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Safety Zones, Security Zones and Regulated Navigation Areas

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AGENCY:

Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of temporary rules issued.

SUMMARY:

This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between October 1, 2002, and December 31, 2002, that were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary security zones, safety zones and regulated navigation areas of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.

DATES:

This notice lists temporary Coast Guard rules that became effective and were terminated between October 1, 2002, and December 31, 2002.

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 LT Sean Fahey, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, telephone (202) 267-2830. For questions on viewing, or on submitting material to the docket, contact Dorothy Beard, Chief, Dockets, Department of Transportation at (202) 366-5149.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Coast Guard District Commanders and Captains of the Port (COTP) must be immediately responsive to the safety and security 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 prevent injury or damage to vessels, ports, or waterfront facilities. Regulated navigation areas are fixed locations where the movement of vessels inside is limited for environmental, safety or security purposes. Timely publication of these rules in the Federal Register is often precluded when a rule responds to an emergency, or when a event occurs without sufficient advance notice. The affected public is, however, informed of these rules 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 rule. Because Federal Register publication was not possible before the beginning of the effective period, mariners were personally notified of the contents of these security zones, safety zones or regulated navigation areas by Coast Guard officials on-scene prior to any enforcement action. 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 security zones, safety zones and regulated navigation areas. Permanent rules are not included in this list because they are published in their entirety in the Federal Register. Temporary rules 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, security zones and regulated navigation areas listed in this notice have been exempted from review under Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, because of their emergency nature, or limited scope and temporary effectiveness.

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The following rules were placed in effect temporarily during the period from October 1, 2002, through December 31, 2002, unless otherwise indicated. This notice also includes rules that were not received in time to be included on the quarterly notice for the third quarter of 2002.

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Dated: April 22, 2003.

S.G. Venckus,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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COTP Quarterly Report—4th Quarter 2002

COTP docketLocationTypeEffective date
CHARLESTON 02-142COOPER RIVER, PORT OF CHARLESTON, SCSAFETY ZONE11/15/2002
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 02-019SAN JACINTO RIVER, HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE10/29/2002
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 02-020SAN JACINTO RIVER, HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE11/04/2002
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 02-021SAN JACINTO RIVER, HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE11/05/2002
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 02-022SAN JACINTO RIVER, HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE11/06/2002
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 02-023SAN JACINTO RIVER, HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE11/09/2002
HUNTINGTON 02-010ELK RIVER, M. 0 TO 2SECURITY ZONE10/31/2002
JACKSONVILLE 02-129ST. JOHNS RIVER, JACKSONVILLE, FLSAFETY ZONE10/31/2002
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JACKSONVILLE 02-149ST. JOHNS RIVER, JACKSONVILLE, FLSAFETY ZONE11/30/2002
JACKSONVILLE 02-150ST. JOHNS RIVER, JACKSONVILLE, FLSAFETY ZONE12/11/2002
LOUISVILLE 02-008OHIO RIVER, M. 468.5 TO 473SECURITY ZONE10/07/2002
LOUISVILLE 02-011OHIO RIVER, M. 466.8 TO 470.5SAFETY ZONE10/19/2002
MIAMI 02-114MIAMI RIVER, MIAMI, FLSAFETY ZONE10/03/2002
MIAMI 02-136INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, WEST PALM BEACH, FLSAFETY ZONE12/07/2002
MIAMI 02-137NEW RIVER, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLSAFETY ZONE12/07/2002
MIAMI 02-138MIAMI BEACH, FLSAFETY ZONE12/31/2002
MIAMI 02-139MIAMI BEACH, FLSAFETY ZONE12/31/2002
MIAMI 02-140INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, FT. LAUDERDALE, FLSAFETY ZONE12/14/2002
MIAMI 02-152MIAMI RIVER, MIAMI, FLSAFETY ZONE12/19/2002
MOBILE 02-018PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPISAFETY ZONE10/05/2002
MOBILE 02-021GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPISAFETY ZONE10/04/2002
MOBILE 02-023GULFPORT CHANNEL, GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPISAFETY ZONE10/03/2002
MOBILE 02-023BLACK WARRIOR RIVER, WALKER COUNTY, ALSAFETY ZONE11/05/2002
MORGAN CITY 02-008GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, M. 98 TO 99SAFETY ZONE10/22/2002
MORGAN CITY 02-009GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, M. 86 TO 88SAFETY ZONE10/18/2002
MORGAN CITY 02-010GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, M. 173 TO 175SAFETY ZONE11/09/2002
NEW ORLEANS 02-023TCHEFUNCT RIVER, M. 1 TO 3SAFETY ZONE10/11/2002
NEW ORLEANS 02-024SOUTH SHORE, NEW ORLEANS, LASAFETY ZONE11/06/2002
NEW ORLEANS 02-026OUACHITA RIVER, M. 165 TO 168SAFETY ZONE12/07/2002
NEW ORLEANS 02-027RED RIVER, M. 87 TO 90SAFETY ZONE12/20/2002
PADUCAH 02-010OHIO RIVER, M. 934 TO 936SAFETY ZONE10/24/2002
PADUCAH 02-011UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 51.5 TO 52.5SAFETY ZONE11/18/2002
PADUCAH 02-012UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 51.5 TO 52.5SAFETY ZONE12/03/2002
PADUCAH 02-013UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 51.5 TO 52.5SAFETY ZONE12/17/2002
PITTSBURGH 02-025ALLEGHENY RIVER, M. 0.3 TO 0.6SAFETY ZONE10/04/2002
PITTSBURGH 02-026ALLEGHENY RIVER, M. 0.4 TO 0.8SAFETY ZONE11/21/2002
PITTSBURGH 02-027ALLEGHENY RIVER, M. 0.6 TO 0.9SAFETY ZONE12/03/2002
PORT ARTHUR 02-007CAPTAIN OF THE PORT, PORT ARTHUR, AREASAFETY ZONE10/02/2002
SAN DIEGO 02-020SAN DIEGO BAY, SAN DIEGO, CASAFETY ZONE10/05/2002
SAN DIEGO 02-025NATIONAL CITY MARINE TERMINAL, SAN DIEGO, CASECURITY ZONE10/14/2002
SAN DIEGO 02-027NATIONAL CITY MARINE TERMINAL, SAN DIEGO, CASECURITY ZONE10/26/2002
SAN FRANCISCO BAY 02-020SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIFORNIASECURITY ZONE11/15/2002
SAN FRANCISCO BAY 02-021SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIFORNIASAFETY ZONE12/31/2002
SAN JUAN 02-126LAS MAREAS HARBOR, GUAYAMA, PUERTO RICOSAFETY ZONE10/17/2002
SAVANNAH 02-134SAVANNAH RIVER, SAVANNAH, GASECURITY ZONE11/13/2002
WILMINGTON 02-001WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINASECURITY ZONE10/29/2002

District Quarterly Report—4th Quarter 2002

District docketLocationTypeEffective date
01-02-119SOUTH BOSTON, MASAFETY ZONE10/04/2002
01-02-125FORE RIVER AND LONG CREEK, PORTLAND, MESECURITY ZONE10/21/2002
01-02-126VERRANZONO NARROWS BRIDGE, NEW YORKSECURITY ZONE11/03/2002
01-02-127BOSTON, MASAFETY ZONE10/21/2002
01-02-149PORT OF NEW YORK/NEW JERSEYSECURITY ZONE12/31/2002
05-02-081YORK RIVER, WEST POINT, VASAFETY ZONE10/05/2002
05-02-082HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE10/06/2002
05-02-083HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE10/07/2002
05-02-084HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE10/12/2002
05-02-085HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE10/14/2002
05-02-086HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE10/24/2002
05-02-088HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE10/26/2002
05-02-089HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE10/29/2002
05-02-094HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE11/12/2002
05-02-096ELIZABETH RIVER, PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIASAFETY ZONE12/14/2002
05-02-098CHESAPEAKE BAY, HAMPTON ROADS, VASAFETY ZONE12/17/2002
05-02-104HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VASECURITY ZONE12/29/2002
05-02-105CHESAPEAKE BAY, HAMPTON ROADS, VASAFETY ZONE12/27/2002
08-02-016LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 529.8 to 532.3REG NAV AREA11/30/2002
09-02-524CHICAGO RIVER, CHICAGO, ILSAFETY ZONE11/04/2002
09-02-525CHICAGO ZONE, LAKE MICHIGANSECURITY ZONE11/06/2002
09-02-527NAVY PIER, CHICAGO HARBOR, ILSAFETY ZONE12/13/2002
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13-02-012ELLIOTT BAY, WASAFETY ZONE11/02/2002
13-02-017ELLIOTT BAY, WASAFETY ZONE10/26/2002
12-02-019PUGET SOUND, WASECURITY ZONE11/11/2002

Regulations Not on Previous 3rd Quarterly Report

District/COTPLocationTypeEffective date
COTP REGULATIONS FOR 3RD QUARTER
MOBILE 02-020GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI, PASCAGOULA, MS, AND MOBILE, ALSAFETY ZONE09/25/02
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