Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME, 40393-40394 [2013-16072]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 129 / Friday, July 5, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 9. Civil Justice Reform This rule meets applicable standards in sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform, to minimize litigation, eliminate ambiguity, and reduce burden. 10. Protection of Children From Environmental Health Risks We have analyzed this rule under Executive Order 13045, Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks. This rule is not an economically significant rule and would not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. 11. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it would not have a substantial direct effect on one or more Indian tribes, on the relationship between the Federal Government and Indian tribes, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and Indian tribes. 12. Energy Effects This rule is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 13. Technical Standards This rule does not use technical standards. Therefore, we did not consider the use of voluntary consensus standards. 14. Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide 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 that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves special local regulations issued in conjunction with a regatta or marine parade. This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. An environmental analysis checklist supporting this determination and a Categorical Exclusion Determination are available in the docket where indicated under ADDRESSES. We seek any VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 Jul 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this proposed rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Add § 100.35–T05–0489 to read as follows: ■ § 100.35–T05–0489 Special Local Regulations; Dinghy Poker Run, Middle River; Baltimore County, Essex, MD. (a) Regulated area. The following location is a regulated area: All waters of the Middle River, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded to the north by a line drawn along latitude 39°19′33″ N, and bounded to the south by a line drawn along latitude 39°18′06″ W, located in Baltimore County, at Essex, MD. All coordinates reference Datum NAD 1983. (b) Definitions. (1) Coast Guard Patrol Commander means a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. (2) Official Patrol means any vessel assigned or approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore with a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer on board and displaying a Coast Guard ensign. (3) Participant means all persons and vessels participating in the Dinghy Poker Run event under the auspices of the Marine Event Permit issued to the event sponsor and approved by Commander, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. (c) Special local regulations. (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may forbid and control the movement of all vessels and persons in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel or person in the regulated area shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. (2) Vessels and persons may contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40393 vessels and persons must pass directly through the regulated area, at a safe speed and without loitering. (3) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may terminate the event, or the operation of any participant in the event, at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. (4) All Coast Guard vessels enforcing this regulated area can be contacted on marine band radio VHF–FM channel 16 (156.8 MHz). (5) The Coast Guard will publish a notice in the Fifth Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners and issue a marine information broadcast on VHF– FM marine band radio announcing specific event date and times. (d) Enforcement periods. This section will be enforced from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 27, 2013, and, if necessary due to inclement weather, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 28, 2013. Dated: June 12, 2013. Kevin C. Kiefer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Baltimore. [FR Doc. 2013–16034 Filed 7–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0530] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the operation of the new US–1 Memorial Bridge across the Piscataqua River, mile 1.9, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the bridge may operate on a special opening schedule to facilitate mechanical and structural alignment of the lift span. This deviation is necessary to allow New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s contractor sufficient time make final adjustments at the bridge. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective with actual notice from June 26, 2013, until July 5, 2013. This rule is effective in the Code of Federal Regulations on from July 5, 2013, until July 31, 2013. DATES: E:\FR\FM\05JYR1.SGM 05JYR1 40394 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 129 / Friday, July 5, 2013 / Rules and Regulations The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0530] 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 John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, at (617) 223–8364. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The new US–1 Memorial Bridge, across the Piscataqua River, mile 1.9, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 21 feet at MHW and 29 feet at MLW. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.531(b). The waterway supports both commercial and recreational navigation of various vessel sizes. The owner of the bridge, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate necessary alignment and adjustments to the recently installed main lift span. Under this temporary deviation, in effect June 26, 2013 through July 31, 2013, the new US–1 (formerly Memorial Bridge) shall operate as follows: Monday through Friday the draw shall open for the passage of vessel traffic at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., daily. Saturday and Sunday between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. the draw shall open on signal once an hour, on the half hour, for the passage of vessel traffic. The draw may remain in the closed position from 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday July 2, 2013. Except for the closure period above, the draw shall open on signal at all times for commercial deep draft vessels provided at least a 24 hour advance is given by calling the bridge via VHF FM Ch 13 or by telephone at 603–436–2432. The draw shall remain in the full open position from 6:30 a.m. on July 4, 2013 through 6:30 a.m. on July 5, 2013. The bridge shall open as soon as possible in an emergency. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the bridge must return to its regular emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:07 Jul 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 25, 2013. Gary Kassof, Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–16072 Filed 7–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0330] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival; Shallowbag Bay, Manteo, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing of a temporary safety zone on Shallowbag Bay, Manteo, NC on October 4, 2013, for a fireworks display as part of the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public from the hazards posed by fireworks displays. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Shallowbag Bay River during the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Fireworks display. DATES: This rule is effective August 5, 2013. SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2013–0330]. 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 CWO4 Joseph M. Edge, Sector North Carolina Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone (252) 247–4525, email Joseph.M.Edge@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Hairston, 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 The Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking titled, ‘‘Safety Zone; Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival, Shallowbag Bay, Manteo, NC on May 17, 2013 (78 FR 29091. We received no comments on the proposed rules. B. Basis and Purpose On October 4, 2013, fireworks will be launched from a barge located in Shallowbag Bay in Manteo, North Carolina as part of the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival. The temporary safety zone created by this rule is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with the fireworks display. Such hazards include obstructions to the waterway that may cause death, serious bodily harm, or property damage, as well as the accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. Establishing a safety zone to control vessel movement around the location of the launch area will help ensure the safety of persons and property in the vicinity of this event and help minimize the associated risks. C. Discussion of the Final Rule A temporary safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels during the setup, loading, and launching of the Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival Fireworks Display. The fireworks display will occur for approximately 15 minutes from 9 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on October 4, 2013. However, the Safety Zone will be effective and enforced from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. in order to ensure safety during the setup, loading and removal of the display equipment. The safety zone will encompass all waters on Shallowbag Bay within a 200 yard radius of a barge anchor in position 35°54′31″ N, longitude 075°39′42″ W from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on October 4, 2013. All geographic coordinates are North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83). The effect of this temporary safety zone will be to restrict navigation in the regulated area during the fireworks display. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated on scene patrol personnel. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zone is prohibited E:\FR\FM\05JYR1.SGM 05JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 129 (Friday, July 5, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40393-40394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16072]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0530]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Piscataqua River, Portsmouth, 
NH and Kittery, ME

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is issuing a temporary deviation from the 
regulations governing the operation of the new US-1 Memorial Bridge 
across the Piscataqua River, mile 1.9, between Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. Under this temporary deviation the bridge 
may operate on a special opening schedule to facilitate mechanical and 
structural alignment of the lift span. This deviation is necessary to 
allow New Hampshire Department of Transportation's contractor 
sufficient time make final adjustments at the bridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective with actual notice from June 26, 
2013, until July 5, 2013. This rule is effective in the Code of Federal 
Regulations on from July 5, 2013, until July 31, 2013.

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ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0530] 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 John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast 
Guard District, at (617) 223-8364. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The new US-1 Memorial Bridge, across the 
Piscataqua River, mile 1.9, between Portsmouth, New Hampshire and 
Kittery, Maine has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 21 
feet at MHW and 29 feet at MLW. The existing drawbridge operation 
regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.531(b).
    The waterway supports both commercial and recreational navigation 
of various vessel sizes.
    The owner of the bridge, New Hampshire Department of 
Transportation, requested a temporary deviation to facilitate necessary 
alignment and adjustments to the recently installed main lift span.
    Under this temporary deviation, in effect June 26, 2013 through 
July 31, 2013, the new US-1 (formerly Memorial Bridge) shall operate as 
follows:
    Monday through Friday the draw shall open for the passage of vessel 
traffic at 6:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., 
daily.
    Saturday and Sunday between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. the draw shall 
open on signal once an hour, on the half hour, for the passage of 
vessel traffic.
    The draw may remain in the closed position from 9:30 p.m. on 
Sunday, June 30 until 2 p.m. Tuesday July 2, 2013.
    Except for the closure period above, the draw shall open on signal 
at all times for commercial deep draft vessels provided at least a 24 
hour advance is given by calling the bridge via VHF FM Ch 13 or by 
telephone at 603-436-2432.
    The draw shall remain in the full open position from 6:30 a.m. on 
July 4, 2013 through 6:30 a.m. on July 5, 2013.
    The bridge shall open as soon as possible in an emergency.
    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: June 25, 2013.
Gary Kassof,
Bridge Program Manager, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-16072 Filed 7-3-13; 8:45 am]
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