Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL, 21628-21629 [2014-08782]

Download as PDF 21628 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations have determined that it does not have implications for federalism. 6. Protest Activities The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. 7. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1531–1538) requires Federal agencies to assess the effects of their discretionary regulatory actions. In particular, the Act addresses actions that may result in the expenditure by a State, local, or tribal government, in the aggregate, or by the private sector of $100,000,000 (adjusted for inflation) or more in any one year. Though this rule will not result in such expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. Taking of Private Property This rule will not cause a taking of private property or otherwise have taking implications under Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights. 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 13. Technical Standards [FR Doc. 2014–08787 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] 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 guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have concluded that this action is one of a category of actions which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the change to the operating schedule for the S37 Barnegat Bay Bridge in order to accommodate necessary repair. This rule is categorically excluded, under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction. Under figure 2–1, paragraph (32)(e), of the Instruction, an environmental analysis checklist and a categorical exclusion determination are not required for this rule. List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 117 10. Protection of Children 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 does not create an environmental risk to health or risk to safety that might disproportionately affect children. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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. PART 117—DRAWBRIDGE OPERATION REGULATIONS 11. Indian Tribal Governments This rule does not have tribal implications under Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, because it does 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 action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:50 Apr 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Bridges. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard temporarily amends 33 CFR part 117 as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 117 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 499; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. 2. In § 117.733, suspend paragraph (c)(1) and add a new paragraph (c)(4), to read as follows: ■ § 117.733 New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway. * * * * * (c) * * * (4) From 8 a.m. December 1, 2015 until 8 p.m. March 31, 2016; from 8 a.m. December 1, 2016 until 8 p.m. March 31, 2017; and from 8 a.m. December 1, 2017 until 8 p.m. March 31, 2018, the S37 Bridge, mile 14.1, at Seaside Heights may remain closed to navigation. * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Dated: April 2, 2014. Steven H. Ratti, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0245] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL 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 Southern Railroad Drawbridge across the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, Alabama. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace and adjust the down haul operating ropes that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position and not open to vessel traffic. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., on May 6, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, (USCG–2014–0245) 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 Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Railroad requested a temporary deviation for the Southern Railroad Drawbridge, across the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17APR1.SGM 17APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Alabama to remain in the closed-tonavigation position for 14 hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 6, 2014, in order to replace and adjust the down haul operation ropes. The Southern Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridge shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given in accordance with the subpart. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Tennessee River. The Southern Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation position, provides a vertical clearance of 10.52 feet above normal pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly impacted. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. 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: April 4, 2014. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. [FR Doc. 2014–08782 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0058] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Lucas Oil Drag Boats Racing Series; Lake Havasu City, AZ Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Colorado River in Lake Havasu, AZ for the Lucas Oil Drag Boats Racing Series from May 2, 2014 through May 4, 2014. The safety zone would be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily during this timeframe. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels would be prohibited from wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:50 Apr 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 entering into, transiting through or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on May 2, 2014, until 7 p.m. on May 4, 2014. This rule will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time on May 2nd, May 3rd, and May 4th, 2014. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2014– 0058 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2014–0058 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are 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 Petty Officer Giacomo Terrizzi, Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego; telephone (619) 278–7656, email Giacomo.Terrizzi@ USCG.MIL. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary 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. The Coast Guard did not receive the necessary information from the event sponsor with sufficient enough time to complete the rulemaking process; consequently, the event would occur before the rulemaking process could be completed. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), for the same reasons mentioned above, the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Because of these time constraints, it is impracticable that the PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 21629 Coast Guard issue an NPRM. Immediate action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, participants, and others in the vicinity of the marine event on the dates and times this rule will be in effect. B. Basis and Purpose The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Thompson Bay, Lake Havasu, AZ for The Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. This safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, sponsor vessels, and other users of the waterway. At this event, over 100 race teams from across the United States and Canada are expected to participate. The safety zone will cover the majority of Thompson Bay. The course requires enforcement of a safety zone while the drag boats are on the course, thus restricting vessel traffic within the Thompson Bay for 36 hours spanning three days. There will be approximately 27 safety vessels provided by the sponsor to help maintain the temporary safety zone and assist boating traffic in vicinity of the event. C. Discussion of Rule The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone that will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 2, 2014 through May 4, 2014. The safety zone includes the waters of Thompson Bay encompassed by drawing a line from point to point along the following coordinates: Northern Zone line: 34°27′57.96″ N, 114°20′48.49″ W 34°27′57.71″ N, 114°20′49.75″ W North West Zone Line: 34°27′07.99″ N, 114°21′09.93″ W 34°26′51.99″ N, 114°21′03.83″ W South Zone Line: 34°27′07.99″ N, 114°21′09.93″ W 34°26′51.99″ N, 114°21′03.83″ W This safety zone is necessary to ensure personnel and vessels remain safe by keeping clear during the high speed transit of drag boats. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative. Vessels will be able to transit the surrounding area and may be authorized to transit through the safety zone with the permission of the Captain of the Port or the designated representative. Before activating the zones, the Coast Guard will notify mariners by appropriate means including but not limited to Local Notice to Mariners. E:\FR\FM\17APR1.SGM 17APR1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-08782]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0245]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tennessee River, Decatur, AL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Southern Railroad Drawbridge across 
the Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur, Alabama. The deviation is 
necessary to allow the bridge owner time to replace and adjust the down 
haul operating ropes that are essential to the continued safe operation 
of the drawbridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position and not open to vessel traffic.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., on May 6, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, (USCG-2014-0245) 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 Eric A. Washburn, Bridge 
Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314-269-2378, 
email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Railroad requested a 
temporary deviation for the Southern Railroad Drawbridge, across the 
Tennessee River, mile 304.4, at Decatur,

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Alabama to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 14 hours 
from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 6, 2014, in order to replace and adjust 
the down haul operation ropes.
    The Southern Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance 
with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that drawbridge 
shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request 
to open is given in accordance with the subpart.
    There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section 
of the Tennessee River.
    The Southern Railroad Drawbridge, in the closed-to-navigation 
position, provides a vertical clearance of 10.52 feet above normal 
pool. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows 
and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly impacted. 
This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No 
objections were received.
    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: April 4, 2014.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers.
[FR Doc. 2014-08782 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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