Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL, 72154-72155 [2014-28608]

Download as PDF 72154 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 234 Friday, December 5, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0365] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of public meeting; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to receive comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL’’ that was published in the Federal Register on August 27, 2014. As stated in the NPRM, the Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating regulations for six drawbridges, located between river mile 285.8 and river mile 288.7, across the Illinois Waterway, at Joliet, Illinois. The NPRM proposes to consolidate the current operating regulation, which includes five on-site bridge tender control stations, into one centralized control point for all five drawbridges. The NPRM also proposes to add a sixth drawbridge that will also operate under the centralized control point. The proposed action is intended to improve navigational safety and operational efficiency in the Joliet area. DATES: A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. We are also re-opening the comment period for this proposed rule. Comments and related material submitted after the meeting must be received by the Coast Guard on or before December 26, 2014. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at City of Joliet, City Hall, 150 West Jefferson Street, Planning Conference Room, Joliet, IL 60432. You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG– wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Dec 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 2014–0365 before or after the meeting using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: 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. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. Our online docket for this rulemaking is available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG–2014–0365. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the meeting or the proposed rule, please call or email Mr. Eric Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, (314) 269–2378, email eric.washburn@ 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: Background and Purpose We published a NPRM in the Federal Register on August 27, 2014 (79 FR 51132), entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL.’’ We did not plan to hold a public meeting, but we received several valid requests for one and have concluded that a public meeting would aid this proposed rulemaking. In the NPRM, we proposed to modify the operating regulations for six drawbridges in the Joliet Harbor, based on an Illinois Department of Transportation request. You may view the NPRM in our online docket and comments submitted thus far by going to http:// www.regulations.gov. Once there, insert ‘‘USCG–2014–0365’’ in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ 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, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments either orally at the meeting or in writing before or at the meeting. If you bring written comments to the meeting, you may submit them to Coast Guard personnel specified at the meeting to receive written comments. These comments will be posted to the public docket for this proposed rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Comments submitted after the meeting must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 26, 2014. If you submit a comment online via http:// www.regulations.gov, 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. 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). Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, contact Mr. Eric Washburn at the telephone number or email address indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. Public Meeting The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting regarding its Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL proposed rule on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at City of Joliet, City Hall, 150 West Jefferson Street, Planning Conference Room, Joliet, IL 60432. We plan to record this meeting using an E:\FR\FM\05DEP1.SGM 05DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 234 / Friday, December 5, 2014 / Proposed Rules audio-digital recorder and then make that audio recording available through a link in our online docket. We will also provide a written summary of the meeting and comments and will place that summary in the docket. [FR Doc. 2014–28608 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] If you have questions on this rulemaking, call or email LT Derek J. Burrill, U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina; telephone 910–772–2230, email Derek.J.Burrill@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: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Table of Acronyms Dated: November 25, 2014. Kevin S. Cook, Rear Admiral, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Eighth Coast Guard District. DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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. Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–0718] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone: Gallant Channel, Beaufort, NC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Gallant Channel at Beaufort, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during construction of the new U.S. 70 Fixed Bridge crossing the Gallant Channel, mile 203.8, at Beaufort, North Carolina. The safety zone will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before January 5, 2015. 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 duplication, please use only one of these three methods. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Dec 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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–2014–0718] 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 electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 72155 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–2014–0718) 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. 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. Basis and Purpose The legal basis for this rule is found in 33 U.S.C. 1231, 46 U.S.C. Chapter 701, 3306, 3703; 50 U.S.C. 191, 195; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to propose, establish, and define regulatory safety zones. This safety zone is necessary to ensure public and maritime safety from the potential hazards associated with bridge construction work. C. Discussion of Proposed Rule North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Conti Enterprises, Inc of Edison, New Jersey and Orion Marine Construction, E:\FR\FM\05DEP1.SGM 05DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 234 (Friday, December 5, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28608]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0365]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation: Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting; request for comments.

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SUMMARY:  The Coast Guard announces a public meeting to receive 
comments on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled 
``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL'' that 
was published in the Federal Register on August 27, 2014. As stated in 
the NPRM, the Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating regulations 
for six drawbridges, located between river mile 285.8 and river mile 
288.7, across the Illinois Waterway, at Joliet, Illinois. The NPRM 
proposes to consolidate the current operating regulation, which 
includes five on-site bridge tender control stations, into one 
centralized control point for all five drawbridges. The NPRM also 
proposes to add a sixth drawbridge that will also operate under the 
centralized control point. The proposed action is intended to improve 
navigational safety and operational efficiency in the Joliet area.

DATES: A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 
from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. We are also re-opening the comment period for 
this proposed rule. Comments and related material submitted after the 
meeting must be received by the Coast Guard on or before December 26, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at City of Joliet, City 
Hall, 150 West Jefferson Street, Planning Conference Room, Joliet, IL 
60432.
    You may submit written comments identified by docket number USCG-
2014-0365 before or after the meeting using any one of the following 
methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: 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.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
Our online docket for this rulemaking is available on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2014-0365.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions concerning the 
meeting or the proposed rule, please call or email Mr. Eric Washburn, 
Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, (314) 269-2378, email 
eric.washburn@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: 

Background and Purpose

    We published a NPRM in the Federal Register on August 27, 2014 (79 
FR 51132), entitled ``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Illinois 
Waterway, Joliet, IL.'' We did not plan to hold a public meeting, but 
we received several valid requests for one and have concluded that a 
public meeting would aid this proposed rulemaking.
    In the NPRM, we proposed to modify the operating regulations for 
six drawbridges in the Joliet Harbor, based on an Illinois Department 
of Transportation request.
    You may view the NPRM in our online docket and comments submitted 
thus far by going to http://www.regulations.gov. Once there, insert 
``USCG-2014-0365'' in the ``Keyword'' box and click ``Search.'' 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. We have an agreement 
with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management 
Facility.
    We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting 
comments either orally at the meeting or in writing before or at the 
meeting. If you bring written comments to the meeting, you may submit 
them to Coast Guard personnel specified at the meeting to receive 
written comments. These comments will be posted to the public docket 
for this proposed rulemaking. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided.
    Comments submitted after the meeting must reach the Coast Guard on 
or before December 26, 2014. If you submit a comment online via http://www.regulations.gov, 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.
    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).

Information on Service for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the public meeting, 
contact Mr. Eric Washburn at the telephone number or email address 
indicated under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
document.

Public Meeting

    The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting regarding its Drawbridge 
Operation Regulation; Illinois Waterway, Joliet, IL proposed rule on 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at City of Joliet, 
City Hall, 150 West Jefferson Street, Planning Conference Room, Joliet, 
IL 60432. We plan to record this meeting using an

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audio-digital recorder and then make that audio recording available 
through a link in our online docket. We will also provide a written 
summary of the meeting and comments and will place that summary in the 
docket.

    Dated: November 25, 2014.
Kevin S. Cook,
Rear Admiral, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2014-28608 Filed 12-4-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-04-P