Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA, Event-Grand Opening Celebration, 18961 [E8-7380]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 68 / Tuesday, April 8, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Dated: March 20, 2008. Roger K. Wiebusch, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–7381 Filed 4–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0223] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA, Event—Grand Opening Celebration Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to celebrate the completion of the newly refurbished drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. on April 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0223 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying at two locations: 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, and Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Building 50–2, Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA 94501– 5100, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District, telephone (510) 437–3516. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Caltrans requested a temporary change to the operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The Tower Drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:20 Apr 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 clearance of 30 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is given, as required by 33 CFR 117.189. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. on April 12, 2008 to allow the public to participate in the Grand Opening Celebration of the newly refurbished drawbridge. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. There are no scheduled river boat cruises or anticipated levee maintenance during this deviation period. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so at any time. In the event of an emergency the drawspan can be opened with 45 minutes advance notice. 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: 28 March 2008. J.E. Long, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–7380 Filed 4–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2007–0140] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Colorado River, Parker, AZ Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels of the race, and general users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designation representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 2, 2008 through May 4, 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 USCG–2007–0140 and are available for inspection or copying at Coast Guard Sector San Diego, 2710 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101– 1064 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MST3 Kristen Beer, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, CA at (619) 278–7233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information On February 7, 2008, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Safety zone, Colorado River, Parker, AZ in the Federal Register (73 FR 7231). We received no letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public hearing was requested, and none was held. Background and Purpose RPM Racing Enterprises is sponsoring the Bluewater Resort and Casino APBA National Tour/Regional Championship, which is held on the Lake Moolvalya region on the Colorado River in Parker, AZ. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and other users of the waterway. This event involves powerboats racing along a circular track. The size of the boats varies from eight to 15 feet. Approximately 130 to 150 boats will participate in this event. The sponsor has provided two water rescue and two patrol vessels to patrol this event. Discussion of Comments and Changes The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Bluewater Resort and Casino American Powerboat Association (APBA) National Tour/ Regional Championship. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for SUMMARY: 18961 No changes will be made to the rule, since no comments were received. Regulatory Evaluation This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that E:\FR\FM\08APR1.SGM 08APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2008-0223]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Sacramento, 
CA, Event--Grand Opening Celebration

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, 
CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the 
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to celebrate the 
completion of the newly refurbished drawbridge. This deviation allows 
the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the 
event.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. on April 
12, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0223 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or 
copying at two locations: 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, and Commander 
(dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Building 50-2, Coast Guard 
Island, Alameda, CA 94501-5100, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge 
Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District, telephone (510) 437-3516.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Caltrans requested a temporary change to the 
operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, Sacramento River, at 
Sacramento, CA. The Tower Drawbridge navigation span provides a 
vertical clearance of 30 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-
navigation position. The draw opens on signal from May 1 through 
October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from November 1 through April 30 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times the draw shall open on signal 
if at least four hours notice is given, as required by 33 CFR 117.189. 
Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational.
    The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 
11 a.m. through 3 p.m. on April 12, 2008 to allow the public to 
participate in the Grand Opening Celebration of the newly refurbished 
drawbridge. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway 
users. There are no scheduled river boat cruises or anticipated levee 
maintenance during this deviation period. No objections to the proposed 
temporary deviation were raised.
    Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-
navigation position, may continue to do so at any time.
    In the event of an emergency the drawspan can be opened with 45 
minutes advance notice.
    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: 28 March 2008.
J.E. Long,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. E8-7380 Filed 4-7-08; 8:45 am]
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