Coast Guard August 27, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Zone; Corpus Christi Bay; Corpus Christi, TX
Document Number: 2021-18581
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a 500-foot radius of a fireworks display launched from a barge in position 27[deg]48'37.02'' N, 097[deg]23'27.60'' W in Corpus Christi, Texas. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this temporary zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Corpus Christi or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0088
Document Number: 2021-18537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-27
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: 1625-0088, Voyage Planning for Tank Barge Transits in the Northeast United States; 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; M/V ZHEN HUA 24, Crane Delivery Operation, Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Virginia
Document Number: 2021-18525
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone around M/V ZHEN HUA 24 during its transit through certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Virginia. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the movement of the M/V ZHEN HUA 24 while it is transporting four new Super-Post Panamax container cranes to the Port of Baltimore, anticipated to begin transit of the Chesapeake Bay on August 31, 2021. The Captain of the Port Virginia has determined that limited maneuverability and unique cargo of this vessel are potential hazardous to any person or vessel within the safety zone. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Virginia or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Sodus Point Labor Day Fireworks Display; Sodus Bay; Sodus Point, NY
Document Number: 2021-18524
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 840-feet radius of land launched fireworks in Sodus bay in Sodus Point, NY. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Ironman Triathlon, Augusta, GA
Document Number: 2021-18511
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah, Georgia will enforce a special local regulation for the Ironman Triathlon in Augusta, Georgia on September 26, 2021, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for marine events within the Seventh Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Augusta, GA. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander.
Pilots' Medical Certificate Validity Period
Document Number: 2021-17806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-27
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to extend the maximum period of validity of merchant mariner medical certificates issued to first-class pilots and masters or mates serving as pilot from 2 years to 5 years. This proposed rule would reduce the frequency of medical certification application submissions to the Coast Guard. First-class pilots and masters and mates who serve as pilot on vessels of 1,600 gross registered tons or more would be required to submit the results of their annual physical examinations to the Coast Guard between medical certificate applications if: The mariner does not meet the physical ability requirements; the mariner has a condition that does not meet the medical, vision, or hearing requirements; the mariner is deemed ``not recommended'' by a medical practitioner for a medical certificate; or upon request by the Coast Guard. The proposed rule will not compromise safety because it maintains the requirement for pilots to obtain annual physicals and because it provides the Coast Guard opportunity to review the medical examination of pilots who may become medically unqualified between medical certificate applications.