Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River-Eastern Branch, at Norfolk, VA, 4472-4473 [E8-1246]

Download as PDF 4472 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0015] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Potomac River, Between Maryland and Virginia Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC69 with RULES 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 will allow the contractor to complete commissioning and final testing for the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction project. This deviation allows the new drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on January 26, 2008 until and including March 1, 2008. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. on January 26, 2008, until 2 p.m. on March 1, 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. 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). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 this deviation from the normal 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. opening period, to proceed with commissioning activities through March 1, 2008. From a river-user standpoint, the coordinators have received no requests from boaters or mariners for a bridge opening during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. timeframe since the passage of the tall ship ‘‘Gloria’’ in July 2007. The coordinators requested that the new drawbridge not be available for openings for vessels each day between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Saturday, January 26, 2008 through Saturday, March 1, 2008. 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 January 26, 2008 through March 1, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: January 14, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–1240 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0018] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River—Eastern Branch, at Norfolk, VA 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 Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, at mile 2.7, across the Elizabeth River— Eastern Branch at Norfolk, VA. This deviation allows the drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2008 until and including 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, to facilitate rehabilitation of the operating machinery of the swing span. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on February 4, 2008 to 6 p.m. on March 8, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398–6422. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge (NS# E:\FR\FM\25JAR1.SGM 25JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 17 / Friday, January 25, 2008 / Rules and Regulations V2.8 Bridge), a swing-type drawbridge, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of six feet, above mean high water. Norfolk Southern Railways, the bridge owner, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.1007(a). To facilitate the repairs to the operating machinery, the NS# V2.8 Bridge will be maintained in the closedto-navigation position beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2008 until and including 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008. The Coast Guard has informed the known users of the waterway of the closure periods for the bridge so that these vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. 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: January 11, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–1246 Filed 1–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 70 [EPA–R05–OAR–2007–1198; FRL–8521–3] State Operating Permit Programs; Ohio; Revisions to the Acid Rain Regulations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Direct final rule. pwalker on PROD1PC69 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is taking direct final action to approve, as a revision to Ohio’s operating permits program, revisions to Ohio’s Acid Rain Permits and Compliance Rules found in Chapter 3745–103 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). The changes made to Ohio’s OAC 3745–103 Rules include rules for phase II acid rain permits and new information on items incorporated by reference. EPA granted full approval of Ohio’s operating permits program on August 15, 1995, which became effective on October 1, 1995. On March 23, 2007 Ohio submitted the revised acid rain rules to EPA for approval. This Federal Register notice approves these VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:51 Jan 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 revised acid rain rules into Ohio’s Title V operating permits program. DATES: This direct final rule will be effective on March 25, 2008, unless EPA receives adverse comments by February 25, 2008. If adverse comments are received, EPA will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– OAR–2007–1198, by one of the following methods: • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: blakley.pamela@epa.gov. • Fax: (312) 886–5824. • Mail: Pamela Blakley, Chief, Air Permits Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. • Hand Delivery: At the previouslylisted EPA Region 5 address. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R05–OAR–2007– 1198. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 4473 the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. Docket: All documents in the electronic docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in www.regulations.gov or in hard copy during normal business hours at the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, Air and Radiation Division, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Angelbeck, (312) 886–9698, or by e-mail at angelbeck.richard@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information section is arranged as follows: I. What is being addressed in this document? II. What are the program changes that EPA is approving? III. What action is EPA taking today? IV. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews. I. What is being addressed in this document? The Clean Air Act (Act) requires all state and local permitting authorities to develop operating permits programs that meet the requirements of Title V of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 7661–7661(f), and its implementing regulations, 40 CFR part 70 (part 70). EPA fully approved Ohio’s Title V operating permits program on August 15, 1995 (60 FR 42045). On December 19, 1996, EPA promulgated a final rule (61 FR 67111) for the second phase of the Nitrogen Oxides Program under Title IV of the Act. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) revised its acid rain rules in OAC Chapter 3745–103. The revised acid rain rules became effective on June 27, 2002. On October 2, 2002, OEPA submitted to EPA the revised acid rain rules for approval into the Ohio Title V operating permits program. On November 27, 2002, EPA provided to OEPA comments on the acid rain rules. In response to EPA’s comments, and pursuant to a fiveyear mandatory rule review, OEPA again revised its acid rain rules, which became effective on January 12, 2007. On March 23, 2007, OEPA submitted to EPA these new and revised acid rain rules as a revision to Ohio’s fully approved Title V operating permits program. E:\FR\FM\25JAR1.SGM 25JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 17 (Friday, January 25, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 4472-4473]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1246]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-0018]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Elizabeth River--Eastern 
Branch, at Norfolk, VA

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 
Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge, at mile 2.7, across the Elizabeth 
River--Eastern Branch at Norfolk, VA. This deviation allows the 
drawbridge to remain closed-to-navigation beginning at 7 a.m. on 
Monday, February 4, 2008 until and including 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 
8, 2008, to facilitate rehabilitation of the operating machinery of the 
swing span.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on February 4, 2008 to 6 
p.m. on March 8, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management 
Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398-6422.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge 
(NS

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V2.8 Bridge), a swing-type drawbridge, has a vertical clearance in the 
closed position to vessels of six feet, above mean high water.
    Norfolk Southern Railways, the bridge owner, has requested a 
temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 
33 CFR 117.1007(a).
    To facilitate the repairs to the operating machinery, the 
NS V2.8 Bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation 
position beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2008 until and 
including 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008.
    The Coast Guard has informed the known users of the waterway of the 
closure periods for the bridge so that these vessels can arrange their 
transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation.
    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: January 11, 2008.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District.
 [FR Doc. E8-1246 Filed 1-24-08; 8:45 am]
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