Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kennebec River, Bath and Woolwich, ME, 61059-61060 [E7-21244]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 208 / Monday, October 29, 2007 / Rules and Regulations bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct required maintenance of the drawspan. This deviation allows for a 4-hour notice for openings during nighttime. This deviation is effective between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., from October 22, 2007 through December 19, 2007. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District, telephone (510) 437–3516. Caltrans requested a temporary change to the operation of the Rio Vista Drawbridge, mile 12.8, Sacramento River, at Rio Vista, CA. The Rio Vista Drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 17 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5. Navigation on the waterway consists of both commercial and recreational vessels. The 4-hour notice for openings during the maintenance period, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., from October 22, 2007 through December 19, 2007, will allow Caltrans to clear the drawspan of maintenance equipment so as not to delay approaching vessels. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with all affected waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so at any time. 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. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 19, 2007. J.E. Long, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–21239 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Oct 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD08–07–031] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Rigolets Pass, Mile 6.2, Between Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, 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 U.S. 90 Swing Bridge across Rigolets Pass, mile 6.2, between Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana. This deviation will allow the draw of the U.S. 90 Swing Bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position until January 15, 2007. This deviation is effective from October 16, 2007 until January 15, 2007. ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at 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 Eighth Coast Guard District, Bridge Administration Branch, maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bart Marcules, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone (504) 671–2128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. 90 Swing Bridge located on Rigolets Pass at mile 6.2 between Orleans and St. Tammany Parishes, Louisiana has a vertical clearance of 9 feet above mean high water, elevation 2.0 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL) in the closed position and unlimited in the open position. The U.S. 90 Swing Bridge opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5, and this operating schedule has been in effect since 1927. Due to the fact that a replacement bridge is in the final stages of construction and will be open to traffic shortly the significant costs and time to repair the U.S. 90 Swing Bridge is prohibitive. The repairs will take several months to complete and the new bridge will be open to traffic in three months. The cost of repair is estimated at DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 61059 $250,000 to $500,000 which is an excessive burden on the taxpayers for one month’s use of the U.S. 90 Swing Bridge before it is taken out of service. Thus, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has requested that a Temporary Deviation be granted until the new bridge is open for traffic. The deviation period will be from October 16, 2007 until January 15, 2007, and the U.S. 90 Swing Bridge will be allowed to stay in the closed to navigation position. Small boats can still transit under the U.S. 90 Swing Bridge in the closed to navigation position. This bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. Since mariners can use the Chef Menteur Pass to access the Gulf of Mexico from Lake Pontchartrain with minimal difference in transit time there are no expected impacts. 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 16, 2007. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–21242 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD01–07–152] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kennebec River, Bath and Woolwich, ME Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Carlton Bridge across the Kennebec River at mile 14.0, between Bath and Woolwich, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the Carlton Bridge may remain in the closed position to facilitate bridge painting operations from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2007. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge painting. E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1 61060 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 208 / Monday, October 29, 2007 / Rules and Regulations This deviation is effective from 6:30 a.m. on November 5, 2007 through 6:30 p.m. on December 18, 2007. ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document 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. The telephone number is (617) 223–8364. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 223–8364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Carlton Bridge, across the Kennebec River, mile 14.0, between Bath and Woolwich, Maine, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 10 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.525. The owner of the bridge, Maine Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate bridge painting operations at the Carlton Bridge. The bridge rarely opens for vessel traffic in November and December. Under this temporary deviation the Carlton Bridge need not open for the passage of vessel traffic between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the days of November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2007. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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. Should the bridge maintenance authorized by this temporary deviation be completed before the end of the effective period published in this notice, the Coast Guard will rescind the remainder of this temporary deviation, and the bridge shall be returned to its normal operation schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable. SUMMARY: On June 19, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the Court) vacated EPA’s provisions in the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products that established an October 1, 2008, compliance deadline and that created and delisted a low risk subcategory of plywood and composite wood products facilities. This action announces the Court’s decision and promulgates ministerial amendments that will incorporate the Court’s decision into the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: October 15, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–21244 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Oct 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 40 CFR Part 63 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2003–0048; FRL–8482–2] RIN 2060–AO65 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule was effective on October 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: The EPA does not seek comment on this final rule. The opinion issued by the Court on June 19, 2007 and other information about the rule are contained in Docket ID No. OAR–2003– 0048 and Legacy Docket ID No. A–98– 44. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., confidential business information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the EPA Docket Center, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2003– 0048, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the EPA Docket Center is (202) 566– 1742. DATES: For information concerning applicability and compliance assistance, contact your State or local representative or FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 appropriate EPA Regional Office representative. For other information, contact Ms. Mary Tom Kissell, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies and Program Division, Coatings and Chemicals Group (E143– 01), EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541– 4516; fax number: (919) 541–0246; email address: kissell.mary@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), provides that, when an agency for good cause finds that notice and public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary or contrary to the public interest, the agency may issue a final rule without first providing notice and an opportunity for public comment on a proposed rule. There is good cause for making today’s rule final without prior proposal and opportunity for comment because the Court vacated EPA’s promulgation of the October 1, 2008, compliance date and of the lowrisk provisions. The Court ruled that EPA was without statutory authority in our 2006 amendments to the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) to re-set the compliance date of October 1, 2007, first promulgated in the 2004 NESHAP. The Court also ruled that EPA had no statutory authority to create and then delist the low-risk Plywood and Composite Wood Products (PCWP) subcategory.1 Therefore, today’s action has no legal effect beyond ministerially fulfilling the Court’s order and is clerical in nature: we are merely revising the Code of Federal Regulations to conform our rules to the Court’s order and announcing the Court’s decision. Thus, notice and public procedure are unnecessary. EPA finds that this constitutes good cause under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). Providing an opportunity to comment on a proposed conforming amendment would be impracticable because it would unacceptably delay EPA’s action beyond the October 1, 2007, compliance deadline the Court ruled EPA must reimpose. It would also be unnecessary, since the Court’s direction was clear that EPA must remove the 2006 NESHAP’s amendment re-setting the deadline beyond October 1, 2007, and the 2004 and 2006 provisions creating and delisting the low-risk PCWP subcategory was beyond EPA’s statutory authority. Finally, it is not in the public 1 The Court also remanded and vacated EPA’s determinations that certain process units at PCWP facilities need not be subject to emissions controls. EPA will respond to that portion of the Court’s ruling in a separate notice and comment rulemaking, and is not addressing that issue in today’s final rule. E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 208 (Monday, October 29, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61059-61060]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21244]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[CGD01-07-152]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Kennebec River, Bath and 
Woolwich, ME

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Carlton Bridge across the Kennebec River at mile 14.0, between Bath and 
Woolwich, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the Carlton Bridge may 
remain in the closed position to facilitate bridge painting operations 
from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 
and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2007. Vessels that can pass 
under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This 
deviation is necessary to facilitate bridge painting.

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DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:30 a.m. on November 5, 2007 
through 6:30 p.m. on December 18, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document 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. The 
telephone number is (617) 223-8364. The First Coast Guard District 
Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary 
deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McDonald, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, at (617) 223-8364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Carlton Bridge, across the Kennebec 
River, mile 14.0, between Bath and Woolwich, Maine, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 10 feet at mean high water and 16 
feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations 
are listed at 33 CFR 117.525.
    The owner of the bridge, Maine Department of Transportation, 
requested a temporary deviation to facilitate bridge painting 
operations at the Carlton Bridge. The bridge rarely opens for vessel 
traffic in November and December.
    Under this temporary deviation the Carlton Bridge need not open for 
the passage of vessel traffic between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the 
days of November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, and December 3, 4, 10, 
11, 17, and 18, 2007. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a 
bridge opening may do so at all times.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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.
    Should the bridge maintenance authorized by this temporary 
deviation be completed before the end of the effective period published 
in this notice, the Coast Guard will rescind the remainder of this 
temporary deviation, and the bridge shall be returned to its normal 
operation schedule.
    Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the 
Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable.

    Dated: October 15, 2007.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. 4 1
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