Security Zone: Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 94 to 97 above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA

Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 94 to 97 above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA

Notice number: 2022-16215
Effective Date: August 29, 2022

Coast Guard, Homeland Security (DHS). 

Final rule. 

The Coast Guard is establishing a permanent security zone for all navigable waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) from mile marker (MM) 94 to MM 97, Above Head of Passes (AHP), New Orleans, LA. This security zone is necessary to expedite the establishment and enforcement of the security zones to protect vessels, waterfront facilities, the public, and other surrounding areas from destruction, loss, or injury caused by sabotage, subversive acts, accidents, or other actions of a similar nature. This rulemaking prohibits entry of vessels or persons from entering the security zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector New Orleans (COTP) or a designated representative. This security zone will be enforced only as necessary by the COTP through a notice of enforcement published in the Federal Register and announced through Vessel Traffic Service Advisories, Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNMs), Local Notice to Mariners (LNMs), and/or Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs) as appropriate. 

This rule is effective August 29, 2022. 

To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to, type USCG-2022-0333 in the search box and click “Search.” Next, in the Document Type column, select “Supporting & Related Material.” 

If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant Commander William A. Stewart, Sector New Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 504-365-2246, email