Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Freeport, CA, 51942-51943 [2015-21300]

Download as PDF 51942 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 166 / Thursday, August 27, 2015 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0742] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Gallants Channel, Beaufort, NC 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 US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge across Gallants Channel, mile 0.1, at Beaufort, NC. This temporary deviation allows the draw bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position to accommodate The Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon participants to safely complete their race without interruptions from bridge openings. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 12, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0742] 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 Ms. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The event director for the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon, with approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, owner of the drawbridge, has requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule to accommodate the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon. The US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge operating regulations are set out in 33 CFR 117.823. The US 70 (Grayden Paul) Bridge across Gallants Channel, mile rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:03 Aug 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 0.1, a double-leaf bascule bridge, in Beaufort, NC has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 13 feet above mean high water. Under this temporary deviation, the drawbridge will be allowed to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 while race participants are competing in the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Triathlon. The majority of the vessels that transit the bridge this time of the year are recreational boats. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime and are advised to proceed with caution. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 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 designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 21, 2015. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–21163 Filed 8–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0792] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Freeport, CA 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 Sacramento County highway bridge across Sacramento River, mile 46.0, at Freeport, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace bridge counterweight bolts. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double bascule highway bridge during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from August 27, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2015 to 6 a.m. on September 11, 2015. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 8 p.m. on August 17, 2015, until August 27, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0792], 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 H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@ uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The County of Sacramento has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Sacramento County highway bridge, a double bascule drawbridge, mile 46.0, over Sacramento River, at Freeport, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 29 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closed-tonavigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.189(b), the draw opens on signal from May 1 through September 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times, the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours notice is give to the drawtender at the Rio Vista Bridge across the Sacramento River, mile 12.8. Navigation on the waterway is recreational and commercial. Single leaf operation of the Sacramento County highway drawbridge will occur from 8 p.m. on August 17, 2015 to 6 a.m. on September 11, 2015, to allow the bridge owner to replace corroded counterweight bolts. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies with one leaf in full operational status. There is no alternate route for vessels to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will also inform waterway users through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 166 / Thursday, August 27, 2015 / Rules and Regulations of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 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 13, 2015. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–21300 Filed 8–26–15; 8:45 am] Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions on this rule, call or email LT Stephanie Pitts, Chief of Waterways Management, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland; telephone 216–937–0128, email Stephanie.m.pitts@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Ms. Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826 or 1–800–647–5527. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Table of Acronyms DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking § Section DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard A. Regulatory History and Information 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2014–0082] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival and Head of the Cuyahoga, Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing regulations for annual, combined marine events that require the establishment of a temporary safety zone within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo on the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland, OH. This safety zone regulation is necessary to protect the surrounding public, spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with the rowing regatta in the narrow waterway of the Cuyahoga River. This rule is intended to restrict vessels annually from a portion of the Cuyahoga River for up to 9 hours during the combined Dragon Boat Festival and the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta. DATES: This rule is effective September 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0082]. 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 rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:03 Aug 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Head of the Cuyahoga (HOTC) rowing regatta has occurred annually for over a decade and the Dragon Boat Festival for the last 8 years. In response to past years’ events, the Coast Guard established a temporary safety zone to protect the boating public. For example, in 2013, the Captain of the Port Buffalo initiated a rulemaking (78 FR 42736, July 17, 2013) to ensure the safety of spectators and vessels during the rowing event. The safety zone in this final rule is identical in size, location, and effect as that established by the 2013 rulemaking. B. Basis and Purpose As mentioned in the ‘‘Regulatory History and Information’’ section, the HOTC is an annual rowing regatta that has taken place for over a decade. The HOTC takes place on the Cuyahoga River along a 4800 meter course and attracts numerous rowing clubs and programs from across the U.S. Typically, the event occurs on the third Saturday of September between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. In 2014, the HOTC occurred between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on September 20th. In conjunction with the HOTC, the Seventh Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival will take place from Superior/ Nautica Bend to just north of the Detroit Superior Viaduct Bridge. The Dragon Boat festival will feature three head-tohead races being held over the course of the day. The Captain of the Port Buffalo has determined that the HOTC and the Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival rowing events present significant hazards to public spectators and participants. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51943 C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule We received one comment on the NPRM (79 FR 24656). This comment requested the time of enforcement be changed from 10 hours to 9 hours and to begin at 7 a.m. in lieu of the proposed 6 a.m. and still end at 4 p.m. as originally proposed. This change was requested for the better facilitation of trade on the Cuyahoga River. Of note, the commenter, Great Lakes Carriers Association noted that they completed a memorandum of agreement with the Cuyahoga River rowing foundation to address this very issue and to formalize the agreement between them to better allow for diverse use of the river without hampering trade and vital to the local economy. The Coast Guard, upon reviewing the comment considers the change to the proposal to be in the best interest of this rule and has amended the final rule to be effective for 9 hours, beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. as requested. The enforcement date and times for the safety zone that is listed in 33 CFR 165.T09–0082 is to occur on the 3rd Saturday of September of each year and to begin 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. For any given year, the Captain of the Port Sector Buffalo will provide notice to the public by publishing a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register, as well as, issuing a Broadcast Notice to Mariners. Entry into, transiting, or anchoring within the safety zones identified in § 165.T09–0082 will be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or his on-scene representative. The Captain of the Port or his on-scene representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16. D. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes or executive orders. 1. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under those Orders. E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 166 (Thursday, August 27, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 51942-51943]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21300]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0792]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Freeport, CA

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 Sacramento County highway bridge 
across Sacramento River, mile 46.0, at Freeport, CA. The deviation is 
necessary to allow the bridge owner to replace bridge counterweight 
bolts. This deviation allows single leaf operation of the double 
bascule highway bridge during the deviation period.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from August 
27, 2015 to 6 a.m. on September 11, 2015. For the purposes of 
enforcement, actual notice will be used from 8 p.m. on August 17, 2015, 
until August 27, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0792], 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 H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge 
Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510-437-3516, email 
David.H.Sulouff@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, 
call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-
366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The County of Sacramento has requested a 
temporary change to the operation of the Sacramento County highway 
bridge, a double bascule drawbridge, mile 46.0, over Sacramento River, 
at Freeport, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 29 feet 
vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation 
position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.189(b), the draw opens on 
signal from May 1 through September 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all 
other times, the draw shall open on signal if at least four hours 
notice is give to the drawtender at the Rio Vista Bridge across the 
Sacramento River, mile 12.8. Navigation on the waterway is recreational 
and commercial.
    Single leaf operation of the Sacramento County highway drawbridge 
will occur from 8 p.m. on August 17, 2015 to 6 a.m. on September 11, 
2015, to allow the bridge owner to replace corroded counterweight 
bolts. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with the waterway 
users. No objections to the proposed temporary deviation were raised.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies with 
one leaf in full operational status. There is no alternate route for 
vessels to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast 
Guard will also inform waterway users through our Local and Broadcast 
Notices to Mariners

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of the change in operating schedule for the bridge 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 13, 2015.
D.H. Sulouff,
District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-21300 Filed 8-26-15; 8:45 am]
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