Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway-Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA, 5048 [05-1762]

Download as PDF 5048 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 20 / Tuesday, February 1, 2005 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD08–05–010] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway—Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the BNSF RR Swing Bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, LA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for six hours per day Monday through Thursday from February 28 until March 31, 2005. The deviation is necessary to remove and replace the cross ties on the bridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Monday, February 28, 2005 until 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2005. Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the office of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, Hale Boggs Federal Building, Room 1313, 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130–3310 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (504) 589–2965. The Bridge Administration Branch of the Eighth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 589–2965. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF RR has requested a temporary deviation in order to remove and replace the cross ties of the Bayou Boeuf Swing Bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary Parish, LA. The repairs are necessary to ensure the safety of trains crossing the bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday from February 28, 2005 until March 31, 2005. The bridge may be opened to pass vessels in an emergency after personnel are cleared from the bridge. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:15 Jan 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 As the bridge has no vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position, vessels will not be able to transit through the bridge site when the bridge is closed. Navigation at the site of the bridge consists mainly of tows with barges and some recreational pleasure craft. Due to prior experience, as well as coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: January 24, 2005. Marcus Redford, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–1762 Filed 1–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [COTP SAN JUAN 05–005] RIN 1625–AA87 Moving and Fixed Security Zone: Port of Fredericksted, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving and fixed security zone around cruise ships entering, departing, mooring or anchoring at the Port of Fredericksted in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. This temporary final rule is a security measure designed to protect cruise ships at this port. All vessels, with the exception of cruise ships, are prohibited from entering the moving and fixed security zone around a cruise ship without the express permission of the Captain of the Port San Juan or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective on January 29, 2005, at 5 a.m., until July 23, 2005. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket COTP San Juan 05–005 and are available for inspection or copying at Prevention Command Office, San Juan, #5 La Puntilla Final, Old San Juan, PR 00901–1800, between PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Junior Grade Katiuska Pabon, Prevention Command San Juan at (787) 729–5381. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. Publishing an NPRM, which would incorporate a comment period before a final rule could be issued, would be contrary to the public interest. Immediate action is needed to protect the public, ports and waterways of the United States from potential subversive acts against cruise ships at the Port of Fredericksted. For the same reasons, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Background and Purpose Based on the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, there is an increased risk that subversive activity could be launched from vessels in close proximity to cruise ships entering, departing, mooring or anchoring at any port of call. Following these attacks, national security and intelligence officials have warned that future terrorists attacks are likely and may include maritime interests such as cruise ships. The Captain of the Port San Juan is reducing this risk by preventing unauthorized vessels from entering the moving and fixed security zone around a cruise ship entering, departing, anchoring or mooring at the Port of Fredericksted without the authorization of the Captain of the Port San Juan or designated representative. Concurrent with this temporary final rule, the Coast Guard is promulgating a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), COTP San Juan 05–002, to make these regulations permanent security measures for the Port of Fredericksted and allow public comment on them. Captain of the Port San Juan can be contacted on VHF Marine Band Radio, Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), or by telephone number (787) 289–0739. The United States Coast Guard Communications Center will notify the public via Broadcast Notice to Mariners VHF Marine Band Radio, Channel 22, E:\FR\FM\01FER1.SGM 01FER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD08-05-010]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway--
Bayou Boeuf, Amelia, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
BNSF RR Swing Bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary 
Parish, LA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to 
navigation for six hours per day Monday through Thursday from February 
28 until March 31, 2005. The deviation is necessary to remove and 
replace the cross ties on the bridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Monday, February 28, 
2005 until 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for 
inspection or copying at the office of the Eighth Coast Guard District, 
Bridge Administration Branch, Hale Boggs Federal Building, Room 1313, 
500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-3310 between 7 a.m. 
and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The 
telephone number is (504) 589-2965. The Bridge Administration Branch of 
the Eighth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this 
temporary deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Frank, Bridge Administration 
Branch, telephone (504) 589-2965.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF RR has requested a temporary 
deviation in order to remove and replace the cross ties of the Bayou 
Boeuf Swing Bridge across Bayou Boeuf, mile 10.2, at Amelia, St. Mary 
Parish, LA. The repairs are necessary to ensure the safety of trains 
crossing the bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to 
remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. 
Monday through Thursday from February 28, 2005 until March 31, 2005. 
The bridge may be opened to pass vessels in an emergency after 
personnel are cleared from the bridge.
    As the bridge has no vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation 
position, vessels will not be able to transit through the bridge site 
when the bridge is closed. Navigation at the site of the bridge 
consists mainly of tows with barges and some recreational pleasure 
craft. Due to prior experience, as well as coordination with waterway 
users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a 
significant effect on these vessels.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed 
with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as 
soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: January 24, 2005.
Marcus Redford,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-1762 Filed 1-31-05; 8:45 am]
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