Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC, 423 [2012-51]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 3 / Thursday, January 5, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 2. In Sec. 117.799, paragraph (d) is suspended and paragraph (k) is added to read as follows: ■ § 117.799 Long Island, New York Inland Waterway from East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal. * * * * * (k) The draws of the West Bay Bridge, mile 0.0, across Quantuck Canal, Beach Lane Bridge, mile 1.1, across Quantuck Canal, and the Quoque Bridge, mile 1.1, across Quoque Canal, shall open on signal from October 1 through April 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from May 1 through September 30, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The draw of the Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay, need open only one of the two movable spans for the passage of vessel traffic from December 22, 2011 through May 25, 2012. The draw shall open on signal from December 22 through April 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from May 1 through May 25, 6 a.m. through 10 p.m. At all other times during these periods, the draws shall open as soon as possible but no more than one hour after a request to open is received. Dated: December 21, 2011. James B. McPherson, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Commander, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2011–33832 Filed 1–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1134] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the S.R. 74 Bridge across the AIWW, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate the structural repair of the bridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. on January 3, 2012 until 7 a.m. on March 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket USCG–2011–1134 and are available online by going to http:// emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:51 Jan 04, 2012 Jkt 226001 www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2011–1134 in the ‘‘Keywords’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. This material is also available for inspection or copying 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 email Mr. Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398– 6422, email Bill.H.Brazier@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North Carolina Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this bascule-lift type bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(4), to facilitate the structural repair of the bridge. The S.R. 74 Bridge across the AIWW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 20 feet, above mean high water. Under the regular operating schedule, the drawbridge shall open on signal for commercial vessels at all times; and on signal for pleasure vessels except between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. when the drawbridge need only open on the hour. Under this temporary deviation, the structural repairs will restrict the operation of the draw span to the closed-to-navigation position, each day from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 and ending on Thursday, March 15, 2012; except vessel openings will be provided with at least two hours advance notice given to the bridge operator. Each day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the drawbridge will continue to operate as set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a). Vessels may transit under the drawbridge while it is in the closed position. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway serves a variety of vessels from tug and barge traffic to recreational vessels traveling from Florida to Maine. The Coast Guard will inform unexpected users of the waterway through our local and broadcast Notices to Mariners of the limited operating schedule for the drawbridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. In 2011, from January thru March, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 423 this draw opened approximately 35 times per month. The Atlantic Ocean is the alternate route for vessels and the bridge will be able to open in the event of an emergency. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the draw must return to its original 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: December 30 2011. W.D. Lee, Rear Admiral, District Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–51 Filed 1–3–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 65 [Docket ID FEMA–2011–0002] Changes in Flood Elevation Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Modified Base (1% annualchance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) are finalized for the communities listed below. These modified BFEs will be used to calculate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and their contents. DATES: The effective dates for these modified BFEs are indicated on the following table and revise the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in effect for the listed communities prior to this date. ADDRESSES: The modified BFEs for each community are available for inspection at the office of the Chief Executive Officer of each community. The respective addresses are listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes the final determinations listed below of the modified BFEs for each community listed. These modified SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05JAR1.SGM 05JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1134]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has approved a 
temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the 
S.R. 74 Bridge across the AIWW, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. 
The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate 
the structural repair of the bridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 p.m. on January 3, 2012 until 
7 a.m. on March 15, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket USCG-2011-1134 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-1134 in the ``Keywords'' box, 
and then clicking ``Search''. This material is also available for 
inspection or copying 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 email Mr. Bill H. Brazier, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth 
Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398-6422, email 
Bill.H.Brazier@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, 
call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, (202) 366-
9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North Carolina Department of 
Transportation, who owns and operates this bascule-lift type bridge, 
has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating 
regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(4), to facilitate the 
structural repair of the bridge.
    The S.R. 74 Bridge across the AIWW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville 
Beach, NC has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 20 feet, 
above mean high water.
    Under the regular operating schedule, the drawbridge shall open on 
signal for commercial vessels at all times; and on signal for pleasure 
vessels except between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. when the drawbridge need only 
open on the hour.
    Under this temporary deviation, the structural repairs will 
restrict the operation of the draw span to the closed-to-navigation 
position, each day from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, January 
3, 2012 and ending on Thursday, March 15, 2012; except vessel openings 
will be provided with at least two hours advance notice given to the 
bridge operator. Each day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., the drawbridge 
will continue to operate as set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a).
    Vessels may transit under the drawbridge while it is in the closed 
position. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway serves a variety of 
vessels from tug and barge traffic to recreational vessels traveling 
from Florida to Maine. The Coast Guard will inform unexpected users of 
the waterway through our local and broadcast Notices to Mariners of the 
limited operating schedule for the drawbridge so that vessels can 
arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary 
deviation. In 2011, from January thru March, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., this 
draw opened approximately 35 times per month. The Atlantic Ocean is the 
alternate route for vessels and the bridge will be able to open in the 
event of an emergency.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the draw must return to its 
original 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: December 30 2011.
W.D. Lee,
Rear Admiral, District Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-51 Filed 1-3-12; 4:15 pm]
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