Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, 31861-31862 [2016-11870]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 31861 TABLE TO § 100.100—Continued • Location: All navigable waters of the Connecticut River off South Glastonbury, CT. Beginning at position 41°41′18.88″ N.; 072°37′16.26″ W.; then downriver along the west bank to a point at position 41°38′49.12″ N., 072°37′32.73″ W.; then across the Connecticut River to a point at position 41°38′49.5″ N., 072°37′19.55″ W.; then upriver along the east bank to a point at position 41°41′25.82″ N., 072°37′9.08″ W.; then across the Connecticut River to the point of origin (NAD 83). • Additional Stipulations: Non-event vessels transiting through the area during the enforcement period are to travel at no wake speeds or 6 knots, whichever is slower and that non-event vessels shall not block or impede the transit of event participants, event safety vessels or official patrol vessels in the regulated area unless authorized by COTP or designated representatives. 10 10.1 October Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta, Hartford, CT .................. Dated: April 19, 2016. E.J. Cubanski, III, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound. Coast Guard District; telephone 510– 437–3516, email David.H.Sulouff@ uscg.mil. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0390] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, 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 Tower Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow participants from the AMGEN Tour of California to cross the drawspan safely and without interruption. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during the deviation period. DATES: This deviation is effective from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0390] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email David H. Sulouff, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 California Department of Transportation has requested a temporary change to the operation of the Tower Drawbridge, mile 59.0, over Sacramento River, at Sacramento, CA. The vertical lift bridge navigation span provides a vertical clearance of 30 feet above Mean High Water in the closed-to-navigation position. The draw operates as required by 33 CFR 117.189(a). Navigation on the waterway is commercial and recreational. The drawspan will be secured in the closed-to-navigation position from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 22, 2016, to allow participants from the AMGEN Tour of California to cross the drawspan safely and without interruption. 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 and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–11824 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: • Date: The first Sunday of October. • Time: 5:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. • Location: All water of the Connecticut River, Hartford, CT, between at point North of Wethersfield Cove at 41°43′52.17″ N., 072°38′40.38″ W. and the Riverside Boat House 41°46′30.98″ N., 072° 39′54.35″ W. (NAD 83). PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: May 9, 2016. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–11993 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0412] Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce security zone regulations for the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington from 6 a.m. on May 17, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary to help provide for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo located in those waters during that time period. Entry into the Sitcum Waterway security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1321 will be enforced for the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1 31862 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Sitcum Waterway Security Zone from 6 a.m. on May 17, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email CWO Jeffrey Zappen, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 206–217–6076, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce 33 CFR 165.1321 security regulations for the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone described in paragraph (c)(2) of that section from May 17, 2016, at 6 a.m. through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. The security zone is necessary to help provide for the security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo located in those waters during the enforcement period. Entry into the security zone is prohibited unless authorized under § 165.1321. Vessels wishing to enter the security zone may request permission from the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative as outlined in § 165.1321. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1321 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this document in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with notification of this enforcement period via marine information broadcasts and on-scene assets, if any. If the COTP determines that the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a Broadcast Notice to Mariners will be used to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: May 16, 2016. M.W. Raymond, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard mstockstill on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0026] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone, Block Island Wind Farm; Rhode Island Sound, RI Coast Guard, DHS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:59 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 Temporary final rule. The Coast Guard is establishing a 500-yard safety zone around each of five locations where the Block Island Wind Farm (BIWF) wind turbine generator (WTG) towers, nacelles, blades and subsea cables will be installed in the navigable waters of Rhode Island Sound, RI, from May 15 to October 31, 2016. These safety zones are intended to safeguard mariners from the hazards associated with construction of the BIWF. This regulation prohibits vessels from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within these safety zones while construction vessels and associated equipment are working on-site (i.e., within 500 yards of a WTG) at one or more of the BIWF WTG sites, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Southeastern New England or the COTP’s designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective without actual notice from May 20, 2016 through October 31, 2016. For purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from May 15, 2016 until May 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2016– 0026 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 about this rule, call or email Mr. Edward G. LeBlanc, Chief of the Waterways Management Division at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, telephone 401–435–2351, email Edward.G.LeBlanc@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Acronyms BIWF Block Island Wind Farm CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of The Port DHS Department of Homeland Security DWW Deepwater Wind FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking NTM Notice To Mariners RIDEM Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management § Section TFR Temporary Final Rule U.S.C. United States Code WTG Wind Turbine Generator [FR Doc. 2016–11870 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] AGENCY: ACTION: II. Background Information and Regulatory History On February 16, 2016, the Coast Guard published an NPRM in the Federal Register titled Safety Zone, Block Island Wind Farm; Rhode Island Sound, RI, 81 FR 7718, proposing to create BIWF safety zones effective April PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 1, 2016. There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to BIWF construction. Two comments were received requesting an extension of the initial comment period that ended on March 17, 2016. On April 4, 2016, we published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register, 81 FR 19097, opening a second comment period that closed on April 17, 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 original effective date of the safety zones created by this rule was April 1, 2016. The revised date is six weeks later, May 15, 2016. Construction and cable-laying vessels are already preparing to work in the vicinity of the BIWF. The safety of life and navigation for construction and support vessels, BIWF workers, mariners, and the boating public during construction activities in the vicinity of the BIWF in Rhode Island Sound, RI would be negatively impacted by a delay in the effective date of this TFR. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The COTP Southeastern New England has determined that potential hazards associated with construction of the BIWF from May 15 to October 31, 2016 will be a safety concern for anyone within a 500-yard radius of any of the five WTG sites when and where construction vessels are present. The purpose of this rule is to ensure safety of vessels and the navigable waters in the safety zone during this construction period. IV. Discussion of Comments, Changes, and the Rule Twelve comments were received. As noted above, the Coast Guard provided two distinct periods for the public to submit comments. The first comment period, announced in our NPRM published in the Federal Register on February 16, 2016, (81 FR 7718) was from February 16 to March 17, 2016. The second comment period, announced in our Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2016, (81 FR 19097) was from April 4–17, 2016. We received nine comments in the initial comment period. Two requested additional time to submit comments. Three comments supported the safety zones proposed in the NPRM. One comment suggested that the Coast Guard also prohibit anchoring outside the safety zone areas. Another comment E:\FR\FM\20MYR1.SGM 20MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 98 (Friday, May 20, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 31861-31862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11870]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 165

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0412]


Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port 
Zone Puget Sound

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard will enforce security zone regulations for the 
Sitcum Waterway Security Zone in Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington 
from 6 a.m. on May 17, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless 
cancelled sooner by the Captain of the Port. This action is necessary 
to help provide for the security of Department of Defense assets and 
military cargo located in those waters during that time period. Entry 
into the Sitcum Waterway security zone is prohibited unless authorized 
by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative.

DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1321 will be enforced for the

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Sitcum Waterway Security Zone from 6 a.m. on May 17, 2016 through 11:59 
p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of the 
Port.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice of enforcement, call or email CWO Jeffrey Zappen, Sector Puget 
Sound Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 206-
217-6076, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce 33 CFR 165.1321 
security regulations for the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone described in 
paragraph (c)(2) of that section from May 17, 2016, at 6 a.m. through 
11:59 p.m. on May 22, 2016, unless cancelled sooner by the Captain of 
the Port. The security zone is necessary to help provide for the 
security of Department of Defense assets and military cargo located in 
those waters during the enforcement period. Entry into the security 
zone is prohibited unless authorized under Sec.  165.1321. Vessels 
wishing to enter the security zone may request permission from the 
Captain of the Port Puget Sound or a Designated Representative as 
outlined in Sec.  165.1321.
    This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 
165.1321 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this document in the 
Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community 
with notification of this enforcement period via marine information 
broadcasts and on-scene assets, if any.
    If the COTP determines that the Sitcum Waterway Security Zone need 
not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice, a 
Broadcast Notice to Mariners will be used to grant general permission 
to enter the regulated area.

    Dated: May 16, 2016.
M.W. Raymond,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Puget Sound.
[FR Doc. 2016-11870 Filed 5-19-16; 8:45 am]
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