Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ, 55215-55216 [2013-21952]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations November 14, 2013. These time frames were selected because it corresponds with the closure of the Army Corps of Engineering Hiram M. Chittenden lock immediately upstream or inland of the bridge on the Lake Washington Ship Canal. This stretch of the Lake Washington Ship Canal experiences heavy waterway usage and is utilized by vessels ranging from commercial tug and barge to pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed positions may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. 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: August 27, 2013. Daryl R. Peloquin, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Acting Bridge Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–21940 Filed 9–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0754] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the State Highway 4 Drawbridge across Old River, mile 14.8 between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make critical repairs to the bridge shafts and gears. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on September 9, 2013 to 6 p.m. on October 4, 2013. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Sep 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0754], 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: California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the State Highway 4 Drawbridge, mile 14.8, over Old River, between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 12 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closedto-navigation position. Pursuant to 33 CFR 117.183, the draw opens on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at other times, opening the draw on signal if at least four hours advance notice is given to the drawtender at the Rio Vista drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8. Navigation on the waterway is recreational and commercial. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 6 a.m. on September 9, 2013 to 6 p.m. on October 4, 2013, to allow the bridge owner to replace worn out shafts and gears, critical components of the drawbridge. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. The drawspan can be operated upon four hour advance notice for emergencies requiring the passage of waterway traffic. Vessels that can transit the bridge, while in the closed-to-navigation position, may continue to do so at any time. There is an alternative route for mariners around Victoria Island. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55215 end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 26, 2013. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–21953 Filed 9–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0806] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, and the US40–322 (Albany Avenue) across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to ensure the safety of the heavy volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic that would be transiting over the bridges for the Miss America Pageant Parade. This deviation allows the drawbridges to remain closed to navigation to accommodate a crowd of 200,000 to 300,000 following the conclusion of the Miss America Pageant Parade. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2013–0806] 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 rule, call or email Kashanda Booker, Bridge SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SER1.SGM 10SER1 55216 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757–398– 6587, email Kashanda.l.booker@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Department of Transportation requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations of the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, and the US40–322 (Albany Avenue) across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The temporary deviation has been requested to ensure the safety of the heavy volumes of vehicular traffic that would be transiting over the bridges for the Miss America Pageant Parade. Due to security concerns, the NJDOT would like to have the capability to clear the city as quick as possible if necessary. Under this temporary deviation, on Saturday, September 14, 2013, the draws for both bridges need not open from 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge The current operating regulation for the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(e) which requires that the bridge shall open on signal if at least four hours of notice is given; except that from April 1 through October 31, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour; on July 4, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show. Should inclement weather prevent the fireworks event from taking place as planned, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on July 5th to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show; on the third or fourth Wednesday of August the draw will open every two hours on the hour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and need not open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. to accommodate the annual Air Show. In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type bridge is 20 feet above mean high water. US40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge The current operating regulation for the US40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(f) shall open on signal except that year-round, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.; and from November 1 through March 31 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need only open if at least four hours notice is given; from June 1 through September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour and half VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Sep 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 hour; and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the draw need not open; on July 4, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m., to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show. Should inclement weather prevent the fireworks event from taking place as planned, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on July 5th to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show; and on the third or fourth Wednesday of August, the draw will open every two hours on the hour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and need not open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. to accommodate the annual Air Show. In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type bridge is 10 feet above mean high water. The majority of the vessels that transit the bridges this time of the year are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass through the bridges in the closed positions may do so at anytime. Both bridges will be able to open for emergencies. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridges in closed positions. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to their regular operating schedules immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 27, 2013. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2013–21952 Filed 9–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0692] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Suisun Bay Electromagnetic Scan and Ordnance Recovery, Suisun Bay, Concord, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in the navigable waters of Suisun Bay in support of the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) electromagnetic scan and ordnance recovery operations. These safety zones are established to ensure the safety of the ordnance identification and recovery teams and mariners transiting the area. Unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zones without permission of the Captain of the Port or their designated representative. DATES: This rule will be enforced with actual notice from August 26, 2013 to September 10, 2013. This rule is effective in the Code of Federal Regulations from September 10, 2013 through October 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket USCG– 2013–0692. 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 temporary rule, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Joshua Dykman, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco; telephone (415) 399–3585 or email at D11–PFMarineEvents@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202)366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security DoD Department of Defense FR Federal Register MMRP Military Munitions Response Program MOTCO Military Ocean Terminal Concord NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 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 E:\FR\FM\10SER1.SGM 10SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21952]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2013-0806]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway 
(NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a 
temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Route 
30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW mile 67.2, 
and the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 
70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to ensure 
the safety of the heavy volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic 
that would be transiting over the bridges for the Miss America Pageant 
Parade. This deviation allows the drawbridges to remain closed to 
navigation to accommodate a crowd of 200,000 to 300,000 following the 
conclusion of the Miss America Pageant Parade.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on 
Saturday, September 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2013-0806] 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 rule, 
call or email Kashanda Booker, Bridge

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Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District; telephone 757-398-
6587, email Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on 
viewing the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The New Jersey Department of Transportation 
requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations 
of the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge across Beach Thorofare, NJICW 
mile 67.2, and the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) across Inside Thorofare, 
NJICW mile 70.0, both at Atlantic City, NJ. The temporary deviation has 
been requested to ensure the safety of the heavy volumes of vehicular 
traffic that would be transiting over the bridges for the Miss America 
Pageant Parade. Due to security concerns, the NJDOT would like to have 
the capability to clear the city as quick as possible if necessary. 
Under this temporary deviation, on Saturday, September 14, 2013, the 
draws for both bridges need not open from 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge

    The current operating regulation for the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard 
Bridge across Beach Thorofare is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(e) which 
requires that the bridge shall open on signal if at least four hours of 
notice is given; except that from April 1 through October 31, from 7 
a.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need only open on the hour; on July 4, the 
draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. to accommodate the 
annual July 4th fireworks show. Should inclement weather prevent the 
fireworks event from taking place as planned, the draw need not open 
from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. on July 5th to accommodate the annual 
July 4th fireworks show; on the third or fourth Wednesday of August the 
draw will open every two hours on the hour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
and need not open from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. to accommodate the annual 
Air Show. In the closed position to vessels, the vertical clearance for 
this bascule-type bridge is 20 feet above mean high water.

US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge

    The current operating regulation for the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) 
Bridge across Inside Thorofare is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(f) shall 
open on signal except that year-round, from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.; and from 
November 1 through March 31 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., the draw need only 
open if at least four hours notice is given; from June 1 through 
September 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the draw 
need only open on the hour and half hour; and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 
the draw need not open; on July 4, the draw need not open from 9:40 
p.m. until 11:15 p.m., to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks 
show. Should inclement weather prevent the fireworks event from taking 
place as planned, the draw need not open from 9:40 p.m. until 11:15 
p.m. on July 5th to accommodate the annual July 4th fireworks show; and 
on the third or fourth Wednesday of August, the draw will open every 
two hours on the hour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and need not open from 
4 p.m. until 8 p.m. to accommodate the annual Air Show. In the closed 
position to vessels, the vertical clearance for this bascule-type 
bridge is 10 feet above mean high water.
    The majority of the vessels that transit the bridges this time of 
the year are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass through the 
bridges in the closed positions may do so at anytime. Both bridges will 
be able to open for emergencies.
    The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels unable to pass 
through the bridges in closed positions. The Coast Guard will also 
inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast 
Notices to Mariners of the closure periods for the bridge so that 
vessels can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the 
temporary deviation.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to 
their regular operating schedules immediately at the end of the 
designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations 
is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: August 27, 2013.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2013-21952 Filed 9-9-13; 8:45 am]
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