Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NY, 37158 [2016-13664]

Download as PDF 37158 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0427] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NY 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 Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay, at Suffolk County, New York. This temporary deviation is necessary to facility public safety during a public event, the annual 5K Run for Literacy. DATES: This deviation is effective on September 10, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0427] 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 Ms. Judy K. Leung-Yee, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514– 4330, email judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Community Family Literacy Project, Inc. requested and Suffolk County Department of Public Works, the bridge owner concurred with this temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate a public event, the annual 5K Run for Literacy. The Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 18 feet at mean high water and 19 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.799(d). Narrow Bay is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. Under this temporary deviation, the Smith Point Bridges may remain in the closed position on Saturday September 10, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridges will not be able to open for emergencies and there are no immediate alternate routes for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:17 Jun 08, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: June 3, 2016. C.J. Bisignano, Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–13664 Filed 6–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2015–0786] RIN 1625–AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Holiday Events; Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is amending the Columbus Day Weekend regulated navigation area on Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. The proposed amended regulation extends the Biscayne Bay regulated navigation enforcement period to New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July events. It also expands the boundaries of the regulated navigation area south to Turkey Point, east to Elliott Key, west to the shoreline, and north to the Julia Tuttle Causeway. These regulations are necessary to protect the public during these events, which are periods that have historically had a significant concentration of persons and vessels on the waters of Biscayne Bay. To ensure the public’s safety, all vessels within the regulated navigation area are: Required to transit the regulated navigation area at no more than 15 knots; subject to control by the Coast Guard; and required to follow the instructions of all law enforcement vessels in the area. DATES: This rule is effective July 11, 2016. SUMMARY: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2015– 0786 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email Petty Officer Benjamin Colbert, Sector Miami Waterways Management Branch, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305–535–4317, email Benjain.R.Colbert@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Pub. L. Public Law § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History Recreational boating traffic on the waters of Biscayne Bay increases significantly during New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, and Columbus Day Weekend events. In recent years, recreational vessel speed, especially in crossing navigational channels, contributed to incidents that resulted in severe injury and death. This regulation seeks to increase public safety on the waters of Biscayne Bay during New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, and Columbus Day Weekend, holidays known for increased vessel traffic, by requiring vessels to travel at a maximum speed of 15 knots. It also subjects recreational vessels to the control by Coast Guard and local law enforcement authorities. On November 20, 2015 the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled Regulated Navigation Area; Columbus Day Weekend, New Year’s Eve Events, and Fourth of July Events; Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL (80 FR 72663). There we stated why we issued the NPRM, and invited comments on our proposed regulatory action related to this fireworks display. During the comment period that ended December 21, 2015, we received no comments. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The legal basis for this rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated navigation areas and other limited access areas: 33 U.S.C. 1231; 50 U.S.C. 191; 33 CFR 1.05–1, 6.04–1, 6.04–6, and 160.5; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. The District Seven Commander has determined that potential hazards associated with New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, and Columbus Day Weekend events pose a safety concern for anyone on the waters of Biscayne Bay. The E:\FR\FM\09JNR1.SGM 09JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0427]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Narrow Bay, Suffolk County, NY

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 Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, 
across Narrow Bay, at Suffolk County, New York. This temporary 
deviation is necessary to facility public safety during a public event, 
the annual 5K Run for Literacy.

DATES: This deviation is effective on September 10, 2016 between 9:00 
a.m. and 10 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0427] 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 Ms. Judy K. Leung-Yee, Project 
Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514-4330, email 
judy.k.leung-yee@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Community Family Literacy Project, Inc. 
requested and Suffolk County Department of Public Works, the bridge 
owner concurred with this temporary deviation from the normal operating 
schedule to facilitate a public event, the annual 5K Run for Literacy.
    The Smith Point Bridge, mile 6.1, across Narrow Bay has a vertical 
clearance in the closed position of 18 feet at mean high water and 19 
feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are 
found at 33 CFR 117.799(d).
    Narrow Bay is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of various 
sizes.
    Under this temporary deviation, the Smith Point Bridges may remain 
in the closed position on Saturday September 10, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. 
and 10 a.m.
    Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do 
so at anytime. The bridges will not be able to open for emergencies and 
there are no immediate alternate routes 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: June 3, 2016.
C.J. Bisignano,
Supervisory Bridge Management Specialist, First Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-13664 Filed 6-8-16; 8:45 am]
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