Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Shrewsbury River, Highlands, NJ, 24696-24697 [E9-12159]

Download as PDF 24696 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations § 706.2 Certifications of the Secretary of the Navy under Executive Order 11964 and 33 U.S.C. 1605. * * * * * Masthead lights, distance to stbd of keel in meters; Rule 21(a) Vessel Number * * USS CARL VINSON ..................................... CVN–70 ... * * * * * * * * * Approved: May 14, 2009. M. Robb Hyde, Commander, JAGC, U.S. Navy Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (Admiralty and Maritime Law) [FR Doc. E9–12049 Filed 5–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0332] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Shrewsbury River, Highlands, NJ 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 Route 36 Bridge, across the Shrewsbury River at mile 1.8, at Highlands, New Jersey. This deviation will allow the bridge to open on signal for all marine traffic once an hour on weekends and holidays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the boating season. DATES: This deviation is effective from May 23, 2009, through September 7, 2009. Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0332 and are available Online at http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG–2009–0332 in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the Docket ID column. This ADDRESSES: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:39 May 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 30.1 Forward anchor light, distance below flight dk in meters; § 2(K), Annex I * .................. Forward anchor light, number of; Rule 30(a)(i) 1 * AFT anchor light, distance below flight dk in meters; Rule 21(e), Rule 30(a)(ii) * .................. Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Side lights, distance below flight dk in meters; § 2 (g), Annex I * 1 * material is also available for inspection or copying at 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call Gary Kassof, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District; telephone (212) 668– 7021. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Route 36 Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 35 feet at mean high water and 39 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.755(a). The bridge presently opens on the hour and half hour between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. from May 15 through October 15, and on signal from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the bridge opens on signal after a four-hour advance notice is given. The Shrewsbury River is navigated predominantly by recreational power boats and sail boats of various sizes. Currently only one lane of vehicular traffic is open northbound on the Route 36 Bridge due to the Highlands Bridge replacement project. As a result of the vehicular travel lane closures traffic congestion has become a major concern to motorists and local officials. The nearby Gateway National Recreation Area, operated by the National Park Service, has been particularly impacted on weekends by traffic delays as a result of the bridge construction and drawbridge openings for vessel traffic. The National Park Service, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and local officials have made various adjustments to traffic control to help PO 00000 AFT anchor light, number of; Rule 30(a)(ii) 0.53 * Side lights, distance forward of forward masthead light in meters; § 3(b), Annex I Side lights, distance inboard of ship’s sides in meters; § 3(b), Annex I * .................. .................. * mitigate the vehicular traffic congestion; however, the traffic congestion on weekends in the afternoon continues to be a major safety concern when motorists are exiting the Sandy Hook area and the Gateway National Recreation Park. As a result, the National Park Service and the New Jersey Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operation regulations to help facilitate a balance between vehicular traffic and marine traffic during the summer boating season. Under this temporary deviation, in effect from May 23, 2009 through September 7, 2009, the Route 36 Bridge at mile 1.8, across the Shrewsbury River, shall operate as follows: Monday through Friday, the draw shall open on signal, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., on the hour and half hour only. From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the draw shall open on signal. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the draw shall open on signal after at least a four-hour notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, the draw shall open on signal from 7 a.m. through noon, on the hour and half hour. From noon through 8 p.m., the draw shall open on signal once an hour, on the hour only. From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the draw shall open on signal. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the draw shall open on signal after at least a four-hour advance notice is given by calling the number posted at the bridge. 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. E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Dated: May 13, 2009. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–12159 Filed 5–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P telephone (619) 278–7262. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0266] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Sea World May Fireworks; Mission Bay, San Diego, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone, on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in support of the Sea World May Fireworks. This 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 8 p.m. on May 30, 2009 through 10 p.m. on May 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0266 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG–2009–0266 in the Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the Docket ID column. 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 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: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call Petty Officer Shane Jackson, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, CA at VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:39 May 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because immediate action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, participants, and others in the vicinity of the marine event on the dates and times this rule will be in effect and delay would be contrary to the public interest. 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 because delaying the effective date would be contrary to the public interest, since immediate action is needed to ensure the public’s safety. Background and Purpose Sea World is sponsoring the Sea World Spring Nights Fireworks, which will include a fireworks presentation from a barge in Mission Bay. The safety zone will be a 600-foot radius around the barge in approximate position 32°46′03″ N, 117°13′11″ W. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, participants, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone that will be enforced from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 30, 2009 and May 31, 2009. The limits of the safety zone will be a 600-foot radius around the barge in approximate position 32°46′03″ N, 117°13′11″ W. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, participants, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 24697 of the Port, or his designated representative. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. Regulatory Planning and Review 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 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 not 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 not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: Vessel traffic can pass safely around the safety zone. Before the effective period, the coast Guard will publish a local notice to mariners (LNM) and will issue broadcast notice to mariners (BNM) alerts via marine channel 16 VHF before the safety zone is enforced. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we offer to assist small entities in understanding the rule so that they can better evaluate its effects on them and participate in the rulemaking process. E:\FR\FM\26MYR1.SGM 26MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 26, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 24696-24697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12159]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0332]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Shrewsbury River, Highlands, NJ

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 
Route 36 Bridge, across the Shrewsbury River at mile 1.8, at Highlands, 
New Jersey. This deviation will allow the bridge to open on signal for 
all marine traffic once an hour on weekends and holidays from 12 p.m. 
to 8 p.m. during the boating season.

DATES: This deviation is effective from May 23, 2009, through September 
7, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-0332 and are available Online 
at http://www.regulations.gov, selecting the Advanced Docket Search 
option on the right side of the screen, inserting USCG-2009-0332 in the 
Docket ID box, pressing Enter, and then clicking on the item in the 
Docket ID column. This material is also available for inspection or 
copying at 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, 
call Gary Kassof, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District; 
telephone (212) 668-7021. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Route 36 Bridge has a vertical clearance 
in the closed position of 35 feet at mean high water and 39 feet at 
mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are 
listed at 33 CFR 117.755(a). The bridge presently opens on the hour and 
half hour between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. from May 15 through October 15, and 
on signal from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the bridge 
opens on signal after a four-hour advance notice is given.
    The Shrewsbury River is navigated predominantly by recreational 
power boats and sail boats of various sizes.
    Currently only one lane of vehicular traffic is open northbound on 
the Route 36 Bridge due to the Highlands Bridge replacement project.
    As a result of the vehicular travel lane closures traffic 
congestion has become a major concern to motorists and local officials. 
The nearby Gateway National Recreation Area, operated by the National 
Park Service, has been particularly impacted on weekends by traffic 
delays as a result of the bridge construction and drawbridge openings 
for vessel traffic.
    The National Park Service, the New Jersey Department of 
Transportation, and local officials have made various adjustments to 
traffic control to help mitigate the vehicular traffic congestion; 
however, the traffic congestion on weekends in the afternoon continues 
to be a major safety concern when motorists are exiting the Sandy Hook 
area and the Gateway National Recreation Park.
    As a result, the National Park Service and the New Jersey 
Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation from the 
drawbridge operation regulations to help facilitate a balance between 
vehicular traffic and marine traffic during the summer boating season.
    Under this temporary deviation, in effect from May 23, 2009 through 
September 7, 2009, the Route 36 Bridge at mile 1.8, across the 
Shrewsbury River, shall operate as follows:
    Monday through Friday, the draw shall open on signal, from 7 a.m. 
to 8 p.m., on the hour and half hour only. From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the 
draw shall open on signal. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. the draw shall open 
on signal after at least a four-hour notice is given by calling the 
number posted at the bridge.
    Saturday, Sunday and holidays, the draw shall open on signal from 7 
a.m. through noon, on the hour and half hour. From noon through 8 p.m., 
the draw shall open on signal once an hour, on the hour only. From 8 
p.m. to 11 p.m. the draw shall open on signal. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 
the draw shall open on signal after at least a four-hour advance notice 
is given by calling the number posted at the bridge.
    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.


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    Dated: May 13, 2009.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-12159 Filed 5-22-09; 8:45 am]
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