Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Dunedin, FL, 64613 [E9-29126]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 8, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Signed: December 1, 2009. John J. Manfreda, Administrator. Approved: December 1, 2009. Timothy E. Skud, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax, Trade, and Tariff Policy). [FR Doc. E9–29217 Filed 12–3–09; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4810–31–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0764] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Dunedin, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Dunedin Causeway bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 141.9, at Dunedin, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate rehabilitation of the bascule leaves of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to conduct single leaf operations while repairs are conducted with a three hour notice for double leaf operations. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 8, 2009 through 6 p.m. on February 28, 2010. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0764 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–0764 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They are 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 Mr. Gene Stratton, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard district; telephone 305–415–6740, e-mail allen.e.stratton@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Dec 07, 2009 Coastal Marine Construction, INC, on behalf of Pinellas County, FL, has requested a deviation to the regulations of the Dunedin Causeway bridge, mile 141.9, across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as required by 33 CFR 117.5: Except as otherwise authorized or required by this part, drawbridges must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request or signal to open is given in accordance with this subpart. To facilitate the repair of the bascule leaves, one leaf will be required to remain in the closed position upon signal from a vessel, except with a three hour notification for an opening requiring both leaves. This deviation effectively reduces the horizontal clearance of 91 feet by half for vessels requiring an opening. The Mean High Water clearance in the closed position remains 24 feet. Vessels not requiring an opening may pass at any time. This action will affect a limited number of vessels as the ability to use the full 91 foot horizontal clearance is available with a three hour notification. This action is necessary to allow Coastal Marine Construction, INC to conduct necessary repairs the bascule leaves safely and efficiently. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 220001 Dated: November 6, 2009. Scott A. Buschman, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, Acting. [FR Doc. E9–29126 Filed 12–7–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2009–0989] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Chimes and Lights Fireworks Display, Port Orchard, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Port Orchard, WA during the Chimes and Lights fireworks display. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of recreational and commercial boaters in the area during PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64613 the fireworks show on December 5, 2009. Entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., December 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2009– 0989 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2009–0989 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are 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 temporary rule, call or e-mail ENS Ashley M. Wanzer, Sector Seattle Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (206) 217–6175, e-mail SectorSeattleWWM@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 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 it is contrary to the public interest to delay the effective date of this rule. Delaying the effective date by first publishing an NPRM would be contrary to the safety zone’s intended objective since immediate action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators gathering in the vicinity of the fireworks launching barge and display sites. Hazards include premature detonations, dangerous detonations, dangerous projectiles and falling or burning debris. Additionally, the zone should have negligible impact on vessel transits due to the fact that vessels will be limited E:\FR\FM\08DER1.SGM 08DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 8, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-29126]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2009-0764]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 
Dunedin, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Dunedin Causeway bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 
141.9, at Dunedin, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate 
rehabilitation of the bascule leaves of the bridge. This deviation 
allows the bridge to conduct single leaf operations while repairs are 
conducted with a three hour notice for double leaf operations.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 8, 2009 
through 6 p.m. on February 28, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2009-0764 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2009-0764 in the 
``Keyword'' box and then clicking ``Search''. They are 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 Mr. Gene Stratton, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard 
district; telephone 305-415-6740, e-mail allen.e.stratton@uscg.mil. If 
you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Coastal Marine Construction, INC, on behalf 
of Pinellas County, FL, has requested a deviation to the regulations of 
the Dunedin Causeway bridge, mile 141.9, across the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway as required by 33 CFR 117.5: Except as otherwise authorized or 
required by this part, drawbridges must open promptly and fully for the 
passage of vessels when a request or signal to open is given in 
accordance with this subpart. To facilitate the repair of the bascule 
leaves, one leaf will be required to remain in the closed position upon 
signal from a vessel, except with a three hour notification for an 
opening requiring both leaves. This deviation effectively reduces the 
horizontal clearance of 91 feet by half for vessels requiring an 
opening. The Mean High Water clearance in the closed position remains 
24 feet. Vessels not requiring an opening may pass at any time. This 
action will affect a limited number of vessels as the ability to use 
the full 91 foot horizontal clearance is available with a three hour 
notification. This action is necessary to allow Coastal Marine 
Construction, INC to conduct necessary repairs the bascule leaves 
safely and efficiently.
    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: November 6, 2009.
Scott A. Buschman,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, 
Acting.
[FR Doc. E9-29126 Filed 12-7-09; 8:45 am]
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