Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC, 12886 [E8-4812]

Download as PDF 12886 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 11, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Environment We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA)(42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded that there are no factors in this case that would limit the use of a categorical exclusion under section 2.B.2 of the Instruction because this rule involves drawbridge regulations. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e) of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. Words of Issuance and Regulatory Text For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: I PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. § 117.469 is revised to read as follows: I § 117.469 Liberty Bayou. The draw of the S433 Bridge, mile 2.0, at Slidell, shall open on signal, except that between 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., the draw shall open on signal if at least two hours notice is given. Dated: February 27, 2008. Joel R. Whitehead, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–4816 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0116] yshivers on PROD1PC62 with RULES Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Mar 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. From February 29, 2008 at 6 p.m. until March 11, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., this deviation is necessary to complete sandblasting and painting operations along with mechanical repairs. The drawbridge will remain closed-tonavigation each day from 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 p.m. on February 29, 2008 to 5:30 p.m. on March 11, 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: Gary S. Heyer, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398– 6629. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Figure Eight Swing Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 20 feet, above mean high water (MHW). Also, the vertical clearance in this location is limited to 85 feet, above MHW, by the overhead power line. On December 27, 2007, we published a notice of temporary deviation from regulations entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC’’ in the Federal Register (72 FR 56013). Contractors, on behalf of the Figure Eight Homeowners Association (the bridge owner), requested an additional temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(3) to close the drawbridge to navigation in order to complete sandblasting, cleaning and painting of the bridge superstructure along with mechanical repairs. To complete this operation, the Figure Eight Swing Bridge will be further maintained in the closed-to-navigation position each day from February 29, 2008, until March 11, 2008, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Commercial vessel openings will be provided from the 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. work-block if at least three hours notice is given by calling (910) 686–0635 or via marine radio on Channel 13. At all other PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.821(a)(3). The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure period for the bridge so that 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. We analyzed this temporary deviation under Commandant Instruction M16475.lD and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f). The environmental impact of this temporary deviation will be minimal because closing the drawbridge to vessels in order to perform routine repair and maintenance will not result in a change in functional use, or an impact on a historically significant element or setting. Dated: February 25, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–4812 Filed 3–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2007–0079] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tchefuncta River, Madisonville, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the operation of the State Route 22 (S22) Bridge across the Tchefuncta River, mile 2.5, at Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana and cancelling the test deviation presently in effect for this bridge. This change is being made in order to enhance the flow of vehicles across the bridge during peak traffic hours. DATES: This rule is effective April 10, 2008. The test deviation, docket number USCG–2007–0082, old docket number E:\FR\FM\11MRR1.SGM 11MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 11, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-0116]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Figure Eight Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 278.1, at Scotts Hill, NC. From 
February 29, 2008 at 6 p.m. until March 11, 2008 at 5:30 p.m., this 
deviation is necessary to complete sandblasting and painting operations 
along with mechanical repairs. The drawbridge will remain closed-to-
navigation each day from 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 10 a.m. to 1:30 
p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 p.m. on February 29, 2008 to 
5:30 p.m. on March 11, 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: Gary S. Heyer, Bridge Management 
Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398-6629.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Figure Eight Swing Bridge has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position to vessels of 20 feet, above mean high 
water (MHW). Also, the vertical clearance in this location is limited 
to 85 feet, above MHW, by the overhead power line.
    On December 27, 2007, we published a notice of temporary deviation 
from regulations entitled ``Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), at Scotts Hill, NC'' in the Federal 
Register (72 FR 56013).
    Contractors, on behalf of the Figure Eight Homeowners Association 
(the bridge owner), requested an additional temporary deviation from 
the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(3) to 
close the drawbridge to navigation in order to complete sandblasting, 
cleaning and painting of the bridge superstructure along with 
mechanical repairs.
    To complete this operation, the Figure Eight Swing Bridge will be 
further maintained in the closed-to-navigation position each day from 
February 29, 2008, until March 11, 2008, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Commercial vessel 
openings will be provided from the 6 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. work-block if at 
least three hours notice is given by calling (910) 686-0635 or via 
marine radio on Channel 13. At all other times, the drawbridge will 
operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.821(a)(3).
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our 
Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure period for the 
bridge so that 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.
    We analyzed this temporary deviation under Commandant Instruction 
M16475.lD and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 
5100.1, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f).
    The environmental impact of this temporary deviation will be 
minimal because closing the drawbridge to vessels in order to perform 
routine repair and maintenance will not result in a change in 
functional use, or an impact on a historically significant element or 
setting.

    Dated: February 25, 2008.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E8-4812 Filed 3-10-08; 8:45 am]
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