Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake River, Burbank, WA, 55256-55257 [2015-23141]

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If such revisions will have a significant effect on members’ or survivors’ costs or access to care, members or survivors may be given the opportunity to change their type of coverage or terminate coverage coincident with the revisions. * * * * * (f) Administration. The Director, Healthcare Operations in the Defense Health Agency may establish other rules and procedures for the effective administration of TRICARE Reserve Select, and may authorize exceptions to requirements of this section, if permitted by law. (g) Terminology. The following terms are applicable to the TRICARE Reserve Select program. (1) Coverage. This term means the medical benefits covered under the TRICARE Standard or Extra programs as further outlined in other sections of 32 CFR part 199 whether delivered in military treatment facilities or purchased from civilian sources. (2) Immediate family member. This term means spouse (except former spouses) as defined in § 199.3(b)(2)(i), or child as defined in § 199.3(b)(2)(ii). (3) Qualified member. This term means a member who has satisfied all the criteria that must be met before the member is authorized for TRS coverage. (4) Qualified survivor. This term means an immediate family member who has satisfied all the criteria that must be met before the survivor is authorized for TRS coverage. Dated: September 4, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2015–22815 Filed 9–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0873] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake River, Burbank, WA 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 Burlington SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Snake River, mile 1.5, at Burbank, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during maintenance activities. DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 28, 2015 until 7 p.m. on October 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–0873] 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 Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BNSF has requested that the BNSF Snake River Bridge across the Snake River, mile 1.5, remain in the closed-to-navigation position to vessel traffic to perform railroad bridge maintenance. During this maintenance period, movable rail joints will be replaced at both ends of the lift span. The BNSF Snake River Bridge, mile 1.5, provides 14.1 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River Datum 0.0 while in the closed position. The normal operating schedule for the BNSF Snake River Bridge 3.08 operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1058, and is automated and is normally maintained in the fully open-tonavigation position. The deviation allows the lift span of the BNSF Snake River Bridge across the Snake River, mile 1.5, to remain in the closed-to-navigation position, and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 28, 2015; from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 29, 2015; from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 30, 2015; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 1, 2015. During the active maintenance, BNSF will lower the lift span in closed-to-navigation position. Waterway usage on this part of the E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 178 / Tuesday, September 15, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Snake River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and tow vessels to recreational pleasure craft including cabin cruisers and sailing vessels. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The span will be able to open for maritime emergencies, but any time lost to emergency openings will necessitate a time extension added to the approved dates. No immediate alternate route for vessels to pass is available on this part of the river. 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: September 8, 2015. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–23141 Filed 9–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Documents mentioned in this preamble are part of docket [USCG– 2014–0002]. 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, contact BMC Craig Lapiejko, Coast Guard First District Waterways Management Branch, telephone (617) 223–8381, email craig.d.lapiejko@uscg.mil; or Mr. Jeff Yunker, Coast Guard Sector New York Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 718–354– 4195, email jeff.m.yunker@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: ADDRESSES: Table of Acronyms DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DHS Department of Homeland Security NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking FR Federal Register Coast Guard A. Regulatory History and Information 33 CFR Part 165 On January 9, 2015, we published a NPRM entitled Regulated Navigation Area, Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay; Bayonne, NJ, NY in the Federal Register. We received no comments on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested and none was held. [Docket Number USCG–2014–0002] RIN 1625–AA11 Regulated Navigation Area, Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay; Bayonne, NJ, NY Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule. AGENCY: The United States Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the navigable waters of Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay surrounding the Bayonne Bridge. In response to a planned Bayonne Bridge construction project, this rule will establish a speed restriction in the waters surrounding the Bayonne Bridge. This rule will allow the Coast Guard to prohibit vessel traffic through the RNA when necessary to safeguard people and vessels from the hazards associated with bridge construction. DATES: This rule is effective from October 15, 2015 until December 31, 2017. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES B. Basis and Purpose VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Sep 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 Under the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, the Coast Guard has the authority to establish Regulated Navigation Areas in defined water areas that are hazardous or in which hazardous conditions are determined to exist. See 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels and workers from hazards associated with construction on the Bayonne Bridge. The current Bayonne Bridge was built in 1931 and carries the NY/NJ Route 440. The Port Authority New York/New Jersey (PANYNJ) has contracted PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55257 Skanska-Koch Inc. and Kiewit Infrastructure for this project. Construction operations are sensitive to water movement, and wake from passing vessels could pose significant risk of injury or death to construction workers. In order to minimize such unexpected or uncontrolled movement of water, the RNA will limit vessel speed and wake of all vessels operating in the vicinity of the bridge construction zone. This will be achieved by implementing a five (5) knot speed limit and ‘‘NO WAKE’’ zone in the vicinity of the construction as well as providing a means to suspend all vessel traffic for emergent situations that pose imminent threat to waterway users in the area. After consulting with PANYNJ, Skanska-Koch Inc., and Kiewit Infrastructure, the Coast Guard has determined that certain aspects of the construction project can only be completed in the channel and will require closing the waterway. For instance, barges are expected to be used at times while portions of the bridge are being raised and the barges’ presence might limit maneuverability in the waterway. Also, the Coast Guard anticipates that crane and cutting operations may create the potential for falling debris into the waterway. It is expected that the construction efforts that might require waterway closures will not take place until the summer of 2016. C. Discussion of Comments, Changes and the Final Rule No comments were received concerning this rule. Due to schedule delays, the overall timeline of the project has changed. Waterway closures are now expected during the summer of 2016. Completion of the entire project is now slated for 2017. 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 and 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 E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 178 (Tuesday, September 15, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 55256-55257]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23141]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0873]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Snake River, Burbank, WA

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 Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) 
Railway Bridge across the Snake River, mile 1.5, at Burbank, WA. The 
deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable 
rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-
to-navigation position during maintenance activities.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 28, 2015 
until 7 p.m. on October 1, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-0873] 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 Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge 
Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206-220-7282, 
email d13-pf-d13bridges@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the 
docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, 
telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BNSF has requested that the BNSF Snake River 
Bridge across the Snake River, mile 1.5, remain in the closed-to-
navigation position to vessel traffic to perform railroad bridge 
maintenance. During this maintenance period, movable rail joints will 
be replaced at both ends of the lift span. The BNSF Snake River Bridge, 
mile 1.5, provides 14.1 feet of vertical clearance above Columbia River 
Datum 0.0 while in the closed position. The normal operating schedule 
for the BNSF Snake River Bridge 3.08 operates in accordance with 33 CFR 
117.1058, and is automated and is normally maintained in the fully 
open-to-navigation position.
    The deviation allows the lift span of the BNSF Snake River Bridge 
across the Snake River, mile 1.5, to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position, and need not open for maritime traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
on September 28, 2015; from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 29, 2015; 
from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 30, 2015; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
on October 1, 2015. During the active maintenance, BNSF will lower the 
lift span in closed-to-navigation position. Waterway usage on this part 
of the

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Snake River includes vessels ranging from commercial tug and tow 
vessels to recreational pleasure craft including cabin cruisers and 
sailing vessels.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation 
position may do so at any time. The span will be able to open for 
maritime emergencies, but any time lost to emergency openings will 
necessitate a time extension added to the approved dates. No immediate 
alternate route for vessels to pass is available on this part of the 
river. 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: September 8, 2015.
Steven M. Fischer,
Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-23141 Filed 9-14-15; 8:45 am]
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