Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, FL, 29438-29439 [2018-13498]

Download as PDF 29438 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 122 / Monday, June 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations publicly available in ADAMS under Accession No. ML18115A298. As noted in 83 FR 20858 (May 8, 2018), this document is being published in the Rules section of the Federal Register to comply with publication requirements under 1 CFR chapter I. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of June 2018. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Tekia Govan, Project Manager, ROP Support and Generic Communication Branch, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 2018–13570 Filed 6–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2018–0594] Special Local Regulation; Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race, Lake Washington, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race Special Local Regulation on Lake Washington, WA from 8 a.m. on July 31, 2018, through 8 p.m. on August 6, 2018, during hydroplane race times. This action is necessary to ensure public safety from the inherent dangers associated with high-speed races while allowing access for rescue personnel in the event of an emergency. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel will be allowed to enter the regulated area without the permission of the Captain of the Port, on-scene Patrol Commander or her Designated Representative. DATES: The regulations in 33 CFR 100.1301 will be enforced from 8 a.m. on July 31, 2018, through 8 p.m. on August 6, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, 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: The Coast Guard will enforce Seattle Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Race special local regulations in 33 CFR 100.1301 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Jun 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 from 8 a.m. on July 31, 2018, through 8 p.m. on August 6, 2018. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.1301, the Coast Guard will restrict general navigation in the following area: All waters of Lake Washington bounded by the Interstate 90 (Mercer Island/ Lacey V. Murrow) Bridge, the western shore of Lake Washington, and the east/ west line drawn tangent to Bailey Peninsula and along the shoreline of Mercer Island. The regulated area has been divided into two zones. The zones are separated by a line perpendicular from the I–90 Bridge to the northwest corner of the East log boom and a line extending from the southeast corner of the East log boom to the southeast corner of the hydroplane race course and then to the northerly tip of Ohlers Island in Andrews Bay. The western zone is designated Zone I, the eastern zone, Zone II. (Refer to NOAA Chart 18447). The Coast Guard will maintain a patrol consisting of Coast Guard vessels, assisted by Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels, in Zone II. The Coast Guard patrol of this area is under the direction of the Coast Guard Patrol Commander (the ‘‘Patrol Commander’’). The Patrol Commander is empowered to control the movement of vessels on the racecourse and in the adjoining waters during the periods this regulation is subject to enforcement. The Patrol Commander may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Only vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander may be allowed to enter Zone I during the hours this regulation is in effect. Vessels in the vicinity of Zone I shall maneuver and anchor as directed by the Patrol Commander. During the times in which the regulation is subject to enforcement, the following rules shall apply: (1) Swimming, wading, or otherwise entering the water in Zone I by any person is prohibited while hydroplane boats are on the racecourse. At other times in Zone I, any person entering the water from the shoreline shall remain west of the swim line, denoted by buoys, and any person entering the water from the log boom shall remain within 10 feet of the log boom. (2) Any person swimming or otherwise entering the water in Zone II shall remain within 10 feet of a vessel. (3) Rafting to a log boom will be limited to groups of three vessels. (4) Up to six vessels may raft together in Zone II if none of the vessels are secured to a log boom. Only vessels authorized by the Patrol Commander, other law enforcement agencies or event PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 sponsors shall be permitted to tow other watercraft or inflatable devices. (5) Vessels proceeding in either Zone I or Zone II during the hours this regulation is in effect shall do so only at speeds which will create minimum wake, 7 miles per hour or less. This maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (6) Upon completion of the daily racing activities, all vessels leaving either Zone I or Zone II shall proceed at speeds of 7 miles per hour or less. The maximum speed may be reduced at the discretion of the Patrol Commander. (7) A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the areas under the direction of the Patrol Commander shall serve as signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel; failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. The Captain of the Port may be assisted by other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.1301 and 5 U.S.C. 552(a). If the Captain of the Port determines that the regulated area need not be enforced for the full duration stated in this notice of enforcement, he or she may use a Broadcast Notice to Mariners to grant general permission to enter the regulated area. Dated: June 19, 2018. M.M. Balding, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Acting Captain of the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc. 2018–13520 Filed 6–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0273] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of temporary deviation from regulations; request for comments, extension. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A) Bridge, mile 1021.8, the Royal Park (SR 704) Bridge, mile 1022.6, and the Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, mile 1024.7, across the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNR1.SGM 25JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 122 / Monday, June 25, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, at West Palm Beach, Florida. This deviation will extend the test to change the drawbridge operation schedules to determine whether permanent changes to the schedules are needed. This deviation allows the Flagler Memorial, Royal Park and Southern Boulevard Bridges to operate on alternative schedules when the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service visit Mar-a-Lago. This deviation is necessary to accommodate the increase in vehicular traffic when the presidential motorcade is in transit. DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from June 25, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. on August 29, 2018. For purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 2018, until June 25, 2018. Comments and relate material must reach the Coast Guard on or before July 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2017–0273 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. If you have questions on this test deviation, call or email CWO Robert Wooten, Coast Guard Sector Miami, FL, Waterways Management Division, telephone 305–535–4311, email Robert.A.Wooten@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis On August 17, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation with request for comments in the Federal Register (82 FR 39019) to test proposed changes. Three comments were received, which were in favor of the regulation changes. Due to delays in processing this proposed regulatory change, on March 6, 2018, the Coast Guard published a notice of deviation from regulations with request for comments extension in the Federal Register (82 FR 9431) to allow for additional time for the public to comment. Two comments were received; one in favor of the regulation change and one was not relevant to the regulation. On May 21, 2018, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, FL VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Jun 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 in the Federal Register (83 FR 23398). The submission deadline for public comments related to that proposed rule is July 5, 2018. Due to unanticipated delays in processing this regulatory change, the Coast Guard finds it necessary to extend the test deviation to allow additional time for public comment. The changes to the operating schedules proposed in this deviation will coincide with the establishment of the Presidential Security Zone (82 FR 17295). When the President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service visit Mar-a-Lago, drawbridge openings have caused traffic backups in the West Palm Beach area. The increase in traffic congestion occurs when the presidential motorcade is in transit, which closes the Southern Boulevard Bridge to vehicle and vessel traffic. This action requires through traffic to use the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park Bridges. The Mayor of Palm Beach has asked the Coast Guard and the bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation, to test a change to the operating regulations of those bridges. During this temporary deviation, the Flagler Memorial Bridge is allowed to remain closed to navigation from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the exception of a once an hour opening at 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., weekdays only, if vessels are requesting an opening. The Royal Park Bridge is allowed to remain closed to navigation from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the exception of a once an hour opening at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., weekdays only, if vessels are requesting an opening. At all other times the bridges will operate per their normal schedules, published in 33 CFR 117.261(u) and (v), respectively. The operating schedule of the Southern Boulevard Bridge, which is closest to Mar-a-Lago, will be allowed to remain closed to navigation whenever the presidential motorcade is in transit. At all other times the bridge shall open on the quarter and three-quarter hour, or as directed by the on-scene designated representative. This test deviation will have an impact on marine traffic while alleviating some vehicle traffic backups. Tugs with tows are not exempt from this regulation. Vessels able to pass through the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park Bridges in the closed position may do so at any time. The bridges will be able to open for emergencies. The Southern Boulevard Bridge will be under the control of the on-scene designated representative. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 29439 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 drawbridges must return to their regular operating schedules 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: June 18, 2018. Barry L. Dragon, Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. 2018–13498 Filed 6–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P E:\FR\FM\25JNR1.SGM 25JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

33 CFR Part 117

[Docket No. USCG-2017-0273]


Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, 
West Palm Beach, FL

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

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

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the 
operating schedule that governs the Flagler Memorial (SR A1A) Bridge, 
mile 1021.8, the Royal Park (SR 704) Bridge, mile 1022.6, and the 
Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) Bridge, mile 1024.7, across the

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Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, at West Palm Beach, Florida. This 
deviation will extend the test to change the drawbridge operation 
schedules to determine whether permanent changes to the schedules are 
needed. This deviation allows the Flagler Memorial, Royal Park and 
Southern Boulevard Bridges to operate on alternative schedules when the 
President of the United States, members of the First Family, or other 
persons under the protection of the Secret Service visit Mar-a-Lago. 
This deviation is necessary to accommodate the increase in vehicular 
traffic when the presidential motorcade is in transit.

DATES: This deviation is effective without actual notice from June 25, 
2018 through 11:59 p.m. on August 29, 2018. For purposes of 
enforcement, actual notice will be used from 12:01 a.m. on June 1, 
2018, until June 25, 2018.
    Comments and relate material must reach the Coast Guard on or 
before July 25, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2017-0273 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 CWO Robert Wooten, Coast Guard Sector Miami, 
FL, Waterways Management Division, telephone 305-535-4311, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis

    On August 17, 2017, the Coast Guard published a notice of deviation 
from drawbridge regulation with request for comments in the Federal 
Register (82 FR 39019) to test proposed changes. Three comments were 
received, which were in favor of the regulation changes. Due to delays 
in processing this proposed regulatory change, on March 6, 2018, the 
Coast Guard published a notice of deviation from regulations with 
request for comments extension in the Federal Register (82 FR 9431) to 
allow for additional time for the public to comment. Two comments were 
received; one in favor of the regulation change and one was not 
relevant to the regulation. On May 21, 2018, the Coast Guard published 
a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Drawbridge Operation 
Regulation; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, FL in the 
Federal Register (83 FR 23398). The submission deadline for public 
comments related to that proposed rule is July 5, 2018. Due to 
unanticipated delays in processing this regulatory change, the Coast 
Guard finds it necessary to extend the test deviation to allow 
additional time for public comment. The changes to the operating 
schedules proposed in this deviation will coincide with the 
establishment of the Presidential Security Zone (82 FR 17295).
    When the President of the United States, members of the First 
Family, or other persons under the protection of the Secret Service 
visit Mar-a-Lago, drawbridge openings have caused traffic backups in 
the West Palm Beach area. The increase in traffic congestion occurs 
when the presidential motorcade is in transit, which closes the 
Southern Boulevard Bridge to vehicle and vessel traffic. This action 
requires through traffic to use the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park 
Bridges. The Mayor of Palm Beach has asked the Coast Guard and the 
bridge owner, Florida Department of Transportation, to test a change to 
the operating regulations of those bridges.
    During this temporary deviation, the Flagler Memorial Bridge is 
allowed to remain closed to navigation from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with 
the exception of a once an hour opening at 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:15 
p.m. and 5:15 p.m., weekdays only, if vessels are requesting an 
opening. The Royal Park Bridge is allowed to remain closed to 
navigation from 2:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the exception of a once an 
hour opening at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., weekdays 
only, if vessels are requesting an opening. At all other times the 
bridges will operate per their normal schedules, published in 33 CFR 
117.261(u) and (v), respectively.
    The operating schedule of the Southern Boulevard Bridge, which is 
closest to Mar-a-Lago, will be allowed to remain closed to navigation 
whenever the presidential motorcade is in transit. At all other times 
the bridge shall open on the quarter and three-quarter hour, or as 
directed by the on-scene designated representative.
    This test deviation will have an impact on marine traffic while 
alleviating some vehicle traffic backups. Tugs with tows are not exempt 
from this regulation. Vessels able to pass through the Flagler Memorial 
and Royal Park Bridges in the closed position may do so at any time. 
The bridges will be able to open for emergencies. The Southern 
Boulevard Bridge will be under the control of the on-scene designated 
representative.
    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 drawbridges must return to 
their regular operating schedules 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: June 18, 2018.
Barry L. Dragon,
Director, Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District.
[FR Doc. 2018-13498 Filed 6-22-18; 8:45 am]
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