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Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations and Drawbridge Operation Regulations

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of temporary rules issued.


This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and temporarily effective between October 1, 2003 and December 31, 2003, that were not published in the Federal Register. This quarterly notice lists temporary local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations, security zones, and safety zones, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.


This notice is effective January 29, 2004.


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

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For questions on this notice contact LT Jeff Bray, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, telephone (202) 267-2830. For questions on viewing, or on submitting material to the docket, contact Andrea M. Jenkins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-0271.

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Coast Guard District Commanders and Captains of the Port (COTP) must be immediately responsive to the safety and security needs 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 and may also describe a zone around a vessel in motion. Special local regulations are issued to enhance the safety of participants and spectators at regattas and other marine events. 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 special local regulations, 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 special local regulations, security zones, safety zones and temporary drawbridge operation regulations. Permanent rules are not included in this list because they are published in their entirety in the Federal Register. Temporary rules are also 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, security zones and drawbridge operation regulations 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 October 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003, unless otherwise indicated.

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Dated: January 22, 2004

S.G. Venckus,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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COTP Quarterly Report—4th Quarter 2003

COTP DocketLocationTypeEffective date
Charleston 03-169Charleston, SCSafety Zone12/6/2003
Corpus Christi 03-007Ingleside, TXSafety Zone11/2/2003
Corpus Christi 03-008Port Aransas, TXSafety Zone11/6/2003
Jacksonville 03-146St. Johns River, M 161.1 Volusia County, FLSafety Zone10/23/2003
Jacksonville 03-149Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonsville, FLSafety Zone10/23/2003
Jacksonville 03-156Atlantic Ocean, Daytona Beach, FLSafety Zone11/7/2003
Jacksonville 03-161Volusia County, FLSafety Zone11/24/2003
Jacksonville 03-162Lake Eustis, Eustis, FLSafety Zone11/28/2003
Jacksonville 03-163St. Johns River, Jacksonville, FLSafety Zone11/29/2003
Jacksonville 03-164West Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee, FLSafety Zone12/13/2003
Jacksonville 03-170Lake Eustis, Eustis, FLSafety Zone12/5/2003
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LA-LB 03-010Long Beach, CASafety Zone10/11/2003
Louisville 03-012Ohio River, M 602.0 TO 606.0 Louisville, KYSafety Zone10/14/2003
Louisville 03-013Louisville, KYSafety Zone10/3/2003
Memphis 03-003Rosedale, MSSafety Zone10/10/2003
Memphis 03-004Osceloa, ARSafety Zone10/15/2003
Memphis 03-005Osceola, ARSafety Zone11/2/2003
Miami 03-150Columbus Day Regatta, Bicayne Bay, Miami, FLSpecial Local Reg10/11/2003
Miami 03-158Port of Miami, Miami, FLSecurity Zone11/19/2003
Miami 03-160Boca Raton, FLSecurity Zone11/19/2003
Morgan City 03-006Louisa, LASafety Zone10/23/2003
Morgan City 03-008Amelia, LASafety Zone11/6/2003
Morgan City 03-012Amelia, LASafety Zone11/18/2003
Morgan City 03-013Morgan City, LASafety Zone12/2/2003
Morgan City 03-014Berwick, LASecurity Zone12/9/2003
Pittsburgh 03-023Pittsburgh, PASafety Zone10/4/2003
Pittsburgh 03-024Pittsburgh, PASafety Zone10/3/2003
Pittsburgh 03-025Pittsburgh, PASafety Zone10/18/2003
Pittsburgh 03-026Star City, WVSafety Zone10/31/2003
Pittsburgh 03-027Star City, WVSafety Zone11/3/2003
Pittsburgh 03-028Star City, WVSafety Zone11/7/2003
Pittsburgh 03-031Pittsburgh, PASecurity Zone12/2/2003
Port Arthur 03-020Neches River, Beaumont, TXSafety Zone10/10/2003
Port Arthur 03-023Beaumont, TXSafety Zone11/10/2003
San Diego 03-031Colorado River, Parker, AZSafety Zone11/28/2003
San Diego 03-034Pacific Ocean, San Diego Bay, San Diego, CASafety Zone11/9/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-025San Franccisco, CASafety Zone10/10/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-028SFB, SPB, and Carquinez Strait, CASafety Zone11/5/2003
San Francisco Bay 03-031San Francisco Bay, CASafety Zone12/30/2003
Savannah 03-157Savannah River, Savanah, GASecurity Zone11/17/2003
Savannah 03-174Savannah River, Savannah, GASecurity Zone12/16/2003
Savannah 03-175Savannah River, Savannah, GASecurity Zone12/18/2003
Wilmington 03-151Bogue Sound, NCSafety Zone10/7/2003

District Quarterly Report—4th Quarter 2003

District docketLocationTypeEffective date
01-03-109Bar Harbor, ME, M/V Acadia Clipper SalvageSafety Zone10/24/2003
01-03-112Huntington, NYSafety Zone12/31/2003
05-03-132SPA Creek, Annapolis, MDSpecial Local Reg.11/8/2003
05-03-154Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, VASecurity Zone10/1/2003
05-03-155Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VADrawbridge10/2/2003
05-03-157York River, West Point, VASafety Zone10/4/2003
05-03-158Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, ElizabethSecurity Zone10/5/2003
05-03-159Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, VASecurity Zone10/7/2003
05-03-161COTP Wilmington ZoneSafety Zone10/7/2003
05-03-162Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, ElizabethSecurity Zone10/11/2003
05-03-163Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, ElizabethSecurity Zone10/15/2003
05-03-164Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone10/17/2003
05-03-165Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, VASecurity Zone11/13/2003
05-03-166Bogue Sound, NCSafety Zone10/20/2003
05-03-169Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, VASecurity Zone10/14/2003
05-03-170COTP Wilmington ZoneSafety Zone10/14/2003
05-03-171Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone10/19/2003
05-03-172Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone10/23/2003
05-03-173Hampton Roads, Elizabeth River, VASecurity Zone11/3/2003
05-03-174Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone10/20/2003
05-03-176Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone10/28/2003
05-03-178Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone11/1/2003
05-03-179Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, BaltimoreSafety Zone11/7/2003
05-03-182Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone11/7/2003
05-03-183Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone11/12/2003
05-03-187Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone11/17/2003
05-03-189Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone11/22/2003
05-03-191Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone11/27/2003
05-03-192Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone11/30/2003
05-03-193Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone12/2/2003
05-03-194Delaware Bay and RiverSafety Zone11/26/2003
05-03-197Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone12/5/2003
05-03-198Baltimore, MarylandSecurity Zone12/5/2003
05-03-201Virginia Beach, VirginiaSafety Zone12/4/2003
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05-03-202Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone12/11/2003
05-03-203Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone12/16/2003
05-03-208Delaware Bay and RiverSafety Zone12/16/2003
05-03-209Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone12/19/2003
05-03-210Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone12/26/2003
05-03-212Hampton Roads, VirginiaSecurity Zone12/26/2003
09-03-250Chicago, ILSafety Zone10/4/2003
09-03-279COTP Detroit Zone, Renaissance CenterSecurity Zone10/2/2003
09-03-281Chicago, ILSafety Zone11/22/2003
09-03-282Saint Lawrence Seaway, New YorkSafety and Security11/2/2003
09-03-286Chicago, ILSafety Zone12/7/2003
11-03-007Stockton, CADrawbridge12/1/2003
13-03-037Puget Sound, WashingtonSecurity Zone10/8/2003
13-03-038Columbia RiverSafety Zone11/8/2003
13-03-039Puget Sound, WashingtonSecurity Zone12/9/2003
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[FR Doc. 04-1861 Filed 1-28-04; 8:45 am]