Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, LA, 1405-1406 [2012-170]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / Rules and Regulations (3) The vehicle is not directly leased, either as a separate line item in the contract separate from the cost of the driver’s services, or under a separate contract. (c) Under section 606(c) of the FAA, USAID cannot finance any pharmaceutical product that is manufactured outside of the United States if the pharmaceutical is covered by a valid U.S. patent, unless the U.S. patent holder expressly authorizes the manufacture of the pharmaceutical. Without such express authorization, the pharmaceutical must be purchased from the U.S. patent holder. In addition, USAID shall not finance noncontraceptive pharmaceuticals without prior written approval as provided in USAID’s Automated Directives System Chapter 312. Contraceptives may be financed in accordance with the procedures in ADS 312. 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All waiver decisions will be made solely on the basis of the following criteria: (a) Waivers to permit procurement outside of Code 937 or 110 must be based on a case by case determination that (1) The provision of assistance requires commodities or services of the type that are not produced in and available for purchase in Code 937 or 110, or; (2) It is important to permit procurement from a country not specified in Code 937 or 110 to meet unforeseen circumstances, or; (3) To promote efficiency in the use of United States foreign assistance resources, including to avoid impairment of foreign assistance objectives (b) Case by case waivers under paragraph (a) of this section may be made on the basis of a commodity or service type or category, rather than processing repeat, individual waivers for an identical or substantially similar commodity or service. Such waivers may be approved on a regional, country or program basis. For purposes of paragraph (a)(1) of this section, ‘‘produced in and available for purchase in’’ shall have the same meaning as the definition of ‘‘available for purchase’’ in § 228.01. A waiver under paragraph (a)(1) may also be based on the fact that a commodity is not available for purchase in Code 937 or 110 in sufficient, reasonable and available quantities or sufficient and reasonable quality that is fit for the intended purpose. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Authority to approve waivers. The authority to approve waivers of established policies under this regulation is delegated within USAID. Recipients or contractors shall request any necessary waivers through the USAID agreement or contracting officer. Raj Shah, USAID Administrator. [FR Doc. 2011–33240 Filed 1–5–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1160] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the SR 384 (Grand Lake) pontoon bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 231.4 West of Harvey Locks, at Grand Lake, Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow for the safe movement of the increased vehicular traffic crossing the bridge due to another bridge in the area being temporarily removed from service. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation during the morning and evening rush hours Monday through Saturday for three months. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2012 until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2011– 1160 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2011–1160 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. They SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1 wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with RULES 1406 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 email David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch; telephone (504) 671–2128, email David.m.frank@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LDOTD) has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 231.5 west of Harvey Lock (WHL), at Grand Lake, Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The deviation will allow the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 6:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on Monday, January 9, 2012 and continuing until Friday, March 30, 2012. The purpose of the deviation is to allow for increased vehicular traffic to safely cross the bridge during the morning and evening rush hours. LDOTD is temporarily removing the Black Bayou Pontoon Bridge from service to conduct repairs to the barge. The bridge is located six miles upstream from the Grand Lake Bridge and is the only other vehicular crossing over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The pontoon bridge has no vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position. The bridge normally opens to pass navigation an average of 1005 times a month. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the bridge opens on signal for the passage of vessels. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies during the closure period. Navigation on the waterway consists mainly of tugs with tows and some fishing vessels. The delay of up to four hours for six weeks will not have a significant effect on these vessels. No practical alternate route is readily available. Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed with all due speed in order to return the bridge to VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:49 Jan 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 normal operation as soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: December 20, 2011. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–170 Filed 1–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1158] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, mile 1.0, across the Northeast Cape Fear River, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation restricts the operation of the draw span to facilitate structural, electrical and mechanical upgrades and repairs of the bridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. January 16, 2012, to 11 p.m. April 30, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket USCG–2011–1158 and are available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2011–1158 in the ‘‘Keywords’’ 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 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The North Carolina Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this double-leaf bascule bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.829(a), to facilitate structural, electrical and mechanical upgrades and repairs of the bridge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the regular operating schedule, the bridge operates as follows: The draw will be closed to pleasure craft from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the draw will open for all waiting vessels; the draw will open on signal for Government and commercial vessels at all times; and the draw will open for all vessels on signal from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. In the closed position to vessels, the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge has a vertical clearance of 42 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to vessels requiring an opening from 7 a.m. on January 16, 2012 until and including 11 p.m. on April 30, 2012. However, during the period of deviation, vessel openings will be provided if at least three hours advance notice is given to the bridge tender at (910) 251–5774 or via marine radio on channel 13 VHF. Vessels that can pass under the drawbridge without an opening may do so at all times. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Northeast Cape Fear River. The drawbridge will be able to open in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard has coordinated these upgrades and repairs with the Cape Fear River Pilots Association and will use Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners to inform all users of the waterway of the closure periods for the drawbridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impacts caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge 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 22, 2011. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–172 Filed 1–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-170]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2011-1160]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
SR 384 (Grand Lake) pontoon bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal 
Waterway, mile 231.4 West of Harvey Locks, at Grand Lake, Cameron 
Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to allow for the safe 
movement of the increased vehicular traffic crossing the bridge due to 
another bridge in the area being temporarily removed from service. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation during the 
morning and evening rush hours Monday through Saturday for three 
months.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 
2012 until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2011-1160 and are available online 
by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2011-1160 in the 
``Keyword'' box and then clicking ``Search''. They

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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 email David Frank, Bridge Administration Branch; telephone 
(504) 671-2128, email David.m.frank@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Louisiana Department of Transportation 
and Development (LDOTD) has requested a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule for the Grand Lake Pontoon Bridge across the Gulf 
Intracoastal Waterway, mile 231.5 west of Harvey Lock (WHL), at Grand 
Lake, Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The deviation will allow the bridge to 
remain closed to navigation from 6:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. 
until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning on Monday, January 9, 2012 
and continuing until Friday, March 30, 2012. The purpose of the 
deviation is to allow for increased vehicular traffic to safely cross 
the bridge during the morning and evening rush hours. LDOTD is 
temporarily removing the Black Bayou Pontoon Bridge from service to 
conduct repairs to the barge. The bridge is located six miles upstream 
from the Grand Lake Bridge and is the only other vehicular crossing 
over the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
    The pontoon bridge has no vertical clearance in the closed-to-
navigation position. The bridge normally opens to pass navigation an 
average of 1005 times a month. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the 
bridge opens on signal for the passage of vessels. The bridge will be 
able to open for emergencies during the closure period.
    Navigation on the waterway consists mainly of tugs with tows and 
some fishing vessels. The delay of up to four hours for six weeks will 
not have a significant effect on these vessels. No practical alternate 
route is readily available. Notices will be published in the Eighth 
Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via 
the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(c), this work will be performed 
with all due speed in order to return the bridge to normal operation as 
soon as possible. This deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: December 20, 2011.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-170 Filed 1-9-12; 8:45 am]
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