Updated Establishment of Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), Port Arthur TX and Expansion of a VTS Special Area in Puget Sound, Washington

Docket ID: USCG-2011-1024
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Coast Guard proposes to revise the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)-related regulations in 33 CFR part 161. The proposed revisions will establish a mandatory-participation VTS in Port Arthur, Texas; consolidate two existing VTS Special Areas in Puget Sound, Washington into one expanded VTS Special Area, and make two minor revisions to the VTS regulations. One revision will update the designated frequencies for the Maritime Mobile Service Identifiers for Louisville, KY and Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA; the other revision will amend an outdated reference to the term "Dangerous Cargo" to the updated term "Certain Dangerous Cargos."
RIN: 1625-AB81
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 33 CFR 161.12,33 CFR 161.19,33 CFR 161.55,33 CFR 161.70
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 USC 1221
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/10/201277 FR 55439
NPRM Comment Period End12/10/2012
Final Rule08/21/201378 FR 51664
Final Rule Effective09/20/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: USCG-HQ
Subtype: Bridges
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Dec 10, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/18/2012
ID: USCG-2011-1024-0006
Comment Now!
Due Dec 10, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/10/2012
ID: USCG-2011-1024-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/24/2012
ID: USCG-2011-1024-0002
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Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/24/2012
ID: USCG-2011-1024-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/24/2012
ID: USCG-2011-1024-0005


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Agency Contact
LCDR Patricia Springer
Project Manager
Room (CG-7413), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7331, Washington, DC 20593-7331
Washington, DC 20593-7331
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