Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, Alabama, 46599-46600 [2016-16864]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 137 / Monday, July 18, 2016 / Rules and Regulations qualified student loan, a qualified mortgage loan, or a qualified veterans’ mortgage loan. * * * * * (j) * * * (1) In general. Except as otherwise provided, the provisions of this section apply to all allocations of proceeds of reimbursement bonds issued after June 30, 1993. * * * * * (3) Nature of expenditure. Paragraph (d)(3) of this section applies to bonds that are sold on or after October 17, 2016. John Dalrymple, Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement. Approved: June 28, 2016. Mark J. Mazur, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. [FR Doc. 2016–16558 Filed 7–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 30 CFR Parts 550 and 556 [MMAA104000] Notice of Availability of Notice to Lessees and Operators of Federal Oil and Gas, and Sulfur Leases, and Holders of Pipeline Right-of-Way and Right-of-Use and Easement Grants in the Outer Continental Shelf—Requiring Additional Security Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is announcing the availability of a guidance document entitled, ‘‘Notice to Lessees and Operators of Federal Oil and Gas, and Sulfur Leases, and Holders of Pipeline Right-of-Way and Right-of-Use and Easement Grants in the Outer Continental Shelf—Requiring Additional Security’’ (NTL No. 2016– N01). SUMMARY: This guidance document will become effective on September 12, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Sebastian, Office of Policy, Regulation and Analysis at (504) 736– 2761 or email at robert.sebastian@ boem.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Jul 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 I. Background The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issues Notices to Lessees (NTL) as guidance documents in accordance with 30 CFR 550.103 to clarify and provide more detail about certain BOEM regulatory requirements, and to outline the information to be provided in various submittals. Under that authority, NTL No. 2016–N01, Requiring Additional Security, sets forth a policy on, and an interpretation of, regulatory requirements to provide a clear and consistent approach for complying with those requirements. BOEM is issuing this NTL to clarify the procedures and criteria that BOEM Regional Directors use to determine if and when additional security, pursuant to 30 CFR 556.901(d)–(f), may be required for Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leases, pipeline rights-of-way (ROW), and rights-of-use and easement (RUE). The guidance and clarification of requirements described in this NTL apply to all BOEM regions. This NTL has also been reformatted, revised, and updated to include correct Bureau names, citations, and web addresses. This NTL supersedes and replaces NTL No. 2008–N07, Supplemental Bond Procedures. This NTL details several changes in policy that are within the scope of the existing regulations and the discretion vested in the BOEM Regional Directors. First, BOEM has determined that its previously utilized formulas for determining financial strength and reliability are outdated and no longer provide sufficient protection for liabilities incurred during OCS operations. Therefore, this NTL describes new criteria that will be used to determine the financial ability of a lessee, ROW holder, or RUE holder to carry out its obligations, and addresses the possibility of individually tailoring a plan to enable the lessee, ROW holder, or RUE holder to use one or more forms of security other than surety bonds and pledges of Treasury securities and/or to phase-in compliance with the additional security requirement pursuant to such a plan. In addition, the current selfinsurance upper limit of 50% of a lessee’s net worth is being reduced and will range from 0% to no more than 10% of a lessee’s ‘‘tangible net worth’’ as defined in the NTL. Second, this NTL discontinues two policies under NTL No. 2008–N07: (1) If BOEM determined that one or more colessees or co-owners had sufficient financial strength and reliability, it was not necessary to provide additional security; and (2) for the purpose of determining the requirement for PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 46599 additional security, BOEM excluded from its decommissioning liability calculation the full amount of the decommissioning liability on leases, ROWs, and RUEs for which there was at least one financially strong co-lessee or co-owner. Thus lessees will no longer be granted waivers from the additional security obligations, and BOEM is discontinuing the policy of considering the combined strength and reliability of co-lessees when determining a lessee’s additional security requirements. Now, when determining the amount of additional security that may be required, the Regional Director will consider whether each lessee, ROW holder, or RUE holder is capable of addressing the responsibility for 100 percent of the cost of decommissioning and other liability for every lease, ROW, and RUE in which the lessee, ROW holder, or RUE holder holds an ownership interest or for which they provide a guarantee. In order to meet all or a portion of the additional security required for any one lease, ROW, or RUE, BOEM will take into account enforceable agreements that lessees, ROW holders or RUE holders have made with their co-lessees or co-owners regarding the allocation of security obligations to such lease, ROW, or RUE. II. Electronic Access NTL No. 2016–N01 is available on BOEM’s Web site at: http:// www.boem.gov/Notices-to-Lessees-andOperators/. Authority: This document is published pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of August 7, 1953; 43 U.S.C. 1331 et seq., as amended, and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR 550.103. Date: July 12, 2016. Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2016–16846 Filed 7–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0682] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, Alabama Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 46600 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 137 / Monday, July 18, 2016 / Rules and Regulations schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation is necessary to install drive motors necessary for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two (2) three-hour periods daily, Monday through Thursday for three consecutive weeks. DATES: This deviation is effective from August 1, 2016 through August 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0682] 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 Frank, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504–671–2128, email david.m.frank@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation requested a temporary deviation in order to perform maintenance on the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation allows the bridge owner to install drive motors necessary to improve reliability and safe operation of the movable bridge. This temporary deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, August 1, 2016 through August 18, 2016. The Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that the drawbridge shall open on signal. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 18.3 feet above Bridge Reference Elevation for Navigation Clearance (BRENC), elevation 99.2 feet, in the closed-to-navigation position and 72 feet above BRENC in the open-tonavigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of tugs with tows and occasional recreational craft. The Coast Guard has coordinated this temporary deviation with the Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Association (WTWA). The WTWA representative indicated that the vessel operators will be able to schedule transits through the bridge such that operations will not significantly be hindered. Thus, it has been determined that this temporary deviation will not VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Jul 15, 2016 Jkt 238001 have a significant effect on these vessels. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time and should pass at the slowest safe speed. The bridge will 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. 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: July 12, 2016. David M. Frank, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–16864 Filed 7–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2011–1126] Security Zones; Seattle’s Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels, 2016, Puget Sound, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce Seattle’s Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels security zones from 10 a.m. on August 2, 2016, through 6 p.m. on August 8, 2016. These security zones are necessary to help ensure the security of the vessels from sabotage or other subversive acts during Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships. The designated participating vessels are: HMCS SASKATOON (MM 709) and USCGC ACTIVE (WMEC 618). During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without the permission of the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound or his designated representative. The COTP has granted general permission for vessels to enter the outer 400 yards of the security zones as long as those vessels within the outer 400 yards of the security zones operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 unless required to maintain speed by the navigation rules. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 165.1333 will be enforced from 10 a.m. on August 2, 2016 through 6 p.m. on August 8, 2016, unless canceled sooner by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representative. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice, call or email LT Kate Haseley, Sector Puget Sound Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone (206) 217–6051, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the security zones for Seattle’s Seafair Fleet Week Moving Vessels in 33 CFR 165.1333 from 10 a.m. on August 2, 2016, through 6 p.m. on August 8, 2016. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR part 165, subpart D, no person or vessel may enter or remain in the security zones without the permission of the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his designated representative. For the purposes of this rule, the following areas are security zones: All navigable waters within 500 yards of HMCS SASKATOON (MM 709) and USCGC ACTIVE (WMEC 618) while each such vessel is in the Sector Puget Sound COTP Zone. The COTP has granted general permission for vessels to enter the outer 400 yards of the security zones as long as those vessels within the outer 400 yards of the security zones operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain course unless required to maintain speed by the navigation rules. The COTP may be assisted by other federal, state or local agencies with the enforcement of the security zones. All vessel operators who desire to enter the inner 100 yards of the security zones or transit the outer 400 yards at greater than minimum speed necessary to maintain course must obtain permission from the COTP or his designated representative by contacting the on-scene patrol craft on VHF 13 or Ch 16. Requests must include the reason why movement within this area is necessary. Vessel operators granted permission to enter the security zones will be escorted by the on-scene patrol craft until they are outside of the security zones. This notice is issued under authority of 33 CFR 165.1333 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice of enforcement, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advanced notification of the security zones via the Local Notice to Mariners and marine information broadcasts on the day of the event. E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1

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[FR Doc No: 2016-16864]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0682]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Black Warrior River, Eutaw, 
Alabama

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating

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schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span 
bridge across the Black Warrior River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene 
County, Alabama. This deviation is necessary to install drive motors 
necessary for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This 
deviation allows the bridge to remain closed for two (2) three-hour 
periods daily, Monday through Thursday for three consecutive weeks.

DATES: This deviation is effective from August 1, 2016 through August 
18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0682] 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 Frank, Bridge Administration 
Branch, Coast Guard; telephone 504-671-2128, email 
david.m.frank@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Norfolk Southern Corporation requested a 
temporary deviation in order to perform maintenance on the Norfolk 
Southern Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Black Warrior 
River, mile 267.8, at Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. This deviation 
allows the bridge owner to install drive motors necessary to improve 
reliability and safe operation of the movable bridge. This temporary 
deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. 
until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. daily, Monday through 
Thursday, August 1, 2016 through August 18, 2016.
    The Norfolk Southern Railroad vertical lift span drawbridge 
currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the 
general requirement that the drawbridge shall open on signal. The 
bridge has a vertical clearance of 18.3 feet above Bridge Reference 
Elevation for Navigation Clearance (BRENC), elevation 99.2 feet, in the 
closed-to-navigation position and 72 feet above BRENC in the open-to-
navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of 
tugs with tows and occasional recreational craft. The Coast Guard has 
coordinated this temporary deviation with the Warrior-Tombigbee 
Waterway Association (WTWA). The WTWA representative indicated that the 
vessel operators will be able to schedule transits through the bridge 
such that operations will not significantly be hindered. Thus, it has 
been determined that this temporary deviation will not have a 
significant effect on these vessels.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may 
do so at any time and should pass at the slowest safe speed. The bridge 
will 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.
    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: July 12, 2016.
David M. Frank,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-16864 Filed 7-15-16; 8:45 am]
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