Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, Des Allemands, LA, 81465-81466 [2015-32871]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Administrative Procedure Act This rule is being issued without prior public notice and comment because under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) good cause exists to determine that prior notice and comment rulemaking is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The policy being implemented through this rule imposes a time limitation on Treasury for recovering erroneous offset funds from States that have forwarded such funds onto families. It relieves the States of the burden of having to pay such amounts to Treasury from their own funds and does not adversely affect the rights of the public. 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The revision and addition read as follows: ■ ■ ■ § 285.3 Offset of tax refund payments to collect past-due support. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 16:09 Dec 29, 2015 Jkt 238001 BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–0974] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, Des Allemands, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Delay of effective date without notice for temporary deviation from regulations. AGENCY: * * * * (g) Disposition of amounts collected. Fiscal Service will transmit amounts collected for debts, less fees charged under paragraph (i) of this section, to HHS or to the appropriate State. If IRS notifies Fiscal Service that a tax refund payment that was offset was erroneous or otherwise not due to the taxpayer, Fiscal Service will notify HHS or the appropriate State that the tax refund payment was not eligible for offset. Subject to paragraph (h) of this section, VerDate Sep<11>2014 David A. Lebryk, Fiscal Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–32732 Filed 12–29–15; 8:45 am] Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5514; 26 U.S.C. 6402; 31 U.S.C. 321, 3701, 3711, 3716, 3719, 3720A, 3720B, 3720D; 3720E; 42 U.S.C. 664; E.O. 13019, 61 FR 51763, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 216. * Fiscal Service may deduct the amount of the erroneous offset funds from amounts payable to HHS or the State, as the case may be; or, upon Fiscal Service’s request, the State shall return promptly to the affected taxpayer or Fiscal Service an amount equal to the amount of the erroneous funds (unless the State previously has forwarded such amounts, or any portion of such amounts, to the affected taxpayer). HHS and States shall notify Fiscal Service any time HHS or a State returns an erroneous offset payment to an affected taxpayer. Fiscal Service and HHS, or the appropriate State, will adjust their debtor records accordingly. (h) Time limitation. If IRS notifies Fiscal Service on or after January 1, 2016, that a tax refund payment that was offset was erroneous or otherwise not due to the taxpayer, Fiscal Service shall not deduct the amount of the erroneous offset funds from amounts due to HHS or the State, or otherwise demand return of the offset funds from the State pursuant to paragraph (g) of this section, if the date of IRS’s notification to Fiscal Service in paragraph (g) is more than six months after the date the tax refund was offset (i.e., the tax refund payment date); and the State has already forwarded the funds as required or authorized by 42 U.S.C. 657. This paragraph does not apply to paragraph (f) of this section. ACTION: The Coast Guard is modifying the effective dates of a published temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad swing span drawbridge across Des Allemands Bayou, mile 14.0, at Des Allemands, St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. This modification of the dates is necessary due to weather SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 81465 delaying the scheduled rehabilitations. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in its closed-to-navigation position for three eight-hour periods during three consecutive days on two separate occasions. DATES: The deviation published December 11, 2015 (80 FR 76860) is effective from 7 a.m. on January 20, 2016 through 3 p.m. on January 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket mentioned in the preamble as being available in the docket are part of the docket USCG– 2015–0974 and are 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Donna Gagliano, Bridge Specialist, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 11, 2015, the Coast Guard published a notice of temporary deviation from regulations entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, Des Allemands, LA’’ in the Federal Register (80 FR 76860). The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad requested this temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the swing span drawbridge across Des Allemands Bayou, mile 14.0, at Des Allemands, St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana, for January 13 through 22, 2016, to perform the rehabilitation. Due to the weather issues, preparations for the rehabilitation were delayed so Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad requested a modification to the effective dates from January 20 through 29, 2016. The bridge has a vertical clearance of three feet above mean high water in the closed-to-navigation position and unlimited in the open-to-navigation position. The draw currently operates under 33 CFR 117.440(b). For purposes of this deviation, the bridge will not be required to open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for two three-day periods, January 20 through 22 and January 27 through 29, 2016. At all other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.440(b). The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad requested a modification to the effective dates of the temporary deviation for the operation of the drawbridge to delay the previously approved deviation to accommodate rehabilitation work involving rest pivot E:\FR\FM\30DER1.SGM 30DER1 81466 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations piers and the future swing span change out, an extensive but necessary maintenance operation. The reason for the request is that poor weather has delayed the preparatory work necessary to accomplish the modification to the rest piers. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, fishing vessels and recreational crafts. The Coast Guard has coordinated the closure with waterway users, industry, and other Coast Guard units and determined that this closure will not have a significant effect on vessel traffic. During this deviation for bridge rehabilitation, vessels will not be allowed to pass through the bridge during the eight-hour closures each day as stated above. Many of the vessels that currently require an opening of the draw will be able to pass using the opposite channel from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the deviations are not in effect. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate 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 effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: December 24, 2015. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–32871 Filed 12–29–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R06–OAR–2015–0117; FRL–9940–63– Region 6] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Determination of Attainment; Texas; Houston-Galveston-Brazoria 1997 Ozone Nonattainment Area; Determination of Attainment of the 1997 Ozone Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) 8- SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Dec 29, 2015 Jkt 238001 hour ozone nonattainment area is currently attaining the 1997 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). This determination is based upon certified ambient air monitoring data that show the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 ozone NAAQS for the 2012–2014 monitoring period and continues to monitor attainment of the NAAQS based on preliminary 2015 data. Thus, the requirements for this area to submit an attainment demonstration, a reasonable further progress (RFP) plan, contingency measures, and other State Implementation Plan (SIP) documents related to attainment of the 1997 ozone NAAQS shall be suspended for so long as the area continues to attain the 1997 ozone NAAQS. DATES: This final rule is effective on January 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket No. EPA–R06–OAR–2015–0117. All documents in the docket are listed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA Region 6, 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, Texas 75202–2733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Jacques, (214) 665–7395, jacques.wendy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document, ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ means the EPA. I. Background The background for today’s action is discussed in detail in our Proposal (80 FR 49187, August 17, 2015). In that document, we proposed to determine that the HGB ozone nonattainment area is currently in attainment of the 1997 ozone standard based on the most recent 3 years of quality-assured air quality data. Certified ambient air monitoring data show that the area has monitored attainment of the 1997 ozone NAAQS for the 2012–2014 monitoring period and continues to monitor attainment of the NAAQS based on preliminary 2015 data. Our Proposal provides our rationale for this rulemaking. Please see the docket for this and other documents regarding our Proposal. The public PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 comment period for our Proposal closed on September 16, 2015. II. Response to Comments We received no adverse comments. We received one letter dated September 2, 2015, from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ or the Commenter) supporting our Proposal. A summary of the comment and our response follows. Comment: The Commenter agrees with our Proposal to determine that the HGB ozone nonattainment area is currently in attainment of the 1997 ozone standard based upon certified ambient air monitoring data for the 2012–2014 monitoring period and preliminary 2015 monitoring data. Response: We concur with the Commenter. III. What is the effect of this action? In accordance with our Clean Data Policy as codified in 40 CFR 51.1118, a determination of attainment suspends the requirements for the TCEQ to submit the attainment demonstration and associated reasonably available control measures, RFP plans, contingency measures for failure to attain or make reasonable progress and other planning SIPs related to attaining the 1997 ozone NAAQS in the HGB area for so long as the area continues to attain the standard. However, should the area violate the 1997 ozone standard after this Clean Data Determination is finalized, the EPA would rescind the CDD. IV. Final Action Based on the Proposal 1 and the certified ambient air monitoring data contained therein, EPA finds that the HGB ozone nonattainment area has attained the 1997 ozone standard and meets the requirements in 40 CFR 51.1118. This Clean Data Determination provides that Texas is no longer required to submit the attainment demonstration and other planning SIPs related to attainment of the 1997 ozone NAAQS, for so long as the area is attaining the standard. V. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews This action makes a determination of attainment based on air quality, and would, if finalized, result in the suspension of certain Federal requirements, and it would not impose additional requirements beyond those imposed by state law. For that reason, this action: 1 80 E:\FR\FM\30DER1.SGM FR 49187 August 17, 2015. 30DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 30, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 81465-81466]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32871]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-0974]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, Des 
Allemands, LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Delay of effective date without notice for temporary deviation 
from regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is modifying the effective dates of a 
published temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs 
the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad swing span drawbridge across 
Des Allemands Bayou, mile 14.0, at Des Allemands, St. Charles and 
Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana. This modification of the dates is 
necessary due to weather delaying the scheduled rehabilitations. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain in its closed-to-navigation 
position for three eight-hour periods during three consecutive days on 
two separate occasions.

DATES: The deviation published December 11, 2015 (80 FR 76860) is 
effective from 7 a.m. on January 20, 2016 through 3 p.m. on January 29, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket mentioned in the preamble as being available in 
the docket are part of the docket USCG-2015-0974 and are 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this 
temporary deviation, call or email Donna Gagliano, Bridge Specialist, 
Coast Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, email Donna.Gagliano@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 11, 2015, the Coast Guard 
published a notice of temporary deviation from regulations entitled, 
``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Des Allemands Bayou, Des Allemands, 
LA'' in the Federal Register (80 FR 76860). The Burlington Northern 
Santa Fe Railroad requested this temporary deviation from the operating 
schedule of the swing span drawbridge across Des Allemands Bayou, mile 
14.0, at Des Allemands, St. Charles and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana, 
for January 13 through 22, 2016, to perform the rehabilitation. Due to 
the weather issues, preparations for the rehabilitation were delayed so 
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad requested a modification to the 
effective dates from January 20 through 29, 2016.
    The bridge has a vertical clearance of three feet above mean high 
water in the closed-to-navigation position and unlimited in the open-
to-navigation position.
    The draw currently operates under 33 CFR 117.440(b). For purposes 
of this deviation, the bridge will not be required to open from 7 a.m. 
to 3 p.m. daily for two three-day periods, January 20 through 22 and 
January 27 through 29, 2016. At all other times, the bridge will 
operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.440(b).
    The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad requested a modification 
to the effective dates of the temporary deviation for the operation of 
the drawbridge to delay the previously approved deviation to 
accommodate rehabilitation work involving rest pivot

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piers and the future swing span change out, an extensive but necessary 
maintenance operation. The reason for the request is that poor weather 
has delayed the preparatory work necessary to accomplish the 
modification to the rest piers. Navigation on the waterway consists of 
tugs with tows, fishing vessels and recreational crafts.
    The Coast Guard has coordinated the closure with waterway users, 
industry, and other Coast Guard units and determined that this closure 
will not have a significant effect on vessel traffic.
    During this deviation for bridge rehabilitation, vessels will not 
be allowed to pass through the bridge during the eight-hour closures 
each day as stated above. Many of the vessels that currently require an 
opening of the draw will be able to pass using the opposite channel 
from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the deviations are not in effect. The bridge 
will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate 
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 effective 
period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: December 24, 2015.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-32871 Filed 12-29-15; 8:45 am]
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