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Navigation Areas & Safety and Security Zones

The U.S. Coast Guard regulates navigation in the internal waterways and territorial waters of the U.S. 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 protect 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 vessels navigating within an area established by the regional Coast Guard District Commander.

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  • Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, St. Louis, MO

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters on the Upper Mississippi River from mile 179.2 to mile 180. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created during a fireworks display on and over the navigable waterway. Entry of vessels or persons into...

  • Safety Zone, Delaware River; Marcus Hook, PA

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Delaware River in the vicinity of Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel traffic from transiting or anchoring in a portion of the Delaware River while rock blasting, dredging, and rock removal operations are being conducted to...

  • Security Zone; Kailua Bay, Oahu, HI

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for the protection of a Very Important Person (VIP). This VIP will be staying on beachfront property in close proximity to Kailua Bay. It is necessary to restrict waterway access to vessels and persons to prevent waterside threats to the VIP. The security zone encompasses two primary...

  • Regulated Navigation Area; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Piscataqua River near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME between Henderson Point Light on Seavey Island and the Memorial Bridge. This RNA establishes speed restrictions to eliminate vessel wake which could endanger the lives of divers and support crews...

  • Safety Zone; Great Egg Harbor Bay, Marmora, NJ

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Great Egg Harbor Bay in Marmora, NJ. The safety zone includes all waters within 500 yards of a blasting vessel and equipment being used to conduct bridge pile blasting operations, which is the final phase of the demolition of the Route 9, Beesley Point Bridge bascule span....

  • Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)

    OSHA is revising and updating its general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards. The final rule includes revised and new provisions addressing, for example, fixed ladders; rope descent...

  • Security Zone; Potomac River and Anacostia River, and Adjacent Waters; Washington, DC

    The Coast Guard is establishing a series of security zones in the National Capital Region (NCR) on specified waters of the Potomac River and Anacostia River, and adjacent waters during increased security events. This action is necessary to prevent terrorist acts and incidents immediately before, during, and after events held within the NCR,...

  • Safety Zone; Vigor Industrial Drydock Movement, West Duwamish Waterway; Seattle, WA

    The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone in the West Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, Washington for scheduled drydock movements at Vigor Industrial. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and workers involved in the drydock movements. The safety zone would prohibit any person or vessel from entering or...

  • Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Duquesne Light/Santa Spectacular; Monongahela River Mile 0.00-0.22, Allegheny River Mile 0.00-0.25, Ohio River Mile 0.0-0.3; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone for the Duquesne Light/Santa Spectacular on the Monongahela River mile 0.00-0.22, Allegheny River mile 0.00-0.25, and Ohio River mile 0.0-0.3 extending the entire width of the three rivers. This zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with...

  • Safety and Security Zones; New York Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zone

    The Coast Guard is publishing this notice to correct a misstatement and typographical error in a previous Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). A sentence in the summary of that document erroneously stated that the Coast Guard was considering removing a security zone around Liberty State Park and Ellis Island, while the document itself...

  • Safety Zone; Arkansas River, Little Rock, AR

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Arkansas River beginning at mile marker 118.6 and ending at mile marker 119.6. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons, property, and infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with the demolition of the Broadway Bridge. This rulemaking...

  • Safety and Security Zones; New York Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zone

    The Coast Guard is requesting public comments from any and all waterway users regarding the permanent security zone that encompasses all waters within 150 yards of the bridge connecting Liberty State Park and Ellis Island. The Coast Guard is considering restoring navigational access to the waterway between Ellis Island and Liberty State Park by...

  • Safety Zone; Delaware River, Philadelphia, PA

    The Coast Guard will enforce regulations for a safety zone for an annual fireworks event in the Captain of the Port Delaware Bay zone from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on November 19, 2016. Enforcement of this zone is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after this fireworks...

  • Safety Zone; Willamette River, Portland, OR

    The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Willamette River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters during a fireworks display on November 13, 2016. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized...

  • Safety Zone; Pago Pago Harbor, America Samoa

    The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone during the 2016 Fautasi Ocean Challenge canoe race in Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa, on November 11 and 25, 2016. This action is necessary to safeguard the participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on the water in Pago Pago Harbor during the event. This regulation will...

  • Safety Zones; Fireworks Events in Captain of the Port New York Zone

    The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones within the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission of...

  • Safety Zones; San Francisco, CA

    The Coast Guard is amending several permanent safety zones located in the Captain of the Port San Francisco zone that are established to protect public safety during annual firework displays. These amendments are necessary to update listed events to accurately reflect the firework display locations. This regulation prohibits the movement of...

  • Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Knoxville, TN, MM TNR 646.9-647.1

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Tennessee River beginning at mile marker 646.9 and ending at mile marker 647.1, extending bank to bank. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect persons and property from potential damage and safety hazard during fireworks displays on or over the navigable...

  • Special Local Regulation; Arkansas River; Little Rock, AR

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation controlling movement of vessels for certain waters of the Arkansas River. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a rowing regatta on October 14 and 15, 2016. This regulation prohibits entry by all vessels, mariners, and persons into...

  • Special Local Regulation; Ouachita River, Monroe, LA

    The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation controlling movement of vessels for certain waters of the Ouachita River. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a paddle boat race on October 15, 2016. This regulation requires commercial vessels to notify the Captain of the Port...

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