Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA, 10-11 [2015-33070]

Download as PDF 10 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations TABLE FOUR—Continued Vessel Horizontal distance from the fore and aft centerline of the vessel in the athwartship direction Number * * * * * * * 1 On DDG 1000, the ship does not have a traditional mast. To achieve the effect of a ‘‘single, all-around light,’’ multiple sets of task lights are embedded into each of the four faces of the ship’s superstructure. Except when viewing the ship from dead ahead, dead astern or broadside, two deckhouse surfaces are visible; consequently, two sets of task lights are visible simultaneously. Because the deckhouse surfaces are sloped, unless the lights are viewed dead-on, the three task lights do not present as being in a vertical line. * * * * * 19. * * * Vessel Number USS ZUMWALT ............................. DDG 1000 ...................................... * * * * * * * * * * * * * Vertical Separation of the task light array is not equally spaced, the separation between the middle and lower task light exceed the separation between the upper and middle light by * * * DDG 1000 ...................................... FWD: 0.01 meter. AFT: 0.178 meter. PORT: 0.64 meter. STBD: 0.01 meter. * * * Number * * USS ZUMWALT ............................. * 2.55 PORT. 2.52 STBD. 22. * * * Vessel * Distance in meters of sidelights above maximum allowed height * * * * * * * * TABLE FIVE Vessel Number Masthead lights not over all other lights and obstructions. annex I, sec. 2(f) * * USS ZUMWALT ................................ * * DDG 1000 ......................................... X tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * Approved: November 18, 2015. A.B. Fischer, Captain, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate, General (Admiralty and Maritime Law). Dated: December 10, 2015. N.A. Hagerty-Ford, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. * * DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–1098] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, CA BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. ACTION: 16:36 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 After masthead light less than 1⁄2 ship’s length aft of forward masthead light. annex I, sec.3(a) * X X * [FR Doc. 2015–33012 Filed 12–31–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Forward masthead light not in forward quarter of ship. annex I, sec. 3(a) * Percentage horizontal separation attained * 76.94 * The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Highway 160 drawbridge across Three Mile Slough, mile 0.1, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to make necessary bridge maintenance repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to be secured in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. SUMMARY: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2016. DATES: E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–1098], 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. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Highway 160 drawbridge, mile 0.1, over Three Mile Slough, at Rio Vista, CA. The drawbridge navigation span provides 12 feet vertical clearance above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw opens on signal. Navigation on the waterway is commercial, search and rescue, law enforcement, and recreational. The drawbridge will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2016, to allow the bridge owner to perform sand blasting and painting rehabilitation. A containment scaffolding system will be installed below low steel of the entire length of the bridge structure, reducing vertical clearance for navigation by not more than 4 feet, and will be lighted at night with red lights. 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 not be able to open for emergencies. The confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers can be used as an alternate route for vessels unable 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 of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 Dated: December 15, 2015. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2015–33070 Filed 12–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG 2015–1086] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Intracoastal Waterway; Lake Charles, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) extending 100-yards east and west of ICW Mile Marker 244.5 located at position 30°03′38″ N. 093°22′19″ W. (NAD 83) in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This safety zone is necessary to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from hazards created by high power electrical line installation operations via helicopter over the Intracoastal Waterway. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port, Port Arthur. DATES: This rule is effective from 7 a.m. on January 4, 2016 through 6 p.m. on January 14, 2016. This rule will be enforced when personnel and equipment are on scene and conducting working on electrical lines. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2015– 1086 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email MST1 Walt Goggans, Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 337–491–7883, email Thomas.W.Goggans@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security E.O. Executive order FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 11 Pub. L. Public Law § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because immediate action is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the hazards associated with electrical line installation operations over the Intracoastal Waterway. The Coast Guard was not notified of the impending electrical line installation by ENTERGY until approximately three weeks prior to the date of the planned installation. After review of the details, the Coast Guard determined action is needed to protect vessels and mariners from the potential hazards created by the electrical line installation. It is impracticable to publish an NPRM because we must establish this safety zone by January 4, 2016. We are issuing this rule, and under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making it effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. The Coast Guard received less than 30-day’s notice that ENTERGY set the electrical line installation date for January 4, 2016 through January 14, 2016. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to public interest because immediate action is needed to respond to the potential safety hazards associated with electrical line installation operations over the Intracoastal Waterway. The Coast Guard will notify the public and maritime community that the safety zone will be in effect and of its enforcement periods via broadcast notices to mariners (BNM) and will be published in the Local Notice to Mariners (LNM). III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The Captain of the Port, Port Arthur (COTP) has determined that the hazards associated with high power line installations beginning January 4, 2016 E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-33070]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2015-1098]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Three Mile Slough, Rio Vista, 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 Highway 160 drawbridge across Three 
Mile Slough, mile 0.1, at Rio Vista, CA. The deviation is necessary to 
allow the bridge owner to make necessary bridge maintenance repairs. 
This deviation allows the bridge to be secured in the closed-to-
navigation position during the deviation period.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2016 
to 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2016.

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ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2015-1098], 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.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The California Department of Transportation 
has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Highway 160 
drawbridge, mile 0.1, over Three Mile Slough, at Rio Vista, CA. The 
drawbridge navigation span provides 12 feet vertical clearance above 
Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. In accordance 
with 33 CFR 117.5, the draw opens on signal. Navigation on the waterway 
is commercial, search and rescue, law enforcement, and recreational.
    The drawbridge will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position 
from 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2016 to 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2016, to 
allow the bridge owner to perform sand blasting and painting 
rehabilitation. A containment scaffolding system will be installed 
below low steel of the entire length of the bridge structure, reducing 
vertical clearance for navigation by not more than 4 feet, and will be 
lighted at night with red lights. 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 not be able to open for emergencies. 
The confluence of the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers can be used as 
an alternate route for vessels unable 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 of the change in 
operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators 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 15, 2015.
D.H. Sulouff,
District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2015-33070 Filed 12-31-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P