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The Coast Guard will consider alternative testing standards, including but not limited to standards in International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolutions MEPC.107(49) and MEPC.108(49), for approval of oilwater separators, bilge monitors, cargo monitors and bilge alarms, and for the designation of laboratories as approved facilities to conduct
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary fixed security zone in the waters under the Don Holt I526 Bridge on the Cooper River to the entrance of Foster Creek on the Cooper River. This security zone is needed for national security reasons to protect the public and ports from potential subversive acts during port embarkation operations. Vessels
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security is establishing Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees, and requesting qualified individuals interested in serving on these committees to apply for membership.
The Coast Guard is revising the established safety zone at the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal. This is in response to the reopening of the terminal by Dominion Corporation on July 25, 2003. This safety and security zone is necessary to help ensure public safety and security. The zone will prohibit vessels and persons from entering
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety/security zone at the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal. This is in response to the reopening of the terminal by Dominion Power in July 2003. This safety and security zone is necessary to help ensure public safety and security. The zone will prohibit vessels and persons from entering a
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone 100 feet east and west of the Louisa Bridge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), mile 134 West of the Harvey Locks (WHL), extending the entire width of the waterway. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with erecting the north
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in the navigable waters of the United States adjacent to the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), California (formerly United States Naval Weapons Center Concord, California). In light of recent terrorist actions against the United States, the security zone is necessary to ensure the safe
The Coast Guard is changing the regulations governing the operation of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge, Mile 0.2, Prescott, Wisconsin; U.S. 1661 Bridge, Mile 0.3, Prescott, Wisconsin, the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge, Mile 17.3, Hudson, Wisconsin across the St. Croix River, and the S36 Highway Bridge at Stillwater, mile 23.4.
On October 3, 2003, the Coast Guard published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that established a regulated navigation area (RNA) within all portions of the Illinois Waterway System located in the Ninth Coast Guard District and contained reporting requirements for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes. This document provides
The Coast Guard proposes to enlarge the existing special anchorage area in Madeline, Wisconsin. This action is being taken at the request of the La Pointe Yacht Club, which, due to low water levels, has lost usable anchorage space. This proposed rule would make additional space available within the special anchorage area.
For each of 5 fiscal years starting in 1999, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century has made $5 million available to the Secretary of Transportation for payments of Coast Guard expenses for personnel and activities directly related to coordinating and carrying out the national recreational boating safety program. This notice is being
The Coast Guard is adjusting fines and other civil monetary penalties to reflect the impact of inflation. These adjustments are made in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
The Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the continued applicability of, and the need for modifications to, current vessel routing measures in the approaches to Narragansett Bay and Buzzards Bay, Cleveland Ledge to the Race, Narragansett Bay East Passage, and the areas offshore of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and
The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the regulations that govern Anchorage 5, southeast of Pea Patch Island, due to U.S. Army Corp of Engineers dredging operations in the anchorage. This regulation will help ensure the safety of vessels anchoring in Anchorage 5 while dredging operations are ongoing. Mariners must receive approval from the
The Coast Guard announces the availability of MARSEC Directives 10401, 10402, 10403, 1044, 10501, 10502, 10503, and 1061. The MARSEC Directives provide performance standards to assist facility and vessel owners/operators with developing facility and vessel security plans that comport with national maritime security initiatives. Information within
This notice addresses the use of a Marine Safety Center Technical Note (MTN) for interpreting the Coast Guard's vessel tonnage measurement regulations. While the regulations provide the necessary framework for assigning gross and net tonnages and registered dimensions to vessels, detailed interpretations of the regulations must be periodically
The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Florida East Coast Railway bridge across the Loxahatchee River, mile 1.2, Jupiter, Florida. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day from December 10, 2003 until
The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations for the Amtrak Bridge across the Niantic River, mile 0.0, at Niantic, Connecticut. This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed position from 7 a.m. on January 2, 2004 through 8 p.m. on February 15, 2004.
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone in the navigable waters of the United States adjacent to the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), California (formerly United States Naval Weapons Center Concord, California). In light of recent terrorist actions against the United States, the security zone is necessary to ensure the
The Coast Guard is expanding the scope of its Notice of Violation (NOV) program for resolving civil penalty cases as provided for in 33 CFR part 1, subpart 1.07. The Coast Guard will issue a revised policy expanding use of the NOV program to all statutory penalty provisions that the Coast Guard is authorized to enforce, and raising the maximum for
On October 3, 2003, the Coast Guard published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that established a regulated navigation area (RNA) within all inland rivers of the Eighth Coast Guard District and contained reporting requirements for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes. This document provides notice that the Office of Management
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the SR 46 (St. Claude Avenue) bridge, mile 0.5 (Gulf Intracoastal Water Way (GIWW) mile 6.2 East of Harvey Lock), the SR 39 (Judge Seeber/Claiborne Avenue) bridge, mile 0.9 (GIWW mile 6.7 East of Harvey Lock), and the Florida Avenue bridge, mile 1.7 (GIWW mile 7.5 East of Harvey
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Atlantic IntraCoastal Waterway (AICW) in the vicinity of Lockwood Folly Inlet, NC. This action is necessary to ensure public safety. This rule prohibits vessels with a draft greater than 3 feet from entering the safety zone unless specifically exempt under the provisions in this rule
The Coast Guard has set the calendar year 2004 minimum random chemical drugtesting rate at 50 percent of covered crewmembers. An evaluation of the 2002 Management Information System (MIS) data collection forms submitted by marine employers showed that random drug testing on covered crewmembers for the calendar year 2002 resulted in positive test
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area on the waters of San Carlos Bay, Florida. The regulated navigation area is needed to minimize the risk of potential bridge allisions by vessels utilizing the main channel under span ``A'' (bascule portion) of the Sanibel Island Causeway Bridge and enhance the safety of vessels