Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay Bridges Swim Races, Chesapeake Bay, MD, 16488-16489 [06-3178]

Download as PDF 16488 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 63 / Monday, April 3, 2006 / Rules and Regulations (D) Whether recovery of the claim would be unconscionable under the circumstances. (7) Overpayments of Foreign Service Annuities. For waiver of debts arising from overpayments from the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Fund under the Foreign Service Retirement and Disability System or the Foreign Service Pension System see 22 CFR part 17. (8) As otherwise provided by law. (c) Waiver of indebtedness is an equitable remedy and as such must be based on an assessment of the facts involved in the individual case under consideration. (d) The burden is on the employee to demonstrate that the applicable waiver standard has been met. (e) Requests. A debtor requesting a waiver shall do so in writing to the contact office by the payment due date stated within the initial notice sent under § 34.8(b) or other applicable provision. 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(a) STATE will refund promptly to the appropriate individual amounts offset under this regulation when: (1) A debt is waived or otherwise found not owing the United States (unless expressly prohibited by statute or regulation); or (2) STATE is directed by an administrative or judicial order to make a refund. (b) Refunds do not bear interest unless required or permitted by law or contract. Dated: February 1, 2006. Henrietta H. Fore, Under Secretary for Management, Department of State. [FR Doc. 06–3135 Filed 3–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–37–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard Compromise. STATE may attempt to effect compromise in accordance with the standards set forth in the FCCS, 31 CFR part 902. 33 CFR Part 100 § 34.20 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Western Branch, Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA Suspension. The suspension of collection action shall be made in accordance with the standards set forth in the FCCS, 31 CFR 903.1–903.2 § 34.21 Termination. The termination of collection action shall be made in accordance with the standards set forth in the FCCS, 31 CFR 903.1 and 903.3–903.4. § 34.22 Discharge. Once a debt has been closed out for accounting purposes and collection has been terminated, the debt is discharged. STATE must report discharged debt as income to the debtor to the Internal Revenue Service per 26 U.S.C. 6050P and 26 CFR 1.6050P–1. cchase on PROD1PC60 with RULES § 34.23 Bankruptcy. A debtor should notify STATE at the contact office provided in the original notice of the debt, if the debtor has filed for bankruptcy. STATE will require documentation from the applicable VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Mar 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 [CGD05–06–018] RIN 1625–AA08 Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.525 for the Virginia State Hydroplane Championships to be held April 22 and 23, 2006, on the waters of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River at Portsmouth, Virginia. These special local regulations are necessary to control vessel traffic due to the confined nature of the waterway and expected vessel congestion during the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of event participants, spectators and vessels transiting the event area. DATES: Effective Dates: 33 CFR 100.525 will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 22 and 23, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petty Officer William Banker, Marine Events Coordinator, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads, 4000 Coast Guard Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23703, and (757) 668–5584. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Boat Racing Association will sponsor the Virginia State Hydroplane Championships on the waters of the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River at Portsmouth, Virginia. The event will consist of high performance hydroplane vessels racing around a one-mile course at high speeds. A fleet of spectator vessels is expected to gather near the event site to view the race. In order to ensure the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels, 33 CFR 100.525 will be enforced for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.525, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 22 and 23, 2006 vessels may not enter the regulated area without permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Spectator vessels may anchor outside the regulated area but may not block a navigable channel. Because these restrictions will be in effect for a limited period, they should not result in a significant disruption of maritime traffic. The regulation in 33 CFR 100.525, paragraph (c) ‘‘Effective Dates’’ has been modified with respect to weekend days. Specifically, that Sunday will be substituted for Friday on the fourth weekend in April. In addition to this notice, the maritime community will be provided extensive advance notification via the Local Notice to Mariners, and marine information broadcasts so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Dated: March 23, 2006. Larry L. Hereth, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 06–3175 Filed 3–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [CGD05–06–022] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay Bridges Swim Races, Chesapeake Bay, MD AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 03APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 63 / Monday, April 3, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Notice of enforcement of regulation. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations at 33 CFR 100.507 during the Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim and Chesapeake Challenge One Mile Swim events to be held on June 11, 2006. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters before, during and after the event. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of event participants, and support vessels in the event area. Effective Date: 33 CFR 100.507 will be enforced from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 11, 2006. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Houck, Marine Events Coordinator, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21226–1971, and (410) 576–2674. The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Inc., will sponsor the ‘‘Great Chesapeake Bay Swim’’ and the ‘‘Chesapeake Challenge One Mile Swim’’ on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay between and adjacent to the spans of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge. Approximately 650 swimmers will start Great Chesapeake Bay Swim from Sandy Point State Park and swim between the spans of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge to the Eastern Shore. Approximately 400 swimmers will start the Chesapeake Challenge One Mile Swim following a triangular shaped course beginning and ending at Hemingway’s restaurant on the Eastern Shore adjacent to the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge. A large fleet of support vessels will be accompanying the swimmers. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support vessels, 33 CFR 100.507 will be enforced for the duration of the event. Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.507, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 11, 2006, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic will be allowed to transit the regulated area as the swim progresses, when the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so. In addition to this notice, the maritime community will be provided extensive advance notification via the Local Notice to Mariners, and marine information broadcasts so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. cchase on PROD1PC60 with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:38 Mar 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: March 23, 2006. Larry L. Hereth, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 06–3178 Filed 3–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD07–04–124] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Skidaway Bridge (SR 204), Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 592.9, Savannah, Chatham County, GA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations of the Skidaway Bridge (SR 204) across the Intracoastal Waterway, mile 592.9, in Savannah, Georgia. This rule allows the bridge to open as necessary on the hour from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (7, 8, and 9 a.m.) and on the half-hour between 4:30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.), daily; Monday through Friday except Federal holidays. Due to the amount of vehicle traffic and the lack of openings during the requested time period, this action should improve the movement of vehicular traffic while not unreasonably interfering with the movement of vessel traffic. Public vessels of the United States, tugs with tows, and vessels in distress will be passed at any time. At all other times, the draw will open upon signal. DATES: This rule is effective May 3, 2006. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket [CGD07–04–124] and are available for inspection or copying at Commander (dpb), Seventh Coast Guard District, 909 SE 1st Avenue, Suite 432, Miami, Florida 33131, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Bridge Branch (dpb), Seventh Coast Guard District, maintains the public docket for this rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gwin Tate, Project Manager, Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, (305) 415–6747. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 16489 Regulatory History On December 3, 2004, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Skidaway Bridge (SR 204), Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 592.9, Savannah, Chatham County, GA. in the Federal Register (69 FR 70209). We received 8 letters commenting on the proposed rule. Due to public comment and the Chatham County Department of Public Works input, this rule was changed to reflect concern regarding opening of the bridge during the morning and evening rush hour periods as discussed below. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose On January 7, 2004, the General Manager of the Landings Association, a residential development with over 8500 residents, contacted the Chatham County Department of Public Works regarding traffic problems caused by the current bridge schedule. Approximately 90% of the Skidaway Island population lives in the Landings Association, all of which must cross the Skidaway Narrows Bridge (SR 204) to leave the gated community. On April 22, 2004, the Department of Public Works, which operates and maintains the bridge, contacted the Coast Guard requesting assistance in changing the schedule to help ease vehicular traffic on overburdened roadways. The operation of the Skidaway Bridge (SR 204), mile 592.9, at Savannah, is governed by 33 CFR 117.5, which requires the bridge to open on signal. Bridge tender logs indicate that the proposed schedule would improve vehicular traffic flow while still meeting the reasonable needs of navigation. During a twelve-month time period, vessel requests for openings remained at or below an average of two per hour. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard received a total of 8 written comments in response to the NPRM. Five comments were in favor of the proposed rule. One comment based on the NPRM, which gave the impression of no openings during the prescribed time period, recommended that the schedule be altered slightly, opening every half hour during the prescribed time period. This concern has been addressed in the final rule. The bridge will open as necessary on the hour in the prescribed morning period (7, 8 and 9 a.m.) and on the half-hour during the prescribed evening period (4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m.). Also in reference to the above comment, Chatham County’s E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 63 (Monday, April 3, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: 06-3178]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 100

[CGD05-06-022]
RIN 1625-AA08


Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Chesapeake Bay 
Bridges Swim Races, Chesapeake Bay, MD

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

[[Page 16489]]


ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is implementing the special local regulations 
at 33 CFR 100.507 during the Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim and 
Chesapeake Challenge One Mile Swim events to be held on June 11, 2006. 
This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable 
waters before, during and after the event. The effect will be to 
restrict general navigation in the regulated area for the safety of 
event participants, and support vessels in the event area.

DATES: Effective Date: 33 CFR 100.507 will be enforced from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. on June 11, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Houck, Marine Events 
Coordinator, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, 2401 Hawkins 
Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21226-1971, and (410) 576-2674.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Inc., will 
sponsor the ``Great Chesapeake Bay Swim'' and the ``Chesapeake 
Challenge One Mile Swim'' on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay between 
and adjacent to the spans of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge. 
Approximately 650 swimmers will start Great Chesapeake Bay Swim from 
Sandy Point State Park and swim between the spans of the William P. 
Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge to the Eastern Shore. Approximately 400 
swimmers will start the Chesapeake Challenge One Mile Swim following a 
triangular shaped course beginning and ending at Hemingway's restaurant 
on the Eastern Shore adjacent to the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial 
Bridge. A large fleet of support vessels will be accompanying the 
swimmers. Therefore, to ensure the safety of participants and support 
vessels, 33 CFR 100.507 will be enforced for the duration of the event. 
Under provisions of 33 CFR 100.507, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 
11, 2006, vessels may not enter the regulated area unless they receive 
permission from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander. Vessel traffic will 
be allowed to transit the regulated area as the swim progresses, when 
the Patrol Commander determines it is safe to do so.
    In addition to this notice, the maritime community will be provided 
extensive advance notification via the Local Notice to Mariners, and 
marine information broadcasts so mariners can adjust their plans 
accordingly.

    Dated: March 23, 2006.
Larry L. Hereth,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 06-3178 Filed 3-31-06; 8:45 am]
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