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2018 Quarterly Listings; Safety Zones, Security Zones, Special Local Regulations, Drawbridge Operation Regulations and Regulated Navigation Areas

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Coast Guard, DHS.


Notification of expired temporary rules issued.


This document provides notification 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 document 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 July 2018 to September 2018, unless otherwise indicated, and 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 document contact Yeoman First Class David Hager, 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, Coast Guard patrol vessels provide actual notification when enforcing the restrictions imposed by the rule. Because Federal Register publication was not possible before the end of the effective period, mariners Start Printed Page 55968were 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 July 2018 to September 2018 unless otherwise indicated. To view copies of these rules, visit and search by the docket number indicated in the following table.

Docket NumberTypeLocationEffective date
USCG-2017-1017Safety ZonesLos Angeles, CA4/25/2018
USCG-2018-0319Safety ZonesPittsburgh, PA5/24/2018
USCG-2018-0345Safety ZonesSan Diego, CA5/27/2018
USCG-2018-0206Safety ZonesMain Ship Channel5/30/2018
USCG-2018-0547Safety ZonesChicago, IL6/12/2018
USCG-2018-0418Special Local RegulationsSouth Haven, MI6/19/2018
USCG-2018-0640Safety ZonesDetroit, MI6/27/2018
USCG-2018-0506Safety ZonesBlackslough Landing, CA6/30/2018
USCG-2018-0576Safety ZonesHempstead, NY6/30/2018
USCG-2018-0293Safety ZonesBaltimore County, MD6/30/2018
USCG-2018-0429Special Local RegulationsCape May, NJ7/1/2018
USCG-2018-0651Safety ZonesLittle Traverse Bay, MI7/1/2018
USCG-2018-0446Security ZonesCorpus Christi, TX7/3/2018
USCG-2018-0370Special Local RegulationsChristi, TX7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0500Safety ZonesPanama City, FL7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0478Safety ZonesDempolois, AL7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0555Safety ZonesShreveport, LA7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0203Safety ZonesMurrells Inlet, SC7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0171Safety ZonesNorth Charleston, SC7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0145Safety ZonesCharleston, SC7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0436Safety ZonesMyrtle Beach, SC7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0568Special Local RegulationsNew York, NY7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0454Safety ZonesLong Island7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0543Safety ZonesBullhead City, Arizona7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0355Safety ZonesSan Diego COPT Zone7/4/2018
USCG-2012-1036Safety ZonesPort Long Island Zone7/4/2018
USCG-2018-0620Special Local RegulationsMystic, CT7/8/2018
USCG-2018-0699Safety ZonesHuron, MI7/12/2018
USCG-2018-0649Safety ZonesBuffalo, NY7/13/2018
USCG-2018-0646Safety ZonesCleveland, OH7/13/2018
USCG-2018-0378Safety ZonesOrange, TX7/14/2018
USCG-2018-0690Safety ZonesLake St. Clair7/18/2018
USCG-2018-0705Security ZonesSt. Louis, MO7/19/2018
USCG-2018-0719Safety ZonesDelaware City, DE7/21/2018
USCG-2018-0721Safety ZonesClayton, NY7/21/2018
USCG-2018-0545Safety ZonesPort Lake Michigan Zone7/21/2018
USCG-2018-0642Safety ZonesCleveland, OH7/21/2018
USCG-2018-0721Safety ZonesClayton, NY7/21/2018
USGC-2018-0463Safety ZonesBeaufort, SC7/21/2018
USCG-2018-0471Special Local RegulationsSan Juan, Harbor7/22/2018
USCG-2018-0726Safety ZonesBranson, MO7/23/2018
USCG-2018-0616Safety ZonesSpring Valley, IL7/23/2018
USCG-2018-0727Security ZonesLouis, MO7/26/2018
USCG-2018-0311Security ZonesLouis, MO7/26/2018
USCG-2018-0564Safety ZonesOcean City, NJ7/28/2018
USCG-2018-0687Special Local RegulationsPort Duluth Zone7/28/2018
USCG-2018-0747Security ZonesOahu, HI7/31/2018
USCG-2018-0609Safety ZonesCopt New York Zone8/3/2018
USCG-2018-0734Safety ZonesSan Francisco, CA8/4/2018
USCG-2018-0758Safety ZonesSt. Paul, MN8/8/2018
USCG-2018-0768Safety ZonesSteukacoom, WA8/10/2018
USCG-2018-0741Safety ZonesBellaire, OH8/11/2018
USCG-2018-0830Special Local RegulationsShreveport, LA8/11/2018
USCG-2018-0756NoticesLake Michigan Zone8/11/2018
USCG-2018-0715Special Local RegulationsBullhead City, Arizona8/11/2018
USCG-2018-0755Safety ZonesManitowoc, WI8/17/2018
USCG-2018-0816Safety ZonesLodi, NY8/23/2018
USCG-2018-0829Special Local RegulationsGreenville, MS8/24/2018
USCG-2018-0806Security ZonesCorpus Christi, TX8/25/2018
USCG-2018-0766Safety ZonesSinclair Inlet, WA8/28/2018
USCG-2018-0861Safety ZonesGulf of Mexico8/31/2018
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USCG-2012-1036Safety ZonesIsland Park9/1/2018
USCG-2018-0823Safety ZonesPort Michigan Zone9/1/2018
USCG-2018-0858Security ZonesAnnapolis, MD9/2/2018
USCG-2018-0712Security ZonesSan Diego, CA9/2/2018
USCG-2018-0748Safety ZonesNaval Base Guam9/3/2018
USCG-2018-0650Safety ZonesSan Francisco, CA9/4/2018
USCG-2018-0783Safety ZonesCarnelian Bay, CA9/7/2018
USCG-2018-0851Safety ZonesPennsville, NJ9/8/2018
USCG-2018-0581Safety ZonesHawaiian Island9/10/2018
USCG-2018-0618Special Local RegulationsSan Diego, CA9/14/2018
USCG-2018-0738Special Local RegulationsSan Diego, CA9/14/2018
USCG-2018-0865Safety ZonesSandusky, OH9/15/2018
USCG-2018-0723Safety ZonesPhiladelphia, PA9/16/2018
USCG-2018-0902Safety ZonesSeattle, WA9/19/2018
USCG-2018-0833Safety ZonesChicago, IL9/20/2018
USCG-2018-0892Safety ZonesWI, Harbor9/21/2018
USCG-2018-0898Special Local RegulationsToledo, OH9/22/2018
USCG-2018-0900DrawbridgesSeaside Heights, NJ9/26/2018
USCG-2018-0802Special Local RegulationsHartford, CT9/29/2018
USCG-2018-0897Safety ZonesWashington DC9/30/2018
USCG-2018-0643Special Local RegulationsClearwater Beach, FL9/30/2018
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Date: October 25, 2018.

Katia Kroutil,

Office Chief, Office of Regulations and Administrative Law, United States Coast Guard.

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[FR Doc. 2018-24539 Filed 11-8-18; 8:45 am]