Coast Guard April 1, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.
Safety Management Systems for Domestic Passenger Vessels
Document Number: 2021-06145
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking published January 15, 2021, that seeks comments on the potential use of Safety Management Systems to improve safety and reduce marine casualties on board U.S.-flagged passenger vessels. We are extending the comment period an additional 45 days, to June 1, 2021.