Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Putnam County, FL, 18414-18415 [2018-08866]

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For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Coast Guard amends 33 CFR part 110 as follows: PART 110—ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows: ■ 13:07 Apr 26, 2018 2. In § 110.197, add paragraph (a)(4) to read as follows: ■ § 110.197 Galveston Harbor, Bolivar Roads Channel, Texas. (a) * * * (4) Anchorage Area (A) East. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: Latitude 29°21′5.87″ N 29°20′53.99″ N 29°20′45.31″ N 29°20′39.16″ N Longitude 094°42′52.7″ W 094°42′7.13″ W 094°42′37.75″ W 094°42′7.81″ W and thence to the point of beginning. The coordinates are based on NAD 83. * * * * * Dated: April 23, 2018. Paul F. Thomas, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–08873 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0857] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Putnam County, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 94.5, at Satsuma, Putnam County, FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation to determine whether a permanent change from manned to remote operations is feasible. This deviation will allow the bridge to operate remotely from the CSX Railroad Bridge on the Ortega River (McGirts Creek) located at mile 1.1 on the Ortega River. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 27, 2018 through 6 a.m. September 2, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from April 23, 2018, until April 27, 2018. Comments and related materials must reach the Coast Guard on or before August 14, 2018. SUMMARY: The Coast Guard respects the First Amendment rights of protesters. Protesters are asked to contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to coordinate protest activities so that your message can be received without jeopardizing the safety or security of people, places or vessels. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Authority: 33 U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05–1; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2017–0857 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this test deviation, 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: ADDRESSES: I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis The Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, mile 94.5, in Satsuma, Putnam County, FL is a bascule bridge. It has a vertical clearance of 7 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge is currently manned and maintained in the open position. This test deviation would provide for the bridge to be remotely monitored and operated. Visual monitoring of the waterway shall be maintained with the use of cameras and the detection of vessels under the span shall be accomplished with detection sensors. Marine radio communication shall be maintained with mariners near the bridge for the safety of navigation. The remote tender may also be contacted via telephone at (386) 649– 8358. The span is normally in the fully open position and will display green lights to indicate that the span is fully open. When a train approaches, the remote tender shall monitor for vessels approaching the bridge. The remote tender shall warn approaching vessels via marine radio, channel 9 VHF of a bridge lowering. Provided the sensors do not detect a vessel under the span, the tender shall initiate the span lowering sequence, which includes the sounding of a horn and the displaying of red lights. The span will remain in the down position for a minimum of eight minutes or for the entire time the approach track circuit is occupied. After the train has cleared the bridge track circuit, the span shall open and the green lights will be displayed. This will allow vessels to pass through the bridge while taking into account the reasonable needs of other modes of transportation. 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 so that vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any E:\FR\FM\27APR1.SGM 27APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. II. Public Participation and Request for Comments We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, and will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, visit http:// www.regulations.gov/privacynotice. Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in this docket and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. Dated: April 23, 2018. Barry L. Dragon, Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES [FR Doc. 2018–08866 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:07 Apr 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0356] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Boca Raton, FL 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 Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations with advanced notice for a full bridge opening. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 27, 2018 through 7 p.m. on October 9, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 7 a.m. on April 23, 2018, until April 27, 2018. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2018–0356 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 LT Ruth Sadowitz, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305–535–4307, email ruth.a.sadowitz@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., on behalf of the bridge owner, Palm Beach County, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. The existing bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 10 feet at mean high water in the closed to navigation position and a horizontal clearance of 83 feet between the fender system. The existing bridge operating regulation is set out in 33 CFR 117.261(aa–1). Under this temporary deviation, on April 23, 2018 through SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 18415 October 9, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the bridge will operate on single-leaf openings with a 6-hour advanced notice for a full opening. During non-working hours, the bridge will operate per the normal bridge operating schedule. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is used by a variety of vessels including U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels, recreational vessels and tugs and barge traffic. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridge will not be able to provide a full opening for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route 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 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: April 23, 2018. Barry L. Dragon, Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–08867 Filed 4–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0198] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zones; Recurring Safety Zones in Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is updating its recurring safety zones regulations in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie Zone. This rule updates eighteen safety zone locations, dates, and sizes, adds three safety zones, removes two established safety zones, and reformats the regulations into an easier to read SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27APR1.SGM 27APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-08866]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0857]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; St. Johns River, Putnam County, 
FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for 
comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge 
across the St. Johns River, mile 94.5, at Satsuma, Putnam County, FL. 
This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation to 
determine whether a permanent change from manned to remote operations 
is feasible. This deviation will allow the bridge to operate remotely 
from the CSX Railroad Bridge on the Ortega River (McGirts Creek) 
located at mile 1.1 on the Ortega River.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 27, 
2018 through 6 a.m. September 2, 2018. For the purposes of enforcement, 
actual notice will be used from April 23, 2018, until April 27, 2018.
    Comments and related materials must reach the Coast Guard on or 
before August 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2017-0857 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
    See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion 
of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    The Buffalo Bluff CSX Railroad Bridge across the St. Johns River, 
mile 94.5, in Satsuma, Putnam County, FL is a bascule bridge. It has a 
vertical clearance of 7 feet at mean high water in the closed position 
and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge is currently manned 
and maintained in the open position. This test deviation would provide 
for the bridge to be remotely monitored and operated. Visual monitoring 
of the waterway shall be maintained with the use of cameras and the 
detection of vessels under the span shall be accomplished with 
detection sensors. Marine radio communication shall be maintained with 
mariners near the bridge for the safety of navigation. The remote 
tender may also be contacted via telephone at (386) 649-8358. The span 
is normally in the fully open position and will display green lights to 
indicate that the span is fully open. When a train approaches, the 
remote tender shall monitor for vessels approaching the bridge. The 
remote tender shall warn approaching vessels via marine radio, channel 
9 VHF of a bridge lowering. Provided the sensors do not detect a vessel 
under the span, the tender shall initiate the span lowering sequence, 
which includes the sounding of a horn and the displaying of red lights. 
The span will remain in the down position for a minimum of eight 
minutes or for the entire time the approach track circuit is occupied. 
After the train has cleared the bridge track circuit, the span shall 
open and the green lights will be displayed. This will allow vessels to 
pass through the bridge while taking into account the reasonable needs 
of other modes of transportation.
    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 so that vessel operators can arrange their 
transits to minimize any

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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.

II. Public Participation and Request for Comments

    We view public participation as essential to effective rulemaking, 
and will consider all comments and material received during the comment 
period. Your comment can help shape the outcome of this rulemaking. If 
you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this 
rulemaking, indicate the specific section of this document to which 
each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or 
recommendation.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, visit http://www.regulations.gov/privacynotice.
    Documents mentioned in this notice as being available in this 
docket and all public comments, will be in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that website's 
instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up 
for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a 
final rule is published.

    Dated: April 23, 2018.
Barry L. Dragon,
Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-08866 Filed 4-26-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-04-P