Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Venetian Causeway (West) Drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1088.6, and Venetian Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL, 16492 [06-3177]

Download as PDF 16492 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 63 / Monday, April 3, 2006 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD07–06–050] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Venetian Causeway (West) Drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1088.6, and Venetian Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. cchase on PROD1PC60 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Venetian Causeway (West) drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1088.6, and Venetian Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida. These temporary deviations allow the Coast Guard to test an operating schedule with the drawbridges opening as necessary on a 30-minute schedule from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. This deviation will allow the Coast Guard to gather data to determine if these schedules meet the reasonable needs of navigation while accommodating vehicle traffic and whether they should be proposed as permanent changes. DATES: These deviations are effective from 7 a.m. on April 17, 2006 until 7 p.m. on June 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket [CGD07–06–050] will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at Commander (dpb), Seventh Coast Guard District, 909 S.E. 1st Avenue, Room 432, Miami, Florida 33131–3050 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Lieberum, Project Officer, Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch at (305) 415–6744. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Venetian Causeway (West), Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1088.6, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida is a drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 12 feet above mean high water (MHW) measured at the fenders in the closed position with a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The current operating regulation VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Mar 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 in 33 CFR 117.5 requires that the bridge shall open on signal. The Venetian Causeway (East), Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida is a drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 5 feet above mean high water (MHW) measured at the fenders in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 57 feet. The current operating regulation in 33 CFR 117.269 requires that the draw of the East Span of the Venetian Causeway bridge, between Miami and Miami Beach, shall open on signal; except that, from November 1 through April 30 from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, the draw need not be opened. However, the draws shall open at 7:45 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 5:15 p.m., and 5:45 p.m. if any vessels are waiting to pass. The draw shall open on signal on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Washington’s Birthday. The draw shall open at any time for public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows, regularly scheduled cruise vessels, and vessels in distress. The residents of Venetian Causeway requested a deviation from the current operating regulations to allow both drawbridges (East and West) to open as necessary on a 30-minute schedule from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, in order to relieve vehicular traffic delays. In light of the foregoing, the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has granted a temporary deviation from the operating requirements listed in 33 CFR 117.5 and 33 CFR 117.269 to test the 30-minute schedule. Under this deviation, the Venetian Causeway (West) Drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1088.6, and the Venetian Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida shall open as necessary on the hour and half-hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, April 17 through June 14, 2006. Public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows and vessels in a situation where a delay would endanger life or property shall upon proper signal be passed through the draw. Dated: March 14, 2006. Greg Shapley, Chief, Bridge Administration, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 06–3177 Filed 3–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 80 [EPA–OAR–2005–0048; FRL–8052–1] RIN 2060–AM42 Regulation of Fuel and Fuel Additives: Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Test Methods Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to allow refiners and laboratories to use more current and improved fuel testing procedures for five American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) analytical test methods. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD07-06-050]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Venetian Causeway (West) 
Drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 1088.6, and Venetian 
Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has approved a 
temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the 
Venetian Causeway (West) drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
mile 1088.6, and Venetian Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, 
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida. These temporary deviations allow the 
Coast Guard to test an operating schedule with the drawbridges opening 
as necessary on a 30-minute schedule from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. This deviation will allow the 
Coast Guard to gather data to determine if these schedules meet the 
reasonable needs of navigation while accommodating vehicle traffic and 
whether they should be proposed as permanent changes.

DATES: These deviations are effective from 7 a.m. on April 17, 2006 
until 7 p.m. on June 14, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Material received from the public, as well as documents 
indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket [CGD07-06-
050] will become part of this docket and will be available for 
inspection or copying at Commander (dpb), Seventh Coast Guard District, 
909 S.E. 1st Avenue, Room 432, Miami, Florida 33131-3050 between 7:30 
a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Lieberum, Project Officer, 
Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch at (305) 415-6744.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Venetian Causeway (West), Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1088.6, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida 
is a drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 12 feet above mean high 
water (MHW) measured at the fenders in the closed position with a 
horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The current operating regulation in 33 
CFR 117.5 requires that the bridge shall open on signal.
    The Venetian Causeway (East), Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade 
County, Florida is a drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 5 feet 
above mean high water (MHW) measured at the fenders in the closed 
position and a horizontal clearance of 57 feet. The current operating 
regulation in 33 CFR 117.269 requires that the draw of the East Span of 
the Venetian Causeway bridge, between Miami and Miami Beach, shall open 
on signal; except that, from November 1 through April 30 from 7:15 a.m. 
to 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, the draw 
need not be opened. However, the draws shall open at 7:45 a.m., 8:15 
a.m., 5:15 p.m., and 5:45 p.m. if any vessels are waiting to pass. The 
draw shall open on signal on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New 
Year's Day and Washington's Birthday. The draw shall open at any time 
for public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows, regularly 
scheduled cruise vessels, and vessels in distress.
    The residents of Venetian Causeway requested a deviation from the 
current operating regulations to allow both drawbridges (East and West) 
to open as necessary on a 30-minute schedule from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, in order to relieve 
vehicular traffic delays.
    In light of the foregoing, the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District, has granted a temporary deviation from the operating 
requirements listed in 33 CFR 117.5 and 33 CFR 117.269 to test the 30-
minute schedule. Under this deviation, the Venetian Causeway (West) 
Drawbridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1088.6, and the 
Venetian Causeway (East) drawbridge, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade 
County, Florida shall open as necessary on the hour and half-hour from 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, April 
17 through June 14, 2006. Public vessels of the United States, tugs 
with tows and vessels in a situation where a delay would endanger life 
or property shall upon proper signal be passed through the draw.

    Dated: March 14, 2006.
Greg Shapley,
Chief, Bridge Administration, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 06-3177 Filed 3-31-06; 8:45 am]
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