Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA, 50706 [E9-23643]

Download as PDF 50706 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 189 / Thursday, October 1, 2009 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0877] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim drawbridge across Cerritos Channel, mile 4.9, at Long Beach, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow film industry use of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain secured at various elevations including the closed-to-navigation position during the filming operation. DATES: This deviation is effective from 12 midnight October 1, 2009 through 5 a.m. on October 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0877 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–0877 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ 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 or e-mail David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510–437–3516, e-mail David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Caltrans requested a temporary change to the operation of the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim highway bridge, mile 4.9 at Long Beach, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 37 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position and 163 feet in the full open to navigation position. Under the governing drawbridge regulation, 33 CFR 117.147, the draw of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Sep 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Commodore Schuyler F. Heim highway bridge, mile 4.9 at Long Beach, shall open on signal; except that, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw need not be opened for the passage of vessels. The opening signal for the Commodore Schuyler Heim Bridge is three prolonged blasts. The acknowledging signal is two prolonged blasts followed by one short blast when the draw will open immediately and five short blasts when the draw will not open immediately. VHF–FM Channel 13 (156.65 MHZ) or other assigned frequencies may be used. Navigation on the waterway is commercial, recreational, search and rescue, and law enforcement. The drawspan will be secured at various elevations including the closedto-navigation position from 7 p.m. on September 18, 2009 through 5 a.m. on October 5, 2009, to allow film industry use of the drawbridge. The alternative path around Terminal Island will be available for routine and emergency navigation. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with commercial and recreational waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, should contact the Coast Guard Captain of the Port LA/LB, for information on waterway closures. 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: September 18, 2009. J.R. Castillo, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E9–23643 Filed 9–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2008–1016] RIN 1625–AA87 Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is expanding a naval security zone. The expanded PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 zone will encompass a nearby, separate security zone in its entirety. The subsumed security zone will be removed from the regulations. This action also includes the installation of water barriers within the expanded security zone. These water borne barriers will provide a line of demarcation and a defensive measure as a safeguard from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. No persons or vessel may enter or remain in the security zone without permission of the Captain of the Port, the Commander of Naval Base Point Loma, the Commander of Naval Region Southwest, or a designated representative of those individuals. DATES: This rule is effective November 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG–2008–1016 and are available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2008–1016 in the ‘‘keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘search.’’ 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 or e-mail Lieutenant Commander Mike Dolan, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619–278–7261, e-mail Michael.B.Dolan@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 On February 11, 2009, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Security Zone; Naval Base Point Loma; San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA in the Federal Register (74 FR 6842). We received no comments on the proposed rule. There were no requests for a public meeting, therefore no meeting was held. Background and Purpose The U.S. Navy requested an expansion of an existing security zone. The new zone will allow for installation of water barriers to provide a line of demarcation and defensive measures as E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0877]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cerritos Channel, Long Beach, CA

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 
Commodore Schuyler F. Heim drawbridge across Cerritos Channel, mile 
4.9, at Long Beach, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow film 
industry use of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to 
remain secured at various elevations including the closed-to-navigation 
position during the filming operation.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 12 midnight October 1, 2009 
through 5 a.m. on October 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-0877 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-0877 in the 
``Keyword'' box and then clicking ``Search.'' 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 or e-mail David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast 
Guard District; telephone 510-437-3516, e-mail 
David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Caltrans requested a temporary change to the 
operation of the Commodore Schuyler F. Heim highway bridge, mile 4.9 at 
Long Beach, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical 
clearance of 37 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation 
position and 163 feet in the full open to navigation position. Under 
the governing drawbridge regulation, 33 CFR 117.147, the draw of the 
Commodore Schuyler F. Heim highway bridge, mile 4.9 at Long Beach, 
shall open on signal; except that, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3:30 
p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays, the draw 
need not be opened for the passage of vessels. The opening signal for 
the Commodore Schuyler Heim Bridge is three prolonged blasts. The 
acknowledging signal is two prolonged blasts followed by one short 
blast when the draw will open immediately and five short blasts when 
the draw will not open immediately. VHF-FM Channel 13 (156.65 MHZ) or 
other assigned frequencies may be used. Navigation on the waterway is 
commercial, recreational, search and rescue, and law enforcement.
    The drawspan will be secured at various elevations including the 
closed-to-navigation position from 7 p.m. on September 18, 2009 through 
5 a.m. on October 5, 2009, to allow film industry use of the 
drawbridge. The alternative path around Terminal Island will be 
available for routine and emergency navigation. This temporary 
deviation has been coordinated with commercial and recreational 
waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were 
raised.
    Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-
navigation position, should contact the Coast Guard Captain of the Port 
LA/LB, for information on waterway closures.
    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: September 18, 2009.
J.R. Castillo,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. E9-23643 Filed 9-30-09; 8:45 am]
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