Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA, 56115 [2012-22485]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 12, 2012 / Rules and Regulations must be transferred to the other petitioners, not the party filing the petition; although, in his or her discretion, the ruling official may use the actual petitioner as an intermediary for transferring the amounts authorized as a remission to the other petitioners. Dated: August 23, 2012. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General. [FR Doc. 2012–21943 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09– 4410–02; 4410–FY; 4410–14; P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0815] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Northern Avenue Bridge, mile 0.1, across the Fort Point Channel, at Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation a sixhour advance notice for bridge opening shall be required at the bridge to facilitate bridge repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on September 16, 2012 through 9 a.m. on September 20, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0815 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–0815 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ 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 Mr. John McDonald john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (617) 223–8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Sep 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 The Northern Avenue Bridge, across the Fort Point Channel, mile 0.1, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 7 feet at mean high water and 17 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.599. The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. The owner of the bridge, the City of Boston, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate the replacement of deck support. The bridge cannot open while the stringers are unsecured. A six-hour advance notice for bridge openings was requested to allow sufficient time to safely open the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Northern Avenue Bridge, mile 0.1, across the Fort Point Channel may require a six-hour advance notice for bridge openings between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. from September 16, 2012 through September 20, 2012. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. There are no alternate routes available for navigation. The bridge cannot open for an emergency while any steel remains unsecured. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: Dated: August 31, 2012. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–22485 Filed 9–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2012–0818] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Potomac River, National Harbor Access Channel; Oxon Hill, MD Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone upon specified waters of the Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during a fireworks display launched from a floating platform located within SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 the National Harbor Access Channel at Oxon Hill in Prince Georges County, Maryland. This safety zone is intended to protect the maritime public in a portion of the Potomac River. DATES: This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. on September 12, 2012, through 11 p.m. on September 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2012–0818. To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. Ronald L. Houck, Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 410–576–2674, email Ronald.L.Houck@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: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking A. Regulatory History and Information DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ACTION: 56115 Sfmt 4700 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 publishing an NPRM would be impracticable. The Coast Guard received the information about the event on August 6, 2012; delaying the effective date by first publishing an NPRM would be contrary to the safety zone’s intended objectives as well as to the public interest because immediate action is E:\FR\FM\12SER1.SGM 12SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0815]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, First Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the 
Northern Avenue Bridge, mile 0.1, across the Fort Point Channel, at 
Boston, Massachusetts. Under this temporary deviation a six-hour 
advance notice for bridge opening shall be required at the bridge to 
facilitate bridge repairs.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 p.m. on September 16, 2012 
through 9 a.m. on September 20, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0815 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0815 in the ``Keyword'' 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 Mr. John McDonald john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil, Project 
Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (617) 223-8364. If you 
have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Northern Avenue Bridge, across the Fort 
Point Channel, mile 0.1, has a vertical clearance in the closed 
position of 7 feet at mean high water and 17 feet at mean low water. 
The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 
117.599.
    The waterway has seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes.
    The owner of the bridge, the City of Boston, requested a temporary 
deviation to facilitate the replacement of deck support. The bridge 
cannot open while the stringers are unsecured. A six-hour advance 
notice for bridge openings was requested to allow sufficient time to 
safely open the bridge.
    Under this temporary deviation the Northern Avenue Bridge, mile 
0.1, across the Fort Point Channel may require a six-hour advance 
notice for bridge openings between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. from September 
16, 2012 through September 20, 2012. Vessels that can pass under the 
bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. There are no 
alternate routes available for navigation. The bridge cannot open for 
an emergency while any steel remains unsecured.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge 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: August 31, 2012.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-22485 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]
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