Coast Guard June 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Consolidation of Redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations
Document Number: 2021-12105
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
We are requesting your comments on the planned consolidation of redundant Coast Guard boat stations. Many stations were established at a time when boats lacked engines and were powered by oars and paddles. With modern boat operating speeds and improved direction finding technology, many calls for Coast Guard assistance can be responded to by multiple units significantly faster than when these boat stations were first established. The combination of significantly improved response times, along with an overall reduction in rescue calls due to boating safety improvements throughout the nation, has resulted in a number of boat stations becoming redundant. This consolidation will result in a more robust response system by increasing staffing levels and capacity at select nearby boat stations. Such a consolidation creates synergy and more opportunities for boat operators to properly train instead of missing training opportunities while standing ready to respond to calls that do not come.
Safety Zone; Cumberland River, Mile Markers 128.0-128.3, Clarksville, TN
Document Number: 2021-11884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Cumberland River from mile 128.0 to mile 128.3. The safety zone is needed to protect life and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Clarksville Independence Day fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Patuxent River, Solomons, MD
Document Number: 2021-11883
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Patuxent River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Solomons, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on August 29, 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.
Safety Zone; Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA
Document Number: 2021-11882
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The notice of enforcement of regulation published May 5, 2021 in the Federal Register, is rescinded and replaced by this notice of enforcement of regulation. The Coast Guard will enforce safety zone regulations for the Tacoma Freedom Fair Air Show on Commencement Bay from 2 p.m. on July 2 through 12:30 a.m. on July 4, 2021. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the public from inherent dangers associated with the annual aerial displays. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter or transit this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Puget Sound or her designated representative.
Safety Zone; Charlevoix Graduation Fireworks, Lake Charlevoix, East Jordan, MI
Document Number: 2021-11832
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-foot radius of a fireworks display. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by repair work on the bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie.
Safety Zones; July 4th Holiday Fireworks in the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region Zone
Document Number: 2021-11825
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing three temporary safety zones for navigable waters within the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Severn River in Anne Arundel County, MD, on July 3, 2021, (with alternate date of July 5, 2021), Kent Island Narrows (North Approach) in Queen Anne's County, MD, on July 4, 2021, (with alternate date of July 5, 2021), and Susquehanna River in Harford County, MD, on July 4, 2021, (with alternate date of July 5, 2021), during fireworks displays to commemorate the July 4th holiday. 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.
Special Local Regulations, Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2021-11824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on July 24, 2021, and July 25, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Event Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; July 4th Holiday Fireworks on the Miles River, St. Michaels, MD
Document Number: 2021-11820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Miles River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Miles River at St. Michaels, MD, on July 3, 2021, (with alternate date of July 4, 2021), during fireworks displays to commemorate the July 4th holiday. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
BNSF Railway Bridge Across the Missouri River Between Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota; Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2021-11801
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The United States Coast Guard, as the lead federal agency, announces the availability of a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA implementing regulations, and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), evaluating the potential environmental consequences of permitting the replacement of the existing BNSF Railway Bridge across the Missouri River between the cities of Bismarck and Mandan, ND, or constructing a bridge adjacent to the existing bridge. The applicant proposes to remove the existing structure, which is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Coast Guard is analyzing proposed alternatives, through the NEPA and NHPA processes, to construct the new bridge while retaining the existing bridge. The Coast Guard is making the draft EIS available for public review and requests public comments. Additionally, the Coast Guard intends to host a virtual public meeting to provide additional information to the public and to solicit comments on potential issues and concerns.
Security Zones; Lewes and Rehoboth Canal and Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth, DE
Document Number: 2021-11764
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish two security zones for certain waters of Rehoboth Beach to prevent waterside threats and incidents for persons under the protection of the United States Secret Service (USSS) in the vicinity of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. These security zones would be enforced intermittently and only for the protection of persons protected by USSS when in the area and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. This rule would prohibit vessels and people from entering the zones unless specifically exempt under the provisions of this rule or granted specific permission from the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative. Any vessel requesting to transit the zones without pause or delay, will typically be authorized to do so by on scene enforcement vessels. We invite your comments on this proposed rule.
Special Local Regulation; East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI
Document Number: 2021-11689
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending an existing special local regulation for certain waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI, during a sail boat race. This regulation would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the special local regulation unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Southeastern New England or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lake Charles, Lake Charles, LA
Document Number: 2021-11584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of Lake Charles west of 93[deg]13'51.2'' W, east of 93[deg]14'8.3'' W, and extending 500 yards south from the northern shore of Lake Charles. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a Pro Watercross event on August 28 and 29, 2021 in Lake Charles, LA. 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.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events and Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2021-11570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the regulations for recurring marine events that take place within the Fifth Coast Guard District area of responsibility. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Creek, AL
Document Number: 2021-11396
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Railroad drawbridge across Three Mile Creek, mile 0.0, Mobile, AL. This deviation is needed to collect and analyze data and information on vessel traffic when bridge openings are scheduled during specific periods during each day. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public regarding these proposed changes.