Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Allen Canal, LA, 51484-51485 [2014-20542]

Download as PDF 51484 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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. Dated: August 15, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. If you have questions on this rule, call or email Mr. John McDonald, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (617) 223–8364, john.w.mcdonald@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. [Docket No. USCG–2014–0743] The Southport SR27 Bridge, across Townsend Gut, mile 0.7, between Boothbay Harbor and Southport, Maine, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 10 feet above mean high water and 19 feet above mean low water. The bridge operating regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.537. The waterway is transited by recreational and commercial fishing boats. The bridge owner, Maine Department of Transportation, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate deck repairs at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation the Southport SR27 Bridge shall operate as follows: From September 8, 2014 through November 22, 2014, the draw shall open on signal at 12 a.m., 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. The draw shall remain in the closed position from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. on twelve dates to be announced in the Local Notice to Mariners (LNTM) and via a broadcast notice to mariners (BNTM), at least two weeks prior to each closure date. There is an alternate route for navigation around Southport. Vessels that can pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at all times. 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–20541 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Long Island, New York Inland Waterway From East Rockaway Inlet to Shinnecock Canal, NY 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 Loop Parkway Bridge, mile 0.7, across Long Creek, and the Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, across Sloop Channel, both at Hempstead, New York. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the 2014 Dee Snider’s Ride to Fight Hunger on Long Island. The deviation allows the two bridges to remain in the closed position during this public event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. on September 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0743] 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 Ms. Judy Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 668–7165, judy.k.leungyee@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Loop Parkway Bridge, mile 0.7, across Long Creek has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 21 feet at mean high PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 water and 25 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(f). The Meadowbrook Parkway Bridge, mile 12.8, across Sloop Channel has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 22 feet at mean high water and 25 feet at mean low water. The existing drawbridge operation regulations are listed at 33 CFR 117.799(h). Long Creek and Sloop Channel are transited by commercial fishing and recreational vessel traffic. The bridge owner for both bridges, the State of New York Department of Transportation, requested bridge closures to facilitate a public event, the 2014 Dee Snider’s Ride. Under this temporary deviation the Loop Parkway and the Meadowbrook Parkway Bridges may remain in the closed position between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 7, 2014, to facilitate a public event, the 2014 Dee Snider’s Ride. There are no alternate routes for vessel traffic; however, vessels that can pass under the closed draws during this closure may do so at any time. The bridges may be opened in the event of an emergency. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterways through our Local and or Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridges 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 18, 2014. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–20540 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0744] Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Allen Canal, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 168 / Friday, August 29, 2014 / Rules and Regulations The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge across the Port Allen Canal, mile 8.7 (Gulf Intracoastal Canal, Morgan City to Port Allen (Alternate Route), mile 56.0), near Morley, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for five hours on three consecutive days. The deviation is necessary to conduct maintenance and install new track panels on the bridge. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Tuesday September 9, 2014 through noon on Thursday, September 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0744] 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 Frank, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email David.M.Frank@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Union Pacific Railroad Company has requested a temporary deviation in order to conduct maintenance and install track panels on the Union Pacific Railroad Vertical Lift Span Bridge across the Port Allen Canal, mile 8.7 (Gulf Intracoastal Canal, Morgan City to Port Allen (Alternate Route), mile 56.0), near Morley, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This temporary deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to noon from Tuesday, September 9, 2014, until Thursday, September 11, 2014. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 7 feet above mean high water in the closed-to-navigation position and 73 feet above mean high water in the opento-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists mainly of tugs with tows. Alternate routes are not readily available. The bridge owner can open the bridge in case of an emergency. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Aug 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 51485 The repairs are necessary for continued safe operation of the draw span. Due to prior experience, as well as coordination with waterway users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on these vessels. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35, the bridge 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. 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 Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) James Gatz, Sector New Orleans, at (504) 365–2281 or James.C.Gatz@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 18, 2014. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator. Table of Acronyms [FR Doc. 2014–20542 Filed 8–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9910–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0531] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone, Lower Mississippi River Mile 94.0 to Mile 95.0; New Orleans, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 94.0 to mile marker 95.0 above head of passes (AHP). This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a barge based fireworks display in the Lower Mississippi River at mile marker 94.4 AHP. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective from 8:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on September 13, 2014. SUMMARY: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0531]. 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 AHP Above Head of Passes COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register MM Mile Marker 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 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)(3)(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 is impracticable and unnecessary. The Coast Guard received information about this fireworks display on or about July 25, 2014. As scheduled, the display would take place before the full NPRM process could be completed. Because of the dangers presented by an aerial barge based fireworks display taking place on and over the waterway, it is in the public interest to establish this safety zone to protect transiting vessels and mariners. Completing the full NPRM process would delay the establishment of this safety zone, which is necessary to protect life and property from the possible dangers and hazards associated with a nighttime waterway based fireworks display. Delay would also unnecessarily interfere with possible contractual obligations. While it is in the public’s best interest to provide this safety measure, the impacts on navigation are expected to be minimal as the safety zone will only be in effect for a short duration. For the same reasons, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 168 (Friday, August 29, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 51484-51485]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20542]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0744]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Port Allen Canal, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
regulation governing the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge 
across the Port Allen Canal, mile 8.7 (Gulf Intracoastal Canal, Morgan 
City to Port Allen (Alternate Route), mile 56.0), near Morley, West 
Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This deviation allows the bridge to 
remain closed to navigation for five hours on three consecutive days. 
The deviation is necessary to conduct maintenance and install new track 
panels on the bridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on Tuesday September 9, 
2014 through noon on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2014-0744] 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 Frank, Bridge Administration 
Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, email 
David.M.Frank@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Cheryl F. Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Union Pacific Railroad Company has 
requested a temporary deviation in order to conduct maintenance and 
install track panels on the Union Pacific Railroad Vertical Lift Span 
Bridge across the Port Allen Canal, mile 8.7 (Gulf Intracoastal Canal, 
Morgan City to Port Allen (Alternate Route), mile 56.0), near Morley, 
West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This temporary deviation will allow 
the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. 
to noon from Tuesday, September 9, 2014, until Thursday, September 11, 
2014.
    The bridge has a vertical clearance of 7 feet above mean high water 
in the closed-to-navigation position and 73 feet above mean high water 
in the open-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists 
mainly of tugs with tows. Alternate routes are not readily available. 
The bridge owner can open the bridge in case of an emergency. The 
repairs are necessary for continued safe operation of the draw span.
    Due to prior experience, as well as coordination with waterway 
users, it has been determined that this closure will not have a 
significant effect on these vessels.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35, the bridge 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 18, 2014.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-20542 Filed 8-28-14; 8:45 am]
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