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

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Notice of expired temporary rules issued.


This document provides required notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard and that were made temporarily effective between May 2011 and November 2011, and that expired before they could be published in the Federal Register. This notice lists temporary safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, drawbridge operation regulations and regulated navigation areas, all of limited duration and for which timely publication in the Federal Register was not possible.


This document lists temporary Coast Guard rules between May 1, 2011, and November 15, 2011, that became effective and were terminated before they could be published in the Federal Register.


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 (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building ground floor, room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.


For questions on this notice contact Yeoman First Class Marcus Hyde, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, telephone (202) 372-3862. For questions on viewing, or on submitting material to the docket, contact Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.


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. 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. Regulated Navigation Areas are water areas within a defined boundary for which regulations for vessels navigating within the area have been established by the regional Coast Guard District Commander.

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, often 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 end of the effective period, mariners were personally notified of the contents of these safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, regulated navigation areas or drawbridge operation regulations 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 safety zones, security zones, special local regulations, regulated navigation areas and 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 temporary rules listed in this notice have been exempted from review under Executive Order 12666, Regulatory Planning and Review, because of their emergency nature, or limited scope and temporary effectiveness.

The following unpublished rules were placed in effect temporarily during the period between May 1, 2011 and November 15, 2011 unless otherwise indicated. To view copies of these rules, visit and search by the docket number indicated in the list below.

Dated: January 30, 2012.

K.A. Sinniger,

Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

3rd-4th Quarter 2011 Listing

Docket No.LocationTypeEffective date
USCG-2011-0062Mobile, ALSafety Zone (Part 165)9/1/2011
USCG-2011-0191Chicago, ILSafety Zone (Part 165)8/5/2011
USCG-2011-0228Chicago, ILSafety Zone (Part 165)7/18/2011
USCG-2011-0249Greenville, MSSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0285Little Rock, ARSpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)6/4/2011
USCG-2011-0319Rhode IslandSafety Zone (Part 165)6/23/2011
USCG-2011-0353Brookings, ORSafety Zone (Part 165)7/18/2011
USCG-2011-0354Rosario Strait, WASafety Zone (Part 165)10/10/2011
USCG-2011-0355Seattle, WASafety Zone (Part 165)10/14/2011
USCG-2011-0413St. Mary Parish, LASafety Zone (Part 165)5/12/2011
USCG-2011-0417South Bass Island, OHSafety Zone (Part 165)6/25/2011
USCG-2011-0423Lower Mississippi RiverSafety Zone (Part 165)5/11/2011
USCG-2011-0424Memphis, TNSafety Zone (Part 165)5/27/2011
USCG-2011-0455Valdez, AKSafety Zone (Part 165)7/3/2011
USCG-2011-0487Lower Mississippi RiverSafety Zone (Part 165)7/2/2011
USCG-2011-0491Vicksburg, MSSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0500Pittsburgh, PASafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0504Mobile, ALSafety Zone (Part 165)6/11/2011
USCG-2011-0509New York, NYDrawbridge Operation Regulation (Part 117)9/7/2011
USCG-2011-0513Fort Smith, ARSpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)7/30/2011
USCG-2011-0524Pittsburgh, PASpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)7/16/2011
USCG-2011-0537Natchez, MSSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0538Port Valdez, AKSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0543Oakmont, PASafety Zone (Part 165)7/24/2011
USCG-2011-0554Tampa, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)7/30/2011
USCG-2011-0555Pensacola, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)7/6/2011
USCG-2011-0556Niceville, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0557Fort Walton Beach, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0558Fort Walton Beach, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)7/1/2011
USCG-2011-0559Biloxi, MSSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0596Grande Isle, LASafety Zone (Part 165)7/2/2011
USCG-2011-0609Buffalo, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0609Buffalo, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)7/24/2011
USCG-2011-0631Sector Columbia RiverSafety Zone (Part 165)7/8/2011
USCG-2011-0636Philadelphia, PASecurity Zone (Part 165)6/30/2011
USCG-2011-0638Haines, AKSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0639Skagway, AKSafety Zone (Part 165)7/3/2011
USCG-2011-0640Wrangell, AKSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0649DC, Arlington, Fairfax, VASecurity Zone (Part 165)9/8/2011
USCG-2011-0654Charles County, MDSafety Zone (Part 165)7/23/2011
USCG-2011-0660Sector Columbia RiverSafety Zone (Part 165)7/4/2011
USCG-2011-0664Alaska Hwy Ferry TerminalSafety Zone (Part 165)7/5/2011
USCG-2011-0665Alaska Hwy Ferry TerminalSafety Zone (Part 165)7/7/2011
USCG-2011-0666Alaska Hwy Ferry TerminalSafety Zone (Part 165)9/7/2011
USCG-2011-0670Santa, CASafety Zone (Part 165)8/5/2011
USCG-2011-0678Alaska Hwy Ferry TerminalSafety Zone (Part 165)7/9/2011
USCG-2011-0680Baton Rouge, LASafety Zone (Part 165)7/13/2011
USCG-2011-0682Cleveland, OHSafety Zone (Part 165)7/30/2011
USCG-2011-0683Ogdensburg, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)7/29/2011
USCG-2011-0684Cleveland, OHSafety Zone (Part 165)7/30/2011
USCG-2011-0685Sackets Harbor, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)7/16/2011
USCG-2011-0686Lake Erie, Rocky River, OHSafety Zone (Part 165)7/14/2011
USCG-2011-0700Marblehead, MASafety Zone (Part 165)7/23/2011
USCG-2011-0707Wheeling, WVSafety Zone (Part 165)7/23/2011
USCG-2011-0715Suffolk, VASafety Zone (Part 165)7/22/2011
USCG-2011-0716Port of New YorkSafety Zone (Part 165)9/10/2011
USCG-2011-0720Chaumont, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)7/23/2011
USCG-2011-0722Grand Haven, MISafety Zone (Part 165)8/3/2011
USCG-2011-0722Cleveland, OHSafety Zone (Part 165)8/7/2011
USCG-2011-0725Pittsburgh, PASpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)7/31/2011
USCG-2011-0726Lake TahoeSafety Zone (Part 165)9/4/2011
USCG-2011-0729Oswego, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)7/30/2011
USCG-2011-0730Manchester Bay, MASafety Zone (Part 165)7/30/2011
USCG-2011-0742Caribbean Sea, PRSafety Zone (Part 165)9/18/2011
USCG-2011-0743Tampa, FLSpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)10/8/2011
USCG-2011-0746Wheeling, WVSpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)9/3/2011
USCG-2011-0747Baton Rouge, LASafety Zone (Part 165)8/28/2011
USCG-2011-0751Buffalo, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)7/29/2011
USCG-2011-0753Port Huron, MISpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)8/7/2011
USCG-2011-0756Baldwinsville, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)8/5/2011
USCG-2011-0757Conneaut, OHSafety Zone (Part 165)8/20/2011
USCG-2011-0760Washington DCSecurity Zone (Part 165)8/28/2011
USCG-2011-0764Chicago, ILSecurity Zone (Part 165)8/3/2011
USCG-2011-0765Pittsburgh, PASafety Zone (Part 165)8/17/2011
USCG-2011-0776Buffalo, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)8/14/2011
USCG-2011-0779San Diego, CASafety Zone (Part 165)8/14/2011
USCG-2011-0780Cook Inlet, AKSafety Zone (Part 165)8/7/2011
USCG-2011-0790San Diego, CASafety Zone (Part 165)9/1/2011
USCG-2011-0791Boothbay Harbor, MESafety Zone (Part 165)8/13/2011
USCG-2011-0792Hampton Bays, NYSecurity Zone (Part 165)8/15/2011
USCG-2011-0793Pascagoula, MSSafety Zone (Part 165)8/15/2011
USCG-2011-0794Panama City, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)10/7/2011
USCG-2011-0800Oahu, HISecurity Zone (Part 165)11/10/2011
USCG-2011-0802Sussex County, DESafety Zone (Part 165)8/15/2011
USCG-2011-0811West Linn, ORSafety Zone (Part 165)9/4/2011
USCG-2011-0813Ashland City, TNSpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)9/10/2011
USCG-2011-0815Upper Mississippi RiverSecurity Zone (Part 165)8/17/2011
USCG-2011-0818Grand Island, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)9/10/2011
USCG-2011-0819Kendall, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)9/3/2011
USCG-2011-0820Laughlin, NVSafety Zone (Part 165)9/4/2011
USCG-2011-0823Illinois RiverSafety Zone (Part 165)9/17/2011
USCG-2011-0824Erie, PASafety Zone (Part 165)8/21/2011
USCG-2011-0827San Diego, CASafety Zone (Part 165)9/16/2011
USCG-2011-0832San Diego, CASafety Zone (Part 165)9/18/2011
USCG-2011-0833Southport, MEDrawbridge Operation Regulation (Part 117)9/8/2011
USCG-2011-0835San Francisco, CASafety Zone (Part 165)9/27/2011
USCG-2011-0836Sausalito, CASafety Zone (Part 165)9/24/2011
USCG-2011-0840Oceanside, CASafety Zone (Part 165)9/25/2011
USCG-2011-0845San Francisco, CASpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)10/6/2011
USCG-2011-0849Hampton Roads, VASafety Zone (Part 165)8/26/2011
USCG-2011-0850Baltimore, MDSafety Zone (Part 165)8/27/2011
USCG-2011-0853Bronx, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)9/8/2011
USCG-2011-0858Virginia Beach, VASafety Zone (Part 165)9/4/2011
USCG-2011-0859Fall River, MADrawbridge Operation Regulation (Part 117)9/11/2011
USCG-2011-0860Agate Pass, WASafety Zone (Part 165)9/14/2011
USCG-2011-0863Detroit, MISecurity Zone (Part 165)9/5/2011
USCG-2011-0866Sacramento, CADrawbridge Operation Regulation (Part 117)10/9/2011
USCG-2011-0871Alaska Hwy Ferry TerminalSafety Zone (Part 165)9/8/2011
USCG-2011-0872Miami, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)9/25/2011
USCG-2011-0873Virginia Beach, VASafety Zone (Part 165)10/1/2011
USCG-2011-0889Clearwater, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)10/1/2011
USCG-2011-0892Tampa, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)10/11/2011
USCG-2011-0896Clearwater, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)10/15/2011
USCG-2011-0898Upper Mississippi RiverSafety Zone (Part 165)9/13/2011
USCG-2011-0900Portland, ORSafety Zone (Part 165)10/1/2011
USCG-2011-0913San Diego, CASpecial Local Regulation (Part 100)10/15/2011
USCG-2011-0927Kodiak Island, AKSafety Zone (Part 165)9/27/2011
USCG-2011-0928Philadelphia, PASafety Zone (Part 165)9/24/2011
USCG-2011-0930Liberty Island, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)10/28/2011
USCG-2011-0933Portsmouth, NHSafety Zone (Part 165)10/2/2011
USCG-2011-0935Marco Island, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)10/29/2011
USCG-2011-0951Somers Point, NJSafety Zone (Part 165)10/3/2011
USCG-2011-0952Bratenahl, OHSafety Zone (Part 165)10/4/2011
USCG-2011-0957Ogdensburg, NYSafety Zone (Part 165)10/8/2011
USCG-2011-0963Wilmington, DESafety Zone (Part 165)10/8/2011
USCG-2011-0965Pittsburgh, PASecurity Zone (Part 165)10/11/2011
USCG-2011-0988Zilwaukee, MISafety Zone (Part 165)10/21/2011
USCG-2011-1012Jacksonville, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)11/3/2011
USCG-2011-1016Matlacha, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)10/25/2011
USCG-2011-1018St. Petersburg, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)11/4/2011
USCG-2011-1031Baltimore, MDSecurity Zone (Part 165)11/1/2011
USCG-2011-1036Pittsburgh, PASecurity Zone (Part 165)11/4/2011
USCG-2011-1040Washington DCSecurity Zone (Part 165)11/2/2011
USCG-2011-1043Hampton, VASafety Zone (Part 165)11/4/2011
USCG-2011-1054Miami, FLSafety Zone (Part 165)11/8/2011
USCG-2011-1064Portland, ORDrawbridge Operation Regulation (Part 117)11/15/2011

[FR Doc. 2012-2742 Filed 2-6-12; 8:45 am]