Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME, Maintenance, 60952-60953 [E8-24521]

Download as PDF 60952 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this document as being available in the docket, are part of dockets TSA–2006–24191 and USCG–2006–24196, and are available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility, 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. You may also find this docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this document, call LCDR Jonathan Maiorine, telephone 1–877–687–2243. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–493–0402. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES I. Regulatory History On May 22, 2006, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the United States Coast Guard (Coast Guard) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a joint notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ‘‘Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Implementation in the Maritime Sector; Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License’’ in the Federal Register (71 FR 29396). This was followed by a 45-day comment period and four public meetings. The Coast Guard and TSA issued a joint final rule, under the same title, on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3492) (hereinafter referred to as the original TWIC final rule). The preamble to that final rule contains a discussion of all the comments received on the NPRM, as well as a discussion of the provisions found in the original TWIC final rule, which became effective on March 26, 2007. On May 7, 2008, the Coast Guard and TSA issued a final rule to realign the compliance date for implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. 73 FR 25562. The date by which mariners need to obtain a TWIC, and by which owners and operators of vessels and outer continental shelf facilities must implement access control procedures utilizing TWIC, is now April 15, 2009 instead of September 25, 2008. Owners and operators of facilities that must comply with 33 CFR part 105 will still be subject to earlier, rolling compliance dates, as set forth in 33 CFR 105.115(e). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Coast Guard will continue to announce rolling compliance dates, as provided in 33 CFR 105.115(e), at least 90 days in advance via notices published in the Federal Register. The final compliance date for all COTP Zones will not be later than April 15, 2009. II. Notice of Facility Compliance Date— COTP Zone New York Title 33 CFR 105.115(e) currently states that ‘‘[f]acility owners and operators must be operating in accordance with the TWIC provisions in this part by the date set by the Coast Guard in a Notice to be published in the Federal Register.’’ Through this Notice, the Coast Guard informs the owners and operators of facilities subject to 33 CFR 105.115(e) located within COTP Zone New York that the deadline for their compliance with Coast Guard and TSA TWIC requirements is March 23, 2009. The TSA and Coast Guard have determined that this date provides sufficient time for the estimated population required to obtain TWICs for this COTP Zone to enroll and for TSA to complete the necessary security threat assessments for those enrollment applications. We strongly encourage persons requiring unescorted access to facilities regulated by 33 CFR part 105 and located in this COTP Zone to enroll for their TWIC as soon as possible, if they haven’t already. Additionally, we note that the TWIC Final Rule advises owners and operators of MTSA regulated facilities of their responsibility to notify employees of the TWIC requirements. Specifically, 33 CFR 105.200(b)(14) requires owners or operators of MTSA regulated facilities to ‘‘[i]nform facility personnel of their responsibility to apply for and maintain a TWIC, including the deadlines and methods for such applications.’’ Information on enrollment procedures, as well as a link to the pre-enrollment Web site (which will also enable an applicant to make an appointment for enrollment), may be found at https:// twicprogram.tsa.dhs.gov/ TWICWebApp/. You may also visit our Web site at homeport.uscg.mil/twic for a framework showing expected future compliance dates by COTP Zone. This list is subject to change; changes in expected future compliance dates will appear on that Web site. The exact compliance date for COTP Zones will also be announced in the Federal Register at least 90 days in advance. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: October 7, 2008. David W. Murk, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Chief, Ports and Facilities Activities. [FR Doc. E8–24525 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0927] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH, and Kittery, ME, Maintenance 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 regulation governing the operation of the Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge across the Piscataqua River at mile 4.0, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position. This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on November 10, 2008 through 5 p.m. on November 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0927 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: If you have questions on the rule, call John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at 617–223–8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366– 9826. The Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge, across the Piscataqua River at mile 4.0, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Rules and Regulations between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 10 feet at mean high water and 18 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.531(c). The owner of the bridge, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance and electrical operating equipment upgrade maintenance. Both recreational and commercial vessel traffic transit this bridge. Waterway users were advised of the requested bridge closure period and offered no objection. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from 7 a.m. on November 10, 2008 through 5 p.m. on November 14, 2008, the Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge may remain in the closed position. Vessels able to pass under the closed draw may do so at any time. 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: October 1, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–24521 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0951] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Raritan River, Perth Amboy, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: erowe on PROD1PC64 with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the NJTRO Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Under this temporary deviation the draw may remain in the closed position for one weekend to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance. This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on October 18, 2008 through 5 p.m. on October 19, 2008. DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0951 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: If you have questions on the rule, call Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at 212–668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO Bridge, across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 8 feet at mean high water and 13 feet at mean low water. The existing regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.747. The owner of the bridge, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO), requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled mechanical maintenance at the bridge. In order to perform the bridge maintenance the bridge must remain in the closed position. Under this temporary deviation the NJTRO Bridge across the Raritan River, mile 0.5, at Perth Amboy, New Jersey, need not open for the passage of vessel traffic from 6 a.m. on October 18, 2008 through 5 p.m. on October 19, 2008, with a rain date of October 25, 2008 and October 26, 2008, in the event inclement weather prevents the bridge maintenance from being performed. Vessels that can pass under the draw without a bridge opening may do so at all times. Should the bridge maintenance authorized by this temporary deviation be completed before the end of the effective period published in this notice, the Coast Guard will rescind the remainder of this temporary deviation, and the bridge shall be returned to its normal operating schedule. Notice of the above action shall be provided to the public in the Local Notice to Mariners and the Federal Register, where practicable. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 60953 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: October 2, 2008. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E8–24513 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [USCG–2008–0974] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Harlem River, New York City, NY, Maintenance 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 regulation governing the operation of the 145 Street Bridge across the Harlem River, mile 2.8, at New York City, New York. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may remain in the closed position for five days to facilitate bridge maintenance. DATES: This deviation is effective from October 13, 2008 through October 18, 2008. Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2008– 0974 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: If you have questions about this rule, call Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (212) 668–7165. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\15OCR1.SGM 15OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 15, 2008)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[USCG-2008-0927]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, 
NH, and Kittery, ME, Maintenance

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 regulation governing the operation of the 
Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge across the Piscataqua River at 
mile 4.0, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine. Under 
this temporary deviation, the bridge may remain in the closed position. 
This deviation is necessary to facilitate scheduled bridge maintenance.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on November 10, 2008 
through 5 p.m. on November 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2008-0927 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: If you have questions on the rule, 
call John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at 
617-223-8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee 
V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Sara M. Long (Route 1 Bypass) Bridge, 
across the Piscataqua River at mile 4.0,

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between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 10 feet at mean high water and 18 
feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations 
are listed at 33 CFR 117.531(c).
    The owner of the bridge, New Hampshire Department of 
Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate scheduled 
bridge maintenance and electrical operating equipment upgrade 
maintenance.
    Both recreational and commercial vessel traffic transit this 
bridge. Waterway users were advised of the requested bridge closure 
period and offered no objection.
    Under this temporary deviation, in effect from 7 a.m. on November 
10, 2008 through 5 p.m. on November 14, 2008, the Sara M. Long (Route 1 
Bypass) Bridge may remain in the closed position. Vessels able to pass 
under the closed draw may do so at any time.
    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: October 1, 2008.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
 [FR Doc. E8-24521 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]
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