Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Norwalk River, Norwalk, CT, 1273-1274 [E8-104]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2008 / Rules and Regulations period open until November 15, 2007. No public comments were received. List of Subjects in 18 CFR Parts 806 and 808 Administrative practice and procedure, Water resources. I Accordingly, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, 18 CFR parts 806 and 808 are amended as follows: PART 806—REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF PROJECTS Subpart A—General Provisions 1. The authority citation for part 806 continues to read as follows: I Authority: Secs. 3.4, 3.5 (5), 3.8, 3.10 and 15.2, Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq. 2. In § 806.3, revise the definition of ‘‘agricultural water use’’ to read as follows: I § 806.3 Definitions. * * * * * Agricultural water use. A water use associated primarily with the raising of food, fiber or forage crops, trees, flowers, shrubs, turf products, livestock and poultry. The term shall include aquaculture. * * * * * I 3. In § 806.4, revise paragraph (a)(1) introductory text, paragraph (a)(3) introductory text, and paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows: 4. In § 806.6, revise paragraph (b)(3) to read as follows: I rmajette on PROD1PC64 with RULES § 806.4 Projects requiring review and approval. (a) * * * (1) Consumptive use of water. Any consumptive use project described below shall require an application to be submitted in accordance with § 806.13, and shall be subject to the standards set forth in § 806.22, and, to the extent that it involves a withdrawal from groundwater or surface water, shall also be subject to the standards set forth in § 806.23. Except to the extent that they involve the diversion of the waters of the basin, public water supplies shall be exempt from the requirements of this section regarding consumptive use; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed to exempt individual consumptive users connected to any such public water supply from the requirements of this section. Provided the commission determines that low flow augmentation projects sponsored by the commission’s member states provide sufficient mitigation for agricultural water use to meet the standards set forth in § 806.22, and except as otherwise provided below, agricultural water use projects shall not be subject to the requirements VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Jan 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 of this paragraph (a)(1). Notwithstanding the foregoing, an agricultural water use project involving a diversion of the waters of the basin shall be subject to such requirements unless the property, or contiguous parcels of property, upon which the agricultural water use project occurs is located at least partially within the basin. * * * * * (3) Diversions. Except with respect to agricultural water use projects not subject to the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section, the projects described below shall require an application to be submitted in accordance with § 806.13, and shall be subject to the standards set forth in § 806.24. The project sponsors of out-ofbasin diversions shall also comply with all applicable requirements of this part relating to consumptive uses and withdrawals. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) Transfer of land used primarily for the raising of food, fiber or forage crops, trees, flowers, shrubs, turf products, livestock, or poultry, or for aquaculture, to the extent that, and for so long as, the project’s water use continues to be for such agricultural water use purposes. * * * * * § 806.6 Transfers of approval. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) A project involving the transfer of land used primarily for the raising of food, fiber or forage crops, trees, flowers, shrubs, turf products, livestock or poultry, or for aquaculture, to the extent that, and for so long as, the project’s water use continues to be for such agricultural water use purposes. * * * * * PART 808—HEARINGS AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS 5. Revise the authority citation for part 808 to read as follows: I Authority: Secs. 3.4 (9), 3.5 (5), 3.8, 3.10 and 15.2, Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq. * * * * * Dated: December 17, 2007. Paul O. Swartz, Executive Director. [FR Doc. E8–23 Filed 1–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1273 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2007–0185] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Norwalk River, Norwalk, CT 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 regulations governing the operation of the Washington Street S136 Bridge, across the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, Connecticut. This deviation allows the bridge owner to open only one of the two moveable spans for bridge openings between January 2, 2008 and March 31, 2008. Vessels that require a full twospan bridge opening will be required to provide at least a twelve-hour advance notice by calling the bridge operator at (203) 866–7691. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from January 2, 2008 through March 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, One South Street, New York, New York, 10004, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (212) 668–7165. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Washington Street S136 Bridge, across the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, Connecticut, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 9 feet at mean high water and 16 feet at mean low water. The existing regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.217(a). The owner of the bridge, Connecticut Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled structural maintenance and painting at the bridge. In order to perform the structural and bridge painting operations, one of the two moveable spans must remain in the closed position in order to erect paint containment and perform the required bridge maintenance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\08JAR1.SGM 08JAR1 1274 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 8, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Under this temporary deviation the Washington Street S136 Bridge across the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, Connecticut, need open only one of the two moveable spans for bridge openings from January 2, 2008 through March 31, 2008. Vessels requiring a full two-span bridge opening may do so provided that they give at least a twelve-hour advance notice to the bridge operator by calling (203) 866–7691. 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 operating schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable. 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. Dated: December 27, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–104 Filed 1–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2007–0186] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River at mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation, a two-hour advance notice shall be required between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., from January 2, 2008 through January 8, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Jan 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 This deviation is effective from 3:30 p.m. on January 2, 2008 through 7 a.m. on January 8, 2008. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 223–8364. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Chelsea Street Bridge, across the Chelsea River at mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 9 feet at mean high water and 19 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR § 117.593. The owner of the bridge, the City of Boston, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance, the installation of radio control system necessary to operate the bridge traffic signals and vehicular crash gates on the Chelsea side of the waterway. The Chelsea Street Bridge facilitates deep draft commercial vessel traffic transiting to several oil facilities located upstream from the bridge. The oil facilities and the shipping pilots were notified. No objections were received. Under this temporary deviation, the Chelsea Street Bridge shall open on signal after at least a two-hour advance notice is given by calling the bridge on VHF channel 13 or by telephone at 617– 635–7636, between 3:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., from January 2, 2008 through January 8, 2008. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 27, 2007. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–105 Filed 1–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [USCG–2007–0191] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones: Northeast Gateway, Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones 500 meters around the primary components, two independent submerged turret loading buoys, of Excelerate Energy’s Northeast Gateway Deepwater Port, Atlantic Ocean, and its accompanying systems. The purpose of these temporary safety zones is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with deepwater port facilities. All vessels, with the exception of deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from entering into or moving within either of the safety zones. DATES: This rule is effective from January 8, 2008 until May 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2007– 0191 and are available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also find this docket on the Internet at www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, contact Chief Eldridge McFadden, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Boston, at 617–223–5160. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. 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. The deepwater port facilities discussed elsewhere in this rule were recently completed and present a potential safety E:\FR\FM\08JAR1.SGM 08JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2007-0185]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Norwalk River, Norwalk, CT

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 regulations governing the operation of the 
Washington Street S136 Bridge, across the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at 
Norwalk, Connecticut. This deviation allows the bridge owner to open 
only one of the two moveable spans for bridge openings between January 
2, 2008 and March 31, 2008. Vessels that require a full two-span bridge 
opening will be required to provide at least a twelve-hour advance 
notice by calling the bridge operator at (203) 866-7691. This deviation 
is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.

DATES: This deviation is effective from January 2, 2008 through March 
31, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Materials referred to in this document are available for 
inspection or copying at the First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch 
Office, One South Street, New York, New York, 10004, between 7 a.m. and 
3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is (212) 668-7165. The First Coast Guard District Bridge Branch 
Office maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Washington Street S136 Bridge, across 
the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, Connecticut, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 9 feet at mean high water and 16 
feet at mean low water. The existing regulations are listed at 33 CFR 
117.217(a).
    The owner of the bridge, Connecticut Department of Transportation, 
requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled structural 
maintenance and painting at the bridge.
    In order to perform the structural and bridge painting operations, 
one of the two moveable spans must remain in the closed position in 
order to erect paint containment and perform the required bridge 
maintenance.

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    Under this temporary deviation the Washington Street S136 Bridge 
across the Norwalk River, mile 0.0, at Norwalk, Connecticut, need open 
only one of the two moveable spans for bridge openings from January 2, 
2008 through March 31, 2008. Vessels requiring a full two-span bridge 
opening may do so provided that they give at least a twelve-hour 
advance notice to the bridge operator by calling (203) 866-7691.
    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 
operating schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the 
public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where 
practicable.
    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.

    Dated: December 27, 2007.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
 [FR Doc. E8-104 Filed 1-7-08; 8:45 am]
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