Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route, Lower Grand River, Bayou Sorrel, LA, 61056-61057 [E7-21216]

Download as PDF 61056 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 208 / Monday, October 29, 2007 / Rules and Regulations rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES is clear that the purpose for exporting such coins is for legitimate personal numismatic, amusement, or recreational use. (b) The prohibition contained in § 82.1 against the treatment of 5-cent coins and one-cent coins shall not apply to the treatment of these coins for educational, amusement, novelty, jewelry, and similar purposes as long as the volumes treated and the nature of the treatment makes it clear that such treatment is not intended as a means by which to profit solely from the value of the metal content of the coins. (c) The prohibition contained in § 82.1 against the exportation, melting, or treatment of 5-cent and one-cent coins of the United States shall not apply to coins exported, melted, or treated incidental to the recycling of other materials so long as— (1) Such 5-cent and one-cent coins were not added to the other materials for their metallurgical value; (2) The volumes of the 5-cent coins and one-cent coins, relative to the volumes of the other materials recycled, makes it clear that the presence of such coins is merely incidental; and (3) The separation of the 5-cent and one-cent coins from the other materials would be impracticable or cost prohibitive. (d) The prohibition contained in § 82.1 against the exportation, melting, or treatment of 5-cent coins shall not apply to 5-cent coins inscribed with the years 1942, 1943, 1944, or 1945 that are composed of an alloy comprising copper, silver and manganese. (e) The prohibition contained in § 82.1 against the exportation of 5-cent coins and one-cent coins shall not apply to 5-cent coins and one-cent coins exported by a Federal Reserve Bank or a domestic depository institution, or to a foreign central bank, when the exportation of such 5-cent coins and one-cent coins is for use as circulating money. (f)(1) The prohibition contained in § 82.1 against exportation, melting, or treatment of 5-cent coins and one-cent coins of the United States shall not apply to coins exported, melted, or treated under a written license issued by the Secretary of the Treasury (or designee). (2) Applications for licenses should be transmitted to the Director, United States Mint, 801 9th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20220. § 82.3 Definitions. (a) 5-cent coin of the United States means a 5-cent coin minted and issued by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5112(a)(5). VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Oct 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 (b) One-cent coin of the United States means a one-cent coin minted and issued by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5112(a)(6). (c) Export means to remove, send, ship, or carry, or to take any action with the intent to facilitate a person’s removing, sending, shipping, or carrying, from the United States or any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof, to any place outside of the United States or to any place not subject to the jurisdiction thereof. (d) Person means any individual, partnership, association, corporation, or other organization, but does not include an agency of the Government of the United States. (e) Treat or treatment means to smelt, refine, or otherwise treat by heating, or by a chemical, electrical, or mechanical process. § 82.4 Penalties. (a) Any person who exports, melts, or treats 5-cent coins or one-cent coins of the United States in violation of § 82.1 shall be subject to the penalties specified in 31 U.S.C. 5111(d), including a fine of not more than $10,000 and/or imprisonment of not more than 5 years. (b) In addition to the penalties prescribed by 31 U.S.C. 5111(d), a person violating the prohibitions of this part may be subject to other penalties provided by law, including 18 U.S.C. 1001(a). Dated: October 24, 2007. Edmund C. Moy, Director, United States Mint. [FR Doc. E7–21272 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–02–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD08–07–035] Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route, Lower Grand River, Bayou Sorrel, 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 State Route 75 (SR 75) pontoon span bridge across the Lower Grand River at mile PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 38.4, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route at Bayou Sorrel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. This deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 24 consecutive hours to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2007. 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) 671– 2128. The Bridge Administration Branch maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Phil Johnson, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 671–2128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has requested a temporary deviation in order to replace the entire winch and related operating mechanism of the SR 75 pontoon span bridge across the Lower Grand River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route at Bayou Sorrel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Replacement of the winch is necessary for continued operation of the draw span of the bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2007. During the closure period, the draw will not be able to open for emergencies. Currently, the draw opens on signal; except that, from about August 15 to about June 5 (the school year), the draw need not be opened from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday except holidays. The draw opens on signal at any time for an emergency aboard a vessel. The bridge is a floating pontoon span bridge with no available navigational clearance in the closed-to-navigation position. Thus, vessels will not be able to transit through the bridge site when the bridge is closed. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, fishing vessels and recreational powerboats. 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. E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 208 / Monday, October 29, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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: October 18, 2007. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–21216 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD01–07–130] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has temporarily changed the drawbridge operating regulations governing the operation of the Hamilton Avenue Bridge, mile 1.2, across the Gowanus Canal at Brooklyn, New York. This final rule allows the bridge owner to require a four-hour notice for bridge openings from November 5, 2007 to January 15, 2009. This rule is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge. DATES: This temporary rule suspending § 117.787 and adding § 117.788 is effective from November 5, 2007 to January 15, 2009. ADDRESSES: 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 (CGD01–07–130) and are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, (212) 668–7195. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES Regulatory Information On September 18, 2007, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations’’; Gowanus Canal, New York, in the Federal Register (72 FR 53202). We received no comments in response to the notice of proposed VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Oct 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 rulemaking. No public hearing was requested and none was held. 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. The bridge repairs scheduled to begin on November 5, 2007, are necessary repairs that must be performed with all due speed to assure the continued safe and reliable operation of the bridge. Any delay in making this rule effective would not be in the best interest of public safety and the marine interests that use the Gowanus Canal. We received no comments on the published NPRM, which included the effective period for comment, indicating a need to delay the effective date of this temporary final rule. Background and Purpose The Hamilton Avenue Bridge has a vertical clearance of 19 feet at mean high water, and 23 feet at mean low water in the closed position. The existing drawbridge operating regulations listed at 33 CFR 117.5, require the bridge to open on signal at all times. The bridge owner, New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), has requested a temporary rule to facilitate structural, electrical and mechanical rehabilitation at the Hamilton Avenue Bridge. Under this temporary rule the Hamilton Avenue Bridge would open on signal after at least a four-hour advance notice is given by calling (201) 400– 5243. Major rehabilitation bridge repairs have been ongoing at the Hamilton Avenue Bridge since March 2007. The bridge owner NYCDOT, requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to help facilitate bridge rehabilitation repairs at the Hamilton Avenue Bridge. As a result of that request the Coast Guard authorized a temporary deviation [CGD01–07–026] on March 15, 2007, which required mariners to provide a four-hour advance notice for bridge openings from April 6, 2007 through September 29, 2007. On August 7, 2007, the Coast Guard received a second request from the bridge owner NYCDOT, to extend the four-hour advance notice requirement at the Hamilton Avenue Bridge through January 15, 2009, in order to facilitate the remaining rehabilitation bridge repairs. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard received no comments in response to the notice of PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61057 proposed rulemaking and as a result, no changes have been made to this temporary final rule. Regulatory Evaluation This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3), of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. This conclusion is based on the fact that all vessel traffic will still be able to transit through the bridge at all times after providing the four-hour advance notice for bridge openings. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b), that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This conclusion is based on the fact that all vessel traffic will still be able to transit through the bridge at all times after providing the four-hour advance notice for bridge openings. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offered to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. No small entities requested Coast Guard assistance and none was given. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 208 (Monday, October 29, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61056-61057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21216]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD08-07-035]


Drawbridge Operating Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 
Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route, Lower Grand River, Bayou 
Sorrel, 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 
State Route 75 (SR 75) pontoon span bridge across the Lower Grand River 
at mile 38.4, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Morgan City to Port Allen 
Alternate Route at Bayou Sorrel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. This 
deviation provides for the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 24 
consecutive hours to conduct scheduled maintenance to the drawbridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 
2007 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2007.

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) 671-2128. The Bridge Administration Branch 
maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Phil Johnson, Bridge Administration 
Branch, telephone (504) 671-2128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Louisiana Department of Transportation 
and Development has requested a temporary deviation in order to replace 
the entire winch and related operating mechanism of the SR 75 pontoon 
span bridge across the Lower Grand River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 
Morgan City to Port Allen Alternate Route at Bayou Sorrel, Iberville 
Parish, Louisiana. Replacement of the winch is necessary for continued 
operation of the draw span of the bridge. This temporary deviation will 
allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 
a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 
7, 2007. During the closure period, the draw will not be able to open 
for emergencies. Currently, the draw opens on signal; except that, from 
about August 15 to about June 5 (the school year), the draw need not be 
opened from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday except holidays. 
The draw opens on signal at any time for an emergency aboard a vessel.
    The bridge is a floating pontoon span bridge with no available 
navigational clearance in the closed-to-navigation position. Thus, 
vessels will not be able to transit through the bridge site when the 
bridge is closed. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with 
tows, fishing vessels and recreational powerboats. 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.

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    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: October 18, 2007.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
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