Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, Both in Wilmington, NC, 13756 [E8-5127]

Download as PDF 13756 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 51 / Friday, March 14, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC, on this 7th day of March 2008. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Deputy Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. E8–5192 Filed 3–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0169] RIN 1625–AA–09 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, Both in Wilmington, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Temporary Deviation from Regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) drawbridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge at mile 26.8, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Northeast Cape Fear River both in Wilmington, NC, to accommodate distance races. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2008. 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) 398–6629. Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this temporary deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gary S. Heyer, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398–6629. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The S.R. 74 Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, a lift drawbridge, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 20 feet, above mean high water (MHW). The sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:47 Mar 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, a vertical lift drawbridge, has vertical clearances in full open and closed positions to vessels of 135 feet and 65 feet above MHW, respectively. The Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Northeast Cape Fear River, a lift drawbridge, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 40 feet above MHW. The Wilmington Family YMCA on behalf of the NCDOT (the bridge owner) requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations of the aforementioned bridges set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(5), 33 CFR 117.823 and 33 CFR 117.829(a), respectively, to accommodate ‘‘The Carolinian’’ Iron and Half-Iron distance races scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2008. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridges so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. To facilitate the races, the drawbridges will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position on November 1, 2008, at the following times: From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the S.R. 74 Bridge; from 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge; and from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges 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 which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f). The environmental impact that this temporary deviation will have is minimal because holding the drawbridges in the closed position for a limited period, for a public function, will not result in a change in functional use, or an impact on a historically significant element or setting. Dated: March 5, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration, Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–5127 Filed 3–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [USCG–2008–0061] RIN 1625–AA11 Regulated Navigation Areas: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the waters of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC. This action is necessary to minimize the potential risk of allision to the USS NORTH CAROLINA, a United States Navy submarine, while moored at the North Carolina State Port, Wilmington, NC. This rule will enhance the safety of vessels transiting this area of the Cape Fear River during the period of reduced horizontal clearance. DATES: This rule is effective from 8 a.m. on April 25, 2008, through 8 p.m. on May 7, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0061 and are available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning this rule, phone CWO4 Stephen Lyons, Waterways Management Division Chief, Sector North Carolina, at (252) 247– 4525. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. The USS NORTH CAROLINA will be moored in the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina for an official United States Navy commissioning ceremony. As the ceremony is a military function within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 553(a)(1), the Coast Guard will not conduct a notice and comment period for this temporary final rule. E:\FR\FM\14MRR1.SGM 14MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 51 (Friday, March 14, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-0169]
RIN 1625-AA-09


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(AIWW), Wrightsville Beach; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, 
Both in Wilmington, 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 
three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) drawbridges: 
The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 
283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge at 
mile 26.8, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, at mile 1.0, across 
Northeast Cape Fear River both in Wilmington, NC, to accommodate 
distance races.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on 
November 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) 398-6629. Commander (dpb), 
Fifth Coast Guard District maintains the public docket for this 
temporary deviation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gary S. Heyer, Bridge Management 
Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398-6629.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The S.R. 74 Bridge across the Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, a lift 
drawbridge, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels 
of 20 feet, above mean high water (MHW). The Cape Fear River Memorial 
Bridge, a vertical lift drawbridge, has vertical clearances in full 
open and closed positions to vessels of 135 feet and 65 feet above MHW, 
respectively. The Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, at mile 1.0, across 
Northeast Cape Fear River, a lift drawbridge, has a vertical clearance 
in the closed position to vessels of 40 feet above MHW.
    The Wilmington Family YMCA on behalf of the NCDOT (the bridge 
owner) requested a temporary deviation from the current operating 
regulations of the aforementioned bridges set out in 33 CFR 
117.821(a)(5), 33 CFR 117.823 and 33 CFR 117.829(a), respectively, to 
accommodate ``The Carolinian'' Iron and Half-Iron distance races 
scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2008.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our 
Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the 
bridges so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any 
impact caused by the temporary deviation.
    To facilitate the races, the drawbridges will be maintained in the 
closed-to-navigation position on November 1, 2008, at the following 
times: From 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the S.R. 74 Bridge; from 11 a.m. to 
11:59 p.m. for the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge; and from 8 a.m. to 
11:59 p.m. for the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges 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 which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321-4370f). The 
environmental impact that this temporary deviation will have is minimal 
because holding the drawbridges in the closed position for a limited 
period, for a public function, will not result in a change in 
functional use, or an impact on a historically significant element or 
setting.

    Dated: March 5, 2008.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration, Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District.
 [FR Doc. E8-5127 Filed 3-13-08; 8:45 am]
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