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Federal Register Highlights – 7/5/13

July 5, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 5, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the new US–1 Memorial Bridge across the Piscataqua River, mile 1.9, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may operate on a special opening schedule to facilitate mechanical and structural alignment of the lift span. This deviation is necessary to allow New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s contractor sufficient time make final adjustments at the bridge. This deviation is effective with actual notice from June 26, 2013, until July 5, 2013. This rule is effective in the Code of Federal Regulations on from July 5, 2013, until July 31, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone and no loitering area in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Treasure Island, CA in support of 2013 America’s Cup races. This safety zone and no loitering area are established to enhance the safety of spectators and mariners near the north east corner of the America’s Cup regulated area. All persons or vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone and all persons or vessels are prohibited from anchoring or otherwise loitering in the no loitering area during the scheduled races without the permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. This rule is effective from July 4, 2013, to September 22, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is temporarily changing the enforcement date of a safety zone for one recurring fireworks display in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies to only one recurring fireworks event held in Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The fireworks display is normally held on July 4th, but this year it will be held on July 6th. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Delaware River near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the event. This rule will be effective on July 6, 2013, from 9:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing of a temporary safety zone on Shallowbag Bay, Manteo, NC on October 4, 2013, for a fireworks display as part of the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Shallowbag Bay River during the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Fireworks display. This rule is effective August 5, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the ‘‘Dinghy Poker Run,’’ a marine event to be held on the waters of Middle River. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Middle River during the event. This rule is effective from July 27, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. until July 28, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. This rule will be enforced from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 27 and July 28, 2013.

 

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