Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA, 61750 [2015-26009]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 61750 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 198 / Wednesday, October 14, 2015 / Rules and Regulations the period for initiating timely lawsuits against the debtors. (ii) We will make every effort to refer delinquent debts to the DOJ for litigation within one year of the date such debts last became delinquent. In the case of guaranteed or insured loans, we will make every effort to refer these delinquent debts to the DOJ for litigation within one year from the date the debt was known to the agency. (4) The DOJ has exclusive jurisdiction over debts referred to it pursuant to this subpart. Upon referral of a debt to the DOJ, we will: (i) Immediately terminate the use of any administrative collection activities to collect the debt; (ii) Advise the DOJ of the collection tools utilized and the results of activities to date; and (iii) Refrain from having any contact with the debtor and direct all debtor inquiries concerning the debt to the DOJ. (5) After referral of a debt under this subpart, we will immediately notify the DOJ of any payments credited by the agency to the debtor’s account. Pursuant to 31 CFR 904.1(b), after referral of the debt under this subpart, the DOJ will notify the agency of any payment received from the debtor. (b) Claims Collection Litigation Report. (1)(i) Unless excepted by the DOJ, we will complete a CCLR and associated signed Certificate of Indebtedness to refer all administratively uncollectible claims to the DOJ for litigation. (ii) We will complete all sections of the CCLR appropriate to each debt as required by the CCLR instructions and furnish such other information as may be required in specific cases. (2) We will indicate clearly on the CCLR the actions that we wish the DOJ to take with respect to the referred debt. We may indicate specifically any of a number of litigation activities the DOJ may choose to pursue, including enforced collection, judgment lien only, renew judgment lien only, renew judgment lien and enforced collection, program enforcement, foreclosure only, and foreclosure and deficiency judgment. (3) We will also use the CCLR to refer a debt to the DOJ for the purpose of obtaining any necessary approval of a proposal to compromise a debt or to suspend or terminate administrative collection activity on a debt. (c) Preservation of evidence. We will maintain and preserve all files and records that may be needed by the DOJ to prove our claim in court. When referring debts to the DOJ for litigation, certified copies of the documents that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Oct 13, 2015 Jkt 238001 form the basis for the claim should be provided along with the CCLR. Upon its request, the original documents will be provided to the DOJ. (d) Minimum amount of referrals. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(2) of this section, we will not refer for litigation claims of less than $2,500 exclusive of interest, penalties, and administrative costs, or such other amount as the Attorney General may prescribe. (2) We will not refer claims of less than the minimum amount unless: (i) Litigation to collect such smaller amount is important to ensure compliance with the agency’s policies and programs; (ii) The agency is referring the claim solely for the purpose of securing a judgment against the debtor, which will be filed as a lien against the debtor’s property pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 3201 and returned to the agency for enforcement; or (iii) The debtor has the clear ability to pay the claim and the Government can enforce payment effectively, with due regard for the exemptions available to the debtor under State and Federal law and the judicial remedies available to the Government. (3) We will consult with the Financial Litigation Staff of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys at DOJ prior to referring claims valued at less than the minimum amount. [FR Doc. 2015–25544 Filed 10–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0905] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Dubuque, IA 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 Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to complete electrical and mechanical upgrades and replace the control house essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on October 21, 2015 to 1 p.m. on October 22, 2015. DATES: The docket for this deviation, (USCG–2015–0905) is available at http://www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@ uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad requested a temporary deviation for the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., on October 21 and 22, 2015 to complete electrical and mechanical upgrades and replace the control house essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that the drawbridge shall open on signal. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The bridge cannot open in case of emergency. The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 19.9 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly impacted. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. 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: Dated: October 6, 2015. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eight Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–26009 Filed 10–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\14OCR1.SGM 14OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0905]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, 
Dubuque, IA

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 Illinois Central Railroad 
Drawbridge across the Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. 
The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to complete 
electrical and mechanical upgrades and replace the control house 
essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on October 21, 2015 to 1 
p.m. on October 22, 2015.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, (USCG-2015-0905) is available 
at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge 
Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314-269-2378, 
email Eric.Washburn@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad 
requested a temporary deviation for the Illinois Central Railroad 
Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, 
Iowa to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. to 1 
p.m., on October 21 and 22, 2015 to complete electrical and mechanical 
upgrades and replace the control house essential to the continued safe 
operation of the drawbridge.
    The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge currently operates in 
accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that 
the drawbridge shall open on signal.
    There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section 
of the Upper Mississippi River. The bridge cannot open in case of 
emergency.
    The Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge provides a vertical 
clearance of 19.9 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation 
position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial 
tows and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly 
impacted. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway 
users. No objections were received.
    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, 2015.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eight Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-26009 Filed 10-13-15; 8:45 am]
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