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Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Special Local Regulations

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of temporary rules issued.

SUMMARY:

This document provides required notice of substantive rules adopted by the Coast guard and temporarily effective between January 1, 2000 and March 31, 2000 which were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary local regulations, security zones, and safety zones of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.

DATES:

This notice lists temporary Coast Guard regulations that became effective and were terminated between January 1, 2000 and March 31, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

The docket Management Facility maintains the public docket for this notice. Documents indicated in this notice will be available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. You may electronically access the public docket for this notice on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For questions on this notice contact Lieutenant Bruce Walker, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, telephone (202) 267-6233. For questions on viewing, or on submitting material to the docket, contact Dorothy Beard, Chief, Dockets, Department of Transportation (202) 866-9329.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

District Commanders and Captains of the Port (COTP) must be immediately responsive to the safety needs of the waters within their jurisdiction; therefore, District Commanders and COTPs have been delegated the authority to issue certain local regulations. Safety zones may be established for safety or environmental purposes. A safety zone may be stationary and described by fixed limits or it may be described as a zone around a vessel in motion. Security zones limit access to vessels, ports, or waterfront facilities to prevent injury or damage. Special local regulations are issued to enhance the safety of participants and spectators at regattas and other marine events. Timely publication of these regulations in the Federal Register is often precluded when a regulation responds to an emergency, or when an event occurs without sufficient advance notice. However, the affected public is informed of these regulations through Local Notices to mariners, press releases, and other means. Moreover, actual notification is provided by Coast Guard patrol vessels enforcing the restrictions imposed by the regulation. Because mariners are notified by Coast Guard officials on-scene prior to enforcement action, Federal Register notice is not required to place the special local regulation, security zone, or safety zone in effect. However, the Coast Guard, by law, must publish in the Federal Register notice of substantive rules adopted. To meet this obligation without imposing undue expense on the public, the Coast Guard periodically publishes a list of these temporary special local regulations, security zones, and safety zones. Permanent regulations are not included in this list because they are published in their entirety in the Federal Register. Temporary regulations may also be published in their entirety if sufficient time is available to do so before they are placed in effect or terminated. The safety zones, special local regulations and security zones listed in this notice have been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866 because of their emergency nature, or limited scope and temporary effectiveness.

The following regulations were placed in effect temporarily during the period January 1, 2000 and March 31, 2000, unless otherwise indicated.

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Dated: June 2, 2000.

Pamela M. Pelcovits,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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COTP Quarterly Report

COPT DocketLocationTypeEffective date
GUAM 00-018TINIAN ENTRANCE CHANNELSAFETY ZONE01/22/2000
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 00-001HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE02/17/2000
HOUSTON-GALVESTON MSU 00-001GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS, M. 440 TO 442SAFETY ZONE01/25/2000
HOUSTON-GALVESTON MSU 00-002HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL BETWEEN BUOYS 38-42SAFETY ZONE01/29/2000
HOUSTON-GALVESTON MSU 00-003GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, MILE MARKER 396SAFETY ZONE03/10/2000
LA/LB 00-002PORT HUENEME HARBOR, CASECURITY ZONE01/31/2000
LOUISVILLE 00-001OHIO RIVER M. 472 TO 476SAFETY ZONE01/08/2000
MEMPHIS 00-013WHITE RIVERSAFETY ZONE02/03/2000
NEW ORLEANS 00-001LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 94 TO 96SAFETY ZONE02/08/2000
NEW ORLEANS 00-002LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 430 TO 0SAFETY ZONE02/26/2000
NEW ORLEANS 00-003LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 228 TO 231SAFETY ZONE03/24/2000
NEW ORLEANS 00-004LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 94 TO 96SAFETY ZONE03/22/2000
NEW ORLEANS 00-005LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 94.4 TO 97.2SAFETY ZONE03/22/2000
NEW ORLEANS 00-006LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 94 TO 96SAFETY ZONE03/29/2000
NEW ORLEANS 99-034HARVEY CANAL, M. 3.4 TO 5.5SAFETY ZONE01/01/2000
PADUCAH 00-002OHIO RIVERSAFETY ZONE01/05/2000
PADUCAH 00-003M/V W.H.ZIMMER, OHIO RIVER, M 973 TO 981SAFETY ZONE02/26/2000
PADUCAH 00-004M/V W.H.ZIMMER, OHIO RIVER, 977.8 TO 980.5SAFETY ZONE02/26/2000
PITTSBURGH 00-001ALLEGHENY RIVER, M. 1, W. END BRIDGE, OHSAFETY ZONE01/01/2000
SAN JUAN 00-002SAN JUAN HARBOR, PRSAFETY ZONE01/06/2000
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SAN JUAN 00-003SAN JUAN HARBOR, PRSAFETY ZONE01/10/2000
SUAN JUAN 00-027SAN JUAN HARBOR, PRSAFETY ZONE03/29/2000
SOUTHEAST ALASKA 00-001NORTHERN EDGE 2000, SITKA HARBOR, AKSECURITY ZONE03/05/2000
TAMPA 00-007TAMPA BAY, FLSAFETY ZONE02/15/2000
TAMPA 00-024TAMPA BAY, FLSAFETY ZONE03/18/2000
TAMPA 00-031WIGGINS PASS, FLSAFETY ZONE03/29/2000

District Quarterly Report

District docketLocationTypeEffective date
01-00-010U.S.S. SALEM, BOSTON HARBOR, BOSTON, MASAFETY ZONE02/23/2000
01-00-011PORTLAND, MESAFETY ZONE02/22/2000
01-00-013BATH IRON WORKS, BATH, MESAFETY ZONE03/18/2000
01-99-199BOSTON HARBOR, BOSTON, MASAFETY ZONE01/01/2000
05-00-001UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY, MDSAFETY ZONE03/01/2000
05-00-006WESTERN, BRANCH, ELIZABETH RIVERSPECIAL LOCAL03/24/2000
05-00-007ATLANTIC OCEAN, N.C. 6 MILES SW, CAPE FEARSAFETY ZONE03/15/2000
07-00-011SAINT CROIX, USVISPECIAL LOCAL02/17/2000
07-00-019WATER BAY, SAINT THOMAS, USVISPECIAL LOCAL03/18/2000
07-00-021SAINT THOMAS, USVISPECIAL LOCAL03/17/2000
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[FR Doc. 00-14654 Filed 6-8-00; 8:45 am]

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