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Federal Register Highlights – 3/14/13

March 14, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for March 14, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters, from surface to seabed, around the Motor Vessel (M/V) XIANG YUN KOU and the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) NOBLE DISCOVERER with a planned transit through Resurrection Bay. The temporary safety zone will encompass the navigable waters within a 500 yard radius of the MODU NOBLE DISCOVERER from dock to loading in Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska, onto the transport ship M/V XIANG YUN KOU, and during the vessels intended route through Resurrection Bay. The purpose of the safety zone is to protect the persons and vessels from the inherent dangers of towing, loading, and transport operations of the MODU NOBLE DISCOVERER. This rule is effective with actual notice from March 1, 2013 until March 14, 2013. This rule is effective in the Code of Federal Regulations from March 14, 2013 until March 15, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during the Corp. Event Finale UHC firework display. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over navigable waters of the United States. The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. Comments and related material must be received by the U.S. Coast Guard on or before April 1, 2013. (To submit comments visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0086.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a safety zone on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands during the V. I. Carnival Finale, a firework display. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 1, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0085.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Bucksport, South Carolina during the Outboard Drag Boat Association (ODBA) dragging on the Waccamaw, a series of high-speed boat races. The event is scheduled to take place on 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, through 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013. Approximately 50 high-speed race boats are anticipated to participate in the races. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on navigable waters of the United States during the event. These special local regulations would temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Persons and vessels that are not participating in the races would be prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the restricted area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 30, 2013. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 15, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number USCG–2013–0102.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 604.9, and other DMM sections, to remove obsolete standards pertaining to postage refunds and stamp exchanges; standardize processes for requesting refunds for PC Postage® labels and extra service refunds; and change the methods for calculating refund assessment amounts. Submit comments on or before April 15, 2013. (Mail or deliver written comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service®, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260–5015. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., 11th Floor N., Washington, DC by appointment only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 1–202–268–2906 in advance. Email comments, containing the name and address of the commenter, may be sent to: ProductClassification@usps.gov, with a subject line of ‘‘Refunds and Exchanges.’’ Faxed comments are not accepted.)

 

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