Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA, Drawbridge Maintenance, 30480-30481 [E8-11862]

Download as PDF 30480 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 28, 2008 / Rules and Regulations This rule is effective May 28, 2008 and is applicable beginning March 26, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commander M. Robb Hyde, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy, 1322 Patterson Ave., SE., Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374–5066, telephone 202– 685–5075. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the authority granted in 33 U.S.C. 1605, the Department of the Navy amends 32 CFR part 706. This amendment provides notice that the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, has certified that USS STOUT (DDG 55) is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot fully comply with the following specific provisions of 72 COLREGS without interfering with its special function as a DATES: naval ship: Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the location of the forward masthead light in the forward quarter of the vessel, the placement of the after masthead light, and the horizontal distance between the forward and after masthead lights. The Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) has also certified that the lights involved are located in closest possible compliance with the applicable 72 COLREGS requirements. Moreover, it has been determined, in accordance with 32 CFR parts 296 and 701, that publication of this amendment for public comment prior to adoption is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on technical findings that the placement of lights on this vessel in a manner differently from that prescribed herein will adversely affect the vessel’s ability to perform its military functions. List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 706 Marine safety, Navigation (water), and Vessels. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, amend part 706 of title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: I PART 706—CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA, 1972 1. The authority citation for part 706 continues to read: I Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605. 2. Table Four, Paragraph 16 of § 706.2 is amended by removing the entry for USS STOUT (DDG 55). I 3. Table Five, of § 706.2 is amended by revising the following entry for USS STOUT (DDG 55), to read as follows: I § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. TABLE FIVE Vessel Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. Annex I, sec. 2(f) * * * USS STOUT ......................... DDG 55 ................................. * * * Approved: April 29, 2008. M. Robb Hyde, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). [FR Doc. E8–11836 Filed 5–27–08; 8:45 am] After mast-head light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead Light. Annex I, sec. 3(a) Percentage horizontal separation attained * .............................. * * * * Hull No. Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. Annex I, sec. 3(a) * X DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUMMARY: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Rio Vista Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct required maintenance of the drawspan. This deviation allows for a 4-hour notice for openings during nighttime. Coast Guard DATES: BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P This deviation is effective between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., from May 27, 2008 through June 27, 2008. 33 CFR Part 117 Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0354 and are available online at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or copying two locations: the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey ADDRESSES: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES [Docket No. USCG–2008–0354] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, CA, Drawbridge Maintenance Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 May 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 X * 20.3 * 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. Caltrans requested a temporary change to the operation of the Rio Vista Drawbridge, mile 12.8, Sacramento River, at Rio Vista, CA. The Rio Vista Drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 17 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 117.5. Navigation on the waterway consists of both commercial and recreational vessels. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28MYR1.SGM 28MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 28, 2008 / Rules and Regulations The four-hour notice for openings during the maintenance period, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., from May 27, 2008 through June 27, 2008, will allow Caltrans to clear the drawspan of maintenance equipment so as not to delay approaching vessels. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with all affected waterway users. 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 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: May 19, 2008. C.E. Bone, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–11862 Filed 5–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2008–0395] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Edenton 4th of July Celebration Firework Display, Edenton Bay, Edenton, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will implement a safety zone during the Edenton 4th of July Celebration Firework Display, a fireworks display to be held over the waters of the Edenton Bay, Edenton, North Carolina, Vessel traffic in portions on the Edenton Bay adjacent to Edenton, North Carolina, will be restricted during the fireworks display. This rule is effective July 4, 2008, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0395 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 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 May 27, 2008 Jkt 214001 Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, and at Commander Sector North Carolina, 2301 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call C.D. Humphrey, Marine Event Coordinator, (252) 247–4569. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information We did not publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for this regulation. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing an NPRM. Publishing an NPRM would be impracticable and contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to minimize potential danger to the public during the event. The necessary information to determine whether the marine event poses a threat to persons and vessels was not provided to the Coast Guard in sufficient time to publish an NPRM. The potential dangers posed by the pyrotechnic fireworks display make a safety zone necessary to provide for the safety of spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event area. The Coast Guard will issue a broadcast notice to mariners to advise mariners of the restriction and on have on-scene Coast Guard and local law enforcement vessels. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date would be contrary to the public interest, because immediate action is needed to ensure the safety of the event participants, spectator craft and other vessels transiting the event area. Advance notifications will be made to users of Edenton Bay, via marine information broadcasts, local notice to mariners, commercial radio stations and area newspapers. Background and Purpose On July 4, 2008, Chowan Edenton Optimist Club will sponsor the ‘‘4th of July Celebration Firework Display’’, on the waters of the Edenton Bay. The event will consist of a fireworks display launched from the eastern shore of Edenton Bay. Due to the need for vessel control during the event, vessel traffic PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 30481 will be temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on specified waters of the Edenton Bay, Edenton, North Carolina. The regulated area includes all waters within a 300 yard radius of position 36°03′04″ N, 076°36′18″ W or approximately 150 yards east of the entrance to Queen Anne Creek, Edenton, North Carolina. The safety zone will be in effect from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on July 4, 2008. The effect will be to restrict general navigation in the regulated area during the fireworks display. Except for persons or vessels authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the regulated area during the enforcement period. The Patrol Commander will notify the public of specific enforcement times by Marine Radio Safety Broadcast. These regulations are needed to control vessel traffic during the event to enhance the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels. 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. Although this proposed regulation would prevent traffic from transiting a portion of the Edenton Bay adjacent to Edenton, North Carolina, during the event, the effects of this regulation would not be significant due to the limited duration that the regulated area would be in effect. Extensive advance notifications would be made to the maritime community via Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcast, and area newspapers, so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Vessel traffic would be able to transit the regulated area when the Coast Guard Patrol Commander deems it is safe to do so. 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 E:\FR\FM\28MYR1.SGM 28MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 28, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 30480-30481]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-11862]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2008-0354]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Sacramento River, Rio Vista, 
CA, Drawbridge Maintenance

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 
Rio Vista Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, at Rio 
Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner, the 
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to conduct required 
maintenance of the drawspan. This deviation allows for a 4-hour notice 
for openings during nighttime.

DATES: This deviation is effective between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., from May 
27, 2008 through June 27, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0354 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov. They are also available for inspection or 
copying 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 Rio Vista Drawbridge, mile 12.8, Sacramento River, at 
Rio Vista, CA. The Rio Vista Drawbridge navigation span provides a 
vertical clearance of 17 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-
navigation position. The draw opens on signal as required by 33 CFR 
117.5. Navigation on the waterway consists of both commercial and 
recreational vessels.

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    The four-hour notice for openings during the maintenance period, 
between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., from May 27, 2008 through June 27, 2008, 
will allow Caltrans to clear the drawspan of maintenance equipment so 
as not to delay approaching vessels. This temporary deviation has been 
coordinated with all affected waterway users. 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 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: May 19, 2008.
C.E. Bone,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard 
District.
 [FR Doc. E8-11862 Filed 5-27-08; 8:45 am]
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