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Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard was established by act of January 28, 1915 (14 U.S.C. 1) and became a component of the Department of Transportation on April 1, 1967, pursuant to the Department of Transportation Act of October 15, 1966. Following the enactment of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, The Coast Guard was transferred from Department of Transportation to the Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003 (116 Stat. 2135).

The Coast Guard protects the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests in the Nation's ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region, as required, to support national security. Among its duties are: search and rescue operations in and over the high seas and navigable waters, maritime law enforcement, marine inspection and licensing, pilotage of the Great Lakes, protection of the marine environment by enforcing the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, ensuring the safety and security of ports and anchorages, maintaining the management of waterways, providing navigational aids, and regulating the construction, maintenance and operation of bridges and causeways across navigable waters.

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  • Seafarers' Access to Maritime Facilities

    The Coast Guard is issuing a final rule requiring each owner or operator of a maritime facility regulated by the Coast Guard to implement a system providing seafarers, pilots, and representatives of seamen's welfare and labor organizations access between vessels moored at the facility and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to...

  • Security Zones; Dignitary Arrival/Departure and United Nations Meeting, New York, NY

    The Coast Guard is modifying the Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport Security Zone to expand the existing security zone boundary north along the Rikers Island Bridge to the intersecting point on the southern tip of Rikers Island then east to the western end of LaGuardia Airport. This expanded security zone is necessary to protect the port,...

  • Marine Transportation-Related Facility Response Plans for Hazardous Substances

    The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Marine Transportation-Related Facility Response Plans for Hazardous Substances'' that we published on March 31, 2000. The Coast Guard is withdrawing this rulemaking based on findings that the proposed rules are no longer appropriate to the current state of spill response...

  • Tank Vessel Response Plans for Hazardous Substances

    The Coast Guard is withdrawing its notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Tank Vessel Response Plans for Hazardous Substances'' that we published on March 22, 1999. The Coast Guard is withdrawing this rulemaking based on findings that the proposed rules are no longer appropriate to the current state of spill response in the chemical industry.

  • Outer Continental Shelf Activities

    The Coast Guard is withdrawing the proposed rule entitled ``Outer Continental Shelf Activities'' that we published on December 7, 1999. The Coast Guard is withdrawing this proposed rule due to the passage of time, advances in technology, and changes in industry practices that have rendered the proposed rule obsolete.

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  • Safety Zone; Allegheny River Mile 14.7 to Mile 15, Cheswick, PA

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Allegheny River from mile 14.7 to mile 15. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by a barge-based fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless...

  • Safety Zone; Kanawha River, Charleston, WV

    The Coast Guard is temporary safety zone for the navigable waters of the Kanawha River from mile marker (MM) 59.5 to MM 60.5. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards resulting from a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically...

  • Safety Zone; Wando Terminal Crane Movement; Charleston, SC

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone in the Port of Charleston, SC around the vessel ZHEN HUA 28. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of waterway users and the M/V ZHEN HUA 28 during the vessel's transit into the Port of Charleston, its stay at Columbus Street Terminal, and its transit to,...

  • Safety Zone; Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks, Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA

    The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Rio Vista Bass Derby Fireworks Display in the Captain of the Port, San Francisco area of responsibility during the dates and times noted below. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the...

  • Safety Zone; New Orleans, LA

    The Coast Guard will enforce a temporary safety zone between mile marker (MM) 96.7 and MM 95.7 above Head of Passes, Lower Mississippi River, LA. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near New Orleans, LA, during a fireworks display. During the enforcement periods, the operator of any vessel in the...

  • Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget; OMB Control Number: 1625-0071

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for reinstatement, with changes, of the following collection of information:...

  • Safety Zone; Monte Foundation Fireworks Display, Soquel Cove, Capitola, CA

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Soquel Cove near the Capitola Wharf in support of the Monte Foundation Fireworks Display on October 13, 2019. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from the dangers associated with pyrotechnics. Unauthorized...

  • Safety Zone; Manasquan Inlet, Manasquan, NJ

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Manasquan Inlet between Manasquan, NJ, and Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. This action is necessary to protect event participants, spectators, and vessels transiting the area from potential hazards during the Manasquan Inlet Intercoastal Tug marine event. During the...

  • Safety Zone, Saint Simons Sound, GA; Correction

    The Coast Guard is correcting a temporary final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on September 30, 2019. The document issued an emergency temporary safety zone in response to the grounding/ capsizing of the M/V GOLDEN RAY (31[deg]07'39.66 North, 081[deg]24'10.58 West, between Saint Simons Lighthouse and the north end of Jekyll Island,...

  • Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration, San Francisco, CA

    The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay for the San Francisco Bay Navy Fleet Week Parade of Ships and Blue Angels Demonstration from October 10 through October 13, 2019. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. During the enforcement...