Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach and South Pasadena, FL, 26296-26297 [E9-12822]

Download as PDF 26296 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Rules and Regulations the above dates then work may be performed on either June 19 or June 23, 2009. Vessels that can pass under the draw 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 13, 2009. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–12784 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. Petersburg Beach and South Pasadena, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ and Corey Causeway (SR 693) Bridges across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, miles 114 and 117.7, at St. Petersburg Beach, and South Pasadena, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow both drawbridges to operate on a twice an hour schedule during the day. This deviation may be terminated/ cancelled at any time via a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. DATES: This deviation is effective from May 14, 2009, through 7 p.m. on May 31, 2009. Comments should be submitted by June 10, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number USCG–2009–0315 using any one of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 2. Fax: 202–493–2251. 3. Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of SUMMARY: 16:04 Jun 01, 2009 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this test deviation, call Michael Lieberum, Bridge Branch at 305–415–6744. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Participation and Request for Comments [Docket No. USCG–2009–0315] VerDate Nov<24>2008 Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. 4. Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. Jkt 217001 We encourage you to participate in this action by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking (USCG–2008–1225), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online (http:// www.regulations.gov), or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online via http:// www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an e-mail address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, insert ‘‘USCG– PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2009–0315’’ in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the balloon shape in the Actions column. If you submit submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the screen, insert USCG– 2009–0315 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and then click on the item in the Docket ID column. You may visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Background and Purpose The Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ bridge has a vertical clearance of 25 feet in the closed position and the Corey Causeway bridge has a vertical clearance of 23 feet in the closed position. Under the current operating regulations at 33 CFR 117.287(e), the draw of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ bridge, mile 114, at St. Petersburg Beach shall open on signal; except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw need open only on the hour, twenty minutes past the hour, and forty minutes past the hour. Per 33 CFR 117.287(f), the draw of the Corey Causeway (SR 693) bridge, mile 117.7 at South Pasadena, shall open on signal; except that, from 8 a.m. E:\FR\FM\02JNR1.SGM 02JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Rules and Regulations to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and Federal holidays, the draw need to open only on the hour, twenty minutes after the hour, and forty minutes after the hour. The local mayor has requested that the Coast Guard evaluate a twice an hour schedule. The Florida Department of Transportation, the bridge owner, has a concern related to the length of time during bridge openings on the weekends due to the accumulation of vessels between openings which may directly impact vehicle traffic. For this reason, FDOT will be monitoring the traffic flow through the area during this test and may recommend that the test be terminated at any point that vehicle traffic patterns show a detriment rather than an improvement in traffic flow. This test may have a minor impact on vessel traffic as there will be two openings an hour rather than three during these same time periods. This deviation will start on the date signed and will continue until 7 p.m. on May 31, 2009, unless otherwise terminated/cancelled due to heavier than normal traffic patterns. The Pinellas Bayway Structure ‘‘C’’ will open on demand except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. the bridge will open on the hour and half-hour and Corey Causeway bridges will open on demand except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. the bridge will open on the quarter and three-quarter hour, seven days a week. Vessels that may pass under the bridges without an opening may do so at any time. Public vessels of the United States and tugs with tows must be passed 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: 14 May 2009. R.S. Branham, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–12822 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:57 Jun 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0424] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: F/V PATRIOT, Massachusetts Bay, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is creating a temporary safety zone surrounding the sunken fishing vessel PATRIOT located approximately 17 miles northeast of Scituate, Massachusetts in Massachusetts Bay. The safety zone is in effect while the vessel remains on the sea floor and subsequently re-floated during salvage operations. The safety zone will then move with the vessel until the PATRIOT is safely moored. This action is necessary to ensure that vessels are not endangered by conducting dredging, diving, anchoring, fishing or other activities while the PATRIOT sits on the sea floor. This action is also necessary to assist in providing a safe work environment for those conducting the salvage operation. This temporary rulemaking is needed to protect the environment, the commercial fishing industry, salvage operators and the general public from potential hazards associated with the sunken vessel and from potential hazards associated with the salvage of the vessel. DATES: This rule is effective from May 20, 2009 through June 10, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0424 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–2009–0424 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 the following location: 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 temporary rule, call or e-mail Chief Eldridge McFadden, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Boston, Waterways Management PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 26297 Division, telephone 617–223–5160, email Eldridge.C.McFadden@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Information 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 initial immediate action was needed to protect the public from the hazards posed by an unknown underwater object located in Massachusetts Bay. This object was later identified as the F/V PATRIOT, located in approximately 95 feet of water 17 miles northeast of Scituate, Massachusetts. This rule replaces the existing safety zone set to May 20, 2009, to ensure, to the extent practicable, the immediate, continued protections for the environment, the commercial fishing industry, salvage operators and the general public from the potential hazards associated with the salvage of the F/V PATRIOT. The loss of the F/V PATRIOT created significant interest in the local fishing community and considerable media interest. Salvage of the F/V PATRIOT has the potential of attracting a variety of on-lookers who may be searching for unanswered questions or are just curious; operations also have the potential of generating considerable media interest. An uncontrolled gathering of vessels surrounding the location of salvage operations has the potential of creating an unsafe work environment during salvage operations. It would be contrary to the public interest for the existing safety zone to lapse on the eve of such operations. For the same reason, 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. Background and Purpose On January 3, 2009, the F/V PATRIOT, a 54-foot steel-hull boat, sank with the loss of two crewmembers onboard. The vessel was reported to E:\FR\FM\02JNR1.SGM 02JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 104 (Tuesday, June 2, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 26296-26297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12822]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0315]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, St. 
Petersburg Beach and South Pasadena, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' and Corey Causeway (SR 693) Bridges 
across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, miles 114 and 117.7, at St. 
Petersburg Beach, and South Pasadena, FL. This deviation will test a 
change to the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether a 
permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow 
both drawbridges to operate on a twice an hour schedule during the day. 
This deviation may be terminated/cancelled at any time via a Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners.

DATES: This deviation is effective from May 14, 2009, through 7 p.m. on 
May 31, 2009. Comments should be submitted by June 10, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number USCG-2009-0315 using any one of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    2. Fax: 202-493-2251.
    3. Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    4. Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. See the 
``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting 
comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this test 
deviation, call Michael Lieberum, Bridge Branch at 305-415-6744. If you 
have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call 
Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-
9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We encourage you to participate in this action by submitting 
comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, 
without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking (USCG-2008-1225), indicate the specific section of this 
document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each 
suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material 
online (http://www.regulations.gov), or by fax, mail or hand delivery, 
but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online 
via http://www.regulations.gov, it will be considered received by the 
Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, 
hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having 
been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket 
Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a 
mailing address, an e-mail address, or a phone number in the body of 
your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding 
your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the 
screen, insert ``USCG-2009-0315'' in the Docket ID box, press Enter, 
and then click on the balloon shape in the Actions column. If you 
submit submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an 
unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period and may change the rule 
based on your comments.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble 
as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
select the Advanced Docket Search option on the right side of the 
screen, insert USCG-2009-0315 in the Docket ID box, press Enter, and 
then click on the item in the Docket ID column. You may visit the 
Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the 
Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of 
records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 
issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Background and Purpose

    The Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' bridge has a vertical clearance 
of 25 feet in the closed position and the Corey Causeway bridge has a 
vertical clearance of 23 feet in the closed position.
    Under the current operating regulations at 33 CFR 117.287(e), the 
draw of the Pinellas Bayway Structure ``C'' bridge, mile 114, at St. 
Petersburg Beach shall open on signal; except that from 7 a.m. to 7 
p.m., the draw need open only on the hour, twenty minutes past the 
hour, and forty minutes past the hour. Per 33 CFR 117.287(f), the draw 
of the Corey Causeway (SR 693) bridge, mile 117.7 at South Pasadena, 
shall open on signal; except that, from 8 a.m.

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to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 
Sundays and Federal holidays, the draw need to open only on the hour, 
twenty minutes after the hour, and forty minutes after the hour.
    The local mayor has requested that the Coast Guard evaluate a twice 
an hour schedule. The Florida Department of Transportation, the bridge 
owner, has a concern related to the length of time during bridge 
openings on the weekends due to the accumulation of vessels between 
openings which may directly impact vehicle traffic. For this reason, 
FDOT will be monitoring the traffic flow through the area during this 
test and may recommend that the test be terminated at any point that 
vehicle traffic patterns show a detriment rather than an improvement in 
traffic flow. This test may have a minor impact on vessel traffic as 
there will be two openings an hour rather than three during these same 
time periods.
    This deviation will start on the date signed and will continue 
until 7 p.m. on May 31, 2009, unless otherwise terminated/cancelled due 
to heavier than normal traffic patterns. The Pinellas Bayway Structure 
``C'' will open on demand except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. the bridge 
will open on the hour and half-hour and Corey Causeway bridges will 
open on demand except that from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. the bridge will open 
on the quarter and three-quarter hour, seven days a week. Vessels that 
may pass under the bridges without an opening may do so at any time. 
Public vessels of the United States and tugs with tows must be passed 
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: 14 May 2009.
R.S. Branham,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. E9-12822 Filed 6-1-09; 8:45 am]
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