Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ, 34227-34228 [2014-14059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 115 / Monday, June 16, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 received no comments from the Small Business Administration on this rule. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule will affect the following entities, some of which may be small entities: The property owners or vessel operators who wish to transit on Terrebonne Bayou between mile 28.8 and mile 31.3. However, as provided in this rule and currently under 33 CFR 117.505, vessel owners will still be able to transit the bridge if proper notification is given and in the case of an emergency. 3. Assistance for Small Entities Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above. Small businesses may send comments on the actions of Federal employees who enforce, or otherwise determine compliance with, Federal regulations to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and the Regional Small Business Regulatory Fairness Boards. The Ombudsman evaluates these actions annually and rates each agency’s responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on actions by employees of the Coast Guard, call 1– 888–REG–FAIR (1–888–734–3247). The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES 4. Collection of Information This rule calls for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520). 5. Federalism A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jun 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 various levels of government. We have analyzed this rule under that Order and 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 an expenditure, we do discuss the effects of this rule elsewhere in this preamble. 8. 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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. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 34227 12. Energy Effects This action is not a ‘‘significant energy action’’ under Executive Order 13211, Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use. 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 guides 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 which do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule simply promulgates the operating regulations or procedures for drawbridges. 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 Bridges. Accordingly, the interim rule amending 33 CFR part 117 which was published at 79 FR 8270 on February 12, 2014 is adopted as a final rule without change. Dated: May 19, 2014. Kevin S. Cook, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–13270 Filed 6–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0452] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway (NJICW), Atlantic City, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\16JNR1.SGM 16JNR1 34228 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 115 / Monday, June 16, 2014 / Rules and Regulations The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the US 40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG–2014–0452] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘Search’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Click on the 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 Kashanda Booker, Bridge Management Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398–6227, email: Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic City Emergency Management Office has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation of the US 40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The closure has been requested to ensure the safety of the runners and spectators that will be participating in the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon on June 29, 2014. Under this temporary deviation, the US 40–322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge will remain in the closed position from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. on June 29, 2014. The vertical clearance of this bascule bridge is approximately 10 feet above mean high water in the closed position and unlimited in the open position. The current operating regulation is outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(f), which requires that on the weekdays during this time of year, the bridge shall open on signal; except that from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., the draw need only open if at least four hours of notice is given, 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 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:01 Jun 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 half hour, and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the draw need not open. Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may do so at all times. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels with mast heights greater than 10 feet. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the closure periods so that vessels can plan their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. At all other times during the affected period, the bridge will operate as outlined at 33 CFR 117.733(f). 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 4, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–14059 Filed 6–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0449] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach, NC, and Northeast Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedules that govern two North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) drawbridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the AIWW, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the annual Beach2Battleship Iron and Half Iron Distance Triathlons. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the races. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. through 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG–2014–0449] is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 Rousseau, Bridge Management Specialist, Coast Guard; telephone 757–398–6557, email James.L.Rousseau2@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AAA Series Director of SetUp Events, on behalf of NCDOT, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations for the S.R. 74 Bridge, across AIWW, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge across the Northeast Cape Fear River, mile 1.0, at Wilmington, NC. The requested deviation is to accommodate the annual Beach2Battleship Iron and Half-Iron Distance Triathlons scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. To facilitate these events, the draw of the S.R. 74 Bridge will be maintained in the closed position from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the draw of the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge will be maintained in the closed position from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Extended closure times were requested for the event beyond the times published in the current regulations based on tide dependant races. The S.R. 74 Bridge is a double-leaf bascule drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 20 feet at mean high water in the closed position, the current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.821(a)(4). During the month of October, the bridge is required to open on the hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., except 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the last Saturday of October of every year when the draw need not open for vessels due to annual races. The Isabel S. Holmes Bridge is a double-leaf bascule drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 40 feet at mean high water in the closed position. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.829(a): The regulation requires that during the month of October, from noon to 11:59 p.m. on the last Saturday of October of every year, E:\FR\FM\16JNR1.SGM 16JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 115 (Monday, June 16, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34227-34228]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14059]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0452]


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

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 US 40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge 
across Inside Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The 
deviation is necessary to facilitate the Challenge Atlantic City 
Triathlon. The deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed 
position to ensure the safety of event participants and spectators.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on June 
29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG-2014-0452] is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ``Search'' 
box and click ``Search.'' Click on the 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 Kashanda Booker, Bridge Management 
Specialist, Fifth Coast Guard District, telephone (757) 398-6227, 
email: Kashanda.l.booker@uscg.mil. If you have questions on reviewing 
the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlantic City Emergency Management 
Office has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating 
regulation of the US 40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge across Inside 
Thorofare, NJICW mile 70.0, at Atlantic City, NJ. The closure has been 
requested to ensure the safety of the runners and spectators that will 
be participating in the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon on June 29, 
2014. Under this temporary deviation, the US 40-322 (Albany Avenue) 
Bridge will remain in the closed position from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. 
on June 29, 2014.
    The vertical clearance of this bascule bridge is approximately 10 
feet above mean high water in the closed position and unlimited in the 
open position. The current operating regulation is outlined at 33 CFR 
117.733(f), which requires that on the weekdays during this time of 
year, the bridge shall open on signal; except that from 11 p.m. to 7 
a.m., the draw need only open if at least four hours of notice is 
given, 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.
    Vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may 
do so at all times. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies. 
The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels with mast heights 
greater than 10 feet. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the 
waterway through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the 
closure periods so that vessels can plan their transits to minimize any 
impact caused by the temporary deviation. At all other times during the 
affected period, the bridge will operate as outlined at 33 CFR 
117.733(f).
    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 4, 2014.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-14059 Filed 6-13-14; 8:45 am]
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