Safety Zone; Gulfstar 1 SPAR, Mississippi Canyon Block 724, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico, 30782-30783 [C1-2014-11567]

Download as PDF 30782 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 103 / Thursday, May 29, 2014 / Proposed Rules Coast Guard received two comments, closed on December 27, 2013. The NPRM proposed the initial changes to the regulation governing the U.S. Route 130 lift bridge across Raccoon Creek, mile 1.8, and contains useful background and analysis related to the initial proposed change. The public is encouraged to review the NPRM. The original request from the bridge owner, NJDOT, included logs from the 2007–2013 timeframe. The logs indicated an impact on average of up to 30 vessels annually and an average of 10 vessels in the months of March, April, and November. However, on page 64190 under ‘‘D. Discussion of Proposed Rule’’ heading of the NPRM, the Coast Guard stated ’’fewer than 5 vessels annually will be required to provide 4 hours advance notice under the proposed change.’’ The Coast Guard would like to correct that statement here and give the public the opportunity to comment on the revised bridge data. Table A shows the monthly logs for 2007–2013 during the 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. time period provided by NJDOT. TABLE A—BRIDGE OPENINGS FOR JANUARY 2007–JUNE 2013 Month 2013 January ................................................................................ February ............................................................................... March ................................................................................... April ...................................................................................... May ...................................................................................... June ..................................................................................... July ....................................................................................... August .................................................................................. September ............................................................................ October ................................................................................ November ............................................................................. December ............................................................................. 8 8 7 22 39 52 ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ ................ 0 0 0 5 12 27 36 27 34 12 8 1 0 0 0 0 13 33 19 14 8 12 14 4 2 1 5 10 33 42 30 21 31 4 1 0 0 0 0 15 14 33 81 59 59 26 2 6 2 0 0 13 20 38 49 38 45 17 10 0 0 0 0 2 17 40 65 57 56 10 1 2 Total .............................................................................. ................ 162 117 180 295 232 250 Additionally, the Coast Guard received two comments on the NPRM that are addressed below. The first commenter stated that the change to the existing regulation is not in the public interest and would inconvenience captains that transit the waterway in those three months. The commenter further stated that this change is a cost savings to the bridge owner and that this cost savings is the true reason behind the change. The commenter requested a revision to the background and purpose and to reopen the comment period. 2012 2011 2010 Under the Coast Guard’s policy for bridge administration, regulations are not promulgated to relieve the owner or operator of the duty to properly operate the bridge solely because of financial hardship. The Coast Guard did not seek further information from NJDOT. NJDOT provided the Coast Guard with bridge tender logs indicating the actual number of openings for the bridge for the preceding five years. The welldocumented data, provided above, of an average of less than 10 bridge openings per month in March, April and 2009 2008 2007 November since 2006 justifies this regulatory change. The Coast Guard considers maintaining efficiency and reduction of waste in the operation of bridges as within the public interest. Based on this information, the Coast Guard proposes this change to the drawbridge operation schedule. Based on the second comment from the marina owner, NJDOT provided additional information to the Coast Guard specific to the month of April. This includes data dating back to 1995. (See Table B) TABLE B—BRIDGE OPENINGS DURING APRIL 1995–2006 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 April .................................. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Month 4 9 6 20 6 17 3 10 1 7 6 2 With 19 years of documented openings for the month of April, the average number of transits is less than 10 vessels per month during the month of April. The commenter requested April be eliminated from the final rule. The Coast Guard does not plan to eliminate the month of April from the modification of the operating schedule that governs the Route 130 bridge over Raccoon Creek. The relatively few vessels that require an opening in the month of April may do so by providing four hours advanced notice. This notice, re-opening the comment period, ensures the public has an opportunity to comment on the revised VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 May 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 bridge opening data before the Coast Guard makes the proposed changes final. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1223 and 5 U.S.C. 552. Dated: May 16, 2014. Stephen P. Metruck, Rear Admiral, United States Coast Guard, Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–12373 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 147 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0242] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Gulfstar 1 SPAR, Mississippi Canyon Block 724, Outer Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico Correction Proposed Rule document 2014–11567, appearing on pages 29095 through Frm 00035 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\29MYP1.SGM 29MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 103 / Thursday, May 29, 2014 / Proposed Rules 33 CFR Part 165 duplication, please use only one of these three methods. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Scott Baumgartner, Prevention Department, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, (203) 468– 4559, Scott.A.Baumgartner@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket Number USCG–2014–0329] Table of Acronyms RIN 1625–AA00 COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 29098 in the issue of Wednesday, May 21, 2014, should have appeared in the Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register. [FR Doc. C1–2014–11567 Filed 5–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish four temporary safety zones for three fireworks events and one swim event within the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during these events. The safety zones will facilitate public notification of these events and provide protective measures for the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these events. Entering into, transiting through, remaining, anchoring or mooring within these regulated areas would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 30, 2014. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The telephone number is 202– 366–9329. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for further instructions on submitting comments. To avoid emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 May 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 A. Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. 1. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number [USCG–2014–0329] in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this rulemaking. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 30783 electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period and may change the rule based on your comments. 2. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2014–0329) 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. 3. Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). 4. Public Meeting We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES on or before June 5, 2014. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. B. Regulatory History and Information There are four separate marine events addressed by this temporary regulation. The Brookhaven Memorial Hospital fireworks display and the Baker Family Celebration fireworks display are first time events with no regulatory history. The Village of Saltaire fireworks display and the Riverhead Rocks Triathlon were both held the previous year and had separate safety zones established by a temporary final rule entitled ‘‘Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Marine Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone.’’ This rulemaking was published on July 10, E:\FR\FM\29MYP1.SGM 29MYP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 103 (Thursday, May 29, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 30782-30783]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: C1-2014-11567]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 147

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0242]
RIN 1625-AA00


Safety Zone; Gulfstar 1 SPAR, Mississippi Canyon Block 724, Outer 
Continental Shelf on the Gulf of Mexico

Correction

    Proposed Rule document 2014-11567, appearing on pages 29095 through

[[Page 30783]]

29098 in the issue of Wednesday, May 21, 2014, should have appeared in 
the Proposed Rules section of the Federal Register.

[FR Doc. C1-2014-11567 Filed 5-28-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 1505-01-D