Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Miami River, Miami, FL, 16928-16929 [2012-6982]

Download as PDF 16928 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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. Dated: February 22, 2012. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. If you have questions on this rule, call or email the Bridge Administrator, Coast Guard Thirteenth District; telephone 206–220–7282 email randall.d.overton@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Multnomah County has requested that the Broadway Bascule Bridge remain closed to vessel traffic to facilitate safe, uninterrupted roadway passage of participants of the Race for the Roses event. The Broadway Bridge crosses the Willamette River at mile 11.7 and provides 90 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while in the closed position. Vessels which do not require a bridge opening may continue to transit beneath the bridge during this closure period. Under normal conditions this bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897(c) which allows for the bridge to remain closed between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and also requires advance notification when a bridge opening is needed. This deviation period is from 6:30 a.m. on April 1, 2012 through 7:30 a.m. April 1, 2012. The deviation allows the bascule span of the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, to remain in the closed position and need not open for maritime traffic for one hour from 6:30 a.m. through 7:30 a.m. on April 1, 2012. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.897 at all other times. Waterway usage on this stretch of the Willamette River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Mariners will be notified and kept informed of the bridge’s operational status via the Coast Guard Notice to Mariners publication and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as appropriate. The draw span will be required to open, if needed, for vessels engaged in emergency response operations during this closure period. 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. AGENCY: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 [FR Doc. 2012–6984 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0078] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Miami River, Miami, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulation; request for comments. ACTION: The Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge across the Miami River, mile 2.1, in Miami, Florida. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. The test deviation is necessary to determine whether possible vehicle traffic congestion during Miami Marlins home baseball games poses a safety concern. This 90 day test deviation will allow the N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge to remain closed to navigation for a short period prior to the start of Miami Marlins home baseball games. Tugs and tugs with tows, public vessels of the United States, and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:46 p.m. on April 4, 2012 through 7:30 p.m. on July 3, 2012. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before August 1, 2012. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2012–0078 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 SUMMARY: Frm 00022 If you have questions on this rule, call or email Michael Lieberum, Seventh District Bridge Branch, Coast Guard; telephone (305) 415–6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@uscg.mil. 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coast Guard PO 00000 Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking 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–2012–0078), 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 email 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, click on the ‘‘submit a comment’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Keyword’’ box insert ‘‘USCG–2012– 0078,’’ click ‘‘Search,’’ and then click on the balloon shape in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. If you submit your comments E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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, click on the ‘‘read comments’’ box, which will then become highlighted in blue. In the ‘‘Keyword’’ box insert ‘‘USCG–2012– 0078’’ and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ in the ‘‘Actions’’ column. You may also 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 notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one using one of the four methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why one would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES Basis and Purpose The legal basis for test deviations to drawbridge operating schedules is the Coast Guard’s authority to regulate drawbridge operations: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The purpose of the test deviation is to determine whether the current drawbridge operation schedule meets the needs of navigation and land traffic. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 Discussion ACTION: The Miami Marlins Organization has requested bridge opening limitations to the N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge over the Miami River mile 2.1, in Miami, Florida, in order to determine whether traffic congestion during Miami Marlins home baseball games poses a safety concern and whether a brief closure will mitigate such congestion. This 90 day test deviation will allow this bridge to remain closed to navigation from 6:46 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during Miami Marlins home baseball games on April 4, 13, 17, 18, 19, 27, 30; May 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30; June 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 22, 25, 26, 27, and 29. The N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 22 feet above mean high water in the closed position, and a horizontal clearance of 150 feet. The normal operating schedule for the bridge is set forth in 33 CFR 117.305(b), which states that the draws of the S.W. First Street Bridge, mile 0.9, up to and including the N.W. 27th Avenue Bridge, mile 3.7 at Miami, shall open on signal; except that, from 7:35 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draws need not open for the passage of vessels. This 90 day test deviation will be in effect from 6:46 p.m. on April 4, 2012 through 7:30 p.m. on July 3, 2012. Tugs and tugs with tows, public vessels of the United States, and vessels in distress shall 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 test deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. 16929 SUMMARY: Dated: February 29, 2012. B.L. Dragon, Bridge Program Director, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–6982 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Final rule. The Coast Guard is revising the list of permanent safety zones established for fireworks displays at various locations within the geographic boundary of the Fifth Coast Guard District. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from hazards posed by fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within these zones during the enforcement periods is prohibited without approval of the appropriate Captain of the Port. DATES: This rule is effective April 23, 2012. 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–2011–0118 and available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2011–0118 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 email Dennis Sens, Fifth Coast Guard District, Prevention Division; telephone 757–398–6204, email Dennis.M.Sens@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Regulatory Information On October 26, 2011, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District’’ in the Federal Register (76 FR 66239). We received no comments on the proposed rule. Basis and Purpose DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. USCG–2011–0118] The purpose of this final rule is to ensure the safety of life on navigable waters during fireworks events and provide the marine community the opportunity to comment on safety zone locations, size, and length of time the zones will be active. RIN 1625–AA00 Background Safety Zones; Fireworks Displays within the Fifth Coast Guard District In this final rule the Coast Guard revises the list of permanent safety zones at 33 CFR 165.506, established for fireworks displays at various locations Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 AGENCY: PO 00000 Coast Guard, DHS. Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\23MRR1.SGM 23MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6982]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0078]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Miami River, Miami, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulation; 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 
N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge across the Miami River, mile 2.1, in Miami, 
Florida. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation 
schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is 
needed. The test deviation is necessary to determine whether possible 
vehicle traffic congestion during Miami Marlins home baseball games 
poses a safety concern. This 90 day test deviation will allow the N.W. 
12th Avenue Bridge to remain closed to navigation for a short period 
prior to the start of Miami Marlins home baseball games. Tugs and tugs 
with tows, public vessels of the United States, and vessels in distress 
shall be passed at any time.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6:46 p.m. on April 4, 2012 
through 7:30 p.m. on July 3, 2012.
    Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard 
on or before August 1, 2012. Requests for public meetings must be 
received by the Coast Guard on or before May 15, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2012-0078 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 four 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 rule, 
call or email Michael Lieberum, Seventh District Bridge Branch, Coast 
Guard; telephone (305) 415-6744, email Michael.B.Lieberum@uscg.mil. 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 rulemaking 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-2012-0078), 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 email 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, 
click on the ``submit a comment'' box, which will then become 
highlighted in blue. In the ``Keyword'' box insert ``USCG-2012-0078,'' 
click ``Search,'' and then click on the balloon shape in the 
``Actions'' column. If you submit your comments

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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, 
click on the ``read comments'' box, which will then become highlighted 
in blue. In the ``Keyword'' box insert ``USCG-2012-0078'' and click 
``Search.'' Click the ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. 
You may also 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 notice 
regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the 
Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Public Meeting

    We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a 
request for one using one of the four methods specified under 
ADDRESSES. Please explain why one would be beneficial. If we determine 
that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and 
place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.

Basis and Purpose

    The legal basis for test deviations to drawbridge operating 
schedules is the Coast Guard's authority to regulate drawbridge 
operations: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05-1; Department of Homeland 
Security Delegation No. 0170.1.
    The purpose of the test deviation is to determine whether the 
current drawbridge operation schedule meets the needs of navigation and 
land traffic.

Discussion

    The Miami Marlins Organization has requested bridge opening 
limitations to the N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge over the Miami River mile 
2.1, in Miami, Florida, in order to determine whether traffic 
congestion during Miami Marlins home baseball games poses a safety 
concern and whether a brief closure will mitigate such congestion. This 
90 day test deviation will allow this bridge to remain closed to 
navigation from 6:46 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
during Miami Marlins home baseball games on April 4, 13, 17, 18, 19, 
27, 30; May 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30; June 5, 6, 7, 
8, 11, 12, 13, 22, 25, 26, 27, and 29.
    The N.W. 12th Avenue Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 22 
feet above mean high water in the closed position, and a horizontal 
clearance of 150 feet. The normal operating schedule for the bridge is 
set forth in 33 CFR 117.305(b), which states that the draws of the S.W. 
First Street Bridge, mile 0.9, up to and including the N.W. 27th Avenue 
Bridge, mile 3.7 at Miami, shall open on signal; except that, from 7:35 
a.m. to 8:59 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays, the draws need not open for the passage of 
vessels.
    This 90 day test deviation will be in effect from 6:46 p.m. on 
April 4, 2012 through 7:30 p.m. on July 3, 2012. Tugs and tugs with 
tows, public vessels of the United States, and vessels in distress 
shall 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 test deviation from the operating regulations is 
authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: February 29, 2012.
B.L. Dragon,
Bridge Program Director, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-6982 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]
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