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Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays and Swim Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2020-08107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to modify special local regulations and annual recurring marine events and safety zones regulations for firework displays and swim events in Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from transiting regulated areas during certain annually recurring events. The proposed amendments to the special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain marine events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Consolidation of Redundant Coast Guard Boat Stations
Document Number: 2020-08205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is reopening the comment period for the planned consolidation of redundant Coast Guard boat stations. In response to the request for comments we published February 14, 2020, an interested person asked that we extend the comment period.
Anchorage Regulations; Passagassawakeag River, Belfast, ME; Corrections
Document Number: 2020-07618
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On July 8, 2019, the Coast Guard published a final rule that established two special anchorage areas in the Passagassawakeag River in the vicinity of Belfast, ME, effective August 7, 2019. That rule contained errors in the coordinates describing the boundaries of these special anchorage areas, causing parts of them to extend into the navigable channel. This document corrects those errors.
2013 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates
Document Number: 2019-27628
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is finalizing its 2013 proposal to update the Liquid Chemical Categorization tables, aligning them with the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk and the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee circulars from December 2012 and 2013. This final rule corrects errors in our interim rule of August 16, 2013, and follows our supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking of October 22, 2015. The updated tables provide a list of liquid hazardous materials and liquefied and compressed gases approved for international and domestic maritime transportation, and indicate how each substance is categorized by its pollution potential, safe carriage requirements, chemical flammability, combustibility, and compatibility with other substances. This rule imposes no cost to chemical shippers and vessel owners.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Displays; Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, DC
Document Number: 2020-07094
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Washington Channel adjacent to The Wharf DC, Washington, DC, for recurring fireworks displays from April 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020. 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.
Regulated Navigation Area; Savannah River, GA
Document Number: 2020-06894
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending an existing regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Savannah River located between Fort Jackson, GA and the Savannah River Channel Entrance Sea Buoy. This rule removes inapplicable and/or outdated definitions, processes and requirements in the RNA following a change in capability, infrastructure and layout of the Southern Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility on the Savannah River.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Banana River, Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Document Number: 2020-07637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, at Indian Harbour Beach, FL. The bridge owner, Brevard County Public Works Department, proposed to change the bridge operating schedule to allow for scheduled openings in order to reduce traffic delays. After careful consideration of the comments from all parties, it was determined to be in the best interest of navigation to withdraw the NPRM.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile 1.5 on the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2020-07631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during a fireworks display scheduled for June 6, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Ohio River, Troy, IN
Document Number: 2020-07425
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 731.0 to MM 734.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Troy, IN, during a wire-crossing event. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2020 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2020-06968
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is establishing new base pilotage rates for the 2020 shipping season. This final rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. The Coast Guard estimates that this final rule will result in a 1 percent net increase in pilotage costs, compared to the 2019 season. In addition, the Coast Guard is clarifying the rules related to the working capital fund.
Special Local Regulation; USA Triathlon, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: 2020-07244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Milwaukee Harbor. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters within the Lake Shore State Park Lagoon during a triathlon swim event taking place from August 7, 2020 through August 9, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chicago River, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2020-06823
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard authorizes the Amtrak Railroad Bridge, mile 3.77, across the South Branch of the Chicago River, to be operated remotely and establish an intermediate opening position. The request was made by the bridge owner. This test deviation will test if the intermediate position improves vessel flow through the river. The bridge will continue to open on signal for commercial and recreational vessels.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rainy River, Rainy Lake and Their Tributaries, Ranier, MN
Document Number: 2020-06822
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard authorizes the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 85.0, across the Rainy River to operate remotely. The bridge owner made the request. This temporary deviation will test the remote operations with tenders onsite, and will not change the operating schedule of the bridge.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: 2020-07048
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-06
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone located in federal regulations for a recurring marine event. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-07041
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee (Committee) and its working groups will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to medical certification determinations for issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and merchant mariners' documents, medical standards and guidelines for the physical qualifications of operators of commercial vessels, medical examiner education, and medical research.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council; April 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-06964
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Boating Safety Advisory Council (Council) and its working groups will meet via teleconference to discuss matters relating to recreational boating safety. These meetings will be open to the public.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-06924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss Committee matters relating to the safety of operations and other matters affecting the offshore oil and gas industry.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 23.8 to Mile 26.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2020-06450
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 23.8 to mile 26.0. This action is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with power line work across the river near Elrama Power Plant, Pittsburgh, PA, during an electrical conductor pull from March 23, 2020 through April 6, 2020. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Upper Potomac River, National Harbor, MD
Document Number: 2020-06743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at National Harbor, MD, during a swim event on June 20, 2020. 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 Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0087
Document Number: 2020-06630
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-31
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: 1625-0087, U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol (IIP) Customer Survey; 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; Mamala Bay, Honolulu, HI-Voluntary First Amendment Zone
Document Number: 2020-06259
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-31
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within Mamala Bay, Honolulu Hawaii. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel and vessels who may want to exercise their First Amendment in the vicinity of Honolulu Harbor and Honolulu Channel. Entrance into the safety zone does not require notification to the COTP or the COTP's designated representative; however persons or vessels operating within the safety zone shall travel at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. Addtionally, each person in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or the COTP's designated representative. Vessels wishing to enter the safety zone will not be allowed to cross an active security zone and should make alternative arrangements if necessary.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River Mile 23.8 to Mile 26.0, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2020-06243
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 23.8 to mile 26.0. This action is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with power line work across the river near Elrama Power Plant, Pittsburgh, PA, during an electrical conductor pull from March 23, 2020 through April 6, 2020. Entry of persons or vessels into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Lake of the Ozarks, Mile Marker .5 on the Main Channel of the Lake of the Ozarks Near Bagnel Dam, Lake Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2020-06177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Lake of the Ozarks. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters, during fireworks displays scheduled for May 23, June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Hilo Harbor, HI-Lightering Operations
Document Number: 2020-05739
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-23
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of Hilo Harbor, Hawaii. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with ongoing lightering operations of the vessel MIDWAY ISLAND grounded along the northwest side of Hilo Harbor, particularly through helicopter to shore hoisting ops and swimmers in the water. The USCG is overseeing contractor lightering ops to mitigate the pollution threat from the vessel in this area. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Honolulu.
Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20; Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities
Document Number: 2020-05823
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20, titled Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities. This NVIC clarifies the existing MTSA requirements related to computer system and network vulnerabilities of MTSA-regulated facilities. It also provides owners and operators of the facilities with guidance on how to analyze these vulnerabilities in their required Facility Security Assessment (FSA) and address them in the Facility Security Plan (FSP).
Safety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone
Document Number: 2020-05730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the rules that regulate vessel traffic and control navigation on portions of waterways in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone during events that will introduce safety concerns to life and property on the navigable waters of the United States. This proposed rulemaking will reorganize the table listing these safety zones into four separate tables organized by the State in which the safety zone occurs, make minor formatting changes for consistency, update the dates listed for some events, consolidate one safety zone, and remove six safety zones that are no longer necessary. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone
Document Number: 2020-05729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the rules that regulate vessel traffic and control navigation on portions of waterways in the Lake Michigan Captain of the Port Zone during events that will introduce extra or unusual hazards to the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States. This proposed rulemaking will reorganize five separate regulations of a similar nature currently listed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) into a single regulation, make minor formatting changes for consistency, move six existing events into this regulation, update the dates listed for events, and list these regulations in table form. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; San Juan Harbor, San Juan, PR
Document Number: 2020-05693
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adjusting an existing moving safety zone for San Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico. This action is necessary to better meet the safety and security needs of San Juan Harbor. This regulation would continue to prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Cumberland River, Nashville, TN
Document Number: 2020-05651
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Cumberland River extending from mile marker (MM) 182 to MM 194 near Nashville, TN. This emergency safety zone is needed to protect life, vessels, and the marine environment due to damage caused by a tornado near Nashville, TN. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; COVID-19 NorCal Maritime 2020, San Francisco Bay, CA
Document Number: 2020-05590
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay surrounding the cruise ship GRAND PRINCESS due to the presence of at least 21 people onboard reportedly testing positive for COVID-19. Federal, state, and local health officials have determined that the vessel presents a risk of spreading communicable disease within the United States. Based on this information, this safety zone is necessary to protect personnel from potential safety hazards onboard the cruise ship GRAND PRINCESS. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a Captain of the Port San Francisco's designated representative.
Port Access Route Study: Seacoast of North Carolina Including Offshore Approaches to the Cape Fear River and Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina
Document Number: 2020-05653
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to determine whether existing or additional vessel routing measures are necessary along the seacoast of North Carolina and in the approaches to the Cape Fear River and Beaufort Inlet (hereinafter, ``NCPARS''). The study is focused on routes between port approaches and international entry and departure transit areas affecting North Carolina ports. The NCPARS will consider whether existing or additional routing measures are necessary to improve navigation safety due to factors such as planned or potential offshore development, current port capabilities and planned improvements, increased vessel traffic, existing and potential anchorage areas, changing vessel traffic patterns, weather conditions, or navigational difficulty. The aim of vessel routing measures are to reduce the risk of casualties. Examples of potential measures include traffic separation schemes, two-way routes, recommended tracks, deep-water routes, precautionary areas, and areas to be avoided. The recommendations of the study may lead to future rulemakings or appropriate international agreements.
Recertification of Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-05652
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the recertification of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council (PWSRCAC) as an alternative voluntary advisory group for Prince William Sound, Alaska. This certification allows the PWSRCAC to monitor the activities of terminal facilities and crude oil tankers under an alternative composition, other than prescribed, Prince William Sound Program established by statute.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 2020-05599
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
On February 6, 2020 (85 FR 25, Page 6962), the U.S. Coast Guard published a notice that announced a meeting of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee, which was scheduled to take place on March 24th and March 25th 2020. The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to announce that this federal advisory committee meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. The rescheduled meetings will be announced in the Federal Register.
Safety Zone, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Camp Lejeune, NC
Document Number: 2020-05533
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in support of military training exercises. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic from a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between Mile Hammock Bay and Onslow Beach Swing Bridge during military training operations. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to protect mariners and training exercise participants from the hazards associated with military training operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Gulfport Grand Prix, Boca Ciego Bay, Gulfport, FL
Document Number: 2020-05453
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Boca Ciego Bay in the vicinity of Gulfport, Florida, during the Gulfport Grand Prix High Speed Boat Race. Approximately 75 boats, 14-30 feet in length, traveling at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour are expected to participate. Additionally, it is anticipated that 100 spectator vessels will be present along the race course. The special local regulation is necessary to protect the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on navigable waters of the Gulf of Mexico during the event. The special local regulation will establish the following regulated areas: A race area where all non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg (COTP) or a designated representative; and a buffer zone where designated representatives may control vessel traffic as deemed necessary by the COTP St. Petersburg or a designated representative based upon prevailing weather conditions.
National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee; Initial Solicitation for Members
Document Number: 2020-05382
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is requesting applications from persons interested in serving as a member of the National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee (``Committee''). This recently established Committee will advise the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to activities directly involved with, or in support of, the exploration of offshore mineral and energy resources, to the extent that such matters are within the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard. Please read this notice for a description of the 15 Committee positions we are seeking to fill.
Safety Zones; Northern California and Lake Tahoe Area Annual Fireworks Events, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2020-05174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to amend and establish several permanent safety zones in the Captain of the Port San Francisco zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay, Carquinez Strait, Mare Island Strait, Sacramento River, Lake Tahoe, and Monterrey Bay during annual fireworks displays. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Security Zone; Limetree Bay Terminals, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Document Number: 2020-05158
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the name and locating of an existing security zone in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This rule adjusts the coordinates of the security zone and updates the facility name from HOVENSA Refinery to Limetree Bay Terminals. The rule continues to prohibit persons and vessels from entering the security 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 Limetree Bay Terminals in St. Croix, USVI.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Long Creek, Nassau, NY
Document Number: 2020-05140
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary test deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Loop Parkway Bridge across Long Creek, mile 0.7 at Nassau, New York. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine if the proposed operating schedule changes will meet the reasonable needs of maritime traffic and vehicular traffic. Coast Guard is seeking comments from the public about the impact to both train and vessel traffic generated by this change.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chelsea River, Chelsea, MA
Document Number: 2020-04965
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 1.3, at Chelsea, Massachusetts. The bridge owner, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), submitted a request to allow the bridge to open to 139 feet above mean high water instead of the full open position of 175 feet unless a full bridge opening is requested. It is expected that this change to the regulations will create efficiency in drawbridge operations and better serve the needs of the community while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation.
Safety Zone; New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2020-05230
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone between mile marker (MM) 95.7 and MM 96.7 above Head of Passes, Lower Mississippi River, LA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on April 7, 2020. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any Official Patrol displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Safety Zone; Highway 99 Partial Bridge Replacement, Stanislaus River, Ripon, CA
Document Number: 2020-05176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Stanislaus River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the Stanislaus River near the Highway 99 Bridge in Ripon, CA, during partial bridge replacement scheduled to occur between June 15, 2020 and November 7, 2020. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Event Within the Fifth Coast Guard District
Document Number: 2020-05139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD, during a high-speed power boat racing event on May 16, 2020, and May 17, 2020. 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 Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida
Document Number: 2020-05286
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of Tampa Bay, in the vicinity of the St. Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin, St. Petersburg, Florida during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect the safety of race participants, spectators, and vessels on the surrounding waterway during the race. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee; April 2020 Teleconference
Document Number: 2020-05187
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference to discuss issues related to the training and fitness of merchant marine personnel. The meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; Munitions Transfer Safety Zone; Alameda Estuary, Alameda, CA
Document Number: 2020-05145
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Alameda Estuary near Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA in support of a munitions transfer on March 15, 2020. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with live munitions. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the New Construction (O.N. CG1575290)
Document Number: 2020-05045
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-12
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces that the Chief, Prevention Division District 9 has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the NEW CONSTRUCTION (O.N. CG1575290) We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the construction and placement of the side lights, NEW CONSTRUCTION cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the vessel's design and construction. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Safety Zone; Cocos Lagoon, Merizo, GU
Document Number: 2020-04806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within Cocos Lagoon. This safety zone will encompass the designated swim course for the Cocos Crossing swim event in the waters of Cocos Lagoon, Merizo, Guam. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; California Half Ironman Triathlon, Oceanside, CA
Document Number: 2020-04789
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the California Half Ironman Triathlon special local regulation on the waters offshore Oceanside and within Oceanside Harbor, California on April 4, 2020. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the triathlon, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; San Diego Crew Classic, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2020-04786
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Crew Classic special local regulation on the waters of Mission Bay, California on April 4, 2020 and April 5, 2020. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and general users of the waterway. 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.