Security Zones: Lower Mississippi River, Mile Marker 94 to 97 Above Head of Passes, New Orleans, LA
Notice number: 2022-11977
Date: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 7, 2022
Coast Guard, Homeland Security (DHS).
Notice of proposed rulemaking.
The Coast Guard proposes to establish 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 proposed rulemaking would prohibit 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 proposed security zone would be enforced only as necessary by the COTP through a notification 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. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before July 7, 2022.
You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2022-0333 using the Federal Decision Making Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.
If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Lieutenant Commander William A. Stewart, Sector New Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 504-365-2246, email William.A.Stewart@uscg.mil.