Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia, 40239-40240 [E7-14261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Rules and Regulations and (f)(2)(ii)(I); and adding a new paragraph (g)(1)(vii) to read as follows:’’ DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY § 1310.04 Coast Guard Maintenance of records. * * * * * (g) * * * (1) * * * (vii) Iodine * * * * * I 3. On page 35931, amendment 7 is corrected to read as follows: ‘‘7. Section 1310.09 is amended by adding new paragraph (i) to read as follows:’’ § 1310.09 Temporary exemption from registration. * * * * (i) Each person required by section 302 of the Act (21 U.S.C. 822) to obtain a registration to manufacture, distribute, import, or export regulated iodine, including regulated iodine chemical mixtures pursuant to §§ 1310.12 and 1310.13, is temporarily exempted from the registration requirement, provided that the Administration receives a proper application for registration or application for exemption for a chemical mixture containing iodine on or before August 31, 2007. The exemption will remain in effect for each person who has made such application until the Administration has approved or denied that application. This exemption applies only to registration; all other chemical control requirements set forth in the Act and parts 1309, 1310, and 1313 of this chapter remain in full force and effect. Any person who distributes, imports, or exports a chemical mixture containing iodine whose application for exemption is subsequently denied by the Administration must obtain a registration with the Administration. A temporary exemption from the registration requirement will also be provided for these persons, provided that the Administration receives a properly completed application for registration on or before 30 days following the date of official Administration notification that the application for exemption has not been approved. The temporary exemption for such persons will remain in effect until the Administration takes final action on their registration application. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES * Dated: July 17, 2007. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control. [FR Doc. E7–14317 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD11–07–012] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; China Basin, San Francisco, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Third Street Drawbridge across China Basin, mile 0.0, at San Francisco, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the public to cross the bridge to participate in the scheduled San Francisco Marathon, a community event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the marathon. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on July 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Building 50–2, Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA 94501–5100, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (510) 437–3516. The Eleventh Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District, telephone (510) 437–3516. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of San Francisco requested a temporary change to the operation of the Third Street Drawbridge, mile 0.0, over China Basin, at San Francisco, CA. The Third Street Drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 7 feet above Mean High Water in the closedto-navigation position. The draw opens on signal if at least one hour notice is given as required by 33 CFR 117.149. Navigation on the waterway is recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 7 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on July 29, 2007 to allow participants in the San Francisco Marathon to cross the bridge during the event. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40239 Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so at any time. In the event of an emergency the draw can be opened with 30 minutes advance notice. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: July 13, 2007. C.E. Bone, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–14203 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD05–07–074] RIN 1625–AA–09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I– 95) Bridge, mile 103.8, across Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill, Maryland. This deviation allows the new drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on July 23, 2007 until and including January 25, 2008, to facilitate testing and commissioning for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. on July 23, 2007, until 2 p.m. on January 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, Federal Building, 1st Floor, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704–5004 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (757) 398–6222. Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. E:\FR\FM\24JYR1.SGM 24JYR1 40240 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Rules and Regulations pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Administrator, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398–6222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In June 2006, the southernmost portion of the bascule spans for the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, at mile 103.8, across Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill, Maryland was publicly placed into service, switching I–95 Northbound traffic onto the new Outer Loop portion of the bridge. The newly-constructed portion of the bridge will be required to open for vessels in accordance with the current drawbridge operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.255(a). While the drawbridge is operational, coordinators for the construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project indicated that the bascule span is not yet fully commissioned and cannot run at full speed, resulting in extended Interstate 95/495 traffic stoppages during openings. Opening the new bascule span for a vessel at this time would take approximately 45 minutes in a best case scenario. This has the potential to have a significant impact upon I–95 traffic, especially during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. bridge-opening time frame currently available for commercial vessels, in accordance with 33 CFR 117.255(a). Coordinators requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation for the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I–95) Bridge set out in 33 CFR 117.255(a). Though good progress has been made regarding commissioning of the north and south drawbridges (both now carrying I–95 vehicle traffic), the coordinators are requesting an additional six months of the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. restriction of bridge operation to proceed with commissioning activities through January 25, 2008. From a riveruser standpoint, the coordinators have received no requests from boaters or mariners to open during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. timeframe since the restriction was issued in late June 2006. In fact, the coordinators have received no complaints on the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. restriction. The coordinators requested that the new Outer Loop portion of the new drawbridge not be available for openings for vessels each day between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, July 23, 2007 through Friday, January 25, 2008, or until the bridge is properly commissioned, whichever comes first. The temporary deviation will only affect vessels with mast heights of 75 feet or greater. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Management of the Federal and auxiliary channels will continue to be closely coordinated between the coordinators for the construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, the Coast Guard and vessels requesting transit through the construction zone. Furthermore, all affected vessels with mast heights greater than 75 feet will be able to receive an opening of the new drawbridge in the ‘‘off-peak’’ vehicle traffic hours (evening and overnight) in accordance with 33 CFR 117.255(a). Maintaining the new drawbridge in the closed-to-navigation position each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 23, 2007 through January 25, 2008, will help reduce the impact to vehicular traffic during this phase of the new bridge construction. The Coast Guard has informed the known users of the waterway of the closure period for the bridge so that these vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: July 16, 2007. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–14261 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [COTP JACKSONVILLE 07–163] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zones; Escorted Vessels in the Captain of the Port Jacksonville Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is temporarily establishing security zones around any vessel escorted by one or more Coast Guard, State, or local law enforcement assets within the Captain of the Port Zone Jacksonville, FL. No vessel or person is allowed within 100yards of an escorted vessel, while within the navigable waters of the Captain of the Port Zone, Jacksonville, FL, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Jacksonville, FL or designated representative. Additionally, all vessels within 500 yards of an escorted vessel in the Captain of the Port Zone PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Jacksonville, FL will be required to operate at a minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course. This action is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and facilities from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other events of a similar nature. DATES: This rule is effective from July 1, 2007, through January 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket (COTP Jacksonville 07–163) and are available for inspection or copying at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, 4200 Ocean St, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LT Austin Ives at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Prevention Department, Florida tel: (904) 564–7563. 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. Security zones around escorted vessels are necessary to ensure the safe transit of the escorted vessels as well as the public. Certain vessel movements are more vulnerable to terrorist acts and it would be contrary to the public interest to publish an NPRM which would incorporate a notice and comment period that would delay the effective date of this regulation. For the same reasons and 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 The terrorist attacks of September 2001 heightened the need for development of various security measures throughout the seaports of the United States, particularly around vessels and facilities whose presence or movement creates a heightened vulnerability to terrorist acts; or those for which the consequences of terrorist acts represent a threat to national security. The President of the United States has found that the security of the United States is and continues to be endangered following the attacks of September 11 (E.O. 13,273, 67 FR 56215, Sep. 3, 2002). Additionally, national security and intelligence officials continue to warn that future terrorist attacks are likely. King’s Bay, GA, and the Ports of Jacksonville, FL, and Canaveral, FL E:\FR\FM\24JYR1.SGM 24JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 24, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40239-40240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-14261]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD05-07-074]
RIN 1625-AA-09


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland 
and Virginia

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a 
temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the 
new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I-95) Bridge, mile 103.8, across Potomac 
River between Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill, Maryland. This 
deviation allows the new drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each 
day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on July 23, 2007 until and 
including January 25, 2008, to facilitate testing and commissioning for 
the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. on July 23, 2007, until 
2 p.m. on January 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for 
inspection or copying at Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, 
Federal Building, 1st Floor, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-
5004 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The telephone number is (757) 398-6222. Commander (dpb), 
Fifth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this 
temporary deviation.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge 
Administrator, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398-6222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In June 2006, the southernmost portion of 
the bascule spans for the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, at mile 
103.8, across Potomac River between Alexandria, Virginia and Oxon Hill, 
Maryland was publicly placed into service, switching I-95 Northbound 
traffic onto the new Outer Loop portion of the bridge. The newly-
constructed portion of the bridge will be required to open for vessels 
in accordance with the current drawbridge operating regulations set out 
in 33 CFR 117.255(a).
    While the drawbridge is operational, coordinators for the 
construction of the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project indicated that 
the bascule span is not yet fully commissioned and cannot run at full 
speed, resulting in extended Interstate 95/495 traffic stoppages during 
openings. Opening the new bascule span for a vessel at this time would 
take approximately 45 minutes in a best case scenario. This has the 
potential to have a significant impact upon I-95 traffic, especially 
during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. bridge-opening time frame currently 
available for commercial vessels, in accordance with 33 CFR 117.255(a).
    Coordinators requested a temporary deviation from the current 
operating regulation for the new Woodrow Wilson Memorial (I-95) Bridge 
set out in 33 CFR 117.255(a).
    Though good progress has been made regarding commissioning of the 
north and south drawbridges (both now carrying I-95 vehicle traffic), 
the coordinators are requesting an additional six months of the 10 a.m. 
to 2 p.m. restriction of bridge operation to proceed with commissioning 
activities through January 25, 2008. From a river-user standpoint, the 
coordinators have received no requests from boaters or mariners to open 
during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. timeframe since the restriction was issued 
in late June 2006. In fact, the coordinators have received no 
complaints on the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. restriction.
    The coordinators requested that the new Outer Loop portion of the 
new drawbridge not be available for openings for vessels each day 
between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, July 23, 2007 
through Friday, January 25, 2008, or until the bridge is properly 
commissioned, whichever comes first. The temporary deviation will only 
affect vessels with mast heights of 75 feet or greater. Management of 
the Federal and auxiliary channels will continue to be closely 
coordinated between the coordinators for the construction of the new 
Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, the Coast Guard and vessels requesting 
transit through the construction zone. Furthermore, all affected 
vessels with mast heights greater than 75 feet will be able to receive 
an opening of the new drawbridge in the ``off-peak'' vehicle traffic 
hours (evening and overnight) in accordance with 33 CFR 117.255(a). 
Maintaining the new drawbridge in the closed-to-navigation position 
each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 23, 2007 through January 25, 
2008, will help reduce the impact to vehicular traffic during this 
phase of the new bridge construction.
    The Coast Guard has informed the known users of the waterway of the 
closure period for the bridge so that these vessels can arrange their 
transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation.
    This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 
33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: July 16, 2007.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E7-14261 Filed 7-23-07; 8:45 am]
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