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Safety Zone; Thames River, Groton, CT

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Thames River, Groton, CT. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters in the vicinity of Fort Trumbull. New London, CT to the south of the Pfizer Pier in Groton, CT during installation of submerged cable and the removal and replacement of a floating drydock. When enforced, entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized Captain of the Port Long Island Sound.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Thames River, Groton, CT

Safety Zone; Sea Otter Point, Port of Valdez, AK

The Coast Guard is proposing to amend its regulations titled, Safety Zone; City of Valdez July 4th Fireworks, Port Valdez; Valdez, AK. The City of Valdez has changed the annual firework displays from July 4th to December 31st each year. It is therefore necessary to amend the CFR to reflect the correct date of the fireworks display. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Sea Otter Point, Port of Valdez, AK

Security Zone; Coast Guard Sector Key West, Trumbo Point Annex, Key West Harbor, Key West, FL

The Coast Guard is establishing a security zone for certain waters of the Key West Harbor surrounding the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West on Trumbo Point Annex. This action is necessary to safeguard Coast Guard assets in the interest of national security. This rule will prohibit persons and vessels from being in the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Security Zone; Coast Guard Sector Key West, Trumbo Point Annex, Key West Harbor, Key West, FL

Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Key West, FL

The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the College of the Florida Keys Swim Around Key West, Key West, Florida to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waterways during this event. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zone; Atlantic Ocean, Key West, FL

Regulated Navigation Area; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH

The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary Regulated Navigation Area for certain waters of the Cuyahoga River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near the "Irishtown Bend" in Cleveland, Ohio, during a bank stabilization construction project from August 15, 2024, through November 30, 2025. This proposed rulemaking would limit vessel speeds near the area and prohibit vessels from being inside the Regulated Navigation Area during construction hours unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Eastern Great Lakes or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Regulated Navigation Area; Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH

Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes Zone

The Coast Guard will enforce multiple safety zones located in federal regulations for recurring marine events taking place in July 2024. This action is necessary and intended for the safety of life and property on navigable waters during these events. During the enforcement periods, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes or a designated representative.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes Zone

Special Local Regulations; Annual Events Within the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes Zone

The Coast Guard will enforce certain safety zones located in the federal regulations for Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes Zone. This action is necessary and intended to protect the safety of life and property on navigable waters prior to, during, and immediately after these events. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes or their designated representative.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Special Local Regulations; Annual Events Within the Captain of the Port Eastern Great Lakes Zone

RIN 1625-AA00

On May 2, 2024, the Coast Guard published a temporary interim rule and request for comments extending the effective period for the 63 temporary 500-meter safety zones around the construction of each facility during the development of the Vineyard Wind 1 Wind Farm project area. That rule contained an incorrect phone number for the First Coast Guard District Command Center. This document corrects the phone number in the regulatory text of the rule. This document also withdraws a correction that we issued on May 14, 2024, that proceeded to fix the wrong phone number in the temporary interim rule.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: RIN 1625-AA00

Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone

The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations at various locations in the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone from May 31, 2024, to September 7, 2024. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life and property on these navigable waters during marine events. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with the directions from the Patrol Commander or any official patrol vessel.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Special Local Regulations; Marine Events Within the Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone

Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0017

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0017, Various International Agreement Safety Certificates and Documents; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Source: Federal Register USCG
Link: Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0017