Coast Guard District special anchorage area regulations and to remove language from the text of four of these regulations because those provisions are inconsistent with simply designating the location of a special anchorage area. These existing notes and regulatory text provisions, which contain obsolete and duplicative language, would be replaced with a note in a new section we are adding that would apply to all special anchorage area regulations in the First Coast Guard District. The note would advise interested persons that state and local regulations may apply and that they should contact other authorities, such as the local harbormaster, to ensure compliance with any such applicable regulations. These changes are primarily editorial in nature and are intended to clarify and update First Coast Guard District special anchorage area regulations. This proposed rule would not create, remove, or change any previously established special anchorage areas in the First Coast Guard District.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the USNS HARVEY MILK and USNS EARL WARREN
Document Number: 2021-07038
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Eleventh Coast Guard District's Prevention Division has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the USNS HARVEY MILK (O.N. CG1473700) and USNS EARL WARREN (O.N. CG1473701). We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the design and operation of the ship's whistles, USNS HARVEY MILK and USNS EARL WARREN cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the design and construction of each vessel. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TX
Document Number: 2021-06398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River, extending the entire width of the river, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high-speed boat race competition in Orange, TX. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Consolidation of Redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations-Decision; Correction
Document Number: 2021-06876
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard published a document in the Federal Register on March 30, 2021, concerning a notice of a decision on a consolidation of Coast Guard boat stations. The document contained an incorrect docket number.
Security Zone; Christina River, Newport, DE
Document Number: 2021-06637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-05
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a security zone for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIPs) as they transit by vehicle on the route 141 bridge over the Christina River near Newport, Delaware. The security zone will be enforced intermittently and only during times of a protected VIP transit over the bridge and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering or remaining within the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zones; Vieques Unexploded Ordnance Operations, East Vieques; Vieques, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2021-06750
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing permanent safety zones for certain waters of Vieques, Puerto Rico. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico due to unexploded ordnances. This rulemaking will prohibit mariners from anchoring, dredging, or trawling in the designated areas. It will also prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zones during clearance operations, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Cleveland Harbor, Cleveland, OH
Document Number: 2021-06728
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for navigable waters surrounding the Port of Cleveland, First Energy Stadium, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Voinovich Bicentennial Park from east of the Cuyahoga River entrance to west of the Voinovich Bicentennial Park and outward from shore, including inlets, to the navigation channel as marked by navigation buoys, but not including the channel. The security zone is needed to protect the public, participants, and spectators of the 2021 NFL Draft from terrorist and similar criminal acts, accidents, or other incidents detrimental to public safety. Entry of persons, vessels or objects into this zone when under enforcement is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or her representative.
Anchorage Ground; Approaches to New York, Ambrose, Long Beach, NY
Document Number: 2021-06521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
We are requesting public comments regarding the potential establishment of an anchorage ground in an area referred to by mariners as the ``Ambrose anchorage,'' which is an offshore area that has been used by ships awaiting inshore anchorages or berths. The area is located in the approaches to New York, approximately 3 nautical miles south of Long Beach, New York, and just north of the Nantucket to Ambrose Traffic Lane. The Coast Guard is considering formally establishing an anchorage ground at this location, possibly with regulations governing its use, if doing so will improve navigation safety and enhance safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce. We are seeking your comments on the benefits and impacts of establishing a regulated anchorage ground, and if so, what types of requirements we should consider for the Coast Guard oversight of the anchorage ground.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mobile River, Hurricane, AL
Document Number: 2021-06483
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating requirements for the CSX Transportation Railroad drawbridge across the Mobile River, mile 13.3 near Hurricane, Mobile County, Alabama. This proposed rule allows the bridge owner to operate the bridge remotely from the CSX remote control center in Mobile, AL.