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Safety Zones, Security Zones and Drawbridge Operation Regulations

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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 January 1, 2003 and March 31, 2003, that were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary drawbridge operation 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 rules that became effective and were terminated between January 1, 2003 and March 31, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number USCG-2003-15330 to the Docket Management Facility at the U.S. Department of Transportation. To avoid duplication, please use only one of the following methods:

(1) Web site: http://dms.dot.gov.

(2) Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001.

(3) Fax: 202-493-2251.

(4) Delivery: Room PL-401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.

(5) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have questions on this notice, contact LT Sean Fahey, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, telephone (202) 267-2830. If you have questions on viewing, or on submitting material to the docket, contact Dorothy Start Printed Page 34304Beard, 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. Drawbridge operation regulations authorize changes to drawbridge schedules to accommodate bridge repairs, seasonal vessel traffic, and local public events. Timely publication of these rules in the Federal Register is often precluded when a rule responds to an emergency, or when an 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 drawbridge operation regulations, security zones, or safety zones 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 special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations, security zones, and safety zones. 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, drawbridge operation regulations, and security zones 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.

The following rules were placed in effect temporarily during the period from January 1, 2003, through March 31, 2003, unless otherwise indicated.

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Dated: June 3, 2003.

S.B. Venckus,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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COTP Quarterly Report—1st Quarter 2003

COTP docketLocationTypeEffective date
CHARLESTON 03-025COOPER RIVER, SOUTH CAROLINASECURITY ZONE02/14/2003
CORPUS CHRISTIE 03-001CORPUS CHRISTIE SHIP CHANNEL, CORPUS CHRISTIESAFETY ZONE02/14/2003
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 03-001HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL, HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE01/12/2003
HOUSTON-GALVESTON 03-002HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL, HOUSTON, TXSAFETY ZONE01/13/2003
JACKSONVILLE 03-019MATANZAS RIVER, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLSAFETY ZONE02/21/2003
JACKSONVILLE 03-027JACKSONVILLE, FLSECURITY ZONE02/13/2003
JACKSONVILLE 03-029ST. JOHNS RIVER, JACKSONVILLE, FLSAFETY ZONE02/14/2003
JACKSONVILLE 03-030ST. JOHNS RIVER, JACKSONVILLE, FLSAFETY ZONE02/17/2003
JACKSONVILLE 03-034COCOA VILLAGE MARDI GRAS, COCOA, FLSAFETY ZONE02/22/2003
JACKSONVILLE 03-040ST. JOHNS RIVER, JACKSONVILLE, FLSAFETY ZONE02/23/2003
MIAMI 03-009BISCAYNE BAY, MIAMI BEACH, FLSAFETY ZONE02/03/2003
MIAMI 03-010BISCAYNE BAY, MIAMI BEACH, FLSAFETY ZONE02/05/2003
MIAMI 03-013LAKE OKEECHOBEE, FLSAFETY ZONE02/08/2003
MIAMI 03-020BUENA VISTA, FLSAFETY ZONE02/01/2003
MIAMI 03-023PORT OF MIAMI, MIAMI, FLSECURITY ZONE01/30/2003
MIAMI 03-028MIAMI BEACH WINTER SPRINTS, MIAMI BEACH, FLSAFETY ZONE03/02/2003
MIAMI 03-033WEST PALM BEACH, FLSAFETY ZONE02/22/2003
MOBILE 03-001PORT OF MOBILE, MOBILE, ALSECURITY ZONE01/07/2003
MOBILE 03-003PORT OF MOBILE, MOBILE, ALSECURITY ZONE01/17/2003
MOBILE 03-004NICEVILLE, FLORIDASAFETY ZONE02/04/2003
MOBILE 03-005GULFPORT SHIP CHANNEL, GULFPORT, MSSAFETY ZONE02/18/2003
MOBILE 03-006PACAUGOULA, MSSAFETY ZONE03/21/2003
MORGAN CITY 03-002EUGENE ISLAND SEA BUOY TO M. 199.8SECURITY ZONE01/20/2003
NEW ORLEANS 03-001LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 94 TO 96SAFETY ZONE01/01/2003
NEW ORLEANS 03-002LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, KENNER, LASAFETY ZONE01/01/2003
NEW ORLEANS 03-003LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN, METAIRIE, LASAFETY ZONE01/01/2003
NEW ORLEANS 03-004INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, M. 20 TO 15SAFETY ZONE01/31/2003
NEW ORLEANS 03-005LWR MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 93 TO 96SAFETY ZONE03/03/2003
NEW ORLEANS 03-006LOWER MISSISSIPPI, RIVERSECURITY ZONE03/20/2003
PADUCAH 03-001UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 51.5 TO 52.5SAFETY ZONE01/08/2003
PADUCAH 03-002UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 51.5 TO 52.5SAFETY ZONE01/28/2003
PADUCAH 03-005UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 51.5 TO 52.5SAFETY ZONE03/19/2003
PADUCAH 03-006UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER, M. 51.5 TO 52.5SAFETY ZONE03/28/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-001DELAWARE BAY AND RIVERSECURITY ZONE01/03/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-002DELAWARE RIVER, PHILADELPHIA, PASECURITY ZONE01/03/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-006SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, YORK, COUNTY, PASECURITY ZONE02/04/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-008TACONY PALMYRA BRIDGE, DELAWARE RIVERSAFETY ZONE02/10/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-009ICE CONDITIONS, CHESAPEAKE & DELAWARE CANALSAFETY ZONE01/31/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-010CHESAPEAKE & DELAWARE CANALSAFETY ZONE02/04/2003
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PHILADELPHIA 03-011DELAWARE RIVER, SALEM RIVERSAFETY ZONE02/10/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-012CAPE MAY HARBOR/INLETSAFETY ZONE02/10/2003
PHILADELPHIA 03-013DELAWARE RIVER, PHILADELPHIA, PASECURITY ZONE03/31/2003
PITTSBURGH 02-019OHIO RIVER, M. 119 TO 119.8SECURITY ZONE03/15/2003
PITTSBURGH 03-001ALLEGHENY RIVER, M. 0.3 TO 0.7SAFETY ZONE01/21/2003
PORT ARTHUR 03-001SABINE-NECHES CANAL, PORT ARTHUR, TXSAFETY ZONE03/02/2003
SAN DIEGO 03-001SAN DIEGO BAY, CASAFETY ZONE01/25/2003
SAN FRANCISCO BAY 03-001OAKLAND ESTUARY, CALIFORNIASAFETY ZONE01/25/2003
SAN JUAN 03-026PONCE, PUERTO RICOSECURITY ZONE02/11/2003
SAN JUAN 03-052SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICOSECURITY ZONE03/26/2003
SAVANNAH 03-021SAVANNAH RIVER, SAVANNAH, GASECURITY ZONE01/24/2003
SAVANNAH 03-042SAVANNAH RIVER, SAVANNAH, GASAFETY ZONE02/27/2003
SAVANNAH 03-050SAVANNAH RIVER, SAVANNAH, GASECURITY ZONE03/25/2003
TAMPA 03-043PORT OF TAMPA, TAMPA FLORIDASECURITY ZONE03/09/2003
05-03-002PORT OF HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE01/13/2003
05-03-004BOGUE SOUND, MOREHEAD CITY, NCSECURITY ZONE01/19/2003
05-03-005CAPE FEAR RIVER, WILMINGTON, NCSECURITY ZONE01/20/2003
05-03-006CAPE FEAR RIVER, BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NCSECURITY ZONE01/21/2003
05-03-009ELIZABETH RIVER, VASECURITY ZONE01/29/2003
05-03-011HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VASECURITY ZONE02/02/2003
05-03-014HAMPTON ROADS, JAMES RIVER, VASAFETY ZONE02/01/2003
05-03-015CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL, MARYLANDSAFETY ZONE01/31/2003
05-03-020CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL, MARYLANDSAFETY ZONE02/04/2003
05-03-021ELIZABETH RIVER, PORT OF HAMPTONS ROADS, VASECURITY ZONE02/06/2003
05-03-024HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VASECURITY ZONE02/15/2003
05-03-025PORT OF HAMPTON ROADS, VIRGINIASECURITY ZONE02/15/2003
05-03-026HAMPTON ROADS, JAMES RIVER, VASECURITY ZONE02/17/2003
05-03-027HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VASECURITY ZONE02/21/2003
05-03-028ELIZABETH RIVER, PORT OF HAMPTON ROADS, VASECURITY ZONE02/23/2003
05-03-033HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETH RIVER, VASECURITY ZONE03/12/2003
07-02-151MIAMI RIVER, MIAMI-DADE COUNTYDRAWBRIDGE OPERATION02/02/2003
09-03-200CHICAGO RIVER, CHICAGO, ILSECURITY ZONE01/07/2003
09-03-201PORT CHICAGO ZONE, LAKE MICHIGANSECURITY ZONE01/07/2003
13-03-006PUGET SOUND, WASECURITY ZONE02/23/2003
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[FR Doc. 03-14429 Filed 6-6-03; 8:45 am]

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