Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Thames River, New London, CT, 29690-29691 [E8-11437]

Download as PDF 29690 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 100 / Thursday, May 22, 2008 / Rules and Regulations aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. Taking of Private Property This rule will not effect a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. Protection of Children We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and does not concern an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that may disproportionately affect children. Indian Tribal Governments This final rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does not have substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. Energy Effects rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. We have determined that it is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under that order because it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866 and is not likely to have a significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of energy. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has not designated it as a significant energy action. Therefore, it does not require a Statement of Energy Effects under Executive Order 13211. Technical Standards The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA) (15 U.S.C. 272 note) directs agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in their VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 May 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 regulatory activities unless the agency provides Congress, through the Office of Management and Budget, with an explanation of why using these standards would be inconsistent with applicable law or otherwise impractical. Voluntary consensus standards are technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Commandant Instruction M16475.1D, and Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 5100.1, 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. Therefore, this rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, from further environmental documentation considering that it relates to the promulgation of operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. Regulations For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast 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(g); Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. I 2. Add § 117.800 to read as follows: § 117.800 Mill Neck Creek. The draw of the Bayville Bridge, mile 0.1, at Oyster Bay, New York, shall open on signal between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., from May 1 through October 31, and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from November 1 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 through April 30. At all other times the draw shall open on signal provided at least a two-hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. Dated: May 13, 2008. Timothy S. Sullivan, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–11443 Filed 5–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0356] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Thames River, New London, CT Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Amtrak Bridge, mile 3.0, across the Thames River at New London, Connecticut. While this temporary deviation is in effect, the bridge may remain in the closed position for sixteen days and operate on a temporary operating schedule for ten days. DATES: This deviation is effective from June 1, 2008, through June 30, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0356 and are available online at http://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 First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Amtrak Bridge, across the Thames River at mile 3.0, at New London, Connecticut, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 30 feet at mean E:\FR\FM\22MYR1.SGM 22MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 100 / Thursday, May 22, 2008 / Rules and Regulations high water and 33 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.224. The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels, fishing vessels, and U.S. Navy vessels of various sizes. The U.S. Navy and other marine facilities were notified regarding this deviation and no objections were received. The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), requested a temporary deviation to facilitate rehabilitation construction at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Amtrak Bridge, mile 3.0, across the Thames River at New London may remain in the closed position from June 1, 2008, through June 13, 2008, and from June 18, 2008, through June 20, 2008. From June 21, 2008, through June 30, 2008, the draw may remain in the closed position; except that, the draw shall open for the passage of vessel traffic during the following time periods: Monday through Friday from: 5 a.m. to 5:40 a.m.; 11:20 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.; 3:35 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. Saturday from: 8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.; 12:35 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.; 3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.; 5:35 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.; and 7:35 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Sunday from: 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.; 11:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The draw shall open on signal at any time for U.S. Navy submarines and their associated escort vessels. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with RULES Dated: May 9, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–11437 Filed 5–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 May 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 51 Requirements for Preparation, Adoption, and Submittal of Implementation Plans CFR Correction In title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, parts 50 to 51, revised as of July 1, 2007, on page 296, in § 51.357, remove paragraphs (b)(1)(i) and (b)(1)(ii). [FR Doc. 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As published, the rule contained inadvertent errors and provisions that needed to be clarified. We published a direct final rule with a parallel proposed rule on September 7, 2007 to correct the errors and to add clarifying language. However, we received an adverse comment on the direct final rule, and it was subsequently withdrawn on November 5, 2007. This action finalizes PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29691 the parallel proposal. In this final rule, EPA corrects errors, clarifies certain provisions, and responds to the adverse comment received on the direct final rule published on September 7, 2007. DATES: This final rule is effective on May 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2002–0071. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Update of Continuous Instrumental Test Methods Docket, Docket ID No. EPA–OAR–2002–0071, EPA Docket Center, EPA/DC, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC. This Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding legal holidays. The Docket telephone number is (202) 566–1742. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Foston Curtis, Air Quality Assessment Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (E143–02), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; telephone number (919) 541– 1063; fax number (919) 541–0516; e-mail address: curtis.foston@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Does This Action Apply to Me? II. Where Can I Obtain a Copy of This Action? III. Background IV. This Action A. Method 3A—40 CFR Part 60, Appendix A–1 B. Method 6C—40 CFR Part 60, Appendix A–4 C. Method 7E—40 CFR Part 60, Appendix A–4 D. Method 20—40 CFR Part 60, Appendix A–7 V. Public Comments on the Proposed Rule VI. Judicial Review VII. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews A. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory Planning and Review B. Paperwork Reduction Act C. Regulatory Flexibility Act E:\FR\FM\22MYR1.SGM 22MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 100 (Thursday, May 22, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-11437]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-0356]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Thames River, New London, CT

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the 
Amtrak Bridge, mile 3.0, across the Thames River at New London, 
Connecticut. While this temporary deviation is in effect, the bridge 
may remain in the closed position for sixteen days and operate on a 
temporary operating schedule for ten days.

DATES: This deviation is effective from June 1, 2008, through June 30, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0356 and are available online 
at http://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 First Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch Office, 408 Atlantic 
Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First 
Coast Guard District, at (212) 668-7165.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Amtrak Bridge, across the Thames River 
at mile 3.0, at New London, Connecticut, has a vertical clearance in 
the closed position of 30 feet at mean

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high water and 33 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge 
operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.224.
    The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels, fishing vessels, 
and U.S. Navy vessels of various sizes. The U.S. Navy and other marine 
facilities were notified regarding this deviation and no objections 
were received.
    The owner of the bridge, National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
(Amtrak), requested a temporary deviation to facilitate rehabilitation 
construction at the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation the Amtrak Bridge, mile 3.0, across 
the Thames River at New London may remain in the closed position from 
June 1, 2008, through June 13, 2008, and from June 18, 2008, through 
June 20, 2008.
    From June 21, 2008, through June 30, 2008, the draw may remain in 
the closed position; except that, the draw shall open for the passage 
of vessel traffic during the following time periods:
    Monday through Friday from: 5 a.m. to 5:40 a.m.; 11:20 a.m. to 
11:55 a.m.; 3:35 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
    Saturday from: 8:30 a.m. to 9:10 a.m.; 12:35 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.; 
3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.; 5:35 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.; and 7:35 p.m. to 8:40 
p.m.
    Sunday from: 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.; 11:35 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; 1:30 
p.m. to 1:55 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
    The draw shall open on signal at any time for U.S. Navy submarines 
and their associated escort vessels.
    Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may 
do so at all times.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: May 9, 2008.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E8-11437 Filed 5-21-08; 8:45 am]
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