Drawbridge Operation Regulations; James River, Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA, 30157-30158 [2015-12737]

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Environment Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 List of Subjects in 33 CFR Part 100 Marine safety, Navigation (water), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Waterways. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 100 as follows: PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS 1. The authority citation for part 100 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1233. 2. Amend § 100.1302 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows: ■ § 100.1302 Special Local Regulation, Annual Dragon Boat Races, Portland, Oregon. * * * * * (c) Enforcement period. The event is a two-day event which will be enforced one weekend in June each year. The specific dates will be published each year in the Federal Register. In 2015, this section will be enforced from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday June 6, 2015 and Sunday June 7, 2015. * * * * * Dated: May 7, 2015. D.J. Travers, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Sector Columbia River. [FR Doc. 2015–12639 Filed 5–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0402] We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guide the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and have determined that this action is one of a category of actions that do not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. This rule involves the revision of the enforcement period of a special local regulation in 33 CFR 100.1302(c). This rule is categorically excluded from further review under paragraph 34(h) of Figure 2–1 of the Commandant Instruction. We seek any comments or information that may lead to the discovery of a significant environmental impact from this rule. PO 00000 30157 Sfmt 4700 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; James River, Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA 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 James River Draw Bridge across the James River, mile 5.0, between Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical repairs to the south tower of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 8, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0402], is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MYR1.SGM 27MYR1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 30158 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 27, 2015 / 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398–6222, email Hal.R.Pitts@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates the James River Draw Bridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 33 CFR 117.5, to facilitate electrical repairs on the south tower of the bridge. Under the regular operating schedule, the James River Draw Bridge, mile 5.0, between Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA, opens on signal. The bridge is a vertical lift draw bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 60 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed to navigation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 8, 2015. The James River is used by a variety of vessels including freighters, tugs, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with commercial and recreational waterway users. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 May 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 Dated: May 15, 2015. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–12737 Filed 5–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2014–1069] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones, Captain of the Port New Orleans Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones for multiple locations and dates within the Captain of the Port New Orleans zone. These safety zones are necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with fireworks displays on or over Federal waterways. Entry into these zones is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans or a designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 27, 2015 until July 4, 2015. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from April 24, 2015 until May 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–1069]. 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 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Acronyms 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 On March 25, 2015, the Coast Guard published an NPRM entitled Safety Zones; Captain of the Port New Orleans Zone in the Federal Register (80 FR 15705). We did not receive any comments in response to the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested and none were held. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Providing a full 30 days notice is contrary to the public interest as it would delay the effectiveness of a portion of the safety zones until after the planned fireworks events. Immediate action is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the safety hazards associated with aerial fireworks displays over a waterway when large concentrations of spectators are expected. The Coast Guard did not receive any comments on the proposed rule following the publication of the NPRM. The Coast Guard will give actual notice to the public and maritime community that each safety zone will be in effect and of the enforcement periods via broadcast notices to mariners. B. Basis and Purpose The legal basis and authorities for this rule are found in 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1; 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1, which collectively authorize the Coast Guard to establish and define safety zones. The Coast Guard has determined that temporary safety zones are necessary to promote the safety of life on navigable waterways within the COTP New Orleans Zone during these events due to the potentially hazardous conditions caused by the fireworks and the high volume of spectators that are anticipated. C. Discussion of the Final Rule The Coast Guard is establishing five temporary safety zones within the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans Zone between April 27, 2015 and July 4, 2015. The events to be covered by this rule will be enforced on the respective dates listed in the table below. E:\FR\FM\27MYR1.SGM 27MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 27, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 30157-30158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12737]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0402]


Drawbridge Operation Regulations; James River, Isle of Wight and 
Newport News, VA

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 James River Draw Bridge across the 
James River, mile 5.0, between Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA. This 
deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical repairs to the south 
tower of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 8, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0402], is

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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 Mr. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-
6222, email Hal.R.Pitts@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, 
who owns and operates the James River Draw Bridge, has requested a 
temporary deviation from the current operating regulations set out in 
33 CFR 117.5, to facilitate electrical repairs on the south tower of 
the bridge.
    Under the regular operating schedule, the James River Draw Bridge, 
mile 5.0, between Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA, opens on signal. 
The bridge is a vertical lift draw bridge and has a vertical clearance 
in the closed position of 60 feet above mean high water.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be closed to 
navigation from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 8, 2015.
    The James River is used by a variety of vessels including 
freighters, tugs, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has 
carefully coordinated the restrictions with commercial and recreational 
waterway users.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies 
and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass for vessels unable 
to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will 
also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast 
Notice to Mariners of the change in operating schedule 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.

    Dated: May 15, 2015.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-12737 Filed 5-26-15; 8:45 am]
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