Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC, 669 [2012-31647]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 3 / Friday, January 4, 2013 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2012–1070] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation schedule of the S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Full and Half Marathon. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the race. DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. through 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this temporary deviation, USCG–2012–1070, is available online by going to http:// www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG– 2012–1070 in the ‘‘Search’’ box and then clicking ‘‘Search’’. The docket 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 temporary deviation, call or email Kashanda Booker, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757–398–6227, email Kashanda.l.booker@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 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Full and Half Marathon committee on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule for the S.R. 74 Bascule Drawbridge across the AIWW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The requested deviation will accommodate the 2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Full and Half Marathon scheduled for Sunday, March sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jan 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 17, 2013. To facilitate this event, the draw of the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. to allow race participants to cross during the scheduled event. The current operating schedule for the bridge is set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(4). The regulation requires the bridge to open on signal for vessels at all times except that from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. the bridge shall open on the hour; every third and fourth Saturday in September the bridge shall remain closed from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.; and the last Saturday of October or the first or second Saturday of November the bridge shall remain closed from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The bascule drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 20 feet above mean high water (MHW) in the closed position. Vessels that can pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. Since the race is an annual event, local waterway users should be familiar with the closure. To ensure that waterway users are aware of the closure, the Coast Guard will issue a Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners to allow mariners to schedule their transits accordingly. There are no alternate routes available to vessels. Most waterway traffic consists of recreational boats with a few barges and tugs during the daytime. The bridge is able to open for emergencies. 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. 669 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Hampton Harbor in the vicinity of Hampton Harbor Bridge due to a partially submerged dredge excavator obstructing the channel. This temporary final rule is necessary to protect vessels transiting the area from the obstruction. This zone is intended to prohibit vessels from coming within 100 yards of point 42 53′763″ N, 070 48′986″ W until the obstruction is cleared. Persons or vessels may not enter into this zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Sector Northern New England. DATES: This rule is effective in the CFR on January 4, 2013 until January 31, 2013. This rule is effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement on November 30, 2012. This rule will remain in effect through January 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2012–1055]. 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 Ensign Elizabeth V. Morris, Waterways Management Division at Coast Guard Sector Northern New England, telephone 207–741–0398, email Elizabeth.V.Morris@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: Coast Guard Table of Acronyms 33 CFR Part 165 DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Dated: December 18, 2012. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2012–31647 Filed 1–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P [Docket Number USCG–2012–1055] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Hampton Harbor Channel Obstruction, Hampton Harbor; Hampton, NH Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2012-1070]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
Wrightsville Beach, NC

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 
regulation governing the operation schedule of the S.R. 74 Bridge, 
across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) mile 283.1, at 
Wrightsville Beach, NC. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the 
2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Full and Half Marathon. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during the 
race.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. through 10 a.m. on 
Sunday, March 17, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this temporary deviation, USCG-2012-1070, is 
available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting 
USCG-2012-1070 in the ``Search'' box and then clicking ``Search''. The 
docket 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 
temporary deviation, call or email Kashanda Booker, Bridge 
Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757-398-
6227, email Kashanda.l.booker@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 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Full and 
Half Marathon committee on behalf of the North Carolina Department of 
Transportation (NCDOT) has requested a temporary deviation from the 
current operating schedule for the S.R. 74 Bascule Drawbridge across 
the AIWW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The requested deviation 
will accommodate the 2013 Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Full and Half 
Marathon scheduled for Sunday, March 17, 2013. To facilitate this 
event, the draw of the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-
navigation position from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. to allow race 
participants to cross during the scheduled event.
    The current operating schedule for the bridge is set out in 33 CFR 
117.821(a)(4). The regulation requires the bridge to open on signal for 
vessels at all times except that from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. the bridge 
shall open on the hour; every third and fourth Saturday in September 
the bridge shall remain closed from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.; and the last 
Saturday of October or the first or second Saturday of November the 
bridge shall remain closed from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The bascule 
drawbridge has a vertical clearance of 20 feet above mean high water 
(MHW) in the closed position. Vessels that can pass through the bridge 
in the closed position may do so at any time.
    Since the race is an annual event, local waterway users should be 
familiar with the closure. To ensure that waterway users are aware of 
the closure, the Coast Guard will issue a Local and Broadcast Notice to 
Mariners to allow mariners to schedule their transits accordingly. 
There are no alternate routes available to vessels. Most waterway 
traffic consists of recreational boats with a few barges and tugs 
during the daytime. The bridge is able to open for emergencies.
    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: December 18, 2012.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2012-31647 Filed 1-3-13; 8:45 am]
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