Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Martinez, CA, 36655-36656 [2013-14555]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0450] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tombigbee River, AL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Norfolk Southern (NS) Railroad vertical lift drawbridge across the Tombigbee River, mile 44.9, near Jackson, between Washington and Clarke Counties, Alabama. The deviation is necessary for emergency replacement of the counter weights and operation cables. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for two 72-hour closures and an additional 12-hour closure all over a 12-day period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Monday July 8, 2013 through 7 p.m. Friday July 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0450] is available at 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 deviation. 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 temporary deviation, call or email Jim Wetherington, Bridge Branch Office, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email james.r.wetherington@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NS Railroad has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the vertical lift drawbridge across the Tombigbee River, mile 44.9, near Jackson, between Washington and Clarke Counties, Alabama. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 8 feet above ordinary high water at an elevation 24.9 ft (NGVD 29) in the closed-to-navigation position. Vessels requiring a clearance VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 of less than 8 feet above ordinary high water may transit beneath the bridge during maintenance operations. In accordance with Title 33 CFR 117.5, the bridge must open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when requested or signaled to open. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain closed to marine traffic from 7 a.m. on Monday July 8, 2013 through 7 a.m. on Thursday July 11, 2013. A second 72 hour closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. on Monday July 15, 2013 through 7 a.m. on Thursday July 18, 2013. Finally, an additional 12 hour closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Friday July 19, 2013. At all other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with Title 33 CFR 117.5. The closure is necessary for the replacement of worn counter weights and operation cables. They were discovered after a general maintenance inspection. This maintenance was then scheduled. Notices will be published in the Eighth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and will be broadcast via the Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners System. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with and without tows, commercial vessels, and recreational craft. Coordination between the Coast Guard and the waterway users determined that there should not be any significant effects on these vessels. The bridge will be unable to open during these repairs and no alternate route is available. If vessels can pass without an opening they may proceed with extreme 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: June 6, 2013. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–14554 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0428] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Martinez, CA AGENCY: PO 00000 Coast Guard, DHS. Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 36655 Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0 at Martinez, CA. The deviation is necessary to perform a cable replacement at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain the closed-to-navigation position during the repairs. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on June 22, 2013 to 5 p.m. on June 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0428], is available at 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 deviation. 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 temporary deviation, 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge, mile 7.0, over Carquinez Strait, at Martinez, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 135 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the full open-to-navigation position, and 70 feet vertical clearance when closed. The draw opens on signal from approaching vessels, as required by 33 CFR 117.5. Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position to replace bridge lifting cables, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on June 22, June 23, June 29, and June 30, 2013. The drawspan will be operational each night between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with commercial operators and San Francisco Bar Pilots Association. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were E:\FR\FM\19JNR1.SGM 19JNR1 36656 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 19, 2013 / Rules and Regulations raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: June 7, 2013. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–14555 Filed 6–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P If you have questions on this rule, call or email Lieutenant John Bannon, Chief of Waterways, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego, Coast Guard; telephone 619–278– 7261, email John.E.Bannon@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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2013–0301] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Coronado Fourth of July Fireworks, Glorietta Bay; Coronado, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary Final Rule. AGENCY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone upon the navigable waters of Glorietta Bay for the Coronado Fourth of July Fireworks on July 4, 2013. This temporary safety zone is a modification of an existing permanent safety zone, made due to a change in location of the fireworks barge. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, and other users and vessels of the waterway and is the direct result of ongoing event planning with the Coast Guard and event stakeholders. DATES: This rule is effective from 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on July 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2013–0301. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Jun 18, 2013 Jkt 229001 The Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 17, 2013 (78 FR 29094), that highlighted the movement of the fireworks barge and intention to notify the public of the change from the existing permanent annual one-day safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.1123. We received no comments on this proposed rule. In addition, the Coast Guard has not received a request for a public meeting. 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. The fireworks are planned for July 4, 2013, so a 30-day delay would be impracticable. Earlier implementation is needed to ensure the safety zone is in place to protect participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway during the event. B. Basis and Purpose The Ports and Waterways Safety Act gives the Coast Guard authority to create and enforce safety zones. The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone modification to a recurring safety zone listed in 33 CFR § 165.1123 for this annual event on the navigable waters of Glorietta Bay in support of a fireworks show sponsored by the City of Coronado. This event will occur between 8:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. The safety zone will include all navigable waters within 800 feet of the fireworks barge located in approximate position: 32°40′41.0″ N, 117°10′7.4″ W. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the crew, spectators, and participants of the event, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule The Coast Guard has previously established a permanent safety zone in 33 CFR 165.1123 table for this annual event. A NPRM was made to notify the public that the regulated area has been moved 100-yards to the north from location noted in 33 CFR 165.1123. This change was made in consultation with event stakeholders to help mitigate environmental concerns. No concerns for this event were made on the docket. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. This determination is based on the small size, and limited duration of the safety zone. 2. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. (1) This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The owners or operators of vessels intending to transit or anchor in specified portions of Glorietta Bay from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. on July 4, 2013. (2) This safety zone will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities for the following reasons: This one day safety zone will only be in effect for one hour and fifteen minutes late in the evening when vessel traffic is low. Vessel traffic can transit safely around E:\FR\FM\19JNR1.SGM 19JNR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 19, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 36655-36656]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14555]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0428]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carquinez Strait, Martinez, CA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Union Pacific Railroad Drawbridge 
across the Carquinez Strait, mile 7.0 at Martinez, CA. The deviation is 
necessary to perform a cable replacement at the bridge. This deviation 
allows the bridge to remain the closed-to-navigation position during 
the repairs.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on June 22, 2013 to 5 
p.m. on June 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0428], is 
available at 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 deviation. 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 
temporary deviation, 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 Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested 
a temporary change to the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad 
Drawbridge, mile 7.0, over Carquinez Strait, at Martinez, CA. The 
drawbridge navigation span provides 135 feet vertical clearance above 
Mean High Water in the full open-to-navigation position, and 70 feet 
vertical clearance when closed. The draw opens on signal from 
approaching vessels, as required by 33 CFR 117.5. Navigation on the 
waterway is commercial and recreational.
    The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 
to replace bridge lifting cables, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., on June 22, 
June 23, June 29, and June 30, 2013. The drawspan will be operational 
each night between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.
    This temporary deviation has been coordinated with commercial 
operators and San Francisco Bar Pilots Association. No objections to 
the proposed temporary deviation were

[[Page 36656]]

raised. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-
navigation position, may continue to do so 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 effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: June 7, 2013.
D.H. Sulouff,
District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-14555 Filed 6-18-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P