Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Newport River, Morehead City, NC, 62337-62338 [2014-24774]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Thomas Muni Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Effective date: 0901 UTC, January 8, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. DATES: FAA Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. ADDRESSES: Raul Garza, Jr., Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 817–321– 7654. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES History On July 14, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace for the Thomas, OK, area, creating controlled airspace at Thomas Muni Airport (79 FR 40690) Docket No. FAA–2014–0263. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9Y dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 62337 The Rule List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Thomas Muni Airport, Thomas, OK, for new standard instrument approach procedures developed at the airport. Controlled airspace is needed for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it establishes controlled airspace at Thomas Muni Airport, Thomas, OK. Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Environmental Review Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E. O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. * * * * * ASW OK E5 Thomas, OK [New] Thomas Muni Airport, OK (Lat. 35°44′01″ N., long. 98°43′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Thomas Muni Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 29, 2014. Robert W. Beck, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2014–24040 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0890] The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. PO 00000 Adoption of the Amendment Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), Newport River, Morehead City, NC 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 Carolina Coastal Railroad Bridge, at AICW mile SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 62338 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 201 / Friday, October 17, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC. This bridge is presently maintained in the open position except when closure is necessary for train crossings. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every day, from November 3 through November 7, 2014, so that necessary maintenance may be made. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m., on Monday, November 3, 2014 until 3 p.m., on Friday, November 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG–2014–0890] 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental Protection Specialist, Coast Guard; telephone 757– 398–6587, email Terrance.A.Knowles@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, at 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North Carolina Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this basculetype railroad drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to facilitate the maintenance and steel work on the structure. The Carolina Coastal Railroad Bridge, at AICW mile 203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC, has a vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position of 4 feet above mean high water. The current regulations, under the general requirements set out at 33 CFR 117.5, require that the drawbridge shall open promptly and fully for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given. However, the drawbridge is currently maintained in the open to navigation position at all times and closes for passing trains. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed-to-navigation for maintenance and steel work on the structure, from 9 a.m. to noon, and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., every day from November 3 through November 7, 2014. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:55 Oct 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open, from noon to 1 p.m., each day to accommodate vessel traffic during the deviation period. Also, the bridge can be opened for emergencies and there is an alternate route for vessels through Beaufort Channel with no additional travel time. The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the temporary deviation in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their transit plans accordingly. Vessel traffic along this part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway consists of commercial and pleasure craft including sail boats, fishing boats, and tug and barge traffic, that transit mainly during the daylight hours with the occasional tug and barge traffic at night. Waterway traffic consists of fishing boats, recreational boats, tugs, and barges. 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: October 6, 2014. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr., Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2014–24774 Filed 10–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0877] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Chesapeake, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the I–64 (High Rise) Bridge across the AIWW, South Branch of the Elizabeth River, mile 7.1, at Chesapeake, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate maintenance work on the movable spans drive machinery. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed to navigation position. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on November 1, 2014 to noon on November 2, 2014. DATES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2014–0877] 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. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mrs. Kashanda Booker, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; 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, (202) 366–9826. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates this bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.997(e), to facilitate maintenance of the moveable spans on the structure. The current operating schedule for the bridge is set out in 33 CFR 117.997(e) which requires the bridge open on signal if at least 24 hours notice is given. The High Rise Bridge has vertical clearances in the closed position of 65 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to navigation from 12:01 a.m. on November 1, 2014 to noon on November 2, 2014. Emergency openings cannot be provided. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and are advised to proceed with caution. There are currently no alternate routes. The Coast Guard will also inform additional waterway users 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 impacts 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 201 (Friday, October 17, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24774]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0890]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway 
(AICW), Newport River, Morehead City, NC

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 Carolina Coastal Railroad Bridge, 
at AICW mile

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203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC. This bridge is 
presently maintained in the open position except when closure is 
necessary for train crossings. This deviation allows the bridge to 
remain closed to navigation from 9 a.m. to noon and again from 1 p.m. 
to 3 p.m. every day, from November 3 through November 7, 2014, so that 
necessary maintenance may be made.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 a.m., on Monday, November 3, 
2014 until 3 p.m., on Friday, November 7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation [USCG-2014-0890] 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 Terrance Knowles, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Coast Guard; telephone 757-398-6587, email 
Terrance.A.Knowles@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, at 
202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The North Carolina Department of 
Transportation, who owns and operates this bascule-type railroad 
drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current 
operating regulations to facilitate the maintenance and steel work on 
the structure. The Carolina Coastal Railroad Bridge, at AICW mile 
203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC, has a vertical 
clearance in the closed to navigation position of 4 feet above mean 
high water.
    The current regulations, under the general requirements set out at 
33 CFR 117.5, require that the drawbridge shall open promptly and fully 
for the passage of vessels when a request to open is given. However, 
the drawbridge is currently maintained in the open to navigation 
position at all times and closes for passing trains.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed-to-
navigation for maintenance and steel work on the structure, from 9 a.m. 
to noon, and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., every day from November 3 
through November 7, 2014. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in 
the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to 
open, from noon to 1 p.m., each day to accommodate vessel traffic 
during the deviation period. Also, the bridge can be opened for 
emergencies and there is an alternate route for vessels through 
Beaufort Channel with no additional travel time.
    The Coast Guard will inform the users of the waterway through Local 
and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the temporary deviation in 
operating schedule for the bridge so that vessels can arrange their 
transit plans accordingly. Vessel traffic along this part of the 
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway consists of commercial and pleasure 
craft including sail boats, fishing boats, and tug and barge traffic, 
that transit mainly during the daylight hours with the occasional tug 
and barge traffic at night. Waterway traffic consists of fishing boats, 
recreational boats, tugs, and barges.
    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: October 6, 2014.
Waverly W. Gregory, Jr.,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-24774 Filed 10-16-14; 8:45 am]
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