Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, FL, 49550 [2017-23321]

Download as PDF 49550 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Proposed Rules language ‘‘On page 1636, ’’ is corrected to read ‘‘On page 1646, ’’. Background Information and Regulatory History Martin V. Franks, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration). On March 15, 2017, the Coast Guard published an ANPRM entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, FL’’ in the Federal Register (82 FR 13785). The advance notice of proposed rulemaking sought comments and information concerning a request from the City of St. Augustine to change the operating schedule for the Bridge of Lions across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, Florida amending the twice an hour operating schedule to a 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. period. The City of St. Augustine was concerned that vehicle traffic was becoming exponentially worse with each passing season and that the current operating schedule was contributing to vehicle traffic backups. [FR Doc. 2017–22815 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2016–0723] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, FL Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. The Coast Guard is withdrawing its advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the Bridge of Lions (SR A1A) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 777.9, at St. Augustine, Florida. The City of St. Augustine proposed to modify the bridge operating schedule to alleviate vehicle traffic congestion. However, the Coast Guard has determined it would be inappropriate to move forward with a notice of proposed rulemaking. The Coast Guard believes placing additional restrictions to the bridge would add additional hazards to mariners and effect the safe navigation of vessels awaiting bridge openings. DATES: The notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 15, 2017 (82 FR 13785), is withdrawn on October 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this document, USCG–2016–0723 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 document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this document, call or email LT Allan Storm, Sector Jacksonville, Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 904–714–7616, email Allan.H.Storm@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Coast Guard received 386 comments, of those, 62 comments were duplicate entries, 204 comments were in favor for the requested change and 120 were against the requested change. The comments in favor of the change generally felt the additional restrictions to the bridge would help alleviate vehicular traffic on or around the bridge and the surrounding area. For the comments that opposed the change, by and large, the main concern was safety of mariners due to strong tidal currents and the high level of vessel activities occurring in the waters near the bridge. Strong currents, the close proximity of mooring fields and marinas would hamper the ability to ‘‘keep on station’’ while waiting for a bridge opening. Also, sailing vessels waiting for bridge opening would be required to be moving constantly all the while avoiding other waiting vessel traffic. The requested change to the operating schedule would extend the twice an hour draw opening schedule by an additional three hours into the evening. Concern was expressed by having to wait for an opening in darkness, stating this would cause additional hazards due to vessels already underway, traffic lights against the city and vehicular lights adjacent to the waterway. The Coast Guard acknowledges all of the above safety concerns, and for that reason, we find that any benefits of the possible additional restrictions to the Bridge of Lions do not outweigh the additional hazards to vessels and mariners transiting the area around the bridge. The current regulation as written in 33 CFR 117.261(d) will remain in effect. PO 00000 Frm 00010 [FR Doc. 2017–23321 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office 37 CFR Part 201 [Docket No. 2017–10] Exemptions To Permit Circumvention of Access Controls on Copyrighted Works U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The United States Copyright Office (‘‘Copyright Office’’ or ‘‘Office’’) is conducting the seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘‘DMCA’’), concerning possible temporary exemptions to the DMCA’s prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. In this proceeding, the Copyright Office has established a new, streamlined procedure for the renewal of exemptions that were granted during the sixth triennial rulemaking. It is also considering petitions for new exemptions to engage in activities not currently permitted by existing exemptions. On June 30, 2017, the Office published a Notice of Inquiry requesting petitions to renew existing exemptions and comments in response to those petitions, as well as petitions for new exemptions to engage in activities not currently permitted by existing exemptions. The Office has carefully considered the comments received in response to that Notice. With this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (‘‘NPRM’’), the Office intends to recommend each of the existing exemptions for readoption. This NPRM also initiates three rounds of public comment on the newly-proposed exemptions. Interested parties are invited to make full legal and evidentiary submissions in support of or in opposition to the proposed exemptions, in accordance with the requirements set forth below. DATES: Initial written comments (including documentary evidence) and multimedia evidence from proponents and other members of the public who support the adoption of a proposed exemption, as well as parties that SUMMARY: Withdrawal AGENCY: Dated: October 5, 2017. Peter J. Brown, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District. Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\26OCP1.SGM 26OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 206 (Thursday, October 26, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 49550]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23321]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0723]
RIN 1625-AA09


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
St. Augustine, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is withdrawing its advance notice of proposed 
rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the Bridge of Lions (SR A1A) across the 
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 777.9, at St. Augustine, Florida. 
The City of St. Augustine proposed to modify the bridge operating 
schedule to alleviate vehicle traffic congestion. However, the Coast 
Guard has determined it would be inappropriate to move forward with a 
notice of proposed rulemaking. The Coast Guard believes placing 
additional restrictions to the bridge would add additional hazards to 
mariners and effect the safe navigation of vessels awaiting bridge 
openings.

DATES: The notice of proposed rulemaking published on March 15, 2017 
(82 FR 13785), is withdrawn on October 26, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The docket for this document, USCG-2016-0723 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 document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
document, call or email LT Allan Storm, Sector Jacksonville, Waterways 
Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 904-714-7616, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background Information and Regulatory History

    On March 15, 2017, the Coast Guard published an ANPRM entitled 
``Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. 
Augustine, FL'' in the Federal Register (82 FR 13785). The advance 
notice of proposed rulemaking sought comments and information 
concerning a request from the City of St. Augustine to change the 
operating schedule for the Bridge of Lions across the Atlantic 
Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, Florida amending the twice an 
hour operating schedule to a 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. period. The City of St. 
Augustine was concerned that vehicle traffic was becoming exponentially 
worse with each passing season and that the current operating schedule 
was contributing to vehicle traffic backups.

Withdrawal

    The Coast Guard received 386 comments, of those, 62 comments were 
duplicate entries, 204 comments were in favor for the requested change 
and 120 were against the requested change. The comments in favor of the 
change generally felt the additional restrictions to the bridge would 
help alleviate vehicular traffic on or around the bridge and the 
surrounding area. For the comments that opposed the change, by and 
large, the main concern was safety of mariners due to strong tidal 
currents and the high level of vessel activities occurring in the 
waters near the bridge. Strong currents, the close proximity of mooring 
fields and marinas would hamper the ability to ``keep on station'' 
while waiting for a bridge opening. Also, sailing vessels waiting for 
bridge opening would be required to be moving constantly all the while 
avoiding other waiting vessel traffic. The requested change to the 
operating schedule would extend the twice an hour draw opening schedule 
by an additional three hours into the evening. Concern was expressed by 
having to wait for an opening in darkness, stating this would cause 
additional hazards due to vessels already underway, traffic lights 
against the city and vehicular lights adjacent to the waterway. The 
Coast Guard acknowledges all of the above safety concerns, and for that 
reason, we find that any benefits of the possible additional 
restrictions to the Bridge of Lions do not outweigh the additional 
hazards to vessels and mariners transiting the area around the bridge. 
The current regulation as written in 33 CFR 117.261(d) will remain in 
effect.

    Dated: October 5, 2017.
Peter J. Brown,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Seventh Coast Guard 
District.
[FR Doc. 2017-23321 Filed 10-25-17; 8:45 am]
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