Drawbridge Operating Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA; Correction, 5090-5091 [E8-1519]

Download as PDF 5090 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / Rules and Regulations provide the infrastructure and staffing needed to meet the projected demand for passport books over the next fiscal year and beyond. This will enable both the Department and the public to avoid the inefficient use of resources that arises when infrastructure and staffing are insufficient to meet demand. This, along with enhanced border security through the use of the passport book and priority mailing, is a tangible and noticeable benefit. Thus, the benefits of this rule exceed its costs. Executive Order 12988: Civil Justice Reform The Department has reviewed this regulation in light of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order No. 12988 to eliminate ambiguity, minimize litigation, establish clear legal standards, and to reduce burden. Executive Order 13132: Federalism This regulation would not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government, and Executive Order No. 13132 is therefore not applicable. PART 22—SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR CONSULAR SERVICES— DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND FOREIGN SERVICE 1. The authority citation for part 22 is revised to read as follows: I National Environmental Policy Act The Department has analyzed this regulation for the purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347) and has determined that it would not have any effect on the quality of the environment. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This proposed rule would not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1153 note, 1351, 1351 note; 10 U.S.C. 2602(c); 22 U.S.C. 214, 2504(a), 4201, 4206, 4215, 4219; 31 U.S.C. 9701; Pub. L. 105–277, 112 Stat. 2681 et seq.; Pub. L. No. 108–447, 118 Stat. 2809 et seq.; E.O. 10718, 22 FR 4632, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 382; E.O. 11295, 31 FR 10603, 3 CFR, 1966–1970 Comp., p. 570, Pub. L. 109– 167, January 10, 2006, 119 Stat. 3578; Pub. L. 109–472, section 6, 120 Stat. 3554 (2007). I List of Subjects in 22 CFR Part 22 Passports and visas. I Accordingly, for the reasons set forth above, 22 CFR part 22 is amended as follows: 2. Section 22.1 is amended in the table by revising entries 1 and 2 under the heading ‘‘Passport and Citizenship Services’’ to read as follows: § 22.1 Schedule of fees. The following table sets forth the U.S. Department of State’s Schedule of Fees for Consular Services: SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR CONSULAR SERVICES Item No. Fee Passport and Citizenship Services 1. Passport Book Execution: Required for first-time applicants and others who must apply in person [01—Passport Book Execution] 2. Passport Book Application Services for: (a) Applicants age 16 or over (including renewals) [02—Adult Passport Book] ............................................................................... (b) Applicants under age 16 [03—Minor Passport Book] .................................................................................................................. (c) Passport Book amendments (extension of validity, name change, etc.) 04—Amendment] ........................................................ (d) Passport Book security surcharge (enhanced border security fee) [05—Security Surcharge] ................................................... * * * * * ACTION: Dated: January 22, 2008. Maura Harty, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E8–1343 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–06–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [[USCG–2007–0176] Formerly Published as [CGD08–07–042]] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operating Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA; Correction AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Jan 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Final rule, Correction. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of December 12, 2007, a final rule concerning changes to the operation for the State Route 23 vertical lift bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Louisiana. The document was inadvertently published under the same docket number as a previously published document. This document establishes the assignment of a new docket number for publication of the final rule. DATES: This rule is effective on December 12, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch, telephone number 504–671–2128. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of December 12, 2007, a document which changed the operation of the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 $25. $55. $40. No fee. $20. State Route 23 vertical lift bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, Louisiana. The document outlined that the portion of the existing regulation allowing the bridge to remain closed to navigation on the last weekend in October was no longer necessary and was being removed from the operating schedule. This document shared a docket number with a separate document that had been published previously. This correction establishes a new docket number for the document published on December 12, 2007. In rule FR Doc. CGD08–07–042 published on December 12, 2007, (72 FR 298) make the following correction. On page 70515, in the first column, in the heading section replace the docket number CGD08–07–042 with USCG– 2007–0176. E:\FR\FM\29JAR1.SGM 29JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 19 / Tuesday, January 29, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Dated: January 8, 2008. J.H. Korn, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, 8th Coast Guard Dist., Acting. [FR Doc. E8–1519 Filed 1–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [CGD05–07–026] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Sunset Beach, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the drawbridge operating regulations that govern the S.R. 1172 Bridge, at AIWW mile 337.9, Sunset Beach, NC. This final rule will allow the bridge to open on the hour on signal for pleasure vessels from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. year round. The reason for this change would be to improve the schedule for both roadway and waterway users. DATES: This rule is effective February 28, 2008. 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 CGD05–07–026 and 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 Fifth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this rulemaking. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Heyer, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398– 6629. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory History On May 8, 2007, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Sunset Beach, NC’’ in the Federal Register (72 FR 26038). We received 10 comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose The S.R. 1172 Bridge at Sunset Beach has zero vertical clearance to vessels when in the closed position at mean high water. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) owns and operates this single-lane, floating steelbarge, swing-span referred to as a pontoon drawbridge. Current regulations set out at 33 CFR 117.821(a)(5) require the bridge to open on signal for commercial vessels at all times; and on the hour on signal for pleasure vessels between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., April 1 to November 30, except 5091 that on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays, from June 1 through September 30, the bridge shall open on signal on the hour between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. NCDOT and the residents of the Town of Sunset Beach requested a change to the operating regulations for the S.R. 1172 Bridge in an effort to improve the schedule for both roadway and waterway users. The S.R. 1172 Bridge provides the only route on and off Sunset Beach Island. This rule will not change the requirement for the bridge to open on signal at any time for commercial vessels. The Coast Guard reviewed the bridge logs for 2005 and 2006 provided by NCDOT which illustrate a small decrease in the numbers of vessels passing through the bridge during the spring, summer, and fall over the past year. Most vessels transiting the area in the spring and fall are operated by owners commonly referred to as ‘‘snowbirds’’. Owners of these transitory recreational vessels are either traveling north to south towards a warmer climate in the fall or south to north towards a cooler climate in the spring which can result in frequent bridge openings due to increased vessel numbers. During the spring and fall months, the flow of recreational vessels is constant. There were approximately 10,461 and 11,429 vessel passages occurring in 2006 and 2005, respectively, over an eight-month period (during the peak boating season from April to November) according to records furnished by the NCDOT. (See Table A) TABLE A JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC 392 349 386 326 317 1024 921 1234 1392 481 413 327 393 331 297 1152 834 1302 2256 538 BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR 2006 233 191 307 392 436 394 451 BOAT PASSAGES FOR 2006 273 157 463 1207 1659 1538 1486 BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR 2005 218 165 313 322 441 439 474 BOAT PASSAGES FOR 2005 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES 294 211 532 1041 The final rule will facilitate pleasure vessels in navigating the AIWW, while also helping to ease vehicular traffic congestion. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:22 Jan 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 1767 1438 1639 Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard received 10 comments to the NPRM published on May 8, 2007 (72 FR 26038). The comments included nine letters from homeowners and one written request PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Management (NCDCM). Of the nine comments received from homeowners, eight favored the proposal E:\FR\FM\29JAR1.SGM 29JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 19 (Tuesday, January 29, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 5090-5091]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-1519]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[[USCG-2007-0176] Formerly Published as [CGD08-07-042]]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operating Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway 
(Algiers Alternate Route), Belle Chasse, LA; Correction

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Final rule, Correction.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard published in the Federal Register of December 
12, 2007, a final rule concerning changes to the operation for the 
State Route 23 vertical lift bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, 
Louisiana. The document was inadvertently published under the same 
docket number as a previously published document. This document 
establishes the assignment of a new docket number for publication of 
the final rule.

DATES: This rule is effective on December 12, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Frank, Bridge Administration 
Branch, telephone number 504-671-2128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard published in the Federal 
Register of December 12, 2007, a document which changed the operation 
of the State Route 23 vertical lift bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway (Algiers Alternate Route), mile 3.8, at Belle Chasse, 
Louisiana. The document outlined that the portion of the existing 
regulation allowing the bridge to remain closed to navigation on the 
last weekend in October was no longer necessary and was being removed 
from the operating schedule. This document shared a docket number with 
a separate document that had been published previously. This correction 
establishes a new docket number for the document published on December 
12, 2007.
    In rule FR Doc. CGD08-07-042 published on December 12, 2007, (72 FR 
298) make the following correction. On page 70515, in the first column, 
in the heading section replace the docket number CGD08-07-042 with 
USCG-2007-0176.


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    Dated: January 8, 2008.
J.H. Korn,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, 8th Coast Guard Dist., Acting.
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