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Tennessee; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2024-00245
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Tennessee (FEMA-4751-DR), dated December 13, 2023, and related determinations.
California; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2024-00244
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of California (FEMA-4750-DR), dated November 21, 2023, and related determinations.
Illinois; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2024-00243
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Illinois (FEMA-4749-DR), dated November 20, 2023, and related determinations.
Arkansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations
Document Number: 2024-00242
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Arkansas (FEMA-4748-DR), dated November 14, 2023, and related determinations.
Alaska; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2024-00241
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska (FEMA-4730-DR), dated August 23, 2023, and related determinations.
Vermont; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2024-00240
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Vermont (FEMA-4720-DR), dated July 14, 2023, and related determinations.
Kentucky; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2024-00239
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-4711-DR), dated May 9, 2023, and related determinations.
Kentucky; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2024-00238
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (FEMA-4702-DR), dated April 10, 2023, and related determinations.
Alaska; Amendment No. 5 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2024-00237
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Alaska (FEMA-4672-DR), dated September 23, 2022, and related determinations.
Puerto Rico; Amendment No. 18 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration
Document Number: 2024-00236
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-09
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (FEMA-4671-DR), dated September 21, 2022, and related determinations.
National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee; September 2023 Meetings
Document Number: 2024-00105
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-08
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The U. S. Coast Guard announces the availability of recommendations from the National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (NCFSAC). The Committee met in September 2023 and sent eight recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security. The U.S. Coast Guard issues this Notice as the mechanism for receiving public comments and requests public comments on the recommendations.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2024-00066
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2024-00065
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities.
Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2024-00063
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
New or modified Base (1-percent annual chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, and/or regulatory floodways (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations) as shown on the indicated Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for each of the communities listed in the table below are finalized. Each LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and in some cases the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, currently in effect for the listed communities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension; Prior Disclosure
Document Number: 2024-00025
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.
Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number 1625-0018
Document Number: 2023-28304
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-04
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: 1625-0018, Official Logbook; 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 Zone; North Pacific Ocean, Dutch Harbor, AK
Document Number: 2024-00004
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 1 nautical mile radius of the M/V GENIUS STAR XI. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a fire onboard the M/V GENIUS STAR XI. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Western Alaska.
2022 Liquid Chemical Categorization Updates
Document Number: C1-2023-25026
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
Technical Mapping Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2023-28748
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will hold an in-person public meeting with a virtual option on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, and Wednesday, February 28, 2024. The meeting will be open to the public in-person and via a Microsoft Teams Video Communications link.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council; Meeting
Document Number: 2023-28747
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-29
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, and Wednesday, January 24, 2024. The meeting will be open to the public via a Microsoft Teams Video Communications link.
RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Pacific Ocean, Westport, WA
Document Number: 2023-28757
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Pacific Ocean. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Westport, Washington, during a fireworks display on January 1, 2024. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, TX
Document Number: 2023-28756
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters in the Laguna Madre. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a firework display launched from a stationary barge in the Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, Texas. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone or remaining in the zone when it is in effect is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Corpus Christi or a designated representative.
National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee; January 2024 Meeting
Document Number: 2023-28753
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-29
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The National Chemical Transportation Safety Advisory Committee (Committee) will conduct a series of subcommittee meetings over two days in League City, TX, and a full committee meeting in Texas City, TX to discuss matters relating to the safe and secure marine transportation of hazardous materials. The subcommittee meetings will also be available by videoconference for those unable to attend in person, however the full committee meeting will be held in person only. All meetings will be open to the public.
Safety Zone; San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks; San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2023-28713
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near the San Francisco Ferry building for the San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Display. The safety zone will be enforced December 31, 2023, into January 1, 2024. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM) or other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies.
User Fees for Inspected Towing Vessels
Document Number: 2023-28112
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is updating its user fees for seagoing towing vessels that are 300 gross tons or more and revising user fees for other inspected towing vessels. The Coast Guard is issuing these updates because it is required to establish and maintain a fair fee for its vessel inspection services and to separate the fees for inspection options that involve third-party auditors and surveyors from inspection options that do not involve third parties. Under this final rule, owners and operators of vessels using the Alternate Compliance Program, Streamlined Inspection Program, or the Towing Safety Management System options will pay a lower fee than vessels that use the traditional Coast Guard inspection option.
Adjustment to Premium Processing Fees
Document Number: 2023-28529
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing premium processing fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reflect the amount of inflation from June 2021 through June 2023 according to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The adjustment increases premium processing fees from $1,500 to $1,685, $1,750 to $1,965, and $2,500 to $2,805.
Safety Zone; Marina Del Rey, California
Document Number: 2023-28632
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding two events to the table regarding ``Southern California Annual Firework Events for the Los Angeles Long Beach Captain of the Port Zone''. The additions are temporary safety zones, one for the Marina del Rey Annual Boat Parade Fireworks Show and another for the Marina Del Rey New Year's Eve Fireworks Display. Entry into these zones is prohibited during the annual events in order to provide for the safety of the waterway users and to keep them clear of potential harmful debris within the fallout zone.
Safety Zone; Marina del Rey, California
Document Number: 2023-28631
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for a recurring firework event taking place December 31, 2023, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach Captain of the Port Zone. This action is necessary and intended to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waterways during these events. During the enforcement period, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with directions from the Patrol Commander or any official patrol vessels displaying a Coast Guard ensign.
Establish Anchorage Ground; Port Westward Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2023-28652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering establishing an anchorage ground near Port Westward, Oregon in the Columbia River. We are considering this action after receiving requests suggesting that this anchorage ground is necessary to provide for the safe anchoring of commercial vessels in the navigable waters of the Lower Columbia River. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Erie Canal, North Tonawanda, NY
Document Number: 2023-28650
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 105-foot radius of a pedestrian bridge and the surrounding Erie Canal in North Tonawanda, 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, Eastern Great Lakes.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; River Rouge, Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2023-28645
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is altering the operations of all movable bridges over the River Rouge, Detroit, MI to improve communications and establish winter hours.
Establish Anchorage Ground; Rice Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2023-28656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering establishing an anchorage ground near Rice Island, Oregon in the Columbia River. We are considering this action after receiving requests suggesting that this anchorage ground is necessary to provide for the safe anchoring of commercial vessels in the navigable waters of the Lower Columbia River. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
2024 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit Notice; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2023-28655
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
On November 8, 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice in the Federal Register, which announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene the 2024 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security (TFCS) Summit in Philadelphia, PA, on March 26-28, 2024. This technical correction corrects the November 8, 2023 notice to reflect the proper amounts for the in-person and virtual attendance registration fees. For convenience, CBP is republishing the full text of the November 8, 2023 notice below, with the corrected registration fee amounts.
Establish Anchorage Ground; Crims Island Anchorage, Columbia River, Oregon and Washington
Document Number: 2023-28654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is considering establishing an anchorage ground near Crims Island, Oregon in the Columbia River. We are considering this action after receiving requests suggesting that this anchorage ground is necessary to provide for the safe anchoring of commercial vessels in the navigable waters of the Lower Columbia River. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2023-28370
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2023-28369
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2023-28368
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Final Flood Hazard Determinations
Document Number: 2023-28367
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-26
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie; Sector Name Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2023-28103
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The rule makes non-substantive changes to Coast Guard regulations in association with a change in the Coast Guard's internal organization. The purpose of this rule is to reflect that U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie has been renamed U.S. Coast Guard Sector Northern Great Lakes. This rule will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request; Fire Management Assistance Grant Program
Document Number: 2023-28149
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the information collected as required for Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) eligibility determinations, grants management, and compliance with other Federal laws and regulations.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Turner Cut, Near Stockton, CA
Document Number: 2023-28146
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the draw of the Zuckerman Brothers (McDonald Island) bridge, mile 2.3, across Turner Cut, near Stockton, CA. This action is necessary to allow the bridge owner, Reclamation District 2030 (RD2030), to complete design plans and conduct repairs to the bridge to bring it back to its normal operating status.
Safety Zone; Laguna de Lobina, Culebra, Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2023-28001
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of Laguna de Lobina within a 50-yard radius of Culebra Bridge due to structural damage to the bridge. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the damaged bridge. Entry of persons and vessels from into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative.
Request for Information on “Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Secure by Design Software”
Document Number: 2023-27948
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
CISA requests input from all interested parties on the white paper ``Shifting the Balance of Cybersecurity Risk: Principles and Approaches for Secure by Design Software.''
Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee (AMSC), Eastern Great Lakes, Western New York Sub-Committee Vacancy
Document Number: 2023-27944
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard requests individuals interested in serving on the Area Maritime Security Committee, Eastern Great Lakes, Western New York Region sub-committee submit their applications for membership to the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Buffalo. The Committee assists the Captain of the Port as the Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Buffalo, in developing, reviewing, and updating the Area Maritime Security Plan for their area of responsibility.
Coast Guard Sector Buffalo; Sector Name Conforming Amendment
Document Number: 2023-27943
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-20
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
This rule makes non-substantive changes to Coast Guard regulations in association with a change in the Coast Guard's internal organization. The purpose of this rule is to reflect that U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo has been renamed U.S. Coast Guard Sector Eastern Great Lakes. These changes will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.
Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 94 to 97 Above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 2023-27842
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone on December 30, 2023, for the University of Texas Sugar Bowl Barge Show fireworks display located on the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between Mile Marker (MM) 95.5 and MM 96.5. Our regulation for Safety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Mile Markers 94 to 97 above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA, identifies the regulated area for this event. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waterways during this event. During the enforcement period, entry into this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; South Fork Wind Farm Project Area, Outer Continental Shelf, Lease OCS-A 0517, Offshore Rhode Island, Atlantic Ocean
Document Number: 2023-27774
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is extending the effective period for the 13 temporary 500-meter temporary safety zones around the construction of 12 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and one offshore substation (OSS) located in the South Fork Wind Farm (SFWF) project area within Federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), specifically, in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Renewable Energy Lease Area OCS-A 0517, approximately 16 nautical miles (NM) southeast of Block Island, Rhode Island, and 30 NM east of Montauk Point, New York. This rule extends the effective period of the existing safety zones for an additional five months. The safety zones will now end on May 31, 2024. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life, property, and the environment during the anticipated construction of each facility's monopile type foundation and subsequent installation of the WTGs turbines and OSS platform. When enforced, only attending vessels and those vessels specifically authorized by the First Coast Guard District Commander or a designated representative are permitted to enter or remain in the safety zones.
Safety Zones; New Year's Fireworks Display, Hood Canal, Washington
Document Number: 2023-27771
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard will a enforce safety zone surrounding the Alderbrook Resort dock involved in a fireworks display in Hood Canal, WA, from December 31, 2023, through January 1, 2024 to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the event. Our regulation for marine events within the Thirteenth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for this event in Hood Canal, WA. During the enforcement period, 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.
Designation of the New England Commission of Higher Education as a Designated Entity and Appointment of Dr. Amy Donahue as a Member of the Commission
Document Number: 2023-27816
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard announces the designation of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as a designated non-federal entity for the purposes of participation in its management by an authorized Coast Guard employee. Dr. Amy Donahue, the Provost of the Coast Guard Academy, has been authorizated to serve as a member of NECHE to provide oversight of, advice to, and coordination with, NECHE. Dr. Donahue will not participate in the day-to-day operations of NECHE.
Safety Zone; Upper Galveston Bay, Kemah, TX
Document Number: 2023-27738
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within an 840-foot radius of the firework display barge in the Galveston Bay on the south side of the channel, near Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, TX. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the fireworks show. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Houston-Galveston.
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