Coast Guard December 6, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Guidance: Change 3 to NVIC 19-14 Policy on Qualified Assessors
Document Number: 2021-26390
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Change 3 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 19-14 Policy on Qualified Assessors (QAs). This NVIC provides guidance to mariners concerning assessments of competence for STCW endorsements. This change notice revises NVIC 19-14 to indicate that until June 30, 2024, the Coast Guard will accept assessments of competence that are signed before January 1, 2024, by a person who is not a Coast Guard approved QA.
Security Zone; Houston Ship Channel, Houston, TX
Document Number: 2021-26374
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for navigable waters extending 600 feet, or to the shoreline, whichever is closer, from the outer edge of the Houston Ship Channel. The security zone is required to protect against the interruption of commerce in relation to the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0003
Document Number: 2021-26367
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-06
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: 1625-0003, Recreational Boating Accident Report; 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 Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones Update
Document Number: 2021-26310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend and update its list of recurring safety zone regulations that take place in the Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley area of responsibility (AOR). Through this rule the current list of recurring safety zones is proposed to be updated with revisions, additional events, and removal of events that no longer take place. This proposed rule would reduce administrative costs involved in producing separate proposed rules for each individual recurring safety zone and serve to provide notice of the known recurring safety zones throughout the year. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.