Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LA, 16106-16107 [2017-06455]

Download as PDF 16106 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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), both drawbridges must return to their 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: March 28, 2017. Steven M. Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–06472 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0239] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague Island, VA 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 SR 175 Bridge which carries SR 175 across the Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 3.9), at Chincoteague Island, VA. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the biennial bridge inspection. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-tonavigation position. DATES: The deviation is effective from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0239] 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. Michael Thorogood, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard; telephone 757–398–6557, email Michael.R.Thorogood@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, owner and operator of the SR 175 Bridge that carries SR 175 across the Chincoteague Channel, mile 3.5 (physically situated at mile 3.9), at mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Chincoteague Island, VA, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating schedule to facilitate the biennial bridge inspection of the bascule span for the drawbridge. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 15 feet above mean high water (MHW) in the closed position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open position. The current operating schedule is set out in 33 CFR 117.1005. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Chincoteague Channel is used by a variety of vessels including public vessels, small commercial vessels, tug and barge traffic, and recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully coordinated the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies, if at least 30 minutes notice is given, and there is no immediate alternative route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterway through our Local Notice 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: March 28, 2017. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–06448 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0183] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, LA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Morgan City Railroad Bridge across the Atchafalaya River (also known as Berwick Bay), mile 17.5 [Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.3] in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to perform maintenance needed for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows for the bridge to remain closed-tonavigation for two (2) days, 7 hours each day. DATES: This deviation is effective from 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, through 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0183] 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 Giselle MacDonald, Bridge Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671–2128, email Giselle.T.MacDonald@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF Railway requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule of the Morgan City Railroad vertical lift drawbridge across Atchafalaya River (aka Berwick Bay), mile 17.5 [GIWW (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.3] in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to lay new rails across the bridge from the east approach to the west approach. For the purpose of this deviation, the bridge will be allowed to remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017. At all other times the bridge will operate in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5. The vertical clearance of the bridge is 4 feet above mean high water (MHW), elevation 8.2 feet above MHW in the closed-to-navigation position and 73 feet above MHW in open-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, oil industry related work and crew boats, commercial fishing vessels and some recreational crafts. Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and the Morgan CityPort Allen Landside route through Amelia, LA can be used as an alternate SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Rules and Regulations route. The Coast Guard will 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 vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35, 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: March 29, 2017. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District. If you have questions on this rule call or email Lieutenant Commander John Downing, Sector Charleston Office of Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone (843) 740–3184, email John.Z.Downing@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking Pub. L. Public Law § Section U.S.C. United States Code COTP Captain of the Port II. Background Information and Regulatory History [FR Doc. 2017–06455 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0023] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, SC, during the Charleston Race Week from April 20, 2017, through April 23, 2017. Charleston Race Week is a series of sail boat races in the Charleston Harbor. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. SUMMARY: This rule is effective from April 20, 2017, through April 23, 2017 and will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those days. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0023 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 insufficient time remains to publish an NPRM and to receive public comments, as the Charleston Race Week event will occur before the rulemaking process would be completed. Because of the dangers posed by the proximity of the races to the navigable waters of the Charleston Harbor, the safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of event participants, spectators, and vessels transiting the event area. For those reasons, it would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest to publish an NPRM. For the reason discussed above, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The legal basis for this rule is the Coast Guard’s authority to establish regulated safety zones and other limited access areas is 33 U.S.C. 1231. The purpose of the rule is to ensure the safety of the event participants, the general public, vessels and the navigable waters during Charleston Race Week. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 16107 IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone on the waters of the Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week. The races are scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 20, 2017, through April 23, 2017. Approximately 250 sailboats are anticipated to participate in the races, and approximately 30 spectator vessels are expected to attend the event. Persons and vessels desiring to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone may contact the Captain of the Port Charleston by telephone at (843) 740–7050, or a designated representative via VHF radio on channel 16, to request authorization. If authorization to enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the safety zone is granted by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative, all persons and vessels receiving such authorization must comply with the instructions of the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. The Coast Guard will provide notice of the safety zone by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and onscene designated representatives. V. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders 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, the rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of Executive Order 12866 or under section 1 of Executive Order 13563. The Office of Management and E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 62 (Monday, April 3, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 16106-16107]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06455]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0183]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atchafalaya River, Morgan City, 
LA

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from drawbridge regulation.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Morgan City Railroad Bridge across 
the Atchafalaya River (also known as Berwick Bay), mile 17.5 [Gulf 
Intracoastal Waterway (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 
0.3] in Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is 
necessary to perform maintenance needed for the continued safe 
operation of the bridge. This deviation allows for the bridge to remain 
closed-to-navigation for two (2) days, 7 hours each day.

DATES: This deviation is effective from 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 
2017, through 1 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2017-0183] 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 Giselle MacDonald, Bridge 
Administration Branch, Coast Guard, telephone (504) 671-2128, email 
Giselle.T.MacDonald@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BNSF Railway requested a temporary 
deviation from the operating schedule of the Morgan City Railroad 
vertical lift drawbridge across Atchafalaya River (aka Berwick Bay), 
mile 17.5 [GIWW (Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route), mile 0.3] in 
Morgan City, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This deviation is necessary to 
lay new rails across the bridge from the east approach to the west 
approach.
    For the purpose of this deviation, the bridge will be allowed to 
remain in the closed-to-navigation position from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 
6, 2017. At all other times the bridge will operate in accordance with 
33 CFR 117.5.
    The vertical clearance of the bridge is 4 feet above mean high 
water (MHW), elevation 8.2 feet above MHW in the closed-to-navigation 
position and 73 feet above MHW in open-to-navigation position. 
Navigation on the waterway consists of tugs with tows, oil industry 
related work and crew boats, commercial fishing vessels and some 
recreational crafts.
    Vessels able to pass under the bridge in the closed position may do 
so at anytime. The bridge will be able to open for emergencies and the 
Morgan City-Port Allen Landside route through Amelia, LA can be used as 
an alternate

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route. The Coast Guard will 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 vessel operators can arrange their 
transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation.
    In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35, 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: March 29, 2017.
Eric A. Washburn,
Bridge Administrator, Eighth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-06455 Filed 3-31-17; 8:45 am]
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