Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Isleton, CA, 20718-20719 [2012-8294]

Download as PDF 20718 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Rules and Regulations technical standards (e.g., specifications of materials, performance, design, or operation; test methods; sampling procedures; and related management systems practices) that are developed or adopted by voluntary consensus standards bodies. This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Environment ACTION: We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01, and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have made a preliminary determination that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment because it simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. ■ 2. Revise § 117.999 to read as follows: § 117.999 Blackwater River. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES The draw of the S189 bridge, mile 9.2 at South Quay, need not be opened for the passage of vessels. Dated: March 1, 2012. William D. Lee, Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–8295 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:11 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0217] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Willamette River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Broadway Bridge across the Willamette River, mile 11.7, at Portland, OR. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the Bridge to Brews foot race scheduled for April 15, 2012. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to allow safe movement of event participants. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. on April 15, 2012 through 11:15 a.m. April 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0217 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0217 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 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. 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 Bridge to Brews event. The Bridge to Brews event is an annual 8–10K footrace held in Portland, OR. The race course passes over the Broadway Bridge. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 bridge during this closure period. Under normal conditions this bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.897 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 8 a.m. on April 15, 2012 through 11:15 a.m. April 15, 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 from 8 a.m. through 11:15 a.m. on April 15, 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. Dated: March 19, 2012. Randall D. Overton, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–8296 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0230] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Isleton, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating regulation that governs the Isleton Drawbridge across Sacramento River, mile 18.7, at Isleton, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow California Department of Transportation to paint and perform routine maintenance on the drawbridge. This deviation allows SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06APR1.SGM 06APR1 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 67 / Friday, April 6, 2012 / Rules and Regulations single leaf operation of the double leaf bascule style drawbridge during the project. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m., April 20, 2012, to 6 p.m. on June 18, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of the docket USCG– 2012–0230 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0230 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 email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510–437–3516, email 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: The California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Isleton Drawbridge, mile 18.7, over Sacramento River, at Isleton, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 15 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw opens on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is given to the drawtender at the Rio Vista bridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8, as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. Either leaf of the double bascule drawspan may be secured in the closedto-navigation position from 7 a.m., April 20, 2012 to 6 p.m. on June 18, 2012, to allow Caltrans to conduct painting and maintenance on the bridge. The opposite leaf will continue to operate normally, providing unlimited vertical clearance and 83 feet horizontal clearance between leafs. A work platform will be installed below the secured leaf, reducing vertical clearance by 6 feet. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:11 Apr 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 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: March 23, 2102. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–8294 Filed 4–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0037] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Matlacha Bridge Construction, Matlacha Pass, Matlacha, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Matlacha Pass in the vicinity of the Matlacha Bridge in Matlacha, Florida. The safety zone will be enforced during construction of the Matlacha Bridge from Monday, March 12, 2012 through Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The safety zone is necessary to protect life and property on navigable waters of the United States during the Matlacha Bridge construction. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port St. Petersburg or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on March 12, 2012 through 7 p.m. on April 10, 2012. This rule will be enforced daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on March 12, 2012 through April 10, 2012. DATES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0037 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2012–0037 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, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 20719 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 final rule, call or email Marine Science Technician First Class Nolan L. Ammons, Sector St. Petersburg Prevention Department, Coast Guard; telephone 813–228–2191, email D07SMB-Tampa-WWM@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 5 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 the Coast Guard did not receive notice of this stage of the Matlacha Bridge construction until February 6, 2012. As a result, the Coast Guard did not have sufficient time to publish an NPRM and to receive public comments prior to construction operations to install the new bascule leaf on the Matlacha Bridge. Any delay in the effective date of this rule would be contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to minimize potential danger to the public during the bridge construction. For the same reason discussed above, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for the rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The purpose of the rule is to protect life and property on navigable waters of the United States during the Matlacha Bridge construction. E:\FR\FM\06APR1.SGM 06APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 67 (Friday, April 6, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 20718-20719]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8294]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0230]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Isleton, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating regulation that governs the Isleton Drawbridge across 
Sacramento River, mile 18.7, at Isleton, CA. The deviation is necessary 
to allow California Department of Transportation to paint and perform 
routine maintenance on the drawbridge. This deviation allows

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single leaf operation of the double leaf bascule style drawbridge 
during the project.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m., April 20, 2012, to 6 
p.m. on June 18, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of the docket USCG-2012-0230 and are available 
online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0230 
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 email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast 
Guard District; telephone 510-437-3516, email 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: The California Department of Transportation 
has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Isleton 
Drawbridge, mile 18.7, over Sacramento River, at Isleton, CA. The 
drawbridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 15 feet 
above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw 
opens on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other 
times the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is 
given to the drawtender at the Rio Vista bridge across the Sacramento 
River, mile 12.8, as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the 
waterway is commercial and recreational.
    Either leaf of the double bascule drawspan may be secured in the 
closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m., April 20, 2012 to 6 p.m. on 
June 18, 2012, to allow Caltrans to conduct painting and maintenance on 
the bridge. The opposite leaf will continue to operate normally, 
providing unlimited vertical clearance and 83 feet horizontal clearance 
between leafs. A work platform will be installed below the secured 
leaf, reducing vertical clearance by 6 feet. This temporary deviation 
has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections to the proposed 
temporary deviation were raised.
    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: March 23, 2102.
D.H. Sulouff,
District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-8294 Filed 4-5-12; 8:45 am]
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