Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis Creek Channel, Chincoteague, VA, 35094-35095 [2017-15920]

Download as PDF 35094 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412–221–0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation for the annual EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta listed in 33 CFR 100.801, Table 1, line 20, from August 4, 2017 through August 6, 2017. Entry into the regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the area must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.801 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts. Dated: July 20, 2017. L. McClain, Jr., Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh. [FR Doc. 2017–15924 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0592] Special Local Regulations; Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, Ohio River Miles 90.4–91.5 Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: July 20, 2017. L. McClain, Jr., Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh. [FR Doc. 2017–15923 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation during the Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta on the Ohio River miles 90.4 to 91.5, for all navigable waters of the river. This regulation is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with the Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting, or anchoring in the regulated area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, SUMMARY: unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.801, Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley, No. 28 will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., each day from September 2, 2017 through September 3, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email MST1 Jennifer Haggins, Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 412–221–0807, email Jennifer.L.Haggins@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta in 33 CFR 100.801, Table 1 Sector Ohio Valley, No. 28 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day from September 2, 2017 through September 3, 2017. Entry into the regulated area is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh (COTP) or a designated representative. Persons or vessels desiring to enter into or pass through the area must request permission from the COTP or a designated representative. If permission is granted, all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or designated representative. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.801 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). In addition to this notice in the Federal Register, the Coast Guard will provide the maritime community with advance notification of this enforcement period via Local Notice to Mariners and updates via Marine Information Broadcasts. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0485] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis Creek Channel, Chincoteague, VA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 175 Bridge, mile 0.0 across the Lewis Creek Channel, at Chincoteague, VA. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate bridge maintenance work. DATES: The deviation is effective from Noon, on September 20, 2017, through 6 p.m. on September 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2017–0485] 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. Martin Bridges, Bridge Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757–398–6422, email Martin.A.Bridges@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, who owns and operates the SR 175 Bridge, mile 0.0 across the Lewis Creek Channel, at Chincoteague, VA, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.5, to perform maintenance on the movable span. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed-tonavigation position from Noon on September 20, 2017, through 6 p.m. on September 21, 2017. The bridge is a bascule span drawbridge with a vertical clearance of 15 feet above mean high water in the closed-to-navigation position and unlimited vertical clearance in the open position. The Lewis Creek Channel is used by recreational vessels. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic on the waterway in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position while maintenance is being performed. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. II. Background Information and Regulatory History Dated: July 24, 2017. Hal R. Pitts, Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2017–15920 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0733] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Commencement Bay, Tacoma, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters on the south west side of Commencement Bay. The safety zone is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment from potential hazards created by vessels navigating at high speed with skiers in tow. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Puget Sound. DATES: This rule is effective from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on July 28, 2017. ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2017– 0733 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 Petty Officer Zachary Spence, Sector Puget Sound, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone (206) 217–6051, email SectorPugetSound@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 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 publishing an NPRM would be impracticable as delayed promulgation may result in injury or damage to persons and vessels in the vicinity of Commencement Bay, WA prior to the conclusion of a notice and comment period. 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. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable because the safety hazards associated with vessels operating at high rates of speed with skiers in tow will occur on July 28, 2017, and this rule must be effective to protect against those hazards. 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 Puget Sound (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with vessels operating at high speed with skiers in tow starting July 28, 2017 will be a safety concern for anyone within the practice area. This rule is needed to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in the navigable waters within the safety zone while the practice runs are ongoing. On July 21, 2017 Sector Puget Sound received notice of the request for a safety zone from the event organizer. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a safety zone from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on July 28, 2017. The safety zone will cover certain navigable waters within Commencement Bay where the practice runs are taking place. The duration of the zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment in these navigable waters while the practice runs are being conducted. No vessel or person will be PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35095 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 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 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This rule has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, this rule has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. This regulatory action determination is based on the limited nature of the size, location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. Vessel traffic will be able to safely transit around this safety zone which would impact a small area of Commencement Bay for less than 5 hours during the afternoon. Moreover the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariner via VHF– FM marine channel 16 about the zone, and the rule would allow 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\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35094-35095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15920]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0485]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Lewis Creek Channel, 
Chincoteague, VA

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 SR 175 Bridge, mile 0.0 across the 
Lewis Creek Channel, at Chincoteague, VA. This deviation allows the 
bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate 
bridge maintenance work.

DATES: The deviation is effective from Noon, on September 20, 2017, 
through 6 p.m. on September 21, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG-2017-0485] 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. Martin Bridges, Bridge 
Administration Branch Fifth District, Coast Guard, telephone 757-398-
6422, email Martin.A.Bridges@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Virginia Department of Transportation, 
who owns and operates the SR 175 Bridge, mile 0.0 across the Lewis 
Creek Channel, at Chincoteague, VA, has requested a temporary deviation 
from the current operating regulation set out in 33 CFR 117.5, to 
perform maintenance on the movable span.
    Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the 
closed-to-navigation position from Noon on September 20, 2017, through 
6 p.m. on September 21, 2017. The bridge is a bascule span drawbridge 
with a vertical clearance of 15 feet above mean high water in the 
closed-to-navigation position and unlimited vertical clearance in the 
open position.
    The Lewis Creek Channel is used by recreational vessels. The Coast 
Guard has carefully considered the nature and volume of vessel traffic 
on the waterway in publishing this temporary deviation.
    Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation 
position may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for 
emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels 
unable to pass through the bridge in the closed position while 
maintenance is being performed. 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

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end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation 
from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35.

    Dated: July 24, 2017.
Hal R. Pitts,
Bridge Program Manager, Fifth Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2017-15920 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
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