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2016 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notice of expired temporary rules issued.


This document provides notice of substantive rules issued by the Coast Guard that were made temporarily effective but 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 that became effective, primarily between January 2016 and March 2016, unless otherwise indicated, Start Printed Page 45019and were terminated before they could be published in the Federal Register.


Temporary rules listed in this document may be viewed online, under their respective docket numbers, using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at

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For questions on this notice contact Yeoman First Class Maria Fiorella Villanueva, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, telephone (202) 372-3862.

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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. 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 may be 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 following unpublished rules were placed in effect temporarily during the period between September 2013-March 2016 unless otherwise indicated. To view copies of these rules, visit and search by the docket number indicated in the list below.

Docket No.TypeLocationEffective date
USCG-2013-0296Special Local RegulationPoonce, PR9/1/2013
USCG-2013-0978Safety ZoneNashville, TN12/6/2013
USCG-2014-0409Safety ZoneCocos Lagoon, Guam6/1/2014
USCG-2014-0690Special Local RegulationQguada, PR8/3/2014
USCG-2014-0792Safety ZoneGalveston, TX8/18/2014
USCG-2014-0770Safety ZoneSan Francisco, CA9/15/2014
USCG-2012-0087Security ZoneTacoma, WA12/1/2014
USCG-2015-0306Safety ZoneCabo Rojo, PR4/19/2015
USCG-2015-0266Safety ZoneAlexandria, LA5/2/2015
USCG-2015-0405Safety ZoneCatoosa, OK6/27/2015
USCG-2015-0846Safety ZoneSan Juan Area8/27/2015
USCG-2015-0442Special Local RegulationFort Smith, AR10/10/2015
USCG-2015-0938Safety ZoneSan Francisco, CA11/1/2015
USCG-2015-0982Safety ZoneMemphis, TN12/1/2015
USCG-2015-1028Safety ZoneSausalito, CA12/12/2015
USCG-2015-1105Safety ZoneMemphis, TN12/14/2015
USCG-2015-0988Safety ZoneTennessee River12/28/2015
USCG-2015-1089Safety ZoneUpper Mississippi River12/30/2015
USCG-2015-1036Safety ZoneNatchez, Mississippi12/31/2015
USCG-2015-1044Safety ZoneNorthport, NY1/1/2016
USCG-2015-1122Safety ZoneLower Mississippi River1/1/2016
USCG-2014-0795Safety ZoneSeattle, WA1/5/2016
USCG-2016-0013Safety ZoneLos Angeles, CA1/7/2016
USCG-2016-0027Safety ZoneLower Mississippi River1/9/2016
USCG-2015-0655Safety ZoneGuam1/10/2016
USCG-2016-0008Safety ZonePascgoula, MS1/11/2016
USCG-2015-1117Security ZoneWashington, DC1/12/2016
USCG-2016-0043Safety ZoneLower Mississippi River1/12/2016
USCG-2016-0015Security ZoneBaltimore, MD1/13/2016
USCG-2016-0041Security ZonePhiladelphia, PA1/15/2016
USCG-2016-0051Safety ZoneAlton, IL1/15/2016
USCG-2016-0053Safety ZoneNorth Shore Oahu, HI1/15/2016
USCG-2016-0050Safety ZoneLake Charles, LA1/15/2016
USCG-2016-0050Safety ZoneLake Charles, LA1/15/2016
USCG-2015-1129Safety ZoneTanapag Harbor, Saipan1/16/2016
USCG-2016-0049Safety ZoneSan Pedro, CA1/18/2016
USCG-2016-0052Security ZoneDetroit, MI1/20/2016
USCG-2015-1085Safety ZoneSan Francisco, CA1/20/2016
USCG-2016-0063Safety ZoneStockton, CA1/20/2016
USCG-2016-0068Safety ZoneNorth Shore Oahu, HI1/20/2016
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USCG-2016-0073Safety ZoneLower Mississippi River1/21/2016
USCG-2016-0075Safety ZoneVentura, CA1/22/2016
USCG-2014-0293Safety ZonePort Baltimore, MD1/22/2016
USCG-2016-0071Safety ZoneCasmalia, CA1/28/2016
USCG-2015-1128Safety ZoneSan Francisco, CA1/28/2016
USCG-2016-0055Safety ZoneAlton, IL1/29/2016
USCG-2015-0530Safety ZoneLake Michigan Zone1/30/2016
USCG-2016-0069Safety ZoneChicago, IL1/30/2016
USCG-2016-0091Safety ZoneLos Angeles, CA1/31/2016
USCG-2016-0101Safety ZoneLower Mississippi River2/2/2016
USCG-2016-0001Safety ZoneSan Francisco, CA2/3/2016
USCG-2016-0108Safety ZoneLos Angeles and San Pedro, CA2/5/2016
USCG-2015-1077Special Local RegulationBrandenton, FL2/6/2016
USCG-2015-1025Safety ZoneManhattan, NY2/6/2016
USCG-2016-0079Safety ZoneSan Pedro, CA2/6/2016
USCG-2016-0030Safety ZoneSan Francisco, CA2/6/2016
USCG-2016-0107Safety ZoneVentura, CA2/9/2016
USCG-2016-0068Safety ZoneNorth Shore Oahu, HI2/10/2016
USCG-2015-1130Safety ZoneSanta Beach, FL2/11/2016
USCG-2016-0042Safety ZoneLower Mississippi River2/13/2016
USCG-2016-0149Safety ZonePascagoula, MS2/13/2016
USCG-2016-0105Security ZoneAnaheim Bay, CA2/17/2016
USCG-2016-0146Safety ZoneHarbor Ohau, HI2/20/2016
USCG-2015-1092Safety ZoneNashville, TN2/24/2016
USCG-2016-0059Safety ZoneSag Harbor, NY2/28/2016
USCG-2016-0166Safety ZoneUrbanna, VA2/29/2016
USCG-2016-0197Safety ZoneLake Charles, LA3/8/2016
USCG-2016-0089DrawbridgesSacramento, CA3/12/2016
USCG-2016-0216Safety ZoneOrange, TX3/13/2016
USCG-2016-0223Safety ZoneLos Angeles, CA3/17/2016
USCG-2016-0006Special Local RegulationNashville, TN3/19/2016
USCG-2016-0211DrawbridgesSan Francisco, CA3/20/2016
USCG-2016-0234Safety ZoneLower Mississippi River3/22/2016
USCG-2014-0797Safety ZoneCathlamnet, WA3/24/2016
USCG-2014-0798Safety ZoneCoos Bay, OR3/24/2016
USCG-2016-0231Security ZoneMiami, FL3/24/2016
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Dated: June 27, 2016.

Rebecca Orban,

Acting Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law.

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[FR Doc. 2016-16345 Filed 7-11-16; 8:45 am]