Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC; Bridge Inspection, 20172-20173 [E8-7931]

Download as PDF 20172 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations § 250.1301 Authority: 43 U.S.C. 1334. [Amended] 10. Amend § 250.1301 by revising paragraphs (b) and (c) to read as follows: I § 281.0 Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. ACTION: [Amended] § 250.1301 What are the requirements for unitization? 16. In § 281.0, the last sentence is revised to read ‘‘An applicant must respond to obtain or retain a benefit.’’ * § 281.26 * * * * (b) Compulsory unitization. The Regional Supervisor may require you and other lessees to unitize operations of a reasonably delineated and productive reservoir if unitized operations are necessary to: (1) Prevent waste; (2) Conserve natural resources; or (3) Protect correlative rights, including Federal royalty interests. (c) Unit area. 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Revise § 282.40, paragraph (f), to read as follows: I § 282.40 Bonds. * * * * * (f) For the purposes of this section there are three areas: (1) The Gulf of Mexico and the area offshore the Atlantic Ocean; (2) The area offshore the Pacific Coast States of California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii; and (3) The area offshore the coast of Alaska. * * * * * [FR Doc. E8–7776 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0241] 15. The authority citation for part 281 is revised to read as follows: I 15:34 Apr 14, 2008 § 282.40 BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P * * * If either the complainant or the person(s) alleged to have wrongfully discriminated fail to provide such written notice within a reasonable period of time, the Regional Director must proceed in accordance with the provisions of 30 CFR 250, subpart N. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Payments. * I § 270.6 [Amended] 17. In § 281.26 revise the second sentence of paragraph (e) and revise paragraph (i) to read as follows: I I 11. Remove § 250.1502. § 250.1629 I Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC; Bridge Inspection AGENCY: PO 00000 Coast Guard, DHS. Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, mile 26.8 at Wilmington, NC. Under this deviation, a one-hour advance notice is required for bridge openings, to allow bridge inspectors time to remove test equipment connected to operating components used in bridge openings. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on April 28, 2008, to 11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0241 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 the 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary S. Heyer, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398– 6629. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: North Carolina Department of Transportation, who owns and operates the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, requested a deviation from the operating regulations to facilitate inspection of the bridge. In the closed position to navigation, the drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 65 feet above mean high water. The current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.823 allow the draw need not open for the passage of vessel from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of July of every year, and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of November of every year; and require the draw to open on signal at all other times in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5. The Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge is inspected annually on varying dates. During this inspection, vessel operators with mast height lower than 65 feet will continue to be able to transit through the drawbridge. There are not alternate routes for vessels with a mast height greater than 65 feet. To allow bridge inspectors time to remove test equipment connected to E:\FR\FM\15APR1.SGM 15APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations operating components used in bridge openings, a one-hour advance notice will be required for bridge openings beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, April 28, 2008, until and including 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2008. The Coast Guard reviewed the bridge logs provided by NCDOT for April and May in 2007 which revealed that vessel traffic is primarily commercial with a small amount of recreational. The number of bridge openings for commercial traffic averages about 25 openings per month, with about two openings per month for recreational craft. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway via maritime advisories of the restriction for bridge openings so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In addition, qualified personnel will be on-site to open the drawbridge for vessels in the event of an emergency. 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 that this temporary deviation will have is minimal because the drawbridges being closed to vessels to perform routine maintenance, will not result in a change in functional use, or an impact on a historically significant element or setting. Dated: April 7, 2008. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Chief, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–7931 Filed 4–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES [Docket No. USCG–2007–0145] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Colorado River, Parker, AZ Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:34 Apr 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Temporary final rule. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within in the Lake Moolvalya region on the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Bluewater Resort and Casino ‘Spring Classic’ Boat Race. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels and other vessels and 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 designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 6 a.m. on April 11, 2008, through 6 p.m on April 13, 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 CG–2007–0145 and are available for inspection or copying at U.S. 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 7229). We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public hearing was requested, and none was held. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying this rule would be contrary to the public interest of ensuring the safety of spectators and vessels during this event and immediate action is necessary to prevent possible loss of life or property. Background and Purpose DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY: ACTION: The Southern California Speedboat Club is sponsoring the Bluewater Resort and Casino ‘Spring Classic’ Boat Race, which is held on the Lake Moolvalya region on the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona. 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 12 to PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 20173 22 feet. Approximately 85 boats will participate in this event. The sponsor will provide two water rescue and two patrol vessels to patrol this event. 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 Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. We expect the economic impact of this proposed rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation is unnecessary. This determination is based on the size and location of the safety zone. Commercial vessels will be hindered by the safety zone. Recreational vessels will not be allowed to transit through the designated safety zone during the specified times. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners and operators of pleasure craft engaged in recreational activities and sightseeing in a portion of the Lower Colorado River from 6 a.m. on April 11, 2008, through 6 p.m. on April 13, 2008. This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because the rule will be in effect for only 12 hours for a period of three (3) days. Before the effective period, we will submit an inclusion in the Local Notice to Mariners. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offered to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they could better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. E:\FR\FM\15APR1.SGM 15APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-0241]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC; 
Bridge Inspection

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 
Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, mile 26.8 at Wilmington, NC. Under 
this deviation, a one-hour advance notice is required for bridge 
openings, to allow bridge inspectors time to remove test equipment 
connected to operating components used in bridge openings.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on April 28, 2008, to 
11:59 p.m. on May 8, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0241 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 the 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: North Carolina Department of Transportation, 
who owns and operates the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge, requested a 
deviation from the operating regulations to facilitate inspection of 
the bridge.
    In the closed position to navigation, the drawbridge has a vertical 
clearance of 65 feet above mean high water. The current operating 
regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.823 allow the draw need not open for 
the passage of vessel from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of 
July of every year, and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of 
November of every year; and require the draw to open on signal at all 
other times in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5.
    The Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge is inspected annually on 
varying dates. During this inspection, vessel operators with mast 
height lower than 65 feet will continue to be able to transit through 
the drawbridge. There are not alternate routes for vessels with a mast 
height greater than 65 feet.
    To allow bridge inspectors time to remove test equipment connected 
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operating components used in bridge openings, a one-hour advance notice 
will be required for bridge openings beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, 
April 28, 2008, until and including 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, 
2008.
    The Coast Guard reviewed the bridge logs provided by NCDOT for 
April and May in 2007 which revealed that vessel traffic is primarily 
commercial with a small amount of recreational. The number of bridge 
openings for commercial traffic averages about 25 openings per month, 
with about two openings per month for recreational craft.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway via maritime 
advisories of the restriction for bridge openings so that vessels can 
arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary 
deviation. In addition, qualified personnel will be on-site to open the 
drawbridge for vessels in the event of an emergency.
    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 that this temporary deviation will have is minimal 
because the drawbridges being closed to vessels to perform routine 
maintenance, will not result in a change in functional use, or an 
impact on a historically significant element or setting.

    Dated: April 7, 2008.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Chief, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth Coast Guard District.
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