Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NY, 42940-42941 [2017-19374]

Download as PDF 42940 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. ACTION: Marine Safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add temporary § 100.35T08–0703 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35T08–0703 Special Local Regulation; Tennessee River, Huntsville, AL. (a) Location. All navigable waters of the Tennessee River between mile marker (MM) 333.2 and MM 337.0, Huntsville, AL. b) Periods of enforcement. This rule will be enforced from 7 a.m. through 2 p.m. on September 17, 2017. (c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with the general regulations in § 100.801 of this part, entry into this area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative. (2) Persons or vessels desiring entry into or passage through the area must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. U. S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley may be contacted on VHF Channel 13 or 16 or by telephone at 1–800–253–7465. (d) Informational broadcasts. The COTP or a designated representative will inform the public through broadcast notices to mariners of the enforcement period for the special local regulation, as well as any changes in the dates and times of enforcement. Dated: September 8, 2017. M.B. Zamperini, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Ohio Valley. [FR Doc. 2017–19400 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2017–0852] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Harvey, LA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Harvey Canal Fourth Street Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) mile 0.24 West of Harvey Lock (WHL), at Harvey, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow the contractor to rehabilitate the bridge to continue full operation. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed-to-navigation for 77 consecutive days. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from September 13, 2017 through 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from September 8, 2017 through September 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0852] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Donna Gagliano, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The C.E.C. Inc., acting on behalf of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Harvey Canal Fourth Street Bascule Bridge across GIWW, mile 0.24 WHL (Harvey Canal), at Harvey, Louisiana. This deviation was requested to replace electrical and hydraulic lines including trunnion shafts along with span and tail locks initial installation to the drawbridge. This bridge is governed by 33 CFR 117.5. This deviation allows the bascule bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position for 77 consecutive days from 6:30 a.m. on September 6, 2017 through 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. This bridge has a vertical clearance of 7 feet above mean high water in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tugs with barges and some recreational pleasure craft. For the duration of the rehabilitation the bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and GIWW Algiers Alternate Route can be used as an alternate route to avoid unnecessary delays. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulation is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: September 8, 2017. Douglas Allen Blakemore, Sr., Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–19456 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0311] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation; modification. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Beach Lane Bridge across the Quantuck Canal, mile 1.1 at Westhampton Beach, New York. This action is necessary to complete rehabilitation of the bascule leaves of the drawbridge. This modified deviation extends the period during which the bridge may open only one bascule span at a time in order to provide passage for vessels requiring an opening. DATES: This deviation is effective from September 30, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. on October 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0311 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this modified temporary deviation, call or email James M. Moore, Bridge Management Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1518, email james.m.moore2@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 13, 2017 / Rules and Regulations The Suffolk County Department of Public Works, the owner of the bridge, requested a temporary deviation in order to complete rehabilitation of the bascule leaves and painting of the bridge. The Beach Lane Bridge across the Quantuck Canal at mile 1.1 at Westhampton Beach, New York is a double-leaf bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 13.9 feet at mean high water and 16.2 feet at mean low water in the closed position. Horizontal clearance is 50.3 feet, but utilization of a work barge placed underneath one of the bascule leaves reduces horizontal clearance to 25 feet. The existing drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(d). On May 15, 2017, the Coast Guard published a temporary deviation entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton Beach, NY’’ in the Federal Register (82 FR 22281). Under that temporary deviation, between April 17, 2017 and September 30, 2017, the Beach Lane Bridge was authorized to open only one bascule span at a time in order to provide passage for vessels requiring an opening. Dual lift span operations would be permitted provided 48 hours of advance notice was furnished to the owner of the bridge. Due to unanticipated project delays, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works has requested to continue one-leaf operations until October 13, 2017, allowing for completion of bascule leaf rehabilitation. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without an opening may do so at all times. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. There is no alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their transit to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 7, 2017. Christopher J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–19374 Filed 9–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Sep 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0838] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Tennessee River, Knoxville, TN Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River extending from mile marker (MM) 646.8 to MM 647.0. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters near Knoxville, TN, during the University of Tennessee Football Season recurring fireworks displays. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from September 13, 2017 through 11 p.m. on November 25, 2017. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from September 8, 2017 through September 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0838 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Petty Officer Vera Max, Marine Safety Detachment Nashville, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 615–736–5421, email MSDNashville@ uscg.mil. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 42941 Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable. We must establish this safety zone by September 9, 2017 and lack sufficient time to provide a reasonable comment period and then consider those comments before issuing the rule. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making it effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying this rule would be contrary to public interest in ensuring the safety of spectators and vessels during the event because immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life and property. Broadcast Notices to Mariners (BNM) and information sharing with the waterway users will update mariners of the restrictions, requirements and enforcement times during this temporary situation. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the recurring fireworks displays from 3:30 p.m. on September 9, 2017 through 11 p.m. on November 25, 2017 will be a safety concern for all navigable waters of the Tennessee River extending from Mile Marker (MM) 646.8 to MM 647.0. The purpose of this rule is to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters in the temporary safety zone before, during, and after the University of Tennessee Football Season Fireworks Displays. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone during each University of Tennessee football home game during the 2017 season that will have a fireworks display. The temporary safety zone will cover all navigable waters of the Tennessee River extending from MM 646.8 to MM 647.0. Transit into and through this area is prohibited from 30 minutes before kickoff until the end of each game. The first game will be on September 9, 2017 at 4 p.m. The safety zone will be enforced from 3:30 p.m. through the end of the game at approximately 8 p.m. The second game E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 13, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 42940-42941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19374]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0311]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton 
Beach, NY

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation; 
modification.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Beach Lane Bridge across the 
Quantuck Canal, mile 1.1 at Westhampton Beach, New York. This action is 
necessary to complete rehabilitation of the bascule leaves of the 
drawbridge. This modified deviation extends the period during which the 
bridge may open only one bascule span at a time in order to provide 
passage for vessels requiring an opening.

DATES: This deviation is effective from September 30, 2017 through 
11:59 p.m. on October 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG-2017-0311 is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ``SEARCH'' 
box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the line 
associated with this deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this modified 
temporary deviation, call or email James M. Moore, Bridge Management 
Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1518, email 
james.m.moore2@uscg.mil.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Suffolk County Department of Public 
Works, the owner of the bridge, requested a temporary deviation in 
order to complete rehabilitation of the bascule leaves and painting of 
the bridge. The Beach Lane Bridge across the Quantuck Canal at mile 1.1 
at Westhampton Beach, New York is a double-leaf bascule bridge with a 
vertical clearance of 13.9 feet at mean high water and 16.2 feet at 
mean low water in the closed position. Horizontal clearance is 50.3 
feet, but utilization of a work barge placed underneath one of the 
bascule leaves reduces horizontal clearance to 25 feet. The existing 
drawbridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(d).
    On May 15, 2017, the Coast Guard published a temporary deviation 
entitled ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Quantuck Canal, Westhampton 
Beach, NY'' in the Federal Register (82 FR 22281). Under that temporary 
deviation, between April 17, 2017 and September 30, 2017, the Beach 
Lane Bridge was authorized to open only one bascule span at a time in 
order to provide passage for vessels requiring an opening. Dual lift 
span operations would be permitted provided 48 hours of advance notice 
was furnished to the owner of the bridge.
    Due to unanticipated project delays, the Suffolk County Department 
of Public Works has requested to continue one-leaf operations until 
October 13, 2017, allowing for completion of bascule leaf 
rehabilitation.
    Vessels that can pass under the bridge without an opening may do so 
at all times. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. There is 
no alternate route for vessels to pass.
    The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through 
our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating 
schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their 
transit to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to 
its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: September 7, 2017.
Christopher J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-19374 Filed 9-12-17; 8:45 am]
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