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Regulated Navigation Area; Offshore, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Document Number: 2021-20105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to replace the existing safety zone in Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, Offshore Cape Canaveral, Florida with a regulated navigation area (RNA). The existing safety zone is composed of four large regulated areas and was established in 2009 with the intent of protecting vessels from risks posed from rockets launching from facilities on Cape Canaveral. Changes in the type and size of launch vehicles, rocket component recovery methods, and the increased frequency of launches pose variable risks to marine traffic and require a more flexible regulatory tool. The proposed RNA would encompass all waters within typical rocket flight trajectories originating from launch complexes on and around Cape Canaveral, FL and out to 12 nautical miles. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Marine Events Within the Eleventh Coast Guard District-Swim for Special Operations Forces
Document Number: 2021-20098
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the waters of San Diego Bay, San Diego, California during the Honor Foundation Swim for Special Operations Forces (SOF) on September 18, 2021. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, sponsor vessels of the swim event, 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; Marine Events Within the Eleventh Coast Guard District-San Diego Bayfair
Document Number: 2021-20097
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Bayfair special local regulation on the waters of Mission Bay, California from September 17, 2021, through September 19, 2021. This special local regulation is 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.
Special Local Regulations; Choptank River, Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2021-20007
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposed rule to establish temporary special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. The rulemaking was initiated to establish a special local regulation during the ``Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta,'' a marine event to be held on certain waters of the Choptank River at Cambridge, MD. The proposed rule is being withdrawn because it is no longer necessary, as the event sponsor has cancelled the power boat racing event.
Safety Zones; Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project, Hampton/Norfolk, VA
Document Number: 2021-20006
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones for certain waters of the Hampton Flats, Willoughby Bay, a defined area between Phoebus Channel and the North Trestle Bridge, and 3 zones around the North Trestle Bridge including the North Island, the South Trestle Bridge including the South Island, and the north and south side of the Willoughby Bay Bridge. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters in support of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project that will take place from 2021 through 2025. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from being in the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Virginia or a designated representative or under conditions specified in this rule.
Safety Zone; Explosives arc at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Suisun Bay, Concord, CA
Document Number: 2021-19901
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the Suisun Bay, off Concord, CA, in support of explosive off and on-loading to Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO). This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential explosion within the explosive arc. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port San Francisco or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Potomac River, Prince William County, VA
Document Number: 2021-19763
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Potomac River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near Cherry Hill, in Prince William County, VA, on September 18, 2021, (with alternate date of September 19, 2021) from potential hazards during a fireworks display to commemorate the the permanent closing of the Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse of Dumfries, VA, after operating for many years. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Roar on the River, Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI
Document Number: 2021-19757
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary to protect safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the Roar on the River power boat race. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0058
Document Number: 2021-19756
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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 approval of an extension for the following collection of information: 1625-0058, Application for Permit to Transport Municipal and Commercial Waste; 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.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0029
Document Number: 2021-19755
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
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 approval of an extension for the following collection of information: 1625-0029, Self- propelled Liquefied Gas Vessels; 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.
Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2022 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2021-19570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the statutory provisions enacted by the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard is proposing new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season. This proposed rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation. In addition, this proposed rule would make a policy change to always round up in the staffing model. The Coast Guard is also proposing methodology changes to factor in an apprentice pilot's compensation benchmark for the estimated number of apprentice pilots with a limited registration. The Coast Guard estimates that this proposed rule would result in a 12-percent increase in pilotage operating costs compared to the 2021 season.
Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg
Document Number: 2021-19711
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Clearwater Offshore Nationals on September 26, 2021, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. Our regulation for recurring marine events within Sector St. Petersburg identifies the regulated area for this event in Clearwater, FL. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any designated representative.
Port Access Route Study: Northern New York Bight
Document Number: 2021-19464
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to further its outreach efforts and solicit additional comments concerning its Northern New York Bight Port Access Route Study (NNYBPARS) draft version of the study report.
Safety Zone; Anacostia River, Washington, DC
Document Number: 2021-19426
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Anacostia River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near Washington, DC, on September 4, 2021, and September 17, 2021, from potential hazards during fireworks displays occuring after Washington Nationals baseball games. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
Guidance: Change 3 to NVIC 24-14 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Electro-Technical Rating on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 KW/1,000 HP or More
Document Number: 2021-19411
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Change 3 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 24-14: Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Electro-Technical Rating (ETR) on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP or More. This NVIC provides guidance to mariners concerning STCW endorsements for ETR, including training and qualifications. This change notice revises NVIC 24-14 to indicate that the Coast Guard will allow mariners to qualify for an STCW endorsement as ETR without completing approved training for high voltage systems or computer systems and maintenance.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays, Air Shows and Swim Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2021-19148
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will add one safety zone for the Dolan Family Labor Day Fireworks event on Oyster Bay, NY, and remove six other annual recurring marine events in Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound's Captain of the Port Zone. This rule is intended to expedite public information and to ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain marine events. When enforced, the safety zones would restrict vessels from transiting the regulated area during annually recurring events.
Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays, Air Shows and Swim Events in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
Document Number: 2021-19149
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for marine events in the Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone on the dates and times provided in the tables below. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property along the navigable waterways. During the enforcement periods, all vessels that transit in the locations listed must adhere to the regulations unless specified by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or designated representative.
Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Mile Markers 462.7-465.5, Chattanooga, TN
Document Number: 2021-19104
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for navigable waters on the Tennessee River from mile 462.7 to mile 465.5. The special local regulation is needed to protect life and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Chattajack rowing event. 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 Regulation; Tennessee River, Chattanooga, TN
Document Number: 2021-19103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary special local regulation for navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile 452.0 to 454.5. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Chattanooga, TN, during a swimming event on October 9, 2021. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the special local regulation unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Special Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, Between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MD
Document Number: 2021-19102
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters located between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD, and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during a paddling event on September 26, 2021. This regulation prohibits 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.
Safety Zones; Delaware River Dredging, Marcus Hook, PA
Document Number: 2021-19015
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones on the waters of the Delaware River in portions of Marcus Hook Range and Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook Range. The safety zones will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while maintenance dredging is being conducted within the Delaware River. The safety zones are needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from hazards created by dredging operations. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the COTP or his designated representatives.
Special Local Regulation; Lighthouse Musicfest, Huntington Bay, Long Island, NY
Document Number: 2021-19014
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation of certain navigable waters of Huntington Bay, Long Island, NY, for the Lighthouse Musicfest marine event. This action is necessary to provide the safety of life on these navigable waters during the event scheduled for Saturday, September 4, 2021. This rule will allow the Coast Guard to prohibit vessel traffic in the vicinity of the event and establishes mooring areas and a speed restriction in the designated zone.
National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-18962
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Navigation Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Portsmouth, Virginia to discuss matters relating to maritime collisions, rammings, and groundings; Inland Rules of the Road; International Rules of the Road; navigation regulations and equipment; routing measures; marine information; and aids to navigation systems. The meeting will be open to the public.
Guidance: Change 2 to NVIC 02-18 Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT
Document Number: 2021-18956
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of change 2 to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 02-18, Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT. This NVIC provides guidance to mariners concerning regulations governing endorsements to Merchant Mariner Credentials for service on vessels of less than 500 Gross Tons (GT) (i.e., not limited to near-coastal waters). This change notice revises NVIC 02-18 to indicate that the Coast Guard will not enforce the 3 month maximum allowable substitution for credible sea service in a rating capacity.
Special Local Regulation; Swim for Special Operations Forces; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA
Document Number: 2021-18955
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone. This final rule will add one new recurring special local regulation. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the event. This final rule will restrict vessel traffic in the designated areas during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Diego or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Kanawha River, Charleston, WV
Document Number: 2021-18954
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Kanawha River from mile marker 58.1 to mile marker 59.1. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the Live on the Levee fireworks display. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Seagull Bridge, Quinnipiac River, Hamden, CT
Document Number: 2021-18926
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters within a 25-yard radius of any foundation, support, stanchion, pier or abutment of the Seagull Bridge located on the Quinnipiac River, Hamden, CT. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel and property from potential hazards created by falling debris. Vessels or persons are prohibited from entering the zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Camden Labor Day Fireworks, Camden Harbor; Camden, ME
Document Number: 2021-18875
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of Camden Harbor in Camden, Maine. The temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from hazards associated with a fireworks display. When enforced, this rule will prohibit persons and vessels from entering into the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Northern New England or a Designated Representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Tchefuncta River
Document Number: 2021-18640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes changing the operating schedule that governs the State Route 22 (SR 22) drawbridge across the Tchefuncta River mile 2.5, Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This action is necessary to relieve vehicular traffic congestion and enhance safety along SR 22 in Madisonville, LA.
Towing Vessel Firefighting Training
Document Number: 2021-17945
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to revise the training requirements for national Merchant Mariner Credential endorsements as master of towing vessels (limited) or mate (pilot) of towing vessels on inland waters or Western Rivers routes. The proposal would provide mariners seeking these endorsements the option to take a modified basic firefighting course that eliminates training on equipment that is not required to be carried on towing vessels operating on inland waters or Western Rivers. Applicants who take the modified basic firefighting course would reduce their costs due to the courses being shorter and less expensive than the longer basic firefighting courses.
Safety Zone; Green River; Drakesboro, KY
Document Number: 2021-18643
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Green River at MM 99 to 101, on September 22, 2021 in conjunction with operations being conducted at the Paradise Fossil Plant. This safety zone is needed to protect the public, vessels, and waterfront facilities from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature from the hazards associated with explosive operations at the Paradise Fossil Plant. Entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Maumee River; Toledo, OH
Document Number: 2021-18642
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is amending a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Maumee River near Promenade Park in Toledo, OH. The safety zone amendment is necessary to protect spectators, personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the Promedica Health System Fireworks event. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit, or a designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
Document Number: 2021-18641
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone located in federal regulations for the Cleveland National Airshow. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during this event. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
Special Local Regulation; Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL
Document Number: 2021-18639
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public on these navigable waters near the St. Petersburg Pier during the St. Pete Powerboat Grand Prix boat race. This rule will establish an enforcement area where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high speed boat race, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area without obtaining permission from the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB
Document Number: 2021-18580
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-30
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 approval of an extension 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. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Safety Zones; Oregon Symphony Concert Fireworks, Willamette River, Portland, OR
Document Number: 2021-18571
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone regulation for the Oregon Symphony Concert Fireworks in Portland, OR on the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
Anchorage Regulations; Mississippi River, Mile Markers 12 to 85 Above Head of Passes
Document Number: 2021-18467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-30
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend anchorage regulations for the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) between mile markers (MM) 12 and 85 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This action would modify nine anchorages and establish one new anchorage grounds. The rule would increase the available anchorage areas necessary to accommodate vessel traffic, promote navigational safety, provide for the overall safe and efficient flow of vessel traffic and commerce, and bolster the economy through increased anchorage capacity. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
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.
Security Zones; Lewes and Rehoboth Canal and Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth, DE
Document Number: 2021-18427
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing 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 will 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 prohibits 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.
Revisions to Maritime Security Directive 104-6; Guidelines for U.S. Vessels Operating in High Risk Waters
Document Number: 2021-18391
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the availability of Revision 8 to Maritime Security (MARSEC) Directive 104-6, which provides guidelines for U.S. vessels operating in high-risk waters (HRW) where acts of terrorism, piracy, and armed robbery against ships are prevalent. The directive contains security-sensitive information and, therefore, cannot be made available to the general public. U.S. vessel owners and operators who have needed to take action under previous versions of MARSEC Directive 104-6 should immediately contact their local Coast Guard Captain of the Port or District Commander for a copy of Revision 8. This revision contains important updates to HRW locations and organizational responsibilities regarding addressing security risks in those waters.
Safety Zone; Columbia River Outfall Project, Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2021-18388
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Columbia River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Knapp, WA, at Columbia River Mile 95.8 from October 1, 2021, through March 15, 2022. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Monongahela River, Miles 5.8-6.3, Pittsburgh, PA
Document Number: 2021-18305
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
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 5.8 to Mile 6.3. 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 Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh.
Safety Zone; M/V ZHEN HUA 24, Crane Delivery Operation, Chesapeake Bay and Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD
Document Number: 2021-18151
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Patapsco River. 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. M/V ZHEN HUA 24 is anticipated to arrive between August 26, 2021 and September 15, 2021. This rulemaking will prohibit 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.
Safety Zone; Piscataqua River Turning Basin Dredge Project, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 2021-17891
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-25
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish two temporary safety zones for the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth Harbor. The first safety zone will be a 100-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in dredging operations. The second safety zone will be a 500-yard radius around any vessel, barge, or dredging equipment engaged in blasting operations and any blasting worksites. The safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with dredging, drilling, and blasting operations for overall widening of the uppermost turning basin of the Piscataqua River. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Northern New England or a Designated Representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Solo Swim, Rhode Island Sound, Block Island, RI
Document Number: 2021-18095
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Rhode Island Sound within 500 yards of the swimmer crossing the channel from Block Island, Rhode Island to East Matunuck, Rhode Island. This safety zone is needed to protect the swimmer, event sponsors' safety vessels, and others in the maritime community from the safety hazards that may arise during his event. When enforced, entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Southeastern New England or a designated representative.