Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, Chesapeake, VA, 59082-59083 [2012-23658]

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This deviation is necessary to facilitate replacing lift joints on the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position on specific dates and times. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on October 9, 2012 until 8 p.m. on October 11, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2012– 0870 and are available online at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–0870 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. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone (757) 398– 6557, email SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1 ER26SE12.005</GPH> 59082 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 187 / Wednesday, September 26, 2012 / Rules and Regulations James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have any questions on reviewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202–366– 9826. The Norfolk Southern Corporation, owner and operator of the single-leaf bascule Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge, mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.997(d), to accommodate lift joint replacement. Under the current operating schedule the bridge shall be left in the open position at all times and will only be lowered for the passage of trains and to perform periodic maintenance. The Norfolk Southern #7 Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, across the Elizabeth River (Southern Branch) in Chesapeake, VA, has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of 7 feet above mean high water. To facilitate lift joint replacement, the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 9, 2012 and again from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 11, 2012; at all other times the bridge will operate in accordance to its regular operating schedule. The bridge normally operates in the open position with several vessels transiting a week. Coordination with waterway users has been completed. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the opening restrictions of the draw span to minimize transiting delays caused by the temporary deviation. There are no alternate routes available but vessels may pass between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the relevant time period. Mariners able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and the bridge is able to open for emergencies. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 17, 2012. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–23658 Filed 9–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Sep 25, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2012–0822] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Coast Guard Exercise, Hood Canal, Washington Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around vessels involved in a Coast Guard Ready for Operations exercise in Hood Canal, WA that will take place between Oct 16, 2012 and Oct 18, 2012. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public during the exercise and will do so by prohibiting any person or vessel from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or his Designated Representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from 4:00 a.m. Oct 16, 2012 until 11:59 p.m. on Oct 18, 2012. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2012–0822. 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 ENS Nathaniel P. Clinger; Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound; Coast Guard; telephone 206–217–6045, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@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: DATES: DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 A. Regulatory History and Information The Coast Guard is issuing this 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 it would be impracticable, since the event requiring the establishment of this safety zone would be over before a comment period would end. The vessels involved in the Coast Guard Ready for Operations exercise have an important and urgent need to perform this training in order to be ready to protect U.S. persons, assets, and waters; it would be impracticable to publish an NPRM before the date of the event. 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. For reasons described above, publication of an NPRM would be impracticable. The vessels involved in this Coast Guard exercise have an important and urgent need to perform this training in order to be ready to protect U.S. persons, assets, and waters; and it is not possible to publish an NPRM before the date of the event. B. Basis and Purpose The Coast Guard will be conducting a Ready for Operations (RFO) exercise in the northern part of Hood Canal, WA. During the exercise, tactical vessels will be maneuvering through the Hood Canal from the entrance of Dabob Bay to Foul Weather Bluff. This exercise will include fast moving surface vessels, smoke machines, and pyrotechnics. Blank ammunition, flares and LA51 warning munitions will be used during the exercise. A safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the maritime public and vessels participating in the exercise by preventing collisions between exercising vessels and the maritime public, and by keeping the maritime public a safe distance away from potentially startling or disorienting smoke, bright flashes, and loud noises. C. Discussion of the Rule Table of Acronyms PO 00000 59083 Sfmt 4700 The temporary safety zone established by this rule will prohibit any person or vessel from entering or remaining E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-23658]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0870]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(AIWW), Elizabeth River, Southern Branch, Chesapeake, VA

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 schedule that governs the operation of the Norfolk Southern 
7 Railroad Bridge across the Elizabeth River (Southern 
Branch), AIWW mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary 
to facilitate replacing lift joints on the Norfolk Southern 7 
Railroad Bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridge to 
remain in the closed-to-navigation position on specific dates and 
times.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on October 9, 2012 until 
8 p.m. on October 11, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of docket USCG-2012-0870 and are available online 
at www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2012-0870 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. Jim Rousseau, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth 
Coast Guard District; telephone (757) 398-6557, email

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James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have any questions on reviewing the 
docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 202-
366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation, owner and 
operator of the single-leaf bascule Norfolk Southern 7 
Railroad Bridge, mile 5.8, at Chesapeake, VA, has requested a temporary 
deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 
117.997(d), to accommodate lift joint replacement.
    Under the current operating schedule the bridge shall be left in 
the open position at all times and will only be lowered for the passage 
of trains and to perform periodic maintenance. The Norfolk Southern 
7 Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, across the Elizabeth River 
(Southern Branch) in Chesapeake, VA, has a vertical clearance in the 
closed position to vessels of 7 feet above mean high water.
    To facilitate lift joint replacement, the drawbridge will be 
maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
on October 9, 2012 and again from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on October 11, 2012; 
at all other times the bridge will operate in accordance to its regular 
operating schedule. The bridge normally operates in the open position 
with several vessels transiting a week. Coordination with waterway 
users has been completed.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our 
Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the opening restrictions of 
the draw span to minimize transiting delays caused by the temporary 
deviation. There are no alternate routes available but vessels may pass 
between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the relevant time period. Mariners 
able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any 
time and the bridge is able to open for emergencies. Mariners are 
advised to proceed with caution.
    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: September 17, 2012.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-23658 Filed 9-25-12; 8:45 am]
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