CFR Title 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters

CFR Title 33 – Navigation and Navigable Waters

CFR DataTable of FEDERAL REGISTER Activity

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05/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Appomattox FPS, Mississippi Canyon 437, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of MexicoThe Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone extending 500 meters around the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 437 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. This action...2018-09789FR-Doc-2018-09789Safety-Zone-Appomattox-Fps-Mississippi-Canyon-437-Outer-Continental-Shelf-On-The-Gulf-Of-MexicoThe Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone extending 500 meters around the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 437 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. This action is necessary to protect the facility from all vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing services to or working with the facility. Only vessels measuring less than 100 feet in length overall and not engaged in towing, attending vessels as defined in 33 CFR 147.20, or those vessels specifically authorized by the Eighth Coast Guard District Commander or a designated representative are permitted to enter or remain in the safety zone.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Neches River, Beaumont, TXThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on navigable waters of the Neches River extending 500-feet on either side of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge that crosses the Neches River in Beaumont, TX. The safety zone is necessary to...2018-09667FR-Doc-2018-09667Safety-Zone-Neches-River-Beaumont-TxThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on navigable waters of the Neches River extending 500-feet on either side of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Bridge that crosses the Neches River in Beaumont, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect the bridge as well as persons and property on or near the bridge from potential damage from passing vessels until missing and/or damaged fendering systems are repaired or replaced. Entry of certain vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this rule.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Marinette Logging and Heritage FestThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Marinette Logging and Heritage Festival Fireworks on the Menomonee River in Marinette, WI from 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. on July 14, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life...2018-09663FR-Doc-2018-09663Safety-Zone-Annual-Events-Requiring-Safety-Zones-In-The-Captain-Of-The-Port-Lake-MichiganThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Marinette Logging and Heritage Festival Fireworks on the Menomonee River in Marinette, WI from 9 p.m. through 11 p.m. on July 14, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
05/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Ohio River, Metropolis, ILThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River extending from mile marker (MM) 939.8 to MM 943.0 near Metropolis, IL. This emergency safety zone is needed to protect life, vessels, and the...2018-09662FR-Doc-2018-09662Safety-Zone-Ohio-River-Metropolis-IlThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River extending from mile marker (MM) 939.8 to MM 943.0 near Metropolis, IL. This emergency safety zone is needed to protect life, vessels, and the marine environment due to the sinking of one barge in the navigable channel of the Ohio River near MM 940.8 and one barge near the left descending bank at MM 942.5. 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.
05/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJThe Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017. Reopening the comment period will allow the public to provide input on the proposed...2018-09531FR-Doc-2018-09531Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Delaware-River-Pennsauken-Township-NjThe Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017. Reopening the comment period will allow the public to provide input on the proposed change to the regulation governing the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ.
05/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations for Marine Events, Delaware River; Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the waters of the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The regulation would restrict vessel traffic operations on a portion of the Delaware River during the Tall Ships...2018-09436FR-Doc-2018-09436Special-Local-Regulations-For-Marine-Events-Delaware-River-Philadelphia-PaThe Coast Guard is proposing to establish a special local regulation on the waters of the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The regulation would restrict vessel traffic operations on a portion of the Delaware River during the Tall Ships Parade of Sail event that is taking place on May 24, 2018, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. This regulation is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with a parade of sail.
05/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FLThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show from May 5 through 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. During the enforcement...2018-09496FR-Doc-2018-09496Special-Local-Regulation-Fort-Lauderdale-Air-Show-Atlantic-Ocean-Fort-Lauderdale-FlThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show from May 5 through 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during this event. 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.
05/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; San Leandro Bay, Between Alameda and Bay Farm Island, CAThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation Highway and Bicycle drawbridges across San Leandro Bay, mile 0.0 and mile 0.1, between Alameda and Bay Farm Island,...2018-09432FR-Doc-2018-09432Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-San-Leandro-Bay-Between-Alameda-And-Bay-Farm-Island-CaThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation Highway and Bicycle drawbridges across San Leandro Bay, mile 0.0 and mile 0.1, between Alameda and Bay Farm Island, CA. The modified deviation extends the period the bridges may remain in the closed-to-navigation position and is necessary to allow the bridge owner to complete major rehabilitation and maintenance.
05/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning at the Port Everglades Inlet and extending north approximately six miles. The special...2018-09497FR-Doc-2018-09497Special-Local-Regulation-Fort-Lauderdale-Air-Show-Atlantic-Ocean-Fort-Lauderdale-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning at the Port Everglades Inlet and extending north approximately six miles. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the public, spectators, vessels, and the marine environment during aerobatic maneuvers conducted by high-speed, low-flying airplanes and high speed vessels performing inside of the regulated area during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. This special local regulation prohibits persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
05/03/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Straits of Mackinac, Mackinaw City, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of construction equipment vessels conducting operations in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the...2018-09407FR-Doc-2018-09407Safety-Zone-Straits-Of-Mackinac-Mackinaw-City-MiThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 500-yard radius of construction equipment vessels conducting operations in the Straits of Mackinac. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by surveillance and repair work to electric utility cables that cross the Straits of Mackinac. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie or a designated representative.
05/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Atlantic City International Triathlon, Atlantic City, NJThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), near Atlantic City, New Jersey, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 11, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the...2018-09327FR-Doc-2018-09327Special-Local-Regulation-Atlantic-City-International-Triathlon-Atlantic-City-NjThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation on the waters of the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), near Atlantic City, New Jersey, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 11, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during a triathlon event. The purpose of this notice is to announce a change in the date in which the event is being held.
05/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Fireworks, Delaware River, Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for multiple fireworks events launched in the vicinity of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for waters of the Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Establishment of this safety zone is...2018-09233FR-Doc-2018-09233Safety-Zone-Fireworks-Delaware-River-Philadelphia-PaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for multiple fireworks events launched in the vicinity of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for waters of the Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA. Establishment of this safety zone is necessary to enhance safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after these fireworks events. During the enforcement periods, no vessel may enter in or transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
05/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment RuleThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is issuing this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Fishing Enhancement Act to account for inflation. This action is mandated by the Federal Civil...2018-09316FR-Doc-2018-09316Civil-Monetary-Penalty-Inflation-Adjustment-RuleThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is issuing this final rule to adjust its civil monetary penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Fishing Enhancement Act to account for inflation. This action is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which requires agencies to adjust the levels of civil monetary penalties with an initial ``catch-up'' adjustment followed by annual adjustments for inflation. The Inflation Adjustment Act prescribes a formula for adjusting statutory civil penalties to reflect inflation, maintain the deterrent effect of statutory civil penalties, and promote compliance with the law. Using the adjustment criteria provided in the December 15, 2017, Office of Management and Budget Memorandum regarding the ``Implementation of Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2018, Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015'', the 2018 annual adjustment for inflation will increase the Class I civil penalty under Section 309 of the Clean Water Act to $21,394 per violation, and the maximum civil penalty increases to $53,484. The judicial civil penalty under Section 404(s) of the Clean Water Act increases to $53,484 per day for each violation. Under the National Fishing Enhancement Act, the Class I civil penalty increases to $23,426 per violation.
05/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Volvo Ocean Race Newport; East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RIThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI, during the Volvo Ocean Race Newport marine event from May 17 to May 21, 2018. This safety zone is intended to safeguard mariners...2018-09187FR-Doc-2018-09187Safety-Zone-Volvo-Ocean-Race-Newport-East-Passage-Narragansett-Bay-RiThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI, during the Volvo Ocean Race Newport marine event from May 17 to May 21, 2018. This safety zone is intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with high-speed, high-performance sailing vessels competing in inshore races on the waters of the East Passage, Narragansett Bay, RI. Vessels will be prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone during periods of enforcement unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England or the COTP's designated representative or Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
05/01/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Philippine Sea, TinianThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters off of Chulu and Babui beaches in Tinian. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone is necessary to protect all divers participating in this underwater military exercise...2018-09188FR-Doc-2018-09188Safety-Zone-Philippine-Sea-TinianThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters off of Chulu and Babui beaches in Tinian. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone is necessary to protect all divers participating in this underwater military exercise from potential safety hazards associated with vessel traffic in the area. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels not involved in the exercise from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
05/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Housatonic River, Milford and Stratford, CTThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Housatonic River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Milford and Stratford, CT, during a wire replacement project...2018-09186FR-Doc-2018-09186Safety-Zone-Housatonic-River-Milford-And-Stratford-CtThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Housatonic River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Milford and Stratford, CT, during a wire replacement project on the Devon Railroad Bridge. Entry of vessels or people into the safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound or a designated representative. The safety zone will only be enforced during wire replacement operations or other instances which may create a hazard to navigation.
05/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TexasThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. This action is necessary to protect persons and vessels from...2018-09122FR-Doc-2018-09122Safety-Zone-Sabine-River-Orange-TexasThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. This action is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high speed boat race competition in Orange, TX. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur.
04/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Blazing Paddles 2018 SUP Race; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OHThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Cuyahoga River during the Blazing Paddles Stand Up Paddle Race. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless...2018-08979FR-Doc-2018-08979Safety-Zone-Blazing-Paddles-2018-Sup-Race-Cuyahoga-River-Cleveland-OhThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Cuyahoga River during the Blazing Paddles Stand Up Paddle Race. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/27/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAnchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WAThe Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA'' that we published on February 10, 2017. The Coast Guard is withdrawing this rulemaking in response to public comments and...2018-08871FR-Doc-2018-08871Anchorages-Captain-Of-The-Port-Puget-Sound-Zone-WaThe Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA'' that we published on February 10, 2017. The Coast Guard is withdrawing this rulemaking in response to public comments and to better analyze potential impacts to tribal treaty rights, especially treaty fishing rights.
04/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Putnam County, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 94.5, at Satsuma, Putnam County, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge...2018-08866FR-Doc-2018-08866Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-St-Johns-River-Putnam-County-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 94.5, at Satsuma, Putnam County, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation to determine whether a permanent change from manned to remote operations is feasible. This deviation will allow the bridge to operate remotely from the CSX Railroad Bridge on the Ortega River (McGirts Creek) located at mile 1.1 on the Ortega River.
04/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAnchorage Grounds; Galveston Harbor, Bolivar Roads Channel, Galveston, TexasThe Coast Guard is establishing a new anchorage area, Anchorage Area Alpha (A) East in Bolivar Roads near Galveston, Texas. The establishment of this additional anchorage area would enhance navigational safety, support regional maritime security needs,...2018-08873FR-Doc-2018-08873Anchorage-Grounds-Galveston-Harbor-Bolivar-Roads-Channel-Galveston-TexasThe Coast Guard is establishing a new anchorage area, Anchorage Area Alpha (A) East in Bolivar Roads near Galveston, Texas. The establishment of this additional anchorage area would enhance navigational safety, support regional maritime security needs, and contribute to the free flow of commerce in the Houston-Galveston area.
04/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie ZoneThe Coast Guard is updating its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This rule updates eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, adds three safety zones, removes two established safety zones,...2018-08840FR-Doc-2018-08840Safety-Zones-Recurring-Safety-Zones-In-Captain-Of-The-Port-Sault-Sainte-Marie-ZoneThe Coast Guard is updating its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This rule updates eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, adds three safety zones, removes two established safety zones, and reformats the regulations into an easier to read table format. These amendments will protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events and firework shows, and improve the clarity and readability of the regulation.
04/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Raton, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge...2018-08867FR-Doc-2018-08867Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Boca-Raton-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations with advanced notice for a full bridge opening.
04/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Clinch River, Oak Ridge, TNThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Clinch River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 49.5 to MM 52.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for...2018-08769FR-Doc-2018-08769Special-Local-Regulation-Clinch-River-Oak-Ridge-TnThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Clinch River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 49.5 to MM 52.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Oak Ridge, TN during the Dogwood Junior Championship Regatta marine event. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
04/26/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Tennessee River, Gilbertsville, KYThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Tennessee River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Kentucky Dam Marina, Gilbertsville, KY, during a...2018-08743FR-Doc-2018-08743Safety-Zone-Tennessee-River-Gilbertsville-KyThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Tennessee River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Kentucky Dam Marina, Gilbertsville, KY, during a fireworks display. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lake Michigan, Calumet Harbor, Chicago, ILThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on Lake Michigan in Calumet Harbor, in Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and...2018-08794FR-Doc-2018-08794Safety-Zone-Lake-Michigan-Calumet-Harbor-Chicago-IlThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones on Lake Michigan in Calumet Harbor, in Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after a lakebed rock removal operation involving explosives. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.
04/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Red River, Alexandria, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Red River from mile marker (MM) 88.0 to MM 88.4, in Alexandria, LA. This action is necessary to protect spectators and vessels during the Louisiana...2018-08792FR-Doc-2018-08792Special-Local-Regulation-Red-River-Alexandria-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Red River from mile marker (MM) 88.0 to MM 88.4, in Alexandria, LA. This action is necessary to protect spectators and vessels during the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races regatta. Entry of vessels or persons into this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
04/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 413/Burlington-Bristol bridge, which carries SR 413 across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation is...2018-08762FR-Doc-2018-08762Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Delaware-River-Burlington-Nj-And-Bristol-PaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 413/Burlington-Bristol bridge, which carries SR 413 across the Delaware River, mile 117.8, between Burlington, NJ and Bristol, PA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, Ocean City, MDThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 50/Harry W. Kelly Memorial Bridge, which carries US 50 and Ocean Gateway across the Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. The...2018-08754FR-Doc-2018-08754Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Isle-Of-Wight-Sinepuxent-Bay-Ocean-City-MdThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 50/Harry W. Kelly Memorial Bridge, which carries US 50 and Ocean Gateway across the Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5, at Ocean City, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the ``Island to Island'' Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. This deviation will test the remote operation system of the...2018-08763FR-Doc-2018-08763Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Delaware-River-Pennsauken-Township-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. This deviation will test the remote operation system of the drawbridge to determine whether the bridge can be safely operated from a remote location. This deviation will allow the bridge to be remotely operated from the Conrail South Jersey dispatch center in Mount Laurel, NJ, instead of being operated by an on-site bridge tender.
04/25/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, ILThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to facilitate...2018-08625FR-Doc-2018-08625Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Upper-Mississippi-River-Rock-Island-IlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the Quad City Heart Walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for approximately two and a half (2.5) hours on one day until the race is completed.
04/25/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Officer Lehner Memorial Vintage Regatta; Buffalo Outer Harbor, Buffalo, NYThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Buffalo Outer Harbor during the Officer Lehner Memorial Vintage Regatta. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone...2018-08626FR-Doc-2018-08626Safety-Zone-Officer-Lehner-Memorial-Vintage-Regatta-Buffalo-Outer-Harbor-Buffalo-NyThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Buffalo Outer Harbor during the Officer Lehner Memorial Vintage Regatta. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/24/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 338.5 to MM 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. This special local regulation is necessary to protect...2018-08463FR-Doc-2018-08463Special-Local-Regulation-Black-Warrior-River-Tuscaloosa-AlThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 338.5 to MM 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. This special local regulation is necessary to protect the persons participating in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships marine event. This regulation restricts transit into, through, and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
04/24/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mississippi Sound, Biloxi, MSThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the Mississippi Sound over the Biloxi Harbor Channel in Biloxi, MS. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable...2018-08461FR-Doc-2018-08461Safety-Zone-Mississippi-Sound-Biloxi-MsThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the Mississippi Sound over the Biloxi Harbor Channel in Biloxi, MS. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the 2018 Biloxi Air Show. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
04/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; USS PORTLAND Commissioning, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated area for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Port of Portland Terminal 2, Portland, OR, during a naval...2018-08413FR-Doc-2018-08413Special-Local-Regulation-Uss-Portland-Commissioning-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated area for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Port of Portland Terminal 2, Portland, OR, during a naval vessel commissioning ceremony on April 14 through 23, 2018. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River or a designated representative.
04/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Harlem River, Bronx, New YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 6.8, at Bronx, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the...2018-08372FR-Doc-2018-08372Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Harlem-River-Bronx-New-YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 6.8, at Bronx, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the replacement of track panels.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the University of Washington graduation...2018-08258FR-Doc-2018-08258Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Lake-Washington-Ship-Canal-Seattle-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the University of Washington graduation ceremony. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, at Palm Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the...2018-08260FR-Doc-2018-08260Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Palm-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1024.7, at Palm Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the installation of a temporary lift bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with openings when advanced notice is given during the temporary lift bridge installation.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, FL. This action is necessary to protect the persons participating in the Pensacola Triathlon marine event. This regulation restricts transit into,...2018-08314FR-Doc-2018-08314Special-Local-Regulation-Pensacola-Bay-Pensacola-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, FL. This action is necessary to protect the persons participating in the Pensacola Triathlon marine event. This regulation restricts transit into, through, and within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone for Fireworks Display; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MDThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display on...2018-08283FR-Doc-2018-08283Safety-Zone-For-Fireworks-Display-Patapsco-River-Inner-Harbor-Baltimore-MdThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display on April 21, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to April 22, 2018. This action will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Portland Race for the Roses event. This...2018-08259FR-Doc-2018-08259Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Willamette-River-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Portland Race for the Roses event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the safe movement of event participants across the bridge.
04/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety and Security Zones; New York Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the security zone surrounding the bridge between Liberty State Park and Ellis Island in order to increase navigational safety in New York Harbor. This security zone modification would allow certain vessels to transit...2018-08323FR-Doc-2018-08323Safety-And-Security-Zones-New-York-Marine-Inspection-And-Captain-Of-The-Port-ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the security zone surrounding the bridge between Liberty State Park and Ellis Island in order to increase navigational safety in New York Harbor. This security zone modification would allow certain vessels to transit underneath the bridge, reducing congestion in the adjacent Anchorage Channel. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Tulip Time Festival FireworksThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI for the Tulip Time Festival Fireworks on May 12, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and...2018-08316FR-Doc-2018-08316Safety-Zone-Annual-Events-Requiring-Safety-Zones-In-The-Captain-Of-The-Port-Lake-Michigan-Zone-TulipThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on Lake Macatawa in Holland, MI for the Tulip Time Festival Fireworks on May 12, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and after the fireworks display. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
04/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone-Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch, Sheboygan Harbor, Sheboygan, WIThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on the Sheboygan Harbor, near the Sheboygan South Pier in Sheboygan, WI for the Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch on May 12, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable...2018-08319FR-Doc-2018-08319Safety-Zone-Annual-Events-Requiring-Safety-Zones-In-The-Captain-Of-The-Port-Lake-MichiganThe Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone on the Sheboygan Harbor, near the Sheboygan South Pier in Sheboygan, WI for the Rockets for Schools Rocket Launch on May 12, 2018. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waterways before, during and after this event. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in the safety zone. No person or vessel may enter the safety zone while it is being enforced without permission of the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan or a designated representative.
04/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSecurity Zone; Presidential Security Zone, Palm Beach, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a security zone that encompasses certain waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean near the Mar-A-Lago Club and the Southern Boulevard Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida (FL). The Coast Guard...2018-08230FR-Doc-2018-08230Security-Zone-Presidential-Security-Zone-Palm-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a security zone that encompasses certain waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon, Intracoastal Waterway, and Atlantic Ocean near the Mar-A-Lago Club and the Southern Boulevard Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida (FL). The Coast Guard will only enforce this rule when the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service are present or expected to be present. This action is necessary to protect the official party, public, and surrounding waterways from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature.
04/19/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone.The Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulation for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. This proposed amendment updates 12 permanent safety zones and adds 12 new permanent safety zones. These amendments and additions...2018-08206FR-Doc-2018-08206Safety-Zones-Annual-Events-In-The-Captain-Of-The-Port-Buffalo-ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulation for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone. This proposed amendment updates 12 permanent safety zones and adds 12 new permanent safety zones. These amendments and additions are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including fireworks displays, boat races, and air shows. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/19/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh PAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for parts of the navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the weekend...2018-08192FR-Doc-2018-08192Special-Local-Regulation-Monongahela-Allegheny-And-Ohio-Rivers-Pittsburgh-PaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for parts of the navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the weekend of the Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting in any manner that impedes safe passage of another vessel to any launching ramp, marina, or fleeting area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. In addition, this proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or drifting more than 100 feet from any riverbank unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/19/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Annual Events Requiring Safety Zones in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulation for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This amendment updates two permanent safety zones, adds three new permanent safety zones, and removes one old permanent...2018-08228FR-Doc-2018-08228Safety-Zones-Annual-Events-Requiring-Safety-Zones-In-The-Captain-Of-The-Port-Lake-Michigan-ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulation for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan zone. This amendment updates two permanent safety zones, adds three new permanent safety zones, and removes one old permanent safety zone. These amendments, additions, and removals are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual maritime events, including sailing races, boat parades, swim events and air shows. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/18/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Delaware River; Diving and Survey Operations; Marcus Hook, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of the Commerce Construction vessels and associated equipment conducting survey and diving operations in the Delaware River, and in the vicinity of...2018-08110FR-Doc-2018-08110Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Diving-And-Survey-Operations-Marcus-Hook-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of the Commerce Construction vessels and associated equipment conducting survey and diving operations in the Delaware River, and in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, associated equipment, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by survey and diving operations. Entry of persons or vessels into this safety zone will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. We invite your comments on this rule.
04/18/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations for Marine Events; Blessing of the Fleet, Tiburon, CAThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay for the annual Blessing of the Fleet to be held on April 22, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and...2018-08109FR-Doc-2018-08109Special-Local-Regulations-For-Marine-Events-Blessing-Of-The-Fleet-Tiburon-CaThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay for the annual Blessing of the Fleet to be held on April 22, 2018. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the regulated area, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
04/18/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone for Fireworks Display; Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, Washington, DCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in the Washington Channel at Washington, DC on...2018-08091FR-Doc-2018-08091Safety-Zone-For-Fireworks-Display-Upper-Potomac-River-Washington-Channel-Washington-DcThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in the Washington Channel at Washington, DC on May 10, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Safety Zones UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. This proposed rule would add one new recurring safety zone, remove four safety zones, and amend the sponsor/name, date,...2018-08013FR-Doc-2018-08013Safety-Zones-Coast-Guard-Sector-Upper-Mississippi-River-Annual-And-Recurring-Safety-Zones-UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River. This proposed rule would add one new recurring safety zone, remove four safety zones, and amend the sponsor/name, date, and/or safety zones for three recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. This action is necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Barge PFE-LB444, San Joaquin River, Blackslough Landing, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the San Joaquin River due to an unstable, partially submerged barge with hull number PFE-LB444. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the...2018-08012FR-Doc-2018-08012Safety-Zone-Barge-Pfe-Lb444-San-Joaquin-River-Blackslough-Landing-CaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the San Joaquin River due to an unstable, partially submerged barge with hull number PFE-LB444. The temporary safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the barge and associated recovery efforts. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Francisco.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentUnited States Air Force 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, Restricted Area, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MississippiThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is establishing a no anchorage restricted area within waters along the Back Bay of Biloxi shoreline of the Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) located in Biloxi, Mississippi, on behalf of a request by the United...2018-07919FR-Doc-2018-07919United-States-Air-Force-81st-Security-Forces-Anti-Terrorism-Office-Restricted-Area-Keesler-Air-ForceThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is establishing a no anchorage restricted area within waters along the Back Bay of Biloxi shoreline of the Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) located in Biloxi, Mississippi, on behalf of a request by the United States Air Force (USAF) 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office. The no anchorage restricted area will be established by placing 12 buoys to demarcate the approximately 10,000 feet of shoreline east to west and extend approximately 150 feet from the shoreline of the base. The restricted area is essential to address a major anti-terrorism and safety concern due to the lack of perimeter fencing or physical denial system.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Recurring Marine Events, Sector Key West, FloridaThe Coast Guard is establishing moving safety zones for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for five annually recurring marine events. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants,...2018-08014FR-Doc-2018-08014Safety-Zone-Recurring-Marine-Events-Sector-Key-West-FloridaThe Coast Guard is establishing moving safety zones for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone for five annually recurring marine events. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during these events. When these safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would prohibit persons and vessels, other than those participating in the event, from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the COTP Key West or a designated representative.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three Multnomah County bridges: Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1 crossing the Willamette River at Portland,...2018-07959FR-Doc-2018-07959Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Willamette-River-At-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three Multnomah County bridges: Broadway Bridge, mile 11.7, Morrison Bridge, mile 12.8, and Hawthorne Bridge, mile 13.1 crossing the Willamette River at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Cinco de Mayo half marathon event. The deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Tchefuncte River, Madisonville, LAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Tchefuncte River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Madisonville, LA, during a fireworks display...2018-07909FR-Doc-2018-07909Safety-Zone-Lower-Tchefuncte-River-Madisonville-LaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Tchefuncte River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Madisonville, LA, during a fireworks display on July 4, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Biscayne Bay, Miami, FLThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (West) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1088.6, and the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East) across Biscayne Bay,...2018-08011FR-Doc-2018-08011Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-And-Biscayne-Bay-Miami-FlThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (West) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1088.6, and the operating schedule that governs the Venetian Causeway Bridge (East) across Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, FL. This action will extend the daily twice an hour opening schedule of the Venetian Causeway Bridges (East and West) to include weekends and Federal holidays. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic caused by the on-demand weekend and Federal holiday bridge openings.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Monongahela River (MM 0.22), Allegheny River (MM 0.8), and Ohio River (0.8), Pittsburgh, PA.The Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, PA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these...2018-08032FR-Doc-2018-08032Special-Local-Regulation-Monongahela-River-Mm-022-Allegheny-River-Mm-08-And-Ohio-River-08-PittsburghThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, PA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during the weekend of the Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting in any manner that impedes safe passage of another vessel to any launching ramp, marina, or fleeting area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. In addition, this proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or drifting more than 100 feet from any river bank unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support multiple events. This deviation...2018-07955FR-Doc-2018-07955Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Willamette-River-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the upper deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support multiple events. This deviation allows the lower lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Hood Canal, Port Gamble, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Washington State pontoon highway bridge (Hood Canal Bridge) across Hood Canal, mile 5.0, near Port Gamble, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate...2018-07956FR-Doc-2018-07956Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Hood-Canal-Port-Gamble-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Washington State pontoon highway bridge (Hood Canal Bridge) across Hood Canal, mile 5.0, near Port Gamble, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate replacement of the draw span operating equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to open the draw half-way, 300 feet, after receiving at least a four hour notice.
04/17/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Beat the Bridge run to...2018-07957FR-Doc-2018-07957Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Lake-Washington-Ship-Canal-Seattle-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Beat the Bridge run to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This deviation allows the bridge span to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95 above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable...2018-07908FR-Doc-2018-07908Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95 above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Algiers Point, New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display on June 30, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, MD. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during an air show on May 23,...2018-07825FR-Doc-2018-07825Safety-Zone-North-Atlantic-Ocean-Ocean-City-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the North Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Ocean City, MD. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during an air show on May 23, 2018. This action would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Taylor Bayou Turning Basin, Port Arthur, TXThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the upper reaches of Taylor Bayou Turning Basin in Port Arthur, TX. This action is necessary to provide protection for the levee and temporary protection wall located at the north end of...2018-07865FR-Doc-2018-07865Safety-Zone-Taylor-Bayou-Turning-Basin-Port-Arthur-TxThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the upper reaches of Taylor Bayou Turning Basin in Port Arthur, TX. This action is necessary to provide protection for the levee and temporary protection wall located at the north end of the turning basin until permanent repairs can be effected. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones for navigable waters of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. These actions are necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with fireworks displays on or...2018-07716FR-Doc-2018-07716Safety-Zone-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones for navigable waters of the Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA. These actions are necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with fireworks displays on or over this navigable waterway. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
04/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Cumberland River, Canton, KYThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a one-half mile of the US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge--Henry R. Lawrence Memorial Bridge in Canton, KY. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and...2018-07717FR-Doc-2018-07717Safety-Zone-Cumberland-River-Canton-KyThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a one-half mile of the US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge--Henry R. Lawrence Memorial Bridge in Canton, KY. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the demolition of the bridge. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative.
04/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSecurity Zones; Port Canaveral Harbor, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FLThe Coast Guard is revising a security zone to extend the geographical boundaries of the permanent security zone at Port Canaveral Harbor. This action is necessary to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding areas within this...2018-07694FR-Doc-2018-07694Security-Zones-Port-Canaveral-Harbor-Cape-Canaveral-Air-Force-Station-FlThe Coast Guard is revising a security zone to extend the geographical boundaries of the permanent security zone at Port Canaveral Harbor. This action is necessary to ensure the security of vessels, facilities, and the surrounding areas within this zone. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Jacksonville or a designated representative.
04/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Between Benicia and Martinez, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0, between Benicia and Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge...2018-07622FR-Doc-2018-07622Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Carquinez-Strait-Between-Benicia-And-Martinez-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0, between Benicia and Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace drawspan operational components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
04/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Nassau, NYThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh Parkway Bridge, mile 15.4 and the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, both across Sloop Channel, at Nassau, New York. This temporary...2018-07549FR-Doc-2018-07549Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sloop-Channel-Nassau-NyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh Parkway Bridge, mile 15.4 and the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, both across Sloop Channel, at Nassau, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate public safety during a public event, the Jones Beach State Park U.S. Navy Blue Angels Show. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the public event.
04/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Captain of the Port Zone Columbia RiverThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations at various locations in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during marine events. These...2018-07627FR-Doc-2018-07627Special-Local-Regulations-Marine-Events-Within-The-Captain-Of-The-Port-Zone-Columbia-RiverThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations at various locations in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during marine events. These regulations prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Columbia River or a designated representative.
04/11/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Ohio River, Cincinnati, OHThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 490.0 to MM 491.5. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and...2018-07451FR-Doc-2018-07451Safety-Zone-Ohio-River-Cincinnati-OhThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 490.0 to MM 491.5. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and vessels during the Miami Fort Static Wire Crossing operation taking place near Cincinnati, OH. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
04/10/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free...2018-07262FR-Doc-2018-07262Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Grassy-Sound-Channel-Middle-Township-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, at Middle Township, NJ. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles during the 2018 ``MudHen Half Marathon''. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/10/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MDThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Swing Bridge, which carries CSX railroad across the New Curtis Creek, mile 1.4, at Baltimore, MD. This modified deviation is necessary to facilitate...2018-07261FR-Doc-2018-07261Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Curtis-Creek-Baltimore-MdThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Swing Bridge, which carries CSX railroad across the New Curtis Creek, mile 1.4, at Baltimore, MD. This modified deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
04/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its notice of proposed rulemaking and reopen the public comment period for a special local regulation for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD and Kent Island, Queen Anne's...2018-07196FR-Doc-2018-07196Special-Local-Regulation-Chesapeake-Bay-Between-Sandy-Point-And-Kent-Island-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its notice of proposed rulemaking and reopen the public comment period for a special local regulation for certain waters of the Chesapeake Bay between Sandy Point, Anne Arundel County, MD and Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD, during the Bay Bridge Paddle on June 2, 2018 (rain date of June 3, 2018) published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta, Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to,...2018-07159FR-Doc-2018-07159Special-Local-Regulation-Wy-Hi-Rowing-Regatta-Detroit-River-Trenton-Channel-Wyandotte-MiThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain navigable waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Wy-Hi Rowing Regatta event.
04/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 1.8, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to limit and control bridge...2018-07215FR-Doc-2018-07215Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Hackensack-River-Jersey-City-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 1.8, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to limit and control bridge openings during the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Pulaski Skyway Bridge.
04/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Choptank River, Cambridge, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD during a swim event on May 20, 2018....2018-07109FR-Doc-2018-07109Special-Local-Regulation-Choptank-River-Cambridge-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located at Cambridge, MD during a swim event on May 20, 2018. 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.
04/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pathfinder Bank Fireworks Display; Oswego River, Oswego, NYThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 210-foot radius of the launch site located at 77-79 West First Street, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Oswego River...2018-07080FR-Doc-2018-07080Safety-Zone-Pathfinder-Bank-Fireworks-Display-Oswego-River-Oswego-NyThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 210-foot radius of the launch site located at 77-79 West First Street, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Oswego River during Pathfinder Bank fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
04/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSecurity Zone, Seattle's Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, Puget Sound, WAThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels Security Zone regulation. This amendment would change the information in annual notices of enforcement that are published both in the Federal Register and Local Notice to...2018-07026FR-Doc-2018-07026Security-Zone-Seattles-Seafair-Fleet-Week-Moving-Vessels-Puget-Sound-WaThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its Seattle Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels Security Zone regulation. This amendment would change the information in annual notices of enforcement that are published both in the Federal Register and Local Notice to Mariners. This action is necessary because last minute changes in the vessels participating in the Parade of Ships during Fleet Week prevent the Coast Guard from identifying the designated participating vessels in the Federal Register within the allotted timeframe. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; California Half Ironman Triathlon, Oceanside, CAThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations on the waters offshore Oceanside and within Oceanside Harbor, California during the California Half Ironman Triathlon from 6:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. on April 7, 2018. These special local...2018-07086FR-Doc-2018-07086Special-Local-Regulation-California-Half-Ironman-Triathlon-Oceanside-CaThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations on the waters offshore Oceanside and within Oceanside Harbor, California during the California Half Ironman Triathlon from 6:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. on April 7, 2018. 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.
04/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Vigor Industrial Drydock Movement, West Duwamish Waterway; Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington for scheduled drydock movements at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the...2018-06924FR-Doc-2018-06924Safety-Zone-Vigor-Industrial-Drydock-Movement-West-Duwamish-Waterway-Seattle-WaThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington for scheduled drydock movements at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the drydock movements. The safety zone will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone when a notice of enforcement is issued, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a Designated Representative.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Seaside Heights, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 37 (Mathis) Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, mile 14.1, at Seaside Heights, NJ. The deviation is necessary to...2018-06811FR-Doc-2018-06811Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Barnegat-Bay-New-Jersey-Intracoastal-Waterway-Seaside-Heights-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 37 (Mathis) Bridge across the Barnegat Bay, New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, mile 14.1, at Seaside Heights, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Tred Avon River, Between Bellevue, MD and Oxford, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD, during a swim...2018-06845FR-Doc-2018-06845Special-Local-Regulation-Tred-Avon-River-Between-Bellevue-Md-And-Oxford-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations for certain waters of the Tred Avon River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters located between Bellevue, MD, and Oxford, MD, during a swim event on June 9, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to June 10, 2018. 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.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Fifth Coast Guard DistrictThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for two events, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race on May 19, 2018 and May 20, 2018, and the NAS Patuxent River Air Show from May 31, 2018 through June 3, 2018, to provide for the safety of life...2018-06824FR-Doc-2018-06824Special-Local-Regulations-Marine-Events-Within-The-Fifth-Coast-Guard-DistrictThe Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for two events, the Cambridge Classic Powerboat Race on May 19, 2018 and May 20, 2018, and the NAS Patuxent River Air Show from May 31, 2018 through June 3, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during these events. Our regulation for marine events within the Fifth Coast Guard District identifies the regulated area for each event. During the enforcement periods, the Coast Guard patrol commander or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wappoo Creek, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This action will eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily operating...2018-06863FR-Doc-2018-06863Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Wappoo-Creek-Charleston-ScThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This action will eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily operating schedule. This action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide a more consistant operating schedule for the bridge.
04/04/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Recurring Fireworks Display Within the Fifth Coast Guard DistrictThe 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 navigable waters during the National Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks display in the...2018-06888FR-Doc-2018-06888Safety-Zone-Recurring-Fireworks-Display-Within-The-Fifth-Coast-Guard-DistrictThe 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 navigable waters during the National Cherry Blossom Festival fireworks display in the Washington Channel, Washington, DC, on April 7, 2018. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
04/04/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone for Fireworks Display; Severn River, Sherwood Forest, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Severn River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Severn River at Sherwood Forest, MD, during a fireworks...2018-06851FR-Doc-2018-06851Safety-Zone-For-Fireworks-Display-Severn-River-Sherwood-Forest-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Severn River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Severn River at Sherwood Forest, MD, during a fireworks display on July 3, 2018 (with alternate date of July 6, 2018). This action would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Special Local Regulations UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. This rule, if adopted, would add 17 new recurring special local regulations, remove 9 special...2018-06740FR-Doc-2018-06740Special-Local-Regulations-Sector-Ohio-Valley-Annual-And-Recurring-Special-Local-Regulations-UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its special local regulations for recurring marine parades, regattas, and other events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley. This rule, if adopted, would add 17 new recurring special local regulations, remove 9 special local regulations, and amend the event/sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 48 recurring special local regulations already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic in the designated areas during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/03/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Safety Zones UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this document. This proposed rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and...2018-06739FR-Doc-2018-06739Safety-Zones-Coast-Guard-Sector-Ohio-Valley-Annual-And-Recurring-Safety-Zones-UpdateThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zone regulations for annual events in Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley that are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section in this document. This proposed rule would add 23 new recurring safety zones and amend the event/ sponsor, dates, and/or regulated areas for 31 recurring safety zones already listed in the current table. This action in necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events. This proposed rulemaking would restrict vessel traffic from the safety zones during the events unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the...2018-06536FR-Doc-2018-06536Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sacramento-River-Sacramento-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the Sactown Run 10-mile and 5K races. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to...2018-06562FR-Doc-2018-06562Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Lake-Washington-Ship-Canal-Seattle-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, both crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Tenacious Ten run event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow for the safe movement of event participants.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, New JerseyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the...2018-06540FR-Doc-2018-06540Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Hackensack-River-Jersey-City-New-JerseyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the PATH Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 3.0, at Jersey City, New Jersey. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the replacement of rails and timbers across the length of the span of the bridge.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law...2018-06486FR-Doc-2018-06486Civil-Monetary-Penalty-Adjustments-For-InflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Bridge to Brews run event....2018-06534FR-Doc-2018-06534Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Willamette-River-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Bridge to Brews run event. This deviation allows the upper lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position to ensure the safety of event participants.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River at Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Walk MS Portland event. This deviation...2018-06561FR-Doc-2018-06561Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Willamette-River-At-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Hawthorne Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 13.1, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Walk MS Portland event. This deviation authorizes the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to allow safe roadway movement of event participants.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Wyandotte Rowing Regatta; Detroit River, Trenton Channel; Wyandotte, MIThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event...2018-06466FR-Doc-2018-06466Special-Local-Regulation-Wyandotte-Rowing-Regatta-Detroit-River-Trenton-Channel-Wyandotte-MiThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for certain waters of the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Wyandotte, MI. This action is necessary and is intended to ensure safety of life on navigable waters to be used for a rowing event immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this event.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones Delaware River, Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to...2018-06395FR-Doc-2018-06395Safety-Zones-Delaware-River-Philadelphia-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the offloading of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes at the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with these offloading activities. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Newark Bay, Newark, NJThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends an additional 90 days to test a change...2018-06424FR-Doc-2018-06424Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Newark-Bay-Newark-NjThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends an additional 90 days to test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This modified deviation allows the Lehigh Valley Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule to alleviate high volume of rail service across the Lehigh Valley Bridge and to better accommodate vessel traffic.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Long Beach, New YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the MTA Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at Long Beach, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to replace bridge...2018-06397FR-Doc-2018-06397Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Reynolds-Channel-Long-Beach-New-YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the MTA Long Island Railroad Bridge across the Reynolds Channel, mile 4.4, at Long Beach, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to replace bridge timbers. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones Delaware River, Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the Port of Philadelphia. This action is...2018-06396FR-Doc-2018-06396Safety-Zones-Delaware-River-Philadelphia-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Delaware Bay and River to restrict and protect vessel traffic during the transit of two Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the Port of Philadelphia. This action is intended to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with the transportation of these large cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless a vessel meets the stated requirements or is specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
03/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the...2018-06461FR-Doc-2018-06461Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sacramento-River-Sacramento-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in the Sacramento Giant Race 5K/10K run/walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
03/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, Port Gibson, MSThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 405 to MM 408. This emergency safety zone is necessary to protect...2018-06213FR-Doc-2018-06213Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-Port-Gibson-MsThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 405 to MM 408. This emergency safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with vessels transiting this area during high water. This rule prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Lower Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/28/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port of...2018-06127FR-Doc-2018-06127Safety-Zone-Pensacola-Bay-Pensacola-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port of Pensacola for the duration of the marine event and parade. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment...2018-06073FR-Doc-2018-06073Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. 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 Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 to MM 95.5, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from potential hazards...2018-06075FR-Doc-2018-06075Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 to MM 95.5, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels 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 Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment...2018-06074FR-Doc-2018-06074Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 95, above Head of Passes. 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 Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: Pier 39 Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 39 in support of the Pier 39 Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of...2018-05922FR-Doc-2018-05922Safety-Zone-Pier-39-Fireworks-Display-San-Francisco-CaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Pier 39 in support of the Pier 39 Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. 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 their designated representative.
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: Juan Benitez Fireworks Display, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Point Cavallo in support of the Juan Benitez Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety...2018-05925FR-Doc-2018-05925Safety-Zone-Juan-Benitez-Fireworks-Display-San-Francisco-CaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Point Cavallo in support of the Juan Benitez Fireworks Display on March 24, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. 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 their designated representative.
03/23/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentTariff of TollsThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their...2018-05904FR-Doc-2018-05904Tariff-Of-TollsThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their respective jurisdictions. The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising its regulations to reflect the fees and charges levied by the SLSMC in Canada starting in the 2018 navigation season, which are effective only in Canada. An amendment to increase the minimum charge per lock for those vessels that are not pleasure craft or subject in Canada to tolls under items 1 and 2 of the Tariff for full or partial transit of the Seaway will apply in the U.S. (See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.) The Tariff of Tolls will become effective in Canada on March 29, 2018. For consistency, because these are joint regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date.
03/22/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONTransportation DepartmentSeaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various CategoriesThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules...2018-05781FR-Doc-2018-05781Seaway-Regulations-And-Rules-Periodic-Update-Various-CategoriesThe Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Condition of Vessels; and, Dangerous Cargo. These amendments are merely editorial or for clarification of existing requirements. The joint regulations will become effective in Canada on March 29, 2018. For consistency, because these are joint regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Ebey Slough, Marysville, WAThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge 38.3 across Ebey Slough, mile 1.5, at Marysville, WA. The modified schedule would change the operating schedule of the Burlington...2018-05701FR-Doc-2018-05701Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Ebey-Slough-Marysville-WaThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge 38.3 across Ebey Slough, mile 1.5, at Marysville, WA. The modified schedule would change the operating schedule of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) Railroad Bridge 38.3 from on-demand opening to a four hours advance notice for an opening.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; USS PORTLAND Commissioning, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated area for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Port of Portland Terminal 2, Portland, OR during a...2018-05685FR-Doc-2018-05685Special-Local-Regulation-Uss-Portland-Commissioning-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary regulated area for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Port of Portland Terminal 2, Portland, OR during a naval vessel commissioning ceremony on April 14-23, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Columbia River or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/21/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, add three safety zones, remove two...2018-05721FR-Doc-2018-05721Safety-Zones-Recurring-Safety-Zones-In-Captain-Of-The-Port-Sault-Sainte-Marie-ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This proposed rule would update eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, add three safety zones, remove two established safety zones, and reformat the regulations into an easier to read table format. These proposed amendments will protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events and firework shows, and improve the clarity and readability of the regulation. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone-San Diego Crew ClassicThe Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Crew Classic special local regulations on the waters of Mission Bay, California on March 24, 2018 and March 25, 2018. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the...2018-05606FR-Doc-2018-05606Special-Local-Regulation-Southern-California-Annual-Marine-Events-For-The-San-Diego-Captain-Of-TheThe Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Crew Classic special local regulations on the waters of Mission Bay, California on March 24, 2018 and March 25, 2018. 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.
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Fireworks in Captain of the Port New York ZoneThe Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with...2018-05607FR-Doc-2018-05607Safety-Zones-Fireworks-In-Captain-Of-The-Port-New-York-ZoneThe Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified dates and times. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators and participants from hazards associated with fireworks. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP).
03/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Delaware River, Diving Operation, Marcus Hook, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting survey and diving operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near...2018-05567FR-Doc-2018-05567Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Diving-Operation-Marcus-Hook-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting survey and diving operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by survey and diving operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
03/20/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Appomattox FPS, Mississippi Canyon 437, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of MexicoThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone around the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 437 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to...2018-05605FR-Doc-2018-05605Safety-Zone-Appomattox-Fps-Mississippi-Canyon-437-Outer-Continental-Shelf-On-The-Gulf-Of-MexicoThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone around the Appomattox Floating Production System (FPS) facility located in Mississippi Canyon Block 437 on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the facility from all vessels operating outside the normal shipping channels and fairways that are not providing services to or working with the facility. Placing a safety zone around the facility will significantly reduce the threat of allisions, collisions, oil spills, and releases of natural gas, and thereby protect the safety of life, property, and the environment. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAThe Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile 0.2 to 0.8 in Pittsburgh, PA. The safety zones are necessary to protect vessels transiting the...2018-05465FR-Doc-2018-05465Safety-Zone-Pittsburgh-Pirates-Fireworks-Allegheny-River-Pittsburgh-PaThe Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for the Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks on the Allegheny River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile 0.2 to 0.8 in Pittsburgh, PA. The safety zones are necessary to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Pittsburgh Pirates barge-based firework displays following certain home games throughout the season. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zones is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Clinch River, Oak Ridge, TNThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Clinch River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 49.5 to MM 52.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for...2018-05461FR-Doc-2018-05461Special-Local-Regulation-Clinch-River-Oak-Ridge-TnThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for all navigable waters of the Clinch River, extending the entire width of the river, from mile marker (MM) 49.5 to MM 52.0. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Oak Ridge, TN during the Cardinal Invitational Regatta marine event. Entry into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative.
03/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentConsolidated Cruise Ship Security RegulationsThe Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to eliminate outdated regulations that imposed unnecessary screening requirements on cruise ships and cruise ship terminals. This final rule replaces these outdated regulations with simpler, consolidated...2018-05394FR-Doc-2018-05394Consolidated-Cruise-Ship-Security-RegulationsThe Coast Guard is issuing a final rule to eliminate outdated regulations that imposed unnecessary screening requirements on cruise ships and cruise ship terminals. This final rule replaces these outdated regulations with simpler, consolidated regulations that provide efficient and clear requirements for the screening of baggage, personal items, and persons on a cruise ship. This final rule will enhance the security of cruise ship terminals and allow terminal operators to use effective screening mechanisms with minimal impact to business operations.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and...2018-05339FR-Doc-2018-05339Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-St-Johns-River-Jacksonville-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 24.9, at Jacksonville, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and repairs on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation with partial openings at pre-determined times during the maintenance period.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Trent River, New Bern, NCThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 70/Alfred C. Cunningham Bridge which carries U.S. 70 and East Front Street across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary...2018-05349FR-Doc-2018-05349Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Trent-River-New-Bern-NcThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. 70/Alfred C. Cunningham Bridge which carries U.S. 70 and East Front Street across the Trent River, mile 0.0, at New Bern, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2018 Neuse River Bridge Run. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan Including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, and Calumet-Saganashkee Channel, Chicago, ILThe Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone: Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Main Branch of the...2018-05390FR-Doc-2018-05390Safety-Zone-Brandon-Road-Lock-And-Dam-To-Lake-Michigan-Including-Des-Plaines-River-Chicago-SanitaryThe Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone: Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Main Branch of the Chicago River between Columbus Drive Bridge, mile marker 326.5, and Dearborn Street Bridge, mile marker 326.1. This action is necessary to prevent collisions between mariners and to facilitate safety during the dying of the Chicago River.
03/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Ohio River, Letart, WVThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 236 to MM 239. The safety zone is needed to provide for the safety of life and property due to severe out draft from high water...2018-05385FR-Doc-2018-05385Safety-Zone-Ohio-River-Letart-WvThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 236 to MM 239. The safety zone is needed to provide for the safety of life and property due to severe out draft from high water that have rendered the Ohio River conditions to be hazardous to navigation. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or designated representative.
03/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern CaliforniaThe Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the request for comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay that...2018-05342FR-Doc-2018-05342Regulated-Navigation-Areas-Harbor-Entrances-Along-The-Coast-Of-Northern-CaliforniaThe Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period on the request for comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay that published on February 8, 2018. The comment period ended on March 12, 2018. The Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the original request for comments and has decided to re-open the comment period to provide additional opportunity for informed public comment.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NYThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, at Suffolk County, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate a Triathlon Event and allows...2018-05205FR-Doc-2018-05205Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Narrow-Bay-Suffolk-County-NyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Smith Point Bridge across Narrow Bay, mile 6.1, at Suffolk County, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate a Triathlon Event and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for two hours.
03/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, Margate City, NJThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge, which carries Margate Boulevard across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, mile 74.0, at Margate City,...2018-05297FR-Doc-2018-05297Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-New-Jersey-Intracoastal-Waterway-Beach-Thorofare-Margate-City-NjThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge, which carries Margate Boulevard across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, mile 74.0, at Margate City, NJ. This modified deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This modified deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
03/14/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operations RegulationsThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River from mile marker (MM) 322.0 to MM 325.0. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and vessels during cargo transfer operations...2018-05245FR-Doc-2018-05245Drawbridge-Operations-Regulations 
03/13/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Duwamish Waterway, Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park highway bridge, across the Duwamish Waterway mile 3.8, at Seattle, WA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule, to...2018-04966FR-Doc-2018-04966Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Duwamish-Waterway-Seattle-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Park highway bridge, across the Duwamish Waterway mile 3.8, at Seattle, WA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule, to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate. This deviation will allow the bridge to open during nighttime hours after receiving a 12 hour advance notice.
03/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, Port Huron, MIThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Military Street Bridge, mile 0.33, the Seventh Street Bridge, mile 0.50, the Tenth Street Bridge, mile 0.94, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 1.56, across the Black...2018-04914FR-Doc-2018-04914Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Black-River-Port-Huron-MiThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Military Street Bridge, mile 0.33, the Seventh Street Bridge, mile 0.50, the Tenth Street Bridge, mile 0.94, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 1.56, across the Black River at Port Huron, MI. This rule will modify the operating schedules of the bridges by expanding winter hours, and also modifies the operating schedule of all City of Port Huron drawbridges.
03/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Chambers Bay, Steilacoom, WAThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Chambers Bay railroad lift bridge (Chambers Bay Bridge) across Chambers Bay, mile 0.01, near Steilacoom in Pierce County, WA. The modified schedule would remove the stationed...2018-04912FR-Doc-2018-04912Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Chambers-Bay-Steilacoom-WaThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Chambers Bay railroad lift bridge (Chambers Bay Bridge) across Chambers Bay, mile 0.01, near Steilacoom in Pierce County, WA. The modified schedule would remove the stationed bridge operator at the subject drawbridge during the evening hours due to minimal usage between these hours.
03/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mississippi Sound, Biloxi, MSThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the Mississippi Sound over the Biloxi Harbor Channel in Biloxi, MS. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on...2018-04734FR-Doc-2018-04734Safety-Zone-Mississippi-Sound-Biloxi-MsThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the Mississippi Sound over the Biloxi Harbor Channel in Biloxi, MS. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the 2018 Biloxi Air Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/09/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FloridaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on 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...2018-04744FR-Doc-2018-04744Safety-Zone-Firestone-Grand-Prix-Of-St-Petersburg-St-Petersburg-FloridaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on 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 necessary to protect the safety of the race participants, spectators, and vessels on the surrounding waterway during grand prix racing on a course abutting the St. Petersburg Municipal Yacht Basin. 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.
03/08/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Grassy Sound Channel, Middle Township NJ and Townsend Inlet, Avalon, NJThe Coast Guard has issued temporary deviations from the operating schedules that govern the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, in Middle Township, NJ and the Townsend Inlet Bridge across Townsend Inlet,...2018-04642FR-Doc-2018-04642Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Grassy-Sound-Channel-Middle-Township-Nj-And-Townsend-Inlet-Avalon-NjThe Coast Guard has issued temporary deviations from the operating schedules that govern the Grassy Sound Channel (Ocean Drive) Bridge across Grassy Sound Channel, mile 1.0, in Middle Township, NJ and the Townsend Inlet Bridge across Townsend Inlet, mile 0.6, at Avalon, NJ. These deviations are necessary to accommodate the annual Ocean Drive Marathon event. These deviations allows these bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate...2018-04434FR-Doc-2018-04434Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Columbia-River-Vancouver-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance and replacement of various bridge components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during maintenance activities.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A) Bridge, mile 1021.8, the Royal Park (SR 704) Bridge, mile 1022.6, and the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, mile 1024.7, across...2018-04497FR-Doc-2018-04497Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-West-Palm-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A) Bridge, mile 1021.8, the Royal Park (SR 704) Bridge, mile 1022.6, and the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, mile 1024.7, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, at West Palm Beach, Florida. This deviation will extend the test to change the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether permanent changes to the schedules are needed. This deviation allows the Flagler Memorial, Royal Park and Southern Boulevard Bridges to operate on alternative schedules when the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service visit Mar-a-Lago. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the increase in vehicular traffic when the presidential motorcade is in transit.
03/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, FL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect the persons participating in the Pensacola Triathlon marine event. This proposed rulemaking...2018-04503FR-Doc-2018-04503Special-Local-Regulation-Pensacola-Bay-Pensacola-FlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on Pensacola Bay in Pensacola, FL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect the persons participating in the Pensacola Triathlon marine event. This proposed rulemaking restricts transit into, through and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone for Fireworks Display; Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display...2018-04487FR-Doc-2018-04487Safety-Zone-For-Fireworks-Display-Patapsco-River-Inner-Harbor-Baltimore-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Patapsco River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the Inner Harbor at Baltimore, MD, during a fireworks display on April 21, 2018. If necessary, due to inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to April 22, 2018. This action will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough, Everett and Marysville, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound, across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA, and the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound,...2018-04435FR-Doc-2018-04435Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Snohomish-River-And-Steamboat-Slough-Everett-And-Marysville-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound, across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6 near Everett, WA, and the SR 529 highway bridges, north and south bound, across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1 and 1.2, near Marysville, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the Everett Half Marathon run event. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the marathon to allow safe movement of event participants.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Shamrock Stride event. This...2018-04568FR-Doc-2018-04568Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Willamette-River-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the lower deck of the Steel Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 12.1, in Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to support the Shamrock Stride event. This deviation allows the lower lift span of the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position.
03/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Youngs Bay and Lewis and Clark River, Astoria, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three bridges at Astoria, OR, including the US101 (Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs Bay, the Oregon State (Old Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs...2018-04436FR-Doc-2018-04436Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Youngs-Bay-And-Lewis-And-Clark-River-Astoria-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs three bridges at Astoria, OR, including the US101 (Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs Bay, the Oregon State (Old Youngs Bay) highway bridge, across Youngs Bay foot of Fifth Street, and the Oregon State (Lewis and Clark River) highway bridge, across Lewis and Clark River. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate. This deviation will allow the bridge to open during weekends and nighttime hours after receiving a 2 hour advance notice.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Xterra Swim, Intracoastal Waterway; Myrtle Beach, SCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on certain waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This proposed safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the swimmers, participant...2018-04368FR-Doc-2018-04368Safety-Zone-Xterra-Swim-Intracoastal-Waterway-Myrtle-Beach-ScThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on certain waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This proposed safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the swimmers, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim portion of the Xterra Triathlon. This rule is intended to prohibit non-participant vessels and persons from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Nanticoke River, Seaford, DEThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 13 (Market Street) Bridge across Nanticoke River, mile 39.6, in Seaford, DE. The deviation is necessary to facilitate placement of an emergency temporary...2018-04342FR-Doc-2018-04342Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Nanticoke-River-Seaford-DeThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 13 (Market Street) Bridge across Nanticoke River, mile 39.6, in Seaford, DE. The deviation is necessary to facilitate placement of an emergency temporary public water line on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Black Warrior River, extending the entire width of the river between Mile Marker (MM) 335.0 and MM 337.0 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is...2018-04253FR-Doc-2018-04253Safety-Zone-Black-Warrior-River-Tuscaloosa-AlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Black Warrior River, extending the entire width of the river between Mile Marker (MM) 335.0 and MM 337.0 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the Tuscaloosa Air Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: St. Francis Yacht Club Fireworks, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near St. Francis Yacht Club in support of the St. Francis Yacht Club Fireworks Display on March 5, 2018. This safety zone is established to...2018-04363FR-Doc-2018-04363Safety-Zone-St-Francis-Yacht-Club-Fireworks-San-Francisco-CaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near St. Francis Yacht Club in support of the St. Francis Yacht Club Fireworks Display on March 5, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. 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 their designated representative.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Cooper River Bridge Run, Cooper River, and Town Creek Reaches, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the waters of Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches in Charleston, South Carolina during the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10-K run across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The...2018-04367FR-Doc-2018-04367Safety-Zone-Cooper-River-Bridge-Run-Cooper-River-And-Town-Creek-Reaches-Charleston-ScThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on the waters of Cooper River and Town Creek Reaches in Charleston, South Carolina during the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10-K run across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge. The safety zone is necessary for the safety of the runners and the general public during this event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/05/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week. Charleston Race Week is a series of sail boat races throughout Charleston Harbor. The safety...2018-04366FR-Doc-2018-04366Safety-Zone-Charleston-Race-Week-Charleston-Harbor-Charleston-ScThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week. Charleston Race Week is a series of sail boat races throughout Charleston Harbor. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Harrison, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 280 Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 5.8, at Harrison, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to perform work on the switch gear power source of...2018-04249FR-Doc-2018-04249Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Passaic-River-Harrison-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 280 Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 5.8, at Harrison, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to perform work on the switch gear power source of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to undergo necessary maintenance for Route 21 interchange improvements. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed during the maintenance period.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, New YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to...2018-04243FR-Doc-2018-04243Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sloop-Channel-Hempstead-New-YorkThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Meadowbrook State Parkway Bridge across the Sloop Channel, mile 12.8, at Hempstead, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate the machinery rehabilitation and spanlock replacement of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the river from mile marker 338.5 to mile marker 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect...2018-04254FR-Doc-2018-04254Special-Local-Regulation-Black-Warrior-River-Tuscaloosa-AlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the river from mile marker 338.5 to mile marker 339.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The proposed rulemaking is needed to protect the persons participating in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships marine event. This proposed rulemaking restricts transit into, through and within the regulated area unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MDThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Swing Bridge which carries CSX railroad across the Curtis Creek, mile 1.4, at Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance....2018-04250FR-Doc-2018-04250Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Curtis-Creek-Baltimore-MdThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Swing Bridge which carries CSX railroad across the Curtis Creek, mile 1.4, at Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone: Monte Foundation Snowfest Fireworks, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Lake Tahoe near Commons Beach in support of the Monte Foundation Snowfest Festival Fireworks Display on March 2, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the...2018-04365FR-Doc-2018-04365Safety-Zone-Monte-Foundation-Snowfest-Fireworks-Tahoe-City-Lake-Tahoe-CaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of Lake Tahoe near Commons Beach in support of the Monte Foundation Snowfest Festival Fireworks Display on March 2, 2018. This safety zone is established to ensure the safety of participants and spectators from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. 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 their designated representative.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Petaluma River, Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (SMART) railroad bridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. This deviation will test a change to...2018-04251FR-Doc-2018-04251Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Petaluma-River-Haystack-Landing-Petaluma-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Northwestern Pacific (SMART) railroad bridge across the Petaluma River, mile 12.4, at Haystack Landing (Petaluma), CA. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is appropriate. This test deviation will modify the existing regulation to add an advance notification requirement for obtaining bridge openings.
03/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Miami Grand Prix of the Seas, Biscayne Bay, Miami, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation (SLR) for certain navigable waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL for the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the public, spectators, vessels,...2018-04298FR-Doc-2018-04298Special-Local-Regulation-Miami-Grand-Prix-Of-The-Seas-Biscayne-Bay-Miami-FlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a special local regulation (SLR) for certain navigable waters of Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL for the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the public, spectators, vessels, and marine environment from potential hazards during high-speed, offshore-style boat and Personal Water Craft (PWC) races during the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. This SLR is necessary to provide for the safety of the public, spectators, vessels, and marine environment during the Miami Grand Prix of the Sea. The SLR would establish two regulated areas, a safety zone and no anchoring zone. Non-participant persons and vessels would be prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami (COTP) or a designated representative. All vessels would be prohibited from anchoring in the no anchoring zone. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
03/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sturgeon Bay, Sturgeon Bay, WIThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating regulation that governs the Bayview (State Route 42/57) Bridge, Mile 3.0, Maple-Oregon Bridge, Mile 4.17, and Michigan Street Bridge, Mile 4.3, all over the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay, WI, by...2018-04299FR-Doc-2018-04299Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sturgeon-Bay-Sturgeon-Bay-WiThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating regulation that governs the Bayview (State Route 42/57) Bridge, Mile 3.0, Maple-Oregon Bridge, Mile 4.17, and Michigan Street Bridge, Mile 4.3, all over the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay, WI, by authorizing remote operation for all three drawbridges. The operating schedules are not changing. The three drawbridges will be permanently remotely operated by a single tender.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Point Pleasant Canal, Point Pleasant, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Bridge Avenue Bridge (Route 13) across Point Pleasant Canal, mile 3.9, Point Pleasant, NJ. The temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical...2018-04165FR-Doc-2018-04165Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Point-Pleasant-Canal-Point-Pleasant-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Bridge Avenue Bridge (Route 13) across Point Pleasant Canal, mile 3.9, Point Pleasant, NJ. The temporary deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical transformer, and back-up diesel motor repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Tennessee River, Miles 446.0 to 454.5The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 446.0 and ending at mile marker 454.5 during periods of high water flow. This safety zone is necessary to provide safety for...2018-04051FR-Doc-2018-04051Safety-Zone-Tennessee-River-Miles-4460-To-4545The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River, beginning at mile marker 446.0 and ending at mile marker 454.5 during periods of high water flow. This safety zone is necessary to provide safety for mariners transiting on the Tennessee River during periods of high water flow. Entry into this area will be prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Ohio Valley or designated representative.
03/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in footrace...2018-04174FR-Doc-2018-04174Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sacramento-River-Sacramento-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0 at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the local community to participate in footrace events. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during the deviation period.
02/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Wando Terminal Crane Movement; Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the Port of Charleston in Charleston, SC around the vessel, M/V Zhen Hua 16. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of waterway users and the M/V Zhen Hua 16...2018-03915FR-Doc-2018-03915Safety-Zone-Wando-Terminal-Crane-Movement-Charleston-ScThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the Port of Charleston in Charleston, SC around the vessel, M/V Zhen Hua 16. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of waterway users and the M/V Zhen Hua 16 during the vessel's transit into the Port of Charleston, its stay at Columbus Street Terminal, its transit to and stay at Wando Terminal, and its outbound transit departing the Port of Charleston. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston.
02/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Duluth ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulations for annual events in the Captain of the Port Duluth Zone. This rule would update the locations for seven safety zones, add three new safety zones, increase the safety zone radius of six...2018-03624FR-Doc-2018-03624Safety-Zones-Recurring-Events-In-Captain-Of-The-Port-Duluth-ZoneThe Coast Guard proposes to amend its safety zones regulations for annual events in the Captain of the Port Duluth Zone. This rule would update the locations for seven safety zones, add three new safety zones, increase the safety zone radius of six existing fireworks events, and modify the format of the regulation to list the annual events and corresponding safety zones in table form. These proposed amendments would protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with annual marine events and improve the clarity and readability of the regulation.
02/22/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port...2018-03663FR-Doc-2018-03663Safety-Zone-Pensacola-Bay-Pensacola-FlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 100 yards of each vessel participating in the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event and parade in Pensacola, FL and within 100 yards of the Port of Pensacola for the duration of the marine event and parade. The proposed rulemaking is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during the Tall Ships Pensacola marine event. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
02/21/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Mianus River, Greenwich, CTThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0 at Greenwich, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to repair the superstructure and replace timber...2018-03470FR-Doc-2018-03470Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Mianus-River-Greenwich-CtThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Bridge across the Mianus River, mile 1.0 at Greenwich, Connecticut. The deviation is necessary to repair the superstructure and replace timber ties. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation.
02/20/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Banana River, Indian Harbour Beach, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, at Indian Harbour Beach, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to...2018-03347FR-Doc-2018-03347Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Banana-River-Indian-Harbour-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, at Indian Harbour Beach, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to open for vessels at specific times.
02/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSecurity Zone; Delaware River, Schuylkill River; Philadelphia, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River, and Schuylkill River, for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIP) who arrive or depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA....2018-03217FR-Doc-2018-03217Security-Zone-Delaware-River-Schuylkill-River-Philadelphia-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone within portions of the Delaware River, and Schuylkill River, for the protection of Very Important Persons (VIP) who arrive or depart from Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA. This permanent rule will allow for the expedited enforcement of the security zone when short notice is received by the Coast Guard regarding such travel arrangements. The security zone will be enforced only during times of a protected VIP transit to or from the airport and will restrict vessel traffic while the zone is being enforced. Only vessels or people specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, or designated representative, may enter or remain in the regulated area.
02/16/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River while a vessel...2018-03267FR-Doc-2018-03267Safety-Zone-Cape-Fear-River-Wilmington-NcThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River while a vessel prepares for and actively off-loads two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the North Carolina State Port Authority in Wilmington, North Carolina. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with off- loading the two gantry cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative. This proposed rule is a follow-up action to a proposed rule that can be found in docket number USCG-2017-0965. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
02/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation AreasThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones,...2018-03273FR-Doc-2018-032732017-Quarterly-Listings-Safety-Zones-Security-Zones-Special-Local-Regulations-Drawbridge-OperationThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
02/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Beach, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 500 yard radius of the Kokosing Cable Lay Barge on the Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Beach, FL. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of...2018-03228FR-Doc-2018-03228Safety-Zone-Santa-Rosa-Sound-Pensacola-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters within a 500 yard radius of the Kokosing Cable Lay Barge on the Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Beach, FL. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during a power cable laying project taking place on the waterway. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
02/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pensacola Bay, Pensacola, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 500 yards of the construction of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge in Pensacola, FL. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect personnel, vessels, and the...2018-03239FR-Doc-2018-03239Safety-Zone-Pensacola-Bay-Pensacola-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone for all navigable waters on Pensacola Bay within 500 yards of the construction of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge in Pensacola, FL. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by work performed during the construction of the new bridge located across the Pensacola Bay. This rulemaking restricts speed to an idle speed or slowest safe speed for all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile (COTP) or a designated representative.
02/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Pamlico River, Washington, NCThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the navigable waters of the Pamlico River near Washington, North Carolina. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Pamlico River during a high-speed boat...2018-03268FR-Doc-2018-03268Special-Local-Regulation-Pamlico-River-Washington-NcThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the navigable waters of the Pamlico River near Washington, North Carolina. This special local regulation is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Pamlico River during a high-speed boat race. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic movement in the regulated area to protect participants, spectators, and property from the hazards posed by high-speed boat races. Entry of vessels or persons into this special local regulation is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative.
02/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sloop Channel, Hempstead, NYThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Hempstead, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate an annual fireworks...2018-03175FR-Doc-2018-03175Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sloop-Channel-Hempstead-NyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Wantagh State Parkway Bridge across Sloop Channel, mile 15.4, at Hempstead, New York. This deviation is necessary in order to facilitate an annual fireworks display and allows the bridge to remain in the closed position for three hours.
02/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Newark, NJThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may...2018-03172FR-Doc-2018-03172Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Passaic-River-Newark-NjThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8, at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may remain in the closed-to-navigation position and is necessary to facilitate structural steel repairs at the lift span.
02/15/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJThe Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017, and was initially reopened for comments on December 6, 2017. Reopening the comment...2018-03178FR-Doc-2018-03178Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Delaware-River-Pennsauken-Township-NjThe Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017, and was initially reopened for comments on December 6, 2017. Reopening the comment period will allow the public to provide input on the proposed change to the regulation governing the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ.
02/15/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Hampton River, Hampton, NHThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR1A Bridge across the Hampton River, mile 0.0, at Hampton, NH. The deviation is necessary to allow the replacement of couplers on the bridge. This deviation...2018-03177FR-Doc-2018-03177Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Hampton-River-Hampton-NhThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR1A Bridge across the Hampton River, mile 0.0, at Hampton, NH. The deviation is necessary to allow the replacement of couplers on the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation.
02/09/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Navy Underwater Detonation (UNDET) Exercise, Apra Outer Harbor, GUThe Coast Guard proposes to establish two recurring safety zones for navigable waters of Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, Guam. The safety zones will encompass sites designated for U.S. Navy underwater detonation (UNDET) exercises. The Coast Guard believes...2018-02648FR-Doc-2018-02648Safety-Zone-Navy-Underwater-Detonation-Undet-Exercise-Apra-Outer-Harbor-GuThe Coast Guard proposes to establish two recurring safety zones for navigable waters of Apra Outer Harbor and Piti, Guam. The safety zones will encompass sites designated for U.S. Navy underwater detonation (UNDET) exercises. The Coast Guard believes this safety zone regulation is necessary to protect the public and exercise participants within the affected area from possible safety hazards associated with these exercises. These safety zones will impact a small designated area of navigable waters in Apra Harbor and Piti during periods of times, many of which are of short duration, on days requested by the Navy for UNDET exercises. With the exception of exercise participants, entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Guam. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
02/08/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulated Navigation Areas; Harbor Entrances Along the Coast of Northern CaliforniaThe Coast Guard requests public comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay. In order to mitigate potential hazards and provide...2018-02503FR-Doc-2018-02503Regulated-Navigation-Areas-Harbor-Entrances-Along-The-Coast-Of-Northern-CaliforniaThe Coast Guard requests public comments on the potential establishment of Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) at the harbor entrance bars to Crescent Harbor, Humboldt Bay, Noyo River, and Morro Bay. In order to mitigate potential hazards and provide transparent communication with all mariners during hazardous weather conditions, this proposed RNA regulation would provide predictable protocols to mariners for potential restriction to traffic and conditions that prohibit vessels from entering a specified area surrounding each bar during hazardous weather conditions unless authorized by Commander, District Eleven or a designated representative. We seek your comments on what you believe to be the potential benefit or possible negative impact if we were to establish RNAs at these harbor entrances. We welcome all suggestions, ideas, and solutions for maintaining mariner and vessel safety during adverse weather and sea conditions at these harbor entrances.
02/07/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, ALThe Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the channel from mile marker 339.0 to mile marker 341.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL on March 24, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on navigable...2018-02425FR-Doc-2018-02425Special-Local-Regulation-Black-Warrior-River-Tuscaloosa-AlThe Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the channel from mile marker 339.0 to mile marker 341.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL on March 24, 2018, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the Rowing Competition marine event. Our regulation for Recurring Marine Events in Captain of the Port Sector Mobile Zone identifies the regulated area for this rowing event. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile or a designated representative.
02/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefinition of \u201cWaters of the United States\u201d-Addition of an Applicability Date to 2015 Clean Water RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army (``the agencies'') are publishing a final rule adding an applicability date to the ``Clean Water Rule: Definition of `Waters of the United States' '' published June 29, 2015 (the ``2015...2018-02429FR-Doc-2018-02429Definition-Of-Waters-Of-The-United-States-Addition-Of-An-Applicability-Date-To-2015-Clean-Water-RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army (``the agencies'') are publishing a final rule adding an applicability date to the ``Clean Water Rule: Definition of `Waters of the United States' '' published June 29, 2015 (the ``2015 Rule'') of February 6, 2020. On August 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota enjoined the applicability of the 2015 Rule in the 13 States challenging the 2015 Rule in that court. On October 9, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit stayed the 2015 Rule nationwide pending further action of the court. On January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court held that the courts of appeals do not have original jurisdiction to review challenges to the 2015 Rule. With this final rule, the agencies intend to maintain the status quo by adding an applicability date to the 2015 Rule and thus providing continuity and regulatory certainty for regulated entities, the States and Tribes, and the public while the agencies continue to consider possible revisions to the 2015 Rule.
02/06/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Ohio Street Beach Swim Course, Lake Michigan, Chicago Harbor, Chicago, ILThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on Lake Michigan in Chicago Harbor, near the Ohio Street Beach in Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately...2018-02322FR-Doc-2018-02322Safety-Zone-Ohio-Street-Beach-Swim-Course-Lake-Michigan-Chicago-Harbor-Chicago-IlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone on Lake Michigan in Chicago Harbor, near the Ohio Street Beach in Chicago, IL. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States immediately prior to, during, and after large scale swim events that occur throughout each calendar year. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Lake Michigan.
02/06/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSecurity Zone; Choptank River, Cambridge, MDThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to prevent waterside threats before, during, and after an event held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort,...2018-02282FR-Doc-2018-02282Security-Zone-Choptank-River-Cambridge-MdThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone encompassing certain waters of the Choptank River. This action is necessary to prevent waterside threats before, during, and after an event held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD, during February 7-9, 2018. This rule prohibits vessels and persons from entering the security zone and requires vessels and persons in the security zone to depart the security zone, unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule or granted specific permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or his designated representative.
02/05/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Black Warrior River; Tuscaloosa, ALThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the river from mile marker 339.0 to mile marker 341.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The special local regulation is needed to protect the...2018-02159FR-Doc-2018-02159Special-Local-Regulation-Black-Warrior-River-Tuscaloosa-AlThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Black Warrior River extending the entire width of the river from mile marker 339.0 to mile marker 341.5 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The special local regulation is needed to protect the persons participating in the NCAA Collegiate Rowing Competition marine event. Entry into, transiting through, or exiting from this regulated area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Mobile, or a designated representative.
02/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Anacostia River, Washington, DCThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge across the Anacostia River, mile 1.2, at Washington, DC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the construction and...2018-02082FR-Doc-2018-02082Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Anacostia-River-Washington-DcThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge across the Anacostia River, mile 1.2, at Washington, DC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the construction and replacement of the existing Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge with a fixed bridge on an alignment 18 feet south of the existing bridge. The current Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will be removed in its entirety. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during construction.
02/02/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAnchorage Grounds; Saint Lawrence Seaway, Cape Vincent, New YorkThe Coast Guard proposes to establish at the request of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, two separate anchorage grounds, Carleton Island Anchorage and Tibbetts Point Anchorage, near Cape Vincent, New York. The Federal Anchorage Ground...2018-02114FR-Doc-2018-02114Anchorage-Grounds-Saint-Lawrence-Seaway-Cape-Vincent-New-YorkThe Coast Guard proposes to establish at the request of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, two separate anchorage grounds, Carleton Island Anchorage and Tibbetts Point Anchorage, near Cape Vincent, New York. The Federal Anchorage Ground designations will enable a pilot to disembark a safely anchored vessel which will help reduce pilot fatigue, increase pilot availability, and reduce costs incurred by vessels transiting the Seaway. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
02/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation AreasThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones,...2018-02096FR-Doc-2018-020962017-Quarterly-Listings-Safety-Zones-Security-Zones-Special-Local-Regulations-Drawbridge-OperationThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
02/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation AreasThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones,...2018-02094FR-Doc-2018-020942017-Quarterly-Listings-Safety-Zones-Security-Zones-Special-Local-Regulations-Drawbridge-OperationThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
02/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2017 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation AreasThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones,...2018-02095FR-Doc-2018-020952017-Quarterly-Listings-Safety-Zones-Security-Zones-Special-Local-Regulations-Drawbridge-OperationThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
02/01/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, Margate City, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge which carries Margate Boulevard across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, mile 74.0, at Margate City, NJ....2018-01981FR-Doc-2018-01981Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-New-Jersey-Intracoastal-Waterway-Beach-Thorofare-Margate-City-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Margate Boulevard/Margate Bridge which carries Margate Boulevard across the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Beach Thorofare, mile 74.0, at Margate City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
01/31/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FLThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridges across the Canaveral Barge Canal, mile 5.5, at Port Canaveral, Florida. This modification is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the...2018-01913FR-Doc-2018-01913Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Canaveral-Barge-Canal-Canaveral-FlThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridges across the Canaveral Barge Canal, mile 5.5, at Port Canaveral, Florida. This modification is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of roadways while passengers are transiting to and from the cruise ship terminals. Since the arrival of additional cruise ships to the Port of Canaveral, traffic back-ups have been caused by the on demand drawbridge openings. This modification allows the bridges to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays and Sundays.
01/30/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, ORThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to make adjustments to new equipment. This deviation...2018-01703FR-Doc-2018-01703Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Willamette-River-Portland-OrThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. The deviation is necessary to make adjustments to new equipment. This deviation allows the bridge to operate the double bascule span one side at a time, single leaf.
01/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Miami Beach, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, east of Miami Beach, FL beginning at Government Cut Inlet, for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. This action is necessary to ensure...2018-01742FR-Doc-2018-01742Special-Local-Regulation-Atlantic-Ocean-Miami-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, east of Miami Beach, FL beginning at Government Cut Inlet, for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the general public, spectators, vessels, and marine environment from potential hazards during aerobatic maneuvers by high-speed, low-flying airplanes and high speed vessels performing during the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and non- participant vessels from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
01/30/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulated Navigation Area, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Romeoville, ILThe Coast Guard proposes to amend the navigational and operational restrictions of the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Romeoville, Illinois and remove the redundant Safety Zone currently in place. The...2018-01745FR-Doc-2018-01745Regulated-Navigation-Area-Chicago-Sanitary-And-Ship-Canal-Romeoville-IlThe Coast Guard proposes to amend the navigational and operational restrictions of the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Romeoville, Illinois and remove the redundant Safety Zone currently in place. The purpose of this amendment is to improve safety and clarify regulations for vessels transiting the navigable waters located adjacent to and over the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Aquatic Nuisance Species electric dispersal barrier system (EDBS).
01/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, Mission Creek, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Bridge, across China Basin, Mission Creek, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, California. The bridge owner, the City of San Francisco, submitted a request to secure...2018-01556FR-Doc-2018-01556Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-China-Basin-Mission-Creek-San-Francisco-CaThe Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Bridge, across China Basin, Mission Creek, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, California. The bridge owner, the City of San Francisco, submitted a request to secure the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position for 18 months in order to conduct critical mechanical and structural rehabilitation of the bridge. The temporary change to the regulations is expected to meet the reasonable needs of navigation on the waterway.
01/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Pequonnock River, Bridgeport, CTThe Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Peck Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, Connecticut. The owner of the Bridge, Metro-North Railroad, submitted a request that vessels seeking an...2018-01605FR-Doc-2018-01605Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Pequonnock-River-Bridgeport-CtThe Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Metro-North Peck Bridge across the Pequonnock River, mile 0.3, at Bridgeport, Connecticut. The owner of the Bridge, Metro-North Railroad, submitted a request that vessels seeking an opening of the draw provide a minimum of four hours advance notice. It is expected this change to the regulations will better serve the needs of the community while satisfying the reasonable needs of navigation.
01/29/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River above Head of Passes between Mile Marker (MM) 95.0 and MM 96.0. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from...2018-01631FR-Doc-2018-01631Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River above Head of Passes between Mile Marker (MM) 95.0 and MM 96.0. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display on April 14, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
01/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 95.6 and MM 96.6 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from...2018-01616FR-Doc-2018-01616Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 95.6 and MM 96.6 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display on February 3, 2018. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
01/29/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Route 160 Drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, near Rio Vista, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation...2018-01634FR-Doc-2018-01634Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Three-Mile-Slough-Rio-Vista-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Route 160 Drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, near Rio Vista, CA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position while the bridge owner conducts emergency repairs.
01/26/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Gasparilla Marine Parade; Hillsborough Bay; Tampa, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the 2018 Gasparilla Marine Parade on the waters of Hillsborough Bay in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida. This event is expected to attract over 600 spectator craft along the parade...2018-01564FR-Doc-2018-01564Special-Local-Regulation-Gasparilla-Marine-Parade-Hillsborough-Bay-Tampa-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the 2018 Gasparilla Marine Parade on the waters of Hillsborough Bay in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida. This event is expected to attract over 600 spectator craft along the parade route, with approximately 18 vessels participating in the official flotilla. This regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of public, the official flotilla, and spectator vessels before, during, and after the conclusion of the parade.
01/25/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Chambers Creek, Steilacoom, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Chambers Bay railroad lift bridge (Chambers Bay Bridge) across Chambers Bay, mile 0.01, near Steilacoom in Pierce County, WA. The deviation allows the...2018-01382FR-Doc-2018-01382Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Chambers-Creek-Steilacoom-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Chambers Bay railroad lift bridge (Chambers Bay Bridge) across Chambers Bay, mile 0.01, near Steilacoom in Pierce County, WA. The deviation allows the Chambers Bay Bridge to operate without a duty bridge operator during the late evening and early morning hours over the relevant dates. During these hours the Chambers Bay Bridge will remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
01/25/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Air Show; Atlantic Ocean, Fort Lauderdale, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning at the Port Everglades Inlet. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the general...2018-01275FR-Doc-2018-01275Special-Local-Regulation-Fort-Lauderdale-Air-Show-Atlantic-Ocean-Fort-Lauderdale-FlThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean, east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida beginning at the Port Everglades Inlet. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of the general public, spectators, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards during aerobatic maneuvers conducted by high-speed, low-flying airplanes and any high speed vessels performing inside of the regulated area during the Fort Lauderdale Air Show. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
01/25/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Thebes, ILThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 40 and MM 45. This emergency safety zone is needed to protect life, vessels, and the marine environment...2018-01336FR-Doc-2018-01336Safety-Zone-Upper-Mississippi-River-Thebes-IlThe Coast Guard is establishing an emergency temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 40 and MM 45. This emergency safety zone is needed to protect life, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with lightering operations of a grounded barge. Entry of down-bound 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.
01/24/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInland Navigation Rules; Technical AmendmentThis rule makes technical, non-substantive amendments to remove the word ``danger'' from the Coast Guard's Inland Navigation Rule regarding Maneuvering and Warning Signals, to align this regulation with the International Maritime Organization's...2018-01304FR-Doc-2018-01304Inland-Navigation-Rules-Technical-AmendmentThis rule makes technical, non-substantive amendments to remove the word ``danger'' from the Coast Guard's Inland Navigation Rule regarding Maneuvering and Warning Signals, to align this regulation with the International Maritime Organization's International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.
01/22/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJThe Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning its Notice of Temporary Deviation from the operating schedule that governs the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at...2018-00894FR-Doc-2018-00894Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Delaware-River-Pennsauken-Township-NjThe Coast Guard is reopening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning its Notice of Temporary Deviation from the operating schedule that governs the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. This document is to provide additional opportunity for public comment.
01/22/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Oregon Inlet, Dare County, NCThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet in Dare County, North Carolina in support of construction of the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. This temporary safety zone is intended to protect mariners,...2018-00883FR-Doc-2018-00883Safety-Zone-Oregon-Inlet-Dare-County-NcThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet in Dare County, North Carolina in support of construction of the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. This temporary safety zone is intended to protect mariners, vessels, and construction crews from the hazards associated with installing the navigation span, and will restrict vessel traffic from the bridge's navigation span as it is under construction by preventing vessel traffic on a portion of Oregon Inlet. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited.
01/19/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Ormond Beach, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Highbridge Road (Knox) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River), mile 816.0, at Ormond Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to...2018-00937FR-Doc-2018-00937Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Ormond-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Highbridge Road (Knox) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Halifax River), mile 816.0, at Ormond Beach, FL. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the replacement of trunnion bearings for the west bascule leaf. This deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations, reducing the horizontal clearance to 45 feet.
01/17/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish two temporary safety zones for multiple locations and dates within the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans Zone. These safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards...2018-00652FR-Doc-2018-00652Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish two temporary safety zones for multiple locations and dates within the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans Zone. These safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with fireworks displays on or over navigable waterways. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
01/16/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Isthmus Slough, Coos Bay, ORThe Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State secondary highway bridge (Isthmus Slough Bridge), across Isthmus Slough, mile 1.0, at Coos Bay, OR. To accommodate Oregon Department of Transportation's...2018-00611FR-Doc-2018-00611Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Isthmus-Slough-Coos-Bay-OrThe Coast Guard is temporarily modifying the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State secondary highway bridge (Isthmus Slough Bridge), across Isthmus Slough, mile 1.0, at Coos Bay, OR. To accommodate Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) preservation, painting and replacement of the bridge equipment, ODOT will operate half the double bascule span (single leaf). Additionally, during the period of this work, the non-functioning leaf of the span's vertical clearance will be reduced.
01/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Chesapeake Bay, between Sandy Point and Kent Island, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations 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...2018-00420FR-Doc-2018-00420Special-Local-Regulation-Chesapeake-Bay-Between-Sandy-Point-And-Kent-Island-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations 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 June 2, 2018. In the case of inclement weather, the paddling event is scheduled for June 3, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or Coast Guard Patrol Commander. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
01/12/2018Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Cape Fear River, NCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County and New Hanover County, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear...2018-00421FR-Doc-2018-00421Safety-Zone-Cape-Fear-River-NcThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County and New Hanover County, North Carolina. This temporary safety zone is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River while a vessel transports two new Post-Panamax gantry cranes to the North Carolina State Port in Wilmington, North Carolina. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Cape Fear River to protect mariners and vessels from the hazards associated with transporting the assembled gantry cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
01/03/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2016 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation AreasThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones,...2017-28401FR-Doc-2017-284012016-Quarterly-Listings-Safety-Zones-Security-Zones-Special-Local-Regulations-Drawbridge-OperationThis document provides notification of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
12/29/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5 Above Head of Passes on the Lower Mississippi River. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on...2017-28145FR-Doc-2017-28145Safety-Zone-Mississippi-River-Baton-Rouge-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters from mile marker (MM) 229.5 to MM 230.5 Above Head of Passes on the Lower Mississippi River. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near downtown, Baton Rouge, LA, during a fireworks display on December 31, 2017. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans or a designated representative.
12/28/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridges, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. The deviation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of...2017-27969FR-Doc-2017-27969Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Canaveral-Barge-Canal-Canaveral-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridges, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. The deviation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of roadways while passengers are transiting to and from the cruise ship terminals. Since the arrival of additional cruise ships to the Port of Canaveral, massive traffic back-ups have been caused by the on demand drawbridge openings. This deviation allows the bridges to not open to navigation during prime cruise ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays and Sundays.
12/28/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Newark, NJThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8 at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may...2017-28008FR-Doc-2017-28008Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Passaic-River-Newark-NjThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8 at Newark, New Jersey. This modified deviation extends the period the bridge may remain in the closed-to-navigation position and is necessary to facilitate structural steel repairs at the lift span.
12/27/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate...2017-27923FR-Doc-2017-27923Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Columbia-River-Vancouver-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate replacement gears, shafts and bearings. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during maintenance activities.
12/26/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Alligator River, Columbia, NCThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 64/Alligator River Bridge which carries US 64 over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Alligator River, mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The...2017-27718FR-Doc-2017-27718Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Alligator-River-Columbia-NcThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 64/Alligator River Bridge which carries US 64 over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Alligator River, mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
12/22/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Merrimack River, Newburyport, MAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US1 Bridge across the Merrimack River, mile 3.4, at Newburyport, MA. The deviation is necessary to replace the electrical power and control systems which are...2017-27642FR-Doc-2017-27642Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Merrimack-River-Newburyport-MaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US1 Bridge across the Merrimack River, mile 3.4, at Newburyport, MA. The deviation is necessary to replace the electrical power and control systems which are at the end of their life cycle. This deviation allows the bridge to be closed to navigation.
12/22/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Captain of the Port Boston Fireworks Display Zone, Boston Harbor, Boston, MAThe Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for First Night Fireworks on December 31, 2017, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston fireworks display...2017-27582FR-Doc-2017-27582Safety-Zone-Captain-Of-The-Port-Boston-Fireworks-Display-Zone-Boston-Harbor-Boston-MaThe Coast Guard will enforce safety zones for First Night Fireworks on December 31, 2017, to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the fireworks display. Our regulation for Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston fireworks display zones, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA identifies the regulated areas for this fireworks display. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit these regulated areas without approval from the COTP Boston or a designated representative.
12/22/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2016 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) GuidelinesThis notice announces proposed changes to the 2016 PREP Guidelines and solicits public comment to the proposed changes. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is publishing this notice on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance,...2017-27602FR-Doc-2017-276022016-National-Preparedness-For-Response-Exercise-Program-Prep-GuidelinesThis notice announces proposed changes to the 2016 PREP Guidelines and solicits public comment to the proposed changes. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is publishing this notice on behalf of the Preparedness for Response Exercise Program Compliance, Coordination, and Consistency Committee (PREP 4C). The PREP 4C includes representatives from the USCG under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under the Department of Transportation (DOT); and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) under the Department of the Interior (DOI).
12/20/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MDThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in Anne Arundel County at Annapolis, MD, on December 31,...2017-27381FR-Doc-2017-27381Safety-Zone-Spa-Creek-Annapolis-MdThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in Anne Arundel County at Annapolis, MD, on December 31, 2017. This rulemaking prohibits persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative.
12/20/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; San Leandro Bay, Between Alameda and Bay Farm Island, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation Highway and Bicycle drawbridges across San Leandro Bay, mile 0.0 and mile 0.1, between Alameda and Bay Farm Island,...2017-27386FR-Doc-2017-27386Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-San-Leandro-Bay-Between-Alameda-And-Bay-Farm-Island-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation Highway and Bicycle drawbridges across San Leandro Bay, mile 0.0 and mile 0.1, between Alameda and Bay Farm Island, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform major rehabilitation and maintenance. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
12/20/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NYThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Beach Lane Bridge across Quantuck Canal, mile 1.1, at Westhampton Beach, New York. This action is necessary to allow for an unexpected delay in the rehabilitation of the bascule...2017-27403FR-Doc-2017-27403Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Quantuck-Canal-Westhampton-Beach-NyThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Beach Lane Bridge across Quantuck Canal, mile 1.1, at Westhampton Beach, New York. This action is necessary to allow for an unexpected delay in the rehabilitation of the bascule leaves and painting of the bridge. A temporary deviation was previously granted for a length of 180 days. As the Coast Guard may not approve extensions beyond that allotted timeframe nor approve back-to-back or sequential deviations, it is necessary to issue this rule in order to allow the bridge owner to complete the remaining work items.
12/20/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the New Year's...2017-27323FR-Doc-2017-27323Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Sacramento-River-Sacramento-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular fireworks show. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
12/20/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Pacific Ocean, Kilauea Lava Flow Ocean Entry on Southeast Side of Island of Hawaii, HIOn April 3, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a permanent safety zone surrounding the entry of lava from the Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The safety...2017-27297FR-Doc-2017-27297Safety-Zone-Pacific-Ocean-Kilauea-Lava-Flow-Ocean-Entry-On-Southeast-Side-Of-Island-Of-Hawaii-HiOn April 3, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish a permanent safety zone surrounding the entry of lava from the Kilauea volcano into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Island of Hawaii, HI. The safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential hazards associated with molten lava entering the ocean. After considering comments received from the public, the Coast Guard analyzed the economic impact of the proposed rule and made minor modifications to the proposed rule. This supplemental notice requests comments on the analysis and revised proposal.
12/20/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2016 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation AreasThis document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special...2017-27409FR-Doc-2017-274092016-Quarterly-Listings-Safety-Zones-Security-Zones-Special-Local-Regulations-Drawbridge-OperationThis document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
12/20/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department2016 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation AreasThis document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special...2017-27404FR-Doc-2017-274042016-Quarterly-Listings-Safety-Zones-Security-Zones-Special-Local-Regulations-Drawbridge-OperationThis document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This document lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.
12/19/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Newark Bay, Newark, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to test a change to the drawbridge operation...2017-27298FR-Doc-2017-27298Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Newark-Bay-Newark-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Lehigh Valley Railroad Bridge across the Newark Bay, mile 4.3, at Newark, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation allows the Lehigh Valley RR Bridge to operate under an alternate schedule for ninety (90) days to alleviate high volume of rail service across the Lehigh Valley RR Bridge and to better accommodate vessel traffic.
12/15/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wappoo Creek, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This proposed action would eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the...2017-26999FR-Doc-2017-26999Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Wappoo-Creek-Charleston-ScThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) Bridge across Wappoo Creek (AICW), mile 470.8, at Charleston, SC. This proposed action would eliminate the seasonal operating schedules and adjust the daily schedule due to an increase in vehicle traffic throughout the year. This proposed action is intended to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and provide a more consistent operating schedule for the bridge.
12/15/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Southern California Annual Marine Events for the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone-San Diego Parade of LightsThe Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Parade of Lights special local regulations on the waters of San Diego Bay, California on December 17, 2017. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew,...2017-27111FR-Doc-2017-27111Special-Local-Regulation-Southern-California-Annual-Marine-Events-For-The-San-Diego-Captain-Of-TheThe Coast Guard will enforce the San Diego Parade of Lights special local regulations on the waters of San Diego Bay, California on December 17, 2017. 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.
12/15/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Ashley River, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the US17 Highway Bridges (Ashley River Bridges), across the Ashley River, miles 2.4 and 2.5, in Charleston, SC. This rule requires a bridge tender to be present during daytime hours only...2017-26998FR-Doc-2017-26998Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Ashley-River-Charleston-ScThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the US17 Highway Bridges (Ashley River Bridges), across the Ashley River, miles 2.4 and 2.5, in Charleston, SC. This rule requires a bridge tender to be present during daytime hours only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for on signal openings. All other times a 12 hour advanced notification is required. This modification provides relief to vehicle traffic congestion with minimal effect on navigation.
12/14/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Delaware River, Pipeline Removal, Marcus Hook, PAThis interim rule modifies and extends the effective period of the existing temporary safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting diving and pipeline removal...2017-26935FR-Doc-2017-26935Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Pipeline-Removal-Marcus-Hook-PaThis interim rule modifies and extends the effective period of the existing temporary safety zone encompassing all navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting diving and pipeline removal operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by diving and pipeline removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
12/13/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, at Martinez, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Benicia-Martinez Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0, at Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge...2017-26768FR-Doc-2017-26768Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Carquinez-Strait-At-Martinez-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Benicia-Martinez Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0, at Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace drawspan operational components. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
12/13/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Gasparilla Marine Parade; Hillsborough Bay; Tampa, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for the annual Gasparilla Marine Parade on the waters of Hillsborough Bay in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida. This event is expected to attract over 600 spectator craft along the parade route,...2017-26830FR-Doc-2017-26830Special-Local-Regulation-Gasparilla-Marine-Parade-Hillsborough-Bay-Tampa-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation for the annual Gasparilla Marine Parade on the waters of Hillsborough Bay in the vicinity of Tampa, Florida. This event is expected to attract over 600 spectator craft along the parade route, with approximately 18 vessels participating in the official flotilla. The parade is scheduled to take place annually on the last Saturday in January. This regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of public, the official flotilla, and spectator vessels before, during, and after the conclusion of the parade.
12/11/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River above Head of Passes between mile marker (MM) 94.0 and MM 95.0. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine...2017-26561FR-Doc-2017-26561Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River above Head of Passes between mile marker (MM) 94.0 and MM 95.0. This safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with a fireworks display on January 6, 2018. This rulemaking will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative.
12/11/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate...2017-26573FR-Doc-2017-26573Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Columbia-River-Vancouver-WaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate replacement gears, shafts and bearings. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to- navigation position during maintenance activities.
12/11/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95, above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these...2017-26560FR-Doc-2017-26560Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95, above Head of Passes. 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 22, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
12/11/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95, above Head of Passes. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these...2017-26559FR-Doc-2017-26559Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River between mile marker (MM) 94 and MM 95, above Head of Passes. 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 21, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
12/11/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Black River, Port Huron, MIThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Military Street Bridge, mile 0.33, the Seventh Street Bridge, mile 0.50, the Tenth Street Bridge, mile 0.94, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 1.56, across the...2017-26605FR-Doc-2017-26605Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Black-River-Port-Huron-MiThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Military Street Bridge, mile 0.33, the Seventh Street Bridge, mile 0.50, the Tenth Street Bridge, mile 0.94, and the Canadian National Railroad Bridge, mile 1.56, across the Black River at Port Huron, MI. The City of Port Huron requested the winter hours to be expanded for City-operated highway bridges. We have reviewed the regulation in its entirety because the current regulation is approximately 30 years old, use of the waterway has substantially changed, and the current language and conditions in the regulation are difficult to follow and understand.
12/11/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Lower Mississippi River, New Orleans, LAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 95.7 to MM 96.7, Above Head of Passes. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine...2017-26562FR-Doc-2017-26562Safety-Zone-Lower-Mississippi-River-New-Orleans-LaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 95.7 to MM 96.7, Above Head of Passes. 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 Sector New Orleans (COTP). We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
12/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Sector Key West COTP Zone Post Storm Recovery, Atlantic Ocean, FLThe Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. Vessels are prohibited from entering into, anchoring, loitering, or movement within a safety zone around salvage or...2017-26462FR-Doc-2017-26462Safety-Zone-Sector-Key-West-Cotp-Zone-Post-Storm-Recovery-Atlantic-Ocean-FlThe Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone for certain waters within the Sector Key West Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. Vessels are prohibited from entering into, anchoring, loitering, or movement within a safety zone around salvage or pollution removal vessels in the Florida Keys. These temporary regulations are necessary for the safety of persons, vessels, and property due to the large volume of debris, sunken vessels and salvage operations associated with Hurricane Irma. We invite your comments on this rulemaking.
12/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Middle River, Between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County (Bacon Island Road) highway Drawbridge across the Middle River, mile 8.6, between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The deviation is...2017-26463FR-Doc-2017-26463Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Middle-River-Between-Bacon-Island-And-Lower-Jones-Tract-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the San Joaquin County (Bacon Island Road) highway Drawbridge across the Middle River, mile 8.6, between Bacon Island and Lower Jones Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make emergency structural repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
12/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Ohio River, Ironton, OHThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 326.5 to MM 327.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards...2017-26476FR-Doc-2017-26476Safety-Zone-Ohio-River-Ironton-OhThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Ohio River from mile marker (MM) 326.5 to MM 327.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with the demolition of the Ironton-Russell Bridge. 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.
12/07/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay, Queens, NYThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across Jamaica Bay (Rockaway Inlet), mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. This temporary interim rule is necessary to accomodate Metropolitan Transportation...2017-26431FR-Doc-2017-26431Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Jamaica-Bay-Queens-NyThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across Jamaica Bay (Rockaway Inlet), mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. This temporary interim rule is necessary to accomodate Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) (the owner of the Marine Parkway Bridge) unexpected emergency repairs requiring a complete closure of the Bridge and an extension of time for their completion. The active deviation allows for opening of the bridge with two-hours of advance notice and expires at the 180th day. Existing federal regulations do not allow back-to-back deviations.
12/06/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Pennsauken Township, NJThe Coast Guard is re-opening the comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017. The Coast Guard is proposing to change the regulation governing the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware...2017-26269FR-Doc-2017-26269Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Delaware-River-Pennsauken-Township-NjThe Coast Guard is re-opening the comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which published on June 30, 2017. The Coast Guard is proposing to change the regulation governing the DELAIR Memorial Railroad Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 104.6, at Pennsauken Township, NJ. Because the bridge owner implemented new polices and training that was not fully evaluated during the previous test deviation, the Coast Guard is providing an additional opportunity for public comment.
12/05/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mamala Bay, Oahu, HIOn October 10, 2017, the commercial fishing vessel PACIFIC PARADISE ran aground approximately 400 yards southwest of Kaimana Beach, in the navigable waters of Mamala Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone extending 500...2017-26142FR-Doc-2017-26142Safety-Zone-Mamala-Bay-Oahu-HiOn October 10, 2017, the commercial fishing vessel PACIFIC PARADISE ran aground approximately 400 yards southwest of Kaimana Beach, in the navigable waters of Mamala Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. The Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone extending 500 yards in all directions around the grounded vessel to facilitate vessel salvage operations. To date, the vessel remains aground. Accordingly, effective December 1, 2017, the Coast Guard hereby extends the temporary safety zone for an additional thirty days to facilitate ongoing salvage and subsequent removal operations. The extension of this temporary safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environmental from potential hazards associated with ongoing operations to salvage and remove a grounded 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.
12/05/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Rigolets Pass, Slidell, LAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Railroad Bridge across the Rigolets Pass, mile 0.0, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform maintenance for the continued...2017-26094FR-Doc-2017-26094Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Rigolets-Pass-Slidell-LaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the CSX Railroad Bridge across the Rigolets Pass, mile 0.0, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform maintenance for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows for the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position on December 12, 2017, through December 15, 2017. It further requires a one-hour advance notice for openings to facilitate passage of vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on certain dates from December 18, 2017 through January 12, 2018.
12/05/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Oregon Inlet, Dare County, NCThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet in Dare County, North Carolina in support of construction of the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. This temporary safety zone is intended to protect...2017-26147FR-Doc-2017-26147Safety-Zone-Oregon-Inlet-Dare-County-NcThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet in Dare County, North Carolina in support of construction of the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. This temporary safety zone is intended to protect mariners, vessels, and construction crews from the hazards associated with installing the navigation span, and will restrict vessel traffic from the bridge's navigation span as it is under construction by preventing vessel traffic on a portion of Oregon Inlet. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
12/01/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, Chesapeake, VAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S168/Great Bridge bridge, which carries SR168 (Battlefield Boulevard South) over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal,...2017-26072FR-Doc-2017-26072Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Albemarle-And-Chesapeake-CanalThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the S168/Great Bridge bridge, which carries SR168 (Battlefield Boulevard South) over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, mile 12.0, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the Annual Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
11/29/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Savannah River, Savannah, GAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters around the M/V SWAN during its transit from the Savannah River entry point to Garden City Terminal in Savannah, GA and during cargo operations. The safety zone is needed to...2017-25751FR-Doc-2017-25751Safety-Zone-Savannah-River-Savannah-GaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters around the M/V SWAN during its transit from the Savannah River entry point to Garden City Terminal in Savannah, GA and during cargo operations. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by the transport and offloading of oversized cranes. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative.
11/29/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Delaware River, Marcus Hook, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware...2017-25749FR-Doc-2017-25749Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Marcus-Hook-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations are being conducted to facilitate the Main Channel Deepening project for the Delaware River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the COTP or his designated representatives.
11/28/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Delaware River, Pipeline Removal, Marcus Hook, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting diving and pipeline removal operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage...2017-25613FR-Doc-2017-25613Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Pipeline-Removal-Marcus-Hook-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 250-yard radius of Commerce Construction vessels and machinery conducting diving and pipeline removal operations in the Delaware River, in the vicinity of Anchorage 7, near Marcus Hook, PA. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by diving and pipeline removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
11/27/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay, Queens, NYThe Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across the Rockaway Inlet, mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. The deviation cancellation is necessary to accommodate Metropolitan Transportation Authority's...2017-25532FR-Doc-2017-25532Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Jamaica-Bay-Queens-NyThe Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across the Rockaway Inlet, mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. The deviation cancellation is necessary to accommodate Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) (the bridge owner) unexpected emergency repairs requiring a complete closure of the Bridge and an extension of time for their completion. This cancellation is necessary so a temporary interim rule may be approved due to the requested extension exceeding the 180 day limit for deviations. Existing federal regulations do not allow back-to-back deviations.
11/27/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats, Charleston, SCThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation pertaining to the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats on December 9, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the...2017-25533FR-Doc-2017-25533Special-Local-Regulations-Charleston-Harbor-Christmas-Parade-Of-Boats-Charleston-ScThe Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation pertaining to the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats on December 9, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States during the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with previously issued special local regulations, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
11/22/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentDefinition of \u201cWaters of the United States\u201d-Addition of an Applicability Date to 2015 Clean Water RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army (``the agencies'') are proposing to add an applicability date to the ``Clean Water Rule: Definition of `Waters of the United States''' (the ``2015 Rule'') to two years from the date of...2017-25321FR-Doc-2017-25321Definition-Of-Waters-Of-The-United-States-Addition-Of-An-Applicability-Date-To-2015-Clean-Water-RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army (``the agencies'') are proposing to add an applicability date to the ``Clean Water Rule: Definition of `Waters of the United States''' (the ``2015 Rule'') to two years from the date of final action on this proposal. On October 9, 2015, the Sixth Circuit stayed the 2015 Rule nationwide pending further action of the court, but the Supreme Court is currently reviewing the question of whether the court of appeals has original jurisdiction to review challenges to the 2015 Rule. On February 28, 2017, the President signed an Executive Order, ``Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the `Waters of the United States' Rule.'' With this proposed rule, the agencies intend to maintain the status quo by proposing to add an applicability date to the 2015 Rule and thus provide continuity and regulatory certainty for regulated entities, the States and Tribes, agency staff, and the public while the agencies continue to work to consider possible revisions to the 2015 Rule.
11/22/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake, VAThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I-64 (High Rise) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is...2017-25250FR-Doc-2017-25250Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Southern-Branch-Of-The-Elizabeth-River-Chesapeake-VaThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I-64 (High Rise) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
11/21/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Gulf of Mexico; Englewood, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Englewood, Florida during the OPA World Championships High Speed Boat Race, an annually recurring event in the month of November. The...2017-25182FR-Doc-2017-25182Special-Local-Regulation-Gulf-Of-Mexico-Englewood-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in the vicinity of Englewood, Florida during the OPA World Championships High Speed Boat Race, an annually recurring event in the month of November. 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 United States during the event. The special local regulation establishes the following three areas: A race area where all persons and vessels, except those persons and vessels participating in the high speed boat races, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within; a spectator area where all vessels must be anchored or operate at No Wake Speed; and an enforcement area where designated representatives may control vessel traffic as determined by the prevailing conditions.
11/21/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, IAThe Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the draws of all bridges between Lock and Dam No. 14, mile 493.3, and Lock and Dam No. 10, mile 615.1, on the Upper Mississippi River by adding a 24-hour notice requirement for openings...2017-25197FR-Doc-2017-25197Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Upper-Mississippi-River-IaThe Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the draws of all bridges between Lock and Dam No. 14, mile 493.3, and Lock and Dam No. 10, mile 615.1, on the Upper Mississippi River by adding a 24-hour notice requirement for openings during the winter season. This revision allows the drawbridges to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for extended periods allowing the owners of the drawbridges to perform preventive maintenance that is essential to the safe operation of the drawbridges. This final rule will allow for flexibility in beginning these special operating schedules each year based on the arrival of winter weather.
11/21/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Passaic River, Newark, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8 at Newark, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to facilitate structural steel...2017-25157FR-Doc-2017-25157Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Passaic-River-Newark-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Routes 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Passaic River, mile 1.8 at Newark, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to facilitate structural steel repairs at the lift span and allowing the bridge owner to temporarily close the draw for forty-seven days.
11/21/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Spa Creek, Annapolis, MDThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in Anne Arundel County at Annapolis, MD, on...2017-25125FR-Doc-2017-25125Safety-Zone-Spa-Creek-Annapolis-MdThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of Spa Creek. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display in Anne Arundel County at Annapolis, MD, on December 31, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from entering the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland- National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
11/17/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAnchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WAThe Coast Guard intends to withdraw the proposed anchorage rule entitled ``Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA'' that we published on February 10, 2017. The Coast Guard does not currently plan to pursue this rulemaking and consequently...2017-24942FR-Doc-2017-24942Anchorages-Captain-Of-The-Port-Puget-Sound-Zone-WaThe Coast Guard intends to withdraw the proposed anchorage rule entitled ``Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA'' that we published on February 10, 2017. The Coast Guard does not currently plan to pursue this rulemaking and consequently does not intend to schedule tribal consultation on the proposed rule. Given the Coast Guard's intent to withdraw, in this request for comment, the Coast Guard is asking if withdrawal is appropriate and if tribal consultation specific to this rulemaking is still appropriate.
11/16/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Mavericks Surf Competition, Half Moon Bay, CAThe Coast Guard is revising a special local regulation in the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay, CA, near Pillar Point in support of the Mavericks Surf Competition, an annual invitational surf competition held at the Mavericks Break. This revision is...2017-24840FR-Doc-2017-24840Special-Local-Regulation-Mavericks-Surf-Competition-Half-Moon-Bay-CaThe Coast Guard is revising a special local regulation in the navigable waters of Half Moon Bay, CA, near Pillar Point in support of the Mavericks Surf Competition, an annual invitational surf competition held at the Mavericks Break. This revision is necessary to improve the regulation by making it clearer and to have it better reflect the natural conditions that must be met for this surf competition to take place. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the surfing competition, which is held only one day between November 1 of each year and March 31 of the following year. This revision temporarily restricts vessel traffic in the vicinity of Pillar Point and prohibits vessels and persons not participating in or directly supporting the surfing event from entering the dedicated surfing area and a designated no-entry area.
11/16/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentUnited States Air Force 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office, Restricted Area, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MississippiThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to establish a no anchorage restricted area within waters along the Back Bay of Biloxi shoreline of the Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) located in Biloxi, Mississippi, on behalf of a request by the...2017-24892FR-Doc-2017-24892United-States-Air-Force-81st-Security-Forces-Anti-Terrorism-Office-Restricted-Area-Keesler-Air-ForceThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is proposing to establish a no anchorage restricted area within waters along the Back Bay of Biloxi shoreline of the Keesler Air Force Base (KAFB) located in Biloxi, Mississippi, on behalf of a request by the United States Air Force (USAF) 81st Security Forces Anti-Terrorism Office. The proposed no anchorage restricted area will be established by placing 12 buoys to demarcate the approximately 10,000 feet of shoreline east to west and extend approximately 150 feet from the shoreline of the base. The proposed restricted area is essential to address a major anti-terrorism and safety concern due to the lack of perimeter fencing or physical denial system.
11/16/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentEstablishment of a Permanent Restricted Area for U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Maryland, in Curtis Creek and Arundel CoveThe Corps of Engineers is proposing to establish a permanent restricted area for the U. S. Coast Guard in waters of Curtis Creek and Arundel Cove located in Baltimore, Maryland. The establishment of the restricted area is necessary to reflect the...2017-24888FR-Doc-2017-24888Establishment-Of-A-Permanent-Restricted-Area-For-Us-Coast-Guard-Yard-Baltimore-Maryland-In-CurtisThe Corps of Engineers is proposing to establish a permanent restricted area for the U. S. Coast Guard in waters of Curtis Creek and Arundel Cove located in Baltimore, Maryland. The establishment of the restricted area is necessary to reflect the current security needs at U. S. Coast Guard Yard (CG Yard), Baltimore, Maryland, including the protection of Coast Guard-wide military assets. The CG Yard is the Coast Guard's only shipyard and its largest industrial facility. It performs major ship, electronics, and heavy weapons overhaul, repair, and manufacture. The CG Yard is also the host command for various Coast Guard commands supporting local and nationwide Coast Guard missions.
11/16/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentUnited States Navy Restricted Area, Menominee River, Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard, Marinette, WisconsinThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a document in the Federal Register on May 24, 2011, amending its regulations to establish a restricted area in the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. The...2017-24890FR-Doc-2017-24890United-States-Navy-Restricted-Area-Menominee-River-Marinette-Marine-Corporation-Shipyard-MarinetteThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a document in the Federal Register on May 24, 2011, amending its regulations to establish a restricted area in the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. The Corps published correcting amendments in the Federal Register on April 4, 2012, which corrected latitude and longitude coordinates and also revised administrative and enforcement responsibilities. The Corps is further amending these regulations to expand the existing restricted area to provide additional area of protection during the construction and launching of Littoral Combat Ships. The expansion would result in temporary encroachment within the Menominee River Federal Navigation Channel. The regulations are necessary to provide adequate protection of U.S. Navy (USN) combat vessels, their materials, equipment to be installed therein, and crew, while located at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard.
11/16/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zones; Humboldt Bay Bar, Eureka, CA, Noyo River Entrance, Ft. Bragg, CA, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, Crescent City, CAThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Humboldt Bay Entrance Channel, of Eureka, CA, Noyo River Entrance Channel, of Fort Bragg, CA, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, of Crescent City, CA to...2017-24842FR-Doc-2017-24842Safety-Zones-Humboldt-Bay-Bar-Eureka-Ca-Noyo-River-Entrance-Ft-Bragg-Ca-And-Crescent-City-HarborThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of the Humboldt Bay Entrance Channel, of Eureka, CA, Noyo River Entrance Channel, of Fort Bragg, CA, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channel, of Crescent City, CA to safeguard navigation safety during extreme environmental conditions. These safety zones are established to protect the safety of vessels transiting the areas from the dangers associated with extreme breaking surf and high wind conditions occurring in the Humboldt Bay Bar Channel, Noyo River Entrance Channel, and Crescent City Harbor Entrance Channels. When enforced, entry of persons or vessels into this temporary safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), San Francisco or his designated representative.
11/16/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, DEOn November 9, 2017, the Coast Guard published a rule establishing temporary safety zones in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Rehoboth Beach, DE and in Breakwater Harbor near Cape Henlopen. The rule was made enforceable from November 6, 2017,...2017-24805FR-Doc-2017-24805Safety-Zone-Atlantic-Ocean-Rehoboth-Beach-DeOn November 9, 2017, the Coast Guard published a rule establishing temporary safety zones in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Rehoboth Beach, DE and in Breakwater Harbor near Cape Henlopen. The rule was made enforceable from November 6, 2017, through February 28, 2018. However, in regulatory text the February date was mistakenly given as February 28, 2017. This document corrects that error.
11/16/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Annual Fireworks Display on the Ohio River, Monongahela River, Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PAThe Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the annual fireworks display that takes place every November on the Ohio River, Monongahela River and Allegheny River extending the entire width of the rivers. The zone is needed to protect...2017-24820FR-Doc-2017-24820Safety-Zone-Annual-Fireworks-Display-On-The-Ohio-River-Monongahela-River-Allegheny-River-PittsburghThe Coast Guard will enforce the subject safety zone for the annual fireworks display that takes place every November on the Ohio River, Monongahela River and Allegheny River extending the entire width of the rivers. The zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the safety zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
11/14/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, Mission Creek, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Bridge, across China Basin, Mission Creek, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, California. This action is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the City of San...2017-24593FR-Doc-2017-24593Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-China-Basin-Mission-Creek-San-Francisco-CaThe Coast Guard proposes to temporarily modify the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Bridge, across China Basin, Mission Creek, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, California. This action is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the City of San Francisco, to keep the drawspan in the closed-to-navigation position in order to conduct critical mechanical and structural rehabilitation over an estimated 18 month period, scheduled to commence in February 2018. The temporary change to the regulations is expected to meet the reasonable needs of navigation on the waterway. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
11/14/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Delaware River; Marcus Hook, NJThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the...2017-24554FR-Doc-2017-24554Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Marcus-Hook-NjThe Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River between Marcus Hook Range and Tinicum Range. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in portions of the Delaware River while rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations are being conducted to facilitate the Main Channel Deepening project for the Delaware River. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his designated representatives. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
11/13/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; City of Oswego Fireworks Display; Oswego River, Oswego, NYThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Oswego River, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Oswego River during the City of Oswego fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is...2017-24498FR-Doc-2017-24498Safety-Zone-City-Of-Oswego-Fireworks-Display-Oswego-River-Oswego-NyThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Oswego River, Oswego, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Oswego River during the City of Oswego fireworks display. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect mariners and vessels from the navigational hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo.
11/13/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Delaware River, Tacony, PA, and Palmyra, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 73 (Tacony-Palmyra) Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, in between Tacony, PA, and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine...2017-24468FR-Doc-2017-24468Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Delaware-River-Tacony-Pa-And-Palmyra-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 73 (Tacony-Palmyra) Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 107.2, in between Tacony, PA, and Palmyra, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate routine maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed- to-navigation position.
11/13/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Delaware River; Pipeline RemovalThe Coast Guard is correcting a temporary final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on November 6, 2017. The document issued a temporary safety zone for in the Mifflin Range on the Delaware River to facilitate pipeline removal in preparation for...2017-24508FR-Doc-2017-24508Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Pipeline-RemovalThe Coast Guard is correcting a temporary final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on November 6, 2017. The document issued a temporary safety zone for in the Mifflin Range on the Delaware River to facilitate pipeline removal in preparation for the deepening of the Delaware River. Due to mechanical issues on the SHELBY, the dredging operations will be attended by the towing vessel GRAPE APE for the duration of the safety zone. All vessel contact information remains the same.
11/09/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Hackensack River, Jersey City, NJThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 1.8, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to restrict bridge openings...2017-24376FR-Doc-2017-24376Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Hackensack-River-Jersey-City-NjThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 1 & 9 (Lincoln Highway) Bridge across the Hackensack River, mile 1.8, at Jersey City, New Jersey. The deviation is necessary to restrict bridge openings during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods to alleviate vehicular traffic congestion resulting from area roadway closures.
11/09/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Port of Ponce Turning Basin, Bah\u00eda de Ponce, Ponce, PRThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100 yard radius of the salvage vessel and associated machinery in the Turning Basin, Bahia De Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico (PR). The safety zone is needed to protect...2017-24375FR-Doc-2017-24375Safety-Zone-Port-Of-Ponce-Turning-Basin-Baha-De-Ponce-Ponce-PrThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters within a 100 yard radius of the salvage vessel and associated machinery in the Turning Basin, Bahia De Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico (PR). The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environments from potential hazards created by the salvage operations. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan.
11/09/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Hutchinson River, Mount Vernon, NYThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Fulton Avenue Bridge across the Hutchinson River, mile 2.9, at Mount Vernon, New York. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation...2017-24378FR-Doc-2017-24378Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Hutchinson-River-Mount-Vernon-NyThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the South Fulton Avenue Bridge across the Hutchinson River, mile 2.9, at Mount Vernon, New York. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation allowing the owner to temporarily close the draw for ten days.
11/09/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach, DEThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Rehoboth Beach, DE and in Breakwater Harbor near Cape Henlopen. Safety zone one is being established for navigable waters in the vicinity of the derrick...2017-24377FR-Doc-2017-24377Safety-Zone-Atlantic-Ocean-Rehoboth-Beach-DeThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Rehoboth Beach, DE and in Breakwater Harbor near Cape Henlopen. Safety zone one is being established for navigable waters in the vicinity of the derrick barge HAAKON during dredging operations, pipe laying operations, diving operations and underwater construction operations. Safety zone two is being established for waters in the vicinity of the working barges and pipeline located in Breakwater Harbor during pipeline fusing and testing operations. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of Breakwater Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of the construction operations off the coast of Rehoboth Beach during construction activities. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
11/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulations; Key West World Championship, Atlantic Ocean, Key West, FLThe Coast Guard will enforce the Key West World Championship Special Local Regulation from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 8, 10, and 12, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States and to...2017-24291FR-Doc-2017-24291Special-Local-Regulations-Key-West-World-Championship-Atlantic-Ocean-Key-West-FlThe Coast Guard will enforce the Key West World Championship Special Local Regulation from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 8, 10, and 12, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United States and to protect race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with high-speed boat races. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with previously issued special local regulations, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
11/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington, Seattle, WAThe Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (SR-520 Floating Bridge) across Lake Washington, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. The drawbridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 2016, and the...2017-24292FR-Doc-2017-24292Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Lake-Washington-Seattle-WaThe Coast Guard is removing the existing drawbridge operation regulation for the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (SR-520 Floating Bridge) across Lake Washington, mile 4.3, at Seattle, WA. The drawbridge was replaced with a fixed bridge in 2016, and the operating regulation is no longer applicable or necessary. The SR-520 Floating Bridge was rebuilt, and the center span was built with a fixed span that replaced the draw.
11/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mamala Bay, Oahu, HIOn October 10, 2017, the commercial fishing vessel PACIFIC PARADISE ran aground off of the navigable waters of Mamala Bay approximately 400 yards southwest of Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. The Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone around the...2017-24290FR-Doc-2017-24290Safety-Zone-Mamala-Bay-Oahu-HiOn October 10, 2017, the commercial fishing vessel PACIFIC PARADISE ran aground off of the navigable waters of Mamala Bay approximately 400 yards southwest of Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. The Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone around the grounded vessel to facilitate vessel salvage operations and on October 18, 2017, the safety zone was extended for two additional weeks. To date, the vessel remains grounded. Accordingly, effective November 1, 2017, the Coast Guard extends the safety zone for an additional thirty days to facilitate ongoing salvage and subsequent removal operations. The extension of this safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environmental from potential hazards associated with ongoing operations to salvage and remove a grounded 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.
11/06/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Delaware River; Pipeline RemovalThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the Mifflin Range on the Delaware River to facilitate pipeline removal in preparation for the deepening of the Delaware River. The safety zones will be established for the waters in the vicinity...2017-24068FR-Doc-2017-24068Safety-Zone-Delaware-River-Pipeline-RemovalThe Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the Mifflin Range on the Delaware River to facilitate pipeline removal in preparation for the deepening of the Delaware River. The safety zones will be established for the waters in the vicinity of the dredge, dredge equipment, dive operations, and pipe removal operations. This regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters of the Delaware River in the vicinity of pipeline removal operations and to protect mariners from the hazards associated with dredging and pipeline removal operations. Entry of vessels or persons into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay.
11/03/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Kent Island Narrows, Grasonville, MDThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 50/301 (Kent Narrows) Bridge across the Kent Island Narrows, mile 1.0, at Grasonville, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a routine...2017-24028FR-Doc-2017-24028Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Kent-Island-Narrows-Grasonville-MdThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the U.S. Route 50/301 (Kent Narrows) Bridge across the Kent Island Narrows, mile 1.0, at Grasonville, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate a routine inspection. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
11/01/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Illinois River, Beardstown, ILThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Illinois River between mile marker (MM) 83.0 and MM 87.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on all navigable waters near...2017-23820FR-Doc-2017-23820Safety-Zone-Illinois-River-Beardstown-IlThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters on the Illinois River between mile marker (MM) 83.0 and MM 87.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on all navigable waters near Beardstown, IL while construction work is completed on new power lines extending across the river. During the period of enforcement, entry into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River (COTP) or a designated representative.
11/01/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Local Regulation; Atlantic Ocean, Ft. Lauderdale, FLThe Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale, FL for the Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas. The Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas race...2017-23708FR-Doc-2017-23708Special-Local-Regulation-Atlantic-Ocean-Ft-Lauderdale-FlThe Coast Guard is establishing a recurring special local regulation for navigable waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale, FL for the Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas. The Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas race course is located east of South Beach Park and North of the Port Everglades inlet. Approximately 100 high-speed personal watercraft will be participating in the event. The special local regulation is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards during the race event. All vessels and persons in the regulated area must follow the direction of Coast Guard personnel, law enforcement, and race officials.
11/01/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Alligator River, Columbia, NCThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 64/Alligator River Bridge which carries US 64 over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Alligator River, mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The deviation...2017-23745FR-Doc-2017-23745Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Alligator-River-Columbia-NcThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 64/Alligator River Bridge which carries US 64 over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Alligator River, mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position.
10/31/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone, Savannah River, Savannah, GAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Savannah River in Savannah, GA from statute mile 13 to statute mile 15. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from...2017-23616FR-Doc-2017-23616Safety-Zone-Savannah-River-Savannah-GaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Savannah River in Savannah, GA from statute mile 13 to statute mile 15. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a boat parade. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Savannah or a designated representative.
10/31/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; China Basin, San Francisco, CAThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0 at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow participants to cross the bridge during the...2017-23608FR-Doc-2017-23608Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-China-Basin-San-Francisco-CaThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the 3rd Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0 at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow participants to cross the bridge during the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period.
10/31/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Monongahela River, Monongahela, PAThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile marker (MM) 31.5 to (MM) 32.5. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Monongahela, PA...2017-23652FR-Doc-2017-23652Safety-Zone-Monongahela-River-Monongahela-PaThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile marker (MM) 31.5 to (MM) 32.5. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Monongahela, PA from potential hazards created by a land based fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative.
10/30/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Nanticoke River, Seaford, DEThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the SR 13 Bridge across the Nanticoke River, mile 39.6, in Seaford, Delaware (DE). This modification will require the bridge to open on signal every Saturday and Sunday during the winter...2017-23559FR-Doc-2017-23559Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Nanticoke-River-Seaford-DeThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the SR 13 Bridge across the Nanticoke River, mile 39.6, in Seaford, Delaware (DE). This modification will require the bridge to open on signal every Saturday and Sunday during the winter season, if at least 24 hours notice is given. This action is necessary to balance bridge operations and maintenance with the existing needs of navigation.
10/27/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRecreational Boat Flotation Standards-Update of Outboard Engine Weight Test RequirementsThe Coast Guard finalizes, without change, an interim rule to update the table of outboard engine weights used in calculating safe loading capacities and required amounts of flotation material. The engine weight table was last updated in 1984, and the...2017-23384FR-Doc-2017-23384Recreational-Boat-Flotation-Standards-Update-Of-Outboard-Engine-Weight-Test-RequirementsThe Coast Guard finalizes, without change, an interim rule to update the table of outboard engine weights used in calculating safe loading capacities and required amounts of flotation material. The engine weight table was last updated in 1984, and the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 requires that the Coast Guard update the table to reflect a specific standard. Finalizing the interim rule will acknowledge the two public comments received, and contribute to public awareness of and certainty about the June 1, 2018, effective date.
10/26/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, FLThe Coast Guard is withdrawing its advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the Bridge of Lions (SR A1A) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 777.9, at St. Augustine, Florida. The City of St. Augustine proposed to modify the...2017-23321FR-Doc-2017-23321Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-St-Augustine-FlThe Coast Guard is withdrawing its advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the Bridge of Lions (SR A1A) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 777.9, at St. Augustine, Florida. The City of St. Augustine proposed to modify the bridge operating schedule to alleviate vehicle traffic congestion. However, the Coast Guard has determined it would be inappropriate to move forward with a notice of proposed rulemaking. The Coast Guard believes placing additional restrictions to the bridge would add additional hazards to mariners and effect the safe navigation of vessels awaiting bridge openings.
10/26/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Indian River, Titusville, FLThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the NASA Railroad Bridge (Jay Jay Bridge) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Indian River), mile 876.6, Titusville, Florida. This modified deviation is...2017-23322FR-Doc-2017-23322Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Atlantic-Intracoastal-Waterway-Indian-River-Titusville-FlThe Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the NASA Railroad Bridge (Jay Jay Bridge) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Indian River), mile 876.6, Titusville, Florida. This modified deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to continue repairs to the bridge. Due to delays and damage caused by Hurricane Irma, additional repairs will be required causing the bridge to remain closed to navigation periodically throughout the day. This deviation is deemed necessary for the continued safe operation of the bridge.
10/26/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake Creek; Islamorada, FLThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Snake Creek Bridge across Snake Creek, at Islamorada, FL. The deviation is necessary to alleviate the increased traffic congestion on US 1 Highway resulting...2017-23320FR-Doc-2017-23320Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Snake-Creek-Islamorada-FlThe Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Snake Creek Bridge across Snake Creek, at Islamorada, FL. The deviation is necessary to alleviate the increased traffic congestion on US 1 Highway resulting from relief efforts after the passing of Hurricane Irma. This deviation allows the bridge to open once every two hours verses the current operating regulation. Local officials are requesting this action to assist in reducing the long line of traffic backups caused by the bridge openings.
10/24/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Reynolds Channel, Lawrence, NYThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Atlantic Beach Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile 0.4 at Lawrence, New York. This action is necessary to allow for an unexpected delay in the reconstruction and painting of the...2017-23053FR-Doc-2017-23053Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Reynolds-Channel-Lawrence-NyThe Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the Atlantic Beach Bridge across Reynolds Channel, mile 0.4 at Lawrence, New York. This action is necessary to allow for an unexpected delay in the reconstruction and painting of the bascule leaves. A temporary deviation was previously granted for a length of 180 days. As the Coast Guard may not approve extensions beyond that allotted timeframe nor approve back-to-back or sequential deviations, it is necessary to issue this rule in order to allow the bridge owner to complete the remaining work items.
10/24/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentUnited States Navy Danger Zone, East Pearl River, Within the Acoustic Buffer Area of the John C. Stennis Space Center, and Adjacent to Lands, in Hancock County, MississippiThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a document in the Federal Register on December 14, 2016, proposing to revise its regulations to establish a danger zone in the East Pearl River within the acoustic buffer of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center...2017-23004FR-Doc-2017-23004United-States-Navy-Danger-Zone-East-Pearl-River-Within-The-Acoustic-Buffer-Area-Of-The-John-CThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a document in the Federal Register on December 14, 2016, proposing to revise its regulations to establish a danger zone in the East Pearl River within the acoustic buffer of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center on the East Pearl River, in Hancock County, Mississippi. The Navy requested establishment of a danger zone on waterways and tributaries of the East Pearl River that are used by Naval Special Warfare units to conduct riverine training exercises. The purpose of the danger zone is to ensure public safety by restricting access within the danger zone during training events.
10/24/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulated Navigation Area; Beals Island Bridge Replacement, Moosabec Reach, Jonesport, METhe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for the navigable waters within 150-yards of the Beals Island Bridge between Jonesport, ME, and Beals Island, ME. The RNA is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the...2017-23049FR-Doc-2017-23049Regulated-Navigation-Area-Beals-Island-Bridge-Replacement-Moosabec-Reach-Jonesport-MeThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for the navigable waters within 150-yards of the Beals Island Bridge between Jonesport, ME, and Beals Island, ME. The RNA is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the potential hazards created by the demolition, subsequent removal, and replacement of the Beals Island Bridge. This RNA will establish speed and beam restrictions on vessels transiting the regulated area during bridge replacement operations. This rule will also allow the Coast Guard to prohibit vessel traffic through the RNA when necessary.
10/24/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Mamala Bay, Oahu, HIOn October 10, 2017, the fishing vessel PACIFIC PARADISE ran aground off of the navigable waters of Mamala Bay near Waikiki at Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. On October 11, 2017, the Coast Guard established for seven days a temporary safety zone...2017-22992FR-Doc-2017-22992Safety-Zone-Mamala-Bay-Oahu-HiOn October 10, 2017, the fishing vessel PACIFIC PARADISE ran aground off of the navigable waters of Mamala Bay near Waikiki at Kaimana Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. On October 11, 2017, the Coast Guard established for seven days a temporary safety zone encompassing all waters extending 500 yards in all directions around the grounded fishing vessel located approximately 350 yards southwest of Kaimana Beach in position 21[deg]15.69' N.; 157[deg]49.49' W. to assist with vessel salvage operations. On October 18, 2017 the Coast Guard will extend the safety zone for two additional weeks while salvage operations continue. The temporary safety zone currently stationary around the grounded vessel will become a moving safety zone during the salvage and removal operation and remain a moving safety zone so until the towing operation is complete. During salvage and removal operations, the zone will continue to encompass 500 yards in all directions around the vessel at all times. When salvage tow operations commence, the Coast Guard will provide notice via a broadcast notice to mariners. The extension of this safety zone and shift to a moving safety zone during salvage and removal are necessary to protect personnel, vessels and the marine environment from potential hazards associated with ongoing operations to remove a grounded 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.
10/24/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Isthmus Slough, Coos Bay, ORThe Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State secondary highway bridge (Isthmus Slough Bridge), across Isthmus Slough, mile 1.0, at Coos Bay, OR. To accommodate Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT)...2017-23052FR-Doc-2017-23052Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Isthmus-Slough-Coos-Bay-OrThe Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the Oregon State secondary highway bridge (Isthmus Slough Bridge), across Isthmus Slough, mile 1.0, at Coos Bay, OR. To accommodate Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) preservation, painting and replacement of the bridge equipment, the Coast Guard proposes to operate half the double bascule span (single leaf). Additionally, during the period of this work, the non-functioning leaf of the span's vertical clearance will be reduced.
10/23/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fireworks, Maumee River, Toledo, OHThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on the Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Maumee River for the Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma...2017-22948FR-Doc-2017-22948Safety-Zone-Light-The-Night-Leukemia-And-Lymphoma-Society-Fireworks-Maumee-River-Toledo-OhThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone on the Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from portions of the Maumee River for the Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fireworks Display. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.
10/23/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Canaveral Barge Canal, Canaveral, FLThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. This modified regulation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of the roadways...2017-22939FR-Doc-2017-22939Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Canaveral-Barge-Canal-Canaveral-FlThe Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the SR 401 Drawbridge, mile 5.5 at Port Canaveral, Florida. This modified regulation is necessary to reduce vehicular traffic congestion and to ensure the safety of the roadways while passengers are transiting to and from Cruise Terminal 10, which is used by Norwegian Cruise Line at Port Canaveral. Since the homeporting of the cruise ship Norwegian Epic in the Port of Canaveral, traffic back-ups have been caused by the drawbridge openings. This modified regulation allows the bridge not to open to navigation during typical cruise-ship passenger loading and unloading times on Saturdays and Sundays.
10/23/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawbridge Operation Regulation; Banana River, Indian Harbour Beach, FLThe Coast Guard is re-opening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published in April 2017 that proposes to change the regulation governing Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, in...2017-22937FR-Doc-2017-22937Drawbridge-Operation-Regulation-Banana-River-Indian-Harbour-Beach-FlThe Coast Guard is re-opening the comment period to solicit additional comments concerning its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published in April 2017 that proposes to change the regulation governing Mathers Bridge across the Banana River, mile 0.5, in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. The Coast Guard District Seven Bridge Office received a request from the City of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida requesting to re-open the comment period in order to allow members of the public to comment that did not have awareness of the initial notice and comment period.
10/18/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSafety Zone; Ohio River, Cincinnati, OHThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River extending from mile marker (MM) 469.5 to MM 470.1. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near Cincinnati,...2017-22594FR-Doc-2017-22594Safety-Zone-Ohio-River-Cincinnati-OhThe Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Ohio River extending from mile marker (MM) 469.5 to MM 470.1. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near Cincinnati, OH, during the Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics display. 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.
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