Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, CA, 56505-56506 [2016-20019]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0802] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lake Washington Ship Canal, Seattle, WA Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Montlake Bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal, mile 5.2, at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position two and a half hours before and two and a half hours after each game. The game times for three of the seven games scheduled for Husky Stadium have not yet been determined due to NCAA television scheduling. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8:30 a.m. on September 3, 2016 to 11 p.m. on November 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0802] 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 Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Washington State Department of Transportation, on behalf of the University of Washington Police Department, has requested that the Montlake Bridge bascule span remain in the closed-to-navigation position, and need not open to vessel traffic to facilitate timely movement of pre-game and post game football traffic at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The Montlake Bridge crosses the Lake Washington Ship Canal at mile 5.2; and while in the closed-to-navigation position provides 30 feet of vertical clearance throughout the navigation channel and 46 feet of vertical clearance throughout the center Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Aug 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 60-feet of the bridge. These vertical clearances are made in reference to the Mean Water Level of Lake Washington. The normal operating schedule for Montlake Bridge operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.1051(e). The deviation period will cover the following dates: from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 3, 2016; from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 10, 2016; from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on September 17, 2016; from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on September 30, 2016. The times for the closures on October 22, 2016, November 12, 2016, and November 19, 2016 will be determined, and announced in the Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners as they become available. Due to NCAA television scheduling, the times for the games are not currently available. The bridge shall operate in accordance to 33 CFR 117.1051(e) at all other times. Waterway usage on the Lake Washington Ship Canal ranges from commercial tug and barge to small pleasure craft. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-tonavigation position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridges must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the designated time period. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: August 15, 2016. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–19930 Filed 8–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0729] 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56505 Drawbridge across the Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is necessary to allow the community to participate in the FroYo Run event. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the deviation period. This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 20, 2016. DATES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2016–0729] 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: 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 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 20, 2016, to allow the community to participate in the FroYo Run event. 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 from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22AUR1.SGM 22AUR1 56506 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 162 / Monday, August 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Dated: Aug 17, 2016. D.H. Sulouff, District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2016–20019 Filed 8–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2016–0725] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival Fireworks Display; Superior Bay, Superior, WI Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in Superior Bay near Barkers Island in Superior, WI. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from specified waters in the Superior Bay during the Dragon Boat Festival Fireworks Display. This safety zone is necessary to protect spectators from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. DATES: This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. on August 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2016– 0725 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 Lieutenant Junior Grade John Mack, Waterways management, MSU Duluth, Coast Guard; telephone 218– 725–3818, email John.V.Mack@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Aug 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 doing so would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Because the event is scheduled for August 26, 2016, there is insufficient time to accommodate the comment period. Thus, delaying the effective date of this rule to wait for the comment period to run would be both impracticable and contrary to public interest because it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with the event. 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. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be contrary to public interest as it would inhibit the Coast Guard’s ability to protect spectator and vessels from the hazards associated with the event. 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 Duluth (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with fireworks displays starting at 9:00 p.m. on August 26, 2016 will be a safety concern for anyone within a 350-foot radius of the launch site. The likely combination of recreational vessels, darkness punctuated by bright flashes of light, and fireworks debris falling into the water presents risks of collisions which could result in serious injuries or fatalities. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone during the fireworks display. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 8:30 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. August 26, 2016. The safety zone will cover all navigable waters within an area bounded by a circle with a 350-foot radius of the fireworks display launching site located in Superior, WI at coordinates 46°43′28″ N, 092°03′47″ W. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters during the fireworks display. No PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining permission from the COTP or a designated representative. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive order related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders, and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, it has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-year of the safety zone. Vessel traffic will be able to safely transit around this safety zone which will impact a small designated area of Superior Bay in Superior, WI for 2 hours and during a time of year when commercial vessel traffic is normally low. Moreover, the Coast Guard will issue Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone and the rule allows vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the safety zone may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section V.A above, this rule will not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. E:\FR\FM\22AUR1.SGM 22AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 162 (Monday, August 22, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 56505-56506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20019]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0729]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Sacramento River, Sacramento, 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 Tower Drawbridge across the 
Sacramento River, mile 59.0, at Sacramento, CA. The deviation is 
necessary to allow the community to participate in the FroYo Run event. 
This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation 
position during the deviation period.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 
20, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2016-0729] 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: 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 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on August 20, 2016, to allow the community to 
participate in the FroYo Run event. 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 from the operating 
regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.


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    Dated: Aug 17, 2016.
D.H. Sulouff,
District Bridge Chief, Eleventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2016-20019 Filed 8-19-16; 8:45 am]
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